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Brian Mazurowski
April 09, 2017 - 2:32 am
By: Brian Mazurowski (On Twitter @BMaz1 ) Buffalo, NY – It had been a long time coming. For the first time in over 20 years, the UFC held an event in Buffalo. It came after years of political wrangling (read: corruption) in Albany prevented any legitimate MMA organization from holding an event...
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Tim Wenger
April 08, 2017 - 2:55 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - After Mother Nature put the damper on the Buffalo Bisons opening week with torrential rains and then snow, the sun was shining over Coca Cola Field Saturday as the Herd opened their 2017 season. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown had the honor of throwing out the first pitch and told...
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April 08, 2017 - 7:50 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Pearl Gonzalez's fight at UFC 210 almost didn't happen. Gonzalez's bout was temporarily in limbo Friday because of a New York state fight rule that bans fighters from competing with breast implants. The rule states, "Due to the concern over rupture, boxers who have breast...
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Brian Mazurowski
April 07, 2017 - 10:57 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Saturday night's main event for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship may be the most anticipated fight of 2017 thus far. Champion Daniel Cormier, for a variety of reasons, hasn't defended his belt in nearly a year and a half. This Saturday at KeyBank Center he takes on...
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Brian Mazurowski
April 06, 2017 - 10:37 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Even while winning a state championship while wrestling in High School and a MAC Championship at the University at Buffalo Desmond Green had his eyes set on this weekend. "It's been my dream for so long, so long," Green said. "Since I was 16." Green will make his UFC debut this...
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Tim Wenger
April 05, 2017 - 9:51 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has spent the past three days in a Buffalo hospital undergoing a battery of tests to determine an undisclosed illness that has sidelined him for more than a week. A person with direct knowledge of Okposo's status confirmed to WGR and The...
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April 05, 2017 - 7:41 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP-John Wawrow) — Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly calls it "pathetic" that his under-achieving Buffalo team will miss the playoffs for a sixth consecutive year. "We're not a very good hockey team. We've let a lot of things go that we normally shouldn't," O'Reilly said during a six-...
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Tom Puckett
April 05, 2017 - 2:49 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) With rain forecast Thursday, and snow Friday, the Buffalo Bisons are postponing Opening Day until Saturday afternoon. “It’s never an easy decision to postpone Opening Day, but the consistent forecast for an extended period of substantial rain and snow prevents us from...
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Tom Puckett
April 05, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Tonight marks the end of the Buffalo Sabres home season, and one that will end ultimately without a playoff berth this weekend. "I think it's been disappointing," says WGR SportsRadio 550 Sabres beat reporter Paul Hamilton. "They were supposed to challenge for the playoffs and...
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Mike Baggerman
April 04, 2017 - 5:31 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - University of Buffalo alum and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was disappointed over the university’s decision to eliminate four sports programs on Monday morning. The four sports programs cut were men’s baseball, men’s soccer, men’s swimming and diving, and women’s...
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