Lockport's Enoch Adonai is set to try his hands at bare knuckle boxing.

Bill Moore set the bar when it comes to paying homage to one's father.

It’s difficult to fathom now, after all the wins and championships and Halls of Fame. But there was a time, as a young girl newly arrived in Niagara Falls, when Tara VanDerveer told her parents she was finished with basketball. She said she was too old.

The Buffalo Bisons announced Friday that they will open the 2021 season in Trenton, New Jersey while Sahlen Field undergoes a handful of upgrades in anticipation of the Toronto Blue Jays bringing MLB games back to the Queen City this summer.

While kids and coaches await the start of the high school wrestling season on May 3, locals found a way back to the mat in the meantime.

BUFFALO — With a revised stadium feasibility study in hand, the Buffalo Bills are preparing to open discussions with state and local governments to determine whether to renovate the current facility or build a new home either near the existing suburban site or downtown.

Dan Graney’s 18-hole round of 65 at the newly constructed Niagara County Golf Course in 1964 will live on forever.

The 62nd Men's Porter Cup will be held July 21-24 at Niagara Falls Country Club, the tournament's executive committee announced last Thursday.

Niagara Falls native Mikiah Kreps will be making her 2021 debut when she faces fellow unbeaten fighter Alex Love on April 23 in an eight-round bantamweight bout at a to-be-determined venue in Tampa, Florida.

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What a season it's been for Lewiston-Porter boys swimming. And we all know it nearly ended before it began.

Sharpening their claws over a yearlong pause, the Thunderwolves are hungry to get back in the game and embark on their long-awaited title hunt.

Niagara University men's basketball is set to play its final two regular season Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games at noon today and Saturday against Battle of the Bridge rival Canisius at the Gallagher Center.

TORONTO — The Blue Jays expect to split the home portion of this year's regular-schedule among their spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida, their Triple-A ballpark Sahlen Field in Buffalo and the Rogers Center in Toronto.

To be a champion, one must have Champion Conduct.

Of course, it was a tough decision. Roddy Gayle Jr. says he likely would have stayed home in Niagara Falls if not for the COVID-19 pandemic. He had already committed to Ohio State. People had told him he had nothing to prove by going away to prep school.

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has reorganized its minor leagues in a 120-team regional alignment.

LAKE PLACID — The clock struck midnight all too soon on the National Women's Hockey League.

A new era has come about in the sports world and it's starting with a more inclusive culture.

The National Lacrosse League, home of the Buffalo Bandits, announced Wednesday that it will not move forward with its planned abbreviated season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

LEWISTON — It may not have been in traditional fashion, but Sam Bailey got the homecoming she desired.

Niagara University women's basketball knocked off some rust in an overtime loss Friday. But Saturday seemed to show a bit of the squad's youth.

Chaos is a ladder, a very famous television character once said, and the Niagara Power are taking a step up.

Ransomville Speedway is filling its slate for this summer, including a promotion never before seen at the Big R.

Grace Fredricks did a triple take then couldn't help but laugh when she saw the photo of former Buffalo Sabre coach Lindy Ruff wearing a Bills mask.

All-Western New Yorkers and 1,000-point scorers. League, sectional and state champions. Division I prospects and college-bound players. And one huge what-if.

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Former University at Buffalo standout and Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyree Jackson signed a futures deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Michigan native will be switching to the tight end position, as this looks to be an intriguing move for…

Ransomville Speedway is ready to roar back to life in 2021, and speedway management unveiled a jam-packed schedule for the upcoming season featuring 23 events.

Like most basketball fans growing up in Western New York during the 1960s, Niagara Falls native and Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer followed the exploits of the Little 3, taking in Niagara's Calvin Murphy and Bob Lanier of St. Bonaventure.

As an avid basketball fan, I’m glad for the return of the NBA regular season and the slate of five televised games on Christmas Day. My wife, who asked if there’s a single day when sports aren’t on, does not share my enthusiasm.

The Buffalo Bulls have ran for more yards and touchdowns per outing than any other college football team this year, but few scoring plays have exhilarated players and coaches quite like the one that came in the closing minutes of the regular season finale at UB Stadium.

STOCKTON, Calif. — Tara VanDerveer made history, and then took a moment to tell her Stanford players what they mean to her.

STANFORD, Calif. — Tara VanDerveer and Tennessee's Pat Summitt planned home-and-home series whenever their schedules allowed, two power programs in opposite regions of the country ready to test their teams against a fellow great. Ready to challenge themselves as coaches, too.

Lewiston native Billy Quarantillo will take part in his third bout in mixed martial arts' top promotion tonight at UFC 256 in Las Vegas.

The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame has filled an open Board of Directors seat with 2017 inductee Mark Gabriele, it announced this week.

LOCKPORT — The Niagara Frontier League's best-kept secret may just be its best team.

Fight fans who are following the career of Niagara Falls native Mikiah Kreps likely won’t have to wait long to see her in a title fight, if she and her team have their druthers.

LEWISTON — When it comes to boys cross country in the Niagara Frontier League, the Lockport Lions' success is off the charts. Since 2002, the Lions have either won or shared the NFL title 15 times.

Niagara Falls native Mikiah Kreps’ pro debut proved two things:

The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 30th anniversary class virtually, broadcasting one-hour shows each of the next four Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. on WGR 550.

Winter's coming, but for some that won't bring them a season.

Stu Pederson was excited to coach the Niagara Power this summer, before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the New York Collegiate Baseball League season.

WILLIAMSVILLE — As Grand Island's Kiersten Brown said it herself, Saturday just wasn't her best day.

When Babe Ruth was a young, 19-year-old breaking into baseball in 1914, the first game he pitched as a professional was against the Buffalo Bisons in in Baltimore. Pitching for the Orioles, Ruth shut out the Bisons on that day, 6-0.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association and its executive committee held their quarterly meeting Wednesday in Saratoga Springs, as the organization voted on several proposals, including the LECOM Harborcenter being selected to host the boys ice hockey championships for 2022-24.

LOCKPORT — As quickly as the Niagara-Orleans League golf season came, it has already concluded.

Buffalo was already set to host first- and second-round games in the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Niagara Falls native Mikiah Kreps, after an accomplished amateur career which included a bronze medal at the 2019 AIBA World Women’s Boxing Championships, is slated to make her pro debut Oct. 30 in Tijuana, Mexico, according to Kreps and her management team.

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