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.

SANBORN — Niagara Wheatfield boys soccer team got to unveil its new turf field in style.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays won a postseason series for the first time in 12 years, overpowering the young Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Wednesday to finish a two-game sweep of their AL wild-card matchup.

A Lewiston resident is aiding the effort to bring a new special needs hockey team to Western New York.

In April of 1989, I came to Buffalo to be a sports columnist at The News, straight from the national NBA beat at Newsday. Two months later, Clifford Robinson — he was just “Cliff" in those days — was drafted in the second round by the Portland Trail Blazers.

MIAMI (AP) — Starling Marte celebrated his Miami debut with a tie-breaking homer in the eighth inning, helping the Marlins top the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Tuesday night.

BUFFALO — José Iglesias and Bryan Holaday had RBI doubles in the 11th inning for Baltimore, and Iglesias threw out the potential tying run at home plate as the Orioles salvaged a 4-3 win against the Toronto Blue Jays to break a five-game losing streak.

As the calendar turns to September, the high school fall sports picture gets clearer.

BUFFALO — I’m not sure when, or if, I’ll see another Major League Baseball game in Buffalo, but I can tell you this: The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles gave me the thrill of a lifetime Sunday afternoon. The Blue Jays, our local team now, beat the Orioles 6-5 on a two-out, bases-load…

Cliff Robinson, an early star in UConn’s rise to power and longtime top sixth man in the NBA, died Saturday. He was 53.

Justin Hemphill made the All-Western New York basketball team after leading Cardinal O’Hara to a state championship in 2019. Now the hard-nosed, 6-foot-5-inch forward will join another local all-star squad in Daemen College’s recruiting class.

BALTIMORE — Randal Grichuk is hitting all types of pitches to just about every part of the ballpark — and often into the seats.

BUFFALO — It may have taken a while to get there, but the Blue Jays' first week in Buffalo has concluded.

It was only a few years ago that gym owner and aspiring kickboxer Amer Abdallah returned Lockport to the boxing map.

BUFFALO — If Magneuris Sierra and the Miami Marlins were looking for special souvenirs to bring home from their extra long road trip, they found them with a big extra-inning win and a hold on first place.

There'll be no more racing this summer at Ransomville Speedway.

The signage is familiar. And well, really, that's about it. But hey, it beats nothing. Or, to be more precise for the Toronto Blue Jays, it beats seeing their name on the bottom of a scoreboard in a visiting stadium for a game that is “home” in name only.

Major League Baseball is back in Buffalo. Temporarily, at least.

It was announced Saturday that the Mid-American Conference (MAC) is canceling its fall football schedule, according to watchstadium.com. Due to health/safety concerns for coaches and players amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAC will look to bring back its season in the spring of 2021.

It's been a long road to the top for Jordan Hogan. But his climb is still ascending.

How sweet it is, y'all. How sweet it is.

Eddie Shack, one of the NHL’s most colorful players on and off the ice, has died. He was 83.

BUFFALO — The displaced Toronto Blue Jays will play in a minor league park in Buffalo this year after being turned down by the Canadian government and blocked to play in Pittsburgh by the state of Pennsylvania.

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