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Motley crew: Surprising Bills get tested in Cincinnati

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — First place in the AFC East. A record that's tied for second-best in the NFL. A defense that's stingier than any other in Bills history so far. It's been quite a start for Buffalo, which heads to Cincinnati to face a team that can bring the ...

Bills starter Gaines questionable to play against Bengals

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott says it's uncertain whether starting cornerback E.J. Gaines will play in Buffalo's game at Cincinnati on Sunday. Gaines will be listed as questionable because of a groin injury. In updating the status on other injured players, McDermott ...

Bills turn to untested group of wide receivers

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills' passing game has had enough difficulty through the first month of the season. The challenge may grow for the NFL's 31st-ranked passing offense. The Bills (3-1) will be without top receiver Jordan Matthews for ...

Coach says Bills still have much to prove despite 3-1 start

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott would like everyone to tap the brakes before getting overly excited about the team's better-than-expected start to the season. If the growing number of injuries to key players isn't enough to give the ...

Sabres claim ex-coach’s son Nolan after waived by LA Kings

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Sabres have claimed forward Jordan Nolan a day after the son of Buffalo's former coach was waived by the Los Angeles Kings. Nolan has six seasons of NHL experience and is the son of Ted Nolan, who spent two separate stints coaching the Sabres. Selected by Los ...

Sabres’ fresh start features motivated Jack Eichel

By The Associated Press BUFFALO SABRES LAST SEASON: 33-37-12, 78 points. Finished last in Atlantic Division and 15th in Eastern Conference, extending playoff drought to sixth consecutive season. COACH: Phil Housley (first season, first NHL season). ADDED: GM Jason Botterill, Ds Marco ...

Key events in OJ Simpson’s fall from sports hero, movie star

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and '70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV pitchman in the ...

Hauschka’s 2 late FGs lift Bills past Falcons, 23-17

By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The Buffalo Bills stand alone atop the AFC East at the latest point in a season in nine years. For that, coach Sean McDermott offered both cheers and restraint. "It feels good," McDermott said before adding, "still a long way to ...

ICYMI in NFL Week 4: Belichick’s Patriots have bad D, 2 Ls

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer No matter how many yards and points Tom Brady manages to generate, his New England Patriots are not going to go very far this season if they can't get their defense straightened out. Coach Bill Belichick's reigning Super Bowl champions looked ...

Matt Ryan not looking like MVP in loss to Buffalo

By GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hasn't felt much like an NFL MVP over the past two weeks. He looked uncharacteristically sluggish in Sunday's 23-17 loss to Buffalo, throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble that was returned for a ...

Bills likely without injured LT Glenn vs. Falcons

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn is unlikely to play in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons because of a foot injury. Defensive end Shaq Lawson will be a game-time decision. The Bills said rookie Dion Dawkins will ...

First-timers, familiar faces hop on NHL’s coaching carousel

By The Associated Press When the Boston Bruins fired Claude Julien in February, Joel Quenneville took over as the longest-serving NHL head coach. Hired in October 2008, Quenneville enters his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks amid a continuously rotating cast of coaching peers. Seven ...

Trump’s comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports

By The Associated Press Reactions to President Donald Trump's comments about football players who kneel during the national anthem, and his decision to rescind a White House invitation to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors: At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump suggested that ...

Bills’ McCoy bears no grudge following Jim Kelly’s criticism

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy bears no hard feelings toward Jim Kelly after the Hall of Fame quarterback criticized the Buffalo Bills running back for sitting on the field during the national anthem last weekend. McCoy says he informed Kelly during ...

NFL’s Amazon deal could be test for more streaming games

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer Amazon begins its foray into live streaming of NFL games Thursday night when it will air a matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on its Prime Video service. It's another option to the traditional broadcasts on CBS and the NFL Network. ...

Von Miller’s jocularity gets the best of him, Broncos

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer Von Miller pulled the old "too slow" trick on his buddy Tyrod Taylor, yanking back just as the Buffalo Bills' prone quarterback was reaching up to grab the star linebacker's helping hand. The two, who are friends, laughed off the whimsical middle ...

Jim Kelly tempers criticism of NFL player anthem protests

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has tempered his criticism of NFL players protesting during the national anthem after being accused by Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes for attempting to divide the team. "I want to be ...

NHL ’17: Penguins, Capitals losses make East wide open

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer A handful of Pittsburgh Penguins players whose names are on the Stanley Cup, some of them twice or even three times, are gone. The same goes for core players from the back-to-back Presidents' Trophy winning Washington Capitals. The goliaths of the East ...

Bills overcome bottled up McCoy to beat Broncos 26-16

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Turns out, the Buffalo Bills can win without LeSean McCoy carrying the load. With McCoy bottled up for a second straight week, the Bills leaned on Tyrod Taylor's efficient passing attack and an opportunistic defense in a 26-16 win ...

Joke backfires on Von Miller in Broncos 26-16 loss to Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The attempted joke backfired on linebacker Von Miller. Actually, very little went right for the rest of the Denver Broncos, too, in falling to 2-1 following a 26-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. It was Miller, however, who ...