New York Sports

Bills coach: QB Allen will regain starting job when healthy

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It appears as if journeyman quarterback Matt Barkley's successful debut as the Buffalo Bills starter will be limited to one outing. A day after a 41-10 win at the New York Jets, in which Barkley breathed life into an anemic offense ...

Bills release turnover-prone quarterback Nathan Peterman

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Nathan Peterman's turnover-over prone days with the Buffalo Bills are over after the second-year player was cut by the team on Monday. The move was announced as the Bills (3-7) enter their bye week, and not long after coach Sean ...

Bills cut receiver Pryor in latest move during bye week

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have released receiver Terrelle Pryor two weeks after signing the eighth-year player. The move was announced Tuesday during the Bills' bye week. Pryor had just two catches on eight targets for 17 yards in two games. He became the odd man out after ...

Leipold transforming Buffalo football from pushover to power

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo coach Lance Leipold interjected when asked how quickly it took him to turn around a team that went from two victories to being on the verge of winning 10 games for the first time since the university began tracking football ...

Hutton stops 29 shots in Sabres’ 2-1 win over Lightning

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Frantic as the final minute appeared, Buffalo Sabres goalie Carter Hutton reveled in the challenge of staring down Nikita Kucherov and the high-scoring Tampa Bay Lightning. "It was mayhem," Hutton said after stopping 29 shots to ...

Barkley, Bills light up listless Jets 41-10

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Matt Barkley had just put the finishing touches on a stunning victory when he jogged over to the sideline, found his mother in the stands and handed her his well-deserved game ball. It was quite a moment for the ...

Bills coach: QB Allen will regain starting job when healthy

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says rookie quarterback Josh Allen will reclaim the starting job should he be healthy when the team returns from its bye week off. McDermott made the announcement Monday, a day after journeyman ...

Bowles remains Jets coach despite team’s struggles, bad loss

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Bowles remains coach of the New York Jets despite the team's struggles that included an embarrassing loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Bowles' job status appeared extremely shaky after the Jets' 41-10 loss, their fourth ...

Ristolainen goal in OT gives Sabres 6-5 win over Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price put all the blame on himself for Montreal's latest loss. Rasmus Ristolainen scored at 1:38 of overtime to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 6-5 victory over the Canadiens on Thursday night. Vladimir Sobotka and Jeff Skinner each scored twice and Conor Sheary added a ...

Bills rule out QB Anderson from playing against Jets

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott has ruled out quarterback Derek Anderson from playing against the New York Jets this weekend, and continued leaving open the possibility of Josh Allen's return after missing three games with an ...

Former Bills GM Whaley hired as XFL senior VP

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The XFL says former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley has been hired as the league's senior vice president for football operations. Whaley will report to commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck. Whaley spent the majority of his career with the Bills, Pittsburgh ...

Patterson runs for 2 TDs as Buffalo wins 48-14, goes to 9-1

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jaret Patterson rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns and Buffalo beat Kent State 48-14 on Tuesday night to run its record to 9-1 for the first time in school history. The nine wins are the most in the Bulls' FBS history, dating to 1999. Buffalo is 6-0 in the ...

Jets’ Darnold has injured foot, could miss game vs. Bills

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has a boot on his right foot and is not practicing, leaving his status for the team's game Sunday against Buffalo in doubt. Darnold was injured during the Jets' 13-6 loss at ...

Bills go from anemic to comedic in 41-9 loss to Bears

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sean McDermott insists the Buffalo Bills have enough talent on offense to win in the NFL. "I believe we do," the Bills coach said. It sure didn't look that way in a 41-9 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, in what became the ...

Pominville tribute lifts Sabres to 9-2 win over Senators

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An emotional tribute to Jason Pominville inspired the Buffalo Sabres to their biggest home win in a decade. After being honored on the ice in a pregame ceremony for playing his 1,000 NHL game earlier this week, Pominville had two ...

McCourty’s pick-6 seals Patriots’ 25-6 win over Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Devin McCourty was pleased that the New England Patriots defense didn't have to play second fiddle to Tom Brady and Co. for once. With the Patriots leaning more on Stephen Gostkowski's leg than Brady's arm against the Buffalo Bills ...

McCoy laments 13-yard outing in Bills 25-6 loss to Patriots

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Ever since he topped the 10,000 career yards rushing mark last season, LeSean McCoy set a "12K or bust" objective. Bust was more like it for the Buffalo Bills running back on Monday night, when McCoy totaled 13 yards on 12 carries ...

Panarin’s overtime tally powers Blue Jackets over Sabres 5-4

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus coach John Tortorella had trouble explaining how his team could blow a two-goal lead in the third period Saturday night only to come back and win 31 seconds into overtime. Finally, he resorted to quoting Forrest Gump. "It's a ...

Jets place RB Powell on IR with neck injury, sign S Campbell

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bilal Powell's season is likely over — and so might his career with the New York Jets. The veteran running back was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a neck injury suffered on Sunday against Minnesota. The ...

Love & Marriage; ACC players balance football, married life

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The question arises regularly, usually after a Pittsburgh home game. And even though Dennis Briggs' teammates know the answer that's coming from the senior defensive back they jokingly and reverentially call "old man," they ask anyway ...