New York Sports

Hockey royalty pays tribute to Johnny Bower

TORONTO (AP) — Fans and a Who's Who of hockey remembered Johnny Bower as a great goaltender and a better man. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Hall of Famers Yvan Cournoyer, Red Kelly, Frank Mahovlich, Darryl Sittler and Doug Gilmour were just some of the hockey elite on hand Wednesday for ...

Bills RB McCoy misses practice and listed day to day

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Richie Incognito is so accustomed to people counting out the Bills this season, the veteran guard isn't fazed by questions regarding injured running back LeSean McCoy's uncertain status for Buffalo's AFC wild-card playoff game at ...

USA Hockey: 5 goalies in mix to fill 2 Olympic roster spots

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — USA Hockey's Jim Johansson is going to keep everyone guessing for at least another week before filling the two remaining goalie spots on the Olympic men's national team roster. The U.S. team's general manager on Tuesday revealed there ...

Bills coach: Tests negative on LeSean McCoy’s ankle injury

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says medical test results on LeSean McCoy's injured right ankle were negative, giving the running back a chance to play against Jacksonville in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday. McDermott would ...

Bills reverse tank talk by ending 17-year playoff drought

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It took four months and a dramatic turn of events on one of the final plays of the NFL's regular season for coach Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills to finally — and succinctly — put to rest any suggestion the team had any ...

Bundle up: USA-Canada hockey rivalry going outdoors

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Whether it's indoors or now outdoors, Canada coach Dominique Ducharme doesn't expect the bitter elements to chill the cross-border hockey rivalry his nation has developed against the United States. "We're rivals. It's always been ...

Another touchdown reversal has NFL facing more scrutiny

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer With yet another touchdown reversal by officiating chief Al Riveron, the only thing that's "clear and obvious" anymore is the owners' decision to grant full replay authority to NFL headquarters has only added to the league's cluster of ...

Bills owner Pegula questions NFL replay review inconsistency

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills owner Terry Pegula wondered what television NFL officials were watching in questioning inconsistencies in video replay rulings after Buffalo receiver Kelvin Benjamin's touchdown was overturned in a loss at New England last ...

Gadjovich scores twice, Canada routs Slovakia 6-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jonah Gadjovich scored twice and Canada routed Slovakia 6-0 on Wednesday night to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship. Maxime Comtois, Taylor Raddysh, Sam Steel and Jordan Kyrou also scored and Colton Point made 20 saves. Canada was coming off a 4-2 ...

Finland defeats Denmark 4-1 at world juniors

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Juuso Valimaki and Henri Jokiharju each had a goal and assist in leading Finland to a 4-1 victory over Denmark at the world junior hockey championships on Thursday. Joona Koppanen and Aapeli Rasanen scored the other goals to give Finland a 2-0 lead in the first seven ...

Bills activate safety Anderson, release safety Elston

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have activated safety Colt Anderson after he missed the past 11 weeks with a broken forearm. The Bills opened a roster spot for Anderson by releasing safety Trae Elston in pair of moves made on Thursday. Buffalo is 8-7 and still in playoff ...

US dominates Denmark to open world junior championship

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Casey Mittelstadt got the United States off to a quick start in its title defense at the world junior hockey championship. Mittelstadt scored twice in the first period, Kieffer Bellows also had two goals and Joseph Woll made 17 ...

Inconsistencies catch up to Dolphins in loss to Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Jay Cutler couldn't escape questions over the Miami Dolphins inconsistencies on offense all season long. The quarterback was busy confronting them again following a 24-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday that dropped the ...

Thurman Thomas praises McCoy after Bills beat Dolphins 24-16

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Thurman Thomas couldn't imagine where the Buffalo Bills would be if not for LeSean McCoy. They wouldn't have led the NFL in yards rushing the previous two seasons, the Hall of Fame running back said. More important, Thomas added: ...

Bills QB Taylor to get majority of work in practice

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor will get a majority of work in practice to test his bruised left knee, putting him in a position to start against Miami on Sunday. Coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that Taylor continues to ...

McCoy scores to seal Bills’ 13-7 OT win over Colts

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The snow sure suits Shady. LeSean McCoy scored on a 21-yard run with 1:33 left in overtime to secure the Buffalo Bills' 13-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in a wintry, white-out setting best suited for snow shoes and ...

Colts chances to beat Bills slip away on snow-slicked field

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The snow was falling so hard and fast that Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri could have used a timeout and perhaps a few more size-15 feet. After scrambling to hit a 43-yard point-after attempt to tie the game at 7 with ...

McCoy slides through snow to lift Bills past Colts 13-7

By The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy scored on a 21-yard run with 1:33 left in overtime to secure the Buffalo Bills' 13-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in a wintry, white-out setting best suited for snow shoes and sled dogs. McCoy finished with 156 ...

Bills coach McDermott encouraged by medical reports on QBs

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott is encouraged by the initial medical reports on his injured quarterbacks to feel confident Buffalo won't have to add a player before hosting Miami this weekend. McDermott did not go into further detail, a ...

Bills dig out from snow to remain firmly in AFC playoff race

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Once the last snowball was thrown and the final snow angel formed on the New Era Field turf, Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier trudged to the parking lot, where he discovered his car better resembled a snowdrift. "It was ...