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Lucic, Kassian combine for 4 goals as Oilers top Sabres 7-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Two players mired in major scoring slumps provided plenty of offense for the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. Milan Lucic and Zack Kassian each scored a pair of goals as the Oilers defeated the Buffalo Sabres 7-2. "It feels good as an individual to pop a couple tonight, ...

Stamkos breaks late tie, Lightning beat Sabres 5-3

By The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Steven Stamkos broke a tie with 5:16 remaining in the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan also scored, and Louis Domingue stopped ...

Buffalo QB Jackson declares himself eligible for NFL draft

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson is forgoing his senior season by declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft. Jackson calls it a "once in a lifetime opportunity" in a posting Sunday on Instagram . He has been ...

Buffalo Bills sign CFL-leading receiver Duke Williams

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed D'haquille "Duke" Williams to a reserve-future contract after he led the Canadian Football League with 1,579 yards receiving. The 25-year-old Williams spent the past two seasons with Edmonton before being released by the Eskimos last ...

Skinner scores 2 goals in Sabres’ 4-3 win over Panthers

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel's absence didn't prevent Buffalo's top line from carrying the load again. Jeff Skinner scored twice, including his team-leading 28th goal, and Sam Reinhart had a goal and an assist for the Sabres in a 4-3 win over the ...

Bills fire 2 offensive assistants: Robiskie, Castillo

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills shook up their coaching staff by firing offensive line coach Juan Castillo and receivers coach Terry Robiskie following a 6-10 finish. A person familiar with the decision confirmed to The Associated Press of ...

Sabres captain Eichel to miss at least 2 games with injury

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel will miss at least two games with an upper body injury. Coach Phil Housley didn't reveal the nature of the injury except to list Eichel as day to day ahead of Buffalo's home game against Florida on Thursday. Eichel will miss Buffalo's ...

Buffalo Bills fire special teams coach Crossman

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have fired special teams coordinator Danny Crossman. The person spoke to The AP on Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the team has ...

AP Source confirms Bills fire offensive line coach Castillo

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the Buffalo Bills' decision confirms the team has fired offensive line coach Juan Castillo. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the Bills have not ...

Isles beat Sabres; Trotz moves into 4th on all-time win list

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Robin Lehner made an emotional return to Buffalo and led the Islanders to a milestone victory for New York coach Barry Trotz. Lehner made 39 saves against his former team as the Islanders beat the Sabres 3-1 on Monday night. New ...

Kuraly scores in OT to give Bruins 3-2 win over Sabres

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Looking for a rare comeback victory, the Boston Bruins swarmed the Buffalo Sabres in the third period on Saturday night. In overtime, an unlikely source did it all by himself. Sean Kuraly scored 3:44 into the extra session to give ...

Bills rout Dolphins 42-17 in Kyle Williams’ final game

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — As they bid farewell to their unquestioned leader, defensive tackle Kyle Williams, the Buffalo Bills also enjoyed a glimpse into an encouraging future. Rookie first-round draft picks Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds played a ...

Kyle Williams bids farewell with tears, high-fives and a win

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Williams thought he had experienced close to every emotion before wrapping up his 13th and final NFL season. Turns out, there was room for one more before the Buffalo Bills defensive tackle entered retirement. With his ...

Buffalo Bills re-sign QB Derek Anderson to 1-year contract

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have re-signed veteran quarterback Derek Anderson to a one-year contract in a move reflecting the role he played in mentoring rookie Josh Allen through the final two-plus months of the season. The signing on ...

Bills, Kyle Williams play wait-and-see on tackle’s future

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Williams is in no rush to determine his future. And the Buffalo Bills aren't going to push the defensive tackle into making a decision about returning for a 14th season any time soon in what's become an annual game of wait and ...

Avid football fan battling cancer gets trip to Disney World

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An avid Buffalo Bills fan from Texas who's battling cancer has been given a trip to Disney World thanks to the efforts of a fan club known as the Bills Mafia. Ezra Castro is known as Pancho Billa for his game-day outfit that includes a sombrero and facemask in the NFL ...

Pats beat Bills 24-12, earn 10th straight AFC East title

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It's not every day that a team finds itself cheering for the one that beat it the season before in the Super Bowl. This isn't the typical season for the New England Patriots. Patriots players erupted in a loud cheer in the ...

Bills’ McCoy has rocky return on and off field

By GETHIN COOLBAUGH, Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy had a rocky return from injury, both on and off the field. After missing one game with a hamstring injury, McCoy managed only nine yards on six carries and 10 yards on three catches in ...

NHL primes pump for future talent with transfer fees

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer When Rasmus Dahlin put pen to paper on his first NHL contract, the reverberations carried to Gothenburg and Lidkoping in his native Sweden. The No. 1 overall pick signing with the Buffalo Sabres earned Sweden more than $250,000 to put back into ...

Bills rookie Edmunds has made great strides this season

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Micah Hyde laughs at the recollection of just turned 20-year-old linebacker Tremaine Edmunds having difficulty spitting out calls in the defensive huddle during one of the Buffalo Bills first offseason practices in May. "They threw ...