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NFL: Goodell aware of dissent before suspending Elliott

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer The NFL says Commissioner Roger Goodell was aware of one of his lead investigator's view that Ezekiel Elliott shouldn't be disciplined before the Dallas running back was suspended for six games in a domestic violence case. League spokesman Brian ...

Bills’ Mudge puts milking goats aside to pursue NFL dream

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Mudge isn't sure what he would be doing had the Buffalo Bills not called out of the blue in March to invite the offensive lineman in for a tryout. Maybe he'd be playing a fifth season in some arena league. Perhaps Mudge ...

Busy schedule set as US Open tries to catch up after rain

NEW YORK (AP) — Time to play catch-up at the U.S. Open. There were 87 singles matches scheduled for Wednesday after rain wiped out nearly all of the day's play on Tuesday. Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams were among the players set for second-round matches, while many others were still ...

AFL star ‘Cookie’ Gilchrist selected to Bills’ Wall of Fame

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Running back Carlton Chester "Cookie" Gilchrist is getting his place on the Buffalo Bills' Wall of Fame in a nod to the franchise's American Football League heyday. Gilchrist, who died at the age of 75 in January 2011, will become the 31st member added to the wall ...

Buffalo Bills player acquitted of Ohio weapon charge

CINCINNATI (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has been acquitted of a weapons charge by an Ohio judge. The ruling that found Washington not guilty came Monday after a nonjury trial in Hamilton County Municipal Court. The 24-year-old Cincinnati native was arrested in ...

NFL 2017: Patriots remain power of weak new-look AFC East

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The only real question in the AFC East is how early in the season the New England Patriots will clinch the division. Bill Belichick's bunch is again the clear choice, even with Tom Brady losing favorite receiver Julian Edelman for ...

Bills give center Wood a 2-year extension through 2019

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed longtime center Eric Wood to a two-year extension through the 2019 season. Wood was drafted by the Bills with their second selection, the 28th overall pick, in the first round of the 2009 draft. The former ...

Unbeaten Ravens get past short-handed Bills 13-9

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The winless Buffalo Bills sent home defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, lost quarterback Tyrod Taylor to injury and made far too many mistakes against the Baltimore Ravens, who remained undefeated in the preseason with a 13-9 victory ...

Bills down to 1 QB with Yates in NFL concussion protocol

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills third-string quarterback T.J. Yates is being evaluated for a concussion, leaving the team with just one healthy signal-caller entering the final week of the preseason. Coach Sean McDermott revealed Yates was placed ...

Dareus accepts responsibility after breaking Bills rule

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus received coach Sean McDermott's message loud and clear after being forced to fly home alone for violating a team rule. Without revealing what rule he broke , Dareus said he takes full ...

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor leaves game vs Ravens with concussion

BALTIMORE (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been removed from Saturday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens with a concussion. The injury occurred Saturday night at the end of the Bills' second possession of the game. On a third-down play, Taylor was sacked by ...

Bills McCoy says Kaepernick is too much of a distraction

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills running back LeSean McCoy isn't surprised Colin Kaepernick has had difficulty finding a job. And thinks it has little to do with the quarterback's decision to not stand for the anthem last season. Some teams, McCoy said ...

The future is now: US Open qualifying tests clocks, coaching

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Right there on Court 4's electronic scoreboard at the U.S. Open, blue numbers counted down the 25 seconds allowed before a player was required to serve. When the readout dropped all the way to zero, the chair umpire announced a warning ...

Bills receivers challenged to adapt after Boldin retires

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Tyrod Taylor understood there would be changes at the receiver position when he elected to return to Buffalo for a third season by restructuring his contract in March. Little did he anticipate how drastic the ...

Boldin turns focus from NFL to bridging racial divisions

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Anquan Boldin didn't decide overnight he was going to quit football in order to speak out against longstanding concerns over inequality in America. The recent deadly and racially charged conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia, did, ...

Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons to 2-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year contract. The team announced the deal Thursday that carries an average value of $1.6 million. Girgensons, from Latvia, is the last of the Sabres' restricted free agents to sign with the team. ...

2017-18 Buffalo Sabres Schedule

By The Associated Press All Times Eastern Oct. 5 Montreal, 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Oct. 9 New Jersey, 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. Oct. 20 Vancouver, 7 p.m. Oct. 21 ...

Darby has impressive debut, Eagles beat Bills 20-16

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Of all the high-profile players making debuts in a new uniform, Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was most impressive. Darby intercepted former teammate Tyrod Taylor's pass and returned it 48 yards and also broke up two passes in his ...

Fantasy Plays: Preparing for the 2017 football season

By BOBBY McMANN, Fantasy Sports Network Football is back in full swing and that means the start of your fantasy league is right around the corner. August is an extremely important time for fantasy football prep. It is crucial to keep a watchful eye on player news out of training camp, ...

Bills tackle Cordy Glenn listed week to week with sore foot

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills starting left tackle Cordy Glenn took the next step in addressing lingering soreness in his left foot by receiving an injection. In announcing Tuesday that Glenn was listed as week to week, coach Sean McDermott said only ...