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Tebow turns 30 on Monday, looking to shake slump

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow's twenties ended in a slump. That is, a slump replete with a little drama. Over his last 17 games, Tebow is hitting only 7 for 59 for the St. Lucie Mets, a freefall that has seen his batting average plummet 77 points from .315 to .238 in just under ...

New Bills receiver Jordan Matthews out with chest injury

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The revamped group of Buffalo Bills receivers is suddenly down a key addition with Jordan Matthews sidelined indefinitely because of a chip fracture in his sternum. The Bills list Matthews as week to week, and general manager Brandon ...

Bills trade Watkins to Rams; get Matthews from Eagles

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills shook up their roster with two separate blockbuster trades Friday, dealing starting receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams and acquiring receiver Jordan Matthews from Philadelphia in exchange for cornerback ...

Boldin focused on leaving his mark after signing with Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie receiver Zay Jones' enthusiastic youthful remark was Anquan Boldin's reminder that he's not getting any younger. The 36-year-old Boldin's first day of practice with the Buffalo Bills was moving along smoothly until being ...

Bills sign Boldin to provide experience at receiver spot

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Sammy Watkins and the Buffalo Bills receivers aren't as young and untested now that Anquan Boldin is with the group. Boldin returns for a 15th NFL season after signing a contract with the Bills on Monday. The move provides the team ...

Pegula spells out lone expectation for Bills: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula has but one simple objective he would like to see his team achieve this year: Respect. Earn that, he said on Wednesday, and the rest will eventually follow for a once-proud franchise whose reputation ...

Still Shady: McCoy feels young for RB despite turning 29

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Old? Dream on, LeSean McCoy says, dismissively rearing back his head at the mere mention of the notion. Having just turned 29, and entering his ninth NFL season, the Buffalo Bills running back doesn't feel it or see it. Without ...

Bills tackle Glenn reassured after seeing foot specialist

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A visit to a specialist has Buffalo Bills starting left tackle Cordy Glenn feeling reassured regarding a sore left foot that's bothered him for much of the offseason. "I just wanted to know what was going on," Glenn said Sunday, three ...

AP source: Eichel, Sabres negotiating potential 8-year deal

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel are discussing a contract extension that could run the NHL maximum eight years. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on ...

The leap left behind, Marcus Foligno seeks more in Minnesota

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Marcus Foligno has left the leap behind in Buffalo. That doesn't mean his offensive production can't or won't continue to rise in Minnesota. Coming off a career-high 13 goals for the Sabres last season, the 25-year-old was acquired ...

Okposo says he’s healthy after concussion put him in ICU

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres winger Kyle Okposo said he is fully healthy after a concussion led to sleeping trouble, significant weight loss and a trip to intensive care last March. Okposo missed the final few weeks of Buffalo's season with a previously undisclosed illness. In a letter posted ...

Sabres avoid arbitration by signing Beaulieu to 2-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Newly acquired Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu has agreed to a two-year, $4.8 million deal in foregoing the opportunity to have his contract determined at an arbitration hearing. The Sabres announced the agreement on Monday, five days before both sides were ...

Bills’ Washington has learned from mistake after gun charge

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Adolphus Washington says he's learned from his mistake after being charged for improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside a water park in suburban Cincinnati. Having pleaded not guilty earlier this ...

Bills receiver Watkins intent to stay healthy this season

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Sammy Watkins' surgically repaired left foot finally feels fine. And the Buffalo Bills receiver has no concerns about his future. So long, of course, the oft-injured starter can stay healthy, Watkins said after the Bills opened ...

Bills in no mood to temper expectations despite overhaul

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Time and patience are two qualities center Eric Wood is running out of when asked to consider how long it might take for the Buffalo Bills to become contenders following their latest offseason overhaul. What's wrong with this ...

Cardale Jones, once “star-struck” by Rivers, is newest Bolt

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Cardale Jones is already adjusting splendidly to his first few days in Southern California. He's soaking in the summer sun at practice and asking fans on Twitter for the best sushi restaurants around Costa Mesa. He'll probably ...

Sabres hire ex-NHLer Komisarek as player development coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have hired former NHL defenseman Mike Komisarek as a player development coach. Komisarek becomes the latest addition to first-time head coach Phil Housley's staff. The 35-year-old is from West Islip, New York, and played for three teams during an ...

LA Chargers acquire QB Cardale Jones in trade with Buffalo

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have acquired quarterback Cardale Jones from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for an undisclosed conditional draft pick. The clubs announced the trade Wednesday, four days before the Chargers' first full practice of training camp. The 6-foot-5 ...

Injury sidelines Bills safety Anderson day before camp opens

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills safety Colt Anderson has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list because of a foot injury a day before the team opens training camp. The Bills didn't reveal the severity of the injury or when Anderson was hurt in making the ...

Sabres re-sign goalie Robin Lehner to $4M, 1-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a $4 million, one-year contract. The team announced the deal Tuesday. Lehner was a restricted free agent. The 26-year-old Swede showed he could stay healthy last season, setting career highs with 59 games ...