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ICYMI in NFL Week 4: Belichick’s Patriots have bad D, 2 Ls

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer No matter how many yards and points Tom Brady manages to generate, his New England Patriots are not going to go very far this season if they can't get their defense straightened out. Coach Bill Belichick's reigning Super Bowl champions looked ...

Matt Ryan not looking like MVP in loss to Buffalo

By GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hasn't felt much like an NFL MVP over the past two weeks. He looked uncharacteristically sluggish in Sunday's 23-17 loss to Buffalo, throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble that was returned for a ...

Bills likely without injured LT Glenn vs. Falcons

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn is unlikely to play in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons because of a foot injury. Defensive end Shaq Lawson will be a game-time decision. The Bills said rookie Dion Dawkins will ...

First-timers, familiar faces hop on NHL’s coaching carousel

By The Associated Press When the Boston Bruins fired Claude Julien in February, Joel Quenneville took over as the longest-serving NHL head coach. Hired in October 2008, Quenneville enters his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks amid a continuously rotating cast of coaching peers. Seven ...

Trump’s comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports

By The Associated Press Reactions to President Donald Trump's comments about football players who kneel during the national anthem, and his decision to rescind a White House invitation to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors: At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump suggested that ...

Bills’ McCoy bears no grudge following Jim Kelly’s criticism

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy bears no hard feelings toward Jim Kelly after the Hall of Fame quarterback criticized the Buffalo Bills running back for sitting on the field during the national anthem last weekend. McCoy says he informed Kelly during ...

NFL’s Amazon deal could be test for more streaming games

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer Amazon begins its foray into live streaming of NFL games Thursday night when it will air a matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on its Prime Video service. It's another option to the traditional broadcasts on CBS and the NFL Network. ...

Von Miller’s jocularity gets the best of him, Broncos

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer Von Miller pulled the old "too slow" trick on his buddy Tyrod Taylor, yanking back just as the Buffalo Bills' prone quarterback was reaching up to grab the star linebacker's helping hand. The two, who are friends, laughed off the whimsical middle ...

Jim Kelly tempers criticism of NFL player anthem protests

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has tempered his criticism of NFL players protesting during the national anthem after being accused by Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes for attempting to divide the team. "I want to be ...

NHL ’17: Penguins, Capitals losses make East wide open

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer A handful of Pittsburgh Penguins players whose names are on the Stanley Cup, some of them twice or even three times, are gone. The same goes for core players from the back-to-back Presidents' Trophy winning Washington Capitals. The goliaths of the East ...

Bills overcome bottled up McCoy to beat Broncos 26-16

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Turns out, the Buffalo Bills can win without LeSean McCoy carrying the load. With McCoy bottled up for a second straight week, the Bills leaned on Tyrod Taylor's efficient passing attack and an opportunistic defense in a 26-16 win ...

Joke backfires on Von Miller in Broncos 26-16 loss to Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The attempted joke backfired on linebacker Von Miller. Actually, very little went right for the rest of the Denver Broncos, too, in falling to 2-1 following a 26-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. It was Miller, however, who ...

Jets put 0-16 talk to rest with stunning win over Dolphins

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have heard all the negative narratives for months. They're tanking the season. They're a shoo-in for the No. 1 draft pick. They might go 0-16. With one defiant — and dominant — performance, the Jets ...

Bills’ retooled secondary shines in 26-16 win over Broncos

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Whatever concerns there were about the Buffalo Bills completely retooled secondary have yet to materialize on the field. Three games into the season, the position group of newcomers — including rookie Tre'Davious White — stands ...

Bills’ McCoy vows to find his stride against Broncos

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy wouldn't be topping 9,000 career yards rushing if he spent time wilting at the prospect of facing defenses stacked against him or deflecting blame after a bad outing. And the Buffalo Bills running back isn't about to ...

After slow start, Bills receivers looking for improvement

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Zay Jones gave himself 24 hours to get over the final moments of Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers, when a potential game-winning touchdown pass glanced off his fingertips and fell to the ground. It looks as if it will take ...

Panthers 2-0, but QB Newton still struggling with accuracy

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is still looking for his mojo. The Panthers may be 2-0 this season, but the former league MVP is struggling to find his touch on passes after missing significant practice time in training camp and playing only one ...

Peppers, Panthers’ defense stymies Bills 9-3

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Julius Peppers has played 17 seasons in the NFL for pretty good defensive teams. But he said none compares to this year's Carolina Panthers. "This is the best one I have ever played on," Peppers said emphatically ...

Sabres’ Okposo eager to look forward now that he’s healthy

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo happily looks to the future now that he's fully recovered from concussion-related symptoms which nearly derailed his career in March. Saying he's not dwelling on the past, Okposo was eager to rejoin ...

Housley back in Buffalo, eager for up-tempo stamp on Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Sabres' new-look blue-line is already making a good impression on rookie coach Phil Housley even before Buffalo opens training camp. "I thought I hit a long drive on the long-drive hole, and I was 10 yards behind Ryan O'Reilly," ...