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Bills re-sign linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to 2-year deal

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Journeyman linebacker Lorenzo Alexander's breakout season with the Buffalo Bills has paid off. The 10-year-veteran was rewarded for leading Buffalo with 12½ sacks by agreeing to a two-year, $9 million contract to re-sign with the ...

Bills add with receiver Corey “Philly” Brown

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms with wide receiver Corey "Philly" Brown on Sunday. Brown spent the past three seasons with the Carolina Panthers, catching 79 passes for 1,019 yards and seven touchdowns in 43 games (22 starts). First-year Bills coach Sean McDermott ...

Sabres rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Blue Jackets 5-3

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evander Kane and the Buffalo Sabres ended a three-week tailspin by rallying from a three-goal deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Saturday night. "We played like we had nothing to lose, and maybe we should start doing that ...

Bills agree to sign offensive lineman Ducasse

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse to a three-year contract. The person spoke to the AP on the ...

Bills sticking with QB Tyrod Taylor after reworking contract

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Tyrod Taylor is staying put in Buffalo. The Bills ended two months of uncertainty on Wednesday by announcing Taylor would remain in Buffalo for a third season after agreeing to restructure his five-year contract ...

AP source: Bills in talks with veteran QB Brian Hoyer

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills are in discussions with the representative of pending free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer. The person says the talks began Wednesday, when ...

Gudas has goal, 2 assists in Flyers’ 6-3 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There's nothing like a six-goal outburst for Sean Couturier and the Philadelphia Flyers to gain a little more momentum to continue fueling their late-season playoff push. "For sure it's a boost in confidence," Couturier said following a ...

Tobacco Road intersects Flatbush Avenue as ACC comes to NYC

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Tobacco Road intersects with Flatbush Avenue this week when the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament comes to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. College basketball's most storied conference begins a five-day run in New York city ...

Bills release kicker Carpenter, cornerback Robey-Coleman

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have released five players in a cost-cutting move before the start of free agency. Kicker Dan Carpenter and cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman top the list of cuts, which also includes long snapper Garrison ...

Fleury stands tall in relief, Penguins rally by Sabres 4-3

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — His team flat, listless and basically overwhelmed during a miserable first period against Buffalo on Sunday, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan looked down his bench searching for a jolt. He found one in Marc-Andre Fleury, who ...

Sabres’ Okposo to miss at least 2 games due to rib injury

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres points leader Kyle Okposo will miss the team's two games this weekend because of an injury to his ribs. Coach Dan Bylsma did not reveal the nature of the injury and said it was too early to determine how long Okposo might be sidelined. The top-line winger ...

Kane’s goal sparks Sabres’ 6-3 win over Coyotes

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rather than lament blowing yet another third-period lead, Ryan O'Reilly and the Buffalo Sabres finally did something about it. O'Reilly's no-look backhand pass set up Evander Kane for the go-ahead goal with 5:36 remaining, and Marcus ...

As soon as the check clears, Golden Knights ready to deal

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer While 30 NHL teams were talking trades ahead of this week's deadline, the wheeling and dealing is about to begin for the 31st. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights can begin making trades and signing free agents for next season as soon as owner Bill Foley's ...

Ex-Buffalo Sabre won’t face charges in youth hockey brawl

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former Buffalo Sabres player Andrew Peters won't face charges following an on-ice brawl involving the youth hockey team he coaches. The Erie County district attorney's office and Buffalo police began looking into the Saturday fight after video appeared to show Peters ...

NHL trades based on playoff success are on the rise

By The Associated Press The NHL deadline trades made since 2013 that hinge on a team's playoff success: ___ 2017 Capitals get: D Kevin Shattenkirk, G Pheonix Copley Blues get: 2017 first-round pick, F Zach Sanford, F Brad Malone, conditional 2019 pick Conditions: Blues get Capitals' 2019 ...

Vrbata’s late goal lifts Coyotes past Sabres

By JONATHAN DALTON, Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — After two lackluster periods following a pre-game trade, Radim Vrbata and the Arizona Coyotes came to life. Vrbata scored with 18.9 seconds left to cap Arizona's three-goal third period and lift the Coyotes over the Buffalo Sabres ...

No. 20 Syracuse women beat Wake Forest 85-64 on senior night

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Alexis Peterson scored 25 points, Briana Day had 17 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 20 Syracuse beat Wake Forest 85-64 on Thursday night. Peterson, who was 11 of 22 from the floor, scored four points during a 10-0 Syracuse run for a 15-5 lead and the Orange cruised into ...

Buffalo Sabres recall Bailey, Rodrigues for game at Colorado

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have returned from their bye week off by recalling forwards Justin Bailey and Evan Rodrigues from the minors. The moves were announced Friday when the Sabres were scheduled to travel to Colorado a day before their game against the Avalanche. Buffalo ...

Gillon’s 3 at buzzer lifts Syracuse past No. 10 Duke 78-75

By JOHN KEKIS, AP Sports Writer SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — John Gillon had done it before, just not quite on such a grand stage. With Syracuse desperate for a signature victory in what has been a so-so season, Gillon hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Syracuse upset No. ...

Super subs are now key players on pitching-dominated rosters

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jace Peterson starts out the day shagging fly balls in the outfield. Then, he changes gloves and heads to the infield to take some grounders. Don't try to label this guy with a position. He can play just about all of them. "Man, ...