New York Sports

Browns trade disappointing WR Coleman to Bills for pick

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns dropped Corey Coleman. After two disappointing, injury-slowed seasons, Coleman was traded Sunday night to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed draft pick. Coleman has been a bust with the Browns, who selected him with ...

Bills take low-risk gamble in acquiring Coleman from Browns

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills general manager Brandon Beane described the trade to acquire receiver Corey Coleman from Cleveland as a low-risk gamble in a bid to address an unsettled position in Buffalo. Beane said he's aware of Coleman's struggles during ...

Bills sign rookie QB Allen; McCoy reports for start of camp

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Now that quarterback Josh Allen is under contract, the big question remaining is how long it will be before the Buffalo Bills' rookie first-round draft pick takes over the starting job. The Bills signed Allen to a four-year ...

Bills Training Camp Capsule

By The Associated Press BUFFALO BILLS (9-8) OPEN CAMP: July 26, St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, New York LAST YEAR: Under first-year coach (Sean McDermott) and GM (Brandon Beane), Buffalo overcame major roster overhaul and midseason quarterback shuffle to win four of last six games and ...

Leafs sign Ennis a week after he was bought out by Wild

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer Free-agent forward Tyler Ennis has signed a one-year, $650,000 deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs a week after having the final year of his contract bought out by the Minnesota Wild. Ennis signed on Friday and returns to the Atlantic Division, where he spent ...

Sabres hire Steve Smith to coaching staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley has hired Steve Smith to his staff. Smith was a three-time Stanley Cup winner in Edmonton during a 16-year career, also playing for the Blackhawks and Flames. He has nine years of experience as an NHL assistant, including the past four ...

Lawyer: NFL star LeSean McCoy orchestrated assault of woman

ATLANTA (AP) — The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of NFL star LeSean McCoy says the Buffalo Bills running back orchestrated an attack that left her bloody amid attempts to get her to leave his suburban Atlanta mansion. Attorney Tanya Mitchell Graham says in a statement to news outlets that her ...

Newly acquired Thompson eager to settle in with Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — As the son of a journeyman hockey player and eventual coach, Buffalo Sabres newly acquired forward Tage Thompson became accustomed to never staying put in one place for too long. "I'm not sure the amount of states I've lived in," ...

O’Reilly feels ‘spark’ after Blues acquire him from Sabres

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer The thrill is back for Ryan O'Reilly. A trade to the St. Louis Blues has O'Reilly excited about hockey and the future after three consecutive losing seasons with the Buffalo Sabres had him talking about losing his love for the game. Now the 27-year-old ...

Blues continue shakeup by acquiring O’Reilly from Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Still stung by the Blues missing the playoffs for the first time in six seasons, general manager Doug Armstrong capped a major roster overhaul on the first day of the NHL's free-agency period by acquiring center Ryan O'Reilly in a ...

Sabres acquire Sheary, Hunwick in trade with Penguins

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is drawing from his championship past in Pittsburgh to provide a boost in Buffalo. The Sabres improved their top-six forward ranks by acquiring Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick in a trade ...

CBS Sports hires former NFL ref Steratore as rules analyst

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS Sports has hired former referee Gene Steratore as a rules analyst for its NFL broadcasts. Steratore retired this offseason after leading the officiating crew at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. He says that after 15 years of officiating in the NFL, "it's time to hang up my ...

AP source: Sabres acquire Sheary, Hunwick in trade with Pens

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins, a person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed to The Associated Press. The Sabres gave up a conditional ...

CBS Sports hires former NFL ref Steratore as rules analyst

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS Sports has hired former referee Gene Steratore as a rules analyst for its NFL broadcasts. Steratore retired this offseason after leading the officiating crew at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. He says that after 15 years of officiating in the NFL, "it's time to hang up my ...

Trade action slow on first night of NHL draft

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer DALLAS (AP) — Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres, Commissioner Gary Bettman was booed relentlessly by the crowd all night and trade chatter didn't amount to a whole lot of movement. With the exception of one trade by the Stanley Cup ...

Sabres won’t issue qualifying offer to defenseman Antipin

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Victor Antipin won't be back in Buffalo after general manager Jason Botterill says the Sabres won't issue the Russian-born defenseman a qualifying offer. The decision means Antipin will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The ...

Gaudreau buys stake in his former USHL team in Dubuque, Iowa

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer "Johnny Hockey" is getting an additional title: part owner. Calgary Flames star forward Johnny Gaudreau is a member of an NHL-laden ownership group that purchased an equity stake in the U.S. Hockey League's Dubuque Fighting Saints on Thursday. The group ...

Ibrahimovic, Rippon, Bird featured in ESPN Body Issue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, WNBA star Sue Bird, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June ...

Strange’s advice for Koepka: Study up on Willie Anderson

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Curtis Strange has some advice for Brooks Koepka ahead of next year's U.S. Open: Study up on Willie Anderson. Koepka's one-shot victory at Shinnecock Hills made him the first back-to-back U.S. Open champion in 29 years, dating to ...

Salary-cap increase makes for ‘more fun’ NHL offseason

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer Thanks, Vegas. The Stanley Cup Final run of the expansion Golden Knights contributed to what is expected to be a healthy increase for the salary cap, giving NHL teams more freedom to make deals. With elite center John Tavares, top defenseman John Carlson ...