New York Sports

Crosby loses teeth, Penguins clinch playoff berth vs Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After losing a pair of front teeth, Sidney Crosby wasn't available to discuss the highlight-reel, one-handed goal he scored in helping the Pittsburgh Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth. Crosby's teammates had plenty to ...

NHL to hold hearing on Sabres’ Ristolainen’s hit on Guentzel

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL is considering further disciplinary action against Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen for his blindside hit that led to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel suffering a concussion. The league's Department of Player Safety will hold a hearing with ...

Eichel-led Sabres beat Red Wings 2-1 on power-play goals

By LARRY LAGE, AP Hockey Writer DETROIT (AP) — Jack Eichel is making up for lost time, closing his injury-shortened season strong. Eichel scored on a power play in the first period, giving him a team-high 50 points in 52 games, to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on ...

Buffalo Bills reach deal to sign receiver Andre Holmes

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have addressed a key offseason need at receiver by agreeing to sign free agent Andre Holmes. Holmes has five seasons of NFL experience, including the past four in Oakland where he played behind starters Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Listed at ...

NFL: Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey found

NEW YORK (AP) — The search for Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey is over. The NFL says it was in "possession of a credentialed member of the international media." Houston police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted Monday that it was found in Mexico. The NFL says the jersey was found through the ...

Quick blanks Sabres again, leads LA Kings to 2-0 victory

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Hockey Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Kings are behind in the playoff race after a tumultuous seven-game homestand, they're not out of it as long as they can keep piling up victories. Jarome Iginla and rookie Adrian Kempe scored in the third period, ...

Hey, Rookie! Mets’ Tebow takes practice swings on wrong side

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow made his first rookie mistake even before stepping into the batter's box. The New York Mets newcomer walked behind home plate and took his practice swings near Boston's on-deck circle. "I didn't know who that was back there. I thought it was the ball ...

Bills release Aaron Williams and sign safeties Hyde, Poyer

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott's team began taking shape on Thursday with a new-look defensive backfield. Starting safety Aaron Williams' career in Buffalo is over after two season-ending neck injuries, and the Bills ...

Tolbert jumps at offer to join coach McDermott with Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — When Bills rookie coach Sean McDermott called, Mike Tolbert jumped at the opportunity to sign with Buffalo. That was the best way Tolbert could describe the strong bond he established with McDermott during their previous five ...

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 ...