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Eichel has 2 points in season debut, Sabres beat Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jack Eichel finally made his season debut and gave the Buffalo Sabres a big boost. After missing the first 21 games due to sprained ankle just before the season opener, Eichel had a goal and an assist to help the Sabres beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 on Tuesday ...

Sabres coach says it’s possible Eichel plays at Ottawa

JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel says he's cleared every hurdle in recovering from a sprained left ankle, and Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma says there's a possibility the center will make his season debut at Ottawa on Tuesday. Bylsma said "we'll see," but ...

Johansson, Grubauer lead Caps to 3-1 victory over Sabres

IAN QUILLEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington goalie Philipp Grubauer insisted his focus Friday night was like any other, even with his parents watching for the first time. Whatever he did worked. Grubauer made 32 saves in relief of normal starter Braden Holtby, helping ...

Bills WR Watkins set to make return

MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins will make his long-awaited return this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bills' top wideout has missed the last two months after aggravating a left foot injury, and was placed ...

Red Wings end skid with 2-1 shootout win over Sabres

MATTHEW FAIRBURN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Detroit Red Wings forward Thomas Vanek heard the boos and knew exactly what move he would use in his shootout attempt. Vanek drifted down the ice and waved his stick over the puck before firing a shot past Robin Lehner's glove to ...

Buffalo Bills Week 11 Report Card

The Buffalo Bills snapped a three-game losing streak and kept its playoff hopes alive. LeSean McCoy scored a rushing touchdown, Dan Carpenter kicked three field goals and Stephon Gilmore had two interceptions in the Bills' 16-12 win Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals. McCoy had five ...

AP source: Bills McCoy expected to play after thumb surgery

JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is expected to play against Jacksonville this weekend after having surgery to repair a dislocated left ...

O’Reilly seals Sabres’ 2-1 shootout win over Penguins

JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For once, Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma couldn't complain about his team's lack of offense. Anders Nilsson stopped 46 shots, plus three more in the shootout, to stymie the Sidney Crosby-led Pittsburgh Penguins. And one goal in ...

John Daly unretires, will pursue 2018 Olympic skeleton spot

TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer John Daly was painstakingly close to an Olympic skeleton medal in 2014, and when it slipped out of reach in one disastrous moment he insisted that he would never compete again. He was wrong. Daly has unretired, making the surprise announcement on Monday that ...

Tainted Ramirez, Rodriguez on Hall ballot with Guerrero

NEW YORK (AP) — Steroids-tainted stars Manny Ramirez and Ivan Rodriguez are on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot for the first time along with Vladimir Guerrero. Jeff Bagwell is the top holdover on the 2017 Baseball Writers' Association of America 34-player ballot announced Monday. He fell 15 ...

Buffalo Bills hopeful Dareus will play against Cincinnati

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With an additional week off, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus might finally be in a position to play his second game of the season. Though listing Dareus as questionable on Friday, coach Rex Ryan said he's "feeling pretty good about the big man" ...

Killorn leads Lightning to 4-1 win over Sabres

JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning's offense looks fine so far minus captain Steven Stamkos. A few acrobatic saves by goalie Ben Bishop didn't hurt either. Nikita Kucherov scored to increase his team-leading point total to 22, and Alex Killorn ...

Bills have signed veteran safety James Ihedigbo

MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed veteran safety James Ihedigbo. The 32-year-old has played for four teams in eight seasons, starting 52 games. Ihedigbo entered the league in 2008 with the New York Jets and played for Bills coach ...

Schwartz, Brodziak score in third as Blues beat Sabres 4-1

JOE HARRIS, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robby Fabbri insists nothing has changed since being a healthy scratch for the first time in his career. His play says otherwise. Jaden Schwartz and Kyle Brodziak scored early in the third period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 ...

Lappin, Palmieri lead Devils to 4-2 win over Sabres

MATT SUGAM, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With a four game road trip looming, the New Jersey Devils knew how important two back-to-back, home-and-home sets would be. Kyle Quincey said the team's goal was to win all four games. New Jersey went out and did just that. Nick Lappin ...

Lappin, Palmieri lead Devils to 4-2 win over Sabres

MATT SUGAM, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With a four game road trip looming, the New Jersey Devils knew how important two back-to-back, home-and-home sets would be. Kyle Quincey said the team's goal was to win all four games. New Jersey went out and did just that. Nick Lappin ...

Bills coach Ryan responds to Carroll and fan’s sexist taunt

JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Before taking a few days off during the Bills bye week, coach Rex Ryan had a few frustrations to get off his chest regarding the Seahawks, and one of their fans who taunted Buffalo assistant Kathryn Smith. Ryan rallied to the defense of ...

Sabres forward Kane set to return, Eichel not far behind

JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres forward Evander Kane is set to return on Wednesday, and star center Jack Eichel might not be too far behind. Coach Dan Bylsma announced that Kane will play against Ottawa in his first game since missing 11 with broken ribs. As ...

Buffalo angry at mishandled call by officials in 31-25 loss

TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Rex Ryan and the rest of the Buffalo Bills were furious at how Walt Anderson and his officiating crew handled the final moments of the first half that had a bigger impact in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. The Bills ended up losing ...