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Sabres acquire Pominville, Scandella in trade with Wild

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former Sabres captain Jason Pominville is returning to Buffalo after being acquired along with defenseman Marco Scandella in a four-player trade with the Minnesota Wild. In exchange, the Wild acquired forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus ...

Buffalo Sabres hire Sexton, Greeley to assistant GM jobs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill continued filling out his staff by hiring Randy Sexton and Steve Greeley as assistant GMs. Their responsibilities will include player development and overseeing Buffalo's minor-league affiliates, with Sexton also named GM of ...

Game on … and on: 11-day hockey marathon set for Buffalo

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians ...

GM Botterill expects Sabres to lose out on signing Petersen

CHICAGO (AP) — Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has all but given up on signing goalie prospect Cal Petersen. Botterill tells reporters he expects the former Notre Dame star to pursue free agency at the end of next week, and doesn't foresee him signing with Buffalo. Though ...

2017-18 Buffalo Sabres Schedule

By The Associated Press All Times Eastern Oct. 5 Montreal, 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Oct. 9 New Jersey, 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. Oct. 20 Vancouver, 7 p.m. Oct. 21 ...

Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Canadiens

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from the Montreal Canadiens for a third-round pick. Buffalo sent the 68th overall pick in the 2017 draft to Montreal for the pending restricted free agent. The teams announced the trade Saturday prior to the ...

Vegas Golden Knights may get franchise goalie, young roster

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer George McPhee can't wait to fill the white board, the one in the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft room. On Wednesday night, the staff will start adding the names of players who will become part of the expansion team for its first NHL season. "We're ...

WNBA brings back 3-point contest to All-Star Game

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest to the All-Star Game. For the first time since the 2009 All-Star Game, the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game on July 22 in Seattle. "The 3-point contest is ...

Housley home-coming: Returning to Buffalo as Sabres coach

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Housley still remembers high-fiving Sabres fans at Memorial Auditorium in opening his Hall of Fame career in Buffalo during the 1980s. Now, Housley is looking forward to bringing that type of excitement back to Buffalo — this ...

Sabres GM: Kyle Okposo on track for start of training camp

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is on track to report for the start of training camp in September in recovering from an undisclosed illness that placed his future in question two months ago. General manager Jason Botterill provided ...

Bills’ Dareus makes 1st pitch in bid to put troubles behind

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It was "Marcell Dareus Day" at Buffalo's Triple-A ballpark, and the Bills defensive tackle arrived in a playful mood. In throwing out the first pitch, Dareus mugged for the cameras with Bisons' mascots Chip and Buster, ordered a ...

NHL turns to Vegas expansion draft, unpredictable offseason

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer The first expansion draft in the salary-cap era has even the most seasoned NHL general managers unsure of what is going to happen over the next few weeks. "You expect the unexpected," Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello said. The most unpredictable and ...

Sabres re-sign goalie Ullmark to 2-year contract extension

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed goalie Linus Ullmark to a two-year, $1.5 million contract extension. Ullmark completed the final year of his rookie contract and was eligible to become a restricted free agent next month. Though spending much of the past two seasons ...

Sabres GM Botterill hopes to hire coach by early next week

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres' coaching search has resumed, with general manager Jason Botterill telling The Associated Press he hopes to make a decision by early next week. Botterill declined to reveal what candidates from the two Stanley Cup ...

NFL suspends Buffalo Bills receiver Walt Powell for 4 games

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Buffalo Bills backup receiver Walt Powell for the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. Without revealing the substance, Powell issued a statement through the team saying he ...

Bills’ Watkins takes next step recovering from foot surgery

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins has begun participating in individual drills at practice as he recovers from offseason surgery to repair a broken left foot. Coach Sean McDermott says Watkins has been on the field since ...

Bills host free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin for a visit

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With prompting from running back LeSean McCoy, free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin is making the Buffalo Bills the first stop in his bid to land a new job. The Bills announced they were hosting Maclin for a visit on Tuesday, four days after the seven-year veteran was ...

Buffalo Bills sign receiver Ross; release receiver Listenbee

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have exchanged one speedy receiver for another by signing Rashad Ross and cutting Kolby Listenbee. Nicknamed "The Rocket," Ross was a track standout at Arizona State and has appeared in 22 NFL games split between Chicago and Washington over the ...

Tebow Watch: Tebow showing some consistency at the plate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow has had hits in four of his last six games and might be developing some consistency at the plate with the Columbia Fireflies. The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback played in seven games this week for the New York Mets' Class A South Atlantic ...

Sabres sign defenseman Victor Antipin to 1-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Victor Antipin to a one-year, entry-level contract. New general manager Jason Botterill announced the deal Thursday. The Sabres had been linked to the 24-year-old free agent for some time. Antipin, a native of Kazakhstan who ...