New York Sports

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, ...

UConn, Miss St, Baylor, Notre Dame top seeds in NCAA reveal

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After a week full of upsets, the NCAA women's basketball committee revealed its projected top 16 seeds for the final time before selection Monday. UConn, Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame would be the top seeds if the season was ...

Kane leads Blackhawks to 5-1 win in Buffalo homecoming

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Kane felt a little sheepish for being a little too emotional during a fist-pumping celebration after extending Chicago's lead to four goals in the third period. It certainly wasn't a clutch goal or anything like that. The ...

Sabres snap Blues’ 6-game winning streak with 3-2 win

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Robin Lehner and the Buffalo Sabres have been on a roll since the goalie questioned his teammates' commitment a week ago. Lehner stopped 16 shots in the third period and 37 overall, and the Sabres snapped the St. Louis Blues' six-game ...

Cashman: Yankees not waving white flag in transition year

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brian Cashman says the Yankees are "not waving any white flag while transitioning" to a younger team. "We have the potential to be a championship-caliber team," the New York general manager said Thursday. "Listen, if we stay healthy and ...

Buffalo Bills reach deal to re-sign linebacker Ramon Humber

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have agreed to re-sign backup linebacker and special teams player Ramon Humber. The deal was reached on Thursday, a month before Humber was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. He has eight years of NFL experience and was signed by ...

AP Source: NFL bars Kelly from combine due to past troubles

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly's past troubles are the reasons the NFL revoked his invitation to the league's scouting combine. A person familiar with the league's decision told The Associated Press that Kelly is barred from ...

Reinhart, Kane score; Lehner perfect as Sabres beat Avs 2-0

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evander Kane helped the Buffalo Sabres to their first winning streak in nearly a month. There's more work to do if this run is to become a playoff push, though. "We need to go back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back," Kane said ...

Hal Steinbrenner speaks highly of Girardi and Cashman

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner doesn't plan on talking with Joe Girardi about a new contract in the near future but spoke highly of the manager's performance. Girardi is in the final season of a $16 million, four-year deal and ...

Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter had surgery Friday and will be out at least a month after fracturing his right forearm punching a chair Thursday night during the Thunder’s victory over the Dallas Mavericks

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter had surgery Friday and will be out at least a month after fracturing his right forearm by punching a chair during a win over the Dallas Mavericks. The team said Kanter will be re-evaluated in four ...