New York Sports

Bills hire Alabama’s Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills hired Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator Sunday. Coach Sean McDermott announced Daboll's hiring two days after firing Rick Dennison. The 42-year-old Daboll was the offensive coordinator for national champion Alabama. It was the sixth time he ...

Sexual misconduct allegations topple many state lawmakers

By The Associated Press State lawmakers across the country have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct over the past year as part of a national reckoning on the topic. A look at those who have resigned or faced other consequences: RESIGNED FROM OFFICE 1. Alaska: Rep. Dean Westlake, ...

Okposo has goal, assist in Sabres’ 3-1 win over Blue Jackets

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo welcomed the opportunity to capitalize on a fortunate bounce in a season during which very little has gone right for the offensively challenged Buffalo Sabres. "Yeah, hopefully that's a little gift from the hockey gods ...

Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison after the team finished 29th in offense this season. The team announced the move on Friday. Their running attack fell to sixth after leading the league the past two seasons. Buffalo's offense topped 300 yards ...

Tempers flare between Sabres’ Kane, Falk during practice

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley is OK with tempers flaring on his struggling team after forward Evander Kane and defenseman Justin Falk had to be separated following a brief shoving match during practice. Housley says it was "good to see some emotion" when asked about ...

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian to miss 4-6 weeks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will miss between four and six weeks with an injury to his lower left leg. Coach Phil Housley provided the update Thursday morning before the Sabres' home game against Columbus. Bogosian was hurt in practice a day earlier while ...

Mittelstadt shows Buffalo glimpse of future at world juniors

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A funny thing happened when the offensively challenged Sabres left town for two weeks to make way for the world junior hockey championship. Buffalo's win-starved hockey fans got a promising glimpse into the future thanks to Casey ...

Playoffs could change perception for QBs Taylor, Bortles

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Benched earlier this season and questioned for years, Tyrod Taylor and Blake Bortles have a chance to change public perception on the NFL's playoff stage. Taylor helped Buffalo end the longest, current postseason drought in North ...

Bills lament missed opportunities in AFC wild-card loss

By JOE REEDY, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Despite exceeding expectations by making the playoffs for the first time in 18 years, the Buffalo Bills lamented missed opportunities in their 10-3 loss to the Jaguars in an AFC wild-card game on Sunday. "I wanted to win this game ...

Jaguars defense shines in ugly, 10-3 victory against Bills

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey wasted little time turning his attention to Jacksonville's next playoff game. He also knew everyone else wanted to look back at that Week 5 matchup at Pittsburgh. "I'm sure they're thinking that game ...

Couturier stays hot, Flyers drop Sabres 4-1 for 3rd straight

By MIKE CRANSTON, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Barely a month removed from a 10-game losing streak, the Philadelphia Flyers have climbed back into playoff contention. They can thank the high-scoring trio of Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Couturier scored the ...

Sabres call up defenseman Guhle, goalie Ullmark from AHL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have called up top defensive prospect Brendan Guhle and goalie Linus Ullmark from their American Hockey League affiliate. The call-ups were made Monday, a day after Buffalo closed out seven straight games on the road with a 4-1 loss at Philadelphia. ...

Jags’ Marrone happy for Bills, but won’t delve into odd exit

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Doug Marrone's past and present are colliding in the playoffs. Marrone understands it's one of the main story lines heading into Jacksonville's AFC wild-card game against Buffalo (9-7), where he spent two seasons (2013-14) before ...

Bills fans flooding Andy Dalton’s foundation with donations

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Giddy Buffalo fans are making a surge in donations to Andy Dalton's foundation, their way of thanking the Bengals quarterback for his role in the Bills' long-awaited playoff appearance. Dalton's foundation reported Tuesday it has received more ...

Dolphins coach: Brawl involving Landry was ’embarrassing’

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Jarvis Landry's return to the Miami Dolphins in 2018 looked a little less likely Wednesday after coach Adam Gase delivered a stinging critique of the excitable receiver's behavior in the season finale. Landry and teammate Kenyan Drake ...

US beats Russia, advances to world junior semifinals

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The United States used another late goal to continue its gold medal defense at the world junior hockey championship. Kieffer Bellows scored his second goal with 7:29 left in the third period to lead the U.S. in a 4-2 quarterfinal ...

Hockey royalty pays tribute to Johnny Bower

TORONTO (AP) — Fans and a Who's Who of hockey remembered Johnny Bower as a great goaltender and a better man. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Hall of Famers Yvan Cournoyer, Red Kelly, Frank Mahovlich, Darryl Sittler and Doug Gilmour were just some of the hockey elite on hand Wednesday for ...

Bills RB McCoy misses practice and listed day to day

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Richie Incognito is so accustomed to people counting out the Bills this season, the veteran guard isn't fazed by questions regarding injured running back LeSean McCoy's uncertain status for Buffalo's AFC wild-card playoff game at ...

USA Hockey: 5 goalies in mix to fill 2 Olympic roster spots

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — USA Hockey's Jim Johansson is going to keep everyone guessing for at least another week before filling the two remaining goalie spots on the Olympic men's national team roster. The U.S. team's general manager on Tuesday revealed there ...

Bills coach: Tests negative on LeSean McCoy’s ankle injury

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says medical test results on LeSean McCoy's injured right ankle were negative, giving the running back a chance to play against Jacksonville in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday. McDermott would ...