New York Sports

Fred Jackson cherishes chance to retire with Buffalo Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Fred Jackson was so strapped for cash while playing professional football in Germany, he and his wife had to rely on their poker winnings to afford going out for fancy dinners. "I was broke," the former Buffalo Bills running back ...

Changing losing culture top offseason priority for Sabres GM

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Having known mostly success over the past decade with the Penguins, Jason Botterill received a sobering introduction to life at the bottom of the NHL during his first season as Buffalo Sabres general manager. "I've been here for one ...

Foligno brothers savoring first simultaneous NHL postseason

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nick Foligno sent the text message on Sunday to his family members , promising an enjoyable evening of experiencing and watching the NHL playoffs. "This is going to be a big night for the Folignos," he tapped out on his ...

McCarron unfazed by talk of Bills drafting a quarterback

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — AJ McCarron couldn't help notice the number of draft-eligible quarterback prospects the Buffalo Bills have paraded through their facility in recent days. UCLA's Josh Allen was in town Monday. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield visited last ...

Bills open offseason workouts by signing receiver Kerley

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills began addressing their needs at receiver by signing free agent Jeremy Kerley to a one-year contract as part of a series of moves in opening their offseason conditioning program. Kerley has seven seasons of NFL ...

Jim Kelly progressing ‘remarkably well’ after cancer surgery

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer Jim Kelly is progressing so "remarkably well" two weeks after surgery to have cancer removed from his jaw, his doctor expects the Hall of Fame quarterback to be released from the hospital soon. "I'm very optimistic," said Mount Sinai head and neck surgeon ...

Bills guard Richie Incognito texts The AP he’s ‘done’

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito said he's "done" in a text The Associated Press on Tuesday amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons. Incognito followed up the text message with a laughing-face ...

O’Reilly: Sabres adopted mindset of ‘being OK with losing’

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly was unable to hide his dejection as he acknowledged that the Sabres' latest last-place finish led him to question his love for hockey. If that wasn't enough, the high-priced center accused the Sabres of adopting a mindset ...

Sabres clinch 31st following 4-2 loss to Senators

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Three years after bottoming out, the Buffalo Sabres found a way to achieve a new low. A 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night assured Buffalo of becoming the NHL's first team to finish 31st following this season's addition ...

Maple Leafs beat Sabres 5-2, tie franchise mark for points

TORONTO (AP) — William Nylander and Auston Matthews each had two goals and an assist as the playoff-bound Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Monday night. Andreas Johnsson also scored as Maple Leafs extended a franchise record with their 48th win and matched the team mark for ...

Uncommon path should ease NHL learning curve for Tolvanen

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer The secret was out pretty quickly. A week before the 2015 playoffs, the United States Hockey League's Sioux City Musketeers invited prospect Eeli Tolvanen to skate with them to see about signing him for the following season. He stood out among older players ...

Sabres D Antipin taken off ice on stretcher at Nashville

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Buffalo coach Phil Housley says Victor Antipin is doing good but the Sabres will know more Sunday about the defenseman who was taken off the ice on a stretcher to a local hospital. "As far as I know, he's doing well right now," ...

Sabres’ Antipin out indefinitely with concussion after hit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres say Victor Antipin suffered a concussion and a broken nose when he was boarded during Saturday night's game against the Nashville Predators. The Sabres say Antipin also suffered cuts to his face and dental injuries when he was hit by Predators ...

Reinhart scores 3 as Sabres stun NHL-leading Predators 7-4

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres saw defenseman Victor Antipin taken off the ice on a stretcher after being boarded. Then, they took it out on the Nashville Predators by scoring three goals on the ensuing 5-minute major. "We were able to make ...

Red Wings snap 11-game road skid with 6-3 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg isn't sure how many more milestones he has left as he prepares to complete his 15th season in Detroit. The 37-year-old is eager to find out. "I hope so," Zetterberg said after picking up his 954th ...

Tanks for nothing: Some NHL teams can’t win for losing

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel has difficulty accepting the sorry state of the Buffalo Sabres, who haven't had a sniff at the playoffs in the three years since his celebrated arrival. "When I got drafted, if you would've said we'd be in this position, I ...

Sabres snap Leafs’ club-record 13-game home winning streak

TORONTO (AP) — Looking to extend one franchise mark and set another, the Toronto Maple Leafs entered Monday 25 spots ahead of the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL standings. That didn't matter to Jack Eichel. The Sabres star scored his second goal of the game midway through the third period to ...

St. Cloud State’s Borgen signs 3-year contract with Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Defenseman Will Borgen is skipping his senior season at St. Cloud State after signing a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Borgen's contract with the Sabres won't kick in until next season. He will finish this year playing for Buffalo's minor-league ...

Rookie Keller sets up 2 in Coyotes’ 4-1 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Clayton Keller and the Arizona Coyotes' youth were too much in providing the Sabres a sobering reminder of why Buffalo belongs at the bottom of the NHL standings. Keller set up two goals to set the franchise record for points in a ...

Zay Jones’ father says Bills receiver is ‘going to be fine’

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and JOHN WAWROW, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zay Jones is with family and is going to be fine, the Buffalo Bills receiver's father said Wednesday, two days after his son was arrested following a naked, bloody argument with his brother. Robert Jones posted a note ...