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NFL official on leave; accused of calling player vulgar name

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer The NFL has placed official Roy Ellison on administrative leave while it investigates an accusation that he called Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes a vulgar name during Buffalo's game at Miami on Sunday. The league confirmed Ellison's status and the ...

Matthews nets 2nd goal late in OT as Maple Leafs edge Sabres

By The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his second goal with three seconds on the clock in overtime, and the Toronto Maple Leafs matched their best start in 84 years with a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. The Maple Leafs won their fifth ...

NFL refs back official accused of calling player vulgar name

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer The NFL Referees Association is questioning why the league isn't focusing more attention on Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes for threatening umpire Roy Ellison following Buffalo's game at Miami last weekend. Ellison has been placed on administrative leave ...

Lightning end Sabres’ winning streak at 10 games

By The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Paquette broke a tie with 5:41 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Buffalo Sabres' franchise-record-tying winning streak at 10 games with a 5-4 victory Thursday night. Paquette beat Carter Hutton from then top of the left circle. Dan ...

Sabres beat Red Wings 3-2 in shootout for 9th straight win

By PAUL HARRIS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres continue to find ways to win. Sam Reinhart and Tage Thompson scored in a seven-round shootout to give the Sabres their ninth consecutive victory, 3-2 over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Buffalo (16-6-2) is one ...

Bills QB Allen returns to beat Jaguars, silence Ramsey

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — While leading the Buffalo Bills to a second straight win, it sounds as if rookie quarterback Josh Allen might have made a positive impression on one of his harshest critics. After he was reminded this week of how Jacksonville ...

Brady new NFL leader in yards passing, Pats top Jets 27-13

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady set yet another NFL record. Ho-hum. The New England Patriots quarterback was more excited about earning another victory. Brady threw two touchdown passes and became the career leader in total yards passing ...

Pominville’s goal completes comeback as Sabres beat Wild 3-2

By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A year after finishing with the worst record in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres are making a habit of rallying in their second year under coach Phil Housley. Jason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining and Buffalo extended its winning ...

Sheary scores in 7th round of shootout, Sabres beat Jets 2-1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Conor Sheary and Carter Hutton gave the surging Buffalo Sabres another full two points in the standings. Sheary scored in the seventh round of a shootout, Hutton stopped 25 shots and the Sabres beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Friday night for their fourth straight ...

Struggles aside, Bills GM not veering from rebuilding plan

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With little money to spend and few impact players interested in signing with the Bills given the uncertainty at quarterback this past offseason, general manager Brandon Beane understood Buffalo's offense was going to ...

Jets hit bye-week break with lots of uncertainty, fan unrest

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Todd Bowles walked off the field at MetLife Stadium and disappeared into the tunnel, many New York Jets fans figured that was the last time they'd see him on their team's sideline. Not quite. Not yet. An embarrassing ...

Syracuse-Notre Dame matchup headlines ACC’s 12th week

By The Associated Press Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 12: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 12 Syracuse vs. No. 3 Notre Dame. Coach Dino Babers' Orange (8-2, 5-2, No. 12 CFP) have been the surprise story of the season in the ACC, making a case for a New Year's Six bowl berth ...

Bills coach: QB Allen will regain starting job when healthy

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It appears as if journeyman quarterback Matt Barkley's successful debut as the Buffalo Bills starter will be limited to one outing. A day after a 41-10 win at the New York Jets, in which Barkley breathed life into an anemic offense ...

Bills release turnover-prone quarterback Nathan Peterman

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Nathan Peterman's turnover-over prone days with the Buffalo Bills are over after the second-year player was cut by the team on Monday. The move was announced as the Bills (3-7) enter their bye week, and not long after coach Sean ...

Bills cut receiver Pryor in latest move during bye week

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have released receiver Terrelle Pryor two weeks after signing the eighth-year player. The move was announced Tuesday during the Bills' bye week. Pryor had just two catches on eight targets for 17 yards in two games. He became the odd man out after ...

Leipold transforming Buffalo football from pushover to power

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo coach Lance Leipold interjected when asked how quickly it took him to turn around a team that went from two victories to being on the verge of winning 10 games for the first time since the university began tracking football ...

Hutton stops 29 shots in Sabres’ 2-1 win over Lightning

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Frantic as the final minute appeared, Buffalo Sabres goalie Carter Hutton reveled in the challenge of staring down Nikita Kucherov and the high-scoring Tampa Bay Lightning. "It was mayhem," Hutton said after stopping 29 shots to ...

Barkley, Bills light up listless Jets 41-10

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Matt Barkley had just put the finishing touches on a stunning victory when he jogged over to the sideline, found his mother in the stands and handed her his well-deserved game ball. It was quite a moment for the ...

Bills coach: QB Allen will regain starting job when healthy

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says rookie quarterback Josh Allen will reclaim the starting job should he be healthy when the team returns from its bye week off. McDermott made the announcement Monday, a day after journeyman ...

Bowles remains Jets coach despite team’s struggles, bad loss

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Bowles remains coach of the New York Jets despite the team's struggles that included an embarrassing loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Bowles' job status appeared extremely shaky after the Jets' 41-10 loss, their fourth ...