New York Sports

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 ...

Bills reverse tank talk by ending 17-year playoff drought

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It took four months and a dramatic turn of events on one of the final plays of the NFL's regular season for coach Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills to finally — and succinctly — put to rest any suggestion the team had any ...

Bundle up: USA-Canada hockey rivalry going outdoors

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Whether it's indoors or now outdoors, Canada coach Dominique Ducharme doesn't expect the bitter elements to chill the cross-border hockey rivalry his nation has developed against the United States. "We're rivals. It's always been ...

Another touchdown reversal has NFL facing more scrutiny

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer With yet another touchdown reversal by officiating chief Al Riveron, the only thing that's "clear and obvious" anymore is the owners' decision to grant full replay authority to NFL headquarters has only added to the league's cluster of ...

Bills owner Pegula questions NFL replay review inconsistency

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills owner Terry Pegula wondered what television NFL officials were watching in questioning inconsistencies in video replay rulings after Buffalo receiver Kelvin Benjamin's touchdown was overturned in a loss at New England last ...

Gadjovich scores twice, Canada routs Slovakia 6-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jonah Gadjovich scored twice and Canada routed Slovakia 6-0 on Wednesday night to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship. Maxime Comtois, Taylor Raddysh, Sam Steel and Jordan Kyrou also scored and Colton Point made 20 saves. Canada was coming off a 4-2 ...

Finland defeats Denmark 4-1 at world juniors

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Juuso Valimaki and Henri Jokiharju each had a goal and assist in leading Finland to a 4-1 victory over Denmark at the world junior hockey championships on Thursday. Joona Koppanen and Aapeli Rasanen scored the other goals to give Finland a 2-0 lead in the first seven ...

Bills activate safety Anderson, release safety Elston

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have activated safety Colt Anderson after he missed the past 11 weeks with a broken forearm. The Bills opened a roster spot for Anderson by releasing safety Trae Elston in pair of moves made on Thursday. Buffalo is 8-7 and still in playoff ...

US dominates Denmark to open world junior championship

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Casey Mittelstadt got the United States off to a quick start in its title defense at the world junior hockey championship. Mittelstadt scored twice in the first period, Kieffer Bellows also had two goals and Joseph Woll made 17 ...

Inconsistencies catch up to Dolphins in loss to Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Jay Cutler couldn't escape questions over the Miami Dolphins inconsistencies on offense all season long. The quarterback was busy confronting them again following a 24-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday that dropped the ...