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Buffalo Bills sign receiver Ross; release receiver Listenbee

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have exchanged one speedy receiver for another by signing Rashad Ross and cutting Kolby Listenbee. Nicknamed "The Rocket," Ross was a track standout at Arizona State and has appeared in 22 NFL games split between Chicago and Washington over the ...

Tebow Watch: Tebow showing some consistency at the plate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow has had hits in four of his last six games and might be developing some consistency at the plate with the Columbia Fireflies. The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback played in seven games this week for the New York Mets' Class A South Atlantic ...

Sabres sign defenseman Victor Antipin to 1-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Victor Antipin to a one-year, entry-level contract. New general manager Jason Botterill announced the deal Thursday. The Sabres had been linked to the 24-year-old free agent for some time. Antipin, a native of Kazakhstan who ...

Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month. The outrage on social media, the mea culpa by an airline CEO, the promise to ...

Crawford stays unbeaten with 10-round rout of Diaz

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Crawford patted Felix Diaz on the head and pounded uppercuts into his eye in his latest dominant victory. His next fight could bring him all four 140-pound belts. Or it could bring him Manny Pacquiao. Crawford remained unbeaten ...

Bills sign 1st-round pick White as part of eventful day

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White already knows how he's going to spend a portion of his first paycheck. Buffalo's rookie first-round draft pick is going to buy his mother, LaShawnita Ruffins, a house. "She's been renting homes ...

Bills sign 2nd-round pick, offensive lineman Dion Dawkins

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Bills have signed offensive lineman Dion Dawkins, the second of Buffalo's two second-round draft picks. The 23-year-old out of Temple is listed at 6-foot-4 and 314 pounds and was selected 63rd overall. Dawkins was a three-year starter mostly at left tackle, but ...

NHL’s 20 greatest teams filled with Stanley Cup dynasties

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer The "Great One" thinks the 1986-87 Edmonton Oilers are the greatest team he played on, but there's no shortage of debate over whether that's the best team of all-time. Four of Wayne Gretzky's 1980s Oilers dynasty teams are among the 20 "Greatest NHL teams" ...

US comes back to beat Russia 5-3 at ice hockey worlds

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — The United States came back three times to hand Russia its first defeat 5-3 and top Group A with its sixth straight win at the ice hockey world championship on Tuesday. Kevin Hayes scored two goals in his second game at the tournament, and Anders Lee earned the ...

ESPN’s Mowins set to be 1st woman to call NFL game since ’87

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN has tapped Beth Mowins to call the second part of a season-opening "Monday Night Football" doubleheader in September, making her the first woman do play-by-play duties on an NFL game in 30 years. The network says Mowins will team with former NFL Coach Rex Ryan when ...

Bills new GM Brandon Beane foresees smooth transition

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Though he still has a scouting staff to hire, Brandon Beane foresees making a smooth transition into his new role as the Buffalo Bills general manager. The biggest plus Beane outlined during his inaugural news conference on Friday ...

Jason Botterill leaves Penguins to take over as Sabres’ GM

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Botterill has no second thoughts over leaving the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins while they are in the midst of yet another playoff run. The lure of returning to the Buffalo Sabres, an organization with which Botterill ...

Sabres hire Penguins’ Jason Botterill as general manager

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Botterill is leaving the Pittsburgh Penguins' bid to defend their Stanley Cup title for an opportunity to build the Buffalo Sabres into contenders as general manager. The Sabres hired the Penguins associate GM on Thursday to lead ...

Buffalo Bills hire Brandon Beane as general manager

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Carolina connection continues for the Buffalo Bills in their offseason front-office overhaul. Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane was hired on Tuesday to fill the Bills' GM vacancy in yet another indication of ...

Tebow re-ups with ESPN to be analyst for SEC Network

By The Associated Press ESPN has announced a multiyear agreement with Tim Tebow, who will continue as an analyst on the SEC Network. Tebow has worked as a studio analyst for the SEC Network since its 2014 debut. He will remain part of "SEC Nation," the network's traveling Saturday pregame ...

Bobsledders to honor Steven Holcomb in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — A memorial service for U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb will be held Thursday evening in Lake Placid, New York. Holcomb died unexpectedly on Saturday at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. The three-time Olympic medalist and five-time world champion was 37. An ...

Germany stuns US 2-1 at ice worlds; Canada, Russia win

By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Winger Patrick Hager scored a late winning goal on his home ice as Germany stunned the United States with a 2-1 win on the opening day of the ice hockey world championships on Friday. Three minutes after the Americans had equalized through ...

Tim Tebow’s week includes 4 hits, wrong side of no-hitter

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow scored on a walk-off walk and watched his Columbia Fireflies get no-hit a few days later. After his first month in pro baseball, the New York Mets prospect and former Heisman Trophy winner seems to be getting more comfortable on the baseball field. The ...

Bills decline to pick up 5th-year option on Watkins contract

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Starting receiver Sammy Watkins is going to have to stay healthy and prove his value on the field if the Buffalo Bills intend to keep their former first-round pick beyond this season. Rookie coach Sean McDermott announced that the ...

NHL extends deal for Buffalo to host combine through 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine is staying in Buffalo through 2019. The league announced it awarded the Buffalo Sabres a two-year extension to continue hosting the combine at its downtown arena and neighboring HarborCenter hotel/rink complex. The Sabres began ...