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Damar Hamlin’s toy drive: What’s the plan for the $8.6M?

NEW YORK (AP) — Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin plans to support young people through education and sports with the $8.6 million in GoFundMe donations that unexpectedly poured into his toy drive fundraiser after he suffered a cardiac arrest in the middle of a game last week. He will also ...

Albany (NY) wins 89-63 against UMass-Lowell

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sarju Patel scored 23 points as Albany (NY) beat UMass-Lowell 89-63 on Sunday. Patel added five rebounds for the Great Danes (6-12, 1-2 America East Conference). Gerald Drumgoole Jr. scored 22 points while going 6 of 13 from the floor, including 5 for 6 from distance, and ...

Bills win for Hamlin and eliminate Patriots from playoffs

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The echoes of "Let's Go Buffalo!" pregame chants were still reverberating through an emotionally charged Bills stadium celebrating injured safety Damar Hamlin, when another roar suddenly erupted as Nyheim Hines returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a ...

Dahlin, Olofsson help Sabres beat Wild 6-5 in OT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rasmus Dahlin had two goals and three assists, Victor Olofsson also scored twice — including the winner with 18.3 seconds left in overtime — as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Minnesota Wild 6-5 on Saturday night. Tage Thompson and Dylan Cozens also scored for the ...

Hammond leads UMass-Lowell against Albany (NY) after 20-point outing

UMass-Lowell takes on the Albany (NY) Great Danes after Everette Hammond scored 20 points in the River Hawks' 72-70 win over the Maine Black Bears. Sunday's meeting is the first of the season between the two squads. Albany (NY) is 0-2 against the America East, and UMass-Lowell is 2-0 against ...

Hamlin, still critical, continues recovery, tweets thanks

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Doctors described Damar Hamlin's neurological function as "excellent" Saturday, as the Buffalo Bills safety continued making progress in his recovery after having to be resuscitated on the field in a game at Cincinnati on Monday. In providing their daily update on ...

Patriots’ playoff spot on line at emotionally driven Bills

The New England Patriots are a win from clinching their 13th playoff berth in 14 seasons. They will close their against a Buffalo Bills team who'll be motivated to win for safety Damar Hamlin, who is recovering after going into cardiac arrest on the field in Cincinnati. The Bills have gone from ...

Northern Illinois visits Buffalo after Jones’ 20-point outing

Buffalo hosts the Northern Illinois Huskies after Curtis Jones scored 20 points in Buffalo's 75-72 victory against the Ohio Bobcats. Saturday's meeting is the first of the season for the two teams. Buffalo is 1-0 against the MAC, and Northern Illinois is 0-1 against conference ...

Patriots navigating uncertainty as matchup with Bills looms

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick doesn't usually watch Monday night games on television. But with the Patriots preparing to play the Bills, and with New England's playoff hopes hinging on a victory, the longtime coach happened to have the Buffalo-Cincinnati game on. That means ...

Bills uplifted by Hamlin’s progress, hope to show resilience

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills got a much-needed jolt of good news on Thursday. Coach Sean McDermott and his team found out that safety Damar Hamlin has made remarkable progress in his recovery since his heart stopped during Monday night's game. In three days since the Bills ...

NFL still considering scheduling options, Week 18 unchanged

The NFL is still considering various options following the suspension of the Bills-Bengals game, including possibly eliminating the bye week before the Super Bowl. The Bills-Patriots game set for Sunday in Buffalo and the rest of the Week 18 games remain on schedule. The pivotal Bills-Bengals ...

Fans give millions to Damar Hamlin’s toy drive for kids

Damar Hamlin's goal was simple: He wanted to raise $2,500 online to buy toys for needy kids. It took about two years. Then came Monday, when the Buffalo Bills safety was critically injured and needed his heart restarted on the field in a chilling scene that unfolded during a nationally ...

Buffalo secures 75-72 win over Ohio

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Curtis Jones scored 20 points as Buffalo beat Ohio 75-72 on Tuesday night in a Mid-American Conference opener. AJ Clayton's 3-pointer pulled Ohio to 74-72 with 12 seconds left, but Miles Brown missed a 3 for the Bobcats to end it. Jones also had nine rebounds for the ...

NFL players, communities rally for Bills safety Damar Hamlin

With tears beginning to well, Tennessee Titans linebacker Rashad Weaver shook his head and lowered it to his knees, his body swaying as he tried to express what it was like watching friend and former college teammate Damar Hamlin having to be resuscitated back to life on the football field. "I ...

Jets’ playoff hopes slide away again with 5th straight loss

SEATTLE (AP) — The New York Jets' lengthy slide finally reached the bottom. From legitimate playoff contenders barely a month ago to yet another postseason spent at home as a spectator. New York was eliminated from postseason contention with its 23-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, ...

Kraken snap 3-game skid with 4-1 win over NY Islanders

SEATTLE (AP) — Eeli Tolvanen scored his first goal in a Seattle uniform since coming over from Nashville, and the Kraken halted a three-game winless streak on Sunday night by beating the New York Islanders 4-1. Adam Larsson, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Brandon Tanev also scored for the Kraken. ...

Bills, Bengals AFC showdown highlighted by Allen vs. Burrow

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Had he not been traded to Buffalo two months ago, Bills running back Nyheim Hines knows exactly where he would have been on Monday night. Hynes would be glued to his TV watching the first of what could be many-more-to-come duels between two of the NFL's rising star ...

Syracuse overcomes Boston College 79-65 after slow start

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Girard scored 24 points, Benny Williams had a double-double, and Syracuse overcame a slow start to defeat Boston College 79-65 on Saturday. Syracuse trailed by seven points with about 13 minutes remaining in the first half but Girardi, who had 13 first-half points, ...

Hall returns for Spartans in 89-68 win over Buffalo

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Joey Hauser and A.J. Hoggard posted double-doubles and Michigan State welcomed Malik Hall back to the floor in an 89-68 victory over Buffalo on Friday night. Hall, a double-figures scorer who missed the past eight games with a left foot injury, had his minutes ...

Ibrahim powers Minnesota past Syracuse in Pinstripe Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for 71 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown and became Minnesota's all-time rushing leader in the Golden Gophers' 28-20 win over Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. Ibrahim, who missed virtually all of last year with a ruptured ...