New York Sports

Bills linebacker Matt Milano out with broken left leg

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starting linebacker Matt Milano will miss the final three weeks of the season with a broken left leg, while the status of running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory are considered more promising. Milano had surgery for a ...

Claude Giroux’s goal, 3 assists send Flyers past Sabres 6-2

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Claude Giroux was nervous about centering the Philadelphia Flyers' top line for the first time in two seasons. Once he settled in, Giroux guided the Flyers to their most goals in a game in nearly two months. Philadelphia's captain ...

NFL fines Bills’ Jerry Hughes $53K for yelling at official

NEW YORK (AP) — Buffalo defensive end Jerry Hughes was fined $53,482 by the NFL on Saturday for confronting an official in the tunnel after the Bills-Dolphins game last weekend. Hughes accused the official of calling him a vulgar name. "I'll catch you. I'll catch you, guaranteed," Hughes ...

Darnold leads Jets to 27-23 win over Allen, Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Darnold had difficulty containing his excitement after the New York Jets rookie enjoyed his first fourth-quarter comeback victory in the NFL. On the other side of the tunnel, Buffalo rookie Josh Allen had difficulty keeping his ...

Miscues cost Bills in 27-23 loss to New York Jets

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Sean McDermott knows the Buffalo Bills aren't going to win too many more games if they keep allowing opponents to start drives at midfield — or beyond. "That wasn't part of the game plan, for them to start at the 48," ...

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 ...

Bills to lean on youth entering final month of season

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Left tackle Dion Dawkins scans the Buffalo Bills locker room from the vantage point of his corner stall and sees a glimpse of a young and promising future core of a team beginning to emerge. "It's just like a freshman class at ...

Jets’ Darnold fully practices, on track to start vs. Bills

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is one step closer to returning from his foot injury. The New York Jets rookie quarterback was a full participant at practice Wednesday, putting him on track to start at Buffalo against the Bills on ...

Bills, Jets futures on display with rookie QBs set to start

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The only time rookie quarterbacks Josh Allen and Sam Darnold got on the field when the Bills faced the Jets a month ago was to shake hands following Buffalo's lopsided victory. On Sunday, much more is anticipated from both when the ...

Chiefs sign former Bills WR Benjamin through end of season

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to a one-year contract, taking a low-risk gamble that they can become the team that finally allows the 2014 first-round draft pick to live up to expectations. The Chiefs ...

Buffalo Bills cut underperforming receiver Kelvin Benjamin

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills cut Kelvin Benjamin with four weeks left in the season in an indication of how poorly the receiver underperformed during his 13 months with the team. The move, announced by the Bills on Tuesday, came as a surprise ...

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 ...