New York Sports

No. 20 Syracuse women beat Wake Forest 85-64 on senior night

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Alexis Peterson scored 25 points, Briana Day had 17 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 20 Syracuse beat Wake Forest 85-64 on Thursday night. Peterson, who was 11 of 22 from the floor, scored four points during a 10-0 Syracuse run for a 15-5 lead and the Orange cruised into ...

Buffalo Sabres recall Bailey, Rodrigues for game at Colorado

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have returned from their bye week off by recalling forwards Justin Bailey and Evan Rodrigues from the minors. The moves were announced Friday when the Sabres were scheduled to travel to Colorado a day before their game against the Avalanche. Buffalo ...

Gillon’s 3 at buzzer lifts Syracuse past No. 10 Duke 78-75

By JOHN KEKIS, AP Sports Writer SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — John Gillon had done it before, just not quite on such a grand stage. With Syracuse desperate for a signature victory in what has been a so-so season, Gillon hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Syracuse upset No. ...

Super subs are now key players on pitching-dominated rosters

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jace Peterson starts out the day shagging fly balls in the outfield. Then, he changes gloves and heads to the infield to take some grounders. Don't try to label this guy with a position. He can play just about all of them. "Man, ...

Saranac Lake hosting 1st World Snowshoe Championships in US

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A snowy first three weeks of February is good news for the Adirondack hosts of the World Snowshoe Championships, being held in the United States for the first time later this week. Organizers say they're expecting more than 300 athletes to compete Saturday in the ...

UConn, Miss St, Baylor, Notre Dame top seeds in NCAA reveal

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After a week full of upsets, the NCAA women's basketball committee revealed its projected top 16 seeds for the final time before selection Monday. UConn, Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame would be the top seeds if the season was ...

Kane leads Blackhawks to 5-1 win in Buffalo homecoming

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Kane felt a little sheepish for being a little too emotional during a fist-pumping celebration after extending Chicago's lead to four goals in the third period. It certainly wasn't a clutch goal or anything like that. The ...

Sabres snap Blues’ 6-game winning streak with 3-2 win

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Robin Lehner and the Buffalo Sabres have been on a roll since the goalie questioned his teammates' commitment a week ago. Lehner stopped 16 shots in the third period and 37 overall, and the Sabres snapped the St. Louis Blues' six-game ...

Cashman: Yankees not waving white flag in transition year

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brian Cashman says the Yankees are "not waving any white flag while transitioning" to a younger team. "We have the potential to be a championship-caliber team," the New York general manager said Thursday. "Listen, if we stay healthy and ...

Buffalo Bills reach deal to re-sign linebacker Ramon Humber

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have agreed to re-sign backup linebacker and special teams player Ramon Humber. The deal was reached on Thursday, a month before Humber was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. He has eight years of NFL experience and was signed by ...

AP Source: NFL bars Kelly from combine due to past troubles

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly's past troubles are the reasons the NFL revoked his invitation to the league's scouting combine. A person familiar with the league's decision told The Associated Press that Kelly is barred from ...

Reinhart, Kane score; Lehner perfect as Sabres beat Avs 2-0

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evander Kane helped the Buffalo Sabres to their first winning streak in nearly a month. There's more work to do if this run is to become a playoff push, though. "We need to go back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back," Kane said ...

Win Super Bowl bet? Get date with Bouchard at Nets game

NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star Genie Bouchard kept her side of a bet for a date after the Atlanta Falcons lost the lead at the Super Bowl. The Canadian player and now swimsuit model sat courtside at a Brooklyn Nets game Wednesday night with a University of Missouri student who won a bet with ...

Hal Steinbrenner speaks highly of Girardi and Cashman

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner doesn't plan on talking with Joe Girardi about a new contract in the near future but spoke highly of the manager's performance. Girardi is in the final season of a $16 million, four-year deal and ...

Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter had surgery Friday and will be out at least a month after fracturing his right forearm punching a chair Thursday night during the Thunder’s victory over the Dallas Mavericks

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter had surgery Friday and will be out at least a month after fracturing his right forearm by punching a chair during a win over the Dallas Mavericks. The team said Kanter will be re-evaluated in four ...

NY lawmaker makes pitch to name baseball the state sport

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A state lawmaker whose district includes Cooperstown is making a strong pitch to have New York designate baseball as the official state sport. Sen. Jim Seward, a Republican from Milford in Otsego County, points out that nearby Cooperstown is home to the National ...

Lehner makes 39 saves vs former team, Sabres beat Sens 3-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Robin Lehner won't see his former team anytime soon, and that's a tough break for him and the Buffalo Sabres. Lehner made 39 saves and Matt Moulson and Justin Bailey scored in the third period to rally the Sabres past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night. This was ...

No. 8 Louisville outlasts Syracuse in overtime, 76-72

By MARK FRANK, Associated Press SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse made a Herculean comeback, but Louisville had Superman on its side. At least that's how the two Hall of Fame coaches put it. Seldom-used Ryan McMahon scored all seven of his points in overtime, Anas Mahmoud added five straight ...

Vesey’s goal in third lifts Rangers past Blue Jackets, 3-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Antti Raanta hadn't made a start in more than six weeks, due an injury and the reliable play of starter Henrik Lundqvist. Raanta had to be on his game Monday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets outshot the New York Rangers. Raanta ...

Conley, Gasol help Grizzlies send Nets to 13th straight loss

By JEFFREY BERNSTEIN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Conley ended the Nets' hopes of a comeback. Conley scored 32 points, including 11 in the last four minutes, and Marc Gasol had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the hapless Brooklyn 112-103 ...