New York Sports

Predators beat Sabres 4-0, improve to 14-0-1 in last 15

By The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots for his eighth shutout of the season and the Nashville Predators set a franchise record by earning a point in their 15th consecutive game with a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Mike Fisher and Ryan ...

Bills agree to re-sign linebacker Humber to 1-year contract

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have agreed to re-sign linebacker Ramon Humber to a one-year contract. Humber returns for a third season in Buffalo after starting a career-high nine games last year. He has nine seasons of NFL experience and signed with Buffalo in 2016 to serve in ...

Bills GM Beane keeping QB options open 6 weeks before draft

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Speculate all you want, Bills general manager Brandon Beane insisted it's premature to suggest he's trading up to select a quarterback in the first round of next month's draft. "I know everyone assumes that we're going higher than ...

The great QB Shuffle of 2018 is well under way

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Already a dozen NFL teams have new quarterbacks, half of them starters. And next month's draft features a deep class of QB prospects, a half-dozen of which could hear their names called in the first round. Why such a ...

Baptiste lifts Sabres to 5-3 win over Blackhawks

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For the first time in nearly a decade, the Buffalo Sabres had the bounces to go their way against the Chicago Blackhawks. Nicholas Baptiste scored two goals in the third period to lead the Sabres to a 5-3 win over the Blackhawks on ...

Buffalo Bills agree to re-sign running backs Cadet, Jones

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have begun restocking their depth at running back by reaching deals to re-sign Travaris Cadet and Taiwan Jones. Cadet has six years of NFL experience split among five teams. He was signed by Buffalo on Nov. 4 and appeared in six games before ...

Need for one pro league the new focus for women’s hockey

By STEPHEN WHYNO AND JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writers Liz Knox didn't get a chance to rest. A day after making 24 saves to backstop her team to a road win and then flying home from Boston, the goaltender for the Markham Thunder worked her day job as a carpenter from 6 in the morning to 3 in ...

Bills’ Williams puts off retirement to play 13th season

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams is putting off retirement to return for a 13th season in Buffalo. Williams agreed to a one-year contract, the Bills announced Tuesday, a day before the NFL's free agency period opened. Williams' ...

Bills agree to sign Lotulelei; Kyle Williams set to return

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Bills'defensive front quickly took shape Tuesday, when Star Lotulelei agreed to sign with Buffalo, and Kyle Williams chose to return for a 13th season. A person familiar with the situation confirmed to The Associated Press that ...

Sabres’ Eichel returns to practice for 1st time in a month

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres leading scorer Jack Eichel isn't sure when he'll be cleared to play after returning to practice for the first time since spraining his right ankle a month ago. Eichel says he'd like to start playing as soon as possible. But he adds it's premature to pick a ...

Vegas beats Buffalo 2-1 in shootout to win 20th road game

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — David Perron and the Vegas Golden Knights have won so many times in their inaugural season they've stopped counting how many NHL expansion-team records they've broken. Yet, another one fell Saturday when Vegas won its 20th road game by ...

Flames snap 4-game skid with 5-1 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Flames rookie goalie David Rittich cared little about missing out on his first career shutout bid with 18 seconds left. The first 25 shots he stopped mattered more — and Calgary snapping a four-game skid to gain ground in a tightly ...

Sabres get bounces in 5-3 win over Maple Leafs

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Don't tell Jason Pominville and the Buffalo Sabres they have nothing to play for. For a team all but mathematically out of playoff contention, the Sabres continued making a dent in in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 5-3 win ...

Bills agree to sign running back Ivory to 2-year contract

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Running back Chris Ivory has agreed to sign a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, where the eighth-year player will have an opportunity to serve as LeSean McCoy's primary backup. Ivory agreed to the deal on Tuesday, two weeks after being cut by the ...

Barkov, Reimer help Panthers top Sabres 4-1 for 5th straight

By PAUL GEREFFI, Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The surging Florida Panthers are edging closer to a playoff spot. Aleksander Barkov scored his 24th goal of the season, James Reimer made 24 saves in his first start in six games and Florida beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Friday ...

Vontae Davis eager to join Bills and put Colts behind him

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cornerback Vontae Davis says the opportunity to play in a talented young secondary is what eventually drew him to sign a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. Davis also says he's put behind last year's dispute with former Colts ...

Lake Placid chosen to host ’23 Winter World University Games

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The International University Sports Federation has selected Lake Placid as the host for the 2023 Winter World University Games. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in Albany on Monday that local organizers from the Adirondack region and the Lausanne, ...

Hall of Fame QB Kelly says tests show return of oral cancer

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has once again been diagnosed with oral cancer. Kelly released a statement Thursday through his publicist saying he is "shocked and deeply saddened" by the news, and vows to once again ...

Kane makes immediate impact in Sharks’ 5-2 win over Oilers

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane was so excited about being traded from a last-place team to one in playoff contention that he raced to a cross-country flight in order to jump right into the lineup. Kane made an immediate impact in his San Jose debut by ...

Sabres beat Bruins 4-1 in Rick Nash’s debut for Boston

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo and the Eastern Conference's last-place Buffalo Sabres head into the uncertainty of the NHL's trade deadline sure of one thing. They were better than the retooled Bruins by beating them 4-1 to spoil forward Rick Nash's ...