New York Sports

Cardale Jones, once “star-struck” by Rivers, is newest Bolt

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Cardale Jones is already adjusting splendidly to his first few days in Southern California. He's soaking in the summer sun at practice and asking fans on Twitter for the best sushi restaurants around Costa Mesa. He'll probably ...

Sabres hire ex-NHLer Komisarek as player development coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have hired former NHL defenseman Mike Komisarek as a player development coach. Komisarek becomes the latest addition to first-time head coach Phil Housley's staff. The 35-year-old is from West Islip, New York, and played for three teams during an ...

LA Chargers acquire QB Cardale Jones in trade with Buffalo

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have acquired quarterback Cardale Jones from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for an undisclosed conditional draft pick. The clubs announced the trade Wednesday, four days before the Chargers' first full practice of training camp. The 6-foot-5 ...

Injury sidelines Bills safety Anderson day before camp opens

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills safety Colt Anderson has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list because of a foot injury a day before the team opens training camp. The Bills didn't reveal the severity of the injury or when Anderson was hurt in making the ...

Sabres re-sign goalie Robin Lehner to $4M, 1-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a $4 million, one-year contract. The team announced the deal Tuesday. Lehner was a restricted free agent. The 26-year-old Swede showed he could stay healthy last season, setting career highs with 59 games ...

Bills sign 3 players, including safety Rambo; release 2

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Safety Bacarri Rambo is getting a second chance to play in Buffalo after the Bills made a series of roster moves two days before opening training camp. Rambo was one of three free agents signed, and returns to Buffalo after spending last season in Miami. He ...

It’s a whiffle ball field of dreams in Valley City

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service VALLEY CITY — There’s a neighbor’s backyard beyond the outfield fence, not a field of corn so the Wiffle Ball World Series is not something for the big screen just yet. Don’t expect Kevin Costner to play the role of one of the founding members like ...

Playoff drought looms over Buffalo Bills’ latest fresh start

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Darryl Talley bit his lip so not to risk spouting a profanity. The Buffalo Bills' 17-year playoff drought roils the emotions of the franchise's proud old guard. "That's real ..." the former star linebacker said with a grunt of ...

Sabres Okposo’s next rehab step: Summer league 4-on-4 game

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is set to play in a summer league game in his next step recovering from an undisclosed illness that placed his future in question in March. "Da Beauty League " announced on its Twitter account that Okposo will make his debut on ...

Sabres’ coach Phil Housley hires Chris Hajt as assistant

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres rookie head coach Phil Housley has hired Chris Hajt to serve as one of his assistants. Hajt spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Kings' American Hockey League affiliate, including the 2014-15 Calder Cup champion ...

Key events in OJ Simpson’s fall from sports hero, movie star

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and '70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV pitchman in the years that followed. He ...

Police release arrest video of Buffalo Bills player in Ohio

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio on Wednesday released cruiser and body cam video of the arrest of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington on a weapons charge. The Cincinnati native and former Ohio State standout is accused of improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside ...

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle arrested on weapons charge

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has been arrested in Ohio on a weapons charge. The Cincinnati native and former Ohio State standout is accused of improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside a water park in Sharonville. A police report says ...

Rangers hire Lindy Ruff as assistant coach

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have hired longtime NHL head coach Lindy Ruff as an assistant to Alain Vigneault. The Rangers announced the hire Monday. The 57-year-old Ruff was a head coach for almost 19 seasons, compiling a record of 736-554-78-125. He ranks fourth among head coaches ...

Recruit gives Bison hope of breaking longtime 7-foot high jump drought

FARGO — All eyes of North Dakota State track and field fans were on the running and throwing events at the Summit League Outdoor Championships in May. Next year, Clayton Pritchard is hoping you’ll hear from the jumping events. The signing of Kyle Alcine gives hope that a Bison high jumper ...

On Day 11, hockey players break record for longest game

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fatigue gave way to emotion for Les Kuntar on Monday when he attempted to put into perspective spending the past 11 days playing one continuous hockey game. Standing at center ice and sipping a beer, the 47-year-old former professional ...

Sabres acquire Pominville, Scandella in trade with Wild

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former Sabres captain Jason Pominville is returning to Buffalo after being acquired along with defenseman Marco Scandella in a four-player trade with the Minnesota Wild. In exchange, the Wild acquired forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus ...

Buffalo Sabres hire Sexton, Greeley to assistant GM jobs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill continued filling out his staff by hiring Randy Sexton and Steve Greeley as assistant GMs. Their responsibilities will include player development and overseeing Buffalo's minor-league affiliates, with Sexton also named GM of ...

Game on … and on: 11-day hockey marathon set for Buffalo

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians ...

GM Botterill expects Sabres to lose out on signing Petersen

CHICAGO (AP) — Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has all but given up on signing goalie prospect Cal Petersen. Botterill tells reporters he expects the former Notre Dame star to pursue free agency at the end of next week, and doesn't foresee him signing with Buffalo. Though ...