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Skinner scores 22nd goal, Sabres beat Coyotes 3-1

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres didn't need overtime, for a change. Jeff Skinner got his 22nd goal of the season, Casey Mittelstadt and Evan Rodrigues also scored and the Sabres beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Thursday night for their second ...

Bills’ McCoy won’t rule himself out after missing practice

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Don't count out LeSean McCoy just yet. Though the Bills running back missed practice Wednesday to nurse a sore left hamstring, McCoy told The Associated Press there's a chance he'll play in Buffalo's home game against the Detroit ...

Bills wary of Lions QB Stafford despite drop in production

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills safety Micah Hyde can't forget the one and only time he picked off Detroit's Matthew Stafford. It happened in the final minutes of Hyde's final regular-season game with the Packers, when he intercepted Stafford's attempt to ...

AP source: NFL fines umpire $9,300, reinstates him

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the move says the NFL has fined umpire Roy Ellison $9,300 and reinstated him from administrative leave after his dispute in Miami with Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes. The person confirmed the fine to The ...

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 ...