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Hard Knocks: Bills receiver Coleman can’t escape Browns past

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — New Buffalo Bills wide receiver Corey Coleman can't escape reminders of Cleveland no matter how hard he's tried to put his two seasons with the Browns in the past. First, there was the second episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks" series on ...

Browns’ Taylor faces Bills; Mayfield-Allen spicy subplots

By The Associated Press Cleveland has no quarterback competition. The Browns have made it clear that the starting job is Tyrod Taylor's, but that hasn't quieted the buzz around Baker Mayfield, who had a dazzling preseason debut last week. The No. 1 overall pick will follow Taylor on Friday ...

Tackle this: NFL players benefit from regular yoga practice

By TERRIN WAACK, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Without stretching, New York Giants offensive lineman Chad Wheeler folds his 6-foot-7, 317-pound frame over far enough to place his palms flat on the ground. His knees are straight but not fully locked, because that's poor form, and he can ...

70 years after Babe Ruth’s death, fans still flock to grave

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (AP) — Amid the serene graves at Gate of Heaven Cemetery sits the one where visitors leave baseballs and bats instead of bouquets, tributes to a baseball superstar who still outshines others seven decades after his death. It's the resting place of Babe Ruth, the indelible ...

Bills GM backs McCoy; eviction of ex-girlfriend finalized

By KATE BRUMBACK and JOHN WAWROW, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy finalized eviction proceedings against his ex-girlfriend after reaching an agreement in Georgia on Tuesday. In the meantime, McCoy took his familiar spot with the starting lineup at ...

Taylor driven by Bills trading QB to Browns

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Tyrod Taylor remembers winning the starting job, throwing touchdown passes and seeing die-hard fans standing in snow at Buffalo's airport on New Year's Eve to celebrate the end of a 17-year playoff drought. His three years with the Bills ...

Benjamin, Newton renew feud in Panthers 28-23 win over Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin was not interested in what Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had to say before Buffalo's preseason game against the Panthers. "I'm just moving on from it," Benjamin said repeatedly when asked about a ...

Bills rookie QB Josh Allen causing big buzz in Buffalo

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A week before launching his first pass in a competitive NFL setting, rookie quarterback Josh Allen stood in awe amid a throng of Buffalo Bills fans who were not only chanting his name but also that of his mother. "Mrs. Allen! Mrs. ...

Bills sign defensive tackle Walker, release Hughes

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have shuffled defensive tackles by signing Tyrunn Walker and reaching an injury settlement to release John Hughes. The moves were announced Sunday, when the Bills resumed practice following a day off. Walker joins his third team in three years after ...

Coleman joins Bills, eager to prove himself with new team

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Receiver Corey Coleman has joined the Buffalo Bills and says he has something to prove after two disappointing seasons in Cleveland. That's the message Coleman posted on his Instagram account that featured a video of him showing off ...

Browns trade disappointing WR Coleman to Bills for pick

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns dropped Corey Coleman. After two disappointing, injury-slowed seasons, Coleman was traded Sunday night to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed draft pick. Coleman has been a bust with the Browns, who selected him with ...

Bills take low-risk gamble in acquiring Coleman from Browns

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills general manager Brandon Beane described the trade to acquire receiver Corey Coleman from Cleveland as a low-risk gamble in a bid to address an unsettled position in Buffalo. Beane said he's aware of Coleman's struggles during ...

Bills sign rookie QB Allen; McCoy reports for start of camp

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Now that quarterback Josh Allen is under contract, the big question remaining is how long it will be before the Buffalo Bills' rookie first-round draft pick takes over the starting job. The Bills signed Allen to a four-year ...

Bills Training Camp Capsule

By The Associated Press BUFFALO BILLS (9-8) OPEN CAMP: July 26, St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, New York LAST YEAR: Under first-year coach (Sean McDermott) and GM (Brandon Beane), Buffalo overcame major roster overhaul and midseason quarterback shuffle to win four of last six games and ...

Leafs sign Ennis a week after he was bought out by Wild

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer Free-agent forward Tyler Ennis has signed a one-year, $650,000 deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs a week after having the final year of his contract bought out by the Minnesota Wild. Ennis signed on Friday and returns to the Atlantic Division, where he spent ...

Sabres hire Steve Smith to coaching staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley has hired Steve Smith to his staff. Smith was a three-time Stanley Cup winner in Edmonton during a 16-year career, also playing for the Blackhawks and Flames. He has nine years of experience as an NHL assistant, including the past four ...

Lawyer: NFL star LeSean McCoy orchestrated assault of woman

ATLANTA (AP) — The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of NFL star LeSean McCoy says the Buffalo Bills running back orchestrated an attack that left her bloody amid attempts to get her to leave his suburban Atlanta mansion. Attorney Tanya Mitchell Graham says in a statement to news outlets that her ...

Newly acquired Thompson eager to settle in with Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — As the son of a journeyman hockey player and eventual coach, Buffalo Sabres newly acquired forward Tage Thompson became accustomed to never staying put in one place for too long. "I'm not sure the amount of states I've lived in," ...

O’Reilly feels ‘spark’ after Blues acquire him from Sabres

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer The thrill is back for Ryan O'Reilly. A trade to the St. Louis Blues has O'Reilly excited about hockey and the future after three consecutive losing seasons with the Buffalo Sabres had him talking about losing his love for the game. Now the 27-year-old ...

Blues continue shakeup by acquiring O’Reilly from Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Still stung by the Blues missing the playoffs for the first time in six seasons, general manager Doug Armstrong capped a major roster overhaul on the first day of the NHL's free-agency period by acquiring center Ryan O'Reilly in a ...