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More NFL coaches going for it on 4th-down situations

ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer Fourth-and-no is becoming fourth-and-go in the NFL. More coaches are going for it in situations that used to be automatic punts or field-goal attempts. Through Week 13, teams went on fourth down 350 times and converted 181 or 51.7 percent. Washington ...

Bills defensive tackle Williams questionable vs. Steelers

MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams is questionable for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of a back injury. Bills coach Rex Ryan says Williams' back locked up on him Thursday night, placing his ...

FCS playoff gives Bison chance to clear lone blemish

FARGO (AP) — The only thing that's been worse than playing Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse North Dakota State in the last five years is playing the Bison more than once. Thanks in part to a playoff system that once grouped teams from the same region, the Bison have faced four ...

NY Winter Games adds broom ball, barrel jumping and more

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The Empire State Winter Games are expanding. Organizers announced Wednesday that a marathon skate, youth ski race, broom ball and barrel jumping will be added in 2017. The marathon skate will be staged on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, winter bike events will be at ...

Bills QB Taylor shows frustration in face of criticisms

JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor insists he's not affected by questions about his performance or long-term future in Buffalo. His actions appear to suggest differently. After answering a final question and saying "Thank you," in ...

Ristolainen seals Sabres 4-3 OT win over Oilers

JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rasmus Ristolainen had another busy night. A clutch goal made everything all right. "I feel great right now and go again tomorrow night," the defenseman said. Ristolainen scored from the left circle 57 seconds into overtime, and the ...

Eichel’s 2 goals lead Sabres to 4-3 win over Rangers

JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With Jack Eichel back on the ice, the Buffalo Sabres are no longer struggling to score. Eichel had two goals in the third period, and the Sabres beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night for their second straight ...

Bills receiver Watkins held out of practice due to sore foot

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins was a late scratch from practice after complaining about soreness in his surgically repaired left foot. Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold made the announcement following practice Wednesday, saying Watkins was held out when he ...

Bills are stingy in having just 6 giveaways in 11 games

JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Given his occasional ball-in-one-hand running style, LeSean McCoy acknowledges he's not the best person to turn to in pinpointing why the Buffalo Bills have committed so few turnovers this season. "I would be lying to you if I just ...

Bills look for 1st win in Oakland since 1966

The Associated Press BUFFALO (6-5) vs. OAKLAND (9-2) Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Raiders by 4 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Buffalo 5-5-1, Oakland 7-4 SERIES RECORD — Raiders lead 20-19 LAST MEETING — Raiders beat Bills 26-24, Dec. 21, 2014 LAST WEEK — Bills ...

Eichel has 2 points in season debut, Sabres beat Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jack Eichel finally made his season debut and gave the Buffalo Sabres a big boost. After missing the first 21 games due to sprained ankle just before the season opener, Eichel had a goal and an assist to help the Sabres beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 on Tuesday ...

Sabres coach says it’s possible Eichel plays at Ottawa

JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel says he's cleared every hurdle in recovering from a sprained left ankle, and Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma says there's a possibility the center will make his season debut at Ottawa on Tuesday. Bylsma said "we'll see," but ...

Johansson, Grubauer lead Caps to 3-1 victory over Sabres

IAN QUILLEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington goalie Philipp Grubauer insisted his focus Friday night was like any other, even with his parents watching for the first time. Whatever he did worked. Grubauer made 32 saves in relief of normal starter Braden Holtby, helping ...

Bills WR Watkins set to make return

MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins will make his long-awaited return this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bills' top wideout has missed the last two months after aggravating a left foot injury, and was placed ...

Red Wings end skid with 2-1 shootout win over Sabres

MATTHEW FAIRBURN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Detroit Red Wings forward Thomas Vanek heard the boos and knew exactly what move he would use in his shootout attempt. Vanek drifted down the ice and waved his stick over the puck before firing a shot past Robin Lehner's glove to ...

Buffalo Bills Week 11 Report Card

The Buffalo Bills snapped a three-game losing streak and kept its playoff hopes alive. LeSean McCoy scored a rushing touchdown, Dan Carpenter kicked three field goals and Stephon Gilmore had two interceptions in the Bills' 16-12 win Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals. McCoy had five ...

AP source: Bills McCoy expected to play after thumb surgery

JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is expected to play against Jacksonville this weekend after having surgery to repair a dislocated left ...

O’Reilly seals Sabres’ 2-1 shootout win over Penguins

JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For once, Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma couldn't complain about his team's lack of offense. Anders Nilsson stopped 46 shots, plus three more in the shootout, to stymie the Sidney Crosby-led Pittsburgh Penguins. And one goal in ...

John Daly unretires, will pursue 2018 Olympic skeleton spot

TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer John Daly was painstakingly close to an Olympic skeleton medal in 2014, and when it slipped out of reach in one disastrous moment he insisted that he would never compete again. He was wrong. Daly has unretired, making the surprise announcement on Monday that ...

Tainted Ramirez, Rodriguez on Hall ballot with Guerrero

NEW YORK (AP) — Steroids-tainted stars Manny Ramirez and Ivan Rodriguez are on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot for the first time along with Vladimir Guerrero. Jeff Bagwell is the top holdover on the 2017 Baseball Writers' Association of America 34-player ballot announced Monday. He fell 15 ...