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Burroughs, Askren to face off in charity wrestling match

By The Associated Press undefined NEW YORK (AP) — Five-time world champion Jordan Burroughs will wrestle mixed martial arts star Ben Askren in a charity match next month. Burroughs and Askren, a 2008 Olympic wrestler, will face off for the first time in Madison Square Garden on May 6 to ...

Jeff Skinner won’t rush decision on re-signing with Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — As much as he enjoyed his season with the Sabres, forward Jeff Skinner isn't going to rush into deciding whether to re-sign with Buffalo or pursue free agency following a career-best 40-goal year. "No, I haven't made any decisions. It's a ...

4 international players added to NFL rosters for 2019 season

By The Associated Press undefined The NFL announced Monday that each team in the AFC East will carry an additional overseas player on its practice squad as part of an expansion of the International Player Pathway program. Valentine Holmes, a former professional rugby player in Australia, will ...

Buffalo Sabres fire coach Phil Housley after 2 seasons

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres' dreadful second-half free-fall left general manager Jason Botterill no choice but to fire coach Phil Housley after his second year on the job. "Today certainly wasn't an easy day, but the results in the second half ...

Emotional Pominville seals Sabres’ 5-2 win over Senators

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres forward Jason Pominville began the day unable to contain his emotions by choking up when coming to the realization he might be playing his final home game in Buffalo. The 36-year-old ended the day fist-pumping a crowd that provided ...

Jets unveil new uniforms, tweaked logo

By DENIS P. GORMAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jamal Adams believes this is the dawning of a new era for the New York Jets. There's a new coach in Adam Gase. They've got a handful of new players, including star running back Le'Veon Bell. And, now, the Jets have a new look on the ...

Jets latest NFL team to tackle meticulous rebranding process

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — New colors, a tweaked logo, flashy uniforms and fired-up fans and players. The New York Jets are the latest NFL franchise to switch up their playbooks and call for a major rebranding, with the team's revamped look unveiled Thursday ...

Johansen lifts Predators to 3-2 win over slumping Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne prefers the excitement of a tightly contested race for the Central Division title during the final week of the season. "I'm actually happy that all these games matter and all these games have a lot of ...

Bills sign Quinton Spain in latest offensive line addition

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign guard Quinton Spain to a one-year contract in their effort to overhaul the offensive line. The 27-year-old Spain spent his first four seasons with the Tennessee Titans, where he started 48 games at left guard. He signed with the ...

Bobrovsky stops 38 shots, Blue Jackets top Sabres 4-0

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Don't look now, but goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets are mounting yet another late-season surge to make the playoffs. Bobrovsky stopped 38 shots to earn his third shutout in five games and league-leading ninth of the ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

April 13 – Spring Turkey opener. April 13 – Maple Sugaring Day, Ft. Stevenson State Park, 9 a.m.-3p.m., 337-5576. April 19 – Full moon, 6:13 a.m. April 27 – ND Sport Fishing Congress Annual Banquet. Bismarck AMVETS, 223-3093. April 27 – Badlands Bass Bandits Tourney, Lake Tschida, ...

Buffalo Bills sign running back/returner Senorise Perry

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills continue stockpiling free agents by signing running back and return specialist Senorise Perry to a one-year contract. The 27-year-old Perry has three seasons of NFL experience, including the past two with the Miami Dolphins. He has just eight ...

Buffalo Sabres demote center Tage Thompson to minors

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have demoted center Tage Thompson to the minors. Thompson is being sent down to AHL Rochester while in the midst of a 23-game goal drought. The 22-year-old has just seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 65 games this season. Buffalo acquired ...

Andrerson gets 2nd shutout, Senators beat Sabres 4-0

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson endured some trying times this season, and now the Ottawa Senators' goalie is enjoying the good times. Anderson stopped 35 shots for his second shutout of the season and the Ottawa Senators beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 Tuesday night. Anderson went 97 ...

Bills hope for happy returns after signing cornerback Gaines

By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cornerback E.J. Gaines is counting on a second chance with the Buffalo Bills to kick-start his career following an injury-shortened season. "It was really a no-brainer," Gaines said during a conference call Monday after signing a one-year ...

Buffalo faces Ottawa on 3-game slide

By The Associated Press undefined Buffalo Sabres (31-35-9, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (26-43-6, eighth in the Atlantic Division) Ottawa, Ontario; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo aims to break its three-game slide with a victory against Ottawa. The ...

Bills hope for happy returns after signing cornerback Gaines

By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cornerback E.J. Gaines is counting on a second chance with the Buffalo Bills to kick-start his career following an injury-shortened season. "It was really a no-brainer," Gaines said during a conference call Monday after signing a one-year ...

New licenses needed April 1

North Dakota anglers, trappers and hunters are reminded that new licenses for the 2019-20 season are required starting April 1. Licenses can be purchased online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Once the license is processed, users will have the option to print a ...

Tavares, Matthews lead Maple Leafs to 4-2 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Babcock sensed his slumping Toronto Maple Leafs were showing signs of turning the corner. Auston Matthews and John Tavares delivered on their coach's belief. The high-scoring duo each had a goal and assist, and the Maple Leafs won ...

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ’19-20

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Jakub Voracek was psyched at the mere suggestion the Philadelphia Flyers might play an NHL game in his native Czech Republic. "I'm not going to lie to you, it would be great," Voracek said with a smile. "Obviously to play an NHL game in your home country, ...