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Sabres list Sheary week to week with upper body injury

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Conor Sheary is in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season with what the team calls an upper body injury. Coach Phil Housley didn't go into much detail Tuesday, saying Sheary was injured while being ...

Bills latest meltdown features Davis leaving team at half

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — As if Bills coach Sean McDermott didn't have enough to worry about in trailing the Los Angeles Chargers 28-6 at halftime on Sunday. He had to contend with veteran cornerback Vontae Davis quitting on the team. "Pulled himself out ...

Bills rookie QB Allen draws upon lessons from Philip Rivers

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen learned plenty while working out with Los Angeles Chargers starter Philip Rivers in Southern California in March before the Buffalo Bills drafted him in the first round. Allen hopes he picked up a few more pointers ...

Week 2 ICYMI: I quit! Bills CB calls it a career at halftime

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer How's THAT for a halftime adjustment? While the rest of the Buffalo Bills jogged into the locker room at halftime of their game against the Los Angeles Chargers, cornerback Vontae Davis jogged in, then just kept on going. He quit at halftime — a ...

As kickers struggle, Rams go for TDs, 2-point conversions

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Who needs a kicker? Apparently not the Los Angeles Rams. As for the Browns and Vikings, who are going with untested youngsters, well, maybe a new guy to handle field goals and extra points will be employed soon. Sure, it's kind of ...

Bills’ McCoy seeks to have ex-girlfriend’s lawsuit tossed

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for LeSean McCoy have asked a judge in Georgia to throw out a lawsuit in which the former girlfriend of the Buffalo Bills running back accuses him of failing to protect her from a violent home invasion. The lawsuit filed last month ...

Bills cut receiver Kerley, sign Thomas off practice squad

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have cut veteran receiver Jeremy Kerley in a surprise move that further depletes their depth at the position. Kerley was released Saturday so the Bills could sign defensive tackle Robert Thomas off their practice squad. The moves came a day before ...

Bills will start rookie Josh Allen at QB against Chargers

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For the Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen's time is now. Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday the rookie quarterback will make his first career start on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. "It's the right move for our team," ...

Serena Williams’ treatment resonates among black women

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingham could relate to her frustration and ...

Ravens get defensive in 47-3 rout of inept Bills

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Following a lengthy training camp and five meaningless preseason outings, the Baltimore Ravens finally got the chance to evaluate themselves in a game that counts. Judging by their 47-3 rout of the Buffalo Bills on a rainy Sunday, the ...

Everything goes wrong for Bills in forgettable 2018 debut

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — One year removed from their first postseason appearance in 17 years, the Buffalo Bills looked nothing like a playoff team in their 2018 debut. It took exactly one game for the Bills to become embroiled in a quarterback controversy, and ...

Sam’s Club: Rookie Darnold to start at QB for Jets

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles finally revealed the big decision that everyone expected. Sam Darnold will start at quarterback in the New York Jets' season-opening game at Detroit next Monday night. The 21-year-old Darnold will also make ...

Peterman is Bills’ starting quarterback ahead of Allen

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Nathan Peterman never lost faith in himself following the most difficult moment of his young NFL career. What's more important, neither did Bills coach Sean McDermott. In 10 months, Peterman has gone from throwing five ...

Djokovic tops Federer’s conqueror for 11th US Open SF in row

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic put aside all of it, from his opponent's unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes, to consecutive time violations because he let the serve clock expire, to the 16 break points he ...

Williams, Keys hoping to make it an American US Open final

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams and Madison Keys will attempt to make it another all-American women's final at the U.S. Open. Williams is looking to reach the final for the ninth time. She plays a semifinal against No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, who is appearing in the last four ...

Djokovic in ‘survival mode’ at steamy US Open; Federer wins

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — His cheeks red, hair matted with sweat, Novak Djokovic appeared to be in such distress as he trudged to a changeover on a steamy U.S. Open afternoon that someone suggested it would be a good idea to have a trash can at the ready, just in ...

Will they start? If not, when will the rookie QBs play?

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer Will they start? If not, when will they play? While there are many scenarios that can dominate the spotlight as the NFL season kicks off, with five teams there is only one. The first-round rookie quarterback. Eventually, they all will get the chances ...

US Open clarifies changing shirt rule after Cornet penalty

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open on Wednesday clarified its rules about players changing their shirts during a match after a women's player was penalized for doing so. The tournament said it regretted the code violation issued to Alize Cornet of France day ...

New stadium, new clocks make for a new-look US Open

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sloane Stephens came back to a whole new U.S. Open. From a rebuilt stadium to a revamped schedule, Flushing Meadows had quite a different look. More second looks, too: For the first time in any Grand Slam tournament, there was electric ...

The Latest: Nadal advances at US Open when Ferrer retires

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open when David Ferrer retired in the second set of their all-Spanish matchup. Nadal won the first set but trailed 3-4 in the second ...