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Bills will retire Thurman Thomas’ No. 34 on Oct. 29

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills plan to retire Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas' No. 34 jersey Oct. 29 when they host the New England Patriots. Thomas will become the third player to have his number retired. The Bills retired quarterback Jim Kelly's No. 12 in 2001 and ...

NFL: Bills acted properly in team president’s resignation

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL has determined the Buffalo Bills acted properly in the aftermath of team president Russ Brandon's resignation amid allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a female employee. The league released a statement ...

The Latest: Settlement reached in Giants, Manning fraud case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the trial in a lawsuit accusing New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of selling bogus memorabilia (all times local): 11 p.m. Three memorabilia collectors have settled a lawsuit that claimed New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning provided bogus ...

Tim Tebow holding his own in NY Mets farm system

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow is holding his own as he tries to make his way up the minor league ladder in the New York Mets farm system. He went 2 for 15 to start the season with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies of the Double-A Eastern League. But Tebow has raised his batting average to ...

Bills sign 4 of 8 draft picks before start of rookie camp

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed four of eight draft picks in preparing to open their annual rookie minicamp. The Bills on Thursday signed both fifth-round selections, Jacksonville State safety Siran Neal and Virginia Tech guard Wyatt Teller. The Bills also signed ...

Buffalo Bills keeping training camp in Rochester

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are keeping their training camp at St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says Friday he's been assured by the NFL team there are no plans to make a change. The Bills have four years left on the current ...

NHL teams thinking outside the box to find coaches

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer Jim Nill could have picked anyone from an extensive list of experienced out-of-work NHL coaches to fill the Dallas Stars' vacancy. Darryl Sutter has won the Stanley Cup twice, Dan Bylsma once, Alain Vigneault has made the Final twice and Dave Tippett is ...

Jets’ Darnold using high-tech training that could help QBs

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold zipped pass after pass down the field, knowing each one of them counted. Literally. The New York Jets rookie quarterback was at his old stomping grounds of San Clemente High School in California last month, just a few ...

Buffalo buzzing over Bills draft picks, Sabres lottery win

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills were so dull during their lean years, comedian Nick Bakay feared his body would fuse to the couch while watching them play. "It's an incredibly disturbing image," Bakay said of wasting away Sundays witnessing his ...

Bills hire Morgan to take over as player personnel director

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have hired Dan Morgan to take over as their player personnel director. Morgan joins the Bills after spending the previous seven seasons working his way up the Seattle Seahawks' scouting ranks. He most recently served as Seattle's pro personnel ...

Russ Brandon resigns as Bills, Sabres president

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Russ Brandon abruptly resigned his dual role as president of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres after being confronted by the teams' owners regarding an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female employee, two ...

Quarterback tops Buffalo Bills’ priority list entering draft

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — There's no secret to the Buffalo Bills being in the market for a quarterback. Even their players will attest to addressing that position being a priority in the days leading up to the NFL draft. "This is a quarterback-driven ...

A tale of 2 bats, and Babe Ruth’s 60th home run in 1927

By VIN A. CHERWOO, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927. A private collector also claims to own the bat, and he's selling it at auction. ...

Buffalo Bills Draft

By The Associated Press BUFFALO BILLS (9-8) LAST SEASON: Front-office and major roster overhauls didn't deter Bills from exceeding extremely low expectations in making playoffs and ending 17-year postseason drought, longest in North America's four major professional sports. First-year coach ...

Fred Jackson cherishes chance to retire with Buffalo Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Fred Jackson was so strapped for cash while playing professional football in Germany, he and his wife had to rely on their poker winnings to afford going out for fancy dinners. "I was broke," the former Buffalo Bills running back ...

Changing losing culture top offseason priority for Sabres GM

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Having known mostly success over the past decade with the Penguins, Jason Botterill received a sobering introduction to life at the bottom of the NHL during his first season as Buffalo Sabres general manager. "I've been here for one ...

Foligno brothers savoring first simultaneous NHL postseason

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nick Foligno sent the text message on Sunday to his family members , promising an enjoyable evening of experiencing and watching the NHL playoffs. "This is going to be a big night for the Folignos," he tapped out on his ...

McCarron unfazed by talk of Bills drafting a quarterback

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — AJ McCarron couldn't help notice the number of draft-eligible quarterback prospects the Buffalo Bills have paraded through their facility in recent days. UCLA's Josh Allen was in town Monday. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield visited last ...

Bills open offseason workouts by signing receiver Kerley

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills began addressing their needs at receiver by signing free agent Jeremy Kerley to a one-year contract as part of a series of moves in opening their offseason conditioning program. Kerley has seven seasons of NFL ...

Jim Kelly progressing ‘remarkably well’ after cancer surgery

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer Jim Kelly is progressing so "remarkably well" two weeks after surgery to have cancer removed from his jaw, his doctor expects the Hall of Fame quarterback to be released from the hospital soon. "I'm very optimistic," said Mount Sinai head and neck surgeon ...