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Bills down to 1 QB with Yates in NFL concussion protocol

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills third-string quarterback T.J. Yates is being evaluated for a concussion, leaving the team with just one healthy signal-caller entering the final week of the preseason. Coach Sean McDermott revealed Yates was placed ...

Dareus accepts responsibility after breaking Bills rule

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus received coach Sean McDermott's message loud and clear after being forced to fly home alone for violating a team rule. Without revealing what rule he broke , Dareus said he takes full ...

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor leaves game vs Ravens with concussion

BALTIMORE (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been removed from Saturday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens with a concussion. The injury occurred Saturday night at the end of the Bills' second possession of the game. On a third-down play, Taylor was sacked by ...

Bills McCoy says Kaepernick is too much of a distraction

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills running back LeSean McCoy isn't surprised Colin Kaepernick has had difficulty finding a job. And thinks it has little to do with the quarterback's decision to not stand for the anthem last season. Some teams, McCoy said ...

The future is now: US Open qualifying tests clocks, coaching

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Right there on Court 4's electronic scoreboard at the U.S. Open, blue numbers counted down the 25 seconds allowed before a player was required to serve. When the readout dropped all the way to zero, the chair umpire announced a warning ...

Bills receivers challenged to adapt after Boldin retires

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Tyrod Taylor understood there would be changes at the receiver position when he elected to return to Buffalo for a third season by restructuring his contract in March. Little did he anticipate how drastic the ...

Boldin turns focus from NFL to bridging racial divisions

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Anquan Boldin didn't decide overnight he was going to quit football in order to speak out against longstanding concerns over inequality in America. The recent deadly and racially charged conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia, did, ...

Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons to 2-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year contract. The team announced the deal Thursday that carries an average value of $1.6 million. Girgensons, from Latvia, is the last of the Sabres' restricted free agents to sign with the team. ...

2017-18 Buffalo Sabres Schedule

By The Associated Press All Times Eastern Oct. 5 Montreal, 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Oct. 9 New Jersey, 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at Las Vegas, 10 p.m. Oct. 20 Vancouver, 7 p.m. Oct. 21 ...

Darby has impressive debut, Eagles beat Bills 20-16

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Of all the high-profile players making debuts in a new uniform, Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was most impressive. Darby intercepted former teammate Tyrod Taylor's pass and returned it 48 yards and also broke up two passes in his ...

Fantasy Plays: Preparing for the 2017 football season

By BOBBY McMANN, Fantasy Sports Network Football is back in full swing and that means the start of your fantasy league is right around the corner. August is an extremely important time for fantasy football prep. It is crucial to keep a watchful eye on player news out of training camp, ...

Bills tackle Cordy Glenn listed week to week with sore foot

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills starting left tackle Cordy Glenn took the next step in addressing lingering soreness in his left foot by receiving an injection. In announcing Tuesday that Glenn was listed as week to week, coach Sean McDermott said only ...

Tebow turns 30 on Monday, looking to shake slump

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow's twenties ended in a slump. That is, a slump replete with a little drama. Over his last 17 games, Tebow is hitting only 7 for 59 for the St. Lucie Mets, a freefall that has seen his batting average plummet 77 points from .315 to .238 in just under ...

New Bills receiver Jordan Matthews out with chest injury

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The revamped group of Buffalo Bills receivers is suddenly down a key addition with Jordan Matthews sidelined indefinitely because of a chip fracture in his sternum. The Bills list Matthews as week to week, and general manager Brandon ...

Bills trade Watkins to Rams; get Matthews from Eagles

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills shook up their roster with two separate blockbuster trades Friday, dealing starting receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams and acquiring receiver Jordan Matthews from Philadelphia in exchange for cornerback ...

Boldin focused on leaving his mark after signing with Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie receiver Zay Jones' enthusiastic youthful remark was Anquan Boldin's reminder that he's not getting any younger. The 36-year-old Boldin's first day of practice with the Buffalo Bills was moving along smoothly until being ...

Bills sign Boldin to provide experience at receiver spot

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Sammy Watkins and the Buffalo Bills receivers aren't as young and untested now that Anquan Boldin is with the group. Boldin returns for a 15th NFL season after signing a contract with the Bills on Monday. The move provides the team ...

Pegula spells out lone expectation for Bills: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula has but one simple objective he would like to see his team achieve this year: Respect. Earn that, he said on Wednesday, and the rest will eventually follow for a once-proud franchise whose reputation ...

Still Shady: McCoy feels young for RB despite turning 29

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Old? Dream on, LeSean McCoy says, dismissively rearing back his head at the mere mention of the notion. Having just turned 29, and entering his ninth NFL season, the Buffalo Bills running back doesn't feel it or see it. Without ...

Bills tackle Glenn reassured after seeing foot specialist

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A visit to a specialist has Buffalo Bills starting left tackle Cordy Glenn feeling reassured regarding a sore left foot that's bothered him for much of the offseason. "I just wanted to know what was going on," Glenn said Sunday, three ...