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AP source: Eichel, Sabres negotiating potential 8-year deal

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel are discussing a contract extension that could run the NHL maximum eight years. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on ...

The leap left behind, Marcus Foligno seeks more in Minnesota

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Marcus Foligno has left the leap behind in Buffalo. That doesn't mean his offensive production can't or won't continue to rise in Minnesota. Coming off a career-high 13 goals for the Sabres last season, the 25-year-old was acquired ...

Okposo says he’s healthy after concussion put him in ICU

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres winger Kyle Okposo said he is fully healthy after a concussion led to sleeping trouble, significant weight loss and a trip to intensive care last March. Okposo missed the final few weeks of Buffalo's season with a previously undisclosed illness. In a letter posted ...

Sabres avoid arbitration by signing Beaulieu to 2-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Newly acquired Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu has agreed to a two-year, $4.8 million deal in foregoing the opportunity to have his contract determined at an arbitration hearing. The Sabres announced the agreement on Monday, five days before both sides were ...

Bills’ Washington has learned from mistake after gun charge

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Adolphus Washington says he's learned from his mistake after being charged for improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside a water park in suburban Cincinnati. Having pleaded not guilty earlier this ...

Bills receiver Watkins intent to stay healthy this season

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Sammy Watkins' surgically repaired left foot finally feels fine. And the Buffalo Bills receiver has no concerns about his future. So long, of course, the oft-injured starter can stay healthy, Watkins said after the Bills opened ...

Bills in no mood to temper expectations despite overhaul

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Time and patience are two qualities center Eric Wood is running out of when asked to consider how long it might take for the Buffalo Bills to become contenders following their latest offseason overhaul. What's wrong with this ...

Cardale Jones, once “star-struck” by Rivers, is newest Bolt

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Cardale Jones is already adjusting splendidly to his first few days in Southern California. He's soaking in the summer sun at practice and asking fans on Twitter for the best sushi restaurants around Costa Mesa. He'll probably ...

Sabres hire ex-NHLer Komisarek as player development coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have hired former NHL defenseman Mike Komisarek as a player development coach. Komisarek becomes the latest addition to first-time head coach Phil Housley's staff. The 35-year-old is from West Islip, New York, and played for three teams during an ...

LA Chargers acquire QB Cardale Jones in trade with Buffalo

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have acquired quarterback Cardale Jones from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for an undisclosed conditional draft pick. The clubs announced the trade Wednesday, four days before the Chargers' first full practice of training camp. The 6-foot-5 ...

Injury sidelines Bills safety Anderson day before camp opens

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills safety Colt Anderson has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list because of a foot injury a day before the team opens training camp. The Bills didn't reveal the severity of the injury or when Anderson was hurt in making the ...

Sabres re-sign goalie Robin Lehner to $4M, 1-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a $4 million, one-year contract. The team announced the deal Tuesday. Lehner was a restricted free agent. The 26-year-old Swede showed he could stay healthy last season, setting career highs with 59 games ...

Bills sign 3 players, including safety Rambo; release 2

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Safety Bacarri Rambo is getting a second chance to play in Buffalo after the Bills made a series of roster moves two days before opening training camp. Rambo was one of three free agents signed, and returns to Buffalo after spending last season in Miami. He ...

It’s a whiffle ball field of dreams in Valley City

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service VALLEY CITY — There’s a neighbor’s backyard beyond the outfield fence, not a field of corn so the Wiffle Ball World Series is not something for the big screen just yet. Don’t expect Kevin Costner to play the role of one of the founding members like ...

Playoff drought looms over Buffalo Bills’ latest fresh start

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Darryl Talley bit his lip so not to risk spouting a profanity. The Buffalo Bills' 17-year playoff drought roils the emotions of the franchise's proud old guard. "That's real ..." the former star linebacker said with a grunt of ...

Sabres Okposo’s next rehab step: Summer league 4-on-4 game

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is set to play in a summer league game in his next step recovering from an undisclosed illness that placed his future in question in March. "Da Beauty League " announced on its Twitter account that Okposo will make his debut on ...

Sabres’ coach Phil Housley hires Chris Hajt as assistant

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres rookie head coach Phil Housley has hired Chris Hajt to serve as one of his assistants. Hajt spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Kings' American Hockey League affiliate, including the 2014-15 Calder Cup champion ...

Key events in OJ Simpson’s fall from sports hero, movie star

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and '70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV pitchman in the years that followed. He ...

Police release arrest video of Buffalo Bills player in Ohio

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio on Wednesday released cruiser and body cam video of the arrest of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington on a weapons charge. The Cincinnati native and former Ohio State standout is accused of improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside ...

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle arrested on weapons charge

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has been arrested in Ohio on a weapons charge. The Cincinnati native and former Ohio State standout is accused of improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside a water park in Sharonville. A police report says ...