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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 ...

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 ...