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Reinhart’s shootout winner lifts Sabres over Blues 4-3

By MARK LUDWICZAK Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart came up just short of ending the Buffalo Sabres' seven-game winless streak in overtime. He made up for it in the shootout. Reinhart scored the deciding goal to lead the Sabres to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on ...

Sabres captain Eichel disagrees with NHL’s 2-game suspension

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel will abide by the NHL's decision to suspend him two games for an illegal check to Colorado forward Carl Soderberg's head. That doesn't mean the Buffalo Sabres captain has to agree with it. "If you look at the hit and look at ...

The Latest: Bills to sign All-Pro return specialist Roberts

By The Associated Press undefined The Latest on NFL free agency Thursday (all times EDT): 11 a.m. A person familiar with the discussions confirms to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign return specialist and receiver Andre Roberts. The person spoke to the AP on ...

Jets release RB Crowell after agreeing to terms with Bell

By DENNIS WASZAK JR. AP Pro Football Writer The New York Jets have released running back Isaiah Crowell, an expected move after the team agreed to terms early Wednesday morning with Le'Veon Bell. Crowell spent one season with the Jets after playing his first four in Cleveland. He broke the ...

AP sources: Free-spending Bills add receivers Brown, Beasley

By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The free-spending Buffalo Bills are using their sizeable salary-cap space to provide quarterback Josh Allen an overhauled offense entering his second season. The Bills continued their major foray into free agency on Tuesday by agreeing to ...

Bishop records 3rd straight shutout, Stars beat Sabres 2-0

By JONAH BRONSTEIN Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ben Bishop is on a roll at an important time for the Dallas Stars. Bishop made 35 saves for his third straight shutout, and the Stars beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Tuesday night. "Obviously, the shutouts are nice but it's not why we ...

AP source: Jets agree to sign RB Le’Veon Bell

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he'd make his next playmaking moves. Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is joining Sam Darnold and the New York Jets. Bell agreed ...

The Latest: Bills reach deals with WRs Brown, Beasley

By The Associated Press The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 1:30 p.m. Two people with direct knowledge of discussions tell The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have reached agreements to sign free agent receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley. The people spoke on the ...

AP sources: Busy Bills agree to sign 4, including Gore

By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane promised he'd be "judicious" in rebuilding his team in free agency. With more than $70 million of space available under the salary cap, he's also proving to be busy. People with direct ...

Slumping Sabres call up Alexander Nylander from minors

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The slumping Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Alexander Nylander from the minors. Nylander is Buffalo's first-round pick in the 2016 draft and has a career-high 12 goals and 31 points in 49 games with AHL Rochester this season. The move on Sunday marks the first ...

Antonio Brown says “too much smoke” to return to Steelers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers insist there's still a chance wide receiver Antonio Brown could return next season. Brown doesn't see it that way. According to a transcript provided by HBO, the four-time All-Pro told LeBron James on James' HBO show "The Shop" that there's "too much ...

Blackhawks rally for 5-4 shootout win over Sabres

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane passed Steve Larmer and picked up another win against his hometown team. Not a bad night at all. Kane collected two assists and scored during Chicago's perfect shootout, leading the Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory over the slumping ...

Oilers, Sabres sagging despite being led by McDavid, Eichel

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — While keeping open the possibility of a late playoff push, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid acknowledged how much losing has worn on him this year. In Buffalo, Sabres captain Jack Eichel grew irritated when asked about his team's ...

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe to miss 5-6 weeks with injury

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe is expected to miss the remainder of the season with what the team calls an upper body injury. McCabe was hurt in a 5-2 loss at Toronto on Saturday. With a little over a month left in the season, the Sabres on Monday announced the ...

Flyers beat Sabres 5-2, keep slim playoff hopes alive

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Hartman leveled Rasmus Dahlin on the open ice and wrestled Buffalo defenseman Zach Bogosian to the ground in a 20-second span that had the Philly crowd roaring and made the newest Flyer an instant fan favorite. Hartman's first shift ...

The Latest: NHL sees 20 trades on deadline day

By The Associated Press The Latest on the NHL's trade deadline day (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. NHL teams made 20 trades on deadline day involving 32 players. It the most total deals on the final day of the trading season since 2015. The Columbus Blue Jackets —who in previous days ...

Maple Leafs’ 4-goal 2nd period sinks Sabres 5-3

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews set a franchise record for the Maple Leafs on Monday night. However his focus is on the rest of Toronto's season. Matthews scored in a four-goal second period and Toronto downed the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Monday night. Matthews' goal made him the first Maple ...

Parent company of Bills, Sabres shakes up executive staff

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The parent company that owns the NFL Buffalo Bills and NHL Sabres is experiencing a major shake-up following the departures of three top executives. Pegula Sports and Entertainment on Tuesday announced the departures of chief operating ...

NFL aims to handle Kraft case like any other conduct matter

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says it will handle the sex solicitation case involving New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft as it would any other issue under the league's conduct policy. The 77-year-old owner has been charged with soliciting a prostitute in Florida as part of a crackdown on sex ...

Sabres acquire defenseman Montour in trade with Ducks

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres coach Phil Housley's blue line received another injection of speed and offense with the acquisition of Brandon Montour in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night. Montour joins Buffalo's group of defensemen that already ...