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Bills starter Tyrod Taylor acknowledges he can play better

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor doesn't need to hear from his detractors to realize his share of shortcomings. The third-year starter did the math Wednesday, when asked to evaluate his performance through five games. "Right now as ...

Johnson makes 25 saves, Sabres beat Ducks 3-1

By JEN NEALE, Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Phil Housley finally got win No. 1 with the Buffalo Sabres. Chad Johnson made 25 saves, Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Sabres beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night for Housley's first victory ...

Bills receiver Matthews has cast removed from right thumb

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills receiver Jordan Matthews isn't going to let a broken right thumb prevent him from making a few catches when his other hand works just fine. Though not yet cleared for practice, Matthews spent time catching passes solely with ...

Jets insist they’re moving on, won’t cry about overturned TD

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — More than 24 hours later, Josh McCown still didn't quite understand why the New York Jets had a touchdown — and then, just as suddenly, didn't. "It's really the same response as yesterday," the quarterback said Monday, "I don't ...

Motley crew: Surprising Bills get tested in Cincinnati

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — First place in the AFC East. A record that's tied for second-best in the NFL. A defense that's stingier than any other in Bills history so far. It's been quite a start for Buffalo, which heads to Cincinnati to face a team that can bring the ...

Bills starter Gaines questionable to play against Bengals

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott says it's uncertain whether starting cornerback E.J. Gaines will play in Buffalo's game at Cincinnati on Sunday. Gaines will be listed as questionable because of a groin injury. In updating the status on other injured players, McDermott ...

Bills turn to untested group of wide receivers

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills' passing game has had enough difficulty through the first month of the season. The challenge may grow for the NFL's 31st-ranked passing offense. The Bills (3-1) will be without top receiver Jordan Matthews for ...

Coach says Bills still have much to prove despite 3-1 start

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott would like everyone to tap the brakes before getting overly excited about the team's better-than-expected start to the season. If the growing number of injuries to key players isn't enough to give the ...

Sabres claim ex-coach’s son Nolan after waived by LA Kings

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Sabres have claimed forward Jordan Nolan a day after the son of Buffalo's former coach was waived by the Los Angeles Kings. Nolan has six seasons of NHL experience and is the son of Ted Nolan, who spent two separate stints coaching the Sabres. Selected by Los ...

Sabres’ fresh start features motivated Jack Eichel

By The Associated Press BUFFALO SABRES LAST SEASON: 33-37-12, 78 points. Finished last in Atlantic Division and 15th in Eastern Conference, extending playoff drought to sixth consecutive season. COACH: Phil Housley (first season, first NHL season). ADDED: GM Jason Botterill, Ds Marco ...

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

By The Associated Press 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 ...

Hauschka’s 2 late FGs lift Bills past Falcons, 23-17

By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The Buffalo Bills stand alone atop the AFC East at the latest point in a season in nine years. For that, coach Sean McDermott offered both cheers and restraint. "It feels good," McDermott said before adding, "still a long way to ...

ICYMI in NFL Week 4: Belichick’s Patriots have bad D, 2 Ls

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer No matter how many yards and points Tom Brady manages to generate, his New England Patriots are not going to go very far this season if they can't get their defense straightened out. Coach Bill Belichick's reigning Super Bowl champions looked ...

Matt Ryan not looking like MVP in loss to Buffalo

By GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hasn't felt much like an NFL MVP over the past two weeks. He looked uncharacteristically sluggish in Sunday's 23-17 loss to Buffalo, throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble that was returned for a ...

Bills likely without injured LT Glenn vs. Falcons

By MARK LUDWICZAK, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn is unlikely to play in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons because of a foot injury. Defensive end Shaq Lawson will be a game-time decision. The Bills said rookie Dion Dawkins will ...

First-timers, familiar faces hop on NHL’s coaching carousel

By The Associated Press When the Boston Bruins fired Claude Julien in February, Joel Quenneville took over as the longest-serving NHL head coach. Hired in October 2008, Quenneville enters his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks amid a continuously rotating cast of coaching peers. Seven ...

Trump’s comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports

By The Associated Press Reactions to President Donald Trump's comments about football players who kneel during the national anthem, and his decision to rescind a White House invitation to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors: At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump suggested that ...

Bills’ McCoy bears no grudge following Jim Kelly’s criticism

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy bears no hard feelings toward Jim Kelly after the Hall of Fame quarterback criticized the Buffalo Bills running back for sitting on the field during the national anthem last weekend. McCoy says he informed Kelly during ...

NFL’s Amazon deal could be test for more streaming games

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer Amazon begins its foray into live streaming of NFL games Thursday night when it will air a matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on its Prime Video service. It's another option to the traditional broadcasts on CBS and the NFL Network. ...

Von Miller’s jocularity gets the best of him, Broncos

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer Von Miller pulled the old "too slow" trick on his buddy Tyrod Taylor, yanking back just as the Buffalo Bills' prone quarterback was reaching up to grab the star linebacker's helping hand. The two, who are friends, laughed off the whimsical middle ...