John Wawrow

NFL refs back official accused of calling player vulgar name

The NFL Referees Association is questioning why the league isn’t focusing more attention on Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes for threatening umpire Roy Ellison following Buffalo’s game at Miami last weekend. Ellison has been placed on administrative leave while the NFL investigates Hughes’ accusation that Ellison called him a vulgar name during the game. In … Continue reading NFL refs back official accused of calling player vulgar name

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | McCourty’s pick-6 seals Patriots’ 25-6 win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.  — Devin McCourty returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown, and the New England Patriots’ defense smothered the Buffalo Bills’ anemic offense in a 25-6 win on Monday night. James White scored on a 1-yard run, and the Patriots relied more on Stephen Gostkowski’s leg than on Tom Brady’s arm for … Continue reading ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | McCourty’s pick-6 seals Patriots’ 25-6 win over Bills

Net loss: Maple Leafs lose 2 goalies; Capitals claim Jaskin

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock was very much the diplomat after goalies Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard were claimed off waivers. “Good for Mac. Good for Pick,” Babcock said Tuesday. “Too bad for our depth.” McElhinney was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes, whose projected starter Scott Darling is injured and set to miss a … Continue reading Net loss: Maple Leafs lose 2 goalies; Capitals claim Jaskin

BUFFALO, N.Y. | Bettman tells AP: NHL in mediation on concussion lawsuit

BUFFALO, N.Y. — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman tells The Associated Press the league is complying with a judge’s order by entering mediation with former players in a bid to settle a concussion lawsuit. Bettman, however, downplayed the significance of the talks, saying the NHL is following the judge’s request and the league’s position has not … Continue reading BUFFALO, N.Y. | Bettman tells AP: NHL in mediation on concussion lawsuit

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Peterman is Bills’ starting quarterback ahead of Allen

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Quarterback Nathan Peterman never lost faith in himself following the most difficult moment of his young NFL career. What’s more important, neither did Bills coach Sean McDermott. In 10 months, Peterman has gone from throwing five interceptions in the first half of his first career start, to being chosen Monday as … Continue reading ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Peterman is Bills’ starting quarterback ahead of Allen

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Peterman named Bills starting quarterback ahead of Allen

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have named Nathan Peterman their starting quarterback in a job the second-year player is expected to hold until rookie first-round pick Josh Allen is deemed ready. The Bills made the announcement on their Twitter account before practice Monday morning as the team prepares for its season opener at … Continue reading ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Peterman named Bills starting quarterback ahead of Allen

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Bills trade QB McCarron to Raiders

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.  — Buffalo’s quarterback competition is now down to two after the Bills traded veteran AJ McCarron to the Oakland Raiders. The Bills received a fifth-round pick for McCarron. Buffalo also has released wide receiver Corey Coleman, a 2016 first-round draft pick by Cleveland whom the Bills acquired last month. The trade leaves … Continue reading ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Bills trade QB McCarron to Raiders

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Dalton enjoys warm welcome in Bengals’ 26-13 win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.— Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton celebrated a warm reception in Buffalo by completing two touchdown passes in leading Cincinnati to a 26-13 preseason win over the Bills on Sunday. Dalton began the day by making a donation to Buffalo’s Roswell Park Cancer Institute, then received two standing ovations from Bills fans before kickoff. … Continue reading ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Dalton enjoys warm welcome in Bengals’ 26-13 win over Bills