Buffalo - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Buffalo Red Sox ace David Price struggles in minor league start BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — David Price knew better than lobby for a chance to go out for a third inning after struggling through the first two in the Boston ace's first minor league rehab start. "I've got to do as I'm told," Price said. "If I don't like it, pitch better." Though saying he felt no soreness in his strained left pitching elbow t... Sat, 20 May 2017 15:38:00 GMT 2017-05-20T15:38:00Z Changes in Medicaid distributions worry school districts For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Administrators say programming and services even beyond those that receive funding from the state-federal health care program could be at risk should Congress follow through with plans to c... Mon, 15 May 2017 10:29:00 GMT 2017-05-15T10:29:00Z Jason Botterill leaves Penguins to take over as Sabres' GM BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Botterill has no second thoughts over leaving the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins while they are in the midst of yet another playoff run. The lure of returning to the Buffalo Sabres, an organization with which Botterill ended his playing career, and opportunity to make his mark as a first-time general manager outweighed the close ties he est... Fri, 12 May 2017 00:42:00 GMT 2017-05-12T00:42:00Z Tesla starts selling solar roof; says savings to cover costs DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla has added another product to its lineup: Solar roof tiles. As of Wednesday, customers worldwide could order a solar roof on Tesla's web site. Installations will begin next month in the U.S., starting with California. Installations outside the U.S. will begin next year, the company said. The glass ... Wed, 10 May 2017 21:05:00 GMT 2017-05-10T21:05:00Z Officials no longer sure man killed by police had shot cop BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There are "significant questions" over whether a man pulled over for a traffic stop shot a policeman before being killed by the officer's partner, a prosecutor said Wednesday as state authorities took over the investigation into the deadly encounter. Buffalo Officer Joseph Acquino told investigators that he thought his ear was hit by ... Wed, 10 May 2017 18:29:00 GMT 2017-05-10T18:29:00Z Buffalo Bills hire Brandon Beane as general manager ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Carolina connection continues for the Buffalo Bills in their offseason front-office overhaul. Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane was hired on Tuesday to fill the Bills' GM vacancy in yet another indication of rookie head coach Sean McDermott's growing influence over team decisions. Beane's hir... Tue, 09 May 2017 23:18:00 GMT 2017-05-09T23:18:00Z Bills fire GM Whaley, scouting staff 1 day after NFL draft ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Whether it was sitting together in a golf cart watching training camp or sharing dinner and drinks at a nearby restaurant, Bills owner Terry Pegula and general manager Doug Whaley were nearly inseparable last summer. Some nine months later, their professional relationship soured to such an extent that Pegula fired Whaley and his ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:21:00 GMT 2017-04-30T20:21:00Z The Latest: 49ers select Iowa QB Beathard late in 3rd round PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. The second night of the draft concludes as the San Francisco 49ers take quarterback C.J. Beathard and the Pittsburgh Steelers pick running back James Conner late in the third round. No. 97 Miami: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, 6-1, 199, Clemson N... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:08:00 GMT 2017-04-29T04:08:00Z The Latest: Saints trade up to take Alvin Kamara PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. The New Orleans Saints trade up to select Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara and offensive linemen finally start to hear their names called as the third round opens. No. 65 Cleveland: Larry Ogunjobi, DT, 6-3, 305, Charlotte No. 66 San Franci... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:05:00 GMT 2017-04-29T02:05:00Z DEFENSE, DEFENSE: This draft crop is loaded on that side PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DE-FENSE, DE-FENSE. That's going to be the area of concentration in this draft, in the first round and through much of the proceedings in Philadelphia. Indeed, the first half-dozen or so selections could come from that side of the ball. That's often the fallout when there are no slam-dunk quarterbacks available. ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:01:00 GMT 2017-04-25T16:01:00Z Sabres clean house by firing GM Murray and coach Bylsma BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — General manager Tim Murray ran out of time to rebuild the Buffalo Sabres into a contender. The team will need a new head coach, too. Sabres owner Terry Pegula cleaned house by firing Murray and coach Dan Bylsma on Thursday amid questions over player accountability during a season in which Buffalo extended its franchise-worst playoff drought to a sixth year. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:58:00 GMT 2017-04-21T03:58:00Z Agents to AP: Eichel not pushing for Sabres coaching change BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma's job is in jeopardy, star forward Jack Eichel's representatives insist their client is not the one pushing for a change. Whether Bylsma returns for a third season won't have any effect on Eichel negotiating a contract extension this summer, Peter Fish and Peter Donatelli told The Associated Press by phone on Wednesday.... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:39:00 GMT 2017-04-19T19:39:00Z Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson retires after 33 seasons ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson is retiring after a 33-season run that included two national championships. "I've thought about this for a long time and I think this is the right time and it's the right thing to do for the Michigan hockey program," the 77-year-old Berenson said Monday. He will become a special... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:38:00 GMT 2017-04-10T20:38:00Z Jon Jones as confident as ever while serving latest UFC ban BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jon Jones vows he's done with the drama — both legal and drug-related — that has sidetracked the last three years of his UFC career. Three months from completing a yearlong doping ban, Jones said Friday he is focusing solely on reclaiming the light heavyweight title he's lost twice due to suspensions. "I used to do ... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:55:00 GMT 2017-04-08T00:55:00Z No Bones about it: Cormier, Johnson set for UFC rematch The promotional ads for UFC's return to upstate New York for the first time in nearly 22 years feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier with the belt over his shoulder on one side and challenger Anthony Johnson on the other side. Cormier-Johnson II has been hyped as one the promotion's more anticipated rematches of late, but make no bones about i... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:33:00 GMT 2017-04-07T06:33:00Z Sabres' Okposo in hospital having tests to determine illness BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Moulson wants hospitalized Buffalo Sabres teammate Kyle Okposo to know he has the team's support. "You're family here," Moulson said after the Sabres closed their home schedule with a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. "And no matter what type of injury or what you have, you always feel for them and their family and giving them ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:38:00 GMT 2017-04-06T13:38:00Z Rex Ryan will talk the talk on ESPN's 'NFL Countdown' BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Rex Ryan is taking his bluster to the TV studio. ESPN announced Monday the former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets coach is joining its "Sunday NFL Countdown" show as an analyst. He will also contribute to SportsCenter and ESPN Radio. He will make his debut Saturday as part of the network's coverage of Florida State's spring game. ... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:23:00 GMT 2017-04-03T18:23:00Z Islanders captain Tavares to miss final week of season BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders will have to continue their late-season playoff push without captain and leading scorer John Tavares. Tavares hurt his left hamstring in a 2-1 win against New Jersey on Friday, and coach Doug Weight says there's no expectation he can return before the Islanders close their season against Ottawa on April 9. Weight provided the updat... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 17:28:00 GMT 2017-04-02T17:28:00Z Crosby loses teeth, Penguins clinch playoff berth vs Sabres BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After losing a pair of front teeth, Sidney Crosby wasn't available to discuss the highlight-reel, one-handed goal he scored in helping the Pittsburgh Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth. Crosby's teammates had plenty to say about it following the defending Stanley Cup champions' 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tues... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:24:00 GMT 2017-03-22T03:24:00Z Republicans shift NY Medicaid tab; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe' WASHINGTON (AP) — Desperate to lock down votes for their health care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government — a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the "Knickerbocker kickback." The provision would help mostly Republican-co... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:42:00 GMT 2017-03-21T21:42:00Z No Repeat: Villanova fails down stretch while carrying crown BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The crown may have been too heavy for Villanova. One title will have to do. Saddled with huge expectations and external pressure to repeat as NCAA champions, the Wildcats wilted down the stretch on Saturday and were knocked out of the tournament 65-62 by eighth-seeded Wisconsin, a team with an even richer March resume. ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:56:00 GMT 2017-03-19T06:56:00Z The Latest: After quiet start, March Madness gets big upset The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:05 p.m. It took three days for the NCAA Tournament to produce a major upset. It was a stunner that busted a ton of brackets. Villanova, the defending national champion and the top overall seed, was upended by eighth-seeded Wisconsin 65-62. ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:24:00 GMT 2017-03-19T04:24:00Z Topple-seed: Villanova stunned 65-62 by Wisconsin in NCAA BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When the season ended suddenly and shockingly, much earlier than Villanova expected, Kris Jenkins bent over in disbelief near mid-court. There would be no game-winning shot, no confetti-filled celebration, no more games. The defending champions — and No. 1 overall seed — are done. On Wisconsin. After two relatively ... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:17:00 GMT 2017-03-18T23:17:00Z Mountaineers clinch Sweet 16 berth with win over Notre Dame BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Don't be fooled by the Mountaineers referring to themselves as "Press" Virginia as a result of their relentless defensive pressure. This team can score. Led by Jevon Carter's 24 points, the Mountaineers outshot the Fighting Irish in an 83-71 win on Saturday to clinch their third Sweet 16 berth since 2010. ... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:57:00 GMT 2017-03-18T20:57:00Z Huggins enjoying West Virginia's return to Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Be it basketball or fishing, Bob Huggins has no trouble recalling the fond memories he's had during his previous trips to Buffalo. They're a lot better than any recollection the West Virginia coach has of Brooklyn. A year after the Mountaineers were upset by 14th-ranked Stephen F. Austin in a first-round NCAA Tourna... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:58:00 GMT 2017-03-15T22:58:00Z Top 'Cats: Villanova begins title defense as biggest target BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Along with the accolades, attention and autograph seekers, Villanova earned something else with its national championship. A target. In one year, the Wildcats have gone from the team that couldn't get past the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament to the one to beat. What a difference a shot makes.... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:38:00 GMT 2017-03-15T22:38:00Z Winter storm in Northeast causes NHL, NIT postponements ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The winter storm wreaking havoc in the Northeast forced postponement of an NHL and an NIT game on Tuesday and the cancellation of most flights in and out of Buffalo as several college basketball teams headed in for the start of the NCAA Tournament. Tuesday night's game between the Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils was postponed and r... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 03:07:00 GMT 2017-03-15T03:07:00Z The Latest: Trains returning; cold threatens cherry blossoms NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 5:15 p.m. New York's governor says aboveground subway service and some Metro-North commuter rail service shut down by the snowstorm hitting the East Coast will be restored soon. Democrat Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) says Metro-Nor... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-03-14T23:47:00Z Winter storm forces basketball teams to alter travel plans ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Mother Nature is causing college basketball teams to alter their travel plans. Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with an unexpected wrinkle that's making last-minute travel plans difficult — a fierce storm bearing down on the Northeast that's expected to dump up to two feet of snow in some places and create blizzard-like conditions. ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:13:00 GMT 2017-03-14T06:13:00Z The Latest: NCAA field is set with minimal controversy The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 9:45 p.m. The field is set and for the most part the griping about the bracket was relatively minimal. Duke didn't get a No. 1 seed, though the Blue Devils look dangerous. Syracuse was the one team left out that could have m... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:47:00 GMT 2017-03-13T01:47:00Z