ORCHARD PARK (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed safety Kurt Coleman to replace Rafael Bush after Bush unexpectedly announced his retirement less than a week before the start of training camp.

LEWISTON — Winning is important to Jason Lammers, but it’s not everything. For Lammers, who’s going into his third season behind the bench for the Niagara University hockey team, teaching his players how to be upstanding, decent people is equally, if not more, important than wins and losses.

LEWISTON — For the second time in as many summers, Niagara sent three players to NHL development camps.

The Niagara Power are enjoying the most successful season in their history.

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — An emotional opening shot by Darren Clarke. A shocking one by Rory McIlroy.

LEWISTON — This year's Porter Cup will feature plenty of new faces, but organizers expect the competition to be as stiff as ever.

A wild offseason in the NBA got even crazier last Thursday when the Houston Rockets traded Chris Paul, two first-round draft picks and two more pick swaps to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Russell Westbrook.

Mat Williamson of St. Catharines, Ontario captured the “Super Fan” Joseph Scholtisek 40 presented by Sunset Bar & Grill, Bailey Brothers Landscaping and Rutland Corwin Funeral Home on Friday night at Ransomville Speedway. Williamson came out on top after thrilling three-way battle in the…

That was Tiger Woods in his red shirt on Sunday at the Masters. That was Tiger Woods slipping on the green jacket.

Members of the media should take note. Do not report that Qadree Ollison is from Buffalo.

Rick Pfeiffer/StaffNiagara Falls native and NFL running back Qadree Ollison being honored with his family at the Niagara Falls City Council meeting on Wednesday.

"Perfectly balanced, as all things should be." — Thanos, Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

You would hope family and education would matter in any big decision. For Jalen Bradberry, that means joining a fourth school as many years.

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks are taking a chance on another underachieving young forward.

CLEVELAND — Pete Alonso took one final swing and flipped his bat high in the air. Another walk-off.

Mat Williamson of St. Catharines, Ontario scored his first Krown Undercoating 358 Modified win of the season Friday night at Ransomville Speedway on Regional Haulage night at the races. Williamson passed Pete Bicknell for the lead on lap 7 of the 30-lap feature, and never looked back.

The Major League All-Star game is Tuesday in Cleveland. That means it's time for my annual baseball trivia quiz. This is the 30th installment of the quiz, which began in 1990, when Roger Maris and Hank Aaron still held the home run records and there were only four divisions and no wild cards.

LYON, France — Megan Rapinoe stood on the field, arms outstretched, striking her now trademark victory pose symbolizing the confidence of a U.S. team that celebrated and savored each triumph at the Women's World Cup.

GASPORT — A testament to the popularity of the annual Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby can be seen on the early Leaderboard released by derby chairwoman Lynn Harrington this week.

Jalen Bradberry is adding another jersey to his closet.

NIAGARA FALLS — The Niagara Power have been even hotter than the July weather. Due to a game delay from an electrical fire, Wednesday night’s matchup with the Hornell Dodgers resumed and ended too late to be logged. The Power, however, have been on tear, winners in 15 of the last 17 outings …

The Niagara Purple Eagles and Syracuse Orange are renewing a historic basketball showdown that's been dormant for 19 years.

LYON, France — Alex Morgan celebrated her go-ahead goal with a cheeky tea-sipping motion and Alyssa Naeher stopped a late penalty kick to send the United States into the final at the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory over England on Tuesday night.

BUFFALO (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres top draft pick Dylan Cozens needs a "procedure" to repair an injured left thumb.

BUFFALO — Realizing how difficult it is to lure free agents to Buffalo, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has spent the past two-plus years relying on trades to stock his roster with established talent.

YOUNGSTOWN — Traditions run deep in Western New York. The Niagara Pioneer Soccer League tournament is no different.

Mike Bowman of St. Catharines, Ontario, picked up his first career Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature win at Ransomville Speedway on Friday as part of Fireworks Night presented by uBreakiFix of WNY, Moley Magnetics, Hy-Tech Concrete, Hebeler’s Sales & Service and Scott Joy Trucking.

Megan Rapinoe scored both goals for the U.S. women’s soccer team Friday in its gripping quarterfinal win over host France in the Women’s World Cup. She had scored both goals on penalty kicks in a win over Spain in the Round of 16 a few days earlier.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula says he won't ask fans to break the bank when it comes to deciding whether to renovate the team's current stadium in the suburbs or build a new one downtown.

Last year, Niagara forward Eric Cooley attended Toronto Maple Leafs development camp, and learned what it takes to be a professional hockey player.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Terry Pegula leaned into the table and got directly to the heart of the matter when assessing the more downs than ups he has experienced over eight-plus years of owning the Buffalo Sabres.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Terry Pegula assesses the disappointment of eight-plus years of owning the Buffalo Sabres and says it's time his team started winning.

Bob Ley, a fixture at ESPN since the network's launch 40 years ago, has decided to step away.

There's a new sheriff in town. But this time around, he's been in town all along.

Hockey drafts are great fun, and a welcome diversion for any dysfunctional sports franchise. Every draft brings hope and promise. Fans and friendly critics tend to assume the best, leaping to conclusions about 18-year-olds they’ve never seen play a game in person.

VANCOUVER — The Buffalo Sabres' six-man 2019 Draft Class, features four forwards, one defenseman and one goaltender.

VANCOUVER — On Friday, the Buffalo Sabres selected Dylan Cozens seventh overall at the NHL Draft.

LEWISTON — A chance meeting over two decades ago in central New York may just go down as a key moment in Niagara University basketball history.

NIAGARA FALLS — The Power are finally heating up.

I mean, where should I really even start?

GASPORT — Twenty nine years of All-American family fun and unforgettable outdoor experiences — and counting.

The 11-and-under NF Rapids went 2-2 in the Cataract Classic Tournament, handing the eventual champion NT Americans a loss before falling to them in the semifinals.

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