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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, fans stand for the national anthem at New Era Stadium before an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets in Orchard Park, N.Y. New Era Field will no longer be the name of the stadium, after the global sports headware and clothing apparel company asked to be released from its naming rights and sponsorship agreement. No reason was provided for the move, announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

New Era asks to pull out of Bills stadium naming rights deal

Jul. 15, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New Era Field will no longer be the name of the Buffalo Bills home stadium, after the global sports headware and clothing apparel company asked to be released from its naming rights and sponsorship agreement. No reason was provided for the move, announced Wednesday, though it comes a...

Bills hire Sinnarajah as VP of business administration

Jul. 8, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have hired Jason Sinnarajah as senior vice president of business administration. From Toronto, Sinnarajah has sports-related experience in previously working at Google, where he managed the company’s partnerships with the NFL and NHL in providing updated search...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The uncertainty raised by coronavirus pandemic leads to experts providing a bleak short-term assessment on the NHL's financial bottom line, with some projecting revenues being cut by almost half. What's unclear is how large the impact might be until it can be determined when fans can resume attending games and if the league is able to complete this season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Puck woes: NHL's bottom line facing short-term blow

Jun. 17, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

With so much uncertainty, Larry Quinn can't predict just how severe the NHL's financial losses might be due to the coronavirus pandemic. That doesn’t stop the former Buffalo Sabres managing partner from providing a bleak assessment, at least for the short term. “They’ve got big challenges...

FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, newly hired Buffalo Sabres' General Manager Jason Botterill, center, flanked by Terry and Kim Pegula, displays his Sabres jersey at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The Buffalo Sabres fired general manager Jason Botterill on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in a dramatic change-of-course three weeks after co-owner Kim Pegula said his job was secure. In announcing the decision, the Sabres promoted senior vice president of business administration Kevyn Adams as Botterill’s successor.  (AP Photo/John Wawrow, FIle)

Sabres fire GM Botterill in series of cost-cutting moves

Jun. 17, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula reversed course by firing general manager Jason Botterill on Tuesday as part of a drastic cost-cutting purge of front-office staff and scouts on a team preparing to sit idle for what could be the remainder of the calendar year. The Pegulas...

Buffalo Sabres fire Jason Botterill as general manager, replace him with Kevyn Adams after 9-year playoff drought

Jun. 16, 2020 9:45 AM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres fire Jason Botterill as general manager, replace him with Kevyn Adams after 9-year playoff drought.
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Finland's Oskari Laaksonen jumps into the arms of Jesse Ylonen celebrating Ylonen's goal during the second period of the gold medal game at the world junior hockey tournament against the United States, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Oskari Laaksonen to a three-year entry-level contract on Monday, June 15, 2020. Laaksonen was Buffalo's third-round pick in the 2017 draft and spent the past two-plus seasons playing in Finland's Elite League. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Sabres sign Oskari Laaksonen to 3-year entry-level contract

Jun. 15, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Oskari Laaksonen to a three-year entry-level contract on Monday. Laaksonen was Buffalo's third-round pick in the 2017 draft and spent the past two-plus seasons playing in Finland's Elite League. The 20-year-old had five goals and 35 assists in 113...