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NY hospitals, schools fear staff shortage from vaccine rules

Sep. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the nation's most aggressive COVID-19 vaccine mandates are scheduled to take effect Monday in New York amid continued resistance from some to the shots, leaving hospitals and nursing homes across the state and schools in New York City bracing for possible staff...

Packers-Niners renew now familiar NFL rivalry on Sunday

Sep. 24, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

If it seems as if the Packers have transferred to the NFC West or the 49ers moved to the NFC North, blame the schedule makers at league headquarters. When Green Bay (1-1) visits San Francisco (2-0) on Sunday, it will be the fourth trip to the Bay Area for the Cheeseheads...

Sabres' Jack Eichel fails physical, stripped of captaincy

Sep. 23, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel was stripped of his captaincy by the Sabres on Thursday, raising further questions about his future in Buffalo due to a widening rift over how to treat a neck injury that has sidelined the center for six months. With the two sides at a...

Rivera, McDermott put ties aside as Washington faces Bills

Sep. 23, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The first thing Leslie Frazier remembers from working with Ron Rivera and Sean McDermott was being stuck in the basement of Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium, and the “varmints,” as he called them, lurking around every corner. “We were...

Washington looking for first win at Buffalo since 1987

Sep. 23, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (1-1) at BUFFALO (1-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Buffalo by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Buffalo 1-1, Washington 0-2. SERIES RECORD: Bills lead 9-6. ...

Panthers, off to 2-0 start, visit Texans in prime time

Sep. 22, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

In an effort to get every team a Thursday game, NFL schedule makers often take some of the likely tail-enders and stick them in early season games. Sort of a “let's get them out of the way before they've lost a lot” philosophy. It's unlikely...

Sabres agree to terms with Dahlin on $18M, 3-year contract

Sep. 22, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Sabres agreed to terms Wednesday with defenseman Rasmus Dahlin on a three-year contract worth $18 million, getting the deal done on the eve of Buffalo's first training camp practice. Dahlin was among the last unsigned restricted free agents...

Sabres coach 'Donny Meatballs' promotes T-shirt for charity

Sep. 21, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There's no bib required to protect this shirt. Buffalo Sabres coach Don Granato is embracing his “Donny Meatballs” nickname by having it splashed on a T-shirt to raise money for the nonprofit organization Mental Health America. ...

Bills' pass rush steps up in dominating win over Dolphins

Sep. 20, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — No matter the down, from first to fourth, the Bills’ retooled pass rush showed it can pack a punch. Beginning with cornerback Taron Johnson’s sack on the opening snap, Buffalo’s defense set the tone in what became one of the unit’s most...

The Latest: Cowboys-Chargers make NFL 14-11 halftime history

Sep. 19, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 6:30 p.m. The NFL has the first 14-11 halftime score in its 102 seasons. Dallas held the 14-11 lead over the Los Angeles Chargers, prompting the search...