Stories by John Wawrow

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

First NFL female assistant coach praised by Bills co-owner

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula congratulated Kathryn Smith for becoming the NFL's first full-time female assistant coach by saying she earned the promotion.
By John Wawrow

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Edmonton buzzing over McDavid

Edmonton has been buzzing since April when the Oilers bucked the odds by winning the NHL draft lottery to take Connor McDavid.
By John Wawrow

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Panthers top Bills in preseason

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Joe Webb's short pass to running back Brandon Wegher led to a 42-yard touchdown with 54 seconds left in rallying the Carolina Panthers to a 25-24 win over the Buffalo Bills.
By John Wawrow

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Las Vegas, Quebec City submit expansion bids

Bill Foley has put his money down on an NHL expansion team in Las Vegas. And Quebec City is getting a second chance at being a pro hockey market.
By John Wawrow

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Japan advances on own goal by England

EDMONTON, Alberta - Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women's World Cup semifinal.
By John Wawrow

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Japan takes on upstart England in World Cup semifinals

EDMONTON, Alberta - Coach Norio Sasaki can say whatever he wants in suggesting his Japanese players are superior to England's. Coach Mark Sampson would prefer to see that decided on the field ...
By John Wawrow

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Debut of new pace-of-play rules doesn't go smoothly

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Minor league baseball's new speed-up rules hit a glitch on Opening Day.
By John Wawrow

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spartans down Cardinals, head to Final Four

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Michigan State's 76-70 overtime victory over Louisville in the NCAA Tournament East Regional sent the Spartans to the Final Four.
By John Wawrow

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Legendary coaches meet in East Regional final

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.
By John Wawrow

Friday, March 27, 2015

Michigan State eliminates Oklahoma

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night.
By John Wawrow

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

The Washington Capitals are in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt. but hardly anyone's smiling in the West, where the standings are far more convoluted.
By John Wawrow

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

World Cup of Hockey makes return

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.
By John Wawrow

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Ryan signs with Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Rex Ryan is officially going from Broadway to Buffalo.
By John Wawrow

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Montreal's Subban is bold, not 'selfish'

P.K. Subban's move to defense for the Canadiens still has him a "happy camper," despite some lingering criticism of his over-the-top demeanor.
By John Wawrow

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Bills leave Buffalo for Monday's game in Detroit

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Bills are leaving snowbound Buffalo behind for Detroit to play their "home" game against the New York Jets on Monday night.
By John Wawrow

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Bills-Jets game moves to Detroit after storm

A severe snowstorm has forced the Buffalo Bills to leave town to play their home game against the New York Jets this weekend.
By John Wawrow

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Snowfall might force change in game

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bills are snowed in and it's unclear whether they'll be able to clear 4 feet of snow at Ralph Wilson Stadium in time to play host to the New York Jets on Sunday.
By John Wawrow

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Off-season moves hot topic among players

The NHL's Central Division was the center of attention during a free-wheeling, big-spending scramble for talent this offseason.
By John Wawrow

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Bills to be sold to Sabres owners

The estate of late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson has reached "a definitive agreement" to sell the franchise to Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula.
By John Wawrow

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Rookie back provides spark for Giants

CANTON, Ohio - With running back David Wilson out indefinitely, rookie Andre Williams showed glimpses he can provide the Giants' ground game some fresh legs.
By John Wawrow
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