Stories by John Wawrow

Friday, June 24, 2016

Maple Leafs pick center with No. 1 pick in draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Once the "Go Leafs, Go!" chants subsided after Toronto selected Arizona-born center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL Draft, the Finns began their march to the podium.
By John Wawrow

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Capitals are latest Presidents' Trophy winner to exit early

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals became the latest in a long line of NHL teams to discover regular-season dominance doesn't translate into playoff prominence.
By John Wawrow

Monday, April 11, 2016

NHL teams turn attention to playoffs

Coach Barry Trotz and the Washington Capitals finally have something to play for.
By John Wawrow

Saturday, March 26, 2016

NHL's Scott rides wave of adulation

Unlikely NHL All-Star MVP John Scott has emerged as an overnight sensation, earning admiration from fans and fellow players alike for standing his ground in the face of doubters and critics.
By John Wawrow

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Patriots beat Bills in free agency battle for Hogan too

Chalk up yet another win for the New England Patriots over the AFC East-rival Buffalo Bills.
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

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
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