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Soriano Signs With Yanks

The rich have gotten scarier. Pitcher Rafael Soriano has agreed to a contract with the New York Yankees. Under the terms of the three-year accord, the star reliever will receive $35 million. In the Bronx, Soriano will serve as the setup man for veteran closer Mariano Rivera, 41, who had 33 saves, three wins and . . . → Read More: Soriano Signs With Yanks

Wannstedt Meets With Bills

Chan Gailey didn’t have to spend much time with this coaching candidate. The head coach of the Buffalo Bills, Gailey preferred that Dave Wannstedt, who visited One Bills Drive January 13, got to know other members of the Buffalo staff. “It’s not me that he needs to meet with,” said Gailey. “He’s meeting with the . . . → Read More: Wannstedt Meets With Bills

Moats Pursuing Degree

Arthur Moats is heading back to school. Coming off an impressive rookie season with the Buffalo Bills, Moats is returning to James Madison University to complete his studies. “I’m headed back to Virginia to finish up my degree at James Madison,” said Moats in early January. “I got my Bills backpack, my new shoes and . . . → Read More: Moats Pursuing Degree

Buffalo Legend Passes

Cookie Gilchrist has died of cancer. A standout fullback for the Buffalo Bills during the early years of the American Football League (AFL), he was 75. The Bills announced his death, which occurred January 10 at an assisted-living center in Pittsburgh. Outspoken off the field and a force on it, Gilchrist starred in the Canadian . . . → Read More: Buffalo Legend Passes

Langenbrunner Benched, Expecting Trade

Jamie Langenbrunner is waiting for the word. The captain of the New Jersey Devils, Langenbrunner was not at the Prudential Center January 6 when the Devils hosted the Philadelphia Flyers. A fixture in New Jersey since 2002, the veteran forward expects to be dealt to another NHL team. “The fact that I’m not there tonight . . . → Read More: Langenbrunner Benched, Expecting Trade

Buckner Back in Bay State

Bill Buckner is returning to Massachusetts. A member of the Boston team that lost the 1986 World Series to the New York Mets, Buckner has been hired as manager of the Brockton (MA) Rox, an entry in the independent Can-Am League. It’ll mark the first time Buckner, 61, has served as a manager. “We’re thrilled,” . . . → Read More: Buckner Back in Bay State

Caps Win Classic

Eric Fehr left the locals disappointed. A right wing for the Washington Capitals, Fehr notched two goals to lead the Caps to a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh January 1. The contest attracted 68,111 fans. “It was one of the best experiences . . . → Read More: Caps Win Classic

Merriman Returning

Shawne Merriman didn’t play a down for the Buffalo Bills this year. That didn’t deter Buddy Nix. On January 1, the Bills (4-11) signed the star linebacker, who has been plagued by injuries, to a new contact. Formerly with the San Diego Chargers, Merriman arrived in Buffalo via waivers during the 2010 season. “We had . . . → Read More: Merriman Returning