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Tannehill next to visit Bills

Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill is set to visit the Buffalo Bills.

According to a tweet from Sports Illustrated's Peter King, Tannehill is scheduled to meet with Kansas City and Cleveland before coming to Buffalo.

Tannehill's a converted wide receiver who started just 19 games at quarterback for the Aggies, but has made a steady rise up draft boards because of a strong arm and good athletic ability.


Ciminelli in position to advance

Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga stood in fourth place after 27 of 36 games on Friday at the PBA Tournament of Champions at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas. Ciminelli's pinfall was 6,463. The top four advance to the ESPN stepladder final on Sunday (1 p.m., ESPN). The final block did not end in time for this edition.

The leader was Australia's Jason Belmonte, who averaged 251.1 while winning seven of his first nine match games. Belmonte, a 28-year-old two-handed player, had an 18-game total of 6,619 pins and a 120-pin lead over Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill.

The final event of the 2011-12 PBA Tour season is a major championship with an $80,000 first prize.


Fine accuser changes story

A Lewiston, Maine, man says he lied when he accused former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him.

Zachary Tomaselli said Friday that he fabricated the allegations and took pride in his ability to convince people his claims were true. He told the Associated Press he's a "habitual liar and sociopath" who lacks feelings for others.

Two other men made accusations against Fine but prosecutors say too much time had passed to consider charges related to their allegations. Federal prosecutors examining Tomaselli's claim did not comment.


U.S., Canada to meet in final

Kelli Stack scored twice and the three-time defending champion United States beat Switzerland 10-0 on Friday night to set up a championship game against Canada.

All 14 of the events' finals have featured the United States and Canada.

Nine-time champion Canada beat Finland 5-1 in the first semifinal. The United States routed Canada 9-2 in the opening game of the tournament.

Josephine Pucci added a goal and three assists for the United States, which racked up 67 of its 80 shots in the game against Swiss goalie Florence Schelling, a senior at Northeastern University.

Kendall Coyne and Gigi Marvin each had a goal and two assists, and Amanda Kessel -- the younger sister of Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel -- added three assists for the United States.

From News Staff and wire service reports