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Nets catch a break as Deron Williams appears fine after a scare
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:53:11 +0100
MIAMI — When Deron Williams was in serious pain on the bench for the final moments of the Nets’ 88-84 loss to the Heat here Sunday night, it looked as...
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Whirlwind week for Lions’ Suh ends in postgame tears
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:45:49 +0100
ARLINGTON, Texas — Considering the fact that he was almost a punitive no-show, Ndamukong Suh made a hell of an imprint on this Cowboys-Lions game, in what may well be...
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Knicks big man may be angling for way out of ‘tragic’ season
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:45:44 +0100
Knicks center Samuel Dalembert admitted the Knicks’ season has been “a tragedy’’ and a “tragic thing.’’ And there’s a chance he could escape it soon because of a quirk in...
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There’s nothing left for these Knicks to do except give tanks
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:44:51 +0100
OK , it’s time for big changes at the Garden. Replace the Knicks “Defense!” chant. Time to go with “Tank!” The fans started a mild “Fire Fisher” chant late in Sunday...
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A Cowboys flag vanishes, and conspiracies don’t seem so crazy
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:43:51 +0100
ARLINGTON , Texas — The scrum around Jerry Jones was growing, larger and larger, the circle of friends and sycophants in the owner’s box at AT&T Stadium replaced by a...
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Tony Romo earns a gold star with mistake-free performance
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:16:54 +0100
ARLINGTON, Texas — Admit it: you had your doubts. Doubts? Come one. When it comes to Tony Romo, you were more unconvinced than any native Missourian would ever be: he...
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Sibling rivalries, Taraji P. Henson highlight new drama ‘Empire’
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:01:07 +0100
Fox gives the world the first hip-hop telenovela in “Empire.” The series, premiering Wednesday, has everything a dedicated soap opera fan lives for — family rivalries, power plays, blackmail and...
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St. John’s coach ‘expects’ Rysheed Jordan back — eventually
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:47:30 +0100
One day after Steve Lavin was unable to say whether Rysheed Jordan would return from his indefinite leave of absence, the St. John’s coach said he “expects” the talented sophomore...
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Vigneault discerns one key difference from last year’s Rangers
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:44:53 +0100
Last season is not going away, as much as Rangers’ coach Alain Vigneault is trying to detach this team from the one that made a run to the Stanley Cup...
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Chris Christie scores awkward Jerry Jones hug after high-5 denial
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:31:26 +0100
We all knew Chris Christie is a big Cowboys fan. We didn’t expect a visualization, though. For the Cowboys’ wild-card game against the Lions on Sunday, Christie had seats in...
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Tanking, listless Knicks extend losing streak to 11
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:31:16 +0100
Knicks rookie coach Derek Fisher was asked before facing the Bucks Sunday night if his Knicks could pull a Jason Kidd. In Kidd’s rookie year as a coach last season,...
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Girl who survived plane crash hoped dead family was ‘sleeping’
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 22:49:25 +0100
The 7-year-old girl who miraculously survived a Kentucky plane crash that wiped out her family hoped that her parents, sister, and cousin were just “sleeping” in the wreckage — and...
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Pope Francis names diverse set of new cardinals
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 21:46:54 +0100
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar...
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Schumer: Dems have enough votes to thwart Keystone oil pipeline
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 20:14:21 +0100
WASHINGTON – Democrats have enough votes to thwart the proposed Keystone oil pipeline — the first major legislative play of the new Republican-controlled Congress, Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday. “There...
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Hedge funder who wanted fewer breadsticks won against Darden
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 15:06:17 +0100
Starboard Value was a little-known $3 billion hedge fund run by 42-year-old Jeff Smith when it moved on Darden Restaurants in December 2013, taking a 5.6 percent stake. Smith, following...
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Ackman’s daredevil move paid off big time
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 15:05:32 +0100
Bill Ackman knew he was rewriting the activist playbook when he teamed up with Valeant Pharmaceuticals early last year and became Allergan’s biggest shareholder in an effort to force a...
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Loeb’s ‘holy jihad’ defeated Sotheby’s
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 14:54:57 +0100
Dan Loeb’s rancorous victory over venerable auction house Sotheby’s was complete in November, when Chairman and CEO William Ruprecht agreed to step down under pressure from the pugnacious activist, and...
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How Jana Partners got a quick PetSmart payday
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 14:48:52 +0100
When Barry Rosenstein’s Jana Partners revealed a 10 percent stake in PetSmart on July 3, critics had a field day. At that time, the pet retailer had become a popular...
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New novel is based on shameful Sharpton-Brawley case
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 12:14:24 +0100
Prize-winning author Joyce Carol Oates recreates the notorious Tawana Brawley case — with an Al Sharpton-like character fanning the flames of fraud — in her explosive new novel “The Sacrifice”...
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Politicians push to declassify censored 9/11 reports
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 12:09:15 +0100
The drive to declassify the 28 censored pages of the congressional 9/11 report detailing the Saudi Arabian government’s possible role in the terror attacks has become a full-blown movement, complete...
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Activist investors set bolder course in 2014
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 11:58:59 +0100
Meet the most successful investors in Wall Street’s hottest sector: activist investing. Led by Bill Ackman’s first-of-its-kind strategy in the attempted takeover of Botox-maker Allergan, activists last year became bigger...
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Dear John: Rates will go up just so they can come down
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 11:56:47 +0100
Dear John: Thanks for the article “Oil is not what’s greasing the stock market’s skid.” Just curious why the Fed “will soon need to raise interest rates” in the last...
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3 hedge funds in a Russian undressing
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 11:52:56 +0100
The crumbling Russian ruble — crushed under tanking oil prices and Western sanctions over the country’s incursion into Ukraine — is starting to hit investors in the US and around...
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Stocks come alive in years ending with ‘5’
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 11:46:46 +0100
With Wall Street about to begin the first full trading week of 2015, investors around the country have to be wondering if the equities markets are poised for further growth...
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How Sharpton gets paid to not cry ‘racism’ at corporations
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 06:23:05 +0100
Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist? Then you need to pay Al Sharpton. For more than a decade, corporations have shelled...
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