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BLOOMBERG NEWS Global markets were thrown into disarray as early results from the U.S. election indicated that Donald Trump is likely to prevail over Hillary Clinton in the race for the presidency, shocking traders who had focused on polls in recent days showing the opposite. Among key moves in financial markets:* S&P 500 index futures slide 4.5 percent* FTSE 100…

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The world’s No. 1 player and the other who was trying to complete the career grand slam could get nothing going in their pursuit of the leaders in Sunday’s final round of the 80th Masters.Rory McIlroy, winner of the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship, started the day 2-over, five shots behind third-round leader Jordan Spieth but within range of a c…

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The Green Bay Packers on Tuesday re-signed running back James Starks.Starks’ two-year deal is worth $6 million, according to reports.Starks, who played for Niagara Falls High School and the University at Buffalo, appeared in all 16 games with a career-high four starts last season and posted a career-best 601 rushing yards on 148 attempts for a 4.1 average with two touchdow…

Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended an impasse with a signed five-year contract on Thursday. The deal is worth $82 million and is fully guaranteed.No player or team options are included in the contract, which appears to be a massive victory for Thompson.Thompson and the Cavaliers had not been able to end a standoff that started on the first day of free agenc…

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EVANSTON, Ill. – After not qualifying for a bowl game last season, the Northwestern Wildcats began to stew about it the second their final game ended last year. Their anger simmered over the winter. It became a bubbling fervor of discontent through the spring and summer and finally boiled over Saturday afternoon, when the unranked Wildcats upset No. 21 Stanford, 16-6, in …

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LOUDON, N.H. – The odds in Kyle Busch’s favor made another dramatic surge on Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.In winning for the third time in eight starts since returning from an 11-race injury absence, Busch solidified his chances of qualifying for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with a serendipitous victory in the 5-Hour ENERGY 301 at the Magic Mile.…

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SYRACUSE – Center Rakeem Christmas scored 29 points, including 18 in the second half, to lead Syracuse to a 69-59 win over No. 12 Louisville on Wednesday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at the Carrier Dome.The Orange (17-9, 8-5 ACC) trailed 35-28 at the half but outscored the Cardinals 41-27 in the final 20 minutes, led by Christmas, who rebounded from a subpar,…

Brook Lopez was in no mood to talk Friday, instead electing to deliver his message through the Nets’ public relations staff.With yet another round of trade chatter surrounding his name, Lopez only offered up a no comment, refusing to make himself available following the team’s shootaround in preparation for Friday’s matchup with the Wizards at the Verizon Center, which did…

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is giving individuals who buy health insurance through government-run marketplaces until the end of March to enroll in a plan without a penalty, an administration official said late Wednesday.Administration officials said the change is unrelated to the many problems that the program’s Web site, HealthCare.gov, has had in its first thre…

ST. LOUIS — A reeling and revamped defense will wash up Thursday night on the banks of the Mississippi River, likely carrying with it the 49ers’ immediate fate.The 49ers risk falling further off the NFC West pace if they can’t regroup, clamp down and regain supremacy against the Rams, their long-time division rival. The game did not end in time for this edition.Even withou…

With Microsoft’s business experiencing a painful transition, the company announced Friday that Chief Executive Steve Ballmer will step down in the next 12 months.“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Ballmer, 57, said in a news release.The statement seems to imply that the timing was not Ballmer’s choice, but it was unclear…

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LOS ANGELES – Angelina Jolie was “heroic” for undergoing a preventive double mastectomy, her fiance, Brad Pitt, said Tuesday after she wrote an op-ed piece revealing her decision and describing the mastectomy process, which began in February.“Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic,” he told the…

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner offered fellow Republicans two options on budget legislation, including allowing a vote on a Senate-passed bill if party members don’t show they have a majority vote to amend it with spending cuts, two leadership aides said.The speaker told members they can either amend the Senate- passed bill with spending cuts if 218 of them commit…

With a premiere that drew nearly 7 million viewers in the summer, TNT’s splashy “Dallas” reboot seemed primed for success in its second life. The cable series – in which Larry Hagman reprised his role as the legendary Texas oilman J.R. Ewing – was slated to return for a second season Jan. 28.Hagman’s unexpected death at age 81 from complications from cancer on Friday, howe…

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Republican Mitt Romney said Monday night that he praises President Obama for ordering the raid that killed al- Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but added that the United States “can’t kill our way out of this mess” of religious extremism. Romney opened Monday’s third and final presidential debate by criticizing Obama’s policies toward Islamic extremism. He …