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Giants heading toward first playoff berth since 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — That four-year playoff drought could soon be nearing an end for the New York Giants. Riding the play of their big-bucks defense and the gutsy play-calling of rookie coach Ben McAdoo , the Giants (6-3) posted their first four-game winning streak since 2013 by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 21-20 on Monday night. Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes, with the biggest being a 3-yard toss to rookie Sterling Shepard on a fourth-and-goal early in the fourth quarter with New York trailing 20-14. The six wins match the Giants’ total in each of the past...

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Blackhawks win team-record 12th straight, top Predators 4-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are ready for their next game, with very little time spent celebrating a franchise-record 12th straight win. Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist and the Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 Tuesday night, setting a new mark for a team with three Stanley Cup championships over the past six seasons. “It’s one by one,” goalie Corey Crawford said. “It seems like and feels like in this room that right after the game, it’s done and on to the next one. That’s the kind of atmosphere it’s been around here for...

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All 10 Baseball Hall Candidates Fall Short

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The doors to baseball’s Hall of Fame remained shut to this year’s Golden Era committee candidates. Nine players and one executive whose primary contributions were from 1947-72 all failed to receive the 75 percent of the vote needed for election. “The results today are a reminder that election to the Hall of Fame is incredibly difficult and the highest honor an individual can receive in baseball,” Hall of Fame chairman Jane Forbes Clark said after the voting was announced Monday at the annual winter meetings. Dick Allen and Tony Oliva came closest, each receiving 11...

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Top 20 U.S. Cities For Tech Startup Funding

When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country. In the first nine months of the year, venture capitalists poured $24 billion into tech startups around the country. About half of that funding went to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, according to the National Venture Capital Association. Here are the top 20 metropolitan areas receiving such funding through Sept. 30, ranked by funding amount. The figures include tech startups for software, business services, networking and telecom,...

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Former Deputy Sentenced For Money Laundering

A former Hidalgo County sheriff deputy has been sentenced to federal prison following his conviction of conspiracy to commit money laundering. 49 year old Robert Ricardo Maldonado of Weslaco, pleaded guilty in may and has been sentenced to 144 months in prison to be immediately followed by 3 years of supervised release. According to federal court documents, from 2001 to November 2013, the former deputy transported about 40 million dollars in currency derived from the distribution of narcotics from various destinations including Detroit, Chicago, Birmingham and elsewhere in the Rio Grande Valley. Maldonado was a paid a percentage of...

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