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October 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The Houston Astros and the New York Yankees are scoreless in the second inning as Game 4 of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series is underway in Yankee Stadium.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to take a commanding lead over the home-standing Chicago Cubs tonight. The Dodgers lead the NLCS 2-0 and are sending late-season acquisition Yu Darvish to the mound at Wrigley Field. The Cubs are countering with righty Kyle Hendricks.

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and owners met in New York today to discuss social issues. It was a tense session that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called “constructive” and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed “positive.” A group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met at the league’s headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing the players’ platforms for speaking out on social issues.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA’s 72nd regular season starts tonight, when Boston heads to Cleveland and Houston goes to Golden State. Fans in Cleveland will boo Kyrie Irving, fans in Oakland will cheer the Warriors’ latest championship banner and the march toward April will finally be underway.

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott and NFL lawyers are set for an emergency hearing in federal court in New York on the running back’s six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. Elliott’s attorneys said there was a 4 p.m. Eastern deadline for active rosters to be set for the Cowboys’ game Sunday at San Francisco.

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