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Dodgers go for sweep...Trump blasts NFL again...Judge blocks Elliott suspension

October 18, 2017

UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers go for a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Championship Series at Wrigley Field this evening. The Dodgers beat the Cubs 6-1 last night to open a 3-0 lead in the NLCS. The AL Championship Series is tied at two games apiece after the Yankees evened things up 6-4. Dallas Keuchel pitches for the Astros against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem. Trump said on Twitter that the NFL — quote — “has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem.” He added: “Total disrespect for our great country!” Trump appeared to be responding to the NFL annual fall meeting in New York.

NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott has been granted another legal reprieve in the running back’s fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order blocking the league’s suspension, clearing Elliott to play Sunday at San Francisco.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hockey season is still young, but the NHL’s newest team continues to impress. The Vegas Golden Knights currently stand as the best team in the Western Conference, after a 5-4 overtime victory over the Buffalo Sabres last night. David Perron scored two goals, including the game-winner. Vegas is the second team in league history to win five of their first six games in their first season, joining the 1917-18 Montreal Canadiens.

NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova has been picked by Big East coaches to win its fifth straight regular-season conference title. Jay Wright’s team received eight first-place votes from the league’s coaches. Wildcats guard Jalen Brunson was chosen as the conference’s preseason player of the year, and Omari Spellman was selected freshman of the year. The Wildcats return two starters from last season’s championship team.

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