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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LB Demario Davis, one of 13 players at yesterday's league meetings on social issues, said "we're very near a time where the protests will end, and athletes and owners will be at the forefront of social change for our country in a positive manner." Davis declined to take questions from reporters.

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DRC returns to Giants practice, apologizes

On his first day back after a one-week suspension, Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said, "What I did was wrong. I admit that." He said his actions were the result of a misunderstanding with coach Ben McAdoo.

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Lineups for HOU at NYY

Gary Sanchez is back at catcher for the Yankees with Masahiro Tanaka on the mound. Didi Gregorious will bat cleanup, followed by Aaron Hicks in the No. 5 spot. Chase Headley starts at DH. The Astros' starting lineup remains unchanged from Game 4.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles defended Mo Wilkerson and Leo Williams, then bristled when asked follow-up questions.

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Keuchel, Tanaka take the hill in the Bronx

Dallas Keuchel is coming off a dominant Game 1 performance in Houston, but has struggled on the road during his career. However, he has a 1.41 ERA in six career starts vs. the Yankees. Tanaka was less-than-impressive in Game 1 and has been far better at home this season than he has away from Yankee Stadium.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets did not practice: Mo Wilkerson, Robby Anderson (ankle) and Bilal Powell.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Don't mind us. Just watching Aaron Judge launch BP home runs before Game 5 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium. A few pitches before this one, he knocked one onto the screen covering Monument Park, and his next time up, he crushed two straight balls way beyond that, into the standing room area above the sports bar in center field. Wow.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says tomorrow's game against the Knicks is big for him because it's an opportunity to "close that chapter."

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

DRC said it was a "misunderstanding" and "miscommunication" with Ben McAdoo. He admitted he's dramatic and crazy, which led to ensuing drama.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Vía Yankees: Alineación para el quinto partido de la Serie de Campeonato contra los Astros. Los Yankees buscan convertirse en el segundo equipo en la historia en remontar un déficit de 0-2 en series de postemporada de forma consecutiva y ganarlas ambas. En 1985, los Reales de Kansas City remontaron contra los Azulejos de Toronto en la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Americana e hicieron lo mismo en la Serie Mundial para vencer a los Cardenales de San Luis.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Vía Astros: Alineación para el quinto partido de la Serie de Campeonato contra los Yankees de Nueva York. Dallas Keuchel, quien tuvo 10 ponches en el primer partido de la serie, buscará convertirse en el quinto lanzador en la historia con dos partidos de 10 ponches o más contra los Yankees en playoffs, y el primero en hacerlo de forma consecutiva en una misma postemporada.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina says his knee is 100 percent healthy and he's felt fine after participating in scrimmages. "I'm very happy with where my knee is and I'm ready to play tomorrow."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek was asked if it was a priority to play younger players over veterans given that the Knicks are in the early stages of a rebuild. "No," he said, "Again, we'd like to get them more experienced and grow. But we're not just going to throw them out there as a group and say, whatever happens, happens. We have some veteran guys on this team that are trying to lend their experience and we want those young guys to grow. And if they grow into those positions where they're getting big minutes, so be it."

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BBTN: Sterling On Broadcast Career, Famous HR Calls

Buster Olney chats with Yankees broadcaster John Sterling about his career in the booth, how he comes up with his signature HR calls (10:36) and more. Plus, Sterling reads some of the best HR calls submitted by listeners (18:00).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says one of the Knicks' goals this season is to see steady improvement over 82 games: "What we stressed to these guys is that we're going to continue to work every day no matter what happens. We're going to try to improve. We're going to have ups and downs but in the long run if we stay together, continue to work and we try to fix those things -- they may not be incremental jumps but if you have little jumps throughout all 82 games you're going to be a much better team at the end of the year than you are now. So that's really the goal."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report (early version): RB Bilal Powell, who missed last week with a strained calf, was back on the practice field. He warmed up with the team; practice participation still uncertain. DE Mo Wilkerson (toe, shoulder), who didn't practice at all last week but played on Sunday, isn't practicing. Here he is (96), with the defensive linemen.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi will go with Chase Headley at DH over Matt Holliday in Game 5. Girardi started Holliday against lefty Dallas Keuchel in Game 1.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter says Joakim Noah has been helping him on the defensive end. "He's always talking to me. He actually told me a week ago that, ‘I want you to take the next step. I want you to get to the next level defensively.' And he's been there for me, helping me a lot defensively, talking to me on the court, off the court. He's been really trying to help me. And he's one of the most respected guys in the NBA. He's got 11 years in the league. He knows a lot. He's got a lot of experience so I can really use his help." Kanter is a strong offensive player but has been subpar on the defensive end thus far in his career. Noah, who is suspended for the first 12 games of the season, has said that he hopes to help younger bigs on the Knicks roster.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter on ex-teammate Gordon Hayward's injury: "Man, it was terrible. I prayed for him last night. It's a really tough injury but I know his mindset. I know he's really strong mentally and I feel he's going to come back even stronger because... I have no words man. I feel terrible. I just can pray for him."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Russell Westbrook talk to former teammate Enes Kanter on Thursday night when the Knicks play the Thunder? "I still don't know," Kanter said with a smile. "It's going to be interesting."

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Apple is dealing with a personal matter Wednesday. That is why he's not at practice.

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