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NEW YORK — Michael Pineda (5-10) starts for the New York Yankees and Josh Tomlin (11-3) for the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game series. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — The struggling Pittsburgh Pirates begin a homestand on Friday night against the Cincinnati Reds. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 7:05 p.m.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott leaves the field to screams of “Zeeeeeke!” from autograph-seeking fans who haven’t even seen him carry the ball in a game yet for the Dallas Cowboys.
FBN–HALL OF FAME-DEBARTOLO
SAN FRANCISCO — As of one recent count, Edward DeBartolo Jr. had rewritten his Hall of Fame speech some 14 times. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 880 words, photos.