2: Nickname for Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17, or title of a stormy Shakespearean comedy.
4: The 17th Vice-President, Schuyler Colfax, served during the first of this President's two full terms.
6: In this 1953 film, J.J. Sefton (played by William Holden) rats out a German informant in a WWII American POW camp.
8: The only NHL team to win 17 straight games is this Eastern Conference team that has the longest active streak of playoff appearances (12).
10: In 1796, this "G"erman discovered that a regular 17-sided polygon can be constructed using a straightedge and compass.
3: Of the world's ten largest revenue-producing professional sports leagues, half play this sport.
6: In May 2018, this Atlanta quarterback and one-time Super Bowl participant became the first NFL player ever to sign a contract worth a guaranteed $100 million.
9: In 1969, this player refused to report to the Philadelphia Phillies following a trade; his challenge to the reserve clause started a movement that led to free agency.
12: In 2016, Monica Abbott became the first women's team sports player to sign a $1 million contract, though her guaranteed base salary, by league rules in this sport, was limited to $20,000.
15: NBA owner Donald Sterling made headlines in 2014 for poor behavior forcing him to sell this NBA franchise for $2 billion--almost four times the previous NBA record.