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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Articles tagged: rule changes

MLB moving closer to ‘Chase Utley Rule’ for slide plays

Major League Baseball is making progress on a new rule that would be aimed at making slide plays into second base safer for fielders. During his press conference to wrap up the quarterly owners’ meetings on Thursday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed speculation that the league is looking into a so-called “Chase Utley Rule.” According…Read More

Jay Feely concerned about player safety with new PAT rule

NFL free agent kicker Jay Feely criticized the NFL on Tuesday after owners voted to move extra-point attempts back to the 15-yard line beginning in 2015. Feely, who appeared in four games for the Chicago Bears last season, feels that the rule change is hypocritical in that it dismisses the league’s emphasis on player safety….Read More

NFL moves extra-point attempts back to 15-yard line

NFL owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee’s proposal to move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line. Teams will still have the option to try a two-point conversion, and the line of scrimmage for that will remain at the 2-yard line. In addition to moving back PATs, the rule change will…Read More

Report: NFL could push extra point back to 15-yard line

The extra point has been a popular topic of discussion for the NFL this offseason. Simply put, teams hardly ever miss extra points. For that reason, the league has been exploring ways of making the PAT less of a formality and more of a challenge. A resolution could be close. According to Peter King of…Read More

NASCAR passes rule requiring drivers to stay in car

NASCAR announced a new rule on Friday in an attempt to prevent future accidents like the one we saw last week resulting in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. The rule requires drivers who have been involved in an accident to remain in their vehicle when it is safe to do so. According to USA…Read More

NFL bans dunking on goal posts

Jimmy Graham is going to have to spend some time this offseason coming up with a new touchdown celebration. The NFL has passed a rule that will ban dunking on goal posts for the 2014 season and beyond. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s head of officials, told the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday that dunking on…Read More

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