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NFL Rules Changes: Overtime, IR, celebration rules modified

NFL Rules Changes: Overtime, IR, celebration rules modified

Multiple outlets report that owners have voted to reduce overtime from 15 minutes to 10, eliminate the 75-man cutdown period of the preseason, and allow for a second player to return from injured reserve during the season. Some of the proposed changes are more severe than others, but they all have their own significance in their own way. It's an old criticism of the NFL, calling it the No Fun League as it penalized players for anything the refs thought was excessive. Read More

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Real Madrid crowned La Liga Champions; Villarreal, Real Sociedad go to Europe

Real meet Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3 and will be bidding to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since Milan in 1990. "This is a prize for a tough group of players who have sacrificed a lot". "This league title is a symbol of our values, it was achieved fighting until the last game, and respecting our opponents, who made it hard for us". Read More

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NFL cuts OT from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety

NFL cuts OT from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety

After months of discussions, the NFL is rolling back its rules for on-field celebrations, which the league hopes will lead to more fun and fewer flags. The NFL's goal is to make celebration penalties more consistent without disrupting the flow of the game. In the last five seasons, there have been 83 overtime games and five ended in ties. Read More

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Maria Sharapova ends Wimbledon wildcard speculation by entering Roehampton qualifying tournament

Maria Sharapova ends Wimbledon wildcard speculation by entering Roehampton qualifying tournament

After serving a 15-month suspension for using the banned substance meldonium, the former Wimbledon victor is ranked 211th in the world and does not have enough points to make the tournament's main draw. She has paid the price through her 15-month ban and now can return to action. The Roehampton qualifying tournament is ticketed for the first time this year and Sharapova will have to win three matches if she is to reach the main draw. Read More

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Ringling Bros. owner: Final shows are 'a celebration'

Capping a legacy that stretches back to 19th century showman P.T. Barnum, the circus bade adieu at a series of shows this weekend at the newly refurbished Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on New York's Long Island. Feld's father and uncle bought the circus in 1967. Saturday evening's circus was an extravaganza of big cats, motorcycle stunts, clowns performing death-defying stunts, ice skaters, buckets of popcorn and Mongolian contortionists - and that was just the first half of the show. Read More

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Pens, Sens, Preds, Ducks traded their way to NHL's final 4

Pens, Sens, Preds, Ducks traded their way to NHL's final 4

He also said he has received lots of text messages from family and friends telling him they will still cheer him on. "If that was me, I'd be thinking, I've got him right where I want him", Lemieux, now a player agent, said of Kesler. Jakob Silfverberg , who has a team-leading nine goals, has remained hot but Hampus Lindholm , Sami Vatanen , Ondrej Kase , Nick Ritchie and Antoine Vermette also have scored. Read More

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Lakers to meet with, interview De'Aaron Fox

Lakers to meet with, interview De'Aaron Fox

And I think he knows who he is. Some players will do interviews with team executives, which could be the first direct contact they've had with the players. There are a ton of questions surrounding each and every player that has declared for the draft, and it is only prudent that every team will do their homework. Read More

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Kane expects Spurs stars to stay

Kane expects Spurs stars to stay

Tottenham's Dele Alli in action with Manchester United's Michael Carrick and Phil Jones during their Premier League match at White Hart Lane , May 14, 2017 . Kane scored Spurs' final goal at the historic stadium to ensure Spurs went a whole season unbeaten at home for the first time in 52 years. "I think Alli is going all the way", he said , as reported by the Mirror . Read More

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Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final

They just couldn't beat Rinne. When the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs come to an end, the Oilers will ultimately be seen as a footnote in the overall postseason bracket. Continue to initiate the physicality and bring the energy and the Nashville Predators will be in a position to take a 2-0 series lead. Anaheim's defense, despite the absence of Cam Fowler in the first-round win over Calgary, is providing healthy offensive production with a combined three goals and 20 assists. Read More

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Mourinho: Manchester United lack strength in depth to fight in two competitions

Mourinho: Manchester United lack strength in depth to fight in two competitions

Manchester United's defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday meant that they can now mathematically not make the top four, leaving the Europa League as the only way they can qualify for the Champions League. "I think the manager stressed it, and the players know deep down that each game is having an influence on him". "When people say we gambled, we didn't gamble, we didn't choose the Europa League - we had to do it". Read More

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Sharapova cruises past McHale in Italian Open

Sharapova cruises past McHale in Italian Open

Sharapova went on to the Mutua Madrid Open, where she won the title in 2014. If the Russian fails to reach the semi-finals in Rome, the Wimbledon Championships wild card committee, which meets on June 20, would have to decide whether to fast-track her into the main draw or let her take her chances in qualifying. Read More

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Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown in Madrid

Spain's Rafael Nadal clenches his fist as a return goes out in the final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament against Austria's Dominic Thiem in Madrid , Spain, Sunday, May 14, 2017. These tournaments are so strong, so it's awesome for me to go that far. Early signs weren't good for Thiem after a break between sets as he surrendered his serve at the first time of asking, and despite keeping his enemy stuck to his own baseline at times, the Spanish native spun the fixture in his ... Read More

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Kyle Lowry will be game-time decision after missing shootaround

Kyle Lowry will be game-time decision after missing shootaround

Give Raptors fans credit. Toronto coach Dwane Casey says Lowry is being listed as questionable to play in Friday's Game 3 of the Raptors' Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. "Tonight this was needed and I did it. At this point in time , there's no need for rest". "I was surprised when he came back out, but they were telling me the best thing for him to do was to continue to play, because if it cooled off it would really be bad". Read More

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'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee

'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee

Hernandez's suicide came days after he was acquitted in a 2012 Boston double slaying. Though Jenkins-Hernandez said she doesn't think her husband killed himself, she didn't expound on alternative explanations for his death. She said he also didn't sign the note "your soul mate", which she said he usually did. "He may have been at the wrong place, wrong time, but I don't think what is said to be out there is actually accurate". Read More

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Carroll says Seahawks considering Kaepernick as backup

Carroll says Seahawks considering Kaepernick as backup

The Seattle Seahawks on Monday signed wide receiver Speedy Noil and fullback Kyle Coleman following the team's rookie minicamp last weekend. Cornerback Richard Sherman also stood up for Kaepernick back in March , strongly insinuating his belief that the lack of interest from National Football League teams was politically motivated. Read More

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