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01/02/2016

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ORLANDO, Fla. Nike Blazer Basse Verdi . -- The NFL will place a heavy emphasis on enforcing its player conduct rules, something Rams coach Jeff Fisher calls "a front-of-the-book issue." As the leagues spring meetings wrapped up Wednesday with Commissioner Roger Goodell saying expansion of the playoffs next season is possible, sportsmanship -- and lack thereof -- was the prime topic. "Were going to clean the game up on the field," said Fisher, co-chairman of the influential competition committee. "The in-your-face taunting, those types of things, the language. Its all in the (rule) book. Its all under unsportsmanlike conduct. Theres no change in our rule. Were going to enforce the current rule." That includes abusive and racist language. "It includes everything, yes," Fisher said with emphasis. He noted that everyone is fed up when a lack of sportsmanship occurs: owners, coaches, fans, players. "The NCAA is hoping for us to do something about it and weve got to take the lead," Fisher said, "and were going to do that." The Miami Dolphins were plagued by a bullying scandal last season after tackle Jonathan Martin left the team. NFL investigators found that guard Richie Incognito and two teammates engaged in persistent harassment directed at Martin, another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer. Incognito was suspended for the final eight games of the season and no longer is with the Dolphins. Taunting penalties also were up last year, Fisher said, from "nine to 12 or 13." "In the past, taunting, sportsmanship was in the back of the book under points of emphasis," he said. "It is now in the front of the book. It falls in our book right after all the statistical things which were good about our game last year. It is now a front-of-the-book issue. And what we want to do is we want to be able to put it back in the back of the book." While the owners voted or tabled a dozen rules or bylaw changes, expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams -- one in each conference -- was discussed. Goodell is optimistic thats coming, and he will discuss it with the players union April 8. A vote could come as early as the owners May meeting in Atlanta. Could two extra wild-card games be implemented for 2014? "Its not out of the question," Goodell said. "We have more work. I wouldnt rule it out, but I wouldnt say thats the direction were heading. "I think theres a tremendous amount of interest in this, possibly even to the point of support. But there also are things we still want to make sure we do right." He believes expanded playoffs would make late-season division and wild-card races more compelling. And two more post-season games would increase TV revenues. Also on Wednesday, the owners: -- Approved experimentation with extra-point kicks from the 20-yard line for two weeks in the preseason, but implementing longer PATs for the regular season has been tabled. -- Adopted proposals to extend the length of the goalposts 5 feet to 35 feet to better determine if kicks are good; to no longer stop the clock on sacks; and to allow video reviews on plays with a recovery of a loose ball on the field even though the play had been whistled dead. -- Rejected proposals to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line; to allow more than one player to be placed on injured reserve, then return to the roster during the season; to subject personal foul penalties to video review; to permit coaches to challenge any officiating decision except on scoring plays or turnovers, which automatically are reviewed; and to eliminate the first preseason cutdown to 75 players. -- Tabled proposals to raise the number of active players for games not played on a Sunday or Monday, except for opening week, from 46 to 49; to raise the practice squad maximum from eight to 10 players; to eliminate overtime in preseason games; to allow trades after the Super Bowl and before the new league year begins in March; to permit teams to test at their facilities 10 players who attended the NFL combine; to place fixed cameras on the goal lines, sidelines and end lines to aid replay reviews; and to call pass interference in the area 1 yard or less from the line of scrimmage, where it does not apply now. On Tuesday, the owners approved allowing referees to consult with the officiating department in New York on replay challenges, and they voted to ban blockers from rolling up on the side of the legs of a defender. The league also barred players from dunking the ball over the crossbar in celebration. Adidas Zx Flux Scontate . But hes choosing to view his loss to the No. 3-ranked player in the world as a learning experience. "Everything is a lesson," Raonic said following his 6-2, 6-3 loss to the Swiss star. Scarpe Nike Blazer Basse Uomo . -- Joakim Noah had a season-high 26 points, Carlos Boozer scored 23, and the Chicago Bulls held on to beat the Orlando Magic 128-125 in triple-overtime on Wednesday night.NEW YORK -- Masahiro Tanaka plans to throw a bullpen this week, the next step for the injured New York Yankees ace as he tries to overcome a recent setback. New York manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka threw well Tuesday, and team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad diagnosed the right-hander with arm fatigue. Tanaka, hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery, was sent back to New York last weekend to work out and play catch at Yankee Stadium after feeling general soreness in his arm Friday, one day after he threw 49 pitches in a simulated game in Detroit. Tanaka has been sidelined since July 9 with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, but the Yankees have been holding out hope that he can get back in time to contribute to a playoff push. The Japanese sensation is 12-4 with aa 2. Adidas Zx Flux Saldi. 51 ERA in his first major league season. Tanaka was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday in a procedural move as the Yankees made a flurry of additions before their first game since active rosters expanded. He is now eligible to come off the DL next week. New York called up catcher John Ryan Murphy, right-hander Preston Claiborne, right-hander Bryan Mitchell, right-hander Chase Whitley, right-hander Chaz Roe, left-hander Rich Hill, outfielder Antoan Richardson and outfielder Chris Young from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Right-hander Matt Daley was released and outfielder Zoilo Almonte was designated for assignment. Young played 88 games this season with the crosstown Mets, batting .205 before he was cut last month. cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys Ray Ban Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Sale Cheap Michael Kors ' ' '