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- NFL looking at changes to kickoff alignment and formations
NEW YORK -- The NFL is not considering the elimination of the kickoff for the 2018 season, league executive vice president Troy Vincent said Tuesday at the start of a two-day player safety summit. Instead, Vincent said, the league hopes to make substantive adjustments to alignment and formation requirements in hopes of repairing what is by far the most dangerous play of the game. "There's no question that this is not about getting [the kickoff] out of the game," Vincent said. "It's about enhancing it." NFL data showed that concussions were five times more likely to occur on kickoffs in 2017 than any other play, a statistical outlier even after years of rule changes designed to reduce returns. In 2017, only 40 percent of kickoffs were returned. On the one hand, Vincent said, the kickoff is in danger of becoming a "ceremonial play." On the other hand, as Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said in March, the play is still too...
- Justify installed the early 3-1 favorite for Kentucky Derby
Justify is early 3-1 favorite for Kentucky Derby; Europe-based Mendelssohn is 2nd choice
- Rozier (29 pts), Tatum (28) help Celtics beat 76ers 117-101
Terry Rozier scored 29 points, and first-year Celtics forward Jayson Tatum scored 28 to outplay redshirt rookie Ben Simmons and lead the Boston Celtics to a 117-101 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals
- Karlsson's OT goal caps Golden Knights wild win over Sharks
William Karlsson scored 8:17 into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights bounced back from a blown lead late in the third period to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 to take a 2-1 series lead
- Resilient Lightning rebound to beat Bruins 4-2 in Game 2
Resilient Lightning beat Bruins 4-2 to even second-round playoff series