Terry McAulay: New kickoff rules may be the biggest change I’ve ever seen

NFL officials will be in Dallas for a clinic this weekend and the work done to get them ready to call the league’s new rules regarding helmet use will be a major topic.
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It’s not the only big rules change in store for the 2018 season, however. The league has also revised the rules for kickoffs to alter where players line up prior to the kick, eliminate wedge blocking and change when players on the return team are allowed to initiate blocks.

Joining his third NHL club since entering the league in 2010-11, Lehner takes over as the Islanders’ projected No. 1 in net. Not much of an argument to made there, with Thomas Greiss available as the current alternative. Neither Greiss nor Jaroslav Halak (now with the Bruins) was very good in shouldering the http://www.flameshockeyshop.com/adidas-marek-hrivik-jersey bulk of the http://www.philadelphiaeaglesauthenticstore.com/Authentic-Jason-Kelce-Jersey work for the Isles last season. Whether Lehner is able to enjoy a greater degree of success serves as a pressing question, especially considering he wasn’t exactly sparkling between pipes for Buffalo in 2017-18. Concerns with team defense haven’t been adequately addressed to this point, too. Fantasy managers should consider Lehner a fantasy wild card, at best.

Winslow faces two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape and one count of forcible sodomy in relation to his arrest Marek Hrivik Youth Jersey earlier this year. Winslow was also charged with allegedly raping a 17-year-old in 2003 later on Thursday.

Winslow, who was initially denied bail after his arrest, is scheduled for a court appearance in August.

Signing Smart at anything more than the qualifying offer would almost certainly push Boston into the luxury tax this season, but Ainge suggested the team is ready to pay to Jason Kelce Authentic Jersey field a title contender.

It’s my job to be fiscally responsible, but we will pay the tax, Ainge said. We plan on being a taxpayer for sure.

The Celtics also have a qualifying offer out to Jabari Bird, a two-way player with the team as a rookie last season. Bird has been one of Boston’s standouts at summer league. The Celtics could use a slice of their midlevel exception to retain Bird should a team sign him to an offer sheet. Ainge said he was uncertain about Boston’s plans for Bird.