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It’s a catch: NFL owners approve simplified catch language


It’s a catch: NFL owners approve simplified catch language More ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Maybe it’s too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears. No matter, the NFL has a simplified catch rule designed to eliminate confusion — and, the league hopes, controversy — about receptions. Team owners unanimously approved the new language Tuesday, with basically three elements defining a catch: —having control of the ball; —getting two feet down or another body part; —making a football move, such as taking a third step or extending the ball. We wanted to simplify and provide clarity, Pittsburgh coach and longtime competition committee member Mike Tomlin said. It was time to do so after we got caught up in language that didn’t do that.

When Davis pointed at him during the meeting and said, You’re the most important person in the room, Bernhard, in a deadpan response, looked over his shoulder and thought, Is he talking about me

Encarnacion hit his second career inside-the-park homer and Tyler Naquin and Yonder Alonso cleared the fences for the Indians, who beat Los Angeles 6-0 Monday night to spoil the Angels’ home opener and snap their three-game win streak.

Encarnacion hit a high fly ball off JC Ramirez that left fielder Justin Upton tracked into the corner with one out in the second inning. The ball hit the yellow line on the padding below the foul pole and caromed several feet away from Upton, coming to a stop on the warning track.

Upton leaned over the short fence for just a moment, apparently thinking the ball had landed foul. By the time Upton chased it down and threw it in, the 230-pound Encarnacion was steaming around third base on his way to scoring standing up.

Encarnacion also hit an inside-the-park homer on Aug. 31, 2007, against St. Louis while with the Cincinnati Reds, back when he was 24. He homered twice Sunday in a loss at Seattle.patriots_109

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