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    January 28, 2019 9:31 AM GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. Harold Landry Titans Jersey . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era. Major League Baseball Executive Vice-President Joe Torre said Tuesday momentum is building toward taking action that would help prevent collisions at home plate. "Theres a pretty good possibility that something eventually will happen," he said Tuesday after a meeting of big league general managers. "Whether its going to be soon enough to have it done this coming year, that remains to be seen. But I dont think its impossible." Torre said a written proposal will be developed that will be discussed when GMs gather again during the winter meetings, to be held at Lake Buena Vista from Dec. 9-12. "There are college rules where you have to slide. Im not saying thats what youre going to do." Torre said. "The players are bigger, stronger, faster. Its like in other sports. Theyve made adjustments and rules in other sports for that reason, to protect people." Torre said collisions when pitchers cover the plate on wild pitches and passed balls also are an issue. He planned to discuss the matter Wednesday with baseballs rules committee. "Youre going to have very understanding people there, a feeling that something has to be done," he said. A change for 2014 would need the approval of the players association. "Suffice it to say, the players have some thoughts of their own regarding home-plate collisions as well as a number of other topics," union deputy executive director Tony Clark, a former All-Star himself, said in an email to The Associated Press. "Well be addressing them all when we meet next month." Discussion to limit or ban collisions has intensified since May 2011, when San Franciscos Buster Posey was injured in a collision with Floridas Scott Cousins. Posey, an All-Star catcher, sustained a broken bone in his lower left leg and three torn ligaments in his ankle, an injury that ended his season. Posey returned to win the NL batting title and MVP award in 2012, when he led the Giants to their second World Series title in three seasons. "All that we know now about whats happening in any sport with collisions and concussions has to be examined, not only from the catchers standpoint, but from the baserunners standpoint," Giants general manager Brian Sabean said. "Do you really want anybody in harms way and should they allow there to be any malicious intent in baseball?" Torre said he will get together at the winter meetings next month with San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy and St. Louis skipper Mike Matheny, who retired as a player after the 2006 season because of a concussion. "Id be in favour of further discussing that position and ending that situation," New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman said. "I dont think catchers should be getting pounded. Id certainly be in favour of changing that rule." Concussions have become a bigger issue in baseball. David Ross of Boston and Alex Avila of Detroit jettisoned their hockey-style headgear and went back to old-style, heavier catchers masks because of foul tips. Ross missed a large portion of the season after concussions caused by tips off the bat of Torontos Colby Rasmus and Baltimores Manny Machado. "Guys are throwing harder on a consistent basis, the ball moves more, more foul tips," Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said. "Our catcher takes a beating on a day-in, day-out basis." Luke Stocker Titans Jersey . He had spent 16 days on the disabled list before being activated Thursday. He was batting just .203 when he came to bat in the 11th inning on Sunday. Tennessee Titans Jerseys .Just like old times.Only this time, just one got to enjoy a victory.James return to Miami as an opponent was a success — for the Heat, that is. Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half, Luol Deng had 25 points and dogged James defensively all night, and the Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-91 in a hyped Christmas matchup Thursday.PARIS -- Monaco needed a late goal from substitute Lucas Ocampos to beat Saint-Etienne 2-1 and move three points clear atop the French league on Saturday. Ocampos met a low cross from James Rodriguez in the 87th minute to poke home the winner from a tight angle. Belgian winger Yannick Ferreira Carrasco opened the scoring for Monaco in the 15th before Saint-Etienne striker Romain Hamouma equalized in the 49th. "Were putting pressure on the other teams," Monaco defender Eric Abidal said. "We know the beginning of the season is important. Its up to us to keep riding the momentum. . Teams will fear us more. Its always important to be chased instead of having to give chase." Monaco is still undefeated after nine league matches. Also, it was: Lille 3, Ajaccio 0; Toulouse 1, Nice 0; Nantes 3, Evian 0; Guingamp 2, Rennes 0; and Valenciennes 1, Reims 1. On Sunday, Marseille hosts second-place Paris Saint-Germain, Bordeaux faces Sochaux and Lyon visits Montpellier. On Friday, Bastia routed Lorient 4-1. Monaco dominated the first half and Saint-Etienne was lucky to head back to the dressing room just a goal down. Joao Moutinho intercepted a backpass from Saint-Etienne midfielder Renaud Cohade to be clean through on goal after nine minutes, but goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier saved Moutinhos effort from 18 metres. Carrasco did not miss his chance six minutes later. The Belgian winger beat the offside trap to collect a through ball from Rodriguez and slip it past Ruffier. Rodriguez arguably produced his best performance in the French league this season. The Colombia midfielder cut inside in the 26th to fire a long-range strike that Ruffier turned around the post. Saint-Etiennes first chance came in the 30th when Tabanouu chased a ball over the top from Cohade but missed the target from a tight angle. Bennie Logan Jersey. The visitors levelled four minutes after the break. Hamouma took a pass from Cohade to beat Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. Ruffier kept his team in the match by stopping a powerful drive from Rodriguez in the 59th and punching away a free kick from him in the 89th. Saint-Etienne could have taken the lead against the run of play in the 84th. Substitute Max-Alain Gradel capitalized on a counterattack to bear down on goal but was denied by Subasic. Lille earned its fourth straight clean sheet to go level on points with third-place Marseille. Pape Souare put the 2011 champion ahead with a powerful header in the 16th. Idrissa Gueye made it 2-0 from close range in the 58th before forward Salomon Kalou converted a rebound in the 71st. Striker Filip Djordjevic scored twice for Nantes, which stretched its winning streak to three games to climb to fifth place, a point behind Lille. Djordjevic converted a cross from Serge Gakpe after two minutes and notched his sixth league goal this season in the 34th. Papy Mison Djilobodji sealed the win for the promoted side in the 66th. Toulouse forward Wissam Ben Yedder scored the winner in the 34th to help his team move into the middle of the table. Eloge Enza Yamissi scored an equalizer in stoppage time to snap Valenciennes seven-match losing streak. Valenciennes still remained in last place despite that point. Prince Oniangue initially gave Reims the lead from a corner in the 30th. In the Brittany derby, Jeremy Sorbon in the 47th and Mustapha Yatabare in the 70th scored for Guingamp while Rennes striker Nelson Oliveira was sent off after picking up a second yellow card in the 63rd. 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