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TORONTO -- Major League Baseballs new rule on home plate collisions is causing some confusion. Nate Solder Jersey . Houston Astros manager Bo Porter had a telephone conversation Wednesday with Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa, currently a special assistant to baseball commissioner Bud Selig. Porter said La Russa told him the league intends to clarify its rule on blocking the plate, and how such calls are challenged and reviewed. "My understanding is there will be a memo coming out that will bring some more clarity to it," Porter said before the Astros played the Blue Jays on Wednesday night. MLB spokesman Michael Teevan said he wasnt aware of any plans for a new memo. Porter telephoned La Russa after Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes was called out at the plate on an infield grounder in the eighth inning of Tuesdays 5-2 loss. That made him the second manager in four days to pick up the phone after a call at home plate. On Saturday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi spoke to Joe Torre, an MLB executive vice-president, over his concern there was "confusion to the rule." New Yorks Francisco Cervelli was called out trying to score against Toronto, even though Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole was straddling the plate before receiving the ball. "I believe this is going to be the toughest overall for (umpires) to get right all the time," Girardi said after Saturdays 4-0 loss to Toronto. "To me, its a vague interpretation of what blocking home plate is and I think it needs to be in writing." In January, baseball adopted a new rule on plate collisions on an experimental basis for this year. Under the rule, catchers are prevented from blocking a runners path to the plate unless they have possession of the ball. "Its a rule that was ... agreed to late, and I dont know if everything has been completely ironed out," Girardi said Sunday. Porter said he planned to speak to the umpiring crew during the exchange of lineup cards before Wednesdays game to ask for their interpretation of the rule, and the challenge process on those plays. Jordan Richards Jersey . - The Green Bay Packers got back to work on Friday without star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Donta Hightower Jersey . Old times for a defence that has looked just plain old recently? "No," safety Ryan Clark said. "We used to be much better than that. . Or, for that matter, the aged.ORLANDO, Fla. - The Magic played some of their best basketball of the season against one of the Easts top teams earlier this week to break out of a six-game losing streak.They picked up where they left off against one of the Wests best.Victor Oladipo had 32 points, Nik Vucevic added 25 and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Houston Rockets 120-113 on Wednesday night.The win was Orlandos second straight, and snapped a four-game Rockets winning streak. It was the second consecutive 30-point game for Oladipo, who had 33 in the Magics win at Chicago on Monday.I think it took time but weve figured out how to play, Oladipo said. Now that weve figured it out, we cant change it.Elfrid Payton and Channing Frye each added 15 points. Orlando improved to 11-1 this season when scoring 100 points or more.Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said reaching 120 points for the second consecutive game is a hopeful sign for a team that only reached 100 points 10 times in its first 40 games.Its a part of basketball — the ball goes through the hole and it carries over to the other end of the floor, Vaughn said.Houston led 85-84 entering the fourth quarter, but was outscored 36-28 by the Magic in the final 12 minutes.James Harden had 26 points and 10 assists to lead Houston. Dwight Howard added 23 points and eight rebounds. Howard is now 3-2 against his former team.The Rockets shot 50 per cent for the game, but were just 9 for 20 in the fourth quarter.They got wherever they wanted to with the ball, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. We couldnt stop them.The Rockets made an effort to deny Vucevic touches in the fourth quarter, forcing the Magic to look other places for offence.Meanwhile, Houston pushed the action and took a 107-104 lead on a layup by Donatas Motiejunas.The Magic quickly responded, with back-to-back baskets by Paayton and a 3 by Channing Frye to nudge back in front 111-107 with 1:20 to play. Cassius Marsh Jersey. Following a Rockets basket, Vucevic was finally free underneath for a layup, and was fouled. He converted on his free throw to complete the three-point play to make it 114-109 with less than a minute remaining. Houston called timeout.Payton forced a steal out of that timeout, and found Oladipo for an uncontested two-handed dunk.It was a big finish for Payton, who was 1-for 7 from the field entering the final quarter, but was 4-for-4 in fourth with a pair of assists.Frye said he thinks his team is figuring out some chemistry offensively.Were playing kind of a new-age basketball with two guards that are attackers, and when youve got floor space, that creates (opportunities) for each other, he said.___TIP-INSRockets: Outscored the Magic 64-54 on points in the paint. ...Finished with 17 turnovers that led to 22 Magic points.Magic: Vucevic posted a NBA-leading 24th double-double. ...F Tobias Harris sat out for the third straight game with a sprained left ankle. ...Rookie G Devyn Marble started in his place for the third consecutive time in a three-guard look for Orlando.THE OTHER FOOTBALLFour international soccer teams — UEFA Champions League club Bayer 04 Leverkusen, three-time German champion FC K?ln, two-time FIFA World Champion SC Corinthians Paulista and four-time Brazilian champion Fluminense FC — attended Wednesdays game. They are playing in the Florida Cup at Disneys ESPN Wide World of Sports on Jan. 15 and at EverBank Field in Jacksonville Jan. 17. Magic officials said 120 international media members were credentialed for a halftime challenge between the teams.UP NEXTRockets: Host Thunder on Thursday.Magic: Host Memphis on Friday.___Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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