Sports officiating

Linesman Kirsten Welsh watches at center ice as Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins players take the ice to prepare to play in the Sabres prospects hockey tournament, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. Welsh is one four female officials selected to be the first women to work as on-ice officials at several prospect tournaments taking place across the country this weekend. The other three other women selected were Katie Guay, Kelly Cooke and Kendall Hanley. (AP Photo/John Wawrow)
September 07, 2019 - 3:52 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Once the butterflies and adrenalin rush of officiating her first NHL prospects game subsided, Kirsten Welsh woke up Saturday eager to get back on the ice again. Whatever miscues Welsh made and hesitancy showed during her debut at the Buffalo Sabres prospects tournament a day...
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Coco Gauff, right, of the United States, wipes away tears while talking to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, after Osaka defeated Gauff during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 31, 2019 - 11:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka looked across the net after ending Coco Gauff's U.S. Open in the third round Saturday night and saw the tears welling in the 15-year-old's eyes. Osaka also saw a bit of herself in the kid she'd just beaten 6-3, 6-0. So the tournament's defending champion and No. 1 seed,...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Denis Kudla during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 30, 2019 - 11:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Defending champion Novak Djokovic's left shoulder appeared to be just fine as he put together a straightforward, straight-set victory over Denis Kudla to reach the U.S. Open's fourth round for the 12th...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, points out distractions in the crowd during his match against Steve Johnson, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, early Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 28, 2019 - 1:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Nick Kyrgios strutted into the second round, sweeping past Steve Johnson 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-4. It was nearly midnight when the last match of the day started but Kyrgios kept the crowd awake with his usual...
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New York Yankees' Austin Romine (28) congratulates Mike Ford on Ford's two-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Omar Narvaez heads to the mound in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 27, 2019 - 2:32 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Gleyber Torres is clearly the hottest Yankees hitter at the plate this month. Little-known Mike Ford isn't far behind. Torres hit his 13th home run in August, Ford went deep twice and New York beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Monday night. The Yankees added to their record-setting...
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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner (11) argues with third base umpire Todd Tichenor after being ejected during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 17, 2019 - 4:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees again hammered away at the umpires, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team spilling onto the field, while beating the Cleveland Indians 6-5 Saturday. Gleyber Torres hit two home runs and Didi...
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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring a disallowed goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
August 17, 2019 - 4:16 pm
Four months later, Manchester City was denied another crucial late goal against Tottenham by an intervention from the video assistant referee. Gabriel Jesus thought he scored the winner in the second minute of injury time in a wild English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday when he...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, poses for photos with a trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, in a final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 15, 2019 - 9:37 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Nick Kyrgios was fined $113,000 by the ATP for expletive-filled outbursts in which he smashed rackets, insulted a chair umpire and refused to get ready to return serve during a second-round match at the Western & Southern Open. The tour announced the penalties Thursday, a day...
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, back right, holds Brett Gardner back from getting at home plate umpire Chris Segal, left, after a called third strike in the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Toronto. First base umpire Dan Iassogna (58) is between Segal and Gardner. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 10:18 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Brett Gardner lost his cool and the New York Yankees lost their nine-game winning streak, beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Friday night. Teoscar Hernandez homered twice, Danny Jansen hit a three-run blast and Randal Grichuk added a two-run shot. Toronto connected three times off...
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone holds Brett Gardner back from getting at home plate umpire Chris Segal after a called third strike during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 8:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner had to be restrained from going after home plate umpire Chris Segal following a disputed strike call against Cameron Maybin in the fourth inning of Friday night's game against the Blue Jays. Segal called Maybin out on a third strike that...
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