Sports officiating

August 05, 2019 - 11:37 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took two arenas, four weeks, four referees and one earthquake before the Washington Mystics finally could take down the Las Vegas Aces. Elena Delle Donne and the Mystics made their short trip to Las Vegas pay off Monday night, completing the second half of a game suspended by an...
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Boston Red Sox Chris Sale reacts to the umpires after being subbed out against the New York Yankees in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
August 03, 2019 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sale threw an 0-2 fastball at the letters past Gio Urshela in the fourth inning and didn't get the call. He raised both arms as if to say, "What's wrong?" and muttered at plate umpire Mike Estabrook. Sale's outing spun out of control from there, just like Boston's season. Sale...
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Adam Kolarek waits as umpire confer during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kalrek was pitching, then moved to first base, and then back to pitcher in the inning. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
July 25, 2019 - 2:44 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A marquee pitching matchup between Charlie Morton and David Price was overshadowed by the MLB rulebook. Morton struck out 11 over seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating Price and Boston 3-2 in a game that the Red Sox protested on...
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Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott speaks during the Pac-12 Conference NCAA college football Media Day Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 24, 2019 - 8:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Scott is acutely aware that the Pac-12 has been the punching bag of the power five conferences the past couple years — on and off the field. The beleaguered commissioner is hoping the programs get back on track after conference schools made the College Football Playoff only...
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Charlie Morton delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
July 24, 2019 - 3:52 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton struck out 11 over seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating David Price and Boston 3-2 in a game that the Red Sox protested on Wednesday. Confusion reigned in the top of the eighth when a series of defensive changes...
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Home plate umpire Ben May, left, looks at a man walking towards Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz, right and Philadelphia Phillies' Brad Miller as he comes to bat in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Pittsburgh. The police took the man from the field and play continued. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
July 21, 2019 - 7:30 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler spotted a man strolling over to the third base umpire and figured it was a member of the PNC Park grounds crew. After all, there had been a rain delay a little earlier. Kapler soon realized he was wrong. Especially when the man, wearing a Hawaiian...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Boone, right, gets in the face of home plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of game one of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in New York. Boone had already been ejected when he expressed his displeasure with the umpire's calls. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 19, 2019 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone expected to be suspended following his profane rant at a rookie umpire and opted to serve his one-game ban against the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. Boone aimed a memorable tirade at plate umpire Brennan Miller following his ejection during a...
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New York Yankees' manager Aaron Boone yells at home plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays' Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 19, 2019 - 12:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Savages of The Stadium. That's what the New York Yankees are in the mind of manager of Aaron Boone. Boone got fired up at rookie umpire Brennan Miller in a profane second-inning rant, and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in the opener of a...
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Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 15, 2019 - 3:08 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Missouri coaches and players feel good about the Tigers' football team, especially after adding former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant to a veteran offense during the offseason. That's led to lofty goals for the Tigers...
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July 12, 2019 - 8:10 pm
PLANO, Texas (AP) — Veteran NFL referee Tony Corrente was quick to make the distinction about what changes now that pass interference can be challenged by coaches and reviewed by officials. "First of all, the rule has not changed whatsoever. Pass interference is still the same rule that we have had...
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