Sports officiating

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Jimmy Nelson pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of an interleague baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson is bracing himself for an emotional return Wednesday, June 5, 2019 against the Miami Marlins. Nelson hasn’t pitched in a major league game since he injured his pitching shoulder diving back to first after rounding the base on a single in September 2017. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
June 04, 2019 - 10:14 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: WELCOME BACK Jimmy Nelson makes his long-awaited return to a big league mound when he starts for Milwaukee against Miami at Miller Park. The right-hander hasn't pitched in the majors since Sept. 8, 2017, when he injured his pitching shoulder...
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May 29, 2019 - 8:00 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The Southeastern Conference hired international accounting firm Deloitte to conduct a review of its football officiating, reacting in part to what Commissioner Greg Sankey called the intense, often opinionated view of referees by the public and media. Sankey said...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media before Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 27, 2019 - 10:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the league will consider expanded video review after some high-profile missed calls during the playoffs. During his annual speech prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said general managers will discuss potential expansion of video...
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Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes (10) and Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, right, celebrate after the Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 18, 2019 - 11:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was seeking fairness when he questioned the legality of Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's delivery in the ninth inning Saturday night and ultimately protested the game. That wasn't Doolittle's interpretation. "He's not trying to do...
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Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns the ball to Daniil Medvedev of Russia at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May, 14, 2019. Kyrgios won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 16, 2019 - 2:41 pm
ROME (AP) — Nick Kyrgios walked off the court in a fit of rage after throwing a chair onto the red clay at the Italian Open and was defaulted Thursday from his second-round match. First, Kyrgios slammed his racket to the clay and kicked a water bottle in his match against Norwegian qualifier Casper...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, is fouled by Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 29, 2019 - 6:38 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry made a point Monday of studying all 16 3-pointers James Harden attempted in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. He wants to be better prepared to defend the Houston star who has such a knack of drawing his man in to generate contact as he jumps forward...
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Georgia running back D'Andre Swift (7) runs the ball in the first half of the NCAA football spring G-Day game at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Jenn Finch/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 10:37 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel adjusted the targeting rule in college football, allowing video review officials to overturn calls if any element of the penalty cannot be confirmed. The adjustment to the rule announced Tuesday means there will be no option for letting the...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, is restrained while arguing with umpire Mark Carlson, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, April 22, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 23, 2019 - 1:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Muttering on his way back to the dugout, it was clear Bryce Harper was miffed. Moments later, the fans who had been heckling him at Citi Field saw just how mad he really was. Harper bolted from the bench , wildly pointing and yelling while confronting the plate umpire after being...
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FILE - This June 18, 2018, file photo shows Brooklyn Nets General Manager Sean Marks during a news conference introducing the team's draft picks in New York. NBA League Operations president Byron Spruell said Marks will serve a one-game suspension and be fined $25,000 for entering the referees' locker room after Game 4 of the Nets-76ers playoff series Saturday. (AP Photo/File, Mary Altaffer)
April 21, 2019 - 10:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nets general manager Sean Marks was suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for entering the referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff series. The Nets lost 112-108 on Saturday in a game in which Brooklyn's...
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CORRECTS TO SECOND HALF NOT FIRST HALF - Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley, left, and Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler (23) get into a shoving match during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 20, 2019 - 11:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Dudley didn't like the way Joel Embiid has been delivering fouls. Jimmy Butler didn't like the way Dudley tried to show it. They both ended up getting ejected Saturday after their reactions led to a scuffle. Butler and Dudley were thrown out in the third quarter of the...
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