Sports officiating

February 25, 2019 - 4:02 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Southeastern Conference referee Anthony Jordan has told the league he didn't mean to show favoritism toward any particular school when he posed for a picture holding an LSU T-shirt five years ago while traveling abroad. The photograph circulated on social media among...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:27 am
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Press Council has ruled there was no breach of its standards of practice in a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams which attracted global condemnation after being published by Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper last September. The depiction of Williams by cartoonist...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2018, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry, left, and his brother, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, exchange jerseys after an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. The Curry brothers are returning to their hometown of Charlotte, N.C, for the NBA All-Star weekend. Stephen, a two-time league MVP, will join younger brother Seth in the 3-point shootout on Saturday night at the Spectrum Center and then play in his sixth straight All-Star game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)
February 15, 2019 - 8:35 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 8:35 p.m. NBA executive Monty McCutchen has a less-than-surprising confession. Travels get missed. McCutchen, the former referee who moved to the league office last season and now helps oversee the officiating program,...
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, center, yells at referee Ken Mauer, left, after being called for a technical foul, while guard Stephen Curry, right, watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Blazers won 129-107. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
February 14, 2019 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for verbally abusing and confronting a referee. The penalty announced Thursday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, was for Kerr's actions in a 127-107 loss at Portland on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino reacts during a Euroleague basketball match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in Piraeus near Athens, Greece. Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during a Greek Cup semifinal game against rival Panathinaikos following complaints over the refereeing. Olympiakos forfeited the game at Olympic Stadium in Athens on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, leaving at halftime and trailing 40-25. A spokesman for the team said he was "disgusted" with the quality of the refereeing. The action handed Panathinaikos and American coach Pitino a place in Sunday's cup final against PAOK in Crete. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
February 14, 2019 - 9:43 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino is back in a final. However, the Greek team he's coaching reached the final after their opponents walked out at halftime because of poor officiating. Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during the Greek Cup semifinal game...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. From the “Boycott Bowl” to the “Dunk the Referee” dunk tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways to spend their Sunday instead of watching the Super Bowl. Fans are still angry over how the Jan. 20 NFC championship game ended. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
February 01, 2019 - 4:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From the "Boycott Bowl" to the "Dunk the Referee" tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways to spend Sunday doing anything but watching the Super Bowl. As the rest of the country gathers to watch the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in the biggest...
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FILE-In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a catch against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. New Orleans Saints fans have found some pretty creative ways to express their displeasure over the infamous “no call” during last weekend’s Saints-Rams championship game. But their newest tactic may make the loudest statement - a Super Bowl boycott. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 25, 2019 - 10:25 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman will pay his fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans receiver Tommylee Lewis in the NFC championship game. The Rams' slot cornerback wants to move past the drama surrounding that now-infamous hit...
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FILE-In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a catch against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. New Orleans Saints fans have found some pretty creative ways to express their displeasure over the infamous “no call” during last weekend’s Saints-Rams championship game. But their newest tactic may make the loudest statement - a Super Bowl boycott. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 25, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans bakery is turning out thousands of cookies with a picture of a referee with a circle and slash mark across it in red icing. The owner of a locksmith shop has hung posters and signs taking aim at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and some residents have hung posters of...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic waves to the crowd after Japan's Kei Nishikori retired injured from their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 23, 2019 - 7:57 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 11:30 p.m. No man has won more Australian Open titles than Novak Djokovic, so obviously he has worked out a routine for getting through the rounds. After needing less than an hour to get through his...
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France's Lucas Pouille celebrates after defeating Canada's Milos Raonic in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 23, 2019 - 7:04 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lucas Pouille had lost every Australian Open match he played until he hired Amelie Mauresmo as coach. A couple of months later, he's into a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time. The 24-year-old Frenchman will next play Novak Djokovic, who is aiming for a men's record...
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