Sports officiating

El árbitro Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (centro) revisa el VAR durante un partido de la Serie A de Italia entre el Milan y Juventus en el estadio San Siro de Milán, el domingo 11 de noviembre de 2018. (AP Foto/Luca Bruno)
December 02, 2018 - 5:42 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Video review is being fast-tracked into the Champions League this season. People with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that UEFA's executive committee is set to approve video assistant referees from the round of 16 in February. The people spoke on condition of...
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Newcastle United's Ciaran Clark, left, celebrates scoring against Burnley during the English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Monday Nov. 26, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 5:29 pm
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Newcastle wasn't made to pay for an embarrassing miss from Matt Ritchie as Rafa Benitez's side held on to beat Burnley 2-1 for a third straight win in the English Premier League on Monday. With the goal completely open in the 50th minute, Ritchie sliced a sidefooted shot...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, referee Natalie Sago works during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Ashley Moyer-Gleich and Natalie Sago are among five officials who were promoted Thursday by the NBA to full-time status, making them the fourth and fifth women in league history to have that designation. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 15, 2018 - 3:12 pm
Ashley Moyer-Gleich is eight years removed from playing in the NCAA Division II tournament. Natalie Sago officiated her first game six years ago, and the players were sixth-grade girls. They're in the NBA now — as part of one of the most elite sororities in the game. Moyer-Gleich and Sago are among...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Jordan Whitehead (31) hits Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. A person familiar with NFL discipline says Tampa Bay safety Jordan Whitehead is expected to be fined for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. Whitehead struck a sliding Mayfield in the fourth quarter and should've been flagged for unnecessary roughness or unsportsmanlike conduct, said the person who spoke Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league has not commented on calls from last week’s games. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
October 26, 2018 - 7:15 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NFL flagged itself for blowing the call on the nasty helmet-to-helmet hit put on Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. The league said Friday that Tampa Bay safety Jordan Whitehead should have penalized for striking Mayfield in the side of the helmet in last Sunday's 26-23...
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Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 11, 2018 - 2:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott says the has conference made procedural mistakes and will make immediate changes in how video reviews are handled during football games. Scott was responding to a report by Yahoo Sports citing an internal document that showed a replay official...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers’ Clay Matthews tackles Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins during the second half of an NFL football game, in Green Bay, Wis. Matthews was penalized for roughing the passer on the play. The NFL is getting roughed up over its amplified enforcement of roughing the passer penalties that has produced head-scratching, game-changing calls and a season-ending injury to a defender trying to comply with the league’s mandate not to land on the quarterback. What constitutes a clean hit anymore is anyone's guess. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)
September 27, 2018 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is sticking with its officiating emphasis on quarterback hits, including those in which the tackler uses all or most of his body weight when falling on the quarterback. NFL football operations chief Troy Vincent said Thursday that the powerful competition committee has...
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Portuguese tennis umpire Carlos Ramos attends the draw ahead of the Davis Cup semifinal matches between Croatia and United States in Zadar, Croatia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Ramos, the chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams a game in the U.S. Open final has been assigned to officiate the Davis Cup semifinal matches between the United States and Croatia. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 13, 2018 - 9:00 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Serena Williams isn't getting much support from the men on the United States' Davis Cup team over her insinuation that sexism played a role in the code violations she received during the U.S. Open final. Then again, Steve Johnson, Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison are trying their...
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Melbourne-based newspaper Herald Sun displays a controversial cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great, in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The newspaper defended its cartoonist Mark Knight's depiction of Williams and is asserting the condemnation, which has come from all parts of the world, is driven by political correctness. (AP Photo)
September 12, 2018 - 1:24 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it. The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams, right, talks with referee Brian Earley during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, in New York. Some black women say Serena Williams’ experience at the U.S. Open final resonates with them. They say they are often forced to watch their tone and words in the workplace in ways that men and other women are not. Otherwise, they say, they risk being branded an "Angry Black Woman." (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
September 10, 2018 - 11:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingham could relate to her frustration and anger. Willingham isn't a tennis star, but she is a black...
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US Open women's singles champion Naomi Osaka poses for photographers with her trophy at Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 10, 2018 - 3:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka began the U.S. Open having never made it past the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament and seeded 20th. She also arrived with big goals. "It would be really sad if I kept playing for years and my biggest goal was to get to the quarters of a Slam," she announced after...
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