Sports officiating

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 27, 2019 - 10:37 pm
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 26, 2019 - 11:32 pm
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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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 - 1:16 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 - 6:37 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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August 05, 2019 - 8:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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 earthquake with a 99-70 win over the Aces. The original game was suspended with Washington leading 51-36 after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 29, 2019 file photo, Referee Stéphanie Frappart of France during the of the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and Sweden at Roazhon Park in Rennes, France. Frappart has been appointed as the referee for the European Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, making her the first woman to officiate a major UEFA men's showpiece event. UEFA announced Frappart's appointment on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
August 02, 2019 - 6:01 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Stéphanie Frappart has been appointed as the referee for the European Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, making her the first woman to officiate a major UEFA men's showpiece event. UEFA announced Frappart's appointment on Friday, adding that the Frenchwoman will lead...
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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 24, 2019 - 11:44 pm
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 - 5:34 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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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 - 4:30 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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San Diego Padres' Hunter Renfroe cools off in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 21, 2019 - 12:59 am
At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across...
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