Sports officiating

Referee Melissa Borjas, center, consults with VAR after awarding a penalty to the Dutch team during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Lieke Martens scored from the spot and the Netherlands won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 26, 2019 - 4:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — Video review has created confusion and brought questions at the Women's World Cup. The Video Assistant Referee, or VAR, was integrated into the men's World Cup in Russia last year, leading to calls for it to also be used for the women's tournament in France. But it certainly hasn't...
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Cameron players react after a VAR decision that ruled out Cameroon's Ajara Nchout's goal for offside during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 24, 2019 - 9:43 am
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — After all the rage and rebellion in the stadium, England players received a far more convivial reception back at their hotel they shared with Cameroon. It came remarkably from Cameroon supporters who were far more graceful than some of their dissenting national team...
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Texas Rangers' Asdrubal Cabrera hits an RBI single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tanner Roark during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 21, 2019 - 5:08 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera plans to appeal a four-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing equipment on the field that hit an umpire. MLB handed down the suspension Friday, a day after umpire crew chief Bill Miller was hit on the foot by a...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer warms up in the bullpen before the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 19, 2019 - 2:09 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OUCH! Nationals ace Max Scherzer has a broken nose after fouling a ball off his face during batting practice Tuesday, and it's unclear when he'll return to the mound. Scherzer was attempting a bunt when he redirected a pitch off his face. The...
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San Diego Padres shortstop Manny Machado, right, yells at home plate umpire Bill Welke, who had called Machado out on strikes during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 18, 2019 - 7:51 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball says it was inappropriate for the umpire's union to comment on the one-game suspension levied against San Diego Padres star Manny Machado for his conduct following his ejection for arguing a called third strike Saturday at Colorado. The MLB Umpires Association...
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Boston Bruins players and head coach Bruce Cassidy, right rear, watch the final minutes in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 07, 2019 - 12:04 am
BOSTON (AP) — Down and nearly out, the Boston Bruins are angry, too. An emotional return by their injured captain and a frenzied start weren't enough for the Bruins, who must win to avoid elimination in the Stanley Cup Final. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy was livid following the 2-1 loss in Game 5 on...
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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 05, 2019 - 1:51 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: 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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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018, file photo, Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher talks to officials during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas, in Arlington, Texas. The Southeastern Conference hired international accounting firm Deloitte to conduct a review of its football officiating. Commissioner Greg Sankey says the move was a reaction in part to the often opinionated view of referees by the public and media. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
May 28, 2019 - 2:36 pm
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 conversations began in September...
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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 - 9:00 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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Home plate umpire Jeff Nelson, left, talks with Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kevin Gausman after Gausman was ejected for throwing at Miami Marlins' Jose Urena during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 03, 2019 - 10:28 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Kevin Gausman was ejected trying to settle a score with Jose Ureña, so a couple of home run swings did the job instead for the Atlanta Braves. Freddie Freeman and Brian McCann went deep off Ureña, who was at the center of a melee last season with the Braves, and they beat the Miami...
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