Sports officiating

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 22, 2019 - 10:35 pm
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 - 7:39 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 - 8:13 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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Second base umpire Jeff Nelson (45) grabs a fan that ran onto the field as security guards assist and Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty, right, watches in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 20, 2019 - 6:55 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When a fan ran on the field during the Blue Jays-Athletics game, he got tossed by umpire Jeff Nelson. Quite literally, actually. Nelson put a swift end to the fan's elusive romp at the Coliseum on Saturday, grabbing the man with both hands near second base and, aided by a...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) falls to the floor after being fouled by Detroit Pistons' Thon Maker (7) during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
April 14, 2019 - 8:36 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo ran and dunked all over the Pistons until they just shoved him to the ground. The team with the NBA's best record wanted to show it can make a long playoff run, and the Detroit Pistons were helpless to slow them down. "I don't know if they were ready for us,"...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 13, 2019 - 1:55 pm
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for a crackdown on racism at soccer games after several high-profile incidents, and encouraged referees to abandon matches in the worst cases. "We will not hesitate to do everything in our power to eradicate racism, and any other form of discrimination,...
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Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada, left, walks out to intervene in a heated discussion between starting pitcher Gerrit Cole and home plate umpire Ron Kulpa during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 03, 2019 - 9:25 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Gerrit Cole had been frustrated most of the game, like the rest of the Astros, and Houston's starter went immediately to the home plate umpire after recording his final out. Cole put his glove over his mouth and was clearly agitated during an extended conversation with ump...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after dunking against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 02, 2019 - 11:12 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant emphatically showed who is still No. 1 in the West, delivering a pair of jarring dunks late in the first half and finishing with 21 points and six assists before being ejected to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Denver Nuggets 116-99 on Tuesday night in a...
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, left, celebrates with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
March 31, 2019 - 4:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — As Liverpool has pushed Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, Tottenham has slipped far from title contention. Toby Alderweireld's 90th-minute own-goal helped Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1 on Sunday and regain a two-point lead over second-placed City. Snatching three points...
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Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock, left, stands on the pitch after Chelsea won the match 2-1, during the English Premier League soccer match at the Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Sunday March 31, 2019. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 10:06 am
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Cardiff manager Neil Warnock stood in the center circle, hands on hips, silently staring toward the referee and his assistants after an officiating mistake helped Chelsea to come back and win 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday. Cardiff was heading toward a key victory in its...
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