Sports officiating

Japan's Kei Nishikori answers questions during a press conference after he retired injured from his quarterfinal against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 23, 2019 - 3:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 10:20 p.m. It wasn't the fact he was almost exhausted and playing six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic that caused Kei Nishikori to retire from his quarterfinal match. "After third game or...
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a coach against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 22, 2019 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will consider expanding replay reviews to include certain penalties, including pass interference. Two people with direct knowledge of the NFL's plans tell The Associated Press that the league's competition committee once again will look into including more plays for video...
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Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) celebrates in the locker room after overtime of the NFL football NFC championship game, against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 21, 2019 - 12:31 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An egregious mistake by the refs overshadowed the Los Angeles Rams' moment of triumph. Too bad. This is one amazing L.A. Story. For all the debate stirred by a blatant penalty that wasn't called in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game, the Rams thoroughly earned their...
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Croatia's Marin Cilic makes a forehand return to Spain's Fernando Verdasco during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 18, 2019 - 5:17 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Marin Cilic, last year's runner-up at the Australian Open, has forced a fifth set in his third-round match against Fernando Verdasco, who wasted two match points. Verdasco, a lefty from Spain...
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Romania's Simona Halep makes a backhand return to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 15, 2019 - 2:40 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Simona Halep is not done just yet. Trying to avoid a second consecutive first-round exit as the No. 1 seed at a Grand Slam tournament, Halep has forced a third set against Kaia Kanepi by taking the...
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New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis (56) sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during an NFL football game in New Orleans on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. New Orleans won, 31-28. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
December 25, 2018 - 10:40 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't going to complain about the officiating. Or lament the turnovers and missed opportunities over the last month that have the Pittsburgh Steelers on the outside of the playoffs looking in heading into Week 17. The longtime head coach doesn't see the point in it...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018, file image taken from a video provided by SNJTODAY.COM, Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson gets his hair cut courtside minutes before his match in Buena, N.J., after a referee told Johnson he would forfeit his bout if he didn't have his dreadlocks cut off. A lawyer for Johnson is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee’s tardiness. (Michael Frankel/SNJTODAY.COM via AP)
December 24, 2018 - 12:10 pm
BUENA, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for a high school wrestler whose dreadlocks were cut off after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfeit minutes before his match is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee's tardiness. Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson...
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President Donald Trump, center, talks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, watch from the stands before the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Philadelphia, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 08, 2018 - 2:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saturday was a day of politics and football for President Donald Trump, who announced the departure of his chief of staff, nominated a new top military adviser and then threw fist pumps at this year's Army-Navy football game. The commander in chief flew to Philadelphia for the...
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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 - 2:42 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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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 - 4:15 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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