Sports officiating

Marin Cilic, of Croatia, reacts after winning the third set against Alex de Minaur, of Australia, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 01, 2018 - 10:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:25 a.m. No. 7 seed Marin Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, and 19-year-old Alex de Minaur are heading to a fifth set in their third-round match. Cilic dropped the opening two sets 6-4, 6-3, before tying the match...
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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates his team's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
September 01, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Karim Benzema scored twice to lead Real Madrid over Leganes 4-1 in the Spanish league on Saturday, including one goal awarded by an overrule from the video assistant referee. At 1-1 in the 48th minute and with Leganes holding its own, Benzema skillfully headed in an out-...
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, watches a return to Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 31, 2018 - 9:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Juan Martin del Potro is through to the fourth round at the U.S. Open. The 2009 champion beat No. 31 seed Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the final match of the night. Next up for del Potro, the No. 3...
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone demonstrates to home plate umpire Nic Lentz before being tossed from a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers during the fifth inning Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
August 31, 2018 - 8:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone ended his argument by squatting behind home and impersonating a catcher to show plate umpire Nic Lentz what he was missing. Boone was long gone by the time umpires awarded Luke Voit first base on a borderline check swing — a decision that left Tigers...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, reacts against Pierre-Hugues Herbert, of France, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 30, 2018 - 7:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Kyrgios was losing big at the U.S. Open on Thursday, and barely even trying. Didn't move while so-so serves flew by for aces. Casually put groundstrokes into the net. Double-faulted without caring. The crowd began booing. The chair umpire, Mohamed Lahyani, decided to intervene...
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Frances Tiafoe serves to Adrian Mannarino, of France, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 30, 2018 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:15 p.m. In a U.S. Open matchup between two young, up-and-coming men in the top 50, 19-year-old Alex de Minaur beat 20-year-old Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 to reach the third round at a second Grand Slam...
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FILE - In this Tuesday July 3, 2018 file photo, Alize Cornet of France returns the ball to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the women's singles match on the second day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. The U.S. Open on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 clarified its rules about players changing their shirts during a match a day after a women's player was penalized for doing so. The tournament said it regretted the code violation issued to Alize Cornet of France, a ruling that was criticized by players and fans who thought it was unfair to women because male players frequently do it.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
August 29, 2018 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Association acknowledged Wednesday that a chair umpire incorrectly warned French player Alize Cornet for changing her shirt on court at the U.S. Open — the latest example in recent days of ways in which men and women are treated differently in tennis. Off court...
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Canada catcher Andre Juco tags out Puerto Rico's Carlos De Jesus (17) at home during the fourth inning of Little League World Series baseball tournament game in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
August 23, 2018 - 12:28 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Gibson remembers buying clothes from the local Salvation Army to put together his first umpire uniform when he was about 14 years old. Jeff Pruitt recalls going to thrift stores to buy gray pants and a blue, button-down shirt. Now, they're both part of the 16-...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) reacts after being hit by a pitch from Miami Marlins' Jose Urena during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Atlanta. Both dugouts emptied and Urena was ejected. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 15, 2018 - 8:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna's chance to extend his three-game streak of leadoff homers was put on hold when the Marlins' Jose Urena hit him with his first pitch on Wednesday night, triggering a melee that led to benches and bullpens for Atlanta and Miami emptying twice. Urena and Braves manager...
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Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller leads fans in singing birthday wishes to a fan as Miller works the rope line after drills at the team's headquarters during an NFL football training camp Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 04, 2018 - 2:41 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller said he's unaffected by the new NFL rule prohibiting defenders from landing on top of quarterbacks, requiring them instead to shift his weight to the side to avoid a flag. "None of the rule changes affect my game. I don't really tackle quarterbacks with all my...
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