Sports officiating

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 - 6:07 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 - 2:28 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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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, David Poile, general manager of the Nashville Predators, poses with the NHL General Manager of the Year Award after winning the honor at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Poile headlines the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 09, 2018 - 4:00 pm
David Poile will be honored this winter for a lifetime in hockey. He believes he still has plenty left to do. The Nashville Predators general manager is the headliner for the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, three-time Olympic medalist...
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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 - 4:41 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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Philadelphia Phillies' Trevor Plouffe, left, celebrates past Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy after hitting the game-winning three-run home run off relief pitcher Kike Hernandez during the 16th inning of a baseball game, early Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 7-4. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 25, 2018 - 1:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies' relievers just kept shutting down the Dodgers, and Los Angeles finally ran out of pitchers. Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer off outfielder Kike Hernandez with one out in the 16th inning as Philadelphia outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Tuesday night in a...
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