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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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 - 6:11 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera never left the dugout and says he wasn't trying to hit an umpire with the equipment he threw onto the field after being ejected from a game. Cabrera is appealing a four-game suspension and undisclosed fine from Major League...
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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 - 8:30 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball said 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 06, 2019 - 11:55 pm
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 lost another bruising game to St. Louis and now trail the Blues 3-2 in the Stanley Cup Final. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy was...
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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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Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson, right, celebrates with Matt Chapman (26) after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels' Nick Tropeano in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 29, 2019 - 1:52 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Joakim Soria took issue with a 1-2 curveball he believed should have been strike three to Shohei Ohtani, who two pitches later lined a go-ahead single and Oakland's best winning streak in 13 years had all but ended. Ohtani hit the tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in...
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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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Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes (10) and Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, right, celebrate after the Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 18, 2019 - 10:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was seeking fairness when he questioned the legality of Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's delivery in the ninth inning Saturday night and ultimately protested the game. That wasn't Doolittle's interpretation. "He's not trying to do...
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