Sports officiating

Australia's Nick Kyrgios lies on the court as he celebrates after defeating Russia's Karen Khachanov in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 25, 2020 - 8:16 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios put aside a bloody hand, a hamstring issue, a tiff with the chair umpire and a resilient opponent who saved a pair of match points. When the Australian Open third-round thriller ended after about 4 1/2 hours Saturday, Kyrgios dropped to his back behind the...
Read More
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
January 24, 2020 - 2:09 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had another big performance, scoring a game-high 47 points. But a tough loss and issues with the officiating had the Portland Trail Blazers star in a foul mood. Luka Doncic scored 27 points to go with nine assists and six rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks made...
Read More
In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, photo, Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player LeBron James watches a high school basketball game between his son's team, Sierra Canyon, and Paul VI at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
January 21, 2020 - 9:17 am
BOSTON (AP) — Lakers star LeBron James took in his son's high school game in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon before returning to Boston to face the Celtics. “It's truly a blessing, and I didn't mind going down to Springfield to check the game out,” James said after the Celtics beat...
Read More
Spectators wait as rain stops plays during a first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 20, 2020 - 3:49 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For all of the concerns about air quality at the Australian Open, it turned out the biggest issue related to playing conditions on Day 1 was heavy rain — which, hopefully, will also help tamp down the destructive wildfires burning in parts of the country. The three main...
Read More
Canada's Denis Shapovalov throws his racket in frustration during his first round singles match against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 19, 2020 - 10:49 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 2:30 p.m. No. 13-seeded Denis Shapovalov is out of the Australian Open after losing in four sets to Marton Fucsovics. The 20-year-old Canadian lost 6-3, 7-6 (7), 6-1, 7-6 (3). Shapovalov berated the umpire and received...
Read More
Justin Arnold is arraigned in Boston Municipal Court, for throwing a can of hard seltzer onto the court near the San Antonio Spurs bench during Wednesday night's game with the Boston Celtics, Boston police said Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Justin Arnold, 22, of Everett, was charged with disturbing a public assembly. Arnold appeared to be intoxicated, police said in a statement. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP)
January 09, 2020 - 5:16 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A man was arrested and escorted out of the arena after throwing a can of hard seltzer onto the court near the San Antonio Spurs bench during Wednesday night's game with the Boston Celtics, Boston police said Thursday. Justin Arnold, 22, of Everett, was charged with disturbing a public...
Read More
Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) watches as referee Evan Scott charges him with a technical foul during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 09, 2020 - 4:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A man was arrested and escorted out of the arena after throwing a can of hard seltzer onto the court near the San Antonio Spurs bench during Wednesday night's game with the Boston Celtics, Boston police said Thursday. Justin Arnold, 22, of Everett, was charged with disturbing a public...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019, file photo, XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck gestures during a press conference in Seattle. When the XFL debuts in February, it will take a “Star Trek” approach of going where no football league has gone before. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
January 07, 2020 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When the XFL debuts in February, it will take a “Star Trek” approach of going where no football league has gone before. The eight-team league will have options for extra points worth one, two or three points. It will allow double forward passes behind the line of scrimmage. Kickoffs...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018 file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn, listens as he attends a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal appellate judges are wrestling with whether courts should be refereeing a dispute between the House of Representatives and the Trump administration over the testimony of former White House counsel Don McGahn. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments Friday over the House Judiciary Committee's effort to compel McGahn's testimony. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 03, 2020 - 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal appellate judges are wrestling with whether courts should be refereeing a dispute between the House of Representatives and the Trump administration over the testimony of former White House counsel Don McGahn, even in the face of what one judge called the White House's “...
Read More
FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, referee Bill Vinovich, left, field judge Mearl Robinson (31), umpire Bruce Stritesky (102) and line judge Mark Perlman (9) walk to the sideline after a play during the second half of an NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Los Angeles Chargers, in Jacksonville, Fla. Save the outrage for something else. NFL officiating won’t get any better this weekend, or anytime soon _ because it can’t. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
January 02, 2020 - 7:01 pm
Save the outrage for something else. NFL officiating won’t get any better this weekend, or anytime soon — because it can’t. We shouldn’t have to remind people at this late date that nobody is perfect, but there you are. Besides, officials are a lot closer to that standard than the players and...
Read More

Pages