Sports officiating

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, warms up prior to facing David Goffin, of Belgium, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 03, 2019 - 8:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Given how well Roger Federer had been playing at the U.S. Open, and given that he went into his quarterfinal with an unbeaten record against the guy he was facing, it's not as if he needed any extra edge. Still, if Federer did want to employ a bit of gamesmanship, he could have...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 02, 2019 - 2:46 pm
All-Star ace Luis Severino heating up in the bullpen, maybe. Gavin Lux making his debut, Bruce Bochy saying farewell. Plus playoff spots and seeding. Major League Baseball is heading toward a September scramble, a perfect setup for what's on deck this fall. The postseason begins Oct. 1 with the NL...
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Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, looks up into the stadium after defeating Feliciano Lopez, of Spain, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament early Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 30, 2019 - 9:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Daniil Medvedev stood on the court and told the fans he won because of them. Judging by the boos, they would have preferred if he'd lost. The No. 5 seed advanced to the fourth round at the U.S. Open, beating...
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PSG's soccer players celebrate at the end of the French League One soccer match between Metz and PSG in Strasbourg, eastern France, Friday Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
August 30, 2019 - 3:58 pm
METZ, France (AP) — A second French league game in three days was interrupted due to banners deemed homophobic as Paris Saint-Germain beat Metz 2-0 Friday. Referee Frank Schneider stopped the game briefly after the banners were unfurled in the first half. He then allowed play to resume some minutes...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. The NFL would love the main focus of 2019 to be on the celebrations of its 100th season. While the history of the league is a widespread and fun topic, what happened last January in the NFC championship game has guaranteed the spotlight will be shining on officiating and replays. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 30, 2019 - 10:57 am
The NFL would love the main focus of 2019 to be on the celebrations of its 100th season. Sorry. While the history of the league is a widespread and fun topic, what happened last January in the NFC championship game has guaranteed the spotlight will be shining on officiating and replays. After an...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, points out distractions in the crowd during his match against Steve Johnson, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, early Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 27, 2019 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Nick Kyrgios says the ATP is "corrupt" for fining him more than $100,000 this month for his behavior during a match. Asked if that recent punishment from the men's tour — only the latest in a long series that...
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Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, returns a shot to Andrey Rublev, of Russia, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
August 27, 2019 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas accused a U.S. Open chair umpire of having a bias against him during a tirade in which he told the official, "You're all weirdos!" Tsitsipas told Damien Dumusois that the cause of his bias was "because you're French probably and you're all weirdos!" The argument...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams, left, talks with chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, in New York. The indelible image from last year's U.S. Open does not involve anyone holding a trophy or making a particularly remarkable shot. It will be Williams pointing a finger at Ramos as she insisted he owed her an apology. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 25, 2019 - 12:52 pm
As the start of the 2019 U.S. Open approaches, the indelible image from last year's tournament does not involve a particularly remarkable shot or a champion holding a trophy. Instead, it is, and likely forever will remain, Serena Williams pointing her index finger at chair umpire Carlos Ramos while...
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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a serve from Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. in Mason, Ohio. (Meg Vogel/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)
August 23, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova is, not surprisingly, getting primetime billing at the U.S. Open. The two tennis stars' 22nd career meeting — and first at Flushing Meadows — will be the opening act in Arthur Ashe Stadium for the night session on Monday as the year's last Grand...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, poses for photos with a trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, in a final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 15, 2019 - 6:37 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Nick Kyrgios was fined $113,000 by the ATP for expletive-filled outbursts in which he smashed rackets, insulted a chair umpire and refused to get ready to return serve during a second-round match at the Western & Southern Open. The tour announced the penalties Thursday, a day...
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