Sports officiating

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, umpires Roy Ellison (81), right, and Ruben Fowler (71), wave before the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, in Minneapolis. A person familiar with the move says the NFL has fined umpire Roy Ellison $9,300 and reinstated him from administrative leave after his dispute in Miami with Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes. The person confirmed the fine to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, because the league hadn't commented. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 14, 2018 - 3:53 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the move says the NFL has fined umpire Roy Ellison $9,300 and reinstated him from administrative leave after his dispute in Miami with Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes. The person confirmed the fine to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday...
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President Donald Trump, center, talks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, watch from the stands before the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Philadelphia, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 08, 2018 - 5:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saturday was a day of politics and football for President Donald Trump, who announced the departure of his chief of staff, nominated a new top military adviser and then threw fist pumps at this year's Army-Navy football game. The commander in chief flew to Philadelphia for the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, an Army cadet displays a sign for then President-elect Donald Trump in the first half of the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Baltimore. President Trump will attend the Army-Navy football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 07, 2018 - 10:29 am
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump will officiate the coin toss before the Army-Navy game on Saturday. West Point made the announcement on Friday leading to the game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, where the No. 22 Black Knights (9-2) play the Midshipmen (3-9). This will be...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt warms up for the team's NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Houston. The Chiefs released Hunt on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
December 04, 2018 - 2:32 am
Just when the NFL was enjoying a ratings rebound and an explosion of offensive firepower that has fans giddy over their favorite and/or fantasy teams, the NFL reverted to its bumbling ways in Week 13. It began with a prime-time officiating fiasco by its most experienced crew. The poor performance...
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El árbitro Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (centro) revisa el VAR durante un partido de la Serie A de Italia entre el Milan y Juventus en el estadio San Siro de Milán, el domingo 11 de noviembre de 2018. (AP Foto/Luca Bruno)
December 02, 2018 - 5:42 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Video review is being fast-tracked into the Champions League this season. People with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that UEFA's executive committee is set to approve video assistant referees from the round of 16 in February. The people spoke on condition of...
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Newcastle United's Ciaran Clark, left, celebrates scoring against Burnley during the English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Monday Nov. 26, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 5:29 pm
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Newcastle wasn't made to pay for an embarrassing miss from Matt Ritchie as Rafa Benitez's side held on to beat Burnley 2-1 for a third straight win in the English Premier League on Monday. With the goal completely open in the 50th minute, Ritchie sliced a sidefooted shot...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, referee Natalie Sago works during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Ashley Moyer-Gleich and Natalie Sago are among five officials who were promoted Thursday by the NBA to full-time status, making them the fourth and fifth women in league history to have that designation. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 15, 2018 - 3:12 pm
Ashley Moyer-Gleich is eight years removed from playing in the NCAA Division II tournament. Natalie Sago officiated her first game six years ago, and the players were sixth-grade girls. They're in the NBA now — as part of one of the most elite sororities in the game. Moyer-Gleich and Sago are among...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2016, file photo, referee Leroy Richardson signals during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks in Auburn Hills, Mich. Leroy Richardson got caught up in a bit of basketball politics when he was in the U.S. Navy. He had just transferred off the USS Yellowstone to a shore facility in Virginia, was looking to play for one of the intramural teams there and eventually got told that all the available spots had been taken by members of another command. So he decided to start refereeing. Almost 30 years later, he's still in the NBA. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 12, 2018 - 11:32 am
Leroy Richardson got caught up in a bit of basketball politics when he was in the U.S. Navy. He had just transferred from the USS Yellowstone to a shore facility in Virginia, was looking to play for one of the intramural teams there and eventually got told that all the available spots had been...
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Referee Sara Cox, center, during the rugby premiership match between Wasps and Northampton at The Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England, Sunday Nov. 4, 2018. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 1:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sara Cox has become the first female to referee a top-level English rugby union match. The 28-year-old Cox, who became the world's first female professional rugby referee in 2016, took charge of Northampton's 15-14 Premiership Cup victory at Wasps on Sunday. Cox had previously...
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David Warden, the Big 12's replay coordinator, takes a close look at a play that was initially ruled a touchdown for West Virginia running back Leddie Brown during an NCAA college football game against Baylor, in the conference's centralized replay center in Irving, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The call was overturned, and the ball placed on the 1-yard line. (AP Photo/Stephen Hawkins)
October 31, 2018 - 4:59 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — West Virginia freshman Leddie Brown takes an inside handoff, puts his head down and lunges forward. The on-field official signals touchdown as the running back falls into the end zone with the ball cradled in his right arm. While Mountaineers players and fans celebrate,...
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