Sports officiating

Salcomp players celebrate with their trophy after winning the Peladao amateur soccer tournament at Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Despite many of the players having worked a full 8-hour shift at a factory before the game, the female team went on to win one of the biggest amateur soccer tournaments on the planet. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
February 17, 2019 - 4:16 pm
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — It's 4:10 a.m. in the largest city in Brazil's Amazon region, and striker Suzy Carvalho is busy preparing for the biggest game of her amateur career. Dressed in jeans, a T-shirt and sneakers, the 34-year-old mother of two steps out of her boyfriend's rented bedroom and into...
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U.S. Team's Kyle Kuzma, of the Los Angeles Lakers heads to the hoop for a dunk against the World Team during the NBA All-Star Rising Stars basketball game, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 15, 2019 - 10:59 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics added 30 and the U.S. beat the World team 161-144 in the Rising Stars game for first- and second-year players at All-Star...
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, center, yells at referee Ken Mauer, left, after being called for a technical foul, while guard Stephen Curry, right, watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Blazers won 129-107. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
February 14, 2019 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for verbally abusing and confronting a referee. The penalty announced Thursday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, was for Kerr's actions in a 127-107 loss at Portland on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino reacts during a Euroleague basketball match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in Piraeus near Athens, Greece. Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during a Greek Cup semifinal game against rival Panathinaikos following complaints over the refereeing. Olympiakos forfeited the game at Olympic Stadium in Athens on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, leaving at halftime and trailing 40-25. A spokesman for the team said he was "disgusted" with the quality of the refereeing. The action handed Panathinaikos and American coach Pitino a place in Sunday's cup final against PAOK in Crete. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
February 14, 2019 - 9:43 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino is back in a final. However, the Greek team he's coaching reached the final after their opponents walked out at halftime because of poor officiating. Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during the Greek Cup semifinal game...
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February 14, 2019 - 8:35 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during a Greek Cup semifinal game against rival Panathinaikos following complaints over the refereeing. Olympiakos forfeited the game at Olympic Stadium in Athens on Wednesday, leaving at halftime...
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In this February 2018 photo, Hayden Halter, then a freshman wrestler for Burlington High School, has his hand raised by a referee after a victory en route to the 106-pound state championship at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Now a sophomore at Waterford Union High School, Halter faced suspension after receiving two unsportsmanlike penalties during the Southern Lakes Conference championship match on Feb. 2, 2019. A Wisconsin judge overturned a high school wrestler's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct after the student's parents took legal action, worrying referees and the state's athletic association that officiating decisions could be undermined by courts. (Amber Arnold/The Journal Times via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 6:19 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge overturned a high school wrestler's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct after the student's parents took legal action, worrying referees and the state's athletic association that officiating decisions could be undermined by courts. At issue is a Feb. 2...
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February 11, 2019 - 6:06 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has told Louisiana's governor there was an error in the officiating that helped the Los Angeles Rams go to the Super Bowl instead of the New Orleans Saints, but there's nothing he can do about it. Goodell wrote to Gov. John Bel Edwards saying a...
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Referee Bruce Morris, right, officiates an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and Temple with Eric Brewton, left, and Tiara Cruse, center,, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Storrs, Conn. Morris holds an NCAA record for the longest shot recorded.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
February 11, 2019 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-four years after hitting the longest shot in college basketball history, Bruce Morris is still amazed at what he accomplished. Morris was Marshall's point guard when he hit the historic basket from 89 feet, 10 inches just before halftime against Appalachian State on Feb. 7,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, file photo, Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin was a victim in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, reacts to the words of Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence, at Capitol Hill in Washington. Joaquin Oliver was buried in the jersey of his favorite player, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. A year after the shooting, the hearts of sports stars like Wade and Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo remain heavy. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
February 11, 2019 - 2:14 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Manuel Oliver has not seen a Miami Heat game in almost a year. Truth be told, he never was the biggest basketball fan in the first place. He watched a lot of games, was even coaching a team at this time last year, and did all that because of the joy his son got from the sport...
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
February 10, 2019 - 4:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sergio Aguero is scoring for fun, and even referee Mike Dean got in on the japes. Only Chelsea had nothing to smile about after a 6-0 humiliation at Manchester City. Scoring a hat trick for a second successive Sunday in the Premier League meant Aguero was owed another match ball. Not...
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