Sports officiating

Photo credit Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, left, looks on from the dugout as a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves gets underway, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Atlanta. Rizzo, who also holds the title of president of baseball operations, built the team that won the 2019 World Series championship and just finalized a multiyear contract extension with the team. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 06, 2020 - 9:18 pm
Out of the box: Umps eject Nats GM Rizzo from luxury suite…
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September 06, 2020 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Novak Djokovic out of U.S. Open after hitting line judge with tennis ball.
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, right, reacts alongside Neil Walker (12) after being thrown out of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets by umpire Roberto Ortiz during the fifth inning Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 06, 2020 - 1:49 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOT HARPER Bryce Harper could be cooled off, a day after he was ejected during Philadelphia’s game against the Mets at Citi Field. The slumping slugger went wild, arguing with first base umpire Roberto Ortiz over a fair-foul call. Phillies second...
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Tampa Bay Rays Michael Brosseau follows through on a solo home run, his second of the night, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is behind the plate. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 03, 2020 - 12:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Brosseau got some payback against the New York Yankees, hitting two home runs as the Tampa Bay Rays topped their AL East rivals again with a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. A night after Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman threw a 101 mph fastball over his head, Brosseau posted his...
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Miami Heat's Kelly Olynyk (9) and Jimmy Butler (22) react with teammates after the Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-114 in an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 02, 2020 - 11:48 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler loves soccer, and the final scene from Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals resembled a penalty shot in a shootout. Only there was no goalie. This was just a free throw, no time on the clock, nobody else from the Miami Heat or Milwaukee Bucks...
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Ben Heller reacts after he was tossed for hitting a batter during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 02, 2020 - 10:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees reliever Ben Heller was ejected from Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays for hitting Hunter Renfroe in the leg with a pitch, the latest chapter in a simmering rivalry between the top two teams in the AL East. Heller plunked Renfroe with a 95 mph fastball with...
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Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers' Marcus Morris Sr. during the first half of an NBA first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
September 02, 2020 - 2:33 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Morris of the Los Angeles Clippers was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for his flagrant foul on Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks, who was penalized $15,000 for throwing the ball at a referee. Both fines stemmed from actions in Game 6 of a first-round...
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A member of the USTA crew watches a match during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 01, 2020 - 12:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For all of the obvious concessions to the coronavirus at the no-fans-allowed U.S. Open — near-empty arenas; silence pierced by the occasional clap, sneaker squeak or roaring jet; a lack of line judges — the aftereffects of one player's positive test caused the biggest stir on Day 1...
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San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler gestures toward umpires as Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, stands at the plate during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 21, 2020 - 2:30 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Angels star Mike Trout flinched after yet another high-and-tight fastball from San Francisco reliever Shaun Anderson, prompting a warning from the plate umpire Thursday night in the Giants’ 10-5 win over Los Angeles. Two days earlier in Anaheim, Trout was upset when Anderson...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket past Washington Wizards' Anzejs Pasecniks, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
August 17, 2020 - 12:05 am
The NBA playoff pool is deeper than ever this season. Playoff teams will split a record $23,287,266 for making the NBA postseason, a figure that's up about $1.6 million from last year. And the Milwaukee Bucks stand to grab the biggest share of a pool ever, if they win the NBA title. The Bucks would...
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