Sports officiating

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots as Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 08, 2020 - 3:04 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One play punctuated a thrilling comeback for the Utah Jazz. However, it was a play that ultimately should not have counted. Utah’s Donovan Mitchell scored a go-ahead layup with 19.5 seconds left. Portland’s Damian Lillard tried to answer with a layup on the other end, but Rudy...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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January 19, 2020 - 1:36 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police have arrested a 30-year-old soccer player in connection with a probe into alleged match-fixing in the country's second-tier league and cup games. Police said Sunday the arrest was linked to two matches for which there was “heavy betting activity.” The...
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January 18, 2020 - 2:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — A game in English soccer's second tier between Millwall and Reading was briefly stopped due to homophobic chants on Saturday. The assistant referee pointed out the anti-gay chants from sections of Millwall's supporters during the London club's 2-0 home win over Reading. With the score...
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January 17, 2020 - 1:52 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Cypriot soccer federation decided Friday to suspend all matches after a referee walkout because of a bombing attack against a colleague's car. The federation said all matches are on hold indefinitely. Police said the predawn detonation of an explosive device placed on the...
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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...
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, center, huddles with his assistant coaches during a timeout in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Kerr was ejected from the game during the second quarter. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 08, 2020 - 6:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following an ejection. Kerr was ejected late in the second quarter of the Warriors' 111-98 road loss to the...
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