Sports officiating

National League's St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4), hits a homerun in the sixth inning, during the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 12, 2017 - 1:40 am
MIAMI (AP) — The new All-Star Game rules were picture-perfect for Nelson Cruz. Yadier Molina didn't mind them, either. And come Game 1 of the World Series in October, no one will be harkening back to how a play here or there at the Midsummer Classic might have ultimately played a role in deciding...
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Coco Vandeweghe of the United States reacts after missing a point against Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova during their Women's Quarterfinal Singles Match on day eight at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 11, 2017 - 4:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:45 p.m. CoCo Vandeweghe argued with chair umpire Kelly Thomson about whether a point in her Wimbledon quarterfinal loss should have been replayed because a line judge's call was distracting. Two points after the exchange, the match was...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures to umpire Jake Garner as he disputes a call in his Men's Singles Match with Latvia's Ernests Gulbis on day six at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 08, 2017 - 3:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — All it took was a couple of questionable calls for Novak Djokovic to snap at the chair umpire in the second game of his third-round match at Wimbledon. "That's two points in a row at the beginning of the match," Djokovic said, before telling official Jake Garner: "Focus, please!" That...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2017 file photo, MLB umpire Angel Hernandez (55) is seen in the first inning during a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cleveland Indians, in Phoenix. Hernandez, a big league umpire for nearly a quarter-century, sued Major League Baseball on Monday, July 3, 2017, alleging race discrimination. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, Hernandez, 55, who was born in Cuba, alleges MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre "has a history of animosity towards Hernandez stemming from Torre's time as manager of the New York Yankees." (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
July 06, 2017 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Hernandez, who sued Major League Baseball this week alleging racial discrimination, is among the umpires for Tuesday's All-Star Game in Miami. Hernandez will be at first base as part of a crew headed by Joe West. Hernandez was at third base for both the 1999 All-Star Game in...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2017 file photo, MLB umpire Angel Hernandez (55) is seen in the first inning during a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cleveland Indians, in Phoenix. Hernandez, a big league umpire for nearly a quarter-century, sued Major League Baseball on Monday, July 3, 2017, alleging race discrimination. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, Hernandez, 55, who was born in Cuba, alleges MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre "has a history of animosity towards Hernandez stemming from Torre's time as manager of the New York Yankees." (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
July 06, 2017 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Hernandez, who sued Major League Baseball this week alleging racial discrimination, is among the umpires for Tuesday's All-Star Game in Miami. Hernandez will be at first base as part of a crew headed by Joe West, who last month became the third umpire to work 5,000 regular-...
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July 06, 2017 - 10:08 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story July 5 about the Pirates-Phillies baseball game, The Associated Press reported Pittsburgh's record in its recent games. The Pirates have won two in a row, not three of the last four. A corrected version of the story is below: Cole's pitching, hitting lead Pirates past...
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Russia's Daniil Medvedev returns to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during his Men's Singles Match on the opening day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 05, 2017 - 6:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Daniil Medvedev threw a handful coins in the direction of chair umpire Mariana Alves after his second-round loss at Wimbledon on Wednesday. The 49th-ranked Russian repeatedly apologized during his post-match news conference, saying that he was not trying to imply that Alves was biased...
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Britain's Johanna Konta celebrates after winning the Women's Singles Match against Croatia's Donna Vekic on day three at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
July 05, 2017 - 1:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's biggest hope for a women's champion at Wimbledon worked her way into the third round on Wednesday. Johanna Konta trailed early but managed to come back and hang on for a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-8 victory over Donna Vekic on Centre Court. "It's a nice feeling not to have to keep...
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In this Sunday, July 2, 2017, file photo, Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines reacts after his loss to Jeff Horn of Australia, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard, File)
July 05, 2017 - 1:11 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has asked the World Boxing Organization to act on a request by Philippine sports officials for a review of his welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn, saying he didn't want to see the boxing industry "dying because of unfair decision and officiating."...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2017 file photo, MLB umpire Angel Hernandez (55) is seen in the first inning during a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cleveland Indians, in Phoenix. Hernandez, a big league umpire for nearly a quarter-century, sued Major League Baseball on Monday, July 3, 2017, alleging race discrimination. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, Hernandez, 55, who was born in Cuba, alleges MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre "has a history of animosity towards Hernandez stemming from Torre's time as manager of the New York Yankees." (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
July 03, 2017 - 11:01 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Angel Hernandez, a big league umpire for nearly a quarter-century, sued Major League Baseball on Monday alleging race discrimination. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, the 55-year-old Hernandez, who was born in Cuba and lives in Florida, alleges MLB chief...
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