Sports officiating

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws to the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
May 25, 2019 - 9:13 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies ace Jake Arrieta was terrific in his first win in a month. The Milwaukee Brewers felt he got some help from plate umpire Mike Estabrook. Arrieta pitched eight effective innings, Andrew McCutchen homered and the Phillies beat the Brewers 7-2 on Saturday. "A...
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Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson celebrates his two-run home run during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
May 22, 2019 - 11:40 pm
DETROIT (AP) — For the second straight night, a Miami player celebrated his first major league homer. Harold Ramirez hit his less than two weeks after his debut. Garrett Cooper had a much longer wait. Cooper hit his first big league home run in the sixth inning, and that was the start of an...
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May 22, 2019 - 8:24 am
CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A U.S. soldier who had just returned home from overseas surprised his 8-year-old son from behind home plate as the boy stepped up to bat at a youth baseball game in Michigan. Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Abbott wore an umpire's mask and chest protector along with his...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Brandon Woodruff pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
May 19, 2019 - 5:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The longest start of Brandon Woodruff's career felt like a win to him, even though he wasn't involved in the decision. Woodruff allowed only two runs in eight innings and Ben Gamel homered leading off the 10th to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Sunday. All...
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Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes (10) and Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, right, celebrate after the Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 19, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was seeking fairness when he questioned the legality of Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's delivery in the ninth inning Saturday night and ultimately protested the game. That wasn't Doolittle's interpretation. "He's not trying to do...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. Silver said Thursday, May 9, 2019, the he wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women, and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
May 09, 2019 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women — and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too. In an appearance Thursday for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Silver said two of the past five refs added from the...
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May 07, 2019 - 6:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta clothier and former NBA referee pleaded guilty in a college basketball scandal Tuesday, admitting to teaming up with ex-Auburn basketball assistant coach Chuck Person in a bribery scheme. Rashan Michel, 44, of Atlanta, pleaded guilty to bribery conspiracy, acknowledging a...
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Home plate umpire Jeff Nelson, left, talks with Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kevin Gausman after Gausman was ejected for throwing at Miami Marlins' Jose Urena during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 03, 2019 - 11:28 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Kevin Gausman was ejected trying to settle a score with Jose Ureña, so a couple of home run swings did the job instead for the Atlanta Braves. Freddie Freeman and Brian McCann went deep off Ureña, who was at the center of a melee last season with the Braves, and they beat the Miami...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, celebrates next to Houston Rockets' PJ Tucker during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 01, 2019 - 2:05 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors brought it on both ends, kept their mouths shut and handled business at home against James Harden and the Rockets. Now, the two-time defending champions are headed to Houston with a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi celebrates after striking out Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel to end the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 29, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
April 29, 2019 - 11:35 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi punched out Yuli Gurriel looking, and the usually stoic right-hander couldn't help but clench his fist and let out a yell. Odorizzi and the Minnesota Twins made another early season statement. Odorizzi pitched seven solid innings to outduel Justin Verlander, Ehire...
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