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Clevinger fans 10, Indians tame Yankees 8-4 for 4-game split

Aug. 18, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Freeman found out Saturday night he was going to pick up a rare start in place of Cleveland Indians star infielder José Ramírez. A couple of hours before Sunday's game, the 32-year-old career minor leaguer took a walk out to an empty Monument Park in Yankee Stadium to check...

Boone, Gardner, Yanks again hammer umps, beat Indians 6-5

Aug. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Again, again and again, the New York Yankees kept hammering away. At the umpires — and the Cleveland Indians, too. Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the Yankees threw another severe temper tantrum Saturday, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team...

VAR denies Man City again in latest wild match with Spurs

Aug. 17, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

Four months later, Manchester City was denied another crucial late goal against Tottenham by an intervention from the video assistant referee. Gabriel Jesus thought he scored the winner in the second minute of injury time in a wild English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday when he curled home a...

Nick Kyrgios fined more than $100,000 for vulgar conduct

Aug. 15, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Nick Kyrgios was fined $113,000 by the ATP for expletive-filled outbursts in which he smashed rackets, insulted a chair umpire and refused to get ready to return serve during a second-round match at the Western & Southern Open. The tour announced the penalties Thursday, a day after...

A time-out for the NFL in 'NOLA no-call' lawsuit

Aug. 14, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court has ruled that the NFL can hold off, for now, on providing documents and answering questions in a New Orleans Saints fan's lawsuit over referees' failure to call crucial penalties in a January playoff game won by the Los Angeles Rams. Attorney Anthony LeMon says...

Williams retires because of injury as Andreescu wins Rogers

Aug. 11, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian to win the Rogers Cup in 50 years when Serena Williams retired because of an injury Sunday. Andreescu was up 3-1 in the first set when Williams called for a medical timeout. Less than a minute later, the chair umpire announced that the 37-year-old...

Ohioan is lone female umpire for Little League World Series

Aug. 10, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — The only woman among the 16 umpires for this month's Little League World Series is hoping to be an example for her three sons by pursuing what she loves regardless of what others think. Kelly Elliott Dine, of Hudson, Ohio, was chosen for the 10-day tournament in Pennsylvania after...

Gardner tossed, streak ends at 9 as Yankees lose 8-2 to Jays

Aug. 9, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Brett Gardner was at a loss for words to describe his latest ejection. That was ironic, considering Gardner insisted he hadn't opened his mouth before getting tossed. Gardner lost his cool and the New York Yankees lost their nine-game winning streak, beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2...

Yankees OF Brett Gardner restrained from going after umpire

Aug. 9, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner had to be restrained from going after home plate umpire Chris Segal following a disputed strike call against Cameron Maybin in the fourth inning of Friday night's game against the Blue Jays. Segal called Maybin out on a third strike that appeared to...

Royals speedy Hamilton has back-to-back plays overturned

Aug. 7, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kansas City Royals speedster Billy Hamilton is so fast even the first base umpire couldn't seem to believe it. Hamilton was called out at first by umpire Mark Carlson twice in the first four innings of Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. Both times the plays were overturned on...