Latest Sports officiating News

The Latest: Patriots' 21-game home winning streak snapped

Dec. 8, 2019 8:12 PM EST

The Latest on Week 14 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:02 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs have snapped the New England Patriots' 21-game home winning streak with a 23-16 win at Gillette Stadium. The Chiefs are the first team to beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England since the Carolina Panthers beat them 33-30...

Man United players targeted with racist abuse at Man City

Dec. 7, 2019 4:53 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United players were targeted with racist abuse and had objects thrown at them by Manchester City fans during Saturday's Premier League derby at the Etihad Stadium. English football's anti-racism body, Kick It Out, said it had been “inundated with reports of...

Holtkamp-Sterling becomes first mother to officiate in NBA

Dec. 6, 2019 9:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Referee Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling made NBA history Friday night when she became the first mother to officiate a league game. Holtkamp-Sterling worked the Bulls-Warriors game in Chicago. The game was the first for Holtkamp-Sterling since she gave birth to daughter Stoan this year. She missed...

Clay Matthews is unapologetically focused on LA Rams' surge

Dec. 5, 2019 8:39 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Nearly two months later, Clay Matthews still isn't sorry for his tweet condemning the performance of the NFL's referees this season. That's why his $12,500 fine for the tweet wasn't reduced by the league, the Los Angeles Rams linebacker says with a chuckle. “I was not...

Company executive charged for cannon shot that hurt referee

Dec. 5, 2019 6:08 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The chairman of construction company Cianbro Corp. is facing criminal charges over the firing of a small cannon that injured a referee at a Maine Maritime Academy football game in Castine. The Bangor Daily News reports that Peter Vigue was indicted Thursday in Hancock County on charges...

State game officials search for whoever killed black bear

Nov. 27, 2019 11:59 PM EST

PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) — State game officials say someone illegally killed a black bear near Payson and left the animal to waste. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for the public’s help to find out who is responsible. They say recreationists might have seen something. The department says...

Kahkonen has 32 saves, Suter scores, Wild win

Nov. 26, 2019 11:21 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild finally found a way to hold a third-period lead, and it came in a game where the referees made Bruce Boudreau’s team work a little harder by a blowing a call on a goal. Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves in his NHL debut, defenseman Ryan Suter scored the winner early...

Sheriff: Man punched youth league umpire over disputed call

Nov. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — In a story Nov. 18 about a youth baseball umpire being punched, The Associated Press, citing a sheriff’s office news release, incorrectly identified the victim as a “Little League umpire.” The victim works for a local youth baseball league, not the...

Browns QB Mayfield wins appeal after fine for ripping refs

Nov. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield doesn’t have to put up money for his mouth. The Browns quarterback won his appeal and won’t have to pay a $12,500 fine he received from the NFL last month for criticizing officials. Following Cleveland’s 32-28 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 13,...

2 soccer players suspended for shoving game official

Nov. 10, 2019 2:37 PM EST

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts high school soccer players who allegedly shoved a game official have been suspended from playing sports. The Boston Globe reports the two players from Martha's Vineyard Regional High School have been barred from participating in any high school sports for a year....