Latest Sports officiating News

Wallner, Ober highlight Twins' 4-0 victory over White Sox

Sep. 27, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Wallner hit a two-run homer, Bailey Ober had a career-high 10 strikeouts and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Wednesday night. Ober (2-3) threw a career-high 7 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits. “I was in control of...

Kane Fitzgerald taking over NBA's replay center operations

Sep. 19, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

The NBA Replay Center has a new leader. Kane Fitzgerald, who spent 13 years working as an NBA referee, has been announced as the league’s new vice president of referee operations and replay center principal. He’s replacing another former referee in Jason Phillips, who left the...

Trout's HR streak ends at 7 games; Guardians win 5th in row

Sep. 13, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Angels star Mike Trout's streak of consecutive games hitting a home run ended at seven, one shy of the major league record, and the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians beat Los Angeles 3-1 on Tuesday night. Trout went 0 for 3 with three routine flyballs and a...

Trout HR 7th game in a row; Guardians beat Angels, pad lead

Sep. 12, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Angels star Mike Trout homered in his seventh consecutive game, one shy of the major league record, but the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians beat Los Angeles 5-4 on Monday night. Trout’s 35th homer of the season came in the fifth inning. The three-time AL...

MLB adopts pitch clock, shift limits, bigger bases for 2023

Sep. 09, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is introducing some of its most radical rules next season, adopting a pitch clock and limiting defensive shifts after concluding modern analytics created a slower, less entertaining sport. The decisions were made Friday by the sport’s 11-man...

MLB set to announce pitch clocks, shift limits for 2023

Sep. 08, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is set to announce a pitch clock and limits on defensive shifts next season in an effort to shorten games and increase offense. The sport’s 11-man competition committee is set to adopt the rules changes Friday, mandating a clock that will...

Lithuania protest denied, Germany wins in 2OT at EuroBasket

Sep. 04, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Lithuania unsuccessfully protested its double-overtime loss to Germany at the EuroBasket tournament Sunday, arguing that referees did not award it a free throw following a technical foul in regulation. FIBA denied the protest. That means...

MLB: Umpire Hernández blew calls, losing World Series job

Aug. 31, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ángel Hernández was on track to umpire in the 2018 World Series before getting overturned three times at first base on video reviews during Game 3 of that year’s AL Division Series between the New York Yankees and Boston, MLB wrote in response to his latest legal filing. ...

Rastatter new NCAA coordinator of men's basketball officials

Aug. 31, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime official Chris Rastatter has been chosen to take over as the NCAA's national coordinator of men's basketball officiating, and among his immediate plans is a comprehensive training program to help improve call accuracy during the regular season and postseason...

McClanahan scratched with injury, but Rays beat Marlins 7-2

Aug. 30, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — José Siri homered, doubled and drove in two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Tuesday night after All-Star pitcher Shane McClanahan was scratched due to injury. The Rays, who lead the AL wild-card race, replaced McClanahan just before his...