Latest Sports officiating News

The Latest: Barrett picked as umpire crew chief for Series

Oct. 22, 2018 7:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Ted Barrett has been picked as the umpire crew chief for the World Series. This will be the fourth Series assignment for Barret. Tim Timmons will call balls and strikes for Game 1 Tuesday night between the Red Sox and Dodgers. The...

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

Oct. 22, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in...

Walker scores 39, Hornets survive Heat rally 113-112

Oct. 20, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Kemba Walker got a call, and the Charlotte Hornets got a win. Walker continued his red-hot start by scoring 39 points, including the game-winning free throw with a half-second left, and the Hornets wasted a 26-point second-half lead but still spoiled Dwyane Wade's final home opener by topping...

Larry Scott defending Pac-12's officiating procedures

Oct. 20, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott again defended the conference's handling of its officiating procedures on Saturday after a report cited text messages from Washington State coach Mike Leach questioning the conference's decisions during the Cougars loss to Southern California last month....

APNewsBreak: Kickoff fair catches not catching on

Oct. 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

The new college football rule rewarding teams for making fair catches on kickoffs has not caught on like officiating supervisors expected and more changes could be made in 2019 to further reduce kick returns or make them safer. If a fair catch is made on a kickoff anywhere between the goal line and 25 this...

Browns' Garrett rips officials after rash of bad calls

Oct. 19, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns defensive end Myles Garrett roughed up NFL officials. The No. 1 overall pick unloaded on officials on Friday, criticizing them for several calls that have gone against Cleveland in recent weeks and swung momentum in their games. "Do your job just like we need to do our job,"...

NBA revamps website dedicated to providing officiating info

Oct. 18, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is getting even more transparent about the calls its officials make. The league has revamped its nba.com/official website, adding video archives of plays that merited reviews as well as detailed breakdowns of the responsibilities of officiating crews working each game. A daily...

Fan interferes on possible Altuve HR in Astros 8-6 ALCS loss

Oct. 18, 2018 3:17 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve was sure he'd hit a tying home run for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. He thought it was a double, at least, when he watched the ball ricochet back onto the field. Then, he saw the signal: He was out, and couldn't believe it. Altuve's potential homer...

NFL officiating not a hot topic in formal owners meetings

Oct. 17, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL officiating was not a hot topic in the formal owners meetings that ended Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell noted. "There was talk on several occasions in the context of what the competition committee is looking to propose and implement and how to adjust to those rules," Goodell...

Emmanuel Sanders' taunt comes back to haunt Broncos

Oct. 16, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — First, Emmanuel Sanders wagged his right index finger in the face of Rams cornerback Troy Hill . Now, he's pointing it right at himself after Denver's fourth consecutive loss. After his taunt came back to haunt the Broncos, Sanders accepted the blame for Denver's latest loss in a monthlong...