Latest Sports officiating News

Chris Paul ejected in return to Phoenix, adds to long-running feud with referee Scott Foster

Nov. 23, 2023 02:27 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul's return to Phoenix ended in the second quarter on Wednesday night after the 12-time All-Star was ejected by his old nemesis: referee Scott Foster. The Golden State Warriors guard and Foster have a long, acrimonious history, with the point guard...

Las Vegas Grand Prix offer of a $200 discount doesn't go far

Nov. 18, 2023 05:41 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Grand Prix officials took steps to mend relations with Formula One fans who were angered or disappointed about not getting what they paid for Thursday night by offering those with single-event tickets a $200 discount at the official gift shop. Two...

Awkward lie: Rory McIlroy's ball lodges in the lap of a spectator at World Tour Championship

Nov. 16, 2023 07:32 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It was the most awkward lie of the day for Rory McIlroy. The four-time major winner’s tee shot on the par-3 13th hole at the World Tour Championship on Thursday somehow landed in the lap of a female spectator as she lay on grass to the right of...

Vegas' Paul Cotter ejected for an illegal check to the head of Washington's Evgeny Kuznetsov

Nov. 14, 2023 22:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights forward Paul Cotter was ejected for an illegal check to the head of Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov during the teams’ game Tuesday night and could face a suspension. Cotter hit Kuznetsov in the head with his left shoulder early...

The officiating in the title game between LSU and Iowa was below expectations, NCAA review finds

Nov. 08, 2023 17:41 PM EST

The national championship game in women's basketball last spring was unforgettable for a lot of good reasons. LSU beating Iowa for its first title. A record television audience of nearly 10 million viewers. The spicy intensity between star players Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark. The...

Premier League's slow slide into video review chaos is far removed from FIFA vision for VAR in 2016

Nov. 07, 2023 11:22 AM EST

Video reviews in soccer were meant to take no more than six seconds. Now they can last close to six minutes. It was expected to happen once every four or five games. Now it can be four or five times in just one game. Reviewing refereeing decisions has come a long –...

NASCAR suffers embarrassing track design mistake during Truck Series championship

Nov. 04, 2023 13:33 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Just hours after defending NASCAR's officiating this season, the series was embarrassed by an error on the Phoenix Raceway surface that painted the restart zone in the wrong place for the Truck Series championship. The restart zone was at least 50 feet in...

Steelers' Johnson rips refs for no-call on hit that injured QB Pickett: 'They should get fined'

Oct. 29, 2023 19:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers wide reciever Diontae Johnson called for the referees to be fined following Pittsburgh's 20-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, a defeat in which quarterback Kenny Pickett left with a rib injury following a big hit. “They were calling some...

At least 10 dead in Maine shooting and number expected to rise, two law enforcement officials tell The Associated Press

Oct. 25, 2023 21:44 PM EDT
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — At least 10 dead in Maine shooting and number expected to rise, two law enforcement officials tell The Associated Press.

Makhachev retains lightweight belt with first-round KO of Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294

Oct. 21, 2023 16:52 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lightweight champion Islam Makhachev watched featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski enter the octagon inside Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi to the 1981 hit “Land Down Under” by Australian band Men At Work. Moments later, it...