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Nasa Hataoka disqualified after first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic

Jun. 08, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Nasa Hataoka was disqualified from the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Saturday after tournament officials reviewed videotape of her final hole in the first round and found she took too long searching for a lost ball. Hataoka, who shot a 6-under 65 on the Bay Course...

Coco Gauff loses an argument with a French Open chair umpire and wants to see replays in tennis

Jun. 06, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Coco Gauff was not thrilled about the chair umpire's ruling that went against her during a French Open semifinal loss to Iga Swiatek on Thursday — and made that quite clear to the official. Gauff also thinks it's about time that tennis moved into the 21st century and...

WNBA rescinds second technical foul that was assessed to Angel Reese

Jun. 05, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

The WNBA announced that it's rescinded the second technical foul on Chicago rookie Angel Reese that occurred with 2:31 left in the 88-75 loss to the New York Liberty on Tuesday night. Reese was thrown out of the game after receiving two technical fouls following a brief interaction...

Foster, Brothers, Davis and Capers headline 12 officials for NBA Finals between Celtics, Mavericks

Jun. 04, 2024 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Foster, Tony Brothers, Marc Davis and James Capers were among the 12 game officials chosen to work the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks. The NBA announced the selection on Tuesday, two days before Game 1 in Boston. ...

On a wing and a prayer, a pigeon is rescued by a French Open chair umpire during a match

Jun. 01, 2024 15:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — This one's for the birds: A pigeon landed on the court during a French Open match Saturday, leading the chair umpire to use a towel to rescue the fallen fowl. The pigeon dropped to the red clay at Court Suzanne Lenglen — and remained on the ground — during a...

Charlotte Motor Speedway changing its roval course for playoffs to create more passing opportunities

May. 26, 2024 15:49 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Motor Speedway plans to reconfigure its 17-turn, 2.28-mile “roval” course in time for the Oct. 13 playoff race. The move is designed to provide additional passing opportunities for drivers and force a competitive re-think of what it’ll take for...

Juventus fires coach Massimiliano Allegri for his outburst toward the refs in the Italian Cup final

May. 17, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus fired coach Massimiliano Allegri on Friday for his ugly outburst toward the referees in the Italian Cup final. The move comes with only two games remaining in Serie A. Allegri lost his cool in stoppage time when he grew angry at a...

Juventus has fired coach Massimiliano Allegri for his outburst at referees in the Italian Cup final

May. 17, 2024 11:48 AM EDT
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus has fired coach Massimiliano Allegri for his outburst at referees in the Italian Cup final.

Premier League clubs to discuss a proposal to scrap the use of video review

May. 15, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

The Premier League's 20 clubs will discuss a proposal to scrap the use of video review — or VAR — for refereeing decisions. Wolverhampton has submitted a resolution to trigger a vote at the league’s annual general meeting on June 6. If at least 14 of the 20 clubs vote in favor,...

Umpire Jim Wolf pulled for precautionary reasons after taking foul ball off facemask

May. 15, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Umpire Jim Wolf was pulled for precautionary reasons during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners after taking a foul ball off his facemask. Wolf was checked by the rest of his umpire crew and a member of the...