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Yankees manager Aaron Boone suspended a game for umpire rant

Jul. 19, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended for one game for his rant that followed his ejection in a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay. MLB executive Joe Torre also said Friday that Boone has been fined. Boone was ejected in the second inning Thursday for arguing from the dugout...

'Savages' sweep: Boone's rant sparks Yanks over Rays in DH

Jul. 19, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Savages of The Stadium. That's what the New York Yankees are in the mind of manager of Aaron Boone. Boone got fired up at rookie umpire Brennan Miller in a profane second-inning rant, and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in the opener of a...

Boone ejected, directs profane rant at rookie umpire

Jul. 18, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant Thursday after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay. Miller, umpiring behind the plate for the fifth time in a major league game, called Aaron Judge...

Chapman homers, drives in 5 as A's beat Mariners 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman has no idea why his swing feels so good right now, but he's certainly getting the results to show for it. "I'm just going to call it dumb luck," he said. Chapman homered and drove in five runs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night...

The Latest: Ed Orgeron, LSU facing championship expectations

Jul. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 5:45 p.m. LSU won 10 games last season and even more is expected this fall. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he knows what needs to happen if the Tigers want to make that jump. The 58-year-old said LSU must "get better at the lines of...

Sankey talks link between sports gambling, mental health

Jul. 15, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey considers the mental health of athletes an important issue to be considered when it comes to legalized betting on college sports. Sankey opened the league's media days Monday with plenty to say about sports gambling and continuing efforts...

Interference or not, NFL refs preparing for replay reviews

Jul. 12, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Veteran NFL referee Tony Corrente was quick to make the distinction about what changes now that pass interference can be challenged by coaches and reviewed by officials. "First of all, the rule has not changed whatsoever. Pass interference is still the same rule that we have had in the...

NBA ref Jason Phillips to oversee league's replay center

Jul. 12, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime NBA referee Jason Phillips was announced Friday as the new operations principal for the league's replay center. Phillips was an on-court referee for 19 seasons and worked more than 1,100 games, including 94 playoff games and two in this past season's NBA Finals. His final game was...

Ex-police captain who pushed ref loses policing license

Jul. 11, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police captain who was caught on video shoving a teenage referee during a youth basketball game in a nearby town has lost has law enforcement officer license. Newly released documents show that Kevin Mears' certification was revoked last month by the Kansas Commission...

Atlantic League to experience with 'stealing' first base

Jul. 11, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — The independent Atlantic League will experiment with allowing batters to "steal" first base. After debuting a "robot" plate umpire in its All-Star Game, the league on Wednesday announced four more changes for the second half of its season. Most notably, a batter may run to first and...