Latest Sports officiating News

Diamondbacks bounce back with 5-4 win over Marlins

Sep. 19, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A bullpen blowup put the Arizona Diamondbacks in a tough spot Tuesday night. A next-day bounce back keeps their slim NL wild-card hopes alive. Mike Leake worked effectively through traffic into the seventh inning, Domingo Leyba had two RBIs and the Diamondbacks rebounded from an ugly loss to...

Ref who told wrestler to cut dreadlocks barred for 2 seasons

Sep. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A referee who told a New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match last year was suspended by the state for two seasons Wednesday, and officials also announced mandatory bias training for all referees and coaches involved in high school athletics. Referee...

Payton, Fangio get their digs in on officials

Sep. 17, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Sean Payton found a way to get his dig in on the officials, and so did Vic Fangio . Walt Anderson's crew denied New Orleans an 87-yard fumble return for a touchdown early in the Saints' 27-9 loss to the Rams on Sunday. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson knocked the ball from Jared Goff's hand and...

Fangio takes shot at officials after bizarre ending

Sep. 16, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio is just the second of the Denver Broncos' 17 head coaches to start his career 0-2, but he believes that should come with an asterisk. Fangio disputed two calls on Chicago's final drive Sunday and helped the Bears escape with a 16-14 win on Eddy Pineiro's field goal as...

Pac-12 acknowledges officiating error in Arizona State's win

Sep. 16, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference acknowledged an officiating error on the last play of Arizona State's 10-7 victory at Michigan State on Saturday. The conference said Sunday night that the Sun Devils should have been called for leaping on Michigan State's missed field goal attempt as time...

Brees injured, Rams beat Saints 27-9 in title game rematch

Sep. 15, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Drew Brees went to the sideline holding his injured throwing hand, this NFC championship game rematch — and maybe this season's Super Bowl race — dramatically changed in an instant. Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams didn't waste the opportunity created by Brees'...

MLB: "Regret" over replay miscommunication in White Sox loss

Sep. 15, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball has expressed "regret" over a miscommunication that resulted in a 2-1 loss for the Chicago White Sox against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Seattle's Omar Narvaez hit a ball off the top of the wall in the bottom of the 10th inning that was ruled a home run by...

How the Panhandle United Roller Derby league empowers women

Sep. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Aubree Davis ventured to the place everyone knows they need to go but no one ever actually wants to: outside her comfort zone. Her first roller derby scrimmage ripped her out of that zone. It threw her on the ground, too. "I was blocking, and I got laid out by a veteran,"...

ACC: Replay should have added second to end of UNC-Wake game

Sep. 14, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference said Saturday the replay official erred on the final play of the North Carolina-Wake Forest game by failing to initiate a review that would have put one second back on the clock. League supervisor of football officials Dennis Hennigan said in a statement...

Officiating woes are not monopolized by NFL

Sep. 14, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

While Saints fans must be feeling picked on as NFL game officials made another error that damaged them in the opener, it must be noted that pro football hardly has a monopoly on officiating problems. Yes, things have gotten murky in that area in the NFL, so much so that pass interference now can be challenged by...