Sports officiating

Basaksehir players kneel in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign before the start of the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. The match is resuming on Wednesday with a new refereeing team after players from Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir left the field on Tuesday evening and didn't return when the fourth official — Sebastian Coltescu of Romania — was accused of using a racial term to identify Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo before sending him off for his conduct on the sidelines. (Xavier Laine/Pool via AP)
December 09, 2020 - 5:13 pm
Players have taken a knee, unfurled slogans and demanded tougher action only to find European soccer remains infested with racism. But on Tuesday, at the end of a year of striking gestures against racial injustice and discrimination worldwide, elite players of the Champions League took the...
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Edinburg's Emmanuel Duron is escorted out of the stadium by police after charging a referee during a high school football zone play-in game against Pharr-San Juan-Alamo on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)
December 04, 2020 - 4:38 pm
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A Texas high school football player who ran onto the field and blindsided a referee who had ejected him from a game was charged with assault Friday and his team has been taken out of the playoffs. Senior defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron of Edinburg High School appeared in...
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Football referee Fred Gracia falls to the turf after being charged by Edinburg's Emmanuel Duron in Edinburg's high school zone play-in game against Pharr-San Juan-Alamo on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. Duron was escorted from the stadium by police officers. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)
December 04, 2020 - 12:15 am
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A Texas high school football player charged onto the field and bowled over a referee Thursday night, angered after being ejected from the game. Senior defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron of Edinburg High School came running from the sideline area after the referee announced the...
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NFL officials, from left, umpire Barry Anderson, side judge Anthony Jeffries, down judge Julian Mapp, referee Jerome Boger, back judge Greg Steed, field judge Dale Shaw (104), line judge Carl Johnson (101) pose for a photo before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The game is the first in NFL history to feature an all African-American officiating crew. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
November 23, 2020 - 7:50 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An all-Black officiating crew worked an NFL game for the first time in league history when the Los Angeles Rams faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which also included umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl...
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November 17, 2020 - 4:09 pm
The NFL will have an all-Black officiating crew for the first time in league history when the Rams play the Buccaneers on Monday night. “This historic Week 11 crew is a testament to the countless and immeasurable contributions of Black officials to the game, their exemplary performance, and to the...
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Tottenham's Gareth Bale, right, celebrates with teammate Eric Dier following the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (John Walton/Pool via AP)
November 01, 2020 - 7:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gareth Bale soared into the air, connected with the ball and powered it into the net. It's taken more than seven years but Bale was Tottenham's match-winner again. And it had only required three minutes on the field for the substitute to clinch a 2-1 victory over Brighton on Sunday. “...
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Tulsa running back TK Wilkerson (21) leaps into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown with under a minute left during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
October 31, 2020 - 2:44 pm
The American Athletic Conference said Saturday that replay officials in the East Carolina-Tulsa game erred when overturning a fumble call that would have ended what turned out to the the Golden Hurricane’s game-winning drive. Tulsa scored the go-ahead touchdown with 29 seconds left Friday in what...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, the entrance to the Tennessee Titans' practice facility is shown in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the situation says the Tennessee Titans have their second straight day without positive coronavirus tests, giving them the potential to reopen their facility Wednesday after the NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak. The Titans had no positive tests Monday and continued that trend Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
October 09, 2020 - 5:20 pm
New York Jets players and coaches have been sent home from their training facility after a presumptive positive coronavirus test, a person with direct knowledge of the test tells The Associated Press. The player was retested and the results should be known later Friday, the person said on condition...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Kansas City. The Chiefs won 26-10. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 09, 2020 - 12:12 am
With so much else going on in the pro football world, it's probably no surprise that officiating has not been on the front burner. For sure, there have been some debatable calls, including the mess-up on Monday night in Kansas City that sent Patriots coach Bill Belichick into such a rage he...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops points at an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Lexington, Ky. Sloppy play has been common over the first few weeks of the season, and much of it has been attributed to there having been little or no spring practice and disrupted summer workouts and preseason practices. As a result, game officials' preparation also was impacted. They typically hone their craft at game speed by working live scrimmages in the spring and preseason. There weren't nearly as many opportunities this year. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, file)
October 08, 2020 - 3:06 pm
The TCU-Texas game needed three tries at the opening kickoff to get it right and the officials' misadventures continued right up to the final play. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was so incensed about the officiating in an overtime loss to Mississippi that he chased the crew as it left the field. What...
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