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Tennis Umpire Says He Was Fired for Discrimination Complaint

U.S. News

Among the incidents Nimmons says he reported to the nation's governing body for professional tennis was an encounter with a white umpire at the 2013 U.S. Open in New York City who allegedly taunted him by by saying, "Hey Tony, if you were a hungry monkey and I told you there was a watermelon in the tree -- go get it! At a lower-level tournament in in Dallas in 2012, he claims another white umpire yelled, "Tony, you should go back to the ghetto!"


'Let third umpire call no-balls' - Buttler critical after on-field umpire mistakes

BBC News

England's Jos Buttler says no-ball calls should be taken away from on-field umpires after mistakes on day three of the third Test in Sri Lanka. On two occasions it seemed as if Ben Stokes had been dismissed, only for replays to reveal that the on-field umpire had failed to spot no-balls. "I'd like to see the third umpire call them," vice-captain Buttler told BBC Sport. "He could watch TV and then communicate to the on-field umpire." The Lancashire batsman added: "Maybe he could tell him in his ear, or I've played in a few games where the on-field umpire had a watch that buzzed."


US Open Umpire Who Spoke to Kyrgios Gets 2-Tournament Ban

U.S. News

A statement issued by the men's tour on Tuesday says that Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events, the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Oct. 1, and the Shanghai Masters the following week.


Former No. 1 tennis player Karolina Pliskova unleases rage on umpire's chair after match

Los Angeles Times

However in the last set, tied at 5-5, Pliskova got into a lengthy argument with the chair umpire after she had an overhead smash called out. Pliskova tried to show the chair umpire where the ball had landed inbounds on the clay court, but the umpire acknowledged that she "lost" the ball mark and therefore said the point should be awarded to Sakkari. On the next point, Sakkari converted a break, then served it out.


Dominican Republic baseball player assaults umpire with bat, gets arrested: report

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A Dominican Republic baseball player violently attacked an umpire with his bat and helmet after he appeared to be ejected from the game, and a video of the incident surfaced on social media on Monday. MLB reporter Héctor Gómez reported that Elvis Lebron went after the umpire during a tournament game on Sunday. Lebron apparently disagreed with the umpire over balls and strikes, and that's what led to the malicious attack on the man behind home plate.