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Nestor Pitana to referee the Opening Match of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

Argentina’s Nestor Pitana has been assigned as the referee for the Opening Match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ between Russia and Saudi Arabia on Thursday 12 June at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. He will be assisted by compatriots Juan Pablo Bellati and Hernan Maidana, with Sandro Ricci from Brazil designated as the fourth official. The Video Assistant Referee ...

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Durant fined $15,000 for criticism of referee

NEW YORK (AP) Kevin Durant was fined $ 15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for his comments about referee James Williams. Durant criticized Williams after he was ejected from Golden State’s 123-112 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. Durant apologized Wednesday, saying after watching replays that he acted like a ”diva” and a ”jerk” and vowed to ...

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NBRA accepts Kevin Durant's apology for comments about referee

As far as the National Basketball Referees Association is concerned, All-Star Kevin Durant is forgiven for his words. Durant accused referee James Williams of targeting him for an ejection during Tuesday’s game against the New York Knicks. Durant was ejected from the game with 2 minutes, 50 seconds by Williams.  A day later, the Golden State Warriors’ star took a moment to reflect on his… ...

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'I was being a diva': Warriors' Durant apologizes for treatment of referee

Kevin Durant is apologizing to referee James Williams for behaving like a “jerk,” using an expletive to describe how he acted during a victory against the Knicks on Tuesday night when the NBA Finals MVP was ejected late for a second technical. While Durant had yet to hear from the NBA on Wednesday, he said he is prepared for whatever ...

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Kevin Durant apologizes for conduct toward NBA referee

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant is apologizing to referee James Williams for behaving like a “jerk,” using an expletive to describe how he acted during a victory against the Knicks on Tuesday night when the NBA Finals MVP was ejected late for a second technical. While Durant had yet to hear from the NBA on Wednesday, he said he is ...

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