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Replay reviews unavailable in Blue Jays-Tigers game after power failure disrupts both broadcasts

2024-05-24 09:17 Last Updated At:09:43

DETROIT (AP) — Replay reviews were unavailable to the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers throughout the first few innings of their game Thursday night at Comerica Park because of a technical issue that affected both team broadcasts.

Major League Baseball said the Detroit broadcast compound lost power just before first pitch, rendering both clubs without a broadcast feed. The commissioner's office informed the Blue Jays and Tigers that neither team would be able to challenge any umpires' calls via instant replay until the issue was rectified.

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Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa is greeted in the dugout after his solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Replay reviews were unavailable to the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers throughout the first few innings of their game Thursday night at Comerica Park because of a technical issue that affected both team broadcasts.

Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa looks towards the dugout after his triple to center during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa looks towards the dugout after his triple to center during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa watches his triple to center during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa watches his triple to center during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jack Flaherty throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jack Flaherty throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jack Flaherty walks behind the mound as Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa rounds the bases after his solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jack Flaherty walks behind the mound as Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa rounds the bases after his solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier flips his bat after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier flips his bat after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

“Should broadcast capabilities return, each club will be afforded its normal Manager’s Challenge, but will have unlimited Crew Chief Reviews for the remainder of the game,” MLB told the teams.

The problem was fixed during the sixth inning, a Tigers spokesperson said, and MLB confirmed the replay system was back up and running beginning in the top of the seventh.

The score was tied 1-all after six innings.

MLB said the issue was not unprecedented at other ballparks, but the same problem occurred last year in Detroit and that game was played without replay review for seven innings.

AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB

Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa is greeted in the dugout after his solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa is greeted in the dugout after his solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa looks towards the dugout after his triple to center during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa looks towards the dugout after his triple to center during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa watches his triple to center during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa watches his triple to center during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jack Flaherty throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jack Flaherty throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jack Flaherty walks behind the mound as Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa rounds the bases after his solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jack Flaherty walks behind the mound as Toronto Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa rounds the bases after his solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier flips his bat after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier flips his bat after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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England coach Southgate targeted after 0-0 draw with Slovenia at Euro 2024

2024-06-26 06:46 Last Updated At:06:51

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Top of the group, unbeaten and on the favorable side of the draw for the knockout phase of Euro 2024. It’s a case of job done for England.

Try telling that to the fans who jeered loudly and threw beer cups as the final whistle blew on a 0-0 draw with Slovenia at Cologne Stadium on Tuesday.

Criticism of England's performances in Germany has been fierce.

“I’ve not seen any team qualify and receive similar,” manager Gareth Southgate said.

He believes he and his England team could be paying the price for its success under his leadership. And safe passage through to the round of 16 maintains his personal record of advancing from the group stage of every major tournament he's taken charge of, dating back to the World Cup in 2018.

“I think probably expectation (is different). We’ve made England over the last six or seven years fun again. I think it has been enjoyable for the players,” Southgate said. “We’ve got to be very, very careful that it stays that way.”

England hasn't been fun to watch at these Euros with a 1-0 win against Serbia its only victory in Group C. That was followed by a 1-1 draw with Denmark and the 0-0 with Slovenia.

Its performance against Denmark was so uninspired that former captain and now BBC presenter Gary Lineker used an expletive to describe it. And Southgate's team will likely need a sharp upturn in form if it is to live up to its pre-tournament billing as one of the favorites to be crowned European champion.

Still, it can look forward to the knock out phase with a certain degree of optimism having ended up on the opposite side of the draw to Spain, France, Germany and Portugal after advancing as group winner.

“That was the aim before the start of the tournament. Come top of the group and control our destiny,” captain Harry Kane said. “I thought we played a lot better than the other two games. We just couldn’t find that final finish.”

The result also saw Slovenia reach the round of 16 for the first time and Croatia was eliminated.

“We are such a small country, with such a big heart and mental strength. That’s why I'm very proud of my team,” coach Matjaz Kek said. “This is only the beginning for a new and beautiful era for Slovenian football.”

While it was a proud night for Slovenians, it was another performance that highlighted England's problems.

In a game of few chances, substitute Cole Palmer could have sealed the win in stoppage time, but his shot was saved by Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

Again England looked short of ideas and could have gone behind early on when Benjamin Sesko had a free header from inside the box.

Bukayo Saka had a first-half goal ruled out for offside and other than Palmer's late chance, England rarely looked like finding a winner.

“You can’t go into every game with such pressure and score four goals. Football doesn’t work like that," Southgate said. "It is important to win the group to control your own destiny.”

A masked Kylian Mbappé scored his first goal of the Euros, but France drew 1-1 with Poland to finish runner-up in Group D behind Austria, which beat the Netherlands 3-2.

Mbappé wore a protective mask after breaking his nose in France’s opening game against Austria and scored from the penalty spot. But Robert Lewandowski’s twice-taken spot kick gave already eliminated Poland its first point of the tournament.

James Robson is at https://twitter.com/jamesalanrobson

AP Euro 2024: https://apnews.com/hub/euro-2024

England's Bukayo Saka reacts after his goal was disallowed during a Group C match between England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

England's Bukayo Saka reacts after his goal was disallowed during a Group C match between England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

England's Harry Kane challenges for the ball with Slovenia's Jaka Bijol during a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

England's Harry Kane challenges for the ball with Slovenia's Jaka Bijol during a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

England team members congratulate each other after a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

England team members congratulate each other after a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

England's coach Gareth Southgate reacts at the end of a Group C match against Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

England's coach Gareth Southgate reacts at the end of a Group C match against Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Slovenia's players celebrate at the end of a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Slovenia's players celebrate at the end of a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Slovenia's players celebrate at the end of a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Slovenia's players celebrate at the end of a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

England's Jude Bellingham reacts at the end of a Group C match against Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

England's Jude Bellingham reacts at the end of a Group C match against Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Slovenia's Andraz Sporar, right, is fouled by England's Marc Guehi during a Group C match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Slovenia's Andraz Sporar, right, is fouled by England's Marc Guehi during a Group C match at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

England's Jude Bellingham looks on during a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

England's Jude Bellingham looks on during a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

England's Harry Kane, left, runs with the ball ahead Slovenia's Benjamin Sesko during a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

England's Harry Kane, left, runs with the ball ahead Slovenia's Benjamin Sesko during a Group C match between the England and Slovenia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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