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The Intricacies of Fourth Outs

Other than umpires, there are not many people who understand there can be four outs in an inning. The purpose of getting a...

High school sports help longtime Michigan official stay young at heart

Regardless of which sport he’s officiating the native of Texas, has stayed at it for 45 years because of the love of the...

NCAA: Panel approves flopping rule in women’s basketball

Women's basketball players judged to have flopped will be issued a warning on the first offense, then a technical foul.

NFHS to Host Second “Better Together: Women and Sport Leadership Virtual Summit” in August

The three-day virtual event features keynote addresses, panel discussions and partner presentations from female leaders.

Concacaf referees continue preparation for 2023 Gold Cup

Concacaf’s delegation of referees for the 2023 Gold Cup are busily preparing for this summer’s tournament.

Change to legal guarding position approved for men’s basketball

Defenders will need to be in legal position by the time the offensive player plants a foot to go airborne on an attempt.

OSSAA board approves pay raise for officials in 2023-24 season

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a pay raise starting in the 2023-24 school year.

NBA considering second coaches’ challenge if first successful

The NBA is considering giving head coaches a second challenge of an official's call if the first challenge of the game is successful.

Military veterans learn to become baseball umpires

With the ongoing umpire shortage, the nonprofit "Protect the Game" partners with local organizations to train military veterans.

Helena hosts referee clinic to help combat shortages

“I love it, you give back to the kids, you give back to the sport, stay involved," Rob Tesch, the camp's director said.

USA Hockey Restructures Officiating Education Efforts

In an effort to further enhance its officiating education program, USA Hockey announced it is restructuring its efforts into three areas.

You won’t believe the things referees look at before a big tournament

Our club golf editor is part of the officiating team at the English Senior Men's Amateur Championship at Alwoodley.

Collins named national coordinator for soccer officials

John Collins has been named the NCAA men's and women's soccer national coordinator of officials.

WATCH: Guard of honour for iconic referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz

Antonio Mateu Lahoz announced his departure from LaLiga following a huge season.

IHSA officials take in some ‘summer school’

The goal: to help Illinois High School Association officials with their mechanics and all aspects of working basketball games.

Smile, you’re on camera

The idea of putting body cameras on youth soccer referees to deter abuse seems preposterous? It’s not.

Mano Steps Down; Topp Named President

Barry Mano, NASO founder and president, announced he is stepping down July 1. Bill Topp has been elected as the next president.

NBA officials for 2023 NBA Finals

The NBA announced the list of the 12 game officials assigned to the 2023 NBA Finals.

NHL Referees and Linesmen for 2023 Stanley Cup Final

The NHL has selected the referees and linesmen working the 2023 Stanley Cup Final between the Panthers and Golden Knights.

Cuba’s first female umpire team breaks into male-dominated baseball

Cuba's first all-female umpire team is winning plaudits as they officiate top-tier baseball in a sport that is a national obsession.

Jose Mourinho confronts referee in car park after Europa League final defeat

Jose Mourinho confronted English referee Anthony Taylor on Wednesday night, calling him a “f***ing disgrace”.

A ‘class act’ official retires

Dan Clark is retiring after 45 years spent officiating local baseball, soccer and softball games.

Boardman program helps train officials

Pugh is one of the first winners of the award from RefReps and a nonprofit group called “Save Our Sport.”

Man arrested after referee Anthony Taylor attacked by fans at airport

Footage of the shocking scenes went viral on social media and show a chair being thrown in the direction of Taylor and his...

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