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In Qatar, one of the World Cup’s first female refs will live an ‘impossible...

“I just got jaw-dropped, stared at it, couldn’t even believe that this was happening,” Nesbitt recalled.

How Battlefields to Ballfields is training veterans to become football officials

"You saved his life," she repeated. Her name was about to become Lisa Pilgreen, engaged to be married to Jamaison Pilgreen.

Sabres, Bruins present referee Pollock with jerseys for 1,500th game

NHL referee Kevin Pollock officiated his 1,500th career game on Saturday when the Boston Bruins visited the Buffalo Sabres.

WATCH: 36 World Cup referees at 2022 tournament

Hear from Senegal's Maguette Ndiaye ahead of the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup.

WATCH: Tripp Gibson reflects after umpiring first World Series

“When I hugged my wife an hour later, I was kind of overcome with emotion. I just worked my first plate job in...

Security Issues @ Texas High School Football Game

WATCH: Lack of security presence led to extreme danger for officials at a Texas High School Football game.

Harvard Magazine: NFL Referee Ron Torbert Makes the Tough Calls

Torbert, who practiced law as a business litigator for three decades, explains that “there are definite parallels” between his two lines of work.

NFL: Week 10 referee assignments

Referee Adrian Hill will be in Charlotte Thursday. John Hussey will head the crew in Munich. Jerome Boger, Clay Martin, Ron Torbert are...

Statement from the Canadian Football League

They have dedicated years, sometimes a lifetime, to this incredibly difficult job, running a lightning fast game with complex rules.

Scholarship endowment to honor NBA referee Tony Brown surpasses $100K goal

The goal was to raise $100,000 for a basketball scholarship endowment at Brown's alma mater, Clark Atlanta University.

NFHS Video Voice: Bench Bad Behavior

NFHS CEO Karissa Niehoff unveils the nationwide campaign designed to end the out-of-control behavior high school sporting events.

NBA, NBPA seeking more respectful tone at all levels of game

The NBA and the NBPA said they will work with youth basketball organizations to have "Respect for the Game" included in their leagues.

Fifteen years later, ‘Giving him the business’ lives on

I flipped the mic and made the announcement, I just said, "Personal foul, No. 69, offense. He was giving him the business."

Referee Magazine – December 2022 Preview

Features Give Me Five. Ancient wisdom from a Roman emperor and philosopher provides smart guidance to modern-day officials. Take a Number. You’d be...

Celtics’ Grant Williams suspended one game for bumping referee

The NBA has suspended Williams for one game for “recklessly making contact with and directing inappropriate language toward a game official.”

Bowling tournament honors late MLB umpire from Iowa

The Eric Cooper Memorial Bowling Tournament at Gameday Lanes raised money to pay for a $10,000 college scholarship through Umps Care.

History Made: Referee team for high school football game

History was made when the referee team took the field at the matchup between Maywood CES and Marquez HS in California.

Remembering #6 Tony Brown

WATCH: In loving memory of Tony Brown (1967-2022).

Al Riveron returns to the NFL as an officiating liaison to the TV networks

Riveron will monitor the broadcast during league primetime games, and will be able to contact the production truck and game analysts.

Umpires for the 118th Fall Classic announced

Major League Baseball has announced the umpires who have been assigned to the 2022 World Series between the Astros and Phillies.

CIF-SS Commissioner: What Has Changed, What Has Not

With that said, what has changed? I remember walking into the banquet room that night and being surprised with what I saw.

NFL: Week 8 referee assignments

Referee Carl Cheffers and his crew will officiate this Thursday’s game in Tampa as the Ravens visit the Buccaneers.


By Dan Ronan A late May MLB game between the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals pointed out the challenges ESPN, Fox...

Two women become first to complete Masters degree for referees and umpires

Two “trailblazing” women are celebrating becoming the initial graduates from what is said to be the world’s first Masters degree for officiating.

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