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ABS challenge system set to fully be used in Triple-A

Beginning June 25, ABS challenge system will be exclusively instead of full ABS.

Field now carries MLB umpire’s name

The baseball diamond where Larry Young planted the roots was officially named in his honor June 14.

NFHS: Monica Maxwell Named Director of Sports

Maxwell will serve as staff liaison, rules interpreter and editor of publications in basketball, field hockey and gymnastics.

Minor League Infielder Tried To Fight Umpire After Overturned Walk-Off

If you're going to walk the opposing team off the field, be sure to touch every base first.

NCAA: Expanded video replay review approved for men’s basketball

Officials will have the ability to judge whether a player stepped out of bounds in the act of releasing a shot as time expires.

NHL Referees, Linespersons for 2024 Stanley Cup Final

Two teams. Eight officials; four referees, four linesmen. Here are the officials who’ve made the final NHL cut.

Officials selected for 2024 NBA Finals

“Congratulations to this group for earning the right to work on the game’s biggest stage, the NBA Finals.”

Peach Belt Names Supervisor of Women’s Basketball Officials

Commissioner David Brunk announced that Tasha Smith has been named the new supervisor.

New Hampshire passes bill to crack down on fans, players who abuse sports officials

The New Hampshire Legislature passed a bill of new punishments for people who harass or assault sports officials.

MLB says robot home plate umpires unlikely for 2025

"We still have some technical issues," commissioner Manfred said Thursday at a news conference following an owners meeting.

ITV snaps up referee rules analyst Christina Unkel for Euro 2024

Unkel will work as the rules analyst for the British TV channel during its coverage of the UEFA European Championship.

Obituary: Kathy J. Strahm

1987 Pan American Games, 1990 Women’s World Championship, 1992 NCAA Women’s College World Series, 1996 Olympics.

NFL Adds Butterworth & George to Officiating Leadership

Mark Butterworth is VP of Replay Training and Development and Ramon George is VP of Officiating Training and Development.

Patriot League Announces Hiring of Dwayne Gladden

The Supervisor of Men's Basketball Officials will work with the Men’s Basketball Officiating Alliance (12 other conferences).

USA Rugby and MLR to collaborate on referee development

Major League Rugby (MLR) and USA Rugby solidified a pathway for domestic referees into Rugby World Cups 2031 and 2033.

USA Pickleball and NASO Announce Partnership Agreement

USA Pickleball officials are joining NASO under NASO’s group membership program.

Former HS football player who tackled referee pleads no contest

Emmanuel Duron, 22, will spend a year on community supervision.

From construction zones to end zones, Reno’s Dale Keller balances life as an NFL...

Dale Keller goes from construction zones on weekdays to end zones on weekends.

PRO Insight: Preparing for in-stadium announcements

Our goal was to improve the experience for fans, and the feedback we have received from around the world has been positive.

NBA fines Timberwolves’ Rudy Gobert $75,000

Gobert made inappropriate and unprofessional gestures that questions the integrity of the league and its game officials.

NFHS Voice: Unacceptable Behavior at Sporting Events

Unacceptable behavior at high school sporting events – it’s still happening. And much continues to be directed at contest officials.

Death threats, AI, prosecutions: how should we stop referee abuse?

Multiple approaches are needed to stem vitriol aimed at officials but it is clear that examples need to be set at the top.

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