Suyash Mehta: ‘It takes a while to get used to being an NBA referee’

(4/13) As medical student he pursued refereeing part-time, but when the opportunity to do it full-time came, he grabbed it with both hands.

Longtime NFL official Carl Madsen dies on way home from Chiefs-Titans

Carl Madsen, who has worked for the NFL as an official for more than 20 years, died on Sunday. He was 71.

Statewide referee shortage causing dozens of games to be rescheduled

High schools are seeing a statewide shortage of referees this fall, causing dozens of games to be rescheduled and even potentially canceled.

MSHSAA SEEKING LAST-MINUTE OFFICIALS FOR 2020-21 SEASON

(8/4) With the 2020-21 sports season less than a month from getting underway, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) is seeking officials...
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Watch now: Minor league baseball umpire and Decatur resident Jen Pawol made the most...

(12/9) Jen Pawol, one of just two female umpires in the minor leagues and a resident of Decatur in the offseason, was set to...

Meet 12-Year-Old Referee Dreaming To Officiate World Cup Match

Bello Musa is a 12-year-old referee making a name for himself in the sporting sector in Kano, Nigeria.

5 Observations From a First Year Official

I started coaching in 1991 and have been around this great game of hockey since I was 4 years old. Now, I am 51...

Gone…but not forgotten

(4/1) As of today, there have been over 162,000 coronavirus cases in the United States and over 3000 deaths. Five or more of those...
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2020 Sports Law: Year-In-Review

(12/15) Beginning in mid-March of 2020, example after example emerged across the country of school and athletics administrators relying on the recommendations of national,...

WHY IS NO ONE THINKING OF THE REFEREES?

(5/6) Leisure Leagues’ Senior Referee, Mark Clattenburg has weighed into the row over the resumption of 11 a side football and asked: Why is...

Addin Fonua-Blake to miss two NRL matches following tirade at referee

(7/5) "Referees have a very tough job and we all need to respect their decisions even when we may not agree with them. I...

Don’t put coronavirus duties on referees

(6/12) Munster GAA referees committee secretary John Sexton says match officials should not have to take on any Covid-19 related responsibilities when GAA action...
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UAE Warriors Fighter Disqualified After Shoving Veteran Referee Marc Goddard

(8/1) UAE Warriors fighter Ahmad Al Darmaki has landed himself in hot water after an altercation with an MMA official. The featherweight suffered a...

Local official also feels impact of COVID-19

(4/15) Teacher Donnie Fleenor and his wife, Marla, are feeling the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus when schools were closed across North Carolina...

Concussion Risk Leads MLB Umpire Scott To Retire

Concussions and their risks to players are in the news on an almost daily basis. What isn’t covered as frequently is that officials are...

Premier League explains Shaw yellow card after VAR review in Manchester United match at...

(1/12) The Premier League has clarified an incident during Tuesday's match between Manchester United and Burnley which saw a possible red card for Robbie...
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Coronavirus In Minnesota: MLB Umpire Jeff Nelson Prepares For Possibility Of Fan-Free Games

(4/28) Umpires like Jeff Nelson also got their own curve ball in this coronavirus era. Nelson grew up in Minnesota, and has worked the all-star...

NHL referee Jordan Samuels-Thomas is looking to break barriers

The NHL and the AHL announced their 2021-22 officiating roster last week and one notable name is African-American Jordan-Samuels Thomas.

Listen Now: NFL Umpire Bryan Neale

Bryan Neale talks the pursuit of his life dream, the moment he got the call from the NFL and how it almost came crashing...

Youth hockey groups crackdown on abuse of referees

The South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association suspended Keaton Sturtz for the verbal abuse of a teenage official.
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Carnegie Mellon University cancels sports competitions for upcoming fall semester

(7/8) Carnegie Mellon University announced on Wednesday that its athletic teams won’t participate in competitions this fall, according to a report from WPXI. The...

Minor league umps squeezed as lost year looms

(6/23) All across baseball, farm systems are shut down because of the virus outbreak. So for Dannegger, a 24-year-old umpire prospect with a promising...

NHL Referee, Linesman Join Celebs for High School Virtual Awards Ceremony

(7/1) Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute ended its year on a very memorable note. The Ontario high school’s virtual year-end awards ceremony featured over 30...

Owners to push back rules change votes

(5/12) According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the NFL plans to delay voting on any rules changes until a May 28 videoconference.

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