‘No room in hockey’ for assault on referee in New Kensington, players say

(10/12) Adult recreational hockey league players and referees said Thursday a player who allegedly assaulted a referee in an adult league game at Pittsburgh...

How referee Michelle O’Neill has utilized the downtime

(6/23) Michelle O'Neill, who was an assistant referee for the final of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, is one of those keen to...

Home Workout For Sports Officials

Staying in shape while socially isolating is not easy. But a good workout doesn't have to happen in a gym. You can get a...

Celebrating Completion of Fall Sports, Winter Activities Outlook

Before we report on the start of the winter high school sports and performing seasons, we want to celebrate the conclusion of fall activities...
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IN MY WORDS: Sammie Ellis, the first woman to referee professional soccer

(8/11) Over time my refereeing career began to blossom, and I had the opportunity to work in the NASL.

NFL considers changing rules next year as more teams go for it on fourth...

(11/10) The NFL also established criteria for its playoff eligibility should teams not complete the season playing the same amount of games but tabled...

NHL bubble confidential: Go inside the Toronto and Edmonton playoff hubs

(9/22) For nearly two months, the National Hockey League has kept the teams in its postseason tournament inside "bubbles" that it helped construct with...

Bowling Green’s Scot Loeffler becomes first football coach ejected for multiple unsportsmanlike conduct penalties

Bowling Green coach Scot Loeffler became the first coach to be ejected for multiple unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in a single game.
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Nigel Owens: ‘We need to get back to the referee actually reffing the game’

(11/24) It is not just because Owens, about to take charge of his 100th Test, the first to reach such a landmark, has always...

PIAA football officials prepping for season despite declining membership, COVID-19 concerns

(8/20) The need for new, younger individuals to begin training to become PIAA sports officials is ongoing. It’s a real concern for chapters across...

MMA: Fighters start without referee, knockout occurs

(4/12) Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the MMA gods figure out how to surprise you in a major way. That was...

NFL calls off international games this year due to coronavirus

(5/4) The NFL has called off its annual International Series games in London and Mexico City this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The league...
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From officiating at Wimbledon to umpiring baseball in the Southwest

(7/31) At the beginning of 2020, British expatriate Jonathan Stone had only a raw knowledge of American baseball.

Local basketball referee ready to retire after 50 year career

(2/17) Officiating basketball is not easy, and to still be doing it at the age of 76 is remarkable. Howard Christian is ready to...

Players of the Pac-12: #WeAreUnited

(8/2) To ensure future generations of college athletes will be treated fairly, #WeAreUnited. #WeAreUnited in our commitment to secure fair treatment for college athletes....

When will we see the NHL’s first female referee?

(3/5) We’ve already watched Sarah Thomas work as a sideline official for this year’s Super Bowl and as many as seven female referees be...
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There is a referee shortage in Texas and it is affecting all sports

(9/3) The number of referees across the State of Texas has run scarce over the past few years and COVID-19 is not helping. There...

Wild NFL rule change could be coming to overtime games if owners vote through...

(3/4) After tweaking its overtime rules multiple times over the past 10 years, the NFL might soon be making another change to the rulebook,...

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.

France’s Frappart first woman to referee men’s Champions League game

(11/30) France's Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a men's Champions League match on Wednesday when Juventus host Dynamo Kiev in...
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Suyash Mehta To Become First Indian-origin Referee To Officiate In NBA This Coming Season

(12/7) After a COVID-19-affected NBA 2019-20 season, the league will return in December, starting a new season after a short offseason of about 70...

Big Ten Referee Jerry McGinn Shares His Best College Football Stories

On The Bench with Mike Hall: Big Ten Football Referee Jerry McGinn.

After 27 years as an umpire, Randy Meador preparing for retirement

(9/10) As Randy Meador stepped into the pitcher's circle at a Mount Zion field just ahead of umpiring a junior high softball doubleheader on...

Pennsylvania: Local teacher is set to referee upcoming Summer Olympic wrestling

(6/1) For Schuylkill Haven native Sammy Julian, a longtime teacher, coach and wrestling official - it's an honor to be invited onto the biggest...

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