IHSA: Winter high school sports to resume, with exception of basketball

(1/19) The Illinois High School Association says the improving outlook for recovery means the return of sports, including cheerleading, boys swimming and diving, girls...
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Basketball referees needed once youth sports resume in Washington

(11/18) It’s one of the most thankless jobs in sports: being an official. But it’s also one of the most important jobs. “I love...

Uncertain fall outlook has Minnesota State High School League grappling with possible ballooning deficit

(6/2) As they forecast the fast-approaching, unpredictable school year, Minnesota State High School League leaders face myriad costs of the coronavirus pandemic that could...

De’Aaron Fox of Sacramento Kings fined $20,000 for criticizing officiating

(4/13) Sacramento guard De'Aaron Fox was fined $20,000 on Monday for criticizing the officiating following the Kings' 128-112 loss to the Utah Jazz on...
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Josh Encarnacion rising up the refereeing ranks

(6/13) Josh Encarnacion had to read the email a second time just to make sure he got it right.

Betty Ellis: She Ran the Line

(5/16) On May 16, 1981, Ellis made history, becoming the first female to officiate a professional soccer game in the United States. She ran...

Referee named for El Clasico 2021 between Real Madrid and Barcelona

(4/7) The Spanish Football Federation have appointed referee Mateu Lahoz as the man in charge of Saturday’s meeting between Real Madrid and Barcelona in...

A year ago, Tony Brown was reffing his first NBA Finals. Now, he’s fighting...

(7/14) To NBA fans he’s official No. 6. To the NBA community, including players, coaches and referees, he’s Tony Brown.
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That’s a foul, your honor: New program trains Israeli lawyers to be soccer referees

The purpose of this trailblazing cooperation is to bolster the soccer world with men and women who hold dear the ideal of justice and...

Army-Navy football game will be held at Michie Stadium in West Point instead of...

(10/23) History will be made once again in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was announced Friday that the 121st Army-Navy football game...

Kansas State baseball coach Pete Hughes suspended for four games

(5/21) Kansas State head baseball coach Pete Hughes was issued a four-game suspension on Friday for making contact with an umpire during Thursday night's...

A History of Baseball’s Modern Era in Four Umpires

(5/25) When Joe West took the field for Tuesday night’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox, it was his...
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Referee Tony Corrente walks to locker room in Seattle with apparent medical issue

Corrente was replaced temporarily by back judge Todd Prukop as referee.

What we miss about sports: Murfreesboro area umpire Mike Wheeler misses interactions

(4/3) Athletes, coaches and fans are being shut out of their favorite sports right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But those who officiate...

Spain’s Mateu Lahoz to referee Champions League final

(5/12) Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz will take charge of the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea, UEFA has announced.

Meet Michelle O’Neill, the Irish football referee who’s on top of the world

(7/18) Michelle O'Neill knows what it's like to be thrust under an unforgiving spotlight. The Irish football referee has climbed to the top of...
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Technical fouls proposed for players who flop in NCAAM basketball

(5/8) The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee on Friday recommended officials assess technical fouls to players who fake being fouled, beginning in the 2021-22...

Basin sports officials may have to adjust to new normal when games resume

(4/25) Like so many people, Permian Basin sports officials are taking a wait-and-see approach on how to deal with the new normal that has...

Joe West: MLB robo umps ‘not as accurate as they’re making it out to...

Although this technology doesn't completely eliminate a human umpire's role, former umpire Joe West remains skeptical about its efficacy.

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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Tom Robinson: A life dedicated to a fair playing field

Beyond his years of professional experience, people sought out Robinson for his counsel, his compassion and quiet positivity.

Cedar Rapids umpire recovering from heart attack suffered during baseball tournament

(4/15) If you’ve been to a baseball or football game, or even a wrestling meet, chances are you’ve seen Al Gruwell of Cedar Rapids...

Preds’ Fabbro Awaits Hearing for Elbowing Canes’ McGinn

(3/10) After a brief discussion between the officials, the Nashville blueliner was given a minor penalty for elbowing on the play by referees Tom...

Female officials Q&A Part 1: Path to the NBA

(3/26) This season, there have been a record 7 female NBA referees who officiated at least one game. In the first section of a...

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