In the NBA this season, teams will see same referees more often

(1/5) There might be no better way to explain how and why the NBA has changed the travel rules for officials this year than...

Talking Preps 1.11.21: Referee challenges and a week of big games

(1/11) The crew will talk about changes at Lake Norman Christian, a potential referee shortage in the area, and a week of big games....

High school officials now searching for extra income

(3/27) Part-time umpires and officials like him also rely on the work for supplemental income. That money will be subtracted from their budgets for...

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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Nike and NFL Partner to Grow Girls Flag Football in the US

(2/2) “The expansion of girls flag football is essential to the growth of the game and preservation of the values it has contributed to...

Report: Five Alabama players test positive for COVID-19 after workouts

(6/5) As sports teams prepare or begin to gather to resume their work, they’re quickly faced with the reality that the coronavirus is still...

With leadership changing, NJSIAA remains focused on helping NJ student-athletes return to sports

(6/3) The NJSIAA is preparing for a change of its senior leadership, while continuing to focus its primary attention on the process of returning...

Sources: NBA to approve plan for 22-team return with eight regular-season games

(6/3) The NBA's board of governors intends to approve a league proposal on a 22-team format to restart the season in Orlando, Florida, sources...
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Owners, execs bracing for mid-to-late June as best-case scenario for NBA’s return, sources say

(3/15) Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, NBA owners and executives are bracing for the possibility of mid-to-late June as a best-case scenario...

‘It’s a financial struggle’: School athletic officials grapple with lack of funds amid pandemic

(1/6) Limited attendance leads to limited funds, and amid the pandemic when schools are unable to fill the bleachers at sporting events, athletic departments...

Jim Tunney, Tunneyside: A tribute to the National Association of Sports Officials

(9/27) After further review … The National Association of Sports Officials is celebrating its 40th year as a professional officials organization. The profession of...

Officials out, too: ‘It’s $25,000 right down the toilet’

(3/28) The referees and umpires of the athletic contests we once enjoyed are watching and waiting a worldwide health crisis like the rest of...
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Rosenthal: An umpire, the son he lost, and the memorabilia that binds them

(10/12) The two men went downstairs, heading to a storage area on the lower level. A lifetime of memories for John Hirschbeck was in...

Local softball umpires look to start summer youth league

(6/4) An absolute lack of high school softball in spring of 2020 has inspired members of the Mercer Softball Umpires Association to initiate a...

Sources: MLB, MLBPA agree to hold playoffs in bubble settings

(9/15) Major League Baseball and its players' union have reached an agreement on playing this year's postseason in bubble settings, sources confirmed to ESPN....

Mother and son share unique bond as high school football referees

(9/2) She became a high school football referee. "I've always had a love for the game," she said. "I like the camaraderie, I like...
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Police: Cape Coral man punched umpire at softball game

(12/2) A Cape Coral man was arrested after a sports-related altercation Tuesday night. Police were called to the Northwest Softball Complex in the 1000...

Referee team appointed for UEFA Women’s Champions League final in San Sebastián

(8/28) The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Esther Staubli will referee the 2020 UEFA Women’s Champions League final between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique...

Amy Bonner on refereeing, adventures with FIBA

(1/8) Scaling the heights and becoming one of the best referees in all of basketball wasn't a burning ambition for Amy Bonner when she...

NHLPA board voting on 24-team, conference-based playoff format

(5/20) The NHL Players' Association executive board started voting on a proposed 24-team, conference-based playoff format for a potential restart to the 2019-20 season...
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Nigel Owens On The Two Munster Legends That Were The Most ‘Difficult’ To Referee

(2/1) Nigel Owens recently retired from the international game to focus solely on domestic rugby, allowing him to do a lot more media work...

GHSA moves all 4A, 2A playoffs to Saturday to get more officials

(11/23) Citing not enough officials available to work Friday, the Georgia High School Association on Monday moved all Class 4A and Class 2A playoff...

Larry Rodgers shined as referee, umpire

(1/20) Competitive football and baseball games require the deft touch of competent officials to allow the contests to occur in a fair and orderly...

Pandemic creates uncertainty for Staten Island minor-league umpire

(5/26) The coronavirus pandemic has put all Major League Baseball and minor league games on hold. That may be changing somewhat as most states...

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