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Houston TASO Chapter to begin training of new officials this week, need 200-300 new...

(5/11) The weight of that burden to make sure that every middle school, sub-varsity and varsity game across the area is properly staffed comes...

Mike Kitts’ battle with coronavirus: ‘You don’t know which way it’s going to go’

(6/30) Kitts, the Syracuse native and noted former college basketball referee, had contracted coronavirus. He would spend the next eight days at Crouse Hospital,...

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...

Celebrating Return to Play During National High School Activities Month

(9/30) The COVID-19 pandemic has caused everyone to hit the pause button on life. During the stoppage and forced time away from routines, many...
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Premier League suspends season indefinitely

(4/3) The Premier League was suspended indefinitely Friday following a meeting of the 20 soccer clubs where a series of financial measures were discussed...

Local referee Gomoluch wins NAIA award

(9/28) Bill Gomoluch has won numerous awards for being an umpire, official and referee over the years, but his latest one tops them all....

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...

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...
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‘As sick as you can get:’ How a Seattle man, hospitalized for 2 months,...

(5/5) NASO member: Michael Flor was born in 1950 in the same Seattle hospital system, Swedish, that he ended up in for the past...

Long Island soccer referee community pays tribute to Nick Apostolides

(4/7) Tributes are pouring in from throughout the Long Island soccer referee community after the passing of Nick Apostolides from the coronavirus and health...

Will there be college football this fall? A conference-by-conference breakdown

(8/10) Here's a conference-by-conference look at where things stand heading into a Tuesday that promises to be just as chaotic for college football decision...

NCAA Rejects Call to Cut Minimum Sport Requirement

(4/26) The NCAA has denied a request to temporarily waive the minimum number of sports required to be a Division I member.
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Waupaca (WI) native to make Major League umpiring debut this weekend

(8/4) It can take eight to ten years for an aspiring professional umpire to make it to the big leagues.  So things are right...

WATCH: rugby referee Werner Nagel creates own 50km ‘Om die Tuin’ run

(4/9) Blue Bulls rugby referee Werner Nagel loves to run, but with all his favourite road races and trail runs cancelled due to Covid-19,...

President Trump Looks Forward to Having Sports Stadiums Full by August

(4/4) President Donald Trump held a conference call with top officials from several professional sports leagues Saturday as organizations race to reschedule games and...

FIFA referees’ chief Pierluigi Collina calls for more use of pitchside monitor

(7/10) Referees’ chief Pierluigi Collina has underlined the importance of using pitchside monitors and warned video assistant referees must not show the “wrong kind...
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What Do NFL Referees Do the Other Six Days of the Week?

(7/1) Football fans upset over a blown call may spout off on social media about how “that ref’s no rocket scientist.” They need to...

Referee decisions could be impacted by empty stadiums, says sports psychologist

(6/6) The absence of fans at Premier League matches will not only impact players’ performances but potentially the decisions made by referees, according to...

MLB Umpires Deliver Smiles To Kids Undergoing Treatment at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in...

(8/17) All of us at UMPS CARE Charities are proud that we could team up with our friends at CHAM this week even though...

Umpire Joe West leaves game, then returns, after being hit in head by flying...

(7/30) Plate umpire Joe West left in the bottom of the first inning of Thursday's game between the Washington Nationals and the Toronto Blue...
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Morehouse College cancels football, cross country seasons due to COVID-19

(6/27) “Like all of the decisions we've made related to COVID-19, this was a difficult one but was made with the health and well-being...

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...

Umpires Wearing EC, CM, RR Patches in 2020

(8/16) During the 2020 Major League Baseball season you may have noticed that all umpires are wearing three square patches featuring the initials EC,...

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...

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