NFL: Approved 2021 Playing Rules and Bylaws

(4/22) 1. By Competition Committee; to amend Rule 16, to eliminate overtime in the preseason. 2. By Competition Committee; to amend Rule 6, Section 1,...

AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese Announces Retirement Plans

(4/22) Alabama High School Athletic Association Executive Director Steve Savarese announced plans to step down from the position he has held for the last...

Euro 2020 referees revealed: who are they, how were they selected and will VAR...

(4/22) The list was rumored to be due out at the end of March 2021. However, given the busy football schedule - with domestic...

Son dedicating honorary referee selection to his father

(4/22) “Every year, (Zuke) would sit there waiting for the call because he was sure he was going to get that call,” Biller said....
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Fognini disqualified in Barcelona for abusing official

(4/21) Fiery Italian Fabio Fognini was defaulted from the Barcelona ATP tournament on Wednesday for verbally abusing a line judge. The 33-year-old was trailing...

Veteran NC umpires ready to work any time, any place

(4/21) Mike Webster patrols the infield at Ting Park on a Saturday afternoon in Holly Springs. Webster has been umpiring for more than 30...

Track starter happy to start season after losing last spring to COVID

(4/21) Last spring, Dale Pash spent many beautiful days inside his house, teaching remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic and thinking about how he...

Stephanie Frappart: Euro 2020 inclusion latest landmark for female referees

(4/21) The announcement that Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to be involved in a men's UEFA European Championship is the latest...
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NFL: Rules proposal extends low block fouls to scrimmage downs

(4/21) The Competition Committee has put forth a proposal to eliminate low blocks in the open field on all scrimmage plays, much like how...

NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee Releases Recommendations

(4/20) Committee members met virtually last week and recommended going back to a two-minute first sudden-victory period and also proposed options to changes to...

Park and Rec seeks youth lacrosse referees

(4/20) The Bend Park and Recreation District has nearly 400 kids playing on 30 teams in the 1st – 8th grade lacrosse league this...

Separate Weight Classes for Girls, Choice of Weight Classes Established in High School Wrestling

(4/20) States will have a choice of 12, 13 or 14 weight classes for both boys and girls competition in high school wrestling, effective...
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‘The Most Intense Microscope You Can Be Under’: Referee Randy McCall Marks 6th Final...

(4/19) For college basketball referees, there is no bigger honor than a chance to officiate in the NCAA Tournament. For Colorado’s Randy McCall, 2021...

ANDREA SANTAMARIA ON LIFE AS A SQUASH REFEREE

(4/19) Andrea Santamaria has long been involved in squash since she started playing aged 18 and is now one of the leading referees in...

Rugby referees and the art of effective communication

(4/19) The continued television broadcast coverage of rugby, despite the backing track of pretend in-stadium-crowd noise, is offering fans previously unheard-of access to the...

WATCH: Yankees fans throw baseballs on field during game vs. Rays, halting play in...

(4/18) The New York Yankees fell to the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 8-2 on Friday night in the Bronx, and with...
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Tokyo Olympics: Selica Winiata selected as referee for rugby sevens tournament

(4/17) Black Ferns outside back Selica Winiata will referee at the Tokyo Olympics after being selected on the panel for the women's sevens tournament....

LISTEN: Missouri lawmaker and veteran referee says sports officials are being harassed and threatened...

(4/17) Bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting sports referees, officials and umpires will be heard Monday afternoon by a Missouri House committee in Jefferson City....

Stephanie Hauser to be Next Executive Director of the WIAA

(4/17) Stephanie Hauser has been named the next executive director of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association announced by the Board of Control Friday. “We...

Washington’s oldest high school official retires at 89

(4/16) Even after surviving a stint in the Korean War, and then three heart attacks, Richard Oliver “Dick” Hassan figured he would still umpire...
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Sports are back on the field and finding game officials is getting harder in...

(4/16) High school sports are back for a lot of students across Wisconsin. But finding referees and officials for games has been a challenge....

Tokyo Olympics could still be canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese officials say

(4/16) Despite the Tokyo Olympics being just three months away, it's still possible that the Games won't happen. One official in Japan's ruling LDP...

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...

Wisconsin bill would make harassing referees a crime

(4/15) A state Assembly committee discussed a bill Thursday that would make harassing and assaulting referees and umpires a Class A Misdemeanor. Supporters say...

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