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Utah Governor’s Order Pauses All High School Sports

(11/10) The governor of Utah has declared a new state of emergency, which includes a statewide mask mandate and the pausing of all high...

Connecticut Pushes Winter Sports Start

(11/10) The winter high school sports season in Connecticut was originally set to begin on Nov. 21, but that date has been pushed due...

Role model and rugby referee Nigel Owens

(11/9) Nigel Owens is on the verge of becoming refereeing’s first Test centurion. When he takes charge of England v Georgia in the opening...

Richmond resident, top flight ref inducted into soccer hall of fame

(11/9) A former top flight soccer referee and player, with more than 70 years of dedication to the sport, has been inducted into the...
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Local Umpire Inspirational For His Family, Friends During ALS Battle

(11/8) Jason Fackler took his spot behind the plate Saturday morning as he did hundreds of times since he first umpired eight years ago....

High School Player Kicked Off Team for Shoving Referee

(11/7) A Texas high school football player landed himself in some very hot water. St. Anthony’s Catholic High School safety Zeke Cardenas was kicked...

Referee Ted Valentine recalls famous confrontation with Bob Knight

(11/7) Basketball referees are often anonymous figures. Not Ted Valentine. Big Ten fans have been well aware of "TV Teddy" for decades. He joined...

Former MLB Umpire John Hirschbeck On Magic Of Michael Foundation: ‘We’ve Raised A Quarter...

(11/6) John Hirschbeck was a Major League Baseball umpire for several decades and now is doing some great charity work in Northeast Ohio. Hirschbeck...
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Todd Tichenor takes baseball’s biggest stage, umpires 2020 World Series

(11/6) Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and raised in Garden City, Todd Tichenor grew up around sports. As a kid, he worked almost every job...

TASO: VICTORIA VOLLEYBALL CHAPTER GIVES BACK

(11/5) The Members of the Victoria Volleyball Chapter donated toys and made a monetary donation at their final chapter meeting/dinner, for the Victoria Police...

NFL fines Raiders, takes draft pick for repeated COVID-19 violations

(11/5) The Las Vegas Raiders have been fined $500,000 and stripped of a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft and coach Jon Gruden has...

NFL: Week 9 referee assignments

(11/5) Bill Vinovich will be the referee for the Thursday night game in Santa Clara, Calif. between the Packers and 49ers. Land Clark, Scott...
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“IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY”-DANA PAPPAS #WELLNESSWEDNESDAY

(11/4) Dana Pappas is busier than most people. Her duties as Commissioner of Officials include a calendar with multiple Zoom calls and webinars each...

Legendary NBA referee Earl Strom is among 2020 Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame inductees

(11/4) For more than three decades, Pottstown native Earl Strom, who died in 1994 at age 66, was the NBA’s most respected, well-known and...

Intramural referees tackle their jobs amid COVID-19

(11/4) While the safety of athletes is on everyone’s mind during the COVID-19 pandemic, the officials are often forgotten. Referees and umpires have to...

Luis Suarez Booked By Referee After Sneaking In VAR Monitor During Lokomotiv Moscow Clash

(11/4) Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez has had some extremely embarrassing moments on the field - particularly a couple of biting instances. Another embarrassing...
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If you don’t like what the refs are calling, then become one yourself

(11/3) Did you know that we have a large shortage of referees in the area? Not only in soccer but in all sports. For...

“Appropriate” to pick up flag on 2-point conversion

(11/3) Referee Brad Rogers explained the decision to a pool reporter. “The side judge had the flag thrown on the play and came to...

Michigan referee dies after suffering heart attack during game

(11/2) A high school football referee has died after he collapsed during a playoff game Friday night at Sand Creek High School in Lenawee...

Chicago Bears WR Javon Wims suspended; New Orleans Saints DB C.J. Gardner-Johnson denies spitting...

(11/2) The NFL suspended Chicago Bears receiver Javon Wims for two games Monday for punching C.J. Gardner-Johnson, soon after the New Orleans Saints safety...
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Virginia High School Basketball Gets Green Light To Resume In December

(11/2) Although there are still many questions, as well as concerns about the potential for COVID-19 spiking in the upcoming months, high school basketball...

The Referee Shortage is Growing

(11/2) Supplies of public school sports referees are getting shorter. Michael Fitch of the Texas Association of Sports Officials says more referees are not...

Little caps strangest season with NLCS appearance

(11/1) It was the strangest year of his career, yet Will Little’s eighth season as a major league umpire was his most successful, based...

Referee explains why he flagged Lions’ Danny Shelton for personal foul

(11/1) Referee Clay Martin later clarified he penalized Shelton for whipping Rivers to the ground after the whistle, and it had nothing to do...

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