FIFA-qualified assistant referee Frank Komba practicing match duties from living room

(3/31) As the world enters a state of lockdown in a bid to combat the coronavirus pandemic, many people have been told to work from...

FIBA referees on front lines in fight against coronavirus as doctors

(3/31) For two FIBA referees, Silvia Marziali and Guido Giovannetti, the coronavirus crisis in their homecountry, Italy, has taken them off the basketball court,...

Like athletes, officials take pride in working big games

(3/30) Before the shutdowns due to COVID-19 many experienced this with big crowds during area winter tournaments. We all have felt a little strange...

Sports stoppage due to the coronavirus is affecting officials’ income

(3/30) Besides coaches, players, fans and parents being affected by the suspension of pro, college, high school and youth sports seasons, some officials are...
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Foxcroft was to be honoured (yet again) at Final Four

(3/30) The surviving quartet of teams was to convene in Atlanta this weekend. On Saturday, in the same venue, the owner and founder of...

It’s not just players: Local referees like dealing with coronavirus crisis too

(3/30) Like many these days, Robin Volpone has taken to organizing to fill some of her time stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic....

With Basketball Paused, Kelly Roysland & Eric Curry Embrace Family Time

(3/30) They are bonded by basketball and marriage. One is a college coach, and the other is college referee. That meant this could have...

Alabama Details Rules During Prep Sports Shutdown

(3/30) The Alabama High School Athletic Association has provided principals, athletic directors, coaches and student-athletes with a list of frequently asked questions regarding permissible...
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Coronavirus outbreak: Premier League referee Anthony Taylor volunteers with NHS

(3/29) Premier League referee Anthony Taylor has become an NHS volunteer as he supports his family through the coronavirus pandemic. A few days ago, the...

Earning their stripes: Area officials savor success, endure disappointment (of COVID-19)

(3/29) Anderson is one of several area referees and umpires having to wait on the sidelines during the COVID-19 outbreak. He has logged 15...

Spain’s female football referees on frontline of coronavirus fight

(3/28) Iragartze Fernandez, the part-time referee turned full-time nurse has swapped the whistle for a face-mask in the hope of helping Spain combat the...

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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Coronavirus Florida: Umpires and officials also out of work

(3/27) When the high school sports season came to a screeching halt around two weeks ago because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the players were...

NBA Referee Brandon Adair Donates to Restaurant Attempting to Pay Employees

(3/27) NBA referee Brandon Adair donated money to a restaurant for employees to receive their paychecks and keep the doors open during the coronavirus pandemic.

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...

Sidelined: How COVID-19 affects umpires

(3/27) In the days since the COVID-19 pandemic sidelined the sports world, Babe Allen’s phone has been blowing up with text messages.
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Umpires could feel impact of potential lost spring season

(3/26) Schools in Cattaraugus County planned to play 408 varsity, junior varsity or modified baseball or softball games this spring. Each of those games require...

Loss of sports impacting more than just athletes and coaches

(3/26) When you pass any sports field in Kern County, there is no one playing. The basketball courts are empty and the baseball diamonds...

Local referees and umpires face financial challenges in wake of coronavirus pandemic

(3/26) South Carolina High School League games have been postponed until at least April 6 because of the spread of coronavirus. That suspension of...

Longtime NCAA Men’s Basketball referee from Syracuse says COVID-19 is bigger than hoops

(3/25) Normally this time of year longtime NCAA Men’s Basketball referee Pat Driscoll would be working one of these Sweet 16 or Elite 8...
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Spring officials trying to stay ready amid hiatus

(3/25) Spring sports athletes, coaches and fans are sitting in place right now, waiting for the potential of an all-clear and resumption, of sorts,...

Referees count losses amid COVID – 19

(3/25) Some of the professionals hardest hit by the suspension of Premier Soccer League (PSL) games are match officials.

Pandemic disrupts routine of umpires

(3/24) By October, Keith Segedy’s weekends from the middle of February all the way through Memorial Day were planned out. The hotel rooms, the...

Referees and umpires lobby that they too have been hurt by coronavirus shutdown

(3/23) Within the sports community, one of the affects of the coronavirus outbreak has been the sidelining of nearly all games and competitions across...

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