Rugby World Cup final referee claiming he has never been as nervous in his...

(4/2) This period of no rugby during the coronavirus pandemic has meant that many involved in the game have had the chance to try...

Auburn umpire and family making masks for medical personnel

(4/1) With no baseball games to umpire due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Labrie is helping local medical personnel and first responders get masks that...

From hardwood to homilies: Steve Javie’s message of hope

(4/1) The medical threat of COVID-19 is real. For a segment of people outside Philadelphia, to one of the NBA’s most widely known former...

Quarantine NBA playoffs in Las Vegas? That option is being floated amid coronavirus

(4/1) The idea of possibly ending the NBA season in a single-site playoff tournament has been tossed around the league, according to reporters close...
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Pennsylvania, New Jersey high school officials still hoping to stage spring sports

(4/1) High school state athletic association officials in Pennsylvania and New Jersey expressed hope Wednesday for a spring sports season in spite of the...

Gone…but not forgotten

(4/1) As of today, there have been over 162,000 coronavirus cases in the United States and over 3000 deaths. Five or more of those...

Path to officiating more accessible than ever amid coronavirus

(4/1) Referee Magazine published an article in June 2019 citing examples of officiating growth amid national recessions. For example, in Minnesota, officiating numbers rose...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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.

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...

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