• A Higher Calling. Steve Javie planned to retire somewhere warm after his career as an NBA referee. Then God came calling.
  • Your Lane. There can be bumps in the road if you work multiple levels. There don’t have to be.


  • Baseball. Special rules apply when a runner misses home.
  • Volleyball. Techniques to use when judging a potential save over the net.


  • The News. MLB umpire Eric Cooper dies at 52.
  • Profiles. Major accomplishment for minor league fill-ins.

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