Peru earned their first in-competition win over Brazil since 1975 thanks to an incredibly obvious handball that interrupted the game for several minutes and appeared to leave the referee in a state of catatonic confusion.
Referee Felix Zwayer took his officiating crew off the pitch after Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt earned an ejection but refused to leave during today’s match against Dortmund.
A Canadian junior hockey game got a little out of hand when a hit on the goalie led to a line brawl. Things got even further out of hand when one of the referees decided to do some punchin’ of his own. In an unforeseen twist, things calmed down considerably after one of the coaches rushed onto the ice and tackled the…
Yesterday’s Jaguars-Ravens game ended with the Jags kicking a game-winning field goal on the final play of the game. According to an NFL spokesman, that play should have never happened, and the Ravens should have won.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended both the on-field officiating crew and the replay official for allowing Miami’s game-winning kickoff return to stand during last night’s game against Duke.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stirred up some drama during his postgame press conference yesterday, claiming that muscle-bound referee Ed Hochuli told him he wasn’t “old enough” to earn a personal foul call.
Early in the second half of tonight's NFL playoff game between Arizona and Carolina, referee Ed Hochuli announced something bizarre to the Bank of America Stadium crowd: "I got the word from Jungle Boy that was a good call."
SEC referee Ken Williamson started his day in charge of the Texas A & M-Mississippi State game with disorientation followed by somewhat frightening rage. Simmer down, Kenny!
Bill Carollo, who was an NFL referee for nearly 20 years, said he received death threats and over 200 phone calls to his unlisted home phone number after a controversial call at the end of the 1999 NFC Championship.
Ensworth (TN) was up 21-12 with two seconds to go in its state semifinal matchup against Brentwood Academy when Brentwood's Derek Barnett—committed to play at Tennessee next year—hit an Ensworth player well out of bounds. It was a clearly cheap and late hit and tempers flared. The referees ended the game right there…
Someday, perhaps when he's retired and no longer patrolling NBA courts, Joey Crawford will probably calm the hell down and stop being such a dick. Today is not that day.
A referee punched a player in Kuwait and a high school player here in the States punched a ref; it's been a busy week here at the People-Punching-Each-Other-While-Playing-Soccer Desk. Let's get down to business.
Upon further review: Public intimidation charges against the two Louisiana high school football referees arrested in the middle of a game Friday night have been dropped.
That is referees with an "s," two of 'em. The two refs, who were officiating the Mandeville-St. Paul's (high school) game last night in Louisiana, were arrested on public intimidation charges after allegedly threatening police officers in charge of crowd control.
Officials mutilated the start of an overtime period last night in Milwaukee, casting doubt on the outcome of what would eventually be a 82-76 Marquette victory over UConn and tarnishing the already-black reputation of referee Karl Hess.
The Sun Bowl is scoreless midway through the first quarter, though if it were up to the bowl's Big Ten officiating crew, it would be a bit different. That's because they attempted to call a field goal attempt by USC's Andre Heidari good, even though it was obvious to viewers and everybody in the stadium the kick…
Despite management-friendly scribes swearing to the contrary, the NFL's replacement officials made some enormous errors yesterday—some of which affected the outcome of games and at least one that directly led to a starting quarterback being knocked out of the game. That's not to mention losing track of time outs,…