José Mourinho Comes Up With Novel Way To Criticize Poor Refereeing 

José Mourinho was pretty unhappy with referee Martin Atkinson in Chelsea's draw with relegation threatened Burnley, feeling that there were multiple uncalled penalties for Chelsea, and that Nemanja Matic was sent off unjustly. Not wanting a fine, he restrained himself from blasting the decisions directly, instead… » 2/21/15 12:47pm 2/21/15 12:47pm

Why Is One Of The NBA's All-Time Greatest Scorers Refereeing JV Games?

How many Hall of Famers are out there refereeing junior varsity games? At least one, apparently: Adrian Dantley showed up at his old high school, DeMatha, to work last night's game against Archbishop Carroll. » 1/08/15 11:50am 1/08/15 11:50am

Could A Simple New Rule Stop Refs From Ruining Big Soccer Games?

We're only a quarter of the way through this round of the Champions League, but by far the two best ties—Barcelona vs. Manchester City and Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal—are all but technically over. And while neither result is necessarily surprising, it's unfortunate that both matches turned on the controversial red… » 2/20/14 2:30pm 2/20/14 2:30pm

The Art Of Screwing Up: How NCAA Refs Live With Their Mistakes

In the second round of the 2012 NCAA tournament, 16th-seeded UNC-Asheville trailed top-seeded Syracuse by three points with 38.2 seconds remaining, Orange inbounding the ball. This was a big moment for the Bulldogs, and it would prove to be a big moment, too, for a man whose name and face you wouldn't even recognize.… » 4/08/13 3:45pm 4/08/13 3:45pm

NBA Overhauls Technical Foul Rules, Because They Haven't In A While

This season, NBA players will receive technical fouls for "aggressive gestures, demonstrative disagreements, running directly at an official to complain, or excessive inquiries about a call, even if the tone is civilized," so suck on that, anyone who runs demonstratively. [Sporting News] » 9/24/10 11:30am 9/24/10 11:30am