England-Norway U19s To Replay Final Seconds Of Match After Ref's Error

You know how when you're in the middle of a video game and you save at one point, keep on playing, only to realize you messed something up and go reload from your last save? Well, UEFA is pretty much doing the same thing to rectify a referee's error late in a women's U19 Euro Championship qualifying match. » 4/09/15 10:47am 4/09/15 10:47am

NCAA VP: Actually, Refs Did Have The Best Angle On Controversial Play

Yesterday, NCAA head of basketball officiating John Adams went on the radio and explained why officials failed to overturn an incorrect blown out-of-bounds call late during the NCAA title game: they never saw the crucial replay that showed a Duke player touching the ball last. But today Adams was contradicted by NCAA… » 4/08/15 8:01pm 4/08/15 8:01pm

Ref Cancels Penalty, Brings Back Red Carded Player After Change Of Mind

This whole situation is pretty nutty, so we're going to have to get into this. The short version is, referees getting calls right is good, but not after they've already made a wrong call and definitely not when it's thanks to an assistant doing something he shouldn't. » 4/06/15 11:01am 4/06/15 11:01am

State Championship Lost After Technical Called For Rim-Hanging

A late, controversial technical foul in Ohio's Division II state championship game last night allowed Defiance High School to force overtime and eventually win the title over Cleveland Central Catholic after CCC's Antwon Lillard was called for hanging on the rim with less than a minute remaining in the game. » 3/29/15 12:38pm 3/29/15 12:38pm

Referee Sends Off Wrong West Brom Player

Disaster struck for West Bromwich Albion just over a minute into their match against Manchester City. Wilfried Bony seized upon Gareth McAuley's poor back pass, and was subsequently hacked down by Craig Dawson. Referee Neil Swarbrick didn't immediately blow his whistle—presumably playing advantage and seeing if Bony… » 3/21/15 11:07am 3/21/15 11:07am

Idiot Official Calls Bullshit Technical Foul On Ed Cooley

Providence coach Ed Cooley "earned" a technical foul late in the Friars' Round of 64 nightcap against Dayton in Columbus when his fiery timeout speech featured him tossing a chair to the floor. One official took offense—to equipment abuse, apparently—and charged Cooley with a technical foul, adding another Providence… » 3/21/15 1:00am 3/21/15 1:00am

The One Thing Both Coaches Can Agree Upon: The Ref Sucks

During the second half of tonight's NIT game between Iona and Rhode Island, Iona's Kelvin Amayo picked up a technical foul for hanging on the rim while attempting to complete an alley-oop. As the referees huddled to discuss the call—it would stand—the camera cut to Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley. Because we don't… » 3/17/15 9:57pm 3/17/15 9:57pm

Man Whose Punch Killed Soccer Ref Sentenced To 8-15 Years In Prison

A Michigan man who punched and killed the rec league referee who was ejecting him was sentenced to 8-15 years in jail Thursday, after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter. A Lebanese national, Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad faces potential deportation after completing his sentence. The Dearborn auto mechanic punched… » 3/14/15 12:06pm 3/14/15 12:06pm

Ángel Di María Gets Ice Grill, Then Red Card For Grabbing Ref

About a minute before the GIF you see above, referee Michael Oliver gave Manchester United's Ángel Di María a yellow card for an obvious dive. Frustrated and angry, Di María decided to snatch at the back of the ref's shirt, demanding an explanation. That's when Oliver pierces Di María's soul with that icy glare before… » 3/09/15 5:37pm 3/09/15 5:37pm

Report: NHL Suspended Referee For Meeting In A Bar With Hockey Blogger

NHL referee Tim Peel met with his fiercest critic Thursday night in New York City: Yahoo Sports NHL blog Puck Daddy's editor-in-chief Greg Wyshynski. Wyshynski feels that Peel is the one of (if not the) worst referees in the NHL, and has written a series of articles on calls he believes Peel blew with titles like " » 2/03/15 12:43am 2/03/15 12:43am

Imprisoned Cowboys Fan Sues NFL For $89B For Reversing Dez Bryant Catch

Terry Hendrix, currently incarcerated in Colorado and a serial filer of frivolous lawsuits, has finally struck upon a real injustice. He's suing the NFL for nearly $89 billion for the officiating decision to overturn Dez Bryant's reception in the Cowboys' playoff loss to the Packers. » 1/23/15 11:31am 1/23/15 11:31am

ACC Fires Karl Hess, College Basketball's Joey Crawford

You may not immediately recognize the name Karl Hess—though if you're an ACC fan you probably do—but if you've watched a college basketball game where a referee pulled some look-at-me funny business while misapplying the rules, there's a good chance it was Hess. There was the time he ejected Tom Gugliotta from the… » 1/09/15 12:37pm 1/09/15 12:37pm