Violet Palmer, First Female NBA Ref, Is Coming Out And Getting Married

Do you realize that Violet Palmer has been an NBA referee for 17 years? That's still not as long as her relationship with her partner of two decades, hairstylist Tanya Stine. The two are getting married tomorrow, so Palmer's using the occasion to publicly announce what her friends and co-workers have known for years:… » 7/31/14 6:03pm 7/31/14 6:03pm

Yes, Referees Are Biased Towards Brazil

Today, Brazil will face off against Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, and they'll do it without their superstar Neymar, who was taken down in Brazil's game against Colombia. FIFA has decided that they won't punish Juan Camilo Zúñiga, whose knee-to-the-back tackle fractured Neymar's vertebrae. But some are arguing » 7/08/14 12:02pm 7/08/14 12:02pm

SEC Tournament Punctuated By Overenthusiastic Referee's Technical Foul

Today's Tennessee-Florida SEC tournament semifinal from Atlanta has featured plenty of #refshow, with technical fouls, flagrant fouls, and the always-awful "official replay." Referee Pat Adams took things to the next degree, though, when he emphatically T'd up Volunteer Jeronne Maymon after a high-level staredown. » 3/15/14 3:22pm 3/15/14 3:22pm