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MLS locking out referees days before opener featuring Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami are on track to start the season with a replacement official next week after Major League Soccer shut down its referee after the federation rejected a provisional contract. The Professional Soccer Referees Association announced Saturday that 95.8% of the players voted against a tentative agreement with the Professional Referees Organization to […]

Houston’s Kelvin Sampson storms court, screams in referees’ faces

Kelvin Sampson sets the standard for coaches to be ejected in 2024. The University of Houston basketball coach got enough of it that he screamed across the court at one referee on Tuesday night, then cornered the others. Thanks to that, the Cougars went up 20 points and won the championship. “Kelvin is proving a […]

Referees ripped for late holding call, non-call in Michigan’s win

It wouldn't be a big football game without bad officiating. Experts questioned one held call and one non-call in Michigan's 34-13 win over Washington in Monday's national title game. The two penalties don't count towards the 21 points on the scoreboard, but one call in a one-score game erased Washington's big gain. With less than […]

Jason Kelce caught by referees moving ball before ‘tush push’

The opposing defense may not be able to stop the push, but the referee definitely can. Officials penalized Eagles center Jason Kelce early in the second quarter for moving the ball a half-yard ahead of what would have been a solid third-and-one push. Kelce's attempted rules violation derailed the game, giving the Eagles three points […]

It’s open season on NFL referees and it’s only going to get worse

The controversy over NFL officiating has gotten even bigger this season. In recent days, Patrick Mahomes, the face of the league, and star players like Micah Parsons, Myles Garrett, and even Troy Aikman in the ESPN booth have been exposed to the lure of sports betting following money-extorting phone calls. He drowns in the pool […]

Kadarius Toney accuses referees of lying about penalty

Kadarius Tony isn't done yet. The Chiefs receiver spoke to the media Thursday for the first time since Travis Kelce's go-ahead touchdown from the side was negated by an offside penalty in the fourth quarter of the Chiefs' loss to the Bills on Sunday. Toney aired his dissatisfaction with the call, claiming the referee “lied” […]

Brittany Mahomes Shades NFL Referees After Chiefs Second Straight Loss

Chiefs QB Pat Mahomes made no secret of his frustration with the officials after the Chiefs' loss to the Bills on Sunday. As it turns out, his wife Brittany is equally dissatisfied. In the final moments of an epic clash between the Bills and Chiefs, a game with huge playoff potential, the referee threw the […]

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