Joe West to Break Record for Games Umpired

With Joe West about to break Bill Klem’s record for games, a look at four umpires who can connect 1905 to 2021.

#baseball, #major-league-baseball, #officiating-sports, #records-and-achievements, #west-joe

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Will the Super Bowl Be Decided by Penalties?

Statistics from the regular season indicate that the Buccaneers benefited more from officiating calls than the Chiefs did.

#brady-tom, #football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #officiating-sports, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Champions League Match Stopped After Official Is Accused of Racial Abuse

Players from the Turkish club Basaksehir and their Paris St.-Germain counterparts refused to play and left the field after a match official was accused of using racist language.

#black-people, #discrimination, #istanbul-basaksehir-soccer-team, #officiating-sports, #paris-st-germain-fc-soccer-team, #soccer, #uefa-champions-league-soccer

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A Referee Pursues Her Calling in the Men’s Game

Last season, Crystal Hogan was the only woman officiating games in the top level of college basketball. The question is: Why?

#basketball-college, #drew-league-basketball, #officiating-sports, #pacific-12-conference

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Is This Still Soccer?

In Massachusetts, rule changes brought on by the pandemic — no contact, no tackles, no headers, no throw-ins — are forcing soccer players and coaches to adapt to a very different game.

#interscholastic-athletics, #massachusetts, #officiating-sports, #soccer

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The N.F.L.’s High Scores This Season Might Be Related to the Pand

Some look to the effects of the disruptions caused by the pandemic, while others find other explanations. But it’s irrefutable teams are scoring more points than in last season.

#brady-tom, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #green-bay-packers, #jackson-lamar-1997, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #national-football-league, #officiating-sports, #seattle-seahawks, #wilson-russell-1988

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Will This Be the Last French Open With Only Human Eyes Minding the Lines?

Clay-court events have been the last holdouts against electronic line calling, in large part because of how well the surface absorbs marks wherever a ball lands.

#foxtenn-begreen-sl, #french-open-tennis, #hawk-eye-innovations-ltd, #instant-replay-sports, #officiating-sports, #tennis

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Secrets of the Most Thankless N.B.A. Job: Referee

A 17-year veteran N.B.A. referee discusses blown calls, player beefs and the timeless question: Do superstars get special treatment?

#basketball, #bryant-kobe, #national-basketball-assn, #officiating-sports, #zarba-zach

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Automated Judging Changed the U.S. Open. Except at a Crucial Moment.

A new system meant no line judges on all but two courts, including the one where Novak Djokovic was playing when he hit a judge with a ball.

#armstrong-louis-stadium-queens-ny, #ashe-arthur-stadium, #assn-of-tennis-professionals, #hawk-eye-innovations-ltd, #instant-replay-sports, #officiating-sports, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

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Ashe Stadium Again Turns Into an Arena of the Absurd

The stadium has been home to thrilling tennis moments, but also to strange and unusual ones.

#ashe-arthur-stadium, #carreno-busta-pablo-1991, #clijsters-kim, #djokovic-novak, #officiating-sports, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena, #zverev-alexander

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Why Novak Djokovic Was Disqualified From the U.S. Open

The rule on the books is not well-known to some tennis fans, but it is clear.

#djokovic-novak, #officiating-sports, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

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Listen Closely, and You Will Hear Coaching During U.S. Open Matches

When an umpire called out Serena Williams over coaching in the 2018 U.S. Open final, it erupted into a scene. This year, with no fans in the seats, there is chatter galore between coaches and players, even though it breaks the rules.

#coaches-and-managers, #officiating-sports, #united-states-open-tennis

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The Bubble’s Best TV Innovation Deserves a Longer Look

When Major League Soccer began airing video review discussions in real time, it gave fans a rare glimpse inside its games’ biggest calls. More sports should try it.

#garber-don, #instant-replay-sports, #major-league-soccer, #officiating-sports, #soccer, #webb-howard-1971

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The Eerie Sound of Sports Without Fans

Professional sports are returning — to empty stadiums where you can hear birds sing. The game is the same. Watching it isn’t.

#bayern-munich-soccer-team, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #officiating-sports, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #television, #uefa-champions-league-soccer

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