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Premier League referee and family receive online death threats

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A leading English referee and his family have been subjected to online death threats following two erroneous decisions in successive games he took charge of. Mike Dean had received criticism for sending off West Ham...

AFCON: Game between Mali and Tunisia ends in chaos as referee blows full-time whistle too early

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The African Cup of Nations game between Tunisia and Mali ended in chaos on Wednesday after the referee blew the full-time whistle too early. Zambian official Janny Sikazwe appeared to initially call full-time after ...

Israeli soccer referee comes out as transgender woman

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Sapir Berman announced Tuesday she has received the support of her family, the local referees' union and Israeli and international soccer officials. She said players and fans have begun to address her as a woman, eve...

Tim White, longtime WWE referee, dead at 68

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White worked for WWE for more than 20 years. He started for working with Andre the Giant and was a part-time referee when he began in 1985. He was a part of some of the most famous WWE matches in the company’s histor...

Transgender soccer referee makes Israeli sports history

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(Reuters)Sapir Berman made sports history on Monday, officiating at a soccer match in Israel's Premier League for the first time since coming out as transgender. "This is the first step in a long and wonderful journ...

Trey Gowdy slams the media for abandoning its role as a neutral referee

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Reflecting on a recent NCAA baseball game, Gowdy recalled a feeling of frustration when an umpire made a call he disagreed with, which prompted a surprising reaction from the former congressman.   "We expect the stri...

Referee controversy overshadows Brazil’s Copa América win over Colombia

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Brazil maintained its perfect record at the 2021 Copa América with a 2-1 win over Colombia, but it was a result that was marred by controversy. And not for the first time in his career, it was Argentina referee Nést...

Peyton Manning tried writing an apology letter to a referee after cursing him out during a game

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Manning told the story during the broadcast with his brother, Eli, on the inaugural "Monday Night Football" simulcast on ESPN2. The Las Vegas Raiders managed to pull out a 33-27 ...

Las Vegas schools face referee shortage due to COVID-19 concerns, bad sportsmanship

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Many high school sports games around the country have been cancelled because of COVID-19 cases. But that’s not the only thing putting players on the sidelines. Las Vegas schools have been cancelling games weekly beca...

Australian Jarred Gillett to become first overseas Premier League referee

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Australian Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas referee to officiate a Premier League match when he takes charge of Watford's home match against Newcastle United at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Gillett, 34, ...

William Ribeiro: Brazilian footballer charged with attempted murder after kicking referee in the head

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A Brazilian footballer is facing a charge of attempted murder after kicking a referee in the head and knocking him unconscious. In a phone interview with CNN, Vinicius de Lourenco de Assuncao, who is the police chie...

Gowdy on media distrust: When the ‘referee is biased,’ you wonder whether fairness is a virtue worth pursuing

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"Our framers realized the need for a free press," Gowdy began. "It was so important they put it in the First Amendment,…the Constitution said that the press should be free – but it doesn’t require media to be fair. W...

Jude Bellingham fined $45,000 for comments about referee Felix Zwayer

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Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham has been fined $ 45,000 (40,000 euros) for comments he made about referee Felix Zwayer following his side's 3-2 defeat against Bayern Munich on Saturday. Talking about Zwayer'...