Quantcast

referee Articles

Dick Bavetta Officiates 2,633 NBA Games Straight Dick Bavetta Officiates 2,633 NBA Games Straight

During the Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks game Wednesday night, NBA referee Dick Bavetta officiated his 2,633rd consecutive regular season game, which beat MLB Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripkin Jr.’s long-standing record for the longest back-to-back participation in an …

Teen Pleads Guilty In Death of Referee Teen Pleads Guilty In Death of Referee
· 2

A 17-year-old Utah boy pleaded guilty to a charge of homicide by assault Monday in a case that has many questioning the presence of violence in sports. The incident comes soon after another unbelievable sports-related event, during which a Brazilian …

Sarah Thomas: First Female Referee Sarah Thomas: First Female Referee

Sarah Thomas, the 39-year-old referee, may become the first female permanent game official in the National Football League, come 2014. The former college basketball player began officiating high school ball games at the age of 23 and says that ‘she …

Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil
· 198

A soccer match in Brazil has ended badly. Long story short: A referee flags a player; player gets ticked off and fights the referee; the referee breaks out a knife and stabs the player in self-defense; the player dies; the …

Punched Ref Dies After Time in Coma Punched Ref Dies After Time in Coma
· 1

A Utah man died on Saturday after being punched while refereeing a soccer game one week ago. According to an Associated Press report, 46-year-old Ricardo Portillo died at a Salt Lake City hospital after spending a week in a coma. …

NHL Referee Murder: Ladislav Scurko Convicted of Stabbing Former Tenant NHL Referee Murder: Ladislav Scurko Convicted of Stabbing Former Tenant
· 4

NHL referee murder: Ladislav Scurko, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2004, has been convicted of stabbing a former referee, according to Yahoo News. The incident occurred in 2008 following a dispute between Scurko and Marek Liptaj, who …