Top-seeded Novak Djokovic defaulted his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open after hitting a tennis ball in anger that smacked a line judge in the face.
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NBA players and referees will wear a commemorative black band on their uniforms honoring former commissioner David Stern, who died Wednesday.
Instead of lifting up a standard of players skillfully executing their duties within the bounds of the rules of the game, expectations seem to be that the most effective players are those who learn how to get away with breaking the rules – those who do it discreetly or within the limits often overlooked by the referee.
The New Jersey Division of Civil Rights is investigating an incident at a high school wrestling match this week in which a referee told a black wrestler to cut off his dreadlocks or forfeit the match.
We played a great first half and in our maiden game led the defending county champions 1-0. The half was not without incident. At one point a Stone Mountain girl clearly knocked one of my players down, and I got all over the referee, just as I would have done on the football “field” or basketball “court” or baseball “diamond.”
The head of NFL referees wants to see penalties eliminated for touchdown celebrations.