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Eddie Pells: No call in sports is above being picked apart

The replays stream onto our sets in high-definition on a practically endless loop, with no detail too small, or too big, to ignore: fingernails nicking basketballs, horses veering out of …


Norman Chad: NBA needs to fix its officiating problem

NBA players are upset at the officiating. Referees are upset that players keep grousing about the officiating. There is a simple solution here: Either find better officiating or stop whining …


Norman Chad: It’s official, another column about officiating

In a perfect world – and, boy oh boy, at the moment we are so far from a perfect world, it feels like I’m subletting a studio in Dante’s Inferno …


Missed calls aplenty, and the NFL is looking for fixes

This has been the year of the penalty in the NFL.


NFL Halfway: All seem to agree NFL officiating is appalling

In a divided nation, NFL officials are a unifying factor, because everyone seems to disagree with them.


Paul Newberry: There’s a troubling new game in town: attack the ref

Usually, we come to criticize referees, umpires and those who officiate the games we play.


NFL officiating getting attention this postseason

Here’s the deal, football fans: NFL officials are going to mess up. Calls will be missed. Others will be made that shouldn’t have been. Even the league knows that – …


Now out of stripes, Libbey reshaping WCC officiating

So intent were the 6,000-plus Gonzaga congregants on identifying and bonding with all the new Zags – Is that Manny? Which one is Dower? – that few noticed their favorite …