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  1. espnW -- NBA ref Violet Palmer paved the way for other women

    Johnette Howard

    Controversy greeted Violet Palmer as one of the first female refs in the NBA. Today no one seems to care that two new women are in training. You can thank Palmer for that, Johnette Howard writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  2. Kyle Lowry of Houston Rockets pleads no contest in Las Vegas misd...

    A lawyer has entered a no contest plea for Kyle Lowry in a bid for dismissal of a misdemeanor battery case alleging the Houston Rockets guard threw a basketball at a female referee and threatened her during a game at a Las Vegas gym last September.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2012
  3. NBA referee Violet Palmer stands her ground

    Adena Andrews

    In the second installment of a two-part series, NBA referee Violet Palmer, the first female referee and a 13-year veteran, talks to espnW about her hectic travel schedule and being on the floor during a legendary NBA fight.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2011
  4. NBA referee Violet Palmer is making the calls

    Adena Andrews

    Violet Palmer was the first female referee in the NBA, and 13 years into her NBA career, she still is calling the shots. In the first installment of a two-part series, Palmer talks to espnW about her life as a referee.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  5. Broadcaster offers on-air apology for sexist remarks

    Boston Celtics radio analyst Cedric Maxwell apologized on the air Wednesday night for saying that a female referee should "go back to the kitchen" after he disagreed with one of her calls.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2007
  6. Palmer first female to ref NBA playoff game

    Violet Palmer became the first woman to referee an NBA playoff game, working Game 2 of the first-round series between the Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2006
  7. Kantner reportedly had no warning before firing

    Dee Kantner, one of the NBA's two female referees, has been fired, the NBA said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2002
  8. espnW -- Female referees deserve their chance at the pros

    Jane McManus

    The NFL has included two women on its list of officials. Clearly they know what they're signing up for, so let them prove their mettle, just like their male counterparts did.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  9. Female line judge Shannon Eastin makes history in NFL

    Shannon Eastin was the line judge in Sunday's St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions game, making her the first woman to be an official in a regular-season game.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2012