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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. Get ready for the Final Four madness

    Nneka Ogwumike

    The season everyone waits for every year brings so much excitement, expectation and exhilaration! Since we've all known, March is the time for one thing only: madness. From fans to coaches to referees to players, March Madness is infectious. In my pe...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  3. NCAA women's college soccer -- Crystal Dunn's brilliance lifts No...

    Graham Hays

    Dominating no matter which position she plays, Crystal Dunn has carried North Carolina back to the College Cup after a two-year absence.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  4. espnW -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell puts on a sorry spectacle...

    Jane McManus

    Despite his apology to NFL fans for using replacement officials, commissioner Roger Goodell's hubris -- and lack of credibility -- are on full display.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  5. espnW -- Players, coaches on right side of ref controversy

    Jane McManus

    The NFL should be grateful Monday night's debacle is the worst development to come out of the replacement ref saga and find a way to get the regular officials back on the field before the NFL loses any more credibility.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  6. espnW -- NFL replacement ref Shannon Eastin ready for scrutiny

    Jane McManus

    Shannon Eastin knows her decision to cross a picket line and become the NFL's first female official will subject her to extreme scrutiny.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Even coach's blunder can't sink U.S. wate...

    Wayne Drehs

    Adam Krikorian's untimely timeout request allowed Australia to send the semifinal into OT and set the U.S. coach up for a lifetime of comparisons with Chris Webber.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  8. NFL: Woman will be among replacement refs

    Jane McManus

    The NFL has confirmed a woman will be among the group of referees used as replacements during the current lockout of NFL officials.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  9. Calling the Shots -- Women earning their stripes in NYC

    Amanda Rykoff

    It's possible that one of the two women taking part in this year's NFL Officiating Academy will someday be on the field on Sundays.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2011
  10. Calling the Shots -- Refereeing at highest level a long shot in N...

    Sarah Spain

    Since the women's game has evolved, female referees channeled their energies in that direction. The numbers are stacked against them on the men's side.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2011
  11. Calling the Shots -- Women have made forays into men's soccer

    Meri-Jo Borzilleri

    Women have refereed in MLS and lower tiers of the men's international game, and those who have think they are better for it.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2011
  12. Calling the Shots -- Where's the next Violet Palmer?

    Pat Borzi

    The NBA opened its door to women referees in 1997 but since then has not promoted anyone from the D-League. Officials say it will happen.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  13. L'Arbitre

    Directed by Ruhi Hamid

    Marie Agnes Makengi Kapinga is the first female international soccer referee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite physical and verbal abuse from fans, she is determined to press on to gain respect for the women of her country.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2011
  14. Women's World Cup -- Caroline Seger frustrated in friendly

    Caroline Seger

    Sweden falls to England 2-0 but learns an important lesson that will help in World Cup play.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  15. Going through withdrawal

    Sarah Spain

    The three referees who botched Wednesday's St. John's-Rutgers game have voluntarily withdrawn from the Big East tournament. Here are a few other sports figures who should follow suit.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  16. 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