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  1. Richie Phillips, MLB ump, NBA referee negotiator, dies at 72

    Richie Phillips, a tough-talking Philly lawyer who became a negotiator for Major League Baseball umpires and NBA referees, has died. He was 72.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  2. New frontier for MLS referees

    Jeff Carlisle

    When MLS and the U.S. Soccer Federation teamed up last year to form the Professional Referee Organization (PRO), it was done with the intent of putting programs in place to improve the standard of refereeing in the U.S. and Canada. Yet the initiative...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  3. Match-Fixing in Soccer

    Brian Phillips

    How #*%!ed is the beautiful game?

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  4. Will instant replay system hurt or benefit MLB? - ESPN The Magazi...

    Howard Bryant

    Think it's long past time baseball embraces instant replay? In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes to be careful what you wish for.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2012
  5. View from Atlanta: Mets' rookie dress-up

    Adam Rubin

    Adam Rubin While the veterans wore NFL jerseys, Mets rookies were forced to dress as NFL replacement referees -- with skimpy skirts. That included Jenrry Mejia. Adam Rubin Jeurys Familia, who starts Monday, and reliever Elvin Ramirez got int...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  6. Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 4 picks

    Bill Simmons

    It's a final cleansing of the Sports Guy's inbox, plus Week 4 picks.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  7. Herd on ESPN Radio: Show in Review

    Texans QB Matt Schaub talks about Houston's defense, what players think of the NFL's replacement referees, preparing to face the Broncos and more. Schaub ESPN NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck shares his thoughts on Buccaneers-Giants, Tom Coughlin, Michae...

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  8. Herd on ESPN Radio: Show in Review

    ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi dishes on the Patriots' offensive line, what it's like playing in the season-opening game, the replacement referees and more. Bruschi SI's Peter King shares his thoughts on Cowboys-Giants and what to expect from the Je...

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  9. Herd on ESPN Radio: Show in Review

    Colin shares his thoughts on Lance Armstrong's decision not to contest the USADA's doping allegations, the culture of cycling and more. Listen ESPN NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck talks about the replacement referees, the nature of the preseason, why he...

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2012
  10. 2010 FIFA World Cup: U.S. federation open to added ref, technolog...

    The head of the U.S. Soccer Federation is willing to have Major League Soccer experiment with changes that would reduce errors by on-field officials.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2010
  11. Until Bud Selig says otherwise, umpires like Joe West are part of...

    Buster Olney

    While other sports have worked hard to subdue any interaction between coaches, players and referees -- can you imagine Bill Belichick racing out to argue with Ed Hochuli? -- MLB continues to offer up its umpires and their battles as part of the show.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2010
  12. Lack of leadership damaging to major sports

    Todd Boyd

    Unlike true leaders, David Stern, Bud Selig and Roger Goodell are hiding from ugly truths.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2008
  13. Umpires express displeasure with MLB's background checks

    Umpires called out Major League Baseball for talking with their neighbors.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2007
  14. After balking initially, minor league umpires OK background check...

    The union for minor league umpires said its members will let MLB perform background checks.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2007
  15. Stars billboard makes light of NBA referee scandal

    A Dallas Stars billboard takes a swipe at the NBA's referee scandal.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2007
  16. The Big Rotowski: Re-scouting the class of '06

    Christopher Harris

    Christopher Harris takes a look at the first-rounders from 2006 and how they're progressing.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2007