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  1. Debatable penalty gives Rapids draw

    Associated Press

    #INSERT type:video END# HARRISON, N.J. -- With replacement referees handling the games, there was bound to be some controversy in Major League Soccer this season. It happened in Week 2. Vicente Sanchez scored on a penalty in the 72rd minute ...

    Recap | Conversation | March 15, 2014
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  3. MLS, PRO lock out MLS referees over contract dispute

    Jeff Carlisle | ESPNFC.com

    MLS news

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  4. Yearbook, Oct. 4: NFL's replacement players

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 4, 1987: With the NHL lockout under way and the NFL referee lockout a not-so-distant memory, we look back, 25 years back, to a time when replacement players, not replacement referees, roamed the field in official uniforms. The first occurrenc...

    Blog | October 04, 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. 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
  7. The Trenches NFL Podcast: Robert Mays and Ephraim Salaam

    Robert Mays

    In this week's Trenches, Ephraim and I start by wrapping up the discussion about the replacement referees before getting to actual ... well, OK, it took us a bit to get to actual football. Along with talk about his disastrous game against John Abraha...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  8. Flem File: Replacement refs in one sentence

    David Fleming

    So the NFL owners and referees have finally struck a deal to bring the real refs back to work, starting with the Browns-Ravens game tonight. And my first reaction to this news was: What's the rush? Sure, the Packers may have just been cheated o...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  9. Check out Week 4 'Madden 13' NFL sims

    Playbook Tech

    In a wild Week 3 of NFL football, the "Madden 13" engine didn't do so well, finishing the week a Browns-like 5-11. But in defense of "Madden," the simulations weren't factoring in the replacement referees. So now that the NFL has reached an a...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  10. Fans venting on the replacement referees, plus the Thursday pick

    Bill Simmons

    The shockwave of the replacement referees' legacy, plus Thursday's Skunk of the Week.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  11. Why did deal with officials take so long? - NFL

    Andrew Brandt

    Now that the NFL and its officials have reached a deal, it's fair to ask why it took so long, Andrew Brandt writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  12. Playbook caption contest winner

    Kurt Snibbe

    Earlier today, we posted a blank cartoon, and readers offered their captions. Our favorite was by commenter great blue one. Check your ESPN.com profile message center for an email. Thanks for participating. Check back Thursday for another cartoon....

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  13. Timing of ref deal unfair to Ravens, Browns

    Jamison Hensley

    By now, everyone has begun celebrating the news that the referee lockout is close to ending and the officials could return in time for this weekend's games. That is, everyone except the Ravens and the Browns. Having the replacement referees handle...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  14. Cowboys worried about playing, not referees

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas - The officiating has been and will be an issue every week the replacement referees is being used in the NFL, but perhaps even more so this week after the fiasco up in Seattle on Monday. The Cowboys are on pace for a team-record in p...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Braves Headed to the Playoffs

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Braves a 4-3 win over the Marlins and help his team secure a playoff be...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  16. Kurt Snibbe's Playbook caption contest

    Kurt Snibbe

    Take a shot at writing a cartoon caption. Playbook cartoonist Kurt Snibbe will offer up a blank cartoon each weekday morning, and he will fill in the blank with our favorite reader submission at the end of the business day. So please, by all means...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  17. Barkley feels for NFL replacement officials

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- USC quarterback Matt Barkley watched the ending of the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks game on Monday Night Football. He said he thought it was "bananas." He also felt some sympathy for the replacement referees forced to make a d...

    Blog | September 25, 2012