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  1. About Last Night: Penguins Sent Packing

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy rooting for the NBA to bring out the replacement refs, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist was immense, winning his fifth straight Game 7, as the New York Rangers beat the...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. MLS, PRO lock out MLS referees over contract dispute

    Jeff Carlisle |

    MLS news

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  3. Super Bowl XLVII -- NFL announces officiating crew

    A seven-man officiating crew led by referee Jerome Boger was announced for Super Bowl XLVII by the NFL on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2013
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  5. Check out Playbook's Photos of the Year!

    Playbook Visuals

    No controversy here: It's been quite a year in sports, from Giant triumphs (both New York and San Francisco) to the lifting of LeBron's burden to the riding out of replacement refs ... and that's just the start. In truth, competitions near and far ma...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  6. The Sports Guy's Week 13 picks and trying to keep up with all the...

    Bill Simmons

    The 2012 NFL season will be memorialized as the season football changed, but not necessarily for the better — plus Week 13 picks.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  7. With James Harden, Andre Drummond, Rockets and Pistons hope to su...

    LZ Granderson

    Will James Harden make the Rockets better? Can rookie Andre Drummond help the Pistons surprise some people? Time to find out.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2012
  8. Are NFL teams hacking helmet headsets?

    Katie Linendoll

    Now that the replacement refs have been replaced and yellow flag-throwing order has been restored, football fans may have a new issue to worry about: helmet hacking. Robert Griffin III claimed to have a helmet malfunction late in Sunday's Redskin...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  9. NFL Hot Read: Replacement refs tell their side of the story

    Elizabeth Merrill and Wayne Drehs

    The NFL's replacement refs came from all walks of life and exited the stage in dramatic fashion. Who were they? Why did they do it? And where will they go now?

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  10. Barden's flag buries Giants in Philly

    Ian Begley

    PHILADELPHIA -- You couldn't blame the replacement refs for this one. Actually, you couldn't blame the real refs either. The flag on Ramses Barden for offensive pass interference late in the fourth quarter had to be thrown. Barden blatant...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  11. How much did replacement refs cost?

    Darren Rovell

    We all know how much credibility the replacement refs cost the NFL. But how much did it actually cost the league? There were a total of 135 replacement officials hired. Seventeen of them were head referees and were paid $3,500 for each game ($28,0...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  12. The NFL will pay replacement officials this weekend

    The NFL will pay its 112 replacement officials this weekend even though they are no longer working games, according to reports.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2012
  13. NFL official Ed Hochuli tried to keep fellow referees sharp with ...

    Shaun Assael

    When the NFL's official referees take the field Sunday, they'll be out of practice, but they won't be rusty. And for that, you can thank Ed Hochuli, the 61-year-old Phoenix lawyer and veteran referee who will be helming the Bengals-Jaguars game. Duri...

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  14. Cousin Sal's Week 4 NFL Prop Bets!

    Sal Iacono

    I may be the only degenerate football fan in the country who is going to miss the replacement refs. Not because I thought they were competent or belonged anywhere near an NFL stadium, but because during the short time they were employed, I enjoyed th...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  15. Denver Broncos coach John Fox appeals fine, source says

    Ed Werder

    Denver Broncos head coach John Fox filed an appeal Friday with the NFL office contesting his $30,000 fine for inappropriate behavior toward the replacement officiating crew, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  16. Agony of Defeat: National Football Losing

    The Agony of Defeat

    Losses. Bad breaks. When these things happen, players and coaches and fans wear the fallout on their faces, showing a side of sports that's painful -- but also compelling. Playbook is working with the Tumblr "The Agony of Defeat" to find the most eye...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  17. Joe Flacco runs, passes for TDs as Ravens hold off Browns

    The regular NFL officials returned to work Thursday night, and the fans gave them a warm welcome back before bestowing their loudest cheers upon the Baltimore Ravens, who never trailed in a 23-16 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 27, 2012