NBA
WASHINGTON - The Washington Wizards were already short-handed, then lost Isaiah Thomas not even 90 seconds into the game when he was ejected for making contact with a referee.That left them too depleted to keep up with the Portland Trail Blazers ...
Jan 4, 2020
DO you think you have the skills to be a PBA referee? Do you have what it takes to make the right call amid the boos and catcalls from rival fans? And do you have the guts to stand by your call ...
Oct 11, 2019
UNIVERSITY of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol was thrown out on successive technical fouls in the Maroons' much-anticipated game against Ateneo on Sunday in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament.With emotions high in front of the ...
Sep 29, 2019
FERDINAND 'Bong' Pascual capped a busy fortnight in the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup by officiating the bronze-medal match between France and Australia in Beijing, China on Sunday.Pascual was one of the three officials who worked the game won by ...
Sep 15, 2019
SHENZHEN, China - FIBA suspended the officials who worked France's debated win over Lithuania for the remainder of the World Cup on Sunday, while upholding the final score of the protested game.Lithuania was down by two with 30 seconds remaining ...
Sep 8, 2019
PBA
SELDOM do the men in stripes get the sympathy of players, coaches, officials, and basketball fans alike.And it's unfortunate referee Emmanuel 'Emi' Tangkion is no longer around to see the outpouring of compassion to men performing what many ...
Apr 11, 2019
PBA
COLLEAGUES are mourning the death of PBA referee Emmanuel Tangkion, who passed away after he collapsed during a regular workout on Tuesday.Referees who officiated Game Three of the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal series between TNT and San Miguel wore '28' on ...
Apr 10, 2019
PBA
A GAME official's death cast a pall over the PBA's celebration as the league turned 44 on Tuesday.Guillermo Tangkion died while doing what he loved most, collapsing during a referees' workout at the JCSGO gym in Cubao ...
Apr 10, 2019
NBA
NEW YORK - Houston Rockets star James Harden has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officiating.The NBA announced the penalty on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), two days after Harden said he didn't think official Scott Foster ...
Feb 24, 2019
OBET Javier's day job is volleyball coach, and he's quite successful at it.His other job is that of a referee.Just days after steering Arellano University to a third straight NCAA championship, Javier made his debut officiating ...
Feb 17, 2019
NBA
NEW YORK - Golden State coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for verbally abusing and confronting a referee.The penalty announced Thursday (Friday, Manila time) by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, ...
Feb 15, 2019
PBA
HINDI raw kumpleto ang kare-kare kung walang bagoong.At dahil mahalagang sangkap ng kare-kare ang bagoong, importanteng bahagi naman sa isang basketball game at sa liga mismo ang mga referees.Ngayong papalapit na ang pinale ng PBA Governor's Cup, ...
Nov 27, 2018
ADD veteran boxing referee Bruce McTavish to the list of foreigners who have fallen in love with the Philippines and have taken the ultimate step in pledging that desire.McTavish, born in Auckland, New Zealand, is now a naturalized Filipino after the ...
Oct 2, 2018
PBA
IF you've come across the news about the recent fight between Blackwater big man Poy Erram and NLEX bruiser Michael Miranda, we hope you've noticed the good job done by the referees to keep the situation from getting ...
Dec 11, 2017
NBA
REFEREES have a thankless job.Someone inevitably complains about almost every call they make. Fans scream at them. Players scream at them. Coaches scream at them. They get the overwhelming majority of calls right. The ones they get wrong become big news. ...
Dec 6, 2017
NYON, Switzerland - Russian champion Spartak Moscow was charged by UEFA on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) after a fan fired a flare at the referee during a Champions League match.UEFA said its disciplinary panel will judge the case on Sept. 21.UEFA&# ...
Sep 15, 2017
MADRID - Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has been suspended for two matches after he used disrespectful language when complaining to a referee about being sent off in the Spanish league.The Spanish football federation's competition committee issued the ban on ...
Aug 24, 2017
A TECHNICAL official of the Palarong Pambansa basketball tournament believes the quality of officiating in the annual sporting event has improved.Bong Pascual, basketball technical consultant of the event organized by the Department of Education, said efforts made to improve officiating prior ...
May 1, 2017
GENEVA - FIFA has banned for life the referee who awarded a disputed penalty for South Africa against Senegal in a World Cup qualifying match.Referee Joseph Lamptey of Ghana gave a penalty for a non-existent handball against Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly. ...
Mar 21, 2017
PBA
ALLEIN Maliksi insisted his 'cooking' gesture late in Game Four of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series against Ginebra was mainly intended for his Star teammates.Whistled for a foul on Sol Mercado after the Gin Kings playmaker beat him ...
Feb 15, 2017
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