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Lakers' Walton blasts refs for disparity in foul calls

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton is mad as heck and he’s not going to take it anymore. “I wasn’t going to say anything,” Walton told reporters after the Lakers’ overtime defeat versus the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. “I was going to save my money, but I just can’t anymore.”</p… NBA | theScore

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NFL refs director on criticism: 'We call what we're told to call'

Despite a recent wave of criticism from coaches and players regarding officiating – particularly around the new roughing the passer rules – NFL Referees Association executive director Scott Green says officials are grading out with a high percentage of correct calls while adapting to the league’s evolving rule changes. “There will be issues with officiating. There always are,” Green told ...

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Broncos: Refs admit key missed play-clock call

11:14 AM ET DENVER — The Broncos believe time ran out on the Kansas City Chiefs on a pivotal play in Kansas City’s game-winning drive Monday night. “It definitely was at zero. The replay showed that,” Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall said. “The ref told us that the ref that … www.espn.com – NFL

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Ravens safety: Refs 'harping' on helmet rule

10:56 AM ET CANTON, Ohio — The Baltimore Ravens are unsure of the new helmet rule after getting penalized for it in Thursday’s Hall of Fame game. “I’ll wait to see the TV copies and see what they look like,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said after a 17-16 win over the Bears. “So … www.espn.com – NFL

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Eagles players left confused after meeting with refs on new helmet rule

Several members of the Philadelphia Eagles said they were frustrated and confused after meeting with referees about a new rule that penalizes players 15 yards for lowering their head to contact an opponent with their helmet. For the meeting, the NFL put together a presentation that included videos with examples of illegal hits under the new rule. However, some of ...

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Former NFL officials: League could face issues in 2018 with 4 refs retiring

Four referees announced their retirement from the NFL this offseason, and other former officials are speaking out on what that means for the league. Ed Hochuli and Jeff Triplette retired shortly after the conclusion of the 2017 season, with the latter joining ESPN as a rules analyst. Terry McAulay also stepped… NFL | theScore

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NBA refs shut down Reddit idea that Warriors surround Curry on offense

It’s pure genius, but it would never work. Reddit user and true visionary Danmaker99 recently asked why the NBA champion Golden State Warriors don’t just lock arms and form a circle around Stephen Curry – a career 43.6 percent 3-point shooter – on offense so that he can consistently have open … NBA | theScore

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