Super Bowl LV could be decided by penalties. And if that happens, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a distinct, unsurprising and…View More Will the Super Bowl Be Decided by Penalties?
COMPTON, Calif. — There are nearly 900 officials working in the top tier of men’s college basketball, keeping order at thousands of games. They wear…View More A Referee Pursues Her Calling in the Men’s Game
You’re still not allowed to touch the ball with your hands. But in many other important ways, the soccer being played by Massachusetts high schools…View More Play Hard. Have Fun. Don’t Touch Anyone.
Taking place during a global pandemic, the 2020 N.F.L. season always figured to be an outlier, and predictably there have been persistent coronavirus outbreaks, a…View More The N.F.L.’s High Scores This Season Might Be Related to the Pand
In the nearly 100 years they have been playing tennis at Roland Garros, the ritual has not altered. A ball lands close to a line.…View More Will This Be the Last French Open With Only Human Eyes Minding the Lines?
Kristina Mladenovic had reason to complain after blowing a 5-1 lead at a Grand Slam tournament for the second time this month. As rain roiled…View More Bad Call Sends Kristina Mladenovic Spiraling Again
The referee Zach Zarba had spent, by his count, roughly 23 nights a month away from home during the N.B.A.’s regular season for the past…View More Secrets of the Most Thankless N.B.A. Job: Referee
An experiment in automation that could change tennis has been well received at this year’s United States Open, but it might have been a bigger…View More Automated Judging Has Changed the U.S. Open. Except in a Crucial Moment
Since its opening in 1997, Arthur Ashe Stadium has been the site of some of the most thrilling tennis in the history of the game,…View More Ashe Stadium Again Turns Into an Arena of the Absurd
Novak Djokovic’s default from the United States Open after hitting a lineswoman in the neck with a ball that he struck toward the back of…View More Why Novak Djokovic Was Disqualified From the U.S. Open