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Instant Replay

Inventor Of Instant Replay Dies

AP | Posted 03.20.2015 | Media

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports 51 years ago, has died. He was...

Play Ball! Play Ball! Instant Replay Makes Its Debut for Baseball's 2014 Season

Howard Barbanel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports
Howard Barbanel

As baseball season gets underway, fans, players, managers and umpires are faced with the specter of the game becoming both faster and slower thanks to the new instant replay rules that have been put in effect for the first time.

MLB Approves Instant Replay

AP | BOB BAUM | Posted 03.18.2014 | Sports

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of um...

Should Pass Interference Be a Reviewable Call in the NFL?

Quora | Posted 02.08.2014 | Sports

The question is interesting in that it wonderfully showcases the complete idiocy of "instant" replay rules. "Instant" replays ... aren't!

MLB Finally Moving Ahead With Instant Replay

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Another baseball tradition is about to largely disappear: a manager, with a crazed look in his eyes, charging the field and get...

Major League Baseball Is Making an Error With Instant Replay

Seth Swirsky | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Seth Swirsky

Part of the fun of the game is watching a manager argue with an umpire who he feels made a bad call. It's exciting to see a manager thrown out of a ball game. It's one of the things that gets fans "up" in a game. With Instant Replay it becomes a much calmer, less exciting game.

Challenges Coming To MLB?

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Calling it a historic moment, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video revi...

Bob Costas on Being Commissioner, Changes Major League Baseball Needs and Race

Dexter Rogers | Posted 07.26.2013 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

I decided to reach out to Costas and gauge his potential interest in being commissioner. I also wanted to know Costas' thoughts about possible changes he would make in baseball.

The NFL Should Eliminate Coaches' Replay Challenges: Part II

Mitch Goldich | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports
Mitch Goldich

Back in September, while most of the football-watching world was worrying about replacement refs, I felt the league's decision to review all turnovers automatically had slipped undeservingly under the radar. So what happened in 2012?

The NFL Should Eliminate Coaches' Replay Challenges

Mitch Goldich | Posted 11.05.2012 | Sports
Mitch Goldich

With so many of the game's most critical plays now reviewed automatically, it's actually time to eliminate the coaches' challenge from the game outright.

Is MLB Surviving Without Instant Replay?

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 06.30.2012 | Sports

-- This wasn't Little League, so Dewayne Wise wasn't about to fess up. Sportsmanship only goes so far when you're wearing pinstripes and playing in Y...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.24.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Quarterback Carson Palmer made his debut for the Raiders and completed 11 passes. Unfortunately three of them were to the Kansas City Chiefs who won 28-0.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

After saying Sunday that some of his players were "crying in the locker room" after losing to Chicago, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra blamed the media for blowing it out of proportion.

TSA and Instant Replay

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Kathy Kemper

Discomfort to passengers is worth the improved security, just like stopping a game to look at an instant replay is worth getting the call right.

Bob Costas Rips MLB Commissioner

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NBC sportscaster Bob Costas sharply criticized baseball commissioner Bud Selig on the Dan Patrick Show over his decision to not expand instant replay ...

If He's on My Team, It's "Gamesmanship"

Ron Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ron Kaplan

In the seventh inning of the Sept. 15 game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, Derek Jeter hoodwinked the home plate umpire into believing he had been hit by a Chad Qualls pitch.

A Modest Proposal -- But Really -- Expand Instant Replay!

Eric Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Feldman

The limitations of the instant replay rules were seriously questioned after a blown call by umpire Jim Joyce at first base. But the protests have since died down. That is unfortunate, because it is time for instant replay to expand.

To Err Is Human

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The egregious mistakes made by World Cup field officials are far more insufferable than the incessant vuvuzelas. These kinds of errors, made while the world is watching, can be both embarrassing and dangerous.

Why Instant Replay Is Unnecessary

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

As awful as it was seeing Raul Valdes give up a walk-off grand slam on Wednesday night, I think it's fair to say that most of baseball's attention was focused on Armando Galarraga and his near-perfect game.

Baseball GMs Decline To Expand Instant Replay

AP | RICK GANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CHICAGO — Upon further review ... baseball general managers like instant replay the way it is. GMs failed to take a vote Tuesday on expanding i...

World Series Instant Replay Call Changes Game, Helps Yankees Beat Phillies

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

(AP) PHILADELPHIA - Guess who showed up for Halloween dressed as sluggers? The New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez, whose double clanked off a televi...

Challenges Have Their Faults: What Tennis Can Learn From The NFL

Adam Dub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Adam Dub

Umpires have been taken off the hook and in turn been made less accountable for their judgment

Baseball Instant Replay

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Danziger


Replay Comes To Wrigley

Chicago Tribune | Dave van Dyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The second-oldest ballpark in baseball, the last to be adorned with lights and the final one, begrudgingly, to enter the electronic signage age, Wrigl...

Will Leitch Bashes Bob Costas and George Will for the Sake of Instant Replay

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Hollander

As a matter of logic, particularly in baseball, the use of a technological umpire (like instant replay) for any reason sends us perilously down a slippery slope.