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Penn State Abuse Scandal Voted Sports Story Of Year Again

AP | By RACHEL COHEN | Posted 02.18.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The Penn State child sex abuse scandal was selected as the sports story of the year by U.S. editors and news directors in an annual vote c...

Unions in the News

Frances Causey | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Frances Causey

We cannot afford to allow our unions to be dismantled. Unions, after all, are the manifestation of the idea that we are more powerful and able to fight for our rights together.


AP | SCHUYLER DIXON | Posted 11.29.2012 | Sports

IRVING, Texas — NFL officials ended their labor dispute with the league by approving a new eight-year contract with a 112-5 vote Saturday, then ...

Refs Back To Immediately

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.27.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The NFL's regular officiating crews are back. Their return couldn't have come soon enough for many players, coaches and fans. After two...

It's Officials: The NFL, Refs Reach Agreement

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- So long, replacement refs. The NFL's regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night. After two days of marathon negotiat...

Report: Real NFL Refs Could Be Back This Weekend

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 11.26.2012 | Sports

With Commissioner Roger Goodell at the table, the NFL and referees' union pressed toward a settlement Wednesday to end a three-month lockout that trig...

Green Bay Local News Mocks NFL

Posted 09.26.2012 | Sports

While some Packers fans protested outside Lambeau Field on Tuesday after the replacement official controversy on "Monday Night Football" that resulte...

WATCH: Are You Smarter Than A Replacement Ref?

Posted 09.26.2012 | Comedy

Sunday night's NFL match-up between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks ended controversially when a pair of replacement refs called a game-win...

Reactions To NFL Officiating Mayhem

Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

For all of their ineptitude between the lines, the replacement officials being deployed by the NFL have managed one incredible feat. They have made a ...

Romney Tackles NFL Replacement Refs

Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney joined a chorus of politicians on Tuesday decrying the NFL's replacement referees after a blown call on "Monday Night Football" cost the G...

NFL Debacle Inspire 'Replacement Google'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.09.2012 | Sports

While the most common reactions to Monday night's Seahawks-Packers officiating meltdown were general outrage and forfeiting money to Las Vegas bookmak...

Rodgers: 'The Game Is Being Tarnished'

AP | CHRIS JENKINS | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Still seething about a controversial , decisive call that went against the Green Bay Packers in Seattle, Aaron Rodgers used h...

NJ Senate Moves To Ban Sporting Events With Replacement Refs

Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

One politician in New Jersey has decided to take action against the NFL in the wake of the officiating debacle in Seattle on "Monday Night Football." ...

NFL Upholds Seahawks Win (But Admits Packers Got Screwed)

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NFL put its stamp of approval on the still-smoldering outcome of the Green Bay-Seattle game: Wrong call....

What Effect Did Replacement Refs Make In Vegas?

AP | KEN RITTER and OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas oddsmakers say $300 million or more changed hands worldwide on a controversial referee call that decided the Monday Night ...

'The Result Of Game Is Final'

Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

Despite the protests in Green Bay and the outrage on Twitter, the NFL has decreed "the result of the game is final." The aggrieved Packers are 1-2...

Jason Linkins

Boycott The NFL, Now | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2012 | Sports

Boycott the NFL, everyone. Do it now. I'm going to try not to belabor this point. Everyone who is a fan of the National Football League either wit...

Roger Goodell And NFL Should Be Ashamed Of Replacement Refs

Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

"Protect the shield." -- That's what the NFL and its stone-faced commissioner Roger Goodell tell its players. After Monday night's debacle between Green Bay and Seattle, the NFL should be embarrassed by the product it put on the field.

Packers' Win Intercepted By Replacement Officials

AP | TIM BOOTH | Posted 11.24.2012 | Sports

SEATTLE — M.D. Jennings was convinced he had the ball pinned to his chest the entire time and would be awarded an interception to cap Green Bay'...

Replacement Refs Spark Outrage With Controversial Call

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.24.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The furor over the work of replacement officials reached a fevered pitch during Week 3 in the NFL, especially Monday night when Seattle be...

Packers Lash Out On Twitter After Loss

Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports

Not surprisingly, the Green Bay Packers are not very happy with the NFL or its replacement referees. Perhaps no member of the Pack was more upset than...

"They're Blind": A Playlist for the Replacement Refs & the NFL

David Wild | Posted 11.24.2012 | Sports
David Wild

This was truly the NFL's Night of Shame, and it had better be the last. Last night's misadventure in Seattle is bigger than one football game. It's about the stunning arrogance of Roger Goodell and the NFL in thinking fans will not care if the game they love is officiated in a remotely professional and fair manner.

NFL Punishes Two Coaches For Abusing Replacement Refs

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The NFL fined Broncos coach John Fox $30,000 and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $25,000 on Monday for arguing with replacement officia...

Replacement Ref Admits Major Mistake

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Replacement official Ken Roan didn't just make a key mistake on a basic rule by allowing San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh t...

Replacements Cause More Chaos In Week 3

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.23.2012 | Sports

Week 3 of the NFL produced more suspect calls during several games, and it also produced a meeting between the league and the locked out officials' un...