January 27, 2012 |
Instant replay in major sports: NCAA football: Replay officials in the press box can review all plays and make final decisions. Coaches have a limited number of challenges. NBA: Officiating crew can use courtside monitors in limited situations, including last-second and three-point shots. Major League Baseball: Umpires leave the field to review disputed home runs. Beginning this season, fan interference and trapped balls can be reviewed. NHL: Goal/no goal calls are reviewed by an on-site video goal judge and by officials in a Toronto "situation room.
August 2, 2010 |
Upon further review, turns out instant replay in baseball isn't such a bad idea after all. And not just for disputed home run calls but for forceouts, tag plays on the basepaths, hit batters, even to determine if a runner missed a base. Oh, did we mention we're talking about Little League? While Commissioner Bud Selig and major league umpires continue to treat the idea of video replay as if it were radioactive, Little League President Stephen Keener is expanding its use at this month's World Series to include virtually everything except ball and strike calls.
October 8, 2010 |
The refrain is a familiar one. After television replays expose a blown call, Commissioner Bud Selig insists there is no great outcry among players and club officials for increased use of instant replay to review calls. And, on the day after the National League division series opener between the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves was heavily influenced by a blown call, there was no great outcry at AT&T Park. "You're taking everything that's great out of baseball ? the human element," Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff said Friday.
March 31, 2004 |
NFL owners voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to keep instant replay, for at least another five seasons. The oft-debated officiating tool passed by a 29-3 vote, with only Kansas City, Indianapolis and Cincinnati opposing it. The owners discussed making it a permanent rule but chose not to vote on that, instead approving a five-year extension of the status quo with a minor wrinkle: If a coach is successful on his two allotted challenges, he will get a third.
March 18, 1999
* Coaches will get two challenges a game, with "a replay assistant" to determine if something is to be reviewed in the final two minutes of each half. * Coaches will have to act in the 40 seconds between the time a play ends and the ball is put back into play again to make the challenge. The referee on the field will then review the play. If he turns down the challenge, the team making it will lose a timeout. If he upholds the challenge, the team will retain the timeout.
July 30, 2002 |
The NBA approved the use of instant replay Monday, only months after several controversial last-second calls in the playoffs. Beginning with the 2002-03 preseason, referees will automatically review any shot that goes in with no time left on the clock in any quarter or overtime. They will also be able to use video to determine if a player had his foot on the three-point line or out-of-bounds line.