August 20, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Umpires want baseball to take another look at instant replay. Umps said their governing board voted Tuesday to boycott a conference call with management intended to discuss implementing replay, angry that their concerns aren't being addressed. Major League Baseball responding by saying it canceled today's call because it doesn't have a replay agreement with the union. "A lot of the procedural issues necessary for instant replay to be implemented need to be worked out," World Umpires Assn.
June 11, 2008 |
NBA referees manipulated Game 6 of a 2002 playoff series to favor the Lakers and bring about a seventh game against the Sacramento Kings, disgraced former referee Tim Donaghy alleged in court papers filed Tuesday. Describing two former referee peers as "company men," Donaghy claims in a letter filed by his lawyer that "it was in the NBA's interest to add another game to the series." Without naming the teams involved, the letter to U.S. District Judge Carol Bagley Amon in Brooklyn describes a playoff series in 2002 that went seven games.
September 11, 2009 |
NBA referees are prepared to be locked out for the start of the season after negotiations with the league on a new contract broke down this week when Commissioner David Stern ended the latest bargaining session. No further talks are scheduled -- and when they do resume, it'll be without the commissioner. Referees spokesman Lamell McMorris accused Stern of acting childish and not negotiating in good faith, so Stern removed himself from the process. Stern said Thursday he told McMorris that, "In fact, if it was going to get personal -- which apparently he's decided to make it by calling news media and leveling a series of inaccurate allegations -- that I would absent myself from the negotiations, which I have.
May 2, 2008 |
WASHINGTON -- Umpire Kerwin Danley still has headaches, five days after he was hit in the mask by a pitch from the Dodgers' Brad Penny. Danley's condition is being monitored by Major League Baseball and he is not yet scheduled to return to work, the World Umpires Assn. said Thursday. He was briefly knocked unconscious by the fastball to the right side of his jaw and was hospitalized briefly after Saturday night's game. CT scans were negative, the union said.
September 28, 2007 |
The World Umpires Assn. will not contest the season-ending suspension given to Mike Winters for using a vulgarity aimed at San Diego's Milton Bradley on Sunday. "I've spoken with Mike Winters, and he sincerely regrets what happened on the field that day," union spokesman Lamell McMorris said.
March 6, 2004 |
Referee Michael Henderson, whose blown call at the end of a Laker-Nugget game drew a rebuke from the NBA, will return to the court after meeting with league officials. "He will resume his normal schedule," NBA spokesman Tim Frank said, declining to give details about the meeting.