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December 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Pittsburgh Steelers fans have someone new to blame for their team's absence from the postseason. The officials from the Kansas City Chiefs-San Diego Chargers game on Sunday afternoon. The NFL said in a statement Monday that the Chargers should have been penalized for an illegal formation on a missed 41-yard field goal attempt by Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop with four seconds left in regulation. Had Succop made the kick, the Chiefs almost certainly would have won, the Chargers would have dropped to 8-8 and the Steelers would have claimed the final wild-card playoff spot in the AFC. Instead, the Chargers won in overtime, clinched the postseason berth and ended the Steelers' season at 8-8. If the officials had thrown a flag like the league said they should have, Succop would have gotten a chance to try the kick from five yards closer.
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SPORTS
April 30, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for one game for sticking out his chest to bump ref Marc Davis during Boston's 83-74 loss to Atlanta in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. The suspension means Rondo will not be able to play Tuesday night in Atlanta. Rondo was unhappy with a foul called by Davis. He was immediately ejected from the game. “I didn't intentionally chest-bump him, but that's what it appears to be,” Rondo said Sunday after the game.
OPINION
November 19, 2013 | Patt Morrison
He might have become a doctor like his father, but a grad school (Harvard) summer job researching health policy changed all that. Now as the head of the Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Altman deals not with lab numbers for a few patients but with healthcare data for millions. For years he headed up state and federal programs on welfare reform, homelessness and Medicaid. Since 1991, he's shaped the Menlo Park-based foundation as "a trusted source of information in a healthcare world dominated by vested interests.
SPORTS
February 4, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
What happens to an NFL player when he pushes a ref? Nothing, apparently. At least, if you are Cary Williams and it's the Super Bowl. After Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed intercepted a pass by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the second quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl, a scuffle between both teams broke out. As the players were being separated, Ravens cornerback Williams shoved a referee. SUPER BOWL 2013 FULL COVERAGE You can watch it all in the video above.
SPORTS
December 11, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Look for Toronto's Amir Johnson to be fined and suspended after he threw his mouthguard at referee David Jones following his ejection from the Raptors' 92-74 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. In a strange scene, Johnson and Jones played tug-of-war with the ball after a Portland free throw in the third quarter. Jones ejected Johnson, who tried to follow Jones toward the scorer's table. While being restrained by teammates, Johnson removed his mouthguard and threw it at Jones, hitting him in the back.
NEWS
September 25, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Jerry Markbreit was an NFL official for 33 years, the referee in eight conference championships and four Super Bowls. He never saw anything close to what he witnessed Monday night. Markbreit was at home outside of Chicago, watching Green Bay play at Seattle, and - like millions of other viewers - he was stunned by the officiating calls that were made, the ones that weren't made, and the Seahawks' game-winning Hail Mary that wasn't a catch but an interception. Photos: Was it a touchdown or an interception?
SPORTS
October 19, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
The Kings will be honored on Saturday at a gala fundraiser to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, whose goal is to support patients and advocate for research and a cure. The Kings will get the Emily Couric Public Service Award, named for the late Virginia state senator and sister of talk show host Katie Couric, in recognition of their longstanding efforts to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Spokeswoman Jennifer Reeves said the Kings have hosted several awareness nights at home games the last few seasons to inform fans about the organization's work and have produced two public service announcements that reinforced the message.
SPORTS
October 31, 2011 | T.J. Simers
Here I thought Pat Haden had a problem, with his football coach deciding to be a crybaby for Halloween. But I've got a daughter at home wearing a Tim Tebow jersey and a wife who asks me what I think of her dressed as Pinkalicious . I'd never heard of Pinkalicious, but there she was, dressed from pink shoes to the crown on her head with wings and a wand. And I thought watching Tebow was frightening. Pinkalicious apparently ate so many pink cupcakes she turned pink and, judging from the wife's costume, put on so much weight her backside was as big as Mt. Baldy.
SPORTS
April 23, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith apparently didn't like the line of questioning by a female reporter after a 3-1 loss to Vancouver on Monday, responding with comments that some are now describing as sexist. When Karen Thomson of Team 1040 radio in Vancouver asked about the Canucks' third goal of the game, during which it appeared Keith might have gone unpenalized for a slash, the player acted like he didn't know what she was talking about twice. He finally asked her, "What did you see?"
SPORTS
September 28, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Another night of boxing, more controversy. The sport currently comes with an odor. Even more than usual. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., more famous by birth than achievement, won a 10-round unanimous decision Saturday night at StubHub Center. He beat Bryan Vera of Austin, Texas, who had been put in the ring as a steppingstone opponent for bigger, more lucrative paydays in boxing's suddenly attractive middleweight divison. The decision was booed heartily by the crowd. It came in the immediate aftermath of the controversial draw scoring by Nevada judge C.J. Ross in the obvious, one-sided Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul "Canelo" Alvarez match.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Tennis referee Lois Goodman, once accused of fatally bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup, is suing the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Coroner, claiming false arrest and malicious prosecution. The criminal charges against Goodman, 70, of Woodland Hills, were dismissed last November after it was determined her DNA wasn't on the alleged weapon, and prosecutors determined there was insufficient evidence to proceed. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Goodman alleges she suffered "public humiliation after she was falsely arrested by LAPD detectives at the U.S. Open in New York as she was about to travel to the tour stadium in her tournament uniform.
SPORTS
June 3, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
The Pac-12 Network still hasn't reached agreement with DirecTV and the league is still smoldering over an officiating controversy last March. All in all, though, Commissioner Larry Scott pronounced it was a pretty good year for the Pac-12 Conference. Scott addressed a number of topics Monday during a conference call with reporters following last weekend's summer meetings in Park City, Utah: --The first year of the Pac-12 Network, Scott said, was “hugely successfully” -- despite the fact his league has yet to reach a deal with carrier DirecTV.
SPORTS
May 6, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
A recreational league soccer referee died Saturday night, a week after being punched in the head for issuing a yellow card to a teenage player. Nearly 100 people attended a candlelight vigil Sunday night for 46-year-old Ricardo Portillo on the front lawn of his Salt Lake City home. “He was a father, he was a friend, he was a grandfather; he left a whole family behind," his 26-year-old daughter, Johana Portillo, said. "They should think before they do something stupid.” According to accounts from a police report and witnesses, Portillo issued a yellow card to a 17-year-old goalie for pushing an opposing player.
SPORTS
May 6, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tom Brady may seem to have it all -- Super Bowl rings, a supermodel wife, a house with a moat -- but he's really just a regular guy, like you and me. You know, the kind of who appreciates the little things in life ... like winning a reported $25,000 at the Kentucky Derby. OK, so 25 grand may not qualify as a "little thing" to most of us regular guys -- heck, we don't even have the spare $4,700 Brady is said to have bet on Orb to win the big race. But it's chump change for someone who has a $60-million contract to play quarterback for the New England Patriots.
SPORTS
April 23, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith apparently didn't like the line of questioning by a female reporter after a 3-1 loss to Vancouver on Monday, responding with comments that some are now describing as sexist. When Karen Thomson of Team 1040 radio in Vancouver asked about the Canucks' third goal of the game, during which it appeared Keith might have gone unpenalized for a slash, the player acted like he didn't know what she was talking about twice. He finally asked her, "What did you see?"
SPORTS
May 6, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tom Brady may seem to have it all -- Super Bowl rings, a supermodel wife, a house with a moat -- but he's really just a regular guy, like you and me. You know, the kind of who appreciates the little things in life ... like winning a reported $25,000 at the Kentucky Derby. OK, so 25 grand may not qualify as a "little thing" to most of us regular guys -- heck, we don't even have the spare $4,700 Brady is said to have bet on Orb to win the big race. But it's chump change for someone who has a $60-million contract to play quarterback for the New England Patriots.
SPORTS
August 7, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
LONDON -- FIFA, the world governing body for soccer, is investigating Monday's Olympic semifinal between the U.S. women and Canada -- only it's not investigating what you think. According to Jeff Blair of the Toronto Globe and Mail, FIFA isn't concerned about the controversial rulings of Norwegian referee Christiana Pedersen but rather the Canadian team's reaction to those calls. According to the report FIFA is “analyzing incidents that occurred after the conclusion” of Canada's 4-3 overtime loss to the U.S.  The report left an unspoken threat of suspension and/or fines hanging over the team as it attempted to regroup ahead of Thursday's bronze-medal match against France.
SPORTS
March 14, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Floyd Mayweather Jr. lives a lifestyle that most of us regular folk can't even wrap our heads around. The boxing great provided the latest bit of evidence during an appearance on "Jim Rome on Showtime" on Wednesday night. After already discussing his incomprehensible home -- which apparently features suede walls and a two-story movie theater -- the conversation turned to Mayweather's infamous high-stakes bets. When asked the most he's ever won while gambling, Mayweather casually answered "probably $1.1, 1.2 million.
SPORTS
February 4, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
What happens to an NFL player when he pushes a ref? Nothing, apparently. At least, if you are Cary Williams and it's the Super Bowl. After Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed intercepted a pass by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the second quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl, a scuffle between both teams broke out. As the players were being separated, Ravens cornerback Williams shoved a referee. SUPER BOWL 2013 FULL COVERAGE You can watch it all in the video above.
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