REFEREE

  • Atletico Madrid coach Simeone suspended for eight games August 26, 2014

    Spanish champion Atletico Madrid will have to find a way to win without their inspirational coach for the next month. The Spanish football federation suspended Atletico coach Diego Simeone for eight matches on Monday after he was sent off for a vehement protest that included tapping an assistant referee on...
  • Match referees are biased against India: Sunil Gavaskar December 15, 2013

    Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has fanned an old controversy wherein the bias of match referees against players from the subcontinent, especially India, has often been a talking point. In three days India begin the Test series in South Africa at Johannesburg, and Gavaskar, while writing in a newspaper, has raised...
  • UEFA bans two Armenian officials for life for fixing August 22, 2013

    Nyon: UEFA has banned two football referees from Armenia for life for trying to fix a Europa League match in a betting scam. UEFA says referee Andranik Arsenyan and assistant Hovhannes Avagyan admitted trying to corrupt Vikingur's 1-0 win at Inter Turku in Finland. UEFA investigated after its betting monitoring unit...
  • Former England captain Denness dies aged 72 April 19, 2013

    London: Mike Denness, the only Scotsman to captain England, has died of cancer at the age of 72, the BBC reported on Friday. Denness, a stylish righthander who led England in 19 of his 28 Tests, dropped himself for the fourth Test at Sydney on the 197475 tour of Australia...
  • Brazilian footballer sacked after 'karate kick' on referee March 13, 2013

    Sao Paulo: A Brazilian footballer has been sacked by his club and faces assault charges after attacking a referee with a "karate kick" to the chest during a weekend match. Independente defender Johnny dos Santos was immediately arrested by police after the incident that took place during his team's 0-1...
  • Barcelona goalie Victor Valdes suspended for four La Liga games March 6, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been suspended for four Spanish league matches after receiving a straight red card for verbally abusing a referee following his team's 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid at the weekend. The competition committee of the Spanish Football Federation sanctioned Valdes on Wednesday, the club said in...
  • Chelsea accuse referee of inappropriate language October 29, 2012

    London: Chelsea accused referee Mark Clattenburg of using "inappropriate language" at two players during Sunday's Premier League match against Manchester United, and lodged an official complaint with the Football Association. Clattenburg sent off two Chelsea players in the 32 loss to United at Stamford Bridge and allowed a contentious late winning...
  • TuckerKettleborough to officiate at IndPak tie September 26, 2012

    Colombo: Rod Tucker and Richard Kettleborough will be the onfield umpires for Sunday's highprofile match between India and Pakistan in the Super Eight stage of the ICC World Twenty20 here. The ICC Wednesday announced the list of umpires and match referees for the Super Eight stage of the tournament, with former...
  • ICC names World T20 umpires, match referees September 9, 2012

    Dubai: The ICC on Sunday announced the names of umpires and match referees who will officiate in the group stage of the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in Sri Lanka from September 18 to October 7. The match referees' responsibilities for the men's tournament will be shared among Ranjan Madugalle...
  • Greece were victimized by referees: Karagounis June 17, 2012

    Warsaw: Greece's qualification for the Euro 2012 quarterfinals is a triumph because the team has constantly been victimized by referees, captain Giorgos Karagounis said. The Greeks felt they were denied a clear penalty in the 10 win over Russia that secured a place in the knockout stages, as Karagounis was tripped...
  • Crowe set to complete 50 Tests as match referee April 6, 2012

    Dubai: New Zealand's Jeff Crowe will become only the fifth member of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) panel of Match Referees to complete a halfcentury of Tests when he takes the field for toss in the first Test between the West Indies and Australia in Bridgetown on Saturday. Crowe made his...
  • Pakistan fined for slow overrate in Mirpur March 12, 2012

    Mirpur: Pakistan have been fined for maintaining a slow overrate during their 21run victory over Bangladesh in the inaugural match of the Asia Cup tournament on Sunday. Match referee David Boon imposed the fines after MisbahulHaq's side was ruled to be two overs short of their target when time allowances were...
  • Chris Broad officiates in 200th ODI March 4, 2012

    Brisbane: Chris Broad on Sunday became only the second ICC match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs when he took the field for the toss in the first triseries final between Australia and Sri Lanka here. The 54yearold former England opener made his debut in 2004 in Dunedin in an ODI...
  • Mascherano sent off after Barcelona defeat February 12, 2012

    Barcelona: Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano was sent off in the tunnel following a heated confrontation with the referee after his side's 32 loss to Osasuna on Saturday. The former Liverpool man was yellowcarded on 88 minutes by Jose Romero for protesting a decision, but shortly after the game, he was shown...
  • Srinath to officiate first two PakEng Tests January 10, 2012

    Lahore: Former India pacer Javagal Srinath will be the match referee for the first two Tests between Pakistan and England in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this month. According to the list of officials announced for the Test, ODI and T20 series, New Zealand's Jeff Crowe will replace Srinath after the first...
  • I don't accept refereeing Injustices: Inter's Materazzi September 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Inter Milan defender Marco Materazzi has hit out at the refereeing standards in Italy, as he perceives there has been one rule for him and another for Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo. The Brazilian midfielder, who signed for the Bianconeri this summer from Fiorentina, was booked in their 22 draw...
  • Taekwondo fights for Olympic survival after kick in the face August 24, 2008

    Beijing: A kick in the face of a taekwondo referee by furious loser Angel Valodia Matos had officials in damage control on Sunday as they tried to prop up a sport which is fighting for Olympic survival. Controversy was the last thing taekwondo needed in Beijing following angry scenes in Athens...
  • Cuban exchamp expelled for kicking referee August 23, 2008

    Beijing: Cuba's former Olympic taekwondo champion Angel Valodia Matos was expelled from major international competitions for kicking the referee in the head when he was disqualified in a match on Saturday. The 31yearold chased Swedish referee Chakir Chelbat as soon as he was sent off for taking too much injury time...