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February 24, 2005
STU BYKOFSKY'S comparison of those seeking a smoking ban to Nazis ("Nutter, Street & Nicotine Nazis blowing smoke again," Feb. 17) is inappropriate and offensive. Regardless of Mr. Bykofsky's view of whether restrictions should be imposed on smokers in public accommodations, his linkage is insensitive and painful. Such a comparison trivializes the bestiality and horror of the actions of the Nazi regime and its leaders, and dishonors the memory of 6 million Jews and others who perished during the Nazi campaign of genocide, which has no parallel in history.
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February 11, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The referee who took bribes to fix games was suspended by the German Soccer Federation yesterday in the country's worst corruption scandal in the sport in more than 30 years. The federation said Robert Hoyzer's suspension was for "unsportsmanlike conduct. " He has admitted rigging four games in return for $85,000 from a gambling syndicate led by three Croatian brothers, who have been arrested. He tried to manipulate two other games without success, and in one game his help wasn't needed.
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January 31, 1987 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
Charles Barkley is about to tread on sacred ground in the NBA. The 76ers' forward last night said he intends to file a complaint with the league office saying that referee Mike Mathis has been "unfair" to him and that Mathis has "held a grudge. " Mathis, a veteran official who worked the Sixers' victory over Cleveland at the Spectrum Wednesday night, has handled five games involving the Sixers this season. He ejected Barkley from a game in Atlanta last season, then ejected him again Wednesday night "for unsportsmanlike conduct.
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February 12, 2008 | By CHRIS BANKS For the Daily News
There was a referees' meeting at the Fox Chase Soccer Club last night. Meetings usually last about an hour. Talking about schedules, pay, mistakes and ways to correct them. But this meeting was different. Walt Fleming, nearly 89 years old but remarkably spry, was being honored for his dedication to soccer in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. And he was surprised. "They usually have meetings on Mondays, but I wasn't going. I'm retired. My grandson told me that he was buying equipment," Fleming said, laughing but still in shock.
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June 1, 1992 | by Paul Maryniak, Daily News Staff Writer
Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge I. Raymond Kremer is no stranger to the debate over judicial campaign fund-raising. As the longtime chairman of the state trial judges ethics committee, he's helped referee the debate. That committee filled the void created when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court directed the state Judicial and Inquiry Review Board in 1984 to stop giving judges advice on the murky code covering their own political fund-raising. The code sets rules for conduct during an election, but says nothing about post-election activity.
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May 15, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Bob McElwee, a 26-year NFL official from Haddonfield, N.J., won the first annual Art McNally award for commitment to sportsmanship, professionalism and leadership. The winner was selected by commissioner Paul Tagliabue and the NFL officiating department. The award was presented to McElwee at the annual meeting of NFL referees, head coaches and coordinators in Houston. Art McNally, a Philadelphia native, is a former NFL official and the league's longtime supervisor of officials who now serves as assistant supervisor.
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March 12, 1994 | by Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
Articulate and acrid, the unhappy Chasseur family - father Lloyd (Kevin Spacey), mother Caroline (Judy Davis) and delinquent son Jesse (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.) - are in desperate need of a referee. The marriage counselor in their postcard-perfect Connecticut town is unequipped for passing rulings on a union this far gone. "I'm not here to judge or to take sides," understanding Dr. Wong tells the bickering couple. "Then what good are you!" Caroline spits back. No, the Chasseurs' only hope is "The Ref" (Denis Leary)
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January 8, 1997 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Larry Nicholson was the top player on one of the city's better basketball teams and was being eyed by several Division I colleges. Now he's in trouble. One minute yesterday, Nicholson, a 6-4 senior forward at Murrell Dobbins Tech, was competing against Girard Academic Music Program in the first quarter of a Public League game at Guerin Recreation Center, 16th and Jackson streets, in South Philadelphia. The next, he was sucker-punching a referee in the face and was being led away in handcuffs.
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November 22, 1997
Remember when "the fans went wild," meant they leaped to their feet in excitement? Nowadays at Veterans Stadium, football fans going wild means everything from pot smoking at the 700 level to beating up supporters of the opposing team in the restrooms. It has become so bad, letter writers to these pages and callers to sports radio stations say the Vet is unsafe for children during Eagles games. Tomorrow, during the Eagles-Steelers matchup, comes a long overdue crackdown.
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August 9, 2012 | Associated Press
MANCHESTER, England - Abby Wambach was counting. Out loud. Within earshot of the referee. That's how medals are won, with moments such as those. A wily veteran using a subtle tactic to get the ref to make a call no one ever makes, one that turns the match around. When the game for the gold is all there's left to play, it's usually fitting to immediately sweep away the underbrush that preceded it. Not this time. The United States' semifinal win over Canada in the Olympic women's soccer tournament was so dramatic - and produced such fiery accusations of bias against the referee from the Canadians - that it's taking some extra time to digest it all. "It's definitely draining," U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe said Tuesday before boarding the bus to London, where the Americans will play Japan in the Olympic final on Thursday.
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April 13, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, STAFF WRITER
THEY SAY that a referee is happiest when he can call a game and get out of the gym without anyone recognizing him. That never really was the case with Joey Crawford. He often drew attention to himself, whether it was because of the two technical fouls he called on Tim Duncan in 2007 for laughing on the bench, or the time he sprinted from the baseline to the foul line to strip the ball from Kevin Durant just before a foul shot to get something straight at the scorer's table. It didn't help matters that it was Game 5 of a 2014 first-round playoff matchup between Oklahoma City and Memphis.
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February 26, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
NBA GAMES used to be so much easier to officiate before the three-point line came into the league in 1979. Teams would have some capable outside shooters, but the main goal was to get the ball to the basket. If you were blessed with a dominating big man, that is where the ball mostly ended up. If you weren't, then getting in the paint other ways was the game plan. But gone are the days of dumping in the post and bullying to the basket. Offenses have expanded like Pablo Sandoval's waist, with teams spreading the floor wider and wider every year due to the influx of great shooters.
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January 15, 2016 | BY MARI A. SCHAEFER, Staff Writer
THE BUCKS COUNTY district attorney has recommended that Neshaminy High School basketball coach Jerry Devine be charged with harassment - a summary offense - for knocking a referee to the floor during a game last week. The offense carries a maximum jail sentence of 90 days and a fine of $300. Efforts to reach Devine were unsuccessful. "There was aggressive physical contact," District Attorney David Heckler said at a news conference yesterday. A widely circulated video from the incident appeared to show Devine head-butting the referee after a charging call against a Neshaminy player in the final seconds of his team's 49-42 loss to visiting Pennsbury High School.
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January 8, 2016 | By Emily Babay and Michaelle Bond, STAFF WRITERS
Neshaminy High School basketball coach Jerry Devine has been placed on leave both as coach and a teacher, and faces possible disciplinary action, after allegedly head-butting a referee, knocking him to the floor, during a game Tuesday night. "I have viewed the video a few times, and I believe there will be a prosecution," David Heckler, the Bucks County district attorney, said Wednesday afternoon. "I think a coach has a very high level of responsibility to teach and lead kids. This teaches every wrong lesson you can think about.
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November 3, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
LEAVE IT to former Daily News high school sports writer Ted Silary to notice that the head referee in Miami's crazy "lateral game" win over Duke was Jerry Magallanes, a first-team All-City football player for Father Judge in 1981. Miami used eight laterals on the game's final kickoff to score a touchdown that gave the Hurricanes a 30-27 victory. On Sunday, the ACC suspended Magallanes and his crew - and the replay official - for not handling the play "appropriately. " The league said that after reviewing the play, the replay official should have seen that Miami's Mark Walton was down before he lateraled to a teammate.
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April 7, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
THE VIDEO tribute began to roll during the final television timeout yesterday and as soon as Paul Devorski's name flashed on the big screen, boos rained down from all corners of Wells Fargo Center. Devorski was just glad the video didn't play earlier in the third period with fans still hot and bothered after Jake Voracek's 10-minute misconduct. "They said it was coming and they were going to do it right at the start of the third," Devorski said. "The fans were kind of restless right then, so they held off until near the end. It worked out pretty good.
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October 18, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers have stressed a family atmosphere ever since Sam Hinkie was hired as general manager in May 2013. Thursday was an example of that. Hinkie, coach Brett Brown and forward Luc Mbah a Moute skipped a 111-91 preseason loss to the Boston Celtics to be at the side of injured rookie center Joel Embiid. A native of Cameroon, Embiid learned Thursday that his brother, Arthur, had died in Africa. The Sixers had no further information. "We are all a family here," said assistant coach Chad Iske, who coached in Brown's place.
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October 6, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
FOR MOST people, what they wear to work usually isn't a life-or-death issue. Unless you're a cop. In that case, you vest up, holster your Glock, secure your handcuffs, test your radio and pray to get home in one piece. But what if you're a cop assigned to the city's Police Athletic League? Is all of that gear necessary when your shift consists of helping kids with homework, prepping them for chess playoffs, reffing a basketball game or coaching flag football? I wouldn't think so. But I'm not Lt. Bill Eddis, PAL's commanding officer.
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October 1, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Samantha Davis was still in high school at Bishop McDevitt when her father would bring home tapes of football games he had officiated and review them. Sometimes during these film sessions, she would walk by and say, "Wasn't that a penalty?" And her father would tell her, "You should do this. " Davis is a 2014 La Salle University graduate who, in addition to taking her father's advice, is now taking graduate school classes in history at La Salle. She spends her weekends looking for pass interference and works a side job on the sideline at Eagles games.
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