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Sarah Thomas Becomes NFL’s First Permanent Female Official

Thomas has already broken ground in the officiating field as the first woman to work college games in 2007.


ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 02: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys before a game against the Arizona Cardinals at AT&T Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

5 People In The Right (Or Wrong) Place At The Right Time During NFL Week 9

From players to referees to fans, everyone is getting in on the Week 9 action…but maybe not in the way they imagined. Here’s 5 people who were in the right (or wrong) place at the right time…


Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, right, receives a yellow card from American referee Mark Geiger during a World Cup Group B match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 18, 2014. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Native To Be 1st U.S. Referee In World Cup Knockout Rounds

Mark Geiger will become the first American to referee a knockout stage match at the World Cup.


Lois Goodman appears at her arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on  August 21, 2012. Goodman, a 70-year-old tennis referee, is charged with killing her 82-year-old husband in Los Angeles. (credit: pool photo by Jefferson Siegel)

U.S. Open Referee Headed To L.A. To Face Murder Charges

Lois Goodman, still wearing her navy-blue U.S. Open uniform, was escorted from a Manhattan courthouse Thursday by detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department.


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NFL Considering To Hire Some Full-Time Officials

Aiming to ensure NFL rules are enforced the same way from game to game, the league will consider making about 10 officials full-time employees next season.


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Referee Injured In 2nd Period Of Rangers Game

The playoff game between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers has been delayed by about 10 minutes after referee Chris Rooney was injured in the second period.