Slow motion playback makes football referees harsher

Football referees penalize situations more severely when watching them in slow motion compared to real time, according to a study published in the open access journal of the Psychonomic Society, Cognitive Research: Principles ...

New study examines increasing referee abuse in men's soccer

Soccer league administrators looking to limit verbally abusive and violent on-field behaviour may want to consider implementing a crash course in the rules of the sport and equipping their referees to better deal with confrontation, ...

NHL sends GoPro cameras onto the ice

Ice hockey fans will get a new perspective on the fast-moving game when National Hockey League players don GoPro cameras, starting with this weekend's all-star fixture.

Smarter, quicker-thinking referees? There's an app for that

KU Leuven and UEFA, European football's governing body, have embarked on a four-year project to expand and fine-tune a web-based skills training platform for referees. Early results show that the application can improve assistant ...

Even the best refs play favorites

( —Along with Neymar, Ronaldo and Messi, the world's best soccer referees are heading to Brazil for the World Cup.

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