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Sumo's chief referee to resign over sexual harassment of teenage official

Top-ranked sumo referee Shikimori Inosuke has been suspended by the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) and is expected to resign for sexually harassing a junior referee during a regional tour in December. The incident occurred in Okinawa, Japan when Inosuke, who was reportedly drunk, repeatedly kissed the teenage referee and touched his chest. The victim has declined to file charges. The ...

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Ban for French football referee who kicked out at player before sending him off

French football referee Tony Chapron has received a ban from the French Football Federation (FFF) for apparently kicking out at Nantes player Diego Carlos, before bizarrely showing him a red card. Chapron took a tumble when Carlos clipped the referee’s heels near the halfway line while both were running to keep up with a Nantes attack in the final moments ...

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Hottest Russian whistleblower? Meet Ekaterina Kostyunina, football referee (PHOTOS)

Russian referee Ekaterina Kostyunina has long been dubbed the country’s most beautiful football official – and it’s easy to see why thanks to her Instagram pictures. Kostyunina, originally from the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, officiates semi-professional games in Russia. Before moving to Moscow, she played for the local student football team representing Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University. She also supports her ...

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Futsal coach brutally attacks elderly referee in rage over red card (SHOCKING VIDEO)

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 15:34 A futsal match in Ukraine was abandoned following a brutal attack by a coach on the referee, after the official had issued a red card to one of the coach’s players. The incident happened in the city of Kharkov during the minor league match between PVM and Viva Cup last Sunday. As match referee ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo suspended five games after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five games after shoving a referee following his red card during Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. The Spanish football federation said on Monday that Ronaldo has been suspended for one game for the red card and four games for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in ...

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NYCFC, Red Bulls coaches differ on Video Assistant Referee system

After officials signaled the end of New York City FC’s 3-2 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, the rival teams’ coaches shared very different takes on MLS’ Video Assistant Referee (VAR), which made its league-wide debut over the weekend. The VAR system operates by using video reviews to ensure accuracy on calls made by the head referee ...

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Community college hockey player attacks referee, arrested

One college hockey player went from the sin bin to the slammer Sunday night. Erie Community College freshman Brandon Day was arrested after attacking a referee late in the third period of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship game, according to a WKBW-Buffalo report. The assault was captured on video, which showed Day leaving the penalty box and ...

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Hockey player claims referee broke her nose on Manhattan rink

A referee at Chelsea Piers broke a player’s nose while slamming her onto the ice during a game in April, a new lawsuit alleges. Samantha Weinberg, 28, claims James Gallegro yanked her helmet from behind and shoved her head and back onto the ice — “forcibly breaking the septum of her nose” when the helmet came up. Weinberg “bled profusely ...

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Hockey player claims referee broke her nose on Manhattan rink

A referee at Chelsea Piers broke a player’s nose while slamming her onto the ice during a game in April, a new lawsuit alleges. Samantha Weinberg, 28, claims James Gallegro yanked her helmet from behind and shoved her head and back onto the ice — “forcibly breaking the septum of her nose” when the helmet came up. Weinberg “bled profusely ...

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NHL referee curses out player before announcing penalty

Two minutes for cursing. With the Predators leading 2-1 late in the second period, referee Frederick L’Ecuyer was getting ready to announce an interference penalty on Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray. The referee was jawing with a player and as he turned his mic on the entire area heard him drop a few f-bombs. “F— you! F–you!” L’Ecuyer shouted. Once ...

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