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Rants & Raves

...They aren't bullies; it was just a little misunderstanding. All she did was threaten to jam a tennis ball down a line judge's throat. RANT TO THE homeowners who let their pets run wild and free over the neighborhood. And leave the animal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-05/rants-raves
NFL hires former ACC referee to man the same position

...Hochuli, and field judge Brad Freeman, the son of back judge Steve Freeman, a former player with Buffalo.Two women, line judge Sarah Thomas and head linesperson Maia Chaka, will work minicamps and preseason games this year.They are in the officiating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-26/nfl-hires-former-acc-referee-
NFL plans to discuss expanded playoffs in May meeting in Atlanta

...weeks of the preseason to make them more challenging.? Two female officials will work minicamps and preseason games: line judge Sarah Thomas and head linesman Maia Chaka.Both work in Conference USA. COURTS: The Los Angeles County district attorney's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-04-24/nfl-plans-discuss-expanded-pl
Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to become Vikings head coach

...the third time.The rest of his seven-man crew on Feb. 2 will be umpire Carl Paganelli, head linesman Jim Mello, line judge Tom Symonette, field judge Scott Steenson, side judge Dave Wyant and back judge Steve Freeman. PRO BOWL: Green Bay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-15/bengals-defensive-coordinator
BCS leaves behind plenty of championship memories to savor

...championship in a row and an overtime victory against Ohio State in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl ? and then the flag flew. Line judge Terry Porter called pass interference on Hurricanes defensive back Glenn Sharpe on a fourth-down throw from Craig...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-01-06/bcs-leaves-behind-plenty-
Fight Hunger Bowl will be first FBS game with 2 female officials

...and Washington on Dec. 27 in San Francisco will be called by a crew from Conference USA that includes Sarah Thomas as line judge and Maia Chaka as head linesman.NCAA national coordinator of officials Rogers Redding says it is the first time two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-12-18/fight-hunger-bowl-will-be
Four female officials to work SIAC game

...selected crew are all outstanding officials, and not just females."Yvonda Lewis will be the head linesman and work with line judge Tangela Mitchell, field judge Sabrina Brunson and back judge Krystle Apellaniz.All four, who will work with former...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-10-23/four-female-officials-wor
Controversial ruling can't slow Victoria Azarenka's march at US Open

...the 26th-seeded Cornet hit a backhand into the net. The chair umpire had to get her attention to inform her that the line judge had called Azarenka's previous shot out ? replays showed it landed inside the baseline. The umpire overruled the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-08-31/controversial-ruling
Falcons reach deal with second-round draft pick Robert Alford

...Shannon Eastin became the first woman to be an official in both a preseason and regular-season NFL game.She was a line judge in the Rams-Lions season opener, among the replacements hired during the officials' lockout. NABBED: A third suspect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-06-14/falcons-reach-deal-second-rou
Novak Djokovic rallies for win at French Open despite heavy heart

...was trailing by two sets when he got into an extended and animated argument with the chair umpire, demanding that a line judge be replaced. Wawrinka slowly, steadily turned the match around and edged No. 7 Richard Gasquet 6-7 (5), 4-6...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-06-03/novak-djokovic-ralli