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What it takes to be a World Cup referee

We talked to a former FIFA World Cup assistant referee about what it takes to be part of an officiating crew in the international soccer tournament. Sean Hurd worked as an assistant referee in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on a crew led by Mark Geiger. We talked to […]
What it takes to be a World Cup referee
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NBA ref explains the difference between flopping and selling a call

The flop is one of the most dramatic elements of basketball. Zach Zarba, a 15-year NBA referee, is here to weigh in on falling for a flop versus seeing a player sell a call. Sometimes, the difference is not so clear. Following is a transcript of the video. Zach Zarba: […]
NBA ref explains the difference between flopping and selling a call
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What it takes to be an NBA referee

It takes years and a series of trials to get to the NBA level of officiating. Zach Zarba is a 15-year NBA referee. Like many professional referees, he started by refereeing little kids and eventually moved up to the high school and college levels. Now he shares the court with […]
What it takes to be an NBA referee