REFEREE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REFEREE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta retires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58313659-62/game-bavetta-games-nba.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58313659-62/game-bavetta-games-nba.html.csp">Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta retires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T16:46:03.022-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt;After 39 years of calling games NBA, Dick Bavetta is calling it quits.One of the NBA's most recognizable referees has retired from the game, the league announced Tuesday.The Brooklyn native's career saw him referee in the CBA, the Rucker League, FIBA, and New York City's public and Catholic High School leagues.His first NBA game was Dec. 2, 1975, at Madison Square Garden. He went on to referee in 2,635 consecutive regular season games.“I am most proud of never having missed an as...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313659@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:46:03 MDT NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246111-77/palmer-nba-didn-stine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246111-77/palmer-nba-didn-stine.html.csp">NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN GELSTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:17:49.304-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Palmer says she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007. She has not tried to keep her sexuality a secret from the league since that time. “This is actually the big formal coming out,” Palmer said. “We are saying to the world, to everyone, here’s my wife of 20 years. This is the big coming out.” Palmer will marry celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582461112014-07-31T23:17:49.304-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T23:17:49.304-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246111@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:49 MDT World Cup: Finals referee says German midfielder was disoriented after blow to head http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196005-77/kramer-blow-final-germany.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196005-77/kramer-blow-final-germany.html.csp">World Cup: Finals referee says German midfielder was disoriented after blow to head</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:03.012-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer was disoriented and confused after taking a heavy blow to the head early in the World Cup final, according to the match’s referee. “Shortly after the blow, Kramer came to me asking ‘Ref, is this the final?’ ” Nicola Rizzoli told the Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday. “I thought he was joking and made him repeat the question and then he said, ‘I need to know if this is really the final.’ When I said, ‘Yes,’ he concluded, ‘Thanks, it was important to know ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581960052014-07-17T23:12:03.012-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T23:12:03.012-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196005@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:03 MDT