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Vinovich chosen as Super Bowl ref because of highest rating

Jan. 16, 2020 6:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people familiar with the assignment tell The Associated Press that Bill Vinovich was chosen to work this year's Super Bowl because he had the highest rating among referees. The selection of Vinovich has met with some disfavor from players and fans, noting that he was the referee in last...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. With “The Catch” that sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl and “The Blown Call” that kept New Orleans at home, NFC championship games have two seminal moments that rank with just about any in postseason history. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

NFL at 100: 2 iconic moments mark history of NFC title games

Jan. 16, 2020 3:18 PM EST

With “The Catch” that sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl and “The Blown Call” that kept New Orleans at home, NFC championship games have two seminal moments that rank with just about any in postseason history. There's plenty to remember from the 37 years separating those plays,...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, referee Bill Vinovich, left, field judge Mearl Robinson (31), umpire Bruce Stritesky (102) and line judge Mark Perlman (9) walk to the sideline after a play during the second half of an NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Los Angeles Chargers, in Jacksonville, Fla. Save the outrage for something else. NFL officiating won’t get any better this weekend, or anytime soon _ because it can’t. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Column: Officiating won't get any better - because it can't

Jan. 2, 2020 7:02 PM EST

Save the outrage for something else. NFL officiating won’t get any better this weekend, or anytime soon — because it can’t. We shouldn’t have to remind people at this late date that nobody is perfect, but there you are. Besides, officials are a lot closer to that standard than the...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. From the moment two officials watched a Los Angeles Rams defender slam into a New Orleans receiver well before the ball arrived and failed to throw a flag for pass interference that was obvious to tens of millions of fans watching at home, officiating and replay became a constant theme in 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Replay dominated sports in 2019, and expect more this year

Jan. 1, 2020 1:09 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From the moment two officials failed to throw a flag for obvious pass interference on a play that helped decide the NFC championship — stunning the players, coaches and millions of fans — officiating and replay became a constant theme in 2019. No matter the sport, fans...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Column: It's the Newby Awards, honoring best, worst of 2019

Dec. 30, 2019 3:17 PM EST

And the winner is ... Miss Philippines? No, no, no. Sorry, Steve Harvey, we'll pass on your offer to host of the Newby Awards. Who else might be available? We'd love to have Monday Night Football Cat, if only we could track down the feral feline that wandered onto the field during an NFL game at the...

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff greets fans after their win against the Arizona Cardinals during second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rams say goodbye to Coliseum with 31-24 win over Cardinals

Dec. 29, 2019 10:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several Los Angeles Rams lingered on the Coliseum field after the final whistle, gazing up at the flaming Olympic cauldron atop the Peristyle and savoring the atmosphere in the 96-year-old stadium. Although the Coliseum isn't going anywhere, the Rams are heading south to palatial SoFi...