The National Football League is the most popular sport in America. But this year, a close second is complaining about NFL replacement referees. Everyone wants them gone, but how bad are they and when are the real refs coming back? Robert Siegel talks to Mike Pesca.
An incident at the end of last week's NFL match-up between the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers has created a fuss about the unwritten rules of the game. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the violation.
Eight years after the National Hockey League lost an entire year to a lockout, the NHL is in labor trouble again. A new lockout has cancelled the preseason and threatens the regular season. Robert Siegel talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis to find out why.
Despite complaints from NFL coaches and players, the league and its locked-out officials are no closer to reaching a deal than they were last week, according to reports. News of the lack of progress comes a day after NFL representatives insisted that coaches and players respect the referees.
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