Lakers’ Walton fined $15K for ripping into refs

Lakers coach Luke Walton ripped into the officials after L.A.’s overtime loss to the Spurs on Monday. LeBron James was incredulous several times during the game that fouls weren’t called after he felt he was hit in the paint. – NBA

Postseason of discontent: Will NBA players, refs get along?

The players, coaches and referees have been at each other all season. And now we’re headed for the white-hot postseason. – NBA

Pelicans’ Gentry fined $15K for rant on refs

The NBA has fined Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry $ 15,000 for his public criticism of the officiating in Saturday’s loss to the Rockets. – TOP

Earning their stripes: How NHL refs stay in shape

Players keep getting bigger, stronger and faster, so referees must be resourceful and regimented to keep up. That means lots of pregame planks and postgame protein shakes instead of fast-food arena fare — and bringing a blender along on road trips. – NHL

Did Redskins get robbed on late no-call by refs? (Yahoo Sports)

Kirk Cousins

Washington will probably wonder if Week 1 might have turned out differently if officials had ruled Kirk Cousins’ arm was going forward on a key fourth-quarter play.

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Refs czar: Holding call missed vs. Dallas LB

NFL head of officials Dean Blandino said Monday that the no-call on pass interference against Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew by Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens was debatable but holding definitely should have been called on the play.