line judge

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Definition of line judge 

: a football linesman whose duties include keeping track of the official time for the game

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Modern tennis, despite the occasional rant at a line judge or Andre Agassi circa his long hair days aside, isn’t a sport known for an insurrection. Todd Martens, latimes.com, "'Mario Tennis Aces' and the love of low-stakes competition," 12 July 2018 The celebration was cut short when the line judge raised his flag to indicate offside, but the referee, Mark Geiger of the United States, reviewed the sequence on a video screen after consulting via his earpiece with V.A.R. officials in Moscow. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Germany Crashes Out of World Cup With a Loss to South Korea," 28 June 2018 The Video Assistant Referee crew took a closer look, overruled the line judge, and called it a goal. Michelle Kaufman, miamiherald, "World Cup VAR drama as Spain, Portugal advance, plus other winners and losers," 25 June 2018 Other players have been fined larger amounts following a Grand Slam tournament, such as Serena Williams' $82,500 fine in 2009 for her tirade at a U.S. Open line judge. USA TODAY, "Mischa Zverev fined $36,000 for retirement at Aussie Open," 23 Jan. 2018 The other members of the Super Bowl LII officiating crew are Roy Ellison (umpire), Jerry Bergman (down judge), Byron Boston (line judge), Tom Hill (field judge), Scott Edwards (side judge) and Perry Paganelli (back judge). David Humphrey, star-telegram, "Super Bowl LII is coming ... do you know all the angles, facts and figures?," 26 Jan. 2018 The other members of the Super Bowl officiating team will be umpire Roy Ellison, down judge Jerry Bergman, line judge Byron Boston, field judge Tom Hill and back judge Perry Paganelli. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, "Alabama graduate on officiating crew for Super Bowl LII," 18 Jan. 2018 Always ripping the referee, undermining the umpire and lambasting the line judge? Indianapolis Star, "Your Turn to be The Ref," 22 Dec. 2017 The roster includes officials from all positions, including referees, umpires and line judges, who will be spread out among the officiating crews. Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY, "NFL announces roster of 21 full-time officials," 6 Sep. 2017

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