The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
By United Press International

Ex-NBA ref Donaghy awarded $1.3 million

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 18 (UPI) -- Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy has been awarded $1.3 million by a Florida jury in a lawsuit stemming from his tell-all book about the league and its referees.
Former NBA referee Donaghy jailed again

Former NBA referee Donaghy jailed again

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy has been returned to jail in Florida for allegedly violating terms of his probation for a gambling conviction, authorities said.

Jailed NBA ref to enter halfway house

PENSACOLA, Fla., June 17 (UPI) -- Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy will enter a halfway house in Tampa, Fla., after being released from a federal prison, sources say.

Donaghy only referee in betting scandal

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A 116-page report says Tim Donaghy was the only NBA referee involved in a highly publicized betting scandal.

Ex-NBA ref to begin gambling sentence

PENSACOLA, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy's lawyer said his client hopes to work with gambling addicts or perhaps write a book when he gets out of prison.
Donaghy denies threatening bodily harm

Donaghy denies threatening bodily harm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy denied making threatening phone calls since being sentenced to a Florida prison for trading inside tips on games to gamblers.

Former NBA referee sentenced to prison

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New York to 15 months in prison for his role in betting on NBA games.

Report: Gambling ref contacted colleague

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy made scores of phone calls to a fellow referee on days he gave inside tips to professional U.S. gamblers, Fox News said Monday.

Stern defends NBA referees

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern has denied a claim by Tim Donaghy that other league referees have been involved in fixing calls during games.

Report: Feds question NBA referee Hollins

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- Retired NBA referee Hue Hollins has been questioned by the FBI about former colleague Dick Bavetta, The New York Times said.

Referees accused of fixing NBA series

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- A former NBA referee says in a letter filed in a New York court that Game 6 of a 2002 playoffs series was fixed to ensure a seventh game.

Report: Donaghy's betting info revealed

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- The New York Daily News reported Saturday that former NBA referee Tim Donaghy bet on more than 100 basketball games.
Donaghy cohort enters guity plea

Donaghy cohort enters guity plea

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- Professional gambler James Battista has pleaded guilty in New York to involvement in a betting scheme with former NBA referee Tim Donaghy.

Baseball umpires upset over inquiry

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball umpires are upset over background checks being conducted by MLB that some umps say are questionable and inappropriate.
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Tim Donaghy
John Lauro, attorney for former NBA referee Tim Donaghy, discusses his client's guilty plea on 2 felony charges with the media outside Brooklyn Federal Court on August 15, 2007. Donaghy will be sentenced on Nov. 9, 2007 (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Tim Donaghy (pronounced /ˈdɒnəɡi/) (born January 7, 1967) is a former professional basketball referee who worked in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons, from 1994 to 2007. During his career in the NBA, Donaghy officiated in 772 regular season games and 20 playoff games. Donaghy resigned from the league on July 9, 2007 before reports of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegations that he bet on games that he officiated during his last two seasons and that he made calls affecting the point spread in those games. On August 15, 2007, Donaghy plead guilty to two federal charges related to the investigation. However, he could face more charges at the state level if it is determined that he deliberately miscalled individual games. Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison on July 29, 2008. He served 11 months in a federal prison camp in Pensacola, Florida to spend the remainder of his sentence in a halfway house, but was sent back to jail in August for violating his release terms. He was released on November 4, 2009 after serving out his sentence.

Born in Havertown, Pennsylvania, Donaghy attended Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, Pennsylvania along with three other NBA referees Joe Crawford, Mike Callahan, and Ed Malloy. Following high school, Donaghy graduated from Villanova University with a degree in sales and marketing in 1989. While at Villanova, he played on the school's baseball team. According to the National Basketball Referee's Association, Donaghy participated and earned All-Catholic and All-Delaware County honors in baseball and All-Delaware County honors in basketball during high school, but then–Villanova baseball coach George Bennett contends that Donaghy did not play on the varsity team and that no records indicate that he was selected to the All-Catholic team in baseball or named to the All-Delaware County basketball team. Donaghy was married to his wife Kimberly, with whom he had four daughters, for 12 years before they divorced.

Before officiating in the NBA, Donaghy spent five years working Pennsylvania high school games, seven seasons in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), and was the head official for the 1993 CBA All-Star Game. The following year, he joined the NBA, where he worked for 13 years, officiating in 772 regular-season games and 20 playoff games. Donaghy was a participant in the NBA's Read to Achieve program, for which he participated in an event at the Universal Charter school during the 2002 NBA Finals. His uniform number was 21.

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