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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.

Ex-NBA referee's pals file plea bargains

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Two of the men allegedly linked to a gambling ring connected with ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy are reportedly considering plea deals with U.S. prosecutors.

Report: Donaghy will finger others

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Former pro basketball official Tim Donaghy may be ready to expose others in a widening NBA gambling scandal.

Report: Donaghy apologizes for scandal

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy has apologized for being involved in a betting scandal.

NBA ref pleads guilty in betting scandal

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Former National Basketball Association referee Tim Donaghy Wednesday pleaded guilty in New York to providing gamblers with inside information on NBA games.

Lawyer: Gambler had no ties to NBA referee

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a Philadelphia-area gambler said that his client took advantage of an NBA referee's alleged game-fixing without having any tie to him.

NBA referee system called, 'dysfunctional'

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- The NBA has an ineffective training system for referees and has placed an emphasis on more offensive, longtime referee Hue Hollins told USA Today.

NBA says gambling ref case 'isolated'

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern said the allegations that a referee bet on NBA games was "the worst situation" he's experienced while with the league.

NBA referee target of death threats

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- The NBA referee under investigation for alleged ties to gambling said he has been receiving death threats at his home in Florida.

Report: Gambling probe ref to name names

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- An NBA referee suspected of betting on and possibly fixing games he officiated may name others involved in the scheme, The New York Daily News reported.

Report: NBA ref in probe has resigned

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- An NBA referee being investigated for allegedly betting on games he officiated has resigned, The New York Times reported Saturday.
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