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Sports Analytics Innovation Summit (S...

What:Sports Analytics Innovation Summit: "Push the Boundaries with Data"Where:San Francisco, CAWhen:September 10-11, 2014Speakers includerepresenta...

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FiveThirtyEight's problems started wi...

I’m really not biased against FiveThirtyEight, I promise. I don’t intend to mimic a bitter, grumpy grandpa who complains about everythi...

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ROUNDUP: Nylon Calculus, Daryl Morey,...

Nylon Calculus debuts: Hardwood Paroxysm is a powerhouse in the basketball blogging community. CBS writer Matt Moore founded it years ago. This spr...

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ROUNDUP: Billy Beane, Stanford confer...

Billy Beane on the future: In case you somehow missed it, statistical superstar and Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane wrote a column in the Wall Str...

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Former A's pitcher live-tweets Moneyball

[Editor's note: This is an extremely (and intentional) lazy article.I simply wanted to preserve these tweets for the publicbefore they getlost in T...

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One step forward, two steps back for ...

'Cause you're hot then you're coldYou're yes then you're noYou're in then you're outYou're up then you're downYou're wrong when it's rightIt's blac...

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ROUNDUP: Soccer, NBA Draft, and more

Soccer/Football/Futbol/World Cup: Michael Caley of The Washington Post believes that soccer’s penalty area should be smaller. Carl Bialik of ...

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USA-Germany Game (Theory): A Game Wit...

On Thursday, USA will play Germany in a game. The goal of this game is not to score more goals than your opponent. No, there is no soccer ball in t...

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ROUNDUP: Working in analytics, two fi...

Working in sports analytics: Ben Alamar has the must-read of the week on his website about working in sports analytics. Alamar, a consultant for th...

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ROUNDUP: World Cup predictions, hocke...

[Editor’s note: Jacob compiled the links and then had computer problems. So, I subbed in and wrote the commentary. A total team effort.]WORLD...

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ROUNDUP: Stanley Cup Finals, the anal...

FOR THE CUP: The NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are nearing their end, which means we’ve got plenty of hockey analytics articles to share this week...

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ROUNDUP: World Cup previews, NBA Draf...

SABR101x begins: This should be fun: Starting today, Andy Andres will be teaching an online course entitled Sabermetrics 101 on the edX platform. A...

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ROUNDUP: More anti-analytics, Tony La...

LATEST ANTI-ANALYTICS ARTICLE: Last month, there was Scott DeSmit (remember him?). Then last week, of course, the way more famous Bob Ryan. Now, th...

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Soccer Nerds to Follow on Twitter

With the World Cup starting soon (June 12), here's a list of accounts that provide interesting, analytics-related soccercontent.Chris Anderson (@so...

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Back to the Basics: Sacrifice Bunting...

The “Back to the Basics” series is designed to explore the foundation principals of statistical  analysis across the four major American sports. Th...

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FiveThirtyEight is getting better

FiveThirtyEight has received its fair share of criticism (from others and me), thus I find it appropriate (and necessary) to also give credit when ...

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ROUNDUP: Bob Ryan, the Jaguars combin...

Bob Ryan and a couple of responses: Yesterday, Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe (and ESPN) wrote a (controversial) article suggesting that sabermetrics...

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Does Bob Ryan care about making a sou...

Earlier today (or depending when you read this), Bob Ryan published a column for The Boston Globe titled "Do baseball fans care about new breed of ...

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What is "analytics"?

Analytics is (are?) taking over sports. Analytics is changing the way teams operate, the way fans consume information, the way players play and the...

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ROUNDUP: Baseball injuries, NHL track...

Aggregation and mock drafts: Andrew Healy had an interesting post at Football Perspective about The Wisdom of Crowds and NFL mock drafts. Long-time...

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