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Rugby: Leicester Tigers using predictive analytics

Leicester Tigers have teamed up with IBM to use predictive analytics in an effort to reduce injuries.

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Quantifying passing ability

Ted Knutson (@mixedknuts) introduces and discusses a more considered approach to evaluate passing ability.

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Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball

Created by Vox, this film focuses on well certain sports measure skill. In other words, how confident can we be that outcomes in a sport reflect true differences in skill?

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Wayne Rooney: Transformation into a playmaking forward

Analysis of Wayne Rooney's subtle transformation, from an out and striker into a stylish playmaker, using Opta data.

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Where will T20 cricket go next?

Writing for ESPN Cricinfo, Jarrod Kimber discusses the increasing influence of data across T20 cricket – and by extension, in international cricket.

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Online analysts survey: Favourite articles of 2016/17

Mark Thompson (@EveryTeam_Mark) shares a list of the most popular analytical articles from the past season following an online survey.

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