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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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What can Szczesny’s decision-making tell us about luck?

More goalkeeping analysis from Paul Riley, looking at how individual keeper performances can tell us more about luck and skill.

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How repeatable are shots on target?

James Grayson looks further into separating skill and luck when shooting at goal.

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In my experience, there's no such thing as luck... Except in football

Neil Charles breaks down what constitutes 'luck' in football, and which teams are most affected.

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