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World Cup 2018 and Soccernomics

[There are few books that have had a bigger impact on my thinking about sports than Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski.  With the World Cup heating up, it felt like a timely synopsis for our Book Review section. 

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MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference began in 2007.  Over the last decade, it has become the premier sports analytics conference in the world.  The event is, quite simply, without peer. For 2018, the overall theme is, “Talk Data to Me.” 

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Daryl Morey, the Resurgent Rockets and Demise of the Mid-Range Jumper

Sports tend to follow the Darwinian blueprint.  Success is observed, breeds replication and passed on as a generation of talent rises up through the ranks. Since Ken Sailors introduced the world to the jump shot, basketball has undergone a rapid

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Best Books on Sports: The Blindside

The Blindside: The Evolution of the Game You probably have seen the movie. Everyone seems to have watched it. And while movies almost never are better than the book, I don’t subscribe to the notion that you can’t enjoy them both.

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