Study challenges notion that umpires call more strikes for pitchers of same race
(Phys.org) —A University of Michigan study challenges previous research that suggests umpire discrimination exists in Major League Baseball.
New reporter? Call him Al, for algorithm
The new reporter on the US media scene takes no coffee breaks, churns out articles at lightning speed, and has no pension plan.
Making sports statistics more scientific
Whether it is the sprinter who finished first or the team that scored more points, it's usually easy to determine who won a sporting event. But finding the statistics that explain why an athlete or team wins ...
Bison on Konza Prairie fuel experiments to restore prairie ecosystem
The presence of bison at Konza Prairie Biological Station may seem iconic, a tribute to America's past when such herds roamed the range.
New statistic aims to answer question: How good is that goalie?
Dwayne Roloson of the Tampa Bay Lightning has embodied the role of the prototypical Stanley Cup playoff hot goaltender, leading his team to a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the top seeded ...
Strength in numbers
Before the information revolution of recent decades, sports analysis largely consisted of vague talk about the intangible qualities of players and teams: games and championships were often said to be won because of heart, ...