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How use of business analytics could have benefited union

04 / 14 / 14

I n today’s most popular professional sports leagues the role of business analytics continues to escalate. The introduction of the “Moneyball” statistical application to player efficiency in MLB years ago has expanded to other pr...

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Parity's another word for mediocrity

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09/23/02
NFL in dark over blackout policy

S omething seemingly weird happened the first Sunday of the National Football League season. The Chicago Bears hosted the Minnesota Vikings in a stadium whose capacity had been set at 52,600, but more than 63,000 people showed up, and no one had to stand. Knowing only what's state ...

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09/23/02
Augusta solution a simple one

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09/16/02
Who needs parity in sports?

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Dallas Cowboys, Football, Green Bay Packers, MLB, New York Yankees, NFL, Opinion, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Tags: Baseball, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, Oakland Athletics, Opinion, Philadelphia Phillies

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Pay top athletes like top students

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Agassi's greatest victory off court

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Little pleasure in MLB's pains

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