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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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Knight report missed chances

M y father, Joe Lapchick, was the top-paid player, college coach and pro coach for 50 years and an inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame. In 20 years as a college coach, winning the equivalent of four national championships, he cumulatively ea ...

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WNBA, WUSA can save U.S. sports empire from itself

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A tale of 2 cities, 2 very different leagues

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Give the sport of kings a sporting chance

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No one saw it, but it happened anyway

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