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Blowing the Save: Questioning Baseball’s Most Dangerous Statistic

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Blowing the Save: Questioning Baseball’s Most Dangerous Statistic

By: James Smith

Long the most common measuring stick for elite relief pitchers in Major League Baseball, the save – a statistic meant to measure how effectively relievers helped their teams win, particularly in high-pressure situations – has in recent years come under attack from baseball’s advanced statistics wing. According to sabermetricians, the... Read More

The 4 Most Untouchable Records in the History of Pro Sports

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The 4 Most Untouchable Records in the History of Pro Sports

By: James Smith

When Rafael Nadal won his eighth French Open title a few years ago, he became the first man in the Open era to win a single Grand Slam eight times, setting an impossibly high bar for future generations of tennis players to compete with. It was also his twelfth major title, reigniting whispers that maybe, just maybe, he could challenge... Read More

Here’s Why Your Well-Researched NCAA Bracket Won’t Win

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Here’s Why Your Well-Researched NCAA Bracket Won’t Win

By: Nicole Capo

Think your college hoops knowledge will give you an advantage over your non-sports savvy friends this March Madness? Dream on, sports fans!

A study released by mental health researchers in Tel Aviv showed that it doesn’t matter how much knowledge or expertise you have about a sport —when it comes to predicting the outcome, it’s all about... Read More

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