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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – April 25th, 2017

Football: Football Perspective on Winning The Turnover Battle – correlation or causation? Michael Lopez Evaluates the evaluators.

Baseball: FanGraphs on Why We Still Don’t Have a Great Command Metric. Bill James looks at Aging Patterns in baseball. Tom Tango’s Statcast Lab: No Nulls in Batted Balls Launch Parameters. FanGraphs asks Does your win expectancy change if the game is still scoreless? BeyondTheBoxscore talks about Masters of the swinging strike (blocked). FiveThirtyEight says Tradition Is No Reason To Ban Tie Games In MLB. Baseball Prospectus Cold Takes: How to Attack Baseball`s Weakest Hitters by Patrick Dubuque. FanGraphs writes that The New Generation of Ballparks Is Pushing Us Away. Tom Tango explains Statcast Break on pitches. FanGraphs is looking for Help To Evaluate Some of the Game’s Best Hitters.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus’ take On the Cavs and flipping the proverbial switch in the playoffs. FiveThirtyEight says The Utah Jazz Got Good While You Weren’t Watching.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs’ FQG: Using Goals Above Replacement to Measure Injury Impact.

Soccer: StatsBomb explores How Different Managers Are Affecting Premier League Relegation. American Soccer Analysis looks at Who in MLS Plays the Most Vertically.

Lacrosse: Moneyball Lacrosse publishes Moneyball Mondays: Week 1.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR gives code for Working with Streak Data.

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