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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – July 26, 2016

Football: Football Outsiders publishes Best Cornerback Stats, 2015 and Run Defense by Number of Backs, 2015. FiveThirtyEight says These NFL Teams Will Probably Start Hot Because Of An Easy Schedule.

Baseball: FanGraphs on Valuing Relievers: Correction or Bubble? Tom Tango with StatCast PreLab: forecast what could happen V estimate what might have happened. The Hardball Times on the The Physics of Catchers’ Knees. Beyond the Box Score says To the lefties go the spoilers. Baseball Prospectus Baseball Therapy: Growing Zobrists by Russell A. Carleton. FiveThirtyEight on whether Your Team Should Buy Or Sell At The MLB Trade Deadline. FanGraphs on Drew Pomeranz and Beating BABIP. Baseball Prospectus on Year 1 Of The Scott Servais Experiment by Meg Rowley. FiveThirtyEight on whether Juiced Balls Are The New Steroids. The Hardball Times on The Big Red Machine Turning 40.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus Introduces Dredge: A play-by-play derived metric and writes that Russell Westbrook is fixin’ to win the MVP.

Soccer: StatsBomb asks Who Is Alexandre Lacazette And Should Arsenal Spend £40m On Him? American Soccer Analysis on Who is the best passer in MLS? Debuting an Expected Pass Completion Model.  FiveThirtyEight says This NWSL Season Has Been Nuts. Here’s How We Forecast The Finish.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR on using R to Scrape Baseball-Reference Pages, Mike Piazza and Junior.

Submissions requested: For the Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting on November 19th.

Conferences: Society for American Baseball Research to hold SABR 46 July 27-31 in Miami. Sixth Annual Sabermetrics Seminar to Benefit the Jimmy Fund and the Angioma Alliance August 13-14 in Boston. article on the Sabermetrics seminar. Sports Analytics Innovation Summit August 24-25 in San Francisco. RIT Hockey Analytics Conference to be held September 10th.

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