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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – July 9th, 2019

Football: Bryce Rossler examines Reactive Playcalling in the NFL. Football Outsiders’ 2018 Defensive Personnel Analysis and Quarterbacks and Pressure 2018.

College Football: EPA data for passing and rushing in College football in 06-18 season.

Baseball: FanGraphs has A Mathematical Approach to Predicting the Home Run Derby. Beyond the Box Score says We don’t fully appreciate Max Scherzer. The Hardball Times Probability of Streaks Primer. Baseball Prospectus Flu-Like Symptoms: One-Run Games and In-Season Variance. Neil Paine writes This Is The Yankees’ Best — And Last — Chance To Win A Title In The 2010s. FanGraphs’ 2019 Hitter Projections: Where Did We Go Wrong? FanGraphs’ Quick Note on Situational Pitching. Mark Simon lists Who’s hitting it hard most often.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus: How much will Paul George and Kawhi Leonard play together? FiveThirtyEight introduces A Better Way To Evaluate NBA Defense. FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Free Agency Diary: How Good Are Kawhi’s Clippers? Darryl Blackport created a Docker image with a PostgreSQL database with some 2018-19 NBA data. Peter Beshai releases Shotline: NBA shooting data visualization exploring players’ shooting development over time in 100 shot moving windows.

Soccer: StatsBomb on How the Netherlands swept aside Sweden to reach the World Cup final. American Soccer Analysis with Breaking the Unbreakable: LAFC is Dominating MLS but Can Anybody Stop Them? Joe Lemire writes about the USWNT Analyzing England’s Data Ahead of World Cup Semifinal.

Tennis: Heavy Topspin confirms Yep, Wimbledon is Playing Slower This Year. FiveThirtyEight: Coco Gauff Is 15 Years Old. Could She Be The Next Steffi Graf? Heavy Topspin Visualizes Trends in Net Play Across Five Decades of Grass Court Tennis.

Your moment of R: BaseballWithR examines Changes in Launch Angle and Launch Velocity in Statcast Era. Tidy Tuesday focuses on the Women’s World Cup.

Conferences: The  Joint Statistical Meetings 2019 are July 27th to August 1st in Denver.

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