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Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – June 6th, 2017

Football: Football Perspective examines Historical Outliers: TD/INT Ratio vs. Net Yards/Attempt. Football Outsiders publishes 2016 Receiving Plus-Minus. Football Perspective lists Average Age Of Quarterback Starts.

College Football: Football Study Hall examines Which college football coaches consistently produce overachievers or underachievers.

Baseball:  FanGraphs reports the The Strike Zone Is Changing. Bill James identifies The Most Normal Player Ever. Baseball Prospectus says this is The Golden Age of TOOTBLAN. The Hardball Times looks at Regression with Changing Talent Levels: The Effects of Variance. BeyondTheBoxScore analyzes the impact of the new CBA on Home field advantage and day of the week. FanGraphs writes about Park Factors and Other Early-Season Statcast Fun. Baseball Prospectus Cold Takes: The Average of Everything. FiveThirtyEight says After Years Of Tanking, The Astros Are Now The Best In Baseball.

Basketball: Nylon Calculus on The NBA Finals and clustering team offensive styles. FiveThirtyEight writes that Steph Curry Finally Looks Like Steph Curry Again. Nylon Calculus Examines the rhythm of LeBron’s game.

Hockey: Hockey Graphs asks Should teams play with 4 forwards when they’re down late?

Soccer: StatsBomb’s Tinker, Tailor, Mould a Side: Squad Rotation in the EPL. FiveThirtyEight looks at The Players Who Will Decide The Champions League Final.

Tennis: Heavy Topspin on The Negative Impact of Time of Court.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR offers R code to make Daily Predictions at Final AVG.

Conferences: SABR 47 June 28th to July 2nd in New York.

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