Weekly Sports Analytics News Roundup – June 7, 2016

Football: Football Outsiders publishes Defense: Expected Failed Completions and YAC+.

College Football: FootballStudyHall Compares Marcus Mariota’s Oregon offense to Vernon Adams’ Oregon offense.

Baseball: FanGraphs Has Added More Stats to the Player Graphs. FiveThirtyEight says This Year’s Cubs Might Be Better Than The Incredible ’27 Yankees. Baseball Prospectus says You Don`t Make `Pens With First-Rounders. BeyondTheBoxScore says Daniel Murphy is choosing better pitches to hit, and it’s paying off. FanGraphs on Identifying the Ideal Candidate for the Five-Man Infield.

Basketball: Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports article on Estimating an NBA players impact on winning. FiveThirtyEight writes says LeBron And The Rest Of The Cavs Are Better This Year. FiveThirtyEight writes Hey, At Least The Cavs Might Not Get Swept. Nylon Calculus Freelance Friday: Inequality in the NBA. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective on Less Driving on the Road: How Road Teams Resort to More Shooting. Nylon Calculus says the Warriors and Cavaliers pushing the boundaries of three-point shooting.

Soccer: StatsBomb on Cristiano Ronaldo: More Lethal With Age? The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective Copa America Centenario Elo Rating Predictions. StatsBomb on Breaking Down Vardy to Arsenal and the Alternatives. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective asks Do Recently Relegated EPL Teams Do Better In The Championship Promotion Playoffs?

Tennis: FiveThirtyEight says Novak Djokovic’s Chase Of Tennis Records Is Speeding Up. The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective Simulates the French Open.

Boxing: FiveThirtyEight writes that Muhammad Ali’s Greatness Defied Statistics.

Your Moment of R: BaseballWithR posts Fouls with Two Strikes.

Conferences: The Asia-Pacific Sports Analytics Conference to be held in Melbourne on July 22nd. 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.

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