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QUANTIFYING COMMUNITY OUTREACH AS KIDS "STEP THEIR GAME UP" WITH THE CELTICS

The Boston Celtics implemented Step Your Game Up in partnership with Lawrence, MA school system. The program is incentive-based, designed to target at-risk middle school students who are in danger of failing. Step Your Game Up was designed to drive improvements in participants’ grades and attendance.
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GATORADE AND THE NBA G LEAGUE: BEYOND BUYER AND SELLER

The extended partnership announced in early 2017 between Gatorade and the NBA’s Developmental League is one of those truly, fully integrated partnerships, where indeed both parties expect a “combining of separate elements to provide for a (mutually beneficial) interrelated whole.”
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ATLANTA UNITED - EXPANSION OUTLIER

At 10-7-5, with 35 points through week 22, Atlanta United is having a banner inaugural season and is poised to have the best ever opening season by a true expansion team across North American professional sports leagues. The team would make the Eastern Conference playoffs as the sixth seed if the season ended today.
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DATA DEFICIT: NO STROKES GAINED FOR LGPA TOUR

As the best professional women’s golfers from the United States and Europe converge this week on the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, one side has a quantifiable advantage in this 12-player team match-play Solheim Cup competition.
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FIVE TIMES EQUIPMENT RULES CHANGED

With the recent debate about “is it juiced or isn’t it?,” surrounding the five ounce, not quite three-inch orb, with 108 stitches, hurled 60’ 6” by MLB pitchers, looked at some times leagues and organizing bodies made changes to the equipment standards in their sports and the results of those changes.
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WHAT'S NEXT? FROM VORP TO THE GOOSE EGG TO...

What does that even mean? That question can be as complex as some advanced stats themselves, in that one could be asking: how is it counted/measured, what makes up the stat, what is a good (or bad) value, or what is that supposed to tell me about player X? An equally valid question being asked since the dawn of complex statistics in sports is, so what?
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When Sailors Collectively Bargain

In January the defenders and challengers of the oldest trophy in international sporting competition, the Americas Cup, gathered to announce rules framework that would govern not the upcoming race, but the following two competitions, to take place in 2019 and 2021.
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Who Owns the Data?

As the 11th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was taking place in Boston the first weekend in March, bringing together thought leaders and innovators from across all disciplines on and off the field in virtually every sport, several other meetings and conference were taking place around the world and one question pinged on the radar on all of them: “Who owns the data?”
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