Questions about the methods of statistical analysis and resulting figures.

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What is the percentage of goals scored during added time?

It could be just me, but I am getting the idea that more and more goals are scored during added time. I would like to see a stat to show if the chance of a goal in added time is higher than in regular ...
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Best career record vs par

I read a USA Today article that talked about how Tiger Woods is nearly 2000 under par* for his career. I've tried searching, but how does this compare to others all-time? Obviously this is a rolling ...
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Any statistics that are no longer used?

In 1980, Major League Baseball started keeping track of a statistic called the game winning RBI. But due to controversy, they stopped keeping track of it after 1988. Are there any other statistics ...
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Offensive rebounding % on missed 3FG vs 2FG (NBA)

Amongst missed 3FG, what % are rebounded by the offensive team? Amongst missed 2FG, what % are rebounded by the offensive team? Is there a significant difference between these two percentages?
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Which soccer players have more goals than caps at the club level?

Are there some football players who have better average than 1 goal per game in their club career? Or if we restrict only to one competition, not the whole career? Or to one season of a competition? ...
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Is there a tennis statistic about set-winners depending on who serves first?

I have a feeling that serving first in a set is an advantage. Is there a statistic like "X % of the sets were won by the player who served first"?
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Athletes info during the competitions

How can a journalist find so many info and statistics about athletes during the competitions like tennis/athletics/swimming/olympic games? I think journalist can access to a database, and I would ...
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Does football (soccer) require more calories than running?

Michael Bradley of the US team leads all athletes in "distance covered" during the group stage of the 2014 World Cup with 38 km (23.6 mi) in 270 minutes of play. That's about 8 mi per game (90 min), ...
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What percent of shots on goal hit the crossbar in hockey?

It seems like a lot of shots hit the crossbar in hockey. Is this just my mind playing tricks on me, or do more shots hit the crossbar than might be expected for a bar a few inches wide set above a ...
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How many injuries would be prevented by banning slide tackles?

In football, slide tackles have the potential to cause injury to both the tackler and the player being tackled. Slide tackling in itself is legal, but is a foul if the tackle is committed in a manner ...