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Questions about the methods of statistical analysis and resulting figures.

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Has a golf hole ever gone an entire round in a full-field event without any score worse than par?

I noticed when watching the 2018 PGA Championship that the short par 3 3rd hole had 20 birdies and 25 pars so far during the day's play. And that got me to wondering... has a field ever gone perfect ...
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Is the group stage goal ratio lowest?

After done with the group stage, my impression is that FIFA World Cup 2018 easily has the lowest ratio of goals scored per game in the history of FIFA World Cup. Is my impression correct? My search ...
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Why data-driven approach to soccer is slow to catch on?

A lot of Baseball teams are using data-driven approach and computer modelling to help them better succeed in games. The most famous example being Billy Beane of Oakland Athletics (2001-2003), ...
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Probabilities of winning as a function of sets played

In tennis, what are the probabilities of winning a player has as a function of sets played? Examples: 1-0 in a 3 set game 2-1 in a 5 set game However, if you include psychology (such as winning the ...
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Quickest goal scored in each World Cup edition

I'm looking for the following statistic, if available: Quickest goal scored in any match throughout the tournament in each edition of the World Cup. For example, for the 2014 World Cup, Clint ...
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Does a shot hitting the woodwork count as a “shot on target” in football?

Is a shot that hits the woodwork considered a shot on target? Apparently this is not counted in the EPL and La Liga? Is this true? I searched all of this extensively but could not find anything.
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Has winning by exactly an innings ever happened in cricket?

It's an interesting thing because it must be awfully rare, to say the least. This is for the whole of first-class cricket, by the way, not just Test cricket.
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What percentage of NBA games had at least 2 guards from the same team post at least 10 rebounds each?

Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz had 11 rebounds each during Game 3 of the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rubio and Mitchell are guards (Rubio ...
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What were the results of the 2012 European Junior Weightlifting Championships 85kg A Class?

I'm looking for the list of names and scores for the competitors in the 2012 European Junior Weightlifting Championships 85kg A Class https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmAEMcSGiPo I managed to reverse ...
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Statistical Indicators for Defensive Forward

Other than a forward's plus-minus rating, what are some other indicators that he is an asset to his team for being a defensive forward? I imagine hits would be one. PIM seems like it would be a ...
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Which player gets the assist in this situation? [duplicate]

I've been collecting stats for a soccer team. I'm using definition of assist from soccerstatmanual which is, an assist is awarded for a pass leading directly to a goal. I have two situations I'm ...
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Average length of uninterrupted play in basketball

I am wondering, if there are any statistics about the average time a basketball game is "live", that means there is no whistle by the referee (dead ball) and no chance for the players to rest (even ...
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Could Hawkeye tell us the probability of runs and wickets from a given ball?

Suppose the information recorded by Hawkeye was combined with information about the number of runs scored (including boundaries, but excluding overthrows) and wickets taken in each delivery. An ...
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Is it easier to hold serve in tennis doubles than in singles?

I've read somewhere that in doubles it's easier to hold one's serve, and as a consequence in average there are not as many consecutive breaks as in singles; but no explanation or reference was given. ...
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What does the superscript used in tennis scores mean?

In the score below, what do the 7 and 4 superscripts mean in the first set?
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What happens to a half century recorded when a player scores a century?

When a player crosses fifty runs, it is called a half century, and is recorded in the batsman's records. When a player crosses one hundred runs, it is a century, and is also recorded in the batsman's ...
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Can time of possession for the two teams of an NFL game add up to less than 60 minutes?

In a December 13, 2015 game between the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers, the time of possession of the two teams was recorded as: Falcons: 28:21 Panthers: 31:21 Adding these two gives a total ...
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How to calculate the run rate midway through an over? [duplicate]

Basically the one thing which I know about run rate is,it is calculated by dividing runs scored to number of overs. But my question is, how to calculate the run rate midway through an over?
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What is the NFL record for starting field position by kick returner

Can anyone find the NFL record for starting field position attributed to the primary kick returner? I've looked through several websites listing NFL records, to no avail. Specifically looking for ...
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Scores of men's vs. women's teams

In some sports, two teams compete against each other for a set amount of time (e.g. soccer, basketball) or another fixed quantity (like baseball). In those sports, do men's teams score more points on ...
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Are own goals considered when calculating goal conversion rate?

In football, goal conversion rate is calculated as the number of goals scored divided by the number of shots taken. Suppose the opposition scores an own goal in a game, or several such goals across a ...
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World cup winners qualified through play-offs

Has it ever happened that a team got to the world cup through the playoff and then won the cup? Or any team who did the playoff is historically doomed? I couldn't find any statistics, maybe you know ...
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Calculate Assist Percentage in basketball

On Basketball Reference they state that Assist Percentage; the formula is 100 * AST / (((MP / (Team MP / 5)) * Team FG) - FG). Assist percentage is an estimate of the percentage of teammate field ...
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Does a spike count as an incompletion

I'm trying to determine whether or not a spike counts as an incomplete pass. From what I can tell, it's not really counted as an incomplete pass, at least in the NFL. Although in the NCAA, it's ...
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Why is Gio Gonzalez's WAR is 0.01 ahead of Max Scherzer in ESPN's current WAR rankings?

As of the time of this post, Gio Gonzalez's WAR is 0.01 ahead of Max Scherzer. It's a pretty small difference, but when I look at the more traditional stats, it's really hard to see why they should ...
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Probability of winning after playing a 5 set match

In the 4 majors of Tennis, the men in the singles competition need to play the best of 5 sets. From what I have seen, is that if a player plays a 5 setter and wins, they are going to have less of a ...
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Is retired out counted in the bowling average?

Is 'retired out' counted in the 'bowling average' of a bowler?
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Will the new MCC 2017 laws apply on old cricket match stats?

There are a whole lot of MCC 2017 changes coming up: MCC Laws of Cricket 2017 Summary: Law Summary Paper Do these changes apply to old matches which would modify their stats slightly?
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Does hitting green on stroke 1 also count as fairway hit?

When or if I hit the green on par 4 on my first stroke, does that count as fairway hit aswell or do I simply just remove that hole from my stat card (regarding fairwayhits)?
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Pitcher awarded the winning record [duplicate]

In an MLB game, Astros' pitcher left the game in top of 5th while the Astros were winning 7-6. They since used a new pitcher in every inning. At the end the Astros won the game 8-6. Which pitcher gets ...
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How cricket analyst store information of first 7 order lowest score table also?

Sports channel displayed First 7 order lowest score table of INDIA, showing lowest runs made on 7th fall of wicket. How did they manage to do it?
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Rank teams in different divisions when there is little inter-division play? [closed]

How would one rank teams in different divisions when there is little inter-division play? Basic ELO wouldn't work because if the lowest team in the top division beats the highest team in the lowest ...
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What is the percentage of game won in alternating penalties format for team going first?

What is the percentage of game won in current format of alternating penalties for team going first in top European football competitions? Main reason for asking this question is ABBA system for ...
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Average age of top five European football leagues?

Toulouse France team with average age of 23.91 was the youngest team on pitch for domestic league 2016-17. Some article claimed Germany had the most number of team with the lowest average age. But I'...
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How frequent is high sticking in Ice Hockey?

Are there any statistics for how frequently a specific penalty occurs in Ice Hockey? (any League?) I am specifically interested in high sticks.
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Are there statistics on whether finishing with a positive result has subsequent effect?

Watching golf today, the commentators were emphasizing that finishing with a good 18th hole was critical towards the next day's play. Got me wondering if there's any statistical evidence of that? ...
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How many players have been out on 99 run in their international cricket match debut?

Many players have been out on 99 over the years in international cricket match but the question is how many of those player became out in their debut match? This Link of crickinfo shows many ...
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How many times International cricket match were won after needing 6 runs in 1 ball?

Over the years, there have been instances when batsmen have hit a six off the final ball of the match to win a game when they needed 4, 5 runs in a last ball. Shivnarine Chanderpaul carried West ...
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Is there a more complete baseball Leverage table?

I am interested in doing some baseball analysis with Leverage. I found Tom Tango's Leverage table from The Book as well as Baseball-Reference's data pages (e.g., this pitching page). However I ...
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What is a “win in last at-bat”?

On a baseball broadcast tonight, the team statistic "wins in last at-bat" came up. What's the definition of this term? The announcer was careful to point out that such a win "doesn't have to be a ...
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What is the MLB record for most errors by one team in one season during the modern era?

What is the MLB record for most errors by one team in one season during the modern era?
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How can a baseball player's average per pitch be much lower than his overall average on Fangraph?

I'm trying to figure out fangraph.com's heat maps. For example, Mike Trout's Average per Pitch looks like this: (link)Heat Map (AVG/P) Apparently the best he hits against pitches in any given ...
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Most first class century in cricket? [closed]

Which batsman has scored most first class century in history of cricket?
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How can I determine the dates on which separate baseball teams had the same result?

For my interest, I would like to know how many times the Rockies, Angels, and Yankees won on the same day in 2017. Can you tell me how to do this?
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How often do 0-0 scores at the completion of regulation occur in major sports?

Have been watching hockey a bit more recently and tonight's game didn't have a lot of scoring early on. That got me wondering how often the dreaded 0-0 scoreline comes up in different sports (...
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Second leg home advantage

In football during two-legged ties there exists a phenomenon called "second leg home advantage". Many managers, players and commentators believe that if the second match of a tie is played on one team'...
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What decides if a faceoff is Won or Lost?

How is a Faceoff decided as a won faceoff, or a lost faceoff? Is it all which center get the puck where he wants, or is it decided by another factor?
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For a goal while there's a change of players, who gets the +1/-1?

In hockey, there is a stat where players get +1 when their team scores while they are on the ice, and -1 when the opposite team scores when they are on the ice. (Cant remember the exact name of the ...
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Stats of Twelfth man if he involved in Caught/Run-outs

Twelfth man fields when a member of the fielding side is injured. There are so many instances where this Player involve in Caught/Run-outs. Whether this stats count as his career stat 'or' the Player,...
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Shot on target with deflection - a goal or an own goal

It's generally accepted that if a shot was on target but then deflected from another team's player and went in, then the goal is not considered as an own goal. "Generally accepted", because there are ...