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Questions about the methods of statistical analysis and resulting figures.

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In statistics, does it count as a rebound when you get the ball after one of your teammates blocks the other team?

Throughout every NBA game, many players get blocked, but if you recover the ball, does it count as a rebound for your statistics? Is this a reason why many players that are very good on defense often ...
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How many NHL natural hat tricks in a single period have been scored?

How many natural hat tricks have been scored, with all of the goals occurring in the same single period, in NHL history?
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In Statistics, Does a Missed Shot While Being Fouled Still Count as a Missed Shot?

During a game, players get fouled a lot, and they often throw up a shot, to try to have an opportunity to get more points. When you throw up a shot while fouled, in your game statistics, does it count ...
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In NHL hockey games decided in regulation time, in which period are the most winning goals scored?

This is an old question, in my mind. I have always believed the answer is the third period, but others disagree.
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Does a sack count as a Tackle For Loss, and/or a Tackle?

I like to look at player statistics, and I always see the Tackle stat, the Sack stat, and sometimes the Tackle For Loss stat. Is there some overlap in the stats so that a Sack counts as a Tackle? ie) ...
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Which ODI player has average of 99.8?

Which ODI player has 99.8 average in his career and in last match of his career he was out on 0 ? As if he had just one score in his last match then his average would have became 100.
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Where can I get data for individual player statistics in European football?

I am doing a research paper on European football, and I am looking for individual player statistics. For example, numbers on detailed stats like shots, shots on target, passes, tackles, blocks, ...
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Possession in Basketball

I am having trouble understanding possessions in basketball as it seems like there are 3 equations. One that is (FGA+0.44*FTA+TO) and another that accounts for Offensive Rebounds found here. Lastly, ...
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Which test player had 99.9 average in his test career?

Which test player has 99.9 average in his test career and in last match of his career he was out on 0 ? As if he had just one score in his last inning then his average would have became 100.
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MLB record for consecutive years with an identical batting average (single player)

Khris Davis has had the same batting average for four consecutive years. Have other batters with 100 or more plate appearances in each year done this?
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What is the cause for MLB regular season strikeouts to be more than hits?

For the first time in the history of the MLB, the 2018 season saw the total number of batter hits be less than strikeouts. See chart below: Hits have consistently been about 10,000+ higher than ...
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Which female football players have highest goal per game ratio for national team?

We have similar question for men: Who is the best striker (best goals/appearances ratio) with 25/50/100+ national caps? So it seems quite natural to ask about women, too. Which female footballers ...
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In tennis, what is the percentage of broken service games?

Looking at Befair tennis, what is the percentage of broken service games? If both players are fairly evenly matched, how many times does a player lose his service game?
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From high school to college to professional sports, why do the same teams seem to consistently win and lose year after year, decade after decade?

I'm not a big sports fan, but I know Auburn, the SEC, the Yankees are winners, but then the Mets, the Cubs, the Browns tend to lose. I would think over years that there would a more cyclical win/lose ...
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Resource for pulling NBA On/Off Stats for a single game? [closed]

I was wondering if there was a resource that allowed me to see On/Off statistics for a single player, in a unique game. For example -- Can I see the effect of On/Off of LeBron James (FG%, 3PT%...) ...
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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.