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What does data about kWh in the French Open "shots of the day" videos mean?

The French Open publishes on its YouTube videos with "shots of the day" - the most impressive plays from a particular day at the tournament. At the end of the point, an information about kWh is shown....
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What determines the coefficients in the definition of slugging percentage?

When calculating slugging percentage, why do the numbers of singles, doubles, and triples get multiplied by 2, 3 and 4, respectively, in the numerator? And, perhaps related, why does the HR count ...
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What teams have won the Champions League undefeated?

With the Champions League finals coming this weekend, I was wondering if any team has ever won the Champions League or the European Cup without ever losing a game in both the Qualification rounds and ...
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How did Hollinger come up with his PER formula?

Here is the Wikipedia article for John Hollinger's player efficiency rating (PER) statistic, which is commonly used as an "all-in-one" for (mostly offensive) performance in basketball. I would like to ...
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What is the maximum number of 3 pointers made by Michael Jordan in a single game?

What is the maximum number of 3 pointers made by Michael Jordan in a single game? Although it sounds simple, I couldn't find this stat in the internet.
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How are shorter power-plays counted in power play percentage?

One of the team statics in ice-hockey is power play percentage. From example, you can see it here for the currently played World Chapmionship or here for this year's NHL season. I understand that ...
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Sabermetrics and statistics, why so fitting for baseball?

I am looking into defining my own simple metrics for a video game to evaluate how well a player is performing. To that regard I have been reading about Sabermetrics and the general impression I get ...
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Does "Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green" objectify tee-to-green performance?

In short, "Strokes Gained" is a value of a golfer's performance compared to the average performance of other golfers. In 2011, the PGA Tour announced Strokes Gained: Putting. For example, ...
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Is there a connection between serious injuries/deaths in boxing and having one's father in one's corner?

In the commentary on the tragic 2005 Leavander Johnson/Jesus Chavez fight, which claimed the life of Leavander Johnson, commentator Jim Lampley said that there are two things that seem to be "constant"...
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In which part of ice hockey game most goals are scored?

It is quite natural that various part of hockey game have different dynamics and also different likelihood of scoring a goal. There are several factors. Players get more tired with time. In second ...
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Were there any Moneyball-like instances in history of cricket?

Moneyball was an instance in Baseball where the Oakland contingent have used statistics and data science for buying-selling as well as team selection. So, was there any such instance in the history ...
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Was Kobe Bryant's 60 points in his last game comparable to his performance during his career? [closed]

On 13th April 2016, Kobe Bryant played his last professional game against Utah scoring 60 points. I was wondering if there was any evidence to show that those 60 points were a tribute reserved for ...
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How is the conversion rate calculated in football?

I want to know how the conversion rate is calculated in the Premier League for example. I tried to make a report like shots/goals but it seems it's not the correct one. Any suggestions? I'm looking ...
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Why is the QB passing yards count for the distance the receiver runs after completing the pass?

A recent question made me think of this peculiarity (in my eyes at least) of american football. I get the logic behind crediting a TD to both the receiver and the QB. But the QB gets credited for ...
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Where can I find the points per game throughout many NBA seasons?

Where can I find the points per game (of both teams) throughout many NBA seasons? To illustrate my point, what I mean is something like: 2000/01 average points per NBA game: 200; 2001/02 average ...
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Do the laws of cricket allow running on the last ball, even after winning?

Say, teamA score is 368 (369 to win), and teamB is batting at 368 (or 366). One run (or 3 runs) will make them win. The batsman hits the ball for a six, so score is 374 (or 372) which is more than the ...
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What percentage of onside kicks have been successful in the 2015 NFL regular season?

What percentage of onside kicks have been successful in the 2015 NFL regular season? In what percentage of onside kicks did the kicking team regain possession of the ball?
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Where can I find NBA stats for shots made or missed after a foul?

I am looking for the names of websites that show NBA team season percentages of 2 point and 3 point shots that were made and missed after a foul. Thanks to all for your help.
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What is the estimated point value of deferring after winning the coin toss?

In American football, the winner of the coin toss can make a choice now (usually to receive the kick-off which starts the game), or can defer their choice to the second half (thus having the option to ...
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How can I download a season Baseball Reference data with player IDs?

Is there a simple way to download a season of player data from Baseball-Reference.com that includes their player ID? I can download data with the player names, but I need the player ID they use to ...
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Offensive Rebound Rate correlation to wins [closed]

How many more games should a team expect to win if its offensive rebound rate increases from 25% to 27%, all else equal?
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On-the-fly changes in ice hockey

During an on-the-fly player change, it is generally acceptable for the replacement player to step on the ice a second or two before the player he is replacing steps off the ice, if such a change doesn'...
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How is the team possession stat calculated in ice hockey?

For the team possession stat, when the game is in progress does one team always have possession or can there ever be a time when neither team is defined as having possession?
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Is there always a faceoff winner in ice hockey?

When the faceoff stat is collected in the NHL, can there be a draw?
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Does the NHL provide guidelines for collecting stats?

Does the NHL or any other league provide guidelines for use by league statisticians? E.g. for giveaways, takeaways, checks, possession, etc.
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Normally a football match can end with these results: Victory for home team Victory for away team Draw But... If a judge issues a resolution, he can decide to assign that both teams lost the match. ...
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Is there a difference between a service winner and an ace in tennis?

As a tennis player and fan myself, this has always been a question that I have wondered about. I know that an ace is when a serve that is in the box goes through untouched. Is a service winner a serve ...
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Is MLB Statcast data permanently archived somewhere?

Major League Baseball has begun collecting a set of physics data under the name "Statcast", including such information as the exit velocity of notable home runs. I would like to know if this data is ...
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What are the main factors to predict which team is going to win a soccer match?

I'm building a logistic regression model to predict which team is going to win a soccer match. I'm looking for ideas to broaden the number of predictor variables. I need before as well as after match ...
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How are percentages determined in volleyball?

How is it determined that a reception or an attack is "perfect" in volleyball? For an attack it is fairly clear it the attack directly scores a point, but there isn't such a clear criterion for ...
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What is the highest two-man stat line from teammates in NBA history?

For example, during the 2012-2013 NBA Season, Kevin Durant averaged 28.1/4.6/7.9 and Russell Westbrook averaged 23.2/7.4/5.2. Does anyone know what the best two person line has been in history? Or ...
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Is it considered a dig when receiving a block attempt ball in volleyball?

Team A hits the volleyball on an attack. Team B attempts to block, sending the ball back across the net to Team A. Team A receives the ball. Is this considered a dig? Also if Team A attacks the ball ...
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Real-time baseball data?

I want to make a display using arduino that shows "who's on first" etc at yankee stadium. So, I'm looking for a real-time feed with that info. What are my options?
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How to collect stats in NBA?

In NBA there are a lot of available stats: Points Rebounds (def/off) Assist Blocks Steals % of free throw/2p/3p Minutes played and maybe many more that I do not remember. How does all the stats ...
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Distance covered in Premier League

Where can I find the distance covered by players in the Premier League and the other 5 big leagues? I know you can find the ones for the Champions League on UEFA's site but I can't seem to find it for ...
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Where to find team stats/comparisons for Eurobasket 2015?

The Eurobasket 2015 homepage is a disaster IMHO, although I can find simple information about players, I can't sort players by physical attributes or age etc. Are there any pages which follow up the ...
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Tennis Statistics By Sets and Games [closed]

I am trying to find a resource where I can find the results for historic tennis games, where the match statistics are broken down within each set. The ATP website gives a breakdown for the entire ...
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If a player has 3 goals, but one of them is own goal, is it called a hat trick?

To put it simply: do own goals count as part of a hat trick?
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Baseball and DWar

Two part question really. What is the formula for calculating DWar? Also, as I understand it; it seems to rely on some stats that were historically considerably less stringently monitored than say ...
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Relief/Closing pitcher statistics

I was wondering about some of the stats that you regularly see in baseball, and what criteria must be met to achieve such a stat, primarily with the relief and closing pitchers. I understand that a ...
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Basketball shooting percentages while practicing [closed]

What is a good percentage for making baskets when practicing/shooting around? I was told 2 things for shooting by 2 different ppl. One person said since no one is guarding me when practicing/...
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How often has a major league team hit only a home run and a triple in a single game?

On June 26, 2015, the Mets had two hits, a home run (Granderon) and a triple (Hererra), but no singles or doubles, and they won the game (2-1 over the Reds). Did the Mets pull off a baseball first? ...
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What's the chance of 6 swings and misses in a row using only your SO pitch?

I was watching a Masahiro Tanaka game last year and he got out of a men on 2nd and 3rd with no outs jam by striking out the first two batters. He just kept throwing his "out pitch" and they just kept ...
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What is this (basketball) statistic called?

Personally, I am interested in a player's personal contribution to the game. Therefore, I want to compare the team's performance when he is on the field versus when he is not on the field. I believe ...
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Is there a website where we can find all kind of statistics related to the European football? [closed]

I'm a huge fan of football and I simply want to know if a website dedicate to statistics about this sport exists. I always read articles about football in which journalists provide statistics and I ...
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Are drop-catches and stumping-failures recorded for official statistics?

Are drop-catches and stumping-failures recorded for official statistics ? This type of records will help in knowing who is a better bowler, in a bad team of fielders or wicketkeepers. Eg : Consider ...
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Where to find "distance covered" by player in a Champions League match?

year ago there was a similar thread How to find "distance covered" for players during the World Cup? I wonder whether there are similiar stats for Champions league matches (actually for ...
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How many rounds of golf does the average golfer play?

I'm looking for statistics that give me a sense of how many rounds of golf the average golfer plays, but am unable to find this so I'm wondering if any golfers here can anecdotally give me a sense of ...
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What is the chance of scoring a free kick?

Free kicks are probably the hardest plays to score unless you have Messi or some other famous guy. The percentage/chance of scoring is quite unclear to me. It seems to change every single second. What ...
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