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Are Refs Honest?

While we all wait to see if there will be an NFL season this year, we reflect on the fact that "home court advantage" has been proven to be true in every sport. Is this because the cheering fans make the home team more likely to win or is it because the refs are...
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Why Your Team isn't Scoring

Three strikes and you're out! Does your team seem full of limp bats? And what about basketball--is your team in that sport doing badly as well? Donuts, bat wraps, weighted gloves are some of the many...
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Basketball: Mathematicians Prove Umps Not Fair

And how to succeed at free throws - It's not occult magic, it's straight science: Lots of interesting things have arrived and one of these is the basketball season. Two engineers have figured out the best way to shoot a free throw, a frequently underappreciated skill that gets more important as the game clock winds down.

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