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  1. 2014 NFL draft - Ranking top wide receiver prospects based on met...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner ranks the top wide receiver prospects in this year's draft class based on several different measurements and performance metrics.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  2. NBA draft - Examining Rodney Hood's draft stock, pro future

    NBA Draft Experts

    Chad Ford, Kevin Pelton and Amin Elhassan offer a multi-perspective look at draft prospect Rodney Hood.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  3. Monta Ellis: I love proving people wrong

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- His critics have been quieted, but Monta Ellis can still hear them. Nobody refers to Ellis as an analytics antihero anymore or calls him a selfish gunner who values volume scoring over winning after he's played a critical role in the Dal...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. MLB - Blacks losing the numbers game

    Howard Bryant

    Coupled with declining on-the-field numbers, analytics have become a hindrance to more African-American opportunities in management positions.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  5. NBA Draft - Did Marcus Smart improve his game with a second colle...

    NBA Draft Experts

    Chad Ford, Amin Elhassan and Kevin Pelton offer a 360-degree profile of NBA draft prospect Marcus Smart.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  6. The People Pushing the NHL Into the Advanced Stats Era

    the Flyers' zone entries in the 2011-12 seasonassessing a team's performance the performance of the puck-carrier leads to more than twice as many shots and goals as a dump-and-chase play doesmade an impact on strategy sho...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  7. Bills rank 26th in Google searches

    Mike Rodak

    Just how popular are the Buffalo Bills? One way to answer that question is to use Google searches. In a blog post published Friday for fivethirtyeight.com, an analytics website recently acquired by ESPN, noted statistician Nate Silver compiled Goo...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  8. ESPN Forecast: Sizing up the NBA's top coaches

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Which teams have the best coaches walking the sidelines? Here's what we found out in the first edition of our NBA front office rankings.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  9. Notebook: Sully shoots from hip

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens has tried to distance himself a bit from a reputation as an analytics guy and there's maybe no better example than his unwavering support of Jared Sullinger shooting 3-pointers. Consider that, in the thr...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  10. Five offseason moves that will backfire

    Jim Bowden

    When a general manager makes a trade or a free-agent signing, he must always have significant justification for why the move was made. This could include: • Scouting reports • Advanced metrics and analytics • Medical repo...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  11. What do traditional NBA execs think about the league's analytics ...

    Chris Broussard

    Chris Broussard speaks to two "traditional" NBA executives to get their takes on the league's analytics movement and its pros and cons.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  12. Some executives fear reliance on stats keeping ex-NBA players out...

    There is a growing concern that the rise in the popularity of basketball analytics has led to more stat-based personnel hires rather than ex-players becoming general managers.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  13. How Montreal Canadiens Josh Gorges blocks every shot - ESPN The M...

    Chris Gigley

    In ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, Chris Gigley writes that lunging in front of 100 mph slap shots is all in a day's work for Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges, one of the NHL's primo human pinatas.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  14. The future of hockey's analytics movement

    Craig Custance

    There might be skepticism within the NHL on the role advanced stats and analytics should have in player evaluation, projections and roster construction. But there's definitely no shortage of those willing to try to prove their value. In January,...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  15. Detroit Pistons Andre Drummond is a social media star - ESPN The ...

    Sam Alipour

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Sam Alipour writes about the Pistons Andre Drummond, a social media All-Star.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  16. SABR Day 3: Evolution versus revolution

    Christina Kahrl

    PHOENIX -- As the third and last day of SABR's third Analytics Conference wound down, I wanted to focus on the question that I came into it with, asking whether or not sabermetrics today is more revolutionary or evolutionary. Moneyball's pop culture ...

    Blog | March 15, 2014