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  1. Toronto Maple Leafs hire Kyle Dubas as assistant GM, fire Dave Po...

    Craig Custance

    The Toronto Maple Leafs announced a front-office shakeup Tuesday, firing assistant general managers Dave Poulin and Claude Loiselle and replacing them with 28-year-old Kyle Dubas.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  2. NBA Draft: Who do analytics rate best?

    Ryan Feldman

    There has been a huge analytics movement lately in the NBA - 23 of the 30 teams have analytics departments. Some, but not all, advanced stats translate well from college to the NBA. Which ones translate the best? REBOUND PERCENTAGE Rebound per...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. West Virginia AD Oliver Luck says playoff committee will look at ...

    Jake Trotter

    College football is entering a brave new world this fall with a new four-team playoff that will be put together by a College Football Playoff selection committee.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  4. NBA: What Phil Jackson needs to know about his role

    Dean Oliver

    With Phil Jackson in a management role, Dean Oliver discusses some ways Jackson can be successful.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  5. NBA: Advice for Phil Jackson's coaching search

    Dean Oliver

    Dean Oliver discusses three things that should matter to Phil Jackson when it comes to picking a coach.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  6. Watkins' style may not translate to NFL

    Mike Rodak

    Earlier Thursday, we passed along grades from third-party analytics website Pro Football Focus, which deemed Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel a "poor" starter based on his play last season. Another major football analytics site, Football Outsid...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. PFF deems EJ Manuel 'poor' starter

    Mike Rodak

    Pro Football Focus, a major third-party analytics website that grades NFL players, deemed Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel a 'poor' starter in a depth chart posted Thursday. The website, which assigns numerical grades based on film analysis of ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  8. Sacramento Kings will seek analysis from the public prior to maki...

    Brian Windhorst

    The Sacramento Kings have launched what is believed to be the NBA's first crowdsourcing program to help make their draft pick.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  9. Giants drafted for love, not need or value

    Dan Graziano

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jerry Reese is a scout, and not afraid to admit it. The New York Giants GM has a scouting background, and even in the era of advanced analytics he remains an unabashed fan of the profession's role in NFL roster-building. Last...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  10. espnW -- Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome already has wo...

    Ashley Scoby

    Like proud parents, Denise and Perry Martin and Carolyn and Steve Coburn love to show off photos of their 3-year-old -- Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome, that is.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  11. 2014 NBA draft - ESPN Insider's 360-degree NBA draft prospect pro...

    ESPN Insider

    ESPN Insider's NBA draft experts offer a guide to their 20-plus prospect draft profiles.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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