Useless snooker fact of the day: Matthew Stevens has only ever lost in the first round of the Masters or won it. His first round appearances were in 1996, 2001–2007, and 2012–2013 and his sole victory was in 2000.
‘To accomplish something like this in my career is something that I’m going to remember forever.’
Imagine Bart Simpson writing “correlation does not imply causation” a hundred times on a chalkboard.
“Football has experienced a statistical revolution in the past decade but, despite the breadth of information at their fingertips, this changing picture is still yet to influence how fans view the game as a whole.” (via)
Whoever your fave is, you won’t be satisfied with the answer.
It’s not Serena vs. The Rest of the WTA at Roland Garros. At least not by numbers.
Thanks to improvements in pitching, the strikeout rate is set to be broken for the 12th season in a row and curveballs are bending a lot more than before.
It’s all about the change up for pitchers in the major leagues.
Serena Williams is the GOAT for a reason. Here are some of the numbers behind it.
The FIFA World Cup started today and with such a prestigious tournament steeped in history, we selected 5 records that could be broken in Russia.
As a Roger Federer fan, it was customary to dislike Nadal or at least see him as a bitter rival over the years. But my heart has warmed to him as both players have gotten older. Not many expected Nadal’s dominance on clay to continue after two consecutive years without winning, in 2015 and 2016 …