Sportswriters, like all journalists, should have basic data skills + MORE

Sportswriters, like all journalists, should have basic data skills + MORE
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Could gait analysis make you a more injury prone runner? + MORE

Could gait analysis make you a more injury prone runner? by Tina Muir Tina is a Saucony sponsored elite runner that has a strong passion for the road. She’s been running for 14 years and moved to the United States in 2007 to run for a living. Tina has run a marathon in 2:37 and […] The p.... More »
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Woman’s Ice Hockey Leads In Concussions + MORE

Today, in news that shouldn’t be surprising, a recent study by the Minnesota Department of Health has declared Woman’s Ice Hockey as the high school sport most likely to incur concussions. In fact, MDH believes that these athletes are two to three times more likely to suffer a concussion.... More »

Teaching Basketball and Life Lessons in India’s Slums

Steve Jobs once once concluded a short speech on the value of dreamers with the line, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do!” Pradyut Voleti, founder of Dribble Academy in Gejha village, India is one such dreamer. He star.... More »
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10 Reasons Youth Sports Brings Out Your Crazy + MORE

Every time you go to a sporting event to watch your child play, there’s a good chance that’ll feel a strange metamorphosis take place. In a way, it’s almost as if an alien takes over your body. Your calm gives way to crazy and you are not even sure how or why it happens. Why […] .... More »

How to Raise Influencers

If you want your child to grow up a leader, not a follower, then you must raise influencers. Influencers do not follow the crowd, they forge their own path. Influencers care about helping others more than advancing their own agenda. Influencers see and sieze an opportunity to help others; while othe.... More »
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It’s been fun to watch the rest of the journalism world catch up to sports in its interest in numbers over the last few years. Sportswriters have been working with numbers for more than a century, but only recently have the non-sports types become fascinated with “data journalism.” Some of the splashiest news startups of the last few years, including Vox and FiveThirtyEight, have been centered on numbers and data…

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