At the Australian Open, Tennis Joins Its Sports Brethren on a New Surface: Data Analytics

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January 18, 2018

At the Australian Open, Tennis Joins Its Sports Brethren on a New Surface: Data Analytics

Among GIG’s findings, based on data collected from the seven primary courts at the last three Australian Opens: ■ Based on a metric created by GIG, Andy Murray had the highest work rate per shot in the men’s game and Gilles Simon the highest work rate per point.

A new study shows that hits to the head, not concussions, cause CTE

A new study has found further evidence linking hits to the head rather than concussions to the onset of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative disease traced back to the kind of head trauma experienced by football players, other athletes and combat veterans.

Professional Squash Debuts Real-Time Biometric Data, Stats Tracking

Professional squash is taking the plunge into the world of analytics. At upcoming tournaments beginning Thursday with the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York City, the Professional Squash Association will debut a number of technological enhancements to its game. The Tournament of Champions, which runs through Jan.

Periodization Theory: Confronting an Inconvenient Truth

Periodization theory has, over the past seven decades, emerged as the preeminent training planning paradigm. The philosophical underpinnings of periodization theory can be traced back to the integrati

Zebra Extends Player-Tracking Chips To Senior Bowl Ahead Of NFL Draft

Zebra Technologies, the company that makes the player-tracking RFID chips in NFL shoulder pads, is extending the technology to the Senior Bowl to help scouts evaluate potential draft prospects. The chips, which will be on each individual player’s equipment, will begin tracking players during practices and also during the game.

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