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Richmond captain Trent Cotchin and former Hawthorn captain Sam Mitchell were co-winners of the 2012 Brownlow Medal, after Essendon captain Jobe Watson was ruled ineligible. Julian Smith/AAP

Fairest and best? Status counts in the Brownlow Medal

Team captains have a slight statistical advantage in being judged best on ground, says sports economist Liam Lenten.
Economics has led to an explosion in three point shooting in the NBA. AAP

How and why economics is taking over sports

Why are NBA players taking more three pointers, baseball pitchers throwing slower, and soccer player salaries skyrocketing? It all comes down to the economics of sport.

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