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Drafting Alex Rance is just one of the spectacular draft choices Richmond has made in recent years. AAP

How good draft choices can make or break AFL teams

Research shows that a few AFL teams have had much more success at drafting players than others. Richmond's recent premiership was in part build on good draft choices.
Brisbane’s Chris Lynn was the top ranked batsman in the Big Bash League last season. AAP

What data tells us about the best cricket players

Simply taking the most wickets or scoring the most runs doesn't make you the best player. Here's how to judge players based on how much they contribute to winning.
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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