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Flax '17: Fun with MLB’s small sample sizes

As of Wednesday, most Major League Baseball teams have played nine games this season. Any baseball fan could tell you that nine games is surely not enough to evaluate a team, but it is very hard not to fall into that trap when those are the only nine games you have. So let’s delve into the data so ...

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NBA players, league can find common ground on rest

The San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors are the two best teams in the NBA. As one might expect, their nationally broadcasted matchup Mar. 12 was as highly anticipated as any game this season. But it fell far short of expectations. The Spurs were missing their three best players because of injuries, ...

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Flax '17: Tell me it’s real

Life as a Washington, D.C. sports fan is an exercise in disappointment. Of the cities with at least one team in each of the four major American sports leagues — the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA — Washington is the only one to not have any team reach the semifinals since 1998. In other words: No team I ...

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Flax '17: Extensions make sense for baseball’s minor leaguers

When we think about professional athletes, we think about fame, glamour and multi-million-dollar salaries. Baseball may be the richest sport of them all, as 28 of the 30 largest sports contracts of all time belong to baseball players, but this perception ignores the players who never make it big. These ...

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Sports Roundup: Nov. 9, 2015

Men’s water polo Wins over MIT and No. 12 Harvard lifted top-seeded No. 12 Bruno to the CWPA Northern Division title in this weekend’s tournament at the Katherine Coleman Aquatics Center. The Bears (23-6, 12-0 CWPA) rolled past the fifth-seeded Engineers (12-13, 5-7) in the first round 15-7, buoyed ...

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Sports Roundup: Oct. 26, 2015

Women’s hockey Bob Kenneally ’90 opened his career as women’s hockey head coach this weekend with the team’s trip to Auburn, Maine. But the Kenneally era got off to a sour start, as Bruno (0-2-0) fell to the Black Bears twice, 4-0 Friday and 4-1 Saturday. The score of the first game was somewhat ...

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University News

Endowment sees 5.7 percent return on investments

The University’s endowment reached a new high of $3.3 billion in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, earning a 5.7 percent return, according to a University press release. This year’s return falls far short of the 16.1 percent mark the endowment posted last year. But this year was a less profitable ...

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Tournament foes prove no match for dominant volleyball team

After a trip to the Southwest resulted in three losses in four matches, the volleyball team found much more success at the Central Connecticut State University Invitational this weekend. The Bears (6-5) swept their way through the tournament, dropping only one set as they beat Holy Cross, CCSU and ...

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