Tim Harcourt, UNSW In this series we’re looking at how the economics of sports is doing away with hunches and intuition. Using data and research to evaluate players, strategies and even leagues. If you look closely at your favourite sport nowadays, it’s hard to miss the influence of economics. It’sRead More →

by Edwin Lam Indian IM Rathnakaran (pictured) won the Penang Chess Festival 2017 which tool place from December 4th to the 10th, in Malaysia, ahead of GM Karen Grigoryan and 132 other players in the 9th Penang International Open, the biggest chess event at a World Heritage site. The festivalRead More →

(Reuters) – Returning to playing tennis again was all Petra Kvitova could have hoped for after being stabbed in the hand last December and the twice Wimbledon champion is glad that a tough and emotional year is coming to an end. The Czech required four hours of surgery on her left handRead More →

Tristan Lavalette in Perth The curtains have closed on Ashes Test cricket at the WACA. After relinquishing the urn following another pummelling in the recently concluded third Test, England will probably be grateful they won’t have to venture to their graveyard of a ground any longer. Despite the overwhelming nostalgia swirling aroundRead More →

by Shekhar Dhingra Kerala Blasters FC huffed and puffed their way to a one-goal victory over 10-man NorthEast United FC for their first win in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) this season at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, on Friday. CK Vineeth, returning from suspension, scored the only goal ofRead More →

TOKYO — South Korea got the better of North Korea on the soccer field on Tuesday, winning 1-0 at the East Asian Championship. North Korea defender Ri Yong Chol scored an own-goal in the 64th-minute to give the South Koreans the victory. The game was played amid escalating tensions betweenRead More →