Paying the penalty: Are Roy Hodgson’s England ready for a shoot-out, and who would take spot-kicks? [Eurosport]

Ben Lyttleton discusses Roy Hodson’s penalty preparation, using STATS data on the penalty records of English players in the squad. Will England be ready if spot-kicks are required in the knockout stages of Euro 2016?

Can the superstar-reliant squads succeed at Euro 2016? [Sports Illustrated]

Ben Lyttleton discusses whether teams that are more reliant on one player can succeed at Euro 2016, using STATS data when viewing performances during qualifying.

Noah’s arc: Starter the whole story vs. Dodgers [MLB.com]

Anthony DiComo and Ken Gurnick of MLB.com used STATSPass to reveal that Kenta Maeda became the second Dodgers pitcher in franchise history to allow multiple home runs in a single game to opposing pitchers, when Noah Syndergaard went deep twice as the Mets won 4-3.

Ranieri turns back the clock to make Leicester champions [Reuters]

By using STATS’ data and analysis, Toby Davis of Reuters discusses Leicester City’s remarkable rise to win the Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri.

On Reflection: The amazing stats which have left Leicester one game from Premier League title [Eurosport]

Ben Lyttleton used STATS data to look at the numbers behind Leicester City’s remarkable title challenge as they were one game away from winning the Premier League.

Leicester’s title surge built on simple foundations [Reuters]

By using STATS’ data and analysis, Martyn Herman of Reuters analyzed how the Premier League underdog, Leicester City, have been able to defy odds and put together an astonishing and successful season.

The NFL Is Finally Tapping Into the Power of Data [Wired]

Joe Lindsey of Wired talked with STATS CTO Darryl Lewis about the impact that data has on football performance and how to unleash that data into meaningful information, analysis and athlete monitoring.

The Value of Ice [NBA.com blog]

John Schuhmann analyzes how effective pick-and-rolls were last year, depending on the area of the court they started on, using SportVU data.

Deep Dives: Open Shooters [Nylon Calculus]

Seth Partnow uses SportVU data to explain the strengths and weaknesses of Draymond Green’s game and how he stacks up with the rest of the league when shooting while left open.

Why the Hawks are Contenders [Hawks Hoop]

Buddy Grizzard uses SportVU data to help explain why the Atlanta Hawks will be contenders this upcoming NBA season, specifically breaking down how Jeff Teague is underrated as a defender.