Posts Tagged ‘ Sports ’

Analytics captivate sports fans… or puts them to sleep

March 7, 2015
Analytics captivate sports fans… or puts them to sleep

Near the end of a panel discussion about the value of analytics at Friday’s U of T Sports Industry Conference, a delegate with a detailed knowledge of statistics had a question. It was long, and revolved around concepts like variance and standard deviation, and while the panelists got it, the giggling and groaning among...
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U of T sports business conference growing strong in its fourth year

March 5, 2015

m4s0n501 Ted Machizawa is a few weeks away from finishing an undergrad degree in economics, but he already has a job lined up in the telecom industry. His dream job, however, is general manager of an NBA team. So like 300 or so other students with plans to work in the sports industry, Machizawa...
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Magna Steyr steps out of the shadows with the MILA Plus hybrid sports car concept

February 27, 2015
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Magna Steyr builds cars, but not under its own name. The Austrian company contracts with established brands for specific manufacturing jobs, including the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Aston Martin Rapide. Occasionally, though, Magna gets sick of building other people’s cars and decides to design one of its own. The company has built several concept cars over...
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McLaren To Debut 675LT Sports Car at Geneva Motor Show

February 25, 2015

McLaren recently announced that the automaker plans to launch the 675LT sports car at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The high-end sports car revives McLaren’s iconic “Longtail” name given to the F1 GTR, considered by many automotive experts to represent one of the best sports cars ever manufactured. McLaren’s March 2015 unveiling of the...
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Masai Ujiri: Most influential in Canadian sports

December 19, 2014

Masai Ujiri is our audience’s pick for the most influential figure in Canadian sports in 2014. The Toronto Raptors general manager won the final matchup against Olympic speed skater Gilmore Junio, earning 51 per cent of votes. Ujiri emerged from a list of eight finalists that were pitted against each other in a series of head-to-head...
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