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Our forecasts since the beginning of #WorldCup are on @github. Get the data, and let us know what you do with it:
The Home Run Derby isn't to blame for second-half-of-season slumps, Chris Davis (@CrushD19).
#GER left little doubt it's the best soccer team in the world. It may be the best national team ever assembled.
Our data journalism roundup includes a @washingtonpost piece on @Amtrak's performance.
Before the tournament, our model gave #GER an 11% chance of winning the #WorldCup, behind #ARG (13%) and #BRA (45%).
#GER wins its 1st #WorldCup since 1990. Get our forecasts since the start of the tournament:
That's the 171st goal in this #WorldCup, tying the 1998 tournament for most all time. #GERvsARG
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0-0 at halftime, 8th scoreless 1st half in WC Final history... Messi's 16 touches are his fewest in a 1st half at this WC #GERvsARG
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These Germans are young, in their prime, and really, really good. #WorldCup
What are the odds of another 7-1 #WorldCup scoreline? About a 0.06% probability of such a score favoring #GER.
No one attacks as often as #ARG's Messi does, and no one has more success doing so.
#ARG's Messi does most things by insanely wide margins. He is impossible. #WorldCup
Seeing double: Last year, there were 131,269 twin births and 4,598 triplet births in the U.S.
Our #WorldCup model just recalculated. So, make that ... #GER: 62% #ARG: 38%
RT @NateSilver538 A simple but important demonstration of how LeBron makes his teammates better, from @ReubenFB:
#BRA conceded 10 goals in the last 2 games at this #WorldCup; as many as they conceded in the last 17 WC games they played before the semi
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New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of -- and where burritos are now much better.
2-0 #NED at halftime... No team in #WorldCup history has ever lost after leading by at least 2 goals at halftime (120-0-5). #BRAvsNED
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How does #GER's #WorldCup blowout of #BRA compare to those in other sports?
One model predicted that 221 #WorldCup free kicks should have yielded 21 goals. 11 went in.