Matthew Owen Roberts

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Big Data – revolutionising sport in unexpected ways

You know analytics is serious in sport when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows an interest. Not only does it run a yearly conference on the topic, its boffins are busy figuring out fresh ways to revolutionise sport using Big Data.<p>“Sports are watched by millions and millions of people - …

Kevin Pietersen never really fitted the sporting mantra of no ‘I’ in team

The former England batsman’s legacy should be his stellar performances, rather than the tawdry tome flying off the shelves • Vic Marks: A lucrative but ugly way to go • Book has tarnished England era, says Cook<p>There are few sports that have the complexity of cricket, where a whole series of …

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin choose Berkshire as their first home

Forget New York, Los Angeles or Venice - George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have reportedly chosen Berkshire as their first marital home.<p>The couple - …

Hodgson: It was a frustrating night for Rooney

The captain scored a free kick 17 minutes from time to secure a 1-0 win on Sunday but the England head coach admitted the striker saw "a lot of chances" go begging<p>Roy Hodgson has conceded Wayne Rooney was wasteful in front of goal for England despite netting the only goal in a 1-0 win over …

Donors pledge $2.7 billion for Gaza reconstruction

CAIRO (AP) — Donors at an international conference Sunday promised $2.7 billion to rebuild the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, but all of the key …

Thousands rally in Barcelona against Catalonian independence

Around 40,000 people wave Spanish and Catalan flags a month before proposed vote on Catalonian secession<p>Thousands took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday, Spain’s national day, to oppose moves to make Catalonia an independent state.<p>Less than a month from a 9 November referendum date set by …

Edward Snowden: state surveillance in Britain has no limits

Whistleblower and former NSA analyst says UK regulation allows GCHQ snooping to go beyond anything seen in US<p>The UK authorities are operating a surveillance system where “anything goes” and their interceptions are more intrusive to people’s privacy than has been seen in the US, Edward Snowden …