Category Archives: Sports

UConn-Mississippi State, Minute by Minute

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It took the UConn women more than half the semi-final game to find their mojo and produce 20-plus minutes of nail-biting competition. But Mississippi State met them basket-for-basket, and Morgan William’s buzzer beater in overtime ended the Huskies’ legendary 111-game winning streak – and created a new legend of her own. Read Paul Doyle’s on-the-ground account here.

Hover over the chart below to see the minute-by-minute score. And use the scroll bar or arrows in the bottom chart to see how individual players performed during the 45 minutes of play.

UConn-Syracuse, Minute-by-Minute

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A 16-0 Syracuse run late in the third quarter added a dash of excitement, but overall, the UConn women dominated on their march to a fourth consecutive NCAA championship.

Use the scroll bar or arrows below to see how the individual players performed during the 40 minutes of play.

Dodger Stadium Sells Enough Hot Dogs to Round the Bases 3,551 Times

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Baseball season gets underway this week, and the cheering in the stands may be matched only by the cheering at something called the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, which is gleefully looking forward to the consumption of 18.5 million franks and another 4.2 million sausages at ball parks between now and the World Series.

The Council, part of something called the American Meat Institute, estimates season-long hot dog and sausage sales will rise about 6.5 percent at the nation’s 30 major league ballparks. dodgerdog And leading the way by a mile are fans in Los Angeles, where concessionaires are expected to sell 2.5 million of the park’s legendary Dodger Dogs. The 10-inch frank, which typically gets higher marks for nostalgia than culinary prowess, has a starting price of $5.50, and climbs from there with several variations, including the Brooklyn Dodger Dog with a snappy casing, and the chili- and jalapeno-topped Doyer Dog.

Fans of the Dodgers eat a million more hot dogs than the second-place New York Yankees, and outsell the sixth-placed Fenway Franks by 3-to-1. At the bottom of the pack is Kauffman Stadium (no relation) in Kansas City, where a barbecue pit and a smoker draw fans to cuisine the city is decidedly more famous for.

While the hot dog remains the staple of stadium fare, sausage sales are surprisingly plump at some ball parks, particularly in the Midwest. At Miller Park in Milwaukee, sausages actually outsell hot dogs, an indication of the marketing success of the stadium’s campy Sausage Race competition.

Below is a chart of estimated dog sales at all 30 parks.

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UConn vs. Notre Dame: Point-by-Point, Minute-by-Minute

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Notre Dame led UConn for just 21 of the 2,400 seconds of Tuesday’s NCAA national championship game. The other 99 percent of the game: No contest. Relive the match with these interactive graphics.

The first graphic below is a minute-by-minute chart of the game. Move your mouse over the chart to see the play-by-play progress. Below that is a graphic showing the point spread in UConn’s favor over the 40 minutes of play. The last graphic shows points scored by every player. Use the slider or the arrows to advance through the minutes of the game, to see how the teams and the individual players performed.



UConn vs. Kentucky: Point-by-Point, Minute-by-Minute

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UConn never trailed during Monday’s win in the NCAA national championship game against Kentucky. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a close game. Relive the victory with these data visualizations.

The first graphic below is a minute-by-minute chart of the game. Move your mouse over the chart to see the play-by-play progress. Below that is a graphic showing the point spread in UConn’s favor over the 40 minutes of play. The last graphic shows points scored by every player. Use the slider or the arrows to advance through the minutes of the game, to see how the teams and the individual players performed.



UConn vs. Stanford: Point-by-Point, Minute-by-Minute

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Trailing by six in the first half of their semi-final game against Stanford, the Huskies finally found their groove, scoring 12 unanswered points and dominating the rest of the game. UConn will battle Notre Dame Tuesday for the national championship.
The first graphic below is a minute-by-minute chart of the UConn-Stanford game. Move your mouse over the chart to see the play-by-play progress. Below that is a graphic showing points scored by every player. Use the slider or the arrows to advance through the minutes of the game, to see how the teams and the individual players performed.


UConn vs. Florida: Point-by-Point, Minute-by-Minute

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After a shockingly slow start by the Huskies – including a nearly six-minute dry spell – UConn roared back with a 27-6 run and never looked back. Next stop: The national championship game.

The first graphic below is a minute-by-minute chart of the game. Move your mouse over the chart to see the play-by-play progress. Below that is a graphic showing points scored by every player. Use the slider or the arrows to advance through the minutes of the game, to see how the teams and the individual players performed.