Oct 29, 2019

England's Rob Cross wins European Darts Championship

Photo: Swen Pförtner/Picture Alliance via Getty Images

England's Rob Cross, the No. 2 ranked darts player in the world, won the European Championship yesterday in front of a packed crowd in Gottingen, Germany.

The big picture: Darts has become one of the most popular televised sports in England by following the WWE playbook. Every player has a catchy nickname and their own walk-on music. It's pure entertainment — and could be coming to America soon.

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This decade's MLB wins above replacement (WAR) leaders

Data: Baseball Reference; Photos: Getty; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

On Friday, we looked back at the champions and MVPs of the last 10 years in the four major U.S. sports. In keeping with that theme, here are MLB's WAR leaders this decade.

  • WAR (wins above replacement) measures a player's value in all facets of the game by defining how many more wins he's worth than a replacement-level player at his position.

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The Patriots and the 49ers' roads to 16-0

Data: FiveThirtyEight; Table: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

We're eight weeks into the NFL season and only two undefeated teams remain: The New England Patriots (8-0), who won the Super Bowl last year, and the San Francisco 49ers (7-0), who finished 4-12.

The road to 16-0: The Patriots are favored to win all of their remaining games with the biggest test coming on Sunday night in Baltimore (57% win probability), while the 49ers are favored to win 7 of 9.

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European economic data will be closely watched this week

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission. Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

With the eurozone on the brink of recession and its economic engine, Germany, likely already in one, data this week out of Europe will be closely watched.

Why it matters: This week will bring the release of German factory orders and industrial production data as well as the European Commission's forecasts for eurozone growth.

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