Mathematical Digest

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"Secrets of sports thrills spilled," by Sara Abdulla. Nature Science Update, 19 February 2001.

This article reports on a talk about mathematics and sports given by Stanford Professor Thomas Cover at February's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Abdulla writes that Cover used random walks to show that "in some senses, all sports are equally exciting." Abdulla's article is at

--- Michael Breen