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Asian sports capitalizing on 'Moneyball' effect

SINGAPORE -- In the 2011 Hollywood hit "Moneyball," Brad Pitt plays a Major League Baseball general manager who transforms a down-and-out, cash-strapped club into a winning team, using a sophisticated data analytics program that picked up on each player's hidden strengths.

     The film, based on a book of the same title, loosely tells the story of the Oakland Athletics' 2002 season. Today, the movie could play out here in Asia, where sports teams are beginning to invest in analytical software that can help with decision-making and improve performances.

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