Check out our preprint Heavy tails and negative correlation in a binomial model for sports matches: applications to curling. We develop a binomial model for sports matches parameterised in terms of the maximum possible score and the probability of scoring in each trial. Our model is theoretically novel and can generate heavy tails and negative correlation in the scores of the two teams. From an empirical perspective results shed new light on the interplay between offensive and defensive strategies in eliete-level curling, as well as modelling the Last Stone First End, analogous to the home-field advantage in other sports. Read the paper here