Dr. Schumaker and his colleagues from CCSU recently published a sports analytics paper on using Twitter sentiment as a proxy for predicting Premier League soccer matches in the journal Decision Support Systems.
Schumaker, R., Jarmoszko and A. T., Labedz Jr., C., (2016). Predicting Wins and Spread in the Premier League Using a Sentiment Analysis of Twitter. Decision Support Systems. 88(8):76-84.