Yes, there are a lot of papers on sport analytics. For example, you can check the PKDD workshop on sport analytics. It is held almost every year.
I have for example published a paper there about predicting passes in a football match a few years ago:
Fournier-Viger, P., Liu, T., Lin, J. C.-W. (2018). Football Pass Prediction using Player Locations.
Proc. of the 5th Machine Learning and Data Mining for Sports Analytics (MLSA 2018), in conjunction with the PKDD 2018 conference, Springer LNAI 11330, pp. 1–7, 2019.
The source code and dataset