I learned my lesson a couple weeks ago. I did NOT pay attention to sun position and shot a rugby game from end zone with bright sun, no clouds perpendicular to me and players. I dealt with a lot of half almost-blown out and half almost too-dark rugby players photos.
So here's my question. If given the opportunity would you choose to shoot into the sun or sun at your back?
Either one will simplify exposure and mostly eliminate half bright/half dark people. I've tried both in subsequent games and it seems into sun is better as there are less drastic shadows on players faces.