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12:00 AM, February 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 27, 2019

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Women fail in pistol shooting

The performance of Bangladesh shooters in the New Delhi World Cup continued to be grim as three female shooters failed miserably in the qualification round of the 10m air pistol event yesterday.

Ardina Ferdous finished 53rd and Armin Asha finished 60th while Nilufa Yeasmin finished 64th out of 78 participants in the qualification round. Ardina scored 563 points, Asha scored 557 points while Nilufa shot 554 points. The eighth and final qualifier for the eight-person final round shot a total of 574 points while the top qualifier scored 582 points.        --Sports Reporter

NCC from today

The National Cricket Championship (NCC) will start today at sixteen venues across the country with sixty-four district teams participating in the limited overs competition. The teams in the 39th version of the competition are competing in a two-tier -- Tier 1 and Tier 2 -- format with each tier consisting of 32 teams equally split into eight groups.

The top finisher of each group of Tier 1 will qualify for the second round while the bottom-placed team will be relegated to Tier 2 for the next season. The eight group toppers will be placed in two groups of four, of which the two group champions will fight for the title in the final.

In Tier-2, the top teams from each group will get prompted to Tier 1 for the next season and there will be no second round in this tier.           --Sports Reporter

Mourinho wants next club to have empathy

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the next club he joins must have a strong sense of "structural empathy" to help him cope with the demands of modern football, in which player power heavily influences the game.

The Portuguese coach, who was sacked by United after a 2-1/2 year spell last December, intends to return to the game before the start of next season but said he would only join a club that did not have "internal conflict".

"You have the player, the family, the agent, the entourage, the director of communication ... When you have a player you have all these distractions.

"And if there is no empathy in the structure of the club you get into so many contradictions that it is really, really difficult to work."  --Reuters

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