June 14, 2021

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It’s a complaint that sums up the compromises many international managers have to make. During the March World Cup qualifiers, one high-profile coach wanted one of his midfielders to press in a particular way. His preferred system was dependent on it. The manager quickly found, however, that the player could barely do it for 20 minutes. The midfielder just wasn’t physically conditioned to play that way, because his club naturally prepared him with a fitness programme that suited their own needs.

It’s one of many issues the 24 management teams have to solve for these European Championships, that have taken

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The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel today approved moving the 3-point line to the international distance of 22 feet, 1¾ inches in women’s basketball, beginning with the 2021-22 season.

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee proposed the change after studying statistical trends that showed the number of attempted and successful 3-point field goal attempts reached all-time high levels in all three divisions during the 2020-21 season.

In Division I, women’s teams attempted 16.4 3-point field goal attempts per game last season and made an average of 6.1 shots beyond the arc, which had been set at 20 feet, 9 inches.

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The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has confirmed it will hold a virtual Presidential election in April after abandoning plans to stage its General Assembly in person in Paris.

Incumbent IFSC President Marco Scolaris is up for re-election at the meeting, due to take place remotely from April 23 to 25.

Scolaris was first elected to the role in 2013, before being given a second four-year term in 2017.

The Italian official, who has overseen sport climbing’s elevation to the Olympic Games programme during his tenure, is eligible to stand for another term.

It seems likely Scolaris will seek

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