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T&T to start fresh World Cup bid in Quito
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC):
Trinidad and Tobago will launch a fresh bid to reach next year's FIFA Women's World Cup when they travel to Quito next week to face Ecuador in the first leg of the qualification play-off.
The Caribbean side missed out on automatic World Cup qualification after finishing fourth in the CONCACAF Women's Championship which ended in the United States on Sunday.
They will now face the Ecuadorians on November 8 at the Estadio OlÌmpico Atahualpa, before returning home to play hosts to the
second leg on December 2. The venue is yet to be named.
Once they beat the South Americans over the two legs, they will bag one of the three remaining World Cup spots.
Brazilian swimmer banned for doping
SAO PAULO (AP):
The Brazilian swimming
federation says it has
suspended Evandro Vinicius Silva for two years for
The federation says the swimmer tested positive for the banned substances methyltestoterone and chlorthalidone in September after finishing third in the 400-metre individual medley in a meet in Brazil.
Bermuda remain bottom after fourth loss
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, (CMC):
Bermuda remained stuck at the bottom of the standings of the ICC World Cricket League Division Three 50-overs tournament, after going down by seven wickets to Uganda on Wednesday.
Playing at the Bayumas Oval, Bermuda were held to 140 all out of 39.5 overs, with Kamau Leverock being the only batsman to pass 20 with a brisk top score of 27 off 25 deliveries.
Off-spinner Frank Nsubuga (3-26), left-arm spinner Henry Ssenyondo (3-40), and
off-spinner Davis Arinaitwe (3-42) all picked up three wickets apiece.
In their turn at the crease, Uganda reached their target off 24.5 overs, with opener Roger Mukasa leading the way with 86 off 68 balls, with nine fours and two sixes.
Off-spinner Dion Stovell finished with two for 30.