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Published:Friday | December 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Joevin Jones

Intercol football

finals today

THE 2014 Intercollegiate football season will come to an end today with the playing of three finals at two separate venues.

A double-header is scheduled for the University of Technology. At 12:30 p.m Knox Community College oppose Moneague Community College in the Division Two Men's Final, while at 3 p.m, defending champions The Mico University College will take on GC Foster College in the men's Division One final.

Defending female champions The Mico University will battle the University of West Indies in the female final at the UWI Mona Bowl at 6 p.m.

In the men's Division One finals The Mico will be hoping for the double as earlier they captured the Greg Garrell Knockout title with a 2-0 win over the University of Technology.

T&T's Joevin Jones for MLS

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

Trinidad and Tobago International Joevin Jones will play for the Chicago Fire in the new Major League Soccer (MLS) season starting next year.

Chicago Fire on Wednesday announced the signing of 23-year-old Jones, who joins the club from W Connection following his most recent loan spell at Finnish Veikkausliiga club HJK Helsinki.

Jones, who made six appearances in Helinski's successful 2014 league championship campaign, joins Chicago Fire on pre-season preparations in January.

"We're pleased that Joevin will be joining the Fire," said Fire head coach Frank Yallop in a statement. "He's a versatile player and is a great addition as we build a squad that will compete in 2015."

Jones has 37 caps on the international level for Trinidad and Tobago, appearing in competitions like the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup as well as the 2010, 2012 and 2014 Caribbean Cups.

T&T players gutted, says captain

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC)

Captain of Trinidad and Tobago's senior Women's football team, Maylee Attin-Johnson, has lamented her side's failure to qualify for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.

The Trinidad and Tobago footballers lost 1-0 to Ecuador in the second leg of their play-off at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday night.

A number of players have been visibly affected by the loss, including Ahkeela Mollon, who was unable to breathe and was rushed away by ambulance, while goalkeeper Kimika Forbes sobbed uncontrollably after conceding the goal which denied her team's dream of creating history.

"We still did not accomplish what we set out to accomplish. We are very much disappointed in ourselves," said Attin- Johnson.

Both teams battled to a goalless draw full time before Monica Quinteros converted in the first minute of extra time to ensure the South Americans advanced.

Rodney is Antigua's new cricket chief

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):

Former national cricketer Leon Rodney is the new president of the Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) following elections on Tuesday.

Rodney was installed unopposed, replacing Zorol Barthley, who opted not to seek re-election.

The new executive, which includes eight new members, has been elected amid concerns about the declining state of cricket in the Leeward Islands.

The Leeward Islands have lost all three matches played thus far in the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) and currently occupy the cellar position on the points table.