Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago a win away from World Cup

Mexico's Lydia Nayeli Rangel (7) heads the ball against Jamaica's Donna-Kay Henry (4) during the second half of a CONCACAF soccer match at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. Mexico won 3-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Trinidad and Tobago women’s team arrived in the United States two weeks ago without enough money for lunch. Now they’re a win away from going to the Women’s World Cup.

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US men to play Colombia in London on Nov. 14

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men’s soccer team will play third-ranked Colombia in an exhibition game Nov. 14 in London at Craven Cottage, the home stadium of Fulham.

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Australian finishes marathon swim in Bahamas

Australian ultra-marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel gives the thumbs up sign as she rests on a boat off the Nassau coastline early Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014 after completing her world record marathon swim attempt. McCardel was severely dehydrated and fatigued, in addition to having suffered multiple jellyfish bites and the affects of sunstroke during the 128 kilometer (80 mile) swim from the island of Eleuthera to New Providence, Bahamas. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Dehydrated and exhausted, Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel successfully completed a 78-mile (126-kilometer) swim Wednesday between two islands in the Bahamas.

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Oscar de la Renta remembered for fun, romance

In this Oct. 15, 2009, file photo, models wear creations by Dominican Republic's Oscar De la Renta from his 2010 Spring-Summer "Resort" collection at the Cali Exposhow 2009 in Cali, Colombia. The designer, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. (AP Photo/Christian Escobar Mora, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say.

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Mexico tops Jamaica, to face US in WCup qualifying

Mexico's Teresa Noyola (8) heads the ball against Jamaica's Donna-Kay Henry (4) during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico advanced in Women’s World Cup qualifying Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over Jamaica, setting up a semifinal match against the United States in similar circumstances to four years ago — when the Americans suffered one of the most stunning losses in program history.

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