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Mexico hosts New Zealand

Published November 12, 2013 5:38 pm

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soccer • Mexico has yet another coach — and a last chance to reach next year's World Cup in Brazil. El Tri, which last missed a World Cup in 1990, opens a two-game playoff Wednesday in Mexico City against New Zealand, with the winner earning a World Cup berth.

The second leg is Nov. 20 in Wellington, New Zealand. Mexico will try to pile up the goals in hopes of an overwhelming advantage in the second game. New Zealand figures to defend heavily Wednesday and take its chances at home.

Mexico is scrambling to reach Brazil, bringing in coach Miguel Herrera to handle the playoff in the latest of a series of four coaching changes. Herrera, the coach of the Mexican club America, has recruited 10 players from America and has overlooked the country's Europe-based players, like Manchester United's Javier Hernandez.

Driver Bayne has multiple sclerosis

NASCAR • NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne said Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis and he does not expect it to impact his racing career. The 22-year-old Bayne, who in 2011 became the youngest winner in Daytona 500 history, will still compete as scheduled at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series finales. Bayne's younger sister, Sarah, also has multiple sclerosis.

Lewis leads LPGA to 3Tour victory

Golf • Stacy Lewis shot 7-under 65 to lead the LPGA Tour team to the championship of the 3Tour Challenge in Henderson, Nev. The LPGA Tour combined for a score of 17 under, edging the Champions Tour by one stroke and beating the PGA Tour by nine strokes. The Champions Tour's Kenny Perry missed a 7-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th hole that would have sent the match into a playoff.

From wire reports