Briefly / Bowls: Adams surrenders world title

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Kate Adams, the defending champion, slumped to a surprising quarter-final defeat in the women's world indoor championships in Cumbernauld. Adams, from Ayrshire, reached the last eight with three straight-sets wins and needed just 10 ends to take the first two sets 7-1 7-0 before the Scottish champion, Jan Woodley, recovered to snatch the third set 7-6. She won the next two 7-5 7-0.