Sport in brief: 30/09/009

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Barrow and Dewsbury clean up at the Co-operative awards night

Barrow and Dewsbury dominated last night's Co-operative awards ceremony in Manchester. Barrow have the Championship's Player of the Year in their hooker Andy Ellis, and the Coach of the Year in Dave Clark.

Dewsbury's Warren Jowitt and Liam Finn were named as League One's Coach and Player of the Year respectively. Kyle Amor, the Whitehaven prop, was named the Championship's Young Player of the Year. Dave Hadfield

2016 fears for Rio as funds dry up

A World Cup swimming event scheduled for Rio de Janeiro next month has been cancelled after organisers failed to find enough funding. The announcement comes at a delicate moment, with Rio up against Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo in Friday's vote to host the 2016 Olympics. Cornel Marculescu, of swimming governing body FINA, said, "there are no financial resources. They cannot find any funding. They say they cannot do it".