Malaysia's Lee on right track for Rio, says coach

After picking up a sixth Indonesia Open title on Sunday and guaranteeing a return to the top of the badminton world rankings, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei is on the right track for the Rio Olympics but there is still work to be done, his coach said.

Lee, who lost the last two Olympic singles finals to China's Lin Dan, beat Denmark's Jan Jorgensen in the final in Jakarta and will leapfrog China's Chen Long when the world rankings are released this week.

Itoje set to replace Robshaw for England in Brisbane test

Former England captain Chris Robshaw is likely to miss out on a starting place for the first test against Australia on Saturday, with head coach Eddie Jones appearing to favour Maro Itoje to start as blindside flanker.

The 21-year-old Itoje, who has played most of his rugby at lock, trained in Robshaw's position in the backrow on Monday, as Jones looks to shake up his strategy in the three-match series against the country of his birth.

Di Maria scores as Argentina beat Chile

Argentina shrugged off the absence of Lionel Messi to beat Chile 2-1 in the Copa America on Monday, with an emotional Angel Di Maria scoring the opening goal and dedicating it to his grandmother, who passed away before the game.

With Messi watching from the sidelines due to a back injury, Di Maria put the 14-times champions ahead early in the second half before Ever Banega doubled their lead shortly after. Jose Pedro Fuenzalida pulled a goal back for Chile in injury time.

In the other Group D game, played earlier on Monday, Panama beat Bolivia 2-1.

DeChambeau claims US Open spot, Donald in playoff

Rookie Bryson DeChambeau earned a spot at the U.S. Open on Monday after coming through the final stage of qualifying but former world number one Luke Donald will have to return early on Tuesday for a playoff.

The final 55 spots for the June 16-19 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, just outside of Pittsburgh, were up for grabs at 10 sectional sites across the country.

Donald finished in a six-way tie for ninth after rounds of 68 and 69, and will compete for one of five spots available in a sudden-death playoff on Tuesday in Powell, Ohio.

Mistake to hold Centenary Copa in U.S. - Uruguay FA chief

The head of Uruguay's football association, Wilmar Valdez, says it was a mistake to play the Centenary Copa America in the United States and that the tournament had been arranged to favour Mexico, who beat Uruguay 3-1 in their opening game.

In a bad-tempered encounter in Phoenix on Sunday, Uruguay had a man sent off in the first half and conceded two goals in the last nine minutes. That came after organisers had played the wrong national anthem for Uruguay before the match.

Iceland thrash Liechtenstein 4-0 in final Euro warm-up

Defender Birkir Mar Saeverson fired a stunning goal as Iceland romped to a 4-0 win over Liechtenstein in Reykjavik on Monday in their final tune-up ahead of Euro 2016.

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a simple tap-in before Saeverson thundered in the second on the volley 10 minutes later after Liechtenstein looked to have cleared the danger from a corner.

Alfred Finbogasson netted a third four minutes before half-time and 37-year-old striker Eidur Gudjohnsen rounded off the scoring in the 82nd minute, starting and finishing a slick move.

Serena passes suspended Sharapova as top woman earner

Serena Williams may have been second best at the French Open on Saturday but the American has moved ahead of fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova to top the women's earnings list in sports, according to Forbes Magazine.

Williams ended the Russian's 11-year reign as the world number one women's money earner in sports by hauling in $28.9 million in combined prize money and off-field earnings over the past 12 months, the magazine said on Monday.

Focus on England, not transfers, Hodgson tells players

England manager Roy Hodgson has told his squad to forget about potential club transfers and focus on their Euro 2016 campaign.

With Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy the subject of a bid from Arsenal, according to British media, Hodgson has reportedly banned agents from the team hotel in Chantilly, though he is more concerned with players concentrating on the job at hand.

England open their Group B campaign against Russia on Saturday before facing Wales and Slovakia.

Brazil's impeachment trial to run into Rio Olympics

BRASILIA The impeachment trial of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff will conclude in the middle of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August, according to a timeline decided on Monday by the Senate impeachment commission.

Interim President Michel Temer's allies in the Senate had sought to speed up proceedings but the commission's chairman Senator Raimundo Lira stuck with the original calendar that sets Aug. 16 as the deadline for ending the trial.

Rio's Olympic tram breaks down on first day

RIO DE JANEIRO A new tram built as part of a drive to improve infrastructure in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games broke down on Monday, its first full day in operation.

One of the trains on the light rail system, known as the VLT, which connects Rio's Santos Dumont airport to downtown, lost power and came to a halt at around 3 p.m. local time, City Hall said in a statement. Passengers were forced to disembark and continue their journey on foot.

"The service was re-established in nearly 20 minutes, without further interruptions," City Hall said.

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