China issues corruption warning after training centre visits

SHANGHAI China's top graft buster followed up a series of inspections of elite sports training centres by reiterating its warning against corruption in the run-up to the Rio Olympics on Monday.

The Beijing Sport University and the Olympic Training centre were among departments visited by inspectors attached to the sports ministry, the ruling Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said on its website on Monday.

Two late goals give Mexico 3-1 win over Uruguay

Mexico scored twice in the final five minutes to beat Uruguay 3-1 in a pulsating Copa America Group C match in which each side had a man sent off on Sunday.

The win in front of a passionate and partisan crowd at Glendale, Arizona left Mexico top of the group on goal difference from Venezuela after they beat 10-man Jamaica 1-0 in Chicago.

The early omens were not good for Uruguay who stood stunned before kickoff when the Chilean national anthem was played instead of their own.

Guinea Bissau confound conventional wisdom to qualify

JOHANNESBURG Guinea Bissau is the latest country to upset the established order, overcoming obstacles of conflict, poverty and a lack of infrastructure to reach the African Nations Cup finals.

The small west African country of 1.7 million people, a former Portuguese colony beset by political instability, made sure of a place in the finals in Gabon next January by taking an unassailable lead in their qualifying group at the weekend.

Red faces as wrong anthem played before Copa America match

Copa America organisers were left red-faced on Sunday after playing the wrong national anthem for Uruguay before their match against Mexico in Arizona.

The Uruguay players lined up on the pitch for their anthem, "Orientales, la Patria o la Tumba", ahead of their tournament opener but were greeted instead by the national anthem of Chile at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Most of the Uruguay players were expressionless at first, before their poker faces gave way to some looks of bemusement.

Organisers quickly sent out an apology.

Lyon, Zampa spin Australia to easy win over West Indies

Spinners Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa tore through the West Indies batting line-up to set up a dominant Australian victory by six wickets in the second match of a triangular one-day international series in Guyana on Sunday.

Lyon claimed three for 39 off 10 overs, including the prized scalp of Kieron Pollard for a golden duck, while Zampa, in just his third ODI, had figures of 3-16 off 5.3 overs on another slow pitch at Providence Stadium in Georgetown.

Zlatan turns provider as Sweden sign off with Wales win

STOCKHOLM Sweden finished their home preparations for Euro 2016 with a resounding 3-0 win over fellow qualifiers Wales and for once did not have to rely on the finishing of captain and record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The win gave Sweden a boost before they kick off their campaign against Ireland on Monday, while the Welsh must pick themselves up for their first game versus Slovakia on Saturday.

Over 37,000 fans came to see Sweden off and goals from Emil Forsberg, Mikael Lustig and John Guidetti, with Ibra making the pass for the opener, secured a comfortable win.

McGirt wins Memorial title in playoff

William McGirt held his nerve in blustery conditions to clinch his maiden PGA Tour title with a gripping playoff victory over fellow American Jon Curran at the Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio, on Sunday.

The 36-year-old journeyman sealed the win with a superb up-and-down for par on the second extra hole, the challenging 18th at Muirfield Village, after both players had parred the same hole at the first attempt.

McGirt and Curran in playoff for Memorial title

Americans William McGirt and Jon Curran, each seeking a first PGA Tour victory, took the Memorial tournament into a sudden-death playoff on Sunday in Dublin, Ohio.

The duo finished the 72 regulation holes at 15-under-par 273, McGirt carding a flawless one-under 71 while Curran closed with a four-birdie 70 at Muirfield Village in the prestigious event hosted by Jack Nicklaus.

Strong Memorial finish gives McIlroy a U.S. Open fillip

World number three Rory McIlroy gave himself a timely boost for this month's U.S. Open by ending a week of superb putting and accurate driving with a four-under 68 in the final round of the Memorial tournament on Sunday.

McIlroy completed his 18 holes before play was suspended at Muirfield Village due to the threat of lightning and said the only area of his game that still needed some work ahead of the June 16-19 U.S. Open at Oakmont was his mid-iron play.

Louw backs new-look Boks to beat Ireland

CAPE TOWN South Africa loose-forward Francois Louw is hoping the infectious enthusiasm of a much-changed Springbok squad will help get the era under new coach Allister Coetzee off to a winning start on Saturday.

The Boks host Ireland at Newlands in the first of three tests in June and go into the games with not just a new coach, but also a new captain in Adriaan Strauss and nine uncapped players in what is the largest overhaul of the squad since their quarter-final exit at the 2003 Rugby World Cup.