Tonne up Pirlo on target for Italy

FOOTBALL: Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo marked his 100th cap with a first-half goal in a 2-1 win against Mexico in the Confederations Cup. Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez netted the equaliser for Mexico, but former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli hit the winner. Italy were unable to leapfrog Group A leaders Brazil, however, who beat Japan 3-0 on Saturday thanks to goals from Neymar, Paulinho and former Manchester City striker Jo.