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Your Top Plays for Today

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • April 23, 2014 - 7:10 AM

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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CANADIENS COMPLETE SWEEP, FIRST TEAM INTO 2ND ROUND OF NHL PLAYOFFS

Montreal completes a 4-0 series sweep of Tampa Bay to become first team into the second round of the NHL playoffs.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268755/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=7GyBFddW

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CHELSEA HOLDS ATLETICO BUT AT A BIG INJURY PRICE

Chelsea holds Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in Spain in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal but loses goalkeeper Petr Cech and captain John Terry to season-ending injuries.

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Defensive-Chelsea-holds-Atletico-in-scoreless-draw-5421943.php

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WIZARDS BEAT BULLS IN OVERTIME TO TAKE 2-0 NBA PLAYOFF SERIES LEAD

Washington beats Chicago in overtime to take 2-0 series lead in NBA playoffs.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=neMtHoUm

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FIFA WARNS NO TIME TO LOSE IN FINISHING SAO PAULO STADIUM

FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke is sure Sao Paulo's stadium will be ready in time for the World Cup but says there is "not a minute" to waste as construction continues.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/top-world-cup-exec-no-time-lose-stadium

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ANGELS' PUJOLS HITS 500TH CAREER HOMER

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hits the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th man to achieve the feat in MLB.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/albert-pujols-hits-500th-hr-major-league-career#overlay-context=users/mstewart

--MORE THAN 30,000 DEFIANT RUNNERS FINISH BOSTON MARATHON IN CELEBRATION 1 YEAR AFTER BOMBINGS

Meb Keflezighi gave the U.S. a rare Boston Marathon victory. As nearly 32,000 runners hit the streets in the first race since last year's deadly bombing, sending a powerful message of resilience amid heavy security that included a battery of surveillance cameras and police officers on rooftops.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BOSTON_MARATHON?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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--ORIOLES SCORE 6 IN 3RD OFF BUCHHOLZ, SPOIL RED SOX GAME ON PATRIOTS' DAY WITH 7-6 WIN

Clay Buchholz allowed six runs in the third inning as the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the Red Sox 7-6 in the annual Patriots' Day morning game at Fenway Park, a year after the Boston Marathon bombings.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BBA_ORIOLES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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--MAN CITY BEATS WEST BROM 3-1, STAYS ALIVE IN ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE RACE

Manchester City stayed alive in the English Premier League title race by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-1 thanks to first-half goals by three Argentines.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_EURO_RDP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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--RANDOLPH SCORES 25; GRIZZLIES BEAT THUNDER 111-105 IN OT TO TIE SERIES 1-1

Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime and level their first-round playoff series at one game each.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BKN_GRIZZLIES_THUNDER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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