Your Top Plays for Today
Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
--SPAIN’S ERA OVER, DEFENDING CHAMP’S WORLD CUP ENDED BY 2-0 CHILE WIN
Defending champion Spain, the dominant global football power for the past six years, was eliminated from World Cup contention Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile.
--KERSHAW THROWS NO-HITTER IN DODGERS’ 8-0 ROUT OF ROCKIES
Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday, striking out a career-high 15 batters and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
--NETHERLANDS COMES BACK TO BEAT AUSTRALIA 3-2 IN WORLD CUP GROUP B MATCH
The Netherlands are on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup knockout rounds after fending off a belligerent Australia 3-2 on Wednesday to follow up its opening 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain.
--GASQUET ENJOYS BIRTHDAY WIN OVER TOMIC TO REACH EASTBOURNE QUARTERS
Top-seeded Richard Gasquet celebrated his 28th birthday on Wednesday by beating Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Aegon International.
--BRATHWAITE, BRAVO PUT WEST INDIES IN CONTROL AGAINST NEW ZEALAND
Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked a maiden century and left-hander Darren Bravo also notched three figures Tuesday as the West Indies dominated day two of the second cricket Test against New Zealand at the Queen’s Park Oval.