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Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
JUVENTUS, BENFICA INTO EUROPA LEAGUE QUARTERS
Andrea Pirlo scored on a free kick in the 71st minute, giving Juventus a 1-0 victory at Italian rival Fiorentina and a berth in the Europa League quarterfinals with a 2-1 aggregate win. Benfica also advanced on 5-3 aggregate after a 2-2 tie against Tottenham.
SCOTT OFF TO FAST START AT ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL
Masters champion Adam Scott made five putts from 20 feet or longer, two of them for eagle, and matched the course record with a 10-under 62 to build a three-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
WILLIAMS OPENS WITH VICTORY AT SONY OPEN
Serena Williams capitalized on a critical double-fault by Yaroslava Shvedova to survive a 69-minute first set and win her opening match at the Sony Open, 7-6 (7), 6-2.
DURANT’S 35 LEADS THUNDER OVER CAVS
Kevin Durant scored 35 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to their 50th win of the season, 102-95 over the injury-riddled Cleveland Cavaliers.
BLATTER, FIFA BOARD QUESTIONED ON WORLD CUP BIDS
Sepp Blatter and other FIFA officials involved in choosing Russia and Qatar as future World Cup hosts are facing questions from ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia.