Your Top Plays for Today
Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
--Venus Williams out in 1st round of Australian Open after defeat to Makarova
Venus Williams lost in the first round at the Australian Open for only the second time, with her serve and concentration letting her down when it counted most in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Ekaterina Makarova.
--Broncos beat Chargers 24-17, 49ers top Carolina 23-10 in NFL playoffs
Peyton Manning welcomed Wes Welker back into the lineup with a touchdown pass as the Denver Broncos advanced to the American Football Conference championship game with a 24-17 win over the San Diego Chargers.
--Jimmy Walker wins the Sony Open for 2nd win of PGA Tour season
Jimmy Walker pulled away with three straight birdies late in the final round and closed with a 7-under 63 to win the Sony Open.
--Man City top of league after controversial win; Suarez scores 2 as Liverpool beats Stoke 5-3
Manchester City moved provisionally top of the Premier League with a controversial 2-0 victory at Newcastle while Liverpool stayed in contention with a 5-3 win at Stoke as both teams benefited from contentious refereeing decisions.
--Thomas scores 26 as Kings win 3rd straight, beating Cavs 124-80 for biggest rout this season
Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points and the Sacramento Kings won their third straight game with this season’s biggest rout, a 124-80 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.