Your Top Plays for Today
The Associated Press
Apr. 22, 2014
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--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.
--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.
--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.
--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.
--SUTTER, STEMPNIAK, JOKINEN SCORE 2:13 APART TO LIFT PENS PAST JACKETS 4-3 FOR 2-1 SERIES LEAD
Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of just 2:13 of the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 4-3 victory.