Your Top Plays for Today
The Associated Press
Sep. 16, 2014
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--LOS ANGELES ANGELS CLINCH FIRST PLAYOFF SPOT SINCE 2009, BEATING SEATTLE MARINERS 8-1
The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot after Matt Shoemaker allowed five hits into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
--TIGER WOODS STILL HASN'T SWUNG A CLUB, BUT HIS BACK FEELS STRONGER; NO NEW SWING COACH YET
Tiger Woods says his strength has returned from "busting my butt in the gym pretty hard" and he is on schedule to resume competition in December. But he still hasn't hit a golf ball since he missed the cut at the PGA Championship on Aug. 8, and still doesn't know when he will.
--NICK FOLES DIRECTS PHILADELPHIA EAGLES TO ANOTHER COMEBACK WIN, 30-27 OVER INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Nick Foles threw a game-leveling touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis.
--FORMER FIFA OFFICIAL CHAMPAGNE CONFIRMS PLAN TO CHALLENGE BLATTER FOR PRESIDENCY
Former FIFA international relations director Jerome Champagne has confirmed his plan to challenge President Sepp Blatter in next year's election.
-- NORTH KOREAN WOMEN FACE VIETNAM IN ASIAN GAMES FOOTBALL AMID REGIONAL TENSION
The formidable North Korean women's football team has more reasons than usual to kick off its Asian Games campaign with a win over Vietnam. The participation of 150 North Korean athletes competing in 14 sports is drawing special attention in Incheon because of enduring tensions on the divided peninsula dating from the 1950-1953 Korean War that ended in a ceasefire rather than a peace treaty.