Your Top Plays for Today
The Associated Press
Feb. 17, 2014
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--DUTCH VS THE WORLD: ORANGE SPEEDSKATERS LEAD NATION OF 17 MILLION TO TOP OF SOCHI MEDAL TABLE
Dutch speedskaters have pushed their country to the top of the medals table at the Sochi Games. The long-track team already has a record 16 medals, the short trackers have chipped in with one, for a total that left the Netherlands one ahead of the mighty United States and host Russia.
--EASTERN CONFERENCE OVERCOMES DURANT, GRIFFIN TO PULL OUT 163-155 VICTORY IN NBA ALL-STAR GAME
Kyrie Irving had 31 points and 14 assists and was voted the game's Most Valuable Player and Carmelo Anthony made an All-Star record eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points as the East rallied for a 163-155 victory over the West in the NBA All Star game.
--BUBBA WATSON WINS NORTHERN TRUST OPEN AT RIVIERA BY 2 SHOTS
Bubba Watson went the final 39 holes at Riviera without a bogey and delivered the best closing round at Riviera in some three decades to win the Northern Trust Open.
--ARSENAL BEATS LIVERPOOL 2-1 TO REACH FA CUP QUARTERFINALS; EVERTON, SHEFFIELD UNITED THROUGH
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a goal and set up another as Arsenal defeated fierce rival Liverpool 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.
--KEI NISHIKORI OF JAPAN DEFENDS HIS MEMPHIS TITLE BY BEATING IVO KARLOVIC 6-4, 7-6 (0)
Kei Nishikori of Japan successfully defended his title at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, beating Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-4, 7-6 (0).