Your Top Plays for Today
The Associated Press
May. 19, 2014
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--BRENDON TODD WINS BYRON NELSON FOR 1ST PGA TOUR TITLE
Brendon Todd won the Byron Nelson Championship for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a bogey-free 4-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Mike Weir.
--PUJOLS HITS 2 HOME RUNS TO REACH 504 AS ANGELS BEAT RAYS 6-2
Albert Pujols hit a pair of solo home runs and Matt Shoemaker took a shutout into the seventh inning to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2.
--DJOKOVIC BEATS NADAL IN ITALIAN OPEN FINAL; SERENA WILLIAMS ALSO WINS
Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory to win the Italian Open for the third time — then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia.
--PACERS PULL AWAY FROM HEAT 107-96 TO TAKE 1-0 LEAD IN NBA EAST FINALS
Paul George scored 24 points and David West had 19 as the Indiana Pacers protected their home court with a 107-96 victory over the Miami Heat to take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
--BLACKHAWKS BEAT KINGS 3-1 IN GAME 1 OF WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL
Corey Crawford made 25 saves and Jonathan Toews scored an important goal in the third period as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference final.