Your Top Plays for Today
The Associated Press
Mar. 17, 2014
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LIVERPOOL, ARSENAL TIGHTEN PREMIER LEAGUE RACE
The Premier League title race is shaping up to be a tight four-way fight after Liverpool and Arsenal both earned away wins at their main traditional rivals.
DJOKOVIC BEATS FEDERER TO WIN BNP PARIBAS OPEN
Novak Djokovic came into Indian Wells for the first time in four years without a title. He left with a $1 million check and his first trophy of the year, beating Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) to win the BNP Paribas Open for the third time.
CLIPPERS EXTEND NBA WIN STREAK TO 11 STRAIGHT GAMES
Blake Griffin had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists on his 25th birthday to lead the Los Angeles Clippers past the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-80 for their 11th consecutive victory.
SENDEN GETS FIRST PGA VICTORY IN SEVEN YEARS
Australian John Senden chipped in for birdie from 70 feet on the 16th hole on his way to capturing the Valspar Championship and securing a spot at Augusta National.
BRAZIL PAYS PRICE FOR LACK OF GOALKEEPING CULTURE
Goalkeeper Julio Cesar is the weakest link in the team which all of Brazil expects to win the World Cup this July. And that is no accident: The nation of Pele has long paid far more attention to players who score and make goals than to those who save them.