Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
--GREGG POPOVICH JOINS NBA’S 1,000-WIN CLUB AS SAN ANTONIO HAS 95-93 VICTORY AT INDIANA
The Spurs’ huge fourth-quarter rally helped Gregg Popovich reach the 1,000-win milestone as San Antonio downed the Indiana Pacers 95-93. Marco Belinelli’s baseline jumper with 2.1 seconds left capped win after Popovich became the ninth coach with 1,000 regular-season wins and the third-fastest to achieve the feat.
-- TINA MAZE WINS ALPINE COMBINED FOR 3RD MEDAL AT BEAVER CREEK WORLDS
Tina Maze captured gold in the Alpine combined Monday, earning her third medal of the Beaver Creek world championships on a warm afternoon when Lindsey Vonn failed to finish the slalom.
--SOUTH KOREA CELEBRATES 3-YEAR COUNTDOWN TO 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS IN PYEONGCHANG
South Korea marked the three-year countdown to the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday with a series of events in the host city of Pyeongchang.
--ELCHE RISES ABOVE RELEGATION ZONE BY BEATING RAYO VALLECANO 2-0 IN THE SPANISH LEAGUE
Goals by Damian Suarez and Garry Mendes lifted Elche from the relegation zone with a 2-0 win against a 10-man Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish football league.
--EBERLE HAS 2 ASSISTS, YAKUPOV NETS WINNING GOAL IN OILERS’ VICTORY OVER DEVILS
Nail Yakupov shook off an early mid-ice collision and scored a game-winning power-play goal in the second period to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.