Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
–DJOKOVIC AND MURRAY WIN THROUGH TO US OPEN QUARTERS
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray both win through to the U.S. Open quarterfinals and stay on track for a blockbuster semifinal.
–AMERICA’S CUP CHAMPION ORACLE STRIPPED OF POINTS OVER RULE BREACH
America’s Cup defending champion Oracle Team USA is stripped of two points and has a key crew member banned over a rule breach in a warm-up regatta.
–PITTSURGH PIRATES END 21-YEAR RUN OF LOSING SEASONS
The Pittsburgh Pirates beat Milwaukee to ensure they will finish this Major League Baseball season with more wins than losses — something that last happened in 1992.
–SERENA SERVES UP A DOUBLE BAGEL
Serena Williams beats hapless Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-0 to serve the first ‘double bagel’ in a U.S. Open quarterfinal since 1989.
–SPENDING SPREE DEFIES EUROPEAN ECONOMIC WOES
European clubs spent $2.3 billion in the just-completed transfer window, defying the economic malaise that grips the continent.