Your Top Plays for Today

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.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/djokovic-routs-granollers-us-open-quarters

–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.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/americas-cup-champion-oracle-docked-2-points

–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.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/sniders-homer-lifts-pirates-past-brewers-4-3

–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.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750

–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.

http://apne.ws/1ebG44a

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