Your Top Plays for Today

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Associated Press

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 29 at 12:31 PM

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

--MURRAY WINS AFTER FRUSTRATION WITH US OPEN SCHEDULING

Andy Murray breezes into U.S. Open second round with straight-sets win, shrugging off a long rain delay and scheduling issues that saw his title defense begin with a 10 p.m. start.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/after-late-start-murray-wins-quickly-us-open

--FORMER CHAMPS MILAN, CELTIC REACH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE

Former champions Milan and Celtic — thanks to a dramatic comeback win — book their places in the Champions League group stage, with Lyon the major casualty.

http://apne.ws/16RMrFS

--BLAKE'S SINGLES CAREER OVER AFTER 5-SET LOSS

James Blake's singles career is over after a five-set loss to Ivo Karlovic, as fans and fellow players farewell one of the sport's more popular competitors.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/blakes-career-ends-1st-round-loss-us-open

--BARCELONA WIN SPANISH SUPER CUP

After a frantic finish that saw two red cards and a Lionel Messi penalty miss, but no goals, Barcelona edges Atletico Madrid to claim Spanish Super Cup.

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article

--SPURS SPLASH BALE CASH BY SIGNING LAMELA

With the world-record sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid now a matter of when not if, Tottenham begins spending some of the anticipated proceeds by signing striker Erik Lamela from Roma.

http://apne.ws/15h5pJ1

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