Your Top Plays for Today
JUN 26, 2014 3:09a ET
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--MESSI DRAWS LEVEL WITH BARCELONA TEAMMATE NEYMAR IN WORLD CUP GOLDEN BOOT STAKES
The race for the World Cup golden boot turned into a Barcelona battle as Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Argentina to an entertaining 3-2 win over Nigeria and match Neymar's tournament-leading four goals in three games for Brazil.
-- AGAIN A FACTOR, VENUS WILLIAMS INTO WIMBLEDON'S 3RD ROUND
Venus Williams overcame a slow start for a 7-6 (4), 6-1 victory over 41st-ranked Kurumi Nara of Japan to reach the third round at a Grand Slam tournament for only the second time in her past 10 appearances.
--GIANTS' TIM LINCECUM PITCHES 2ND NO-HITTER VS PADRES, LEADS GIANTS TO 4-0 WIN
Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.
--HINGIS RETURNS TO WIMBLEDON BUT LOSES IN 1ST ROUND OF DOUBLES
Martina Hingis lost in the first round of women's doubles in her return to Wimbledon, seven years after a positive test for cocaine during the tournament led to one of her temporary retirements.