Your Top Plays for Today

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

–VENTURA, CAIN LEAD ROYALS OVER GIANTS 10-0, FORCING WORLD SERIES TO LIMIT

Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run single and Eric Hosmer lined a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series. Yordano Ventura, a 23-year-old rookie pitching with a heavy heart and the initials of late St. Louis outfielder Oscar Taveras on his cap, allowed three hits over seven stifling innings.

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–BALOTELLI SPARKS LIVERPOOL FIGHTBACK, CHELSEA GETS LATE OWN GOAL TO REACH LEAGUE CUP QUARTERS

Mario Balotelli sparked a dramatic fightback by Liverpool and Chelsea needed a late own goal to edge past plucky fourth-tier opposition as the two Premier League giants squeezed into the League Cup quarterfinals.

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–PARKER SCORES 23 AS SAN ANTONIO SPURS EDGE DALLAS MAVERICKS 101-100 IN SEASON OPENER

Tony Parker scored 23 points, including a big 3-pointer late in the game as the San Antonio Spurs opened their title defense with a thrilling 101-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

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–SWEDISH OLYMPIC OFFICIAL: STOCKHOLM WOULD BID AGAIN FOR 2022 WINTER GAMES

If the IOC is willing to reopen the bidding to host the 2022 Winter Games, Stockholm would be happy to jump back into the race. The Swedish capital pulled out in January after politicians refused to give financial backing, becoming the first of four cities to withdraw from a field that now has only two contenders – Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan – in the running.

http://www.wintergames.ap.org/article/stockholm-regrets-withdrawal-2022-games-bid

–TOP-SEEDED NOVAK DJOKOVIC BEATS PHILIPP KOHLSCHREIBER TO REACH 3RD ROUND OF PARIS MASTERS

In his first match since the birth of his first child, defending champion Novak Djokovic stayed on course to finish the season as No. 1 by defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters

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