Your Top Plays for Today
MAR 31, 2014 3:03a ET
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--DODGERS SET PAYROLL RECORD FOR OPENING DAY
The Los Angeles Dodgers set a record with an opening-day payroll of $234 million Sunday, according to a study of big league contracts by The Associated Press.
--NETS EQUAL CLUB RECORD WITH 13th STRAIGHT HOME VICTORY
The Brooklyn Nets have gone from disappointment to dominant, a team that was booed on its home floor and now rarely loses there.
And pretty soon, the Nets will also be a playoff team. Paul Pierce scored 22 points to help the Nets move to the brink of a postseason spot by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99 for their club record-equaling 13th straight home victory.
--DJOKOVIC CAPTURES 4th TITLE AT KEY BISCAYNE WITH WIN OVER NADAL
Novak Djokovic earned his fourth Key Biscayne title, while Rafael Nadal failed again trying for his first. Djokovic took charge midway through the first set and closed out the victory by winning a remarkable exchange to beat Nadal 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Sony Open.
--BUSCH BREAKS DROUGHT AT MARTINSVILLE
Kurt Busch passed Martinsville master Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go and held off the eight-time winner to win at this Speedway for the first time since October 2002.
BOWDITCH'S 1st PGA TOUR TITLE EARNS HIM A SPOT AT THE MASTERS
Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.
The 30-year-old Australian golfer bogeyed the par-5 18th for a 4-over 76 and a one-stroke victory and said: ''I'm over the moon. I really can't believe it.''