Your Top Plays for Today
MAY 12, 2014 3:04a ET
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
-- KAYMER SURVIVES WILD FINISH AT SAWGRASS TO WIN PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Martin Kaymer produced one of the most unlikely pars on the 17th green at the TPC Sawgrass without ever going in the water. It carried him to a one-shot victory in The Players Championship that was emotional in so many ways.
The songs and the chanting started well before the final whistle this time, and as it blew, Manchester City fans setting off blue flares streamed onto the pitch in their thousands. For the second time in three seasons, a team so long the underdog is the Premier League champion - and it didn't need any last-minute miracles this time.
--CLIPPERS HAVE 101-99 COMEBACK WIN OVER THUNDER TO LEVEL SERIES 2-2
Darren Collison scored eight of his 18 points in the final 2:58 as the Los Angeles Clippers came back to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99 to level the Western Conference semifinal series 2-2.
--NADAL WINS MADRID OPEN AFTER NISHIKORI RETIRES; SHARAPOVA WINS WOMEN'S
Rafael Nadal finally won another clay-court title, although not in a manner that alleviated any concerns about his recent form on his favorite surface. The top-ranked Spaniard won his fourth Madrid Open after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a hip injury when trailing 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 in the final.
--PIERZYNSKI, NAPOLI HELP BOSTON TO SERIES-CLINCHING WIN AT TEXAS
A.J. Pierzynski and Mike Napoli had run-producing hits in the first inning against their former team as the Boston Red Sox took a winning average for the first time since three games into the season with a series-clinching 5-2 victory at Texas.