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.
–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.
–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.
–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.
–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.