Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
–’I-POD’ DENIES WHITE TO WIN OLYMPIC HALFPIPE GOLD
Russia’s Iouri Podladtchikov, known as `I-Pod’ wins gold in the halfpipe at the Sochi games, with two-time defending champion Shaun White missing out on the medals.
–REAL MADRID INTO COPA DEL REY FINAL
Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo help Real Madrid into Spain’s Copa del Rey final with a victory over city rival Atletico.
–THUNDER EXTEND LEAD OVER TRAIL BLAZERS WITH TIGHT WIN
Oklahoma City extends its lead in the NBA Western Conference with a tight win over divisional rival Portland.
–TANAKA ARRIVES AT YANKEES AFTER CHARTERING A 787
Japanese pitching ace Masahiro Tanaka has already started spending some of his massive salary by chartering a 787 to fly to New York for his unveiling by the Yankees.
–CHELSEA SLIP UP AGAINST WBA AS TITLE HOPES TAKE A HIT
Chelsea’s Premier League title ambition take a hit as the London club is held to a draw by struggling West Bromwich Albion.