Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
–WIZARDS BEAT CELTICS TO SECURE NBA PLAYOFF SPOT
The Washington Wizards are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008, clinching an Eastern Conference berth with a 118-92 win over the Boston Celtics.
–NAPOLI HOMERS, DRIVES IN 4 RUNS AS RED SOX BEAT ORIOLES
Mike Napoli hits a homer and drives in four runs as the World Series champion Red Sox spoil the Baltimore debut of Ubaldo Jimenez.
–NYQUIST HELPS RED WINGS TO 3-2 WIN OVER BRUINS
Gustav Nyquist breaks a deadlock in the third period and the Detroit Red Wings hold on to beat the NHL-leading Boston Bruins 3-2.
–PSG BEATS CHELSEA 3-1; REAL MADRID THUMPS DORTMUND IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Jose Mourinho describes Chelsea’s defending as “a joke” after big-spending Paris Saint-Germain scores deep into injury time to take a commanding 3-1 lead into their Champions League quarterfinal return leg next week.
VENUS ON THE RISE IN CHARLESTON
Venus Williams advances in the tournament where her top-ranked sister does not, battling back to beat Chanelle Scheepers 7-5, 7-5 at the Family Circle Cup.