- Associated Press - Monday, August 4, 2014

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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—RORY MCILROY WINS A WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP AND GOES BACK TO NO. 1 IN THE WORLD

Rory McIlroy rallied from a three-shot deficit to win the Bridgestone Invitational and return to No. 1 in the world. In his first start since a wire-to-wire win in the British Open, McIlroy picked up his first World Golf Championship title at Firestone. And just like Royal Liverpool, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland made it look easy.

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—SERENA WILLIAMS WINS THIRD BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC TITLE, BEATING ANGELIQUE KERBER

Serena Williams won her WTA-leading fourth title of the season, beating third-seeded Angelique Kerber 7-6(1), 6-3 in the Bank of the West Classic.

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—GARDNER HOMERS TO BREAK TIE, DREW THWARTS FORMER TEAM AS YANKEES BEAT RED SOX 8-7

Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning for one of his three hits, helping the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7.

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—AMID RARE SPOTLIGHT FOR TINY ISLANDS, BOLT ELEVATED STATUS OF COMMONWEALTH GAMES WITH DEBUT

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