Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
—VENUS WILLIAMS LOSES TO EUGENIE BOUCHARD AT FAMILY CIRCLE CUP IN CHARLESTON
Venus Williams couldn’t dig herself out of a hole this time and lost to Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-4 at the Family Circle Cup.
—JUVENTUS, BASEL, BENFICA, PORTO TAKE LEADS INTO 2ND LEGS OF THEIR EUROPA LEAGUE QUARTERFINALS
Juventus scored late to beat Lyon 1-0 and take a big stride toward the Europa League semifinals while Benfica and FC Basel also won to move within sight of a second straight appearance in the last four.
—MICKELSON RECOVERED, AMONG FIRST-ROUND LEADERS AT HOUSTON OPEN AFTER BOGEY-FREE 4-UNDER 68
Phil Mickelson is among the leaders after shooting a bogey-free 4-under par 68 in his opening round of the Houston Open, showing no effects of the muscle pull that forced him to withdraw from last week’s Texas Open. Mickelson is three shots back of leaders Bill Haas and Charley Hoffman - both who shot 7-under 65.
—ROOKIE SOLARTE HAS 3 HITS, RBI AND JETER ADDS RBI TO HELP YANKEES TO 1ST WIN, 4-2 OVER ASTROS
Rookie Yangervis Solarte had three hits in his first major league start and Derek Jeter drove in a run to give the New York Yankees their first win this season, 4-2 over the Houston Astros.
—DURANT SCORES 28; THUNDER END SPURS 19-GAME WINNING STREAK, 106-94
Kevin Durant scored 28 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat San Antonio 106-94 on Thursday, ending the Spurs’ winning streak at 19 games.
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