Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
–SERENA WILLIAMS SETS UP AUSTRALIAN OPEN QUARTERFINAL AGAINST CIBULKOVA
Serena Williams avenged her heaviest Grand Slam defeat with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Garbine Muguruza to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals.
–MILLSAP, HORFORD LEAD HAWKS TO 16TH STRAIGHT WIN
Paul Millsap scored 20 points and Al Horford added 19 as Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-100, extending the Hawks’ club record with their 16th straight win.
–ARSENAL, WEST HAM, ASTON VILLA STEM FLOW OF UPSETS IN FA CUP
Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa redressed the balance for Premier League teams after a flow of upsets in the FA Cup, securing narrow wins over awkward lower-league opposition to advance to the fifth round
–BILL HAAS BREAKS SINKS LATE BIRDIE, WINS HUMANA CHALLENGE FOR SECOND TIME
Bill Haas pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and parred the final two holes for a one-stroke victory in the Humana Challenge.
– EQUATORIAL GUINEA THROUGH TO AFRICAN CUP QUARTERFINALS WITH 2-0 WIN OVER GABON
Host Equatorial Guinea advanced to the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations after coming alive in the second half to eliminate Gabon with a 2-0 win in their last group game.