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Your Top Plays for Today

Thursday - 3/20/2014, 3:54am  ET

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, pushes up against Indiana Pacers' Paul George during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in New York. The Knicks defeated the Pacers 92-86. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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--VAN PERSIE HAT TRICK LEADS MAN UNITED INTO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTERFINALS

Robin van Persie ushered Manchester United into the Champions League quarterfinals -- and potentially saved his manager's job -- with a hat trick in a 3-0 victory over Olympiakos that completed one of the competition's greatest comebacks.

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--ANTHONY HAS 34 AND KNICKS BEAT PACERS 92-86 TO OPEN JACKSON ERA WITH SEVENTH STRAIGHT VICTORY

Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points as the New York Knicks opened the Phil Jackson era by beating the Indiana Pacers 92-86 Wednesday for their season-high seventh straight victory.

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--PALMER SAYS AGE NOT ONLY OBSTACLE FOR WOODS

Arnold Palmer believes age will be an issue as 38-year-old Tiger Woods tries to break the major championship record. The standard for Woods has been the 18 professional majors Jack Nicklaus won over 25 seasons. Woods reached his 14th major when he was 32, but he has not won another since that 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

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--BLACKHAWKS BEAT BLUES 4-0 BEHIND CRAWFORD'S 23 SAVES; QUENNEVILLE EARNS 700TH WIN

Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots for his second shutout this season as he anchored a physical 4-0 victory for Blackhawks over the St. Louis Blues to give Chicago coach Joel Quenneville his 700th NHL win.

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--DAVIS BEATS SHUAI AND DEL POTRO WITHDRAWS WITH WRIST INJURY AT SONY OPEN

Lauren Davis defeated Zhang Shuai of China 6-2, 6-3 at the Sony Open on Wednesday as former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro withdrew with a left wrist injury.

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