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Your Top Plays for Today

Wednesday - 2/19/2014, 3:02am  ET

Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures during his game with Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain at the Rio Open tennis tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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--BERGSMA DOUBLES THE DISAPPOINTMENT FOR DUTCH COMPATRIOT KRAMER

Jorrit Bergsma upset Dutch compatriot Sven Kramer in the speed skating 10,000 meters at Sochi, handing Kramer another crushing disappointment to add to Vancouver 2010

http://wintergames.ap.org/article/jorrit-bergsma-knocks-kramer-10000-meters

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--BARCELONA WINS 2-0 AT MAN CITY

Barcelona wins 2-0 at Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 clash, with controversy over a sending off and penalty.

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Messi-scores-as-Barca-beats-Manchester-City-2-0-5245761.php

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--NADAL BACK IN ACTION AFTER BACK COMPLAINT

Rafael Nadal returned to competition for the first time since his exit at the Australian Open, winning at the Rio Open and showing no sign of the back injury that afflicted him in Melbourne.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/almagro-knocked-out-first-round-rio-open

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--MCILROY HAS MODEST GOALS AT MATCH PLAY

Rory McIlroy makes his first American appearance of the year at the Match Play Championship and has modest expectations.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/wacky-world-match-play-returns?utm_campaign=AP_Sports&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Twitter

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--FIFA SAYS CURITIBA WILL HOST WORLD CUP GAMES DESPITE STADIUM PROBLEMS

FIFA says Curitiba will be a host city for this year's World Cup despite serious delays in construction of the stadium.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/FIFA-Brazil-city-stays-in-World-Cup-5244428.php

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