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Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--ATLETICO AND ARSENAL REACH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE KNOCKOUT PHASE; RONALDO SCORES BUT LIVERPOOL SWEAT
Striker Mario Mandzukic scored a hat trick as Spanish champion Atletico Madrid thrashed Olympiakos 4-0 to reach the Champions League knockout phase, while Arsenal also went through with a convincing 2-0 win against Borussia Dortmund thanks to another superb goal from Alexis Sanchez.
--MANU GINOBILI SCORES 28 AS SPURS BEAT PACERS 106-100 WITHOUT COACH GREGG POPOVICH
Manu Ginobili scored 28 points as the San Antonio Spurs won without coach Gregg Popovich, rallying for a 106-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
--SEBASTIAN COE MAKES IT OFFICIAL: HE IS CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF TRACK GOVERNING BODY IAAF
Sebastian Coe declared his candidacy to become president of track and field's world governing body, setting up a likely election battle against pole vault great Sergei Bubka.
--DEFENDING CHAMPION RORY MCILROY SHOOTS OPENING 2-UNDER 69 AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Rory McIlroy's defense of his Australian Open title began with a 2-under 69 on a cool, overcast and often drizzly morning at The Australian Golf Club.
--RIO WINS LEGAL BATTLE OVER OLYMPIC GOLF COURSE; DEVELOPERS ALLOWED TO KEEP WORKING ON VENUE
A Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns, curtailing fears that the venue won't be ready in time for test events.