Your Top Plays for TodayNew York Yankees' Derek Jeter, left, celebrates with Brett Gardner, right, moments after the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-7 in a baseball game, in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--RORY MCILROY WINS A WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP AND GOES BACK TO NO. 1 IN THE WORLD
Rory McIlroy rallied from a three-shot deficit to win the Bridgestone Invitational and return to No. 1 in the world. In his first start since a wire-to-wire win in the British Open, McIlroy picked up his first World Golf Championship title at Firestone. And just like Royal Liverpool, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland made it look easy.
--SERENA WILLIAMS WINS THIRD BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC TITLE, BEATING ANGELIQUE KERBER
Serena Williams won her WTA-leading fourth title of the season, beating third-seeded Angelique Kerber 7-6(1), 6-3 in the Bank of the West Classic.
--GARDNER HOMERS TO BREAK TIE, DREW THWARTS FORMER TEAM AS YANKEES BEAT RED SOX 8-7
Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning for one of his three hits, helping the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7.
--AMID RARE SPOTLIGHT FOR TINY ISLANDS, BOLT ELEVATED STATUS OF COMMONWEALTH GAMES WITH DEBUT
They traveled in search of recognition, knowing they were unlikely to return with medals. At the Olympics, Norfolk Islanders must settle with being part of Australia's vast team. But the Commonwealth Games offered the tiny south Pacific outpost a platform to stand proudly on the world stage, competing under its own flag.
--ROOKIE BACK ANDRE WILLIAMS PROVIDES GIANTS LEGS IN 17-13 WIN OVER BILLS IN HALL OF FAME GAME
Andre Williams had seven carries for 48 yards and scored on a 3-yard run in the New York Giants' 17-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the preseason-opening Hall of Fame Game.