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Published September 9, 2014 7:15AM (EDT)

Marin Cilic, of Croatia, reacts after defeating Kei Nishikori, of Japan, during the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) (Mike Groll)
Marin Cilic, of Croatia, reacts after defeating Kei Nishikori, of Japan, during the championship match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) (Mike Groll)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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CILIC BEATS NISHIKORI AT US OPEN TO WIN FIRST MAJOR TITLE

Croatia's Marin Cilic beats Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to win first major title, a year after doping suspension.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TEN_US_OPEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-09-08-19-07-22

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RAVENS CUT RICE AFTER VIDEO SHOWS HIM HITTING FIANCEE

Baltimore Ravens cut running back Ray Rice after release of video showing him hitting his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.

http://pro32.ap.org/article/ravens-cut-rb-ray-rice-after-release-video

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ENGLAND STARTS EURO 2016 QUALIFIERS WITH WIN OVER SWITZERLAND

After a disappointing World Cup, England gets its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign off to winning starter by beating Switzerland 2-0.

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/England-beats-Switzerland-2-0-in-Euro-qualifier-5742213.php

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TIGERS CLOSE WITHIN 1 GAME OF ROYALS WITH 9-5 WIN

Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City Royals 9-5 to close gap between divisional rivals to one game

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/tigers-close-gap-1-game-win-over-royals?utm_campaign=AP_Sports&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Twitter

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SPAIN AND FRANCE TO MEET IN BASKETBALL WORLD CUP QUARTERS

Rivals and neighbors Spain and France will meet in the quarterfinals of basketball's World Cup while the U.S. takes on Slovenia.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/us-france-advance-quarters-world-cup

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