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Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

--ITALY, NETHERLANDS, ARGENTINA, U.S. AND COSTA RICA QUALIFY FOR WORLD CUP

The make-up of the field for the 2014 World Cup began to take shape on Tuesday as Italy and the Netherlands became the first European teams to qualify, followed soon after by Argentina, the United States and Costa Rica.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/italy-netherlands-qualify-2014-world-cup

--BACH ELECTED IOC PRESIDENT

Thomas Bach of Germany, a former fencing gold medalist, has been elected as the new president of the International Olympic Committee.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/germanys-thomas-bach-elected-ioc-president

--FELIPE MASSA ANNOUNCES HE'S LEAVING FERRARI

Felipe Massa announces he will be leaving Ferrari at the end of the current Formula One season, clearing the way for the likely return of Kimi Raikkonen.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/massa-announces-departure-ferrari

--EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND EASILY WINS RACE 5 OF AMERICA'S CUP

Emirates Team New Zealand records a comfortable win over Oracle Team USA in Race 5 of the America's Cup, forcing the defending champion to play its one postponement card, pushing Race 6 back to Thursday.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/kiwis-win-americas-cup-race-5-runaway

--KANAAN CONSIDERS NASCAR CAREER MOVE

Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan is considering a move to NASCAR, although his preference is to stay in IndyCar.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/kanaan-considering-options-next-season

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