–MADRID LOSES 2-1 AT SEVILLA TO SLIP IN TITLE RACE AS ATLETICO, BARCELONA WIN TO MOVE AHEAD
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Real Madrid lost 2-1 at Sevilla to slip behind in the race for the Spanish league title on Wednesday, as leader Atletico Madrid and Barcelona both won to move ahead of their title rival in the standings.
–DJOKOVIC BENEFITS FROM ERRONEOUS CALL TO BEAT MURRAY AT SONY OPEN, WHILE FEDERER LOSES
Novak Djokovic benefited from an erroneous call and claimed he didn’t realize he had broken the rules. When Andy Murray walked to the net and challenged him about it, Djokovic responded with a shrug and a sheepish smile. Murray lost the dispute, and the match. The pivotal ruling against the defending champion helped Djokovic win 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Sony Open.
–ROYAL & ANCIENT ASKS MEMBERS TO BACK MOVE TO ALLOW WOMEN TO JOIN ST. ANDREWS
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club, exclusively for men since it was founded 260 years ago at St. Andrews, will vote in September on whether women can join the club. A statement from the club said that all committees were ”strongly in favor of the rule change” and asked members to go along.
–RANGERS MOVE 3 POINTS AHEAD OF FLYERS IN METROPOLITAN WITH 3-1 WIN
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots and came within 1:53 of his second shutout in three games as the New York Rangers stretched their season-best winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.