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–LI NA, CHINA’S 1ST GRAND SLAM SINGLES CHAMPION, RETIRES FROM TENNIS TOUR DUE TO INJURIES
Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.
–THE ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB AT ST ANDREWS VOTES TO ADMIT FEMALE MEMBERS FOR 1ST TIME
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual “Home of Golf” became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join. The vote was effective immediately.
–RYAN, JONES, HESTER LEAD FALCONS TO 56-14 ROUT OF BUCCANEERS, 1 OF ATLANTA’S BIGGEST WINS
Matt Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns as Atlanta trounced the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14 for one of the biggest wins in Falcons history.
–GRAY, ATHLETICS FALL FROM TOP SPOT IN AL WILD-CARD RACE, LAST-PLACE TEXAS SWEEPS WITH 7-2 WIN
Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics fell out of the top American League wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.
–STACY LEWIS, MI JUNG HUR SHARE LPGA CLASSIC LEAD IN ALABAMA AT 8-UNDER 64
Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied the last three holes and five of the final six for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with Mi Jung Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.