- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 3, 2014


PARIS (AP) - Rafael Nadal won a record 32nd straight match at the French Open on Monday, beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-1, 6-2, 6-1.

Nadal is an eight-time French Open champion with a 63-1 record on the red clay in Paris. His only loss came in the fourth round in 2009, when he was a four-time defending champion for the first time.

In other fourth-round men’s matches, No. 5 David Ferrer beat No. 19 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1; No. 7 Andy Murray beat No. 24 Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 7-5, 7-6 (3) and No. 23 Gael Monfils beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-0, 6-2, 7-5.

In women’s fourth-round action, No. 4 Simona Halep beat No. 15 Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-3; No. 10 Sara Errani beat No. 6 Jelena Jankovic 7-6 (5), 6-2 and No. 27 Svetlana Kuznetsova beat No. 23 Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4.



NEW YORK (AP) - The woman Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was talking to when he made racist remarks says she was assaulted by two men outside a New York City hotel.

Police say V. Stiviano spoke to detectives and told them the assault happened outside the Gansevoort Hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District on Sunday night.

Police say Stiviano said there was an exchange of words and she was punched in the side of the face. Police say they’re investigating the possibility the unidentified men used racial slurs during the attack. Stiviano is of black and Mexican descent.

NEW YORK (AP) - Knicks President Phil Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA for a tampering violation involving veteran guard Derek Fisher.

Jackson told reporters last week that Fisher is “on my list of guys that could be very good candidates” to coach the Knicks next season. Because Fisher is under contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, that was deemed to be in violation of league rules.


Chicago’s Joakim Noah and Indiana’s Paul George received the most votes on this year’s NBA all-defensive team.

The rest of the first team consisted of Clippers guard Chris Paul, Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka and Golden State swingman Andre Iguodala.

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