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.
Noah was voted the league’s defensive player of the year.
Four-time league MVP LeBron James and defensive player of the year runner-up Roy Hibbert were both on the second team.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Larry Bird wants Lance Stephenson back, and he thinks Indiana can win an NBA title with an old-school offense and a tenacious defense. And he also said that he never considered dumping coach Frank Vogel or his assistants.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is among the latest group of former football players to file a concussion-related lawsuit against the National Football League.
The 52-year-old former Miami Dolphins quarterback is one of 15 former players who filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia last week.
Marino and the other 14 plaintiffs join more than 4,800 others who have alleged the NFL misled players about the long-term dangers of concussions. The NFL has denied those claims.
DENVER (AP) – Jack Elway, the son of Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, was arrested on assault charges after his girlfriend told police he pulled her out of a car by her hair.
Court documents show the woman told Denver police that 24-year-old John Albert Elway also pushed her to the ground when she tried to get back in the car, causing scrapes.
HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) – Police in upstate New York say Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Marcell Dareus was involved in a traffic accident last week.
Hamburg Police Lt. Bob Krone said the accident happened Friday afternoon and is under investigation. He didn’t provide any other details. The accident occurred after the Bills’ final practice of a three-day minicamp.
Dareus is already facing charges in Alabama where he was arrested last month for possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He called it a youthful mistake.
NEW YORK (AP) – David Villa of Spain has signed a three-year contract with New York City FC, becoming the first player on the expansion Major League Soccer team that starts play next season at Yankee Stadium.
MIAMI (AP) – England midfielder Frank Lampard is set to head to the World Cup without a club after announcing that he is leaving Chelsea.
The 35-year-old Lampard has been at Chelsea for 13 years and is the club’s all-time leading scorer but has not agreed to a new deal with the Premier League team. Lampard is currently with England in Miami for two World Cup warm-up matches before traveling to Brazil on Saturday.
SAO PAULO (AP) – A Brazilian judge sentenced the son of soccer legend Pele to 33 years in prison after finding him guilty of laundering money for a drug gang.
Judge Suzana Pereira said that Edson Cholbi do Nascimento must surrender his passport to the court this week. She said the 43-year-old can remain free as he appeals, which can take years in Brazil.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – After three years of coming up short in qualifying, Justin Leonard earned a return to the U.S. Open.
The 1997 British Open champion, who has won 12 times on the PGA Tour but not since 2008, was among the 16 players at the Columbus site who qualified for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst June 12-15.
Leonard was co-medalist through 36 holes on Monday at Brookside and Scioto. He tied for 15th at the Open in Pinehurst in 1999 when Payne Stewart won and tied for 23rd in the 2005 championship won by Michael Campbell.
Others qualifiers included Bo Van Pelt, Mark Wilson, Kevin Tway and Luke Guthrie, South Korea’s Seung-Yul Noh and Hyung Sung Kim, Australia’s Aaron Baddeley and Rod Pampling and England’s Paul Casey.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – A Las Vegas gambler being investigated for possible insider trading involving golfer Phil Mickelson and investor Carl Icahn says it’s ”preposterous to think” he would be involved in any such activity.
Billy Walters issued a statement saying he has never made inside stock market trades.
NEW YORK (AP) – The trainer and co-owner of California Chrome have reunited with their horse at Belmont Park days before he attempts to win racing’s first Triple Crown in 36 years.
Trainer Art Sherman and co-owners Steve and Carolyn Coburn arrived at the track on Monday to see the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner.
Oscar De La Hoya’s main partner in Golden Boy Promotions is leaving the company because of a dispute that involves rival promoter Bob Arum and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Richard Schaefer, who has served more than a decade as chief executive officer of Golden Boy, issued a statement Monday saying it was time to move on to other opportunities.
Schaefer’s exit comes after months of speculation over a battle raging with De La Hoya over the future of Golden Boy. Schaefer has served as the de-facto promoter for Mayweather for several years, and is widely expected to be involved in future Mayweather fights in some capacity.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Hannah Rogers threw a four-hitter to help Florida defeat Alabama 5-0 in Game 1 of the best-of-three national championship series.
Rogers had a perfect game through four innings and a one-hitter going into the bottom of the seventh in the matchup of Southeastern Conference rivals.
Florida (54-12) now is just one win from its first national title after runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2011. Game 2 will be played Tuesday night.