Suns rip Nuggets...Isles advance...Joker, Nadal reach semis
June 10, 2021
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have a two-games-to-none lead in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals after Chris Paul provided 17 points and 15 assists without a turnover in a 123-98 rout of the Denver Nuggets. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton also had double-doubles for the Suns, who shot 18 of 38 from 3-point range. Booker finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Ayton had 16 points and 10 boards.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders are heading to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year following a 6-2 win over the Boston Bruins. The game was tied 1-1 in the second until Brock Nelson scored two straight goals in a 7:19 span. Travis Zajac notched his first playoff goal as an Islander, and Semyon Varlamov handled 23 shots.
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will square off in the French Open semifinals tomorrow. Nadal was a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 winner against 10th seed Diego Schwartzman, falling behind 4-3 in the third set before winning the last 10 games. Djokovic earned a 6-3, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 win against Matteo Berrettini to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the 40th time, second only to Roger Federer’s 46.
PARIS (AP) — Thursday’s French Open women’s semifinals will be played without rising American star Coco Gauff or defending champion Iga Swiatek. Barbora Krejcikova (kreh-jih-KOH’-vah) fought off five set points in defeating Gauff, 7-6. 6-3. Maria Sakkari powered past defending champion Swiatek 6-4, 6-4. Krejcikova and Sakkari are in a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time.
DETROIT (AP) — A son of legendary University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler was among the hundreds of men who were sexually assaulted by a campus doctor. Matt Schembechler and college football teammates Daniel Kwiatkowski and Gilvanni Johnson are expected to discuss the abuse during a news conference Thursday. Their accusations come a month after a report commissioned by the university said Bo Schembechler and other officials were aware of complaints about Dr. Robert Anderson, though he remained at the school for decades.