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June 5, 2018

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens is through to the French Open semifinals for the first time. The 10th-seeded American had little trouble beating No. 14 Daria Kasatkina. Stephens next faces countrywoman Madison Keys in a rematch from the U.S. Open final.

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic has lost in the French Open quarterfinals. The 2016 champion was beaten by Italian player Marco Cecchinato (cheh-kee-NAH’-toh) after a battle that lasted nearly 3 ½ hours. In other action, Dominic Thiem secured a third consecutive French Open semifinal by claiming a straight-sets win against Alexander Zverev.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have selected Texas second baseman Kody Clemens, son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, to lead off the second day of the Major League Baseball draft. The younger Clemens was the Big 12 player of the year and has helped the Longhorns to the NCAA Tournament super regionals. He is hitting a team-leading .346 with 21 home runs and 68 RBIs as one of college baseball’s top sluggers.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Islanders president of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello has fired general manager Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight and named himself the team’s new GM. Lamoriello announced the shake-up today, two weeks after leaving Toronto for New York and assuming what ownership called “full authority over all hockey matters.” Lamoriello will begin the search for a new coach immediately.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins will honor their 1987 replacement team that won all three of their games by giving them Super Bowl rings next week. The team will hold a ceremony Tuesday at its practice facility with replacement players and the general manager of the ’87 NFL champions, Charley Casserly. It’s an unusual move considering how divisive the replacement games were during the NFL players’ strike that season.

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