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LOS ANGELES — A lawyer for Derrick Rose asked a judge Friday to declare a mistrial in a lawsuit that accuses the Knicks guard and two friends of raping his ex-girlfriend while she was incapacitated. Attorney Mark Baute said the woman who filed the suit had failed to turn over a profane text message from the early morning of the alleged assault Aug. 26, 2013.

The woman alleges that after that text was sent, Rose and his friends entered her apartment and assaulted her as she lay drunk and semiconscious on her bed. Rose testified Friday that he interpreted earlier text messages from her as consent to have sex later, though no text specifically mentioned sex, and he did nothing wrong. He and his friends have said the woman willingly had sex with all three. The judge said he'd consider the mistrial request Tuesday when Rose returns after a Monday preseason game in New York. The woman testified for a second day. She said she sued Rose to hold him accountable and not for money. The Tampa Bay Times isn't naming her because it generally doesn't identify people who say they are sexual assault victims.

More NBA: Guard Kyle Lowry intends to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Raptors and potentially go to free agency after the season. He said he'd prefer to remain with the Raptors but is "open to seeing what else is out there." … Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, Utah's leading scorer the past three seasons, dislocated a finger on his left hand and is out indefinitely.

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Golf: John Daly birdied the final five holes in the Champions Tour's Toshiba Classic for 4-under 67, leaving him three behind Billy Mayfair and Jay Haas at Newport Beach, Calif.

NHL: The Blues acquired forward Nail Yakupov, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, from the Oilers for a forward prospect and a conditional 2017 draft pick.

Soccer: Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed Portugal's opening loss to Switzerland in 2018 World Cup qualifying because of a knee injury, returned and scored two of his four goals in less than five minutes in a 6-0 rout of visiting nine-man Andorra in Group B. Host France got back in contention in Group A with a 4-1 win over Bulgaria. … Chris Wondolowski and Tampa native Julian Green scored second-half goals, lifting the United States to a 2-0 victory over Cuba in Havana, the United States' first exhibition game in the country in 69 years. … Eduardo Li, former president of Costa Rica's association, pleaded guilty to racketeering and corruption charges in New York, becoming the 18th person to be convicted as part of U.S. criminal prosecutions involving FIFA, the international governing body.

Tennis: Second seed Rafael Nadal fell to unseeded Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 in the China Open quarterfinals in Beijing. Top seed Andy Murray gained the semis by beating qualifier Kyle Edmund 7-6 (11-9), 6-2.

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