Lak­ers to re­tire both Kobe jersey num­bers

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LOS AN­GE­LES — The Los An­ge­les Lak­ers an­nounced that they will re­tire Kobe Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 in a cer­e­mony Dec. 18 dur­ing their game against Golden State.

Bryant wore No. 8 from 1996 to 2006, when he switched to No. 24 for the re­main­der of his 20-year ca­reer with the Lak­ers. He will be the 10th player hon­ored by the Lak­ers with a jersey re­tire­ment.

■ For­mer New York Knicks star Charles Oak­ley has sued the team’s own­ers, say­ing he was de­famed when they claimed he com­mit­ted as­sault and was an al­co­holic.

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■ De­nis Guri­anov had a nat­u­ral hat trick, and the Stars prospects beat the New York Rangers 4-1 in the sev­en­th­place game of the Tra­verse City (Mich.) tour­na­ment.

■ A source said that the USOC and Los An­ge­les 2028 Olympic or­ga­niz­ers have agreed to a rev­enue-shar­ing deal in which the USOC will re­ceive a fixed amount over eight years in­stead of the 20 per­cent cut of gross rev­enues that had been agreed upon in the 2024 con­tract.

■ Sei­mone Au­gus­tus scored 24 points to help Min­nesota roll to a 101-81 vic­tory over Wash­ing­ton in Game 1 of the WNBA semi­fi­nals.

■ Alana Beard of the Los An­ge­les Sparks was named WNBA de­fen­sive player of the year.

■ Manch­ester United, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Ger­main and Bay­ern Mu­nich all cruised to easy wins in the Cham­pi­ons League on Tues­day.

■ The USGA post­poned the U.S. Women’s Mid-Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onship, which was sched­uled to be played Oct. 7-12 at Quail Creek Coun­try Club in Naples, Fla. No makeup date has been set.

■ The LPGA Tour has can­celed its event next month in China be­cause of per­mit­ting prob­lems. The Alisports LPGA was set for Oct. 5-8 in Shang­hai.

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