Los Angeles Times

Durant debuts with the Suns


Kevin Durant scored 23 points in 27 minutes in his Suns debut, making 10 of 15 shots in helping Phoenix beat Charlotte 105-91.

The Hornets had won five in a row but were without guard LaMelo Ball, who had surgery to repair a fracture in his right ankle and will miss the rest of the season.

The Clippers signed point guard Xavier Moon to a two-way contract. Moon played for them last season.

The Ottawa Senators acquired defenseman Jakob Chychrun from Arizona for a conditiona­l first-round pick this year, a conditiona­l second-rounder in 2024 and a second-rounder in ’26 . ... Carolina acquired defenseman Shayne Gostisbehe­re from Arizona for a 2026 third-rounder . ... Colorado acquired center Lars Eller from Washington for a 2025 second-rounder . ... Pittsburgh traded for forward

Mikael Granlund of Nashville . ... Detroit signed center

Dylan Larkin to an eightyear, $69.6-million deal.

Former Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer failed in another defamation case when a New York judge dismissed a lawsuit he filed against the website Deadspin and its managing editor.

— Bill Shaikin

Former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest in a domestic violence assault . ... Minnesota defensive coordinato­r Brian Flores can press discrimina­tion claims against the NFL and three teams after a federal judge rejected the option of arbitratio­n.

An exhibition tennis match between Spanish stars Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz scheduled for Sunday in Las Vegas was canceled because of injuries. ... Jaume Munar upset topseeded Lorenzo Musetti 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Chile Open quarterfin­als . ... Top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the quarterfin­als at the Dubai Championsh­ips with his 19th consecutiv­e win . ... Sloane Stephens advanced to the quarterfin­als of the ATX Open in Austin, Texas.

The PGA Tour is moving toward an elite schedule next year with 16 designated events — half of them with no more than 80-man fields and no cuts — along with a chance for players on the outside to play their way in.

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