San Francisco Chronicle

Lakers trade Gasol


The Los Angeles Lakers traded the rights to Marc Gasol back to the Memphis Grizzlies, where the 36-year-old center spent his first 11 NBA seasons.

The Lakers also sent a secondroun­d pick in 2024 and cash to Memphis in exchange for the draft rights to Chinese big man Wang Zhelin. ESPN reported the Grizzlies intend to waive Gasol, who plans to begin the season at home in Spain. The move saves the Lakers $10 million against the salary cap.

WNBA: Tina Charles had 26 points and 16 rebounds and the host Washington Mystics beat the Atlanta Dream 82-74 to snap a three-game losing streak. Charles moved past Rebekkah Brunson (3,356) for second place on the WNBA career rebounds list, trailing Sylvia Fowles (3,674).

⏩ Aerial Powers scored 20 points and the host Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 89-72 to move into a tie with Phoenix for fourth in the WNBA standings. A top-four finish earns a firstround bye in the playoffs.

Golf: Kiradech Aphibarnra­t of Thailand shot 4-under-par 68 and took the outright lead at 12-under at the BMW PGA Championsh­ip as a slew of Ryder Cup hopefuls — including Justin Rose, Shane Lowry and Bernd Wiesberger — moved into contention after the second round in Virginia Water, England.

⏩ Paul Goydos, Doug Barron and Marco Dawson each shot 5-under 66 to share the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ inaugural Ascension Charity Classic in St. Louis.

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