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Lakers' opt to retire both Kobe jerseys

LOS ANGELES—Although Kobe Bryant has been asked many times, he still isn't sure who would win a mystical game of one-on-one between the young Kobe in his No. 8 Lakers' jersey and his older self, who wore No. 24.

“I kind of go back and forth,” Bryant said with a sly grin.

“But 8 has something that 24 will never, ever, ever have and that's the ability to grow hair.”

Larson ekes out victory

FONTANA, Calif.—A blistering first in qualifying. A surprising first in the Xfinity Series race.

And a steady, tenacious first when it really mattered yesterday.

Kyle Larson was second-to-nobody in his home state.

Larson persevered through four late restarts to win at Fontana, adding his second career victory to his overall Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series points lead.

Alvarez stops Dos Anjos in 1st round, wins title

LAS VEGAS—Eddie Alvarez persevered through financial troubles, promotional disputes and a loss in his UFC debut to get back to the cage with a title shot.

And then he beat Rafael Dos Anjos with a fire that’s been growing for years.

Alvarez won the UFC lightweight belt last night, stopping Dos Anjos in the first round with a blistering series of strikes.