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Lakers get Lebron…Tavares goes home…Busch wins at Chicagoland…Russians, Croatians win

CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. This is the third time in eight years James has changed teams, returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 after four seasons in Miami. The 14-time All-Star is ranked seventh on the NBA’s all-time list with 31,038 points.

TORONTO (AP) – Superstar center John Tavares is going home, agreeing to terms on a seven-year, $77 million contract with his childhood team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tavares had spent his entire NHL career with the Islanders after being taken first overall in the 2009 draft. He scored 37 goals and 84 points while playing all 82 games for New York last season.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Kyle Busch outdueled Kyle Larson on a wild final lap to win NASCAR’s Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch moved into the lead on a restart with 58 laps to go, replacing Kevin Harvick at the front of the field. It was Busch’s fifth victory overall this year and his second win at Chicagoland. Harvick was third, followed by Truex and Clint Bowyer. Truex was trying for his third straight victory at Chicago.

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia has eliminated Spain from the World Cup. The Russians survived two hours of dominance from the 2010 champions in a 1-1 draw, and then won a penalty shootout 4-3. Also on Sunday, Danijel Subasic made three saves in the shootout as Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 on penalties to advance to a quarterfinal against Russia.

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) – Francesco Molinari picked up his first PGA victory by delivering a record performance to win the final edition of the Quicken Loans National. The Italian closed with an 8-under 62 for an eight-shot victory, matching the largest margin this year on the PGA Tour. Molinari holed a 50-foot eagle putt to start the back nine, and he never stopped until he turned the final round into a runaway and finished 21 under to break the tournament record by seven shots.

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