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LOS ANGELES—LeBron James is taking his talents to Southern California. James will join the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154 million deal, his representatives, Klutch Sports Group, tweeted Sunday night, July 1. The tweet read, "LeBron James, four time NBA MVP, three time NBA finals MVP, fourteen time NBA All Star, and two time Olympic gold medalist has agreed to a four year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers."
MINNEAPOLIS—Forward Roland Lamah scored the game's lone goal in the 59th minute as FC Dallas recorded a 1-0 victory over host Minnesota United FC on Friday night, June 29. Midfielder Santiago Mosquera notched an assist and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez made five saves for his third shutout of the season for FC Dallas (9-2-5). The victory is the fifth in the past six matches for FC Dallas and allowed them to move into a tie for first place in the Western Conference with Sporting Kansas City (32 points).
ST. PAUL — Maya Moore scored 24 points while Sylvia Fowles added 13 points and 15 rebounds as the resurgent Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight game with an 85-74 victory over the visiting Atlanta Dream on Friday, June 29, at Target Center. The Lynx suffered through a four-game losing streak that stretched into early June but have found their stride in recent weeks, winning seven of their last eight behind Moore and Fowles. Moore has scored 20 or more points in each game during the Lynx's six-game winning streak.
CHICAGO—James Shields scattered four hits while pitching seven shutout innings, and Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia each homered as the Chicago White Sox won their third straight game, 6-1 over the slumping Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. It was just the second win since Opening Day for Shields (3-9), who entered the game with the third-lowest run support (3.06) in the majors this season.
CHICAGO—Yolmer Sanchez matched his career best of four RBIs, including the go-ahead two-run single, to help the Chicago White Sox post an 8-4 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, June 26. Avisail Garcia homered and Leury Garcia had three hits as Chicago won for the third time in the past four games. Brian Dozier and Ehire Adrianza homered for the Twins. Adrianza also had a run-scoring single for Minnesota, which has dropped four of its last five games. The start of the game was delayed by one hour, 48 minutes due to heavy rain.
SONOMA, Calif.—Using a contrarian strategy that included bluffing Kevin Harvick onto pit road earlier than planned in the final stage of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sunday, June 24, Martin Truex Jr. pulled off a convincing victory in the 16th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season.
CROMWELL, Conn.—Bubba Watson knows what it takes to win the Travelers Championship. He showed that again, using a 7-under-par 63 to surge to the title Sunday, June 24, at TPC River Highlands and become a three-time winner of the tournament. "You have confidence around the golf course. Around here, I love it," Watson said after finishing at 17-under 263. "Around a golf course that you've won at, you have some more confidence."
England enjoyed its biggest World Cup rout in a 6-1 romp over Panama to advance to the knockout stage on Sunday, June 24, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Harry Kane had a hat trick—giving him five goals in two games—and John Stones added two goals as England ran away with it early. Jessie Lingard also had a goal. The win leaves England and Belgium each with six points in Group G, meaning both will advance. Felipe Baloy scored the lone goal for Panama in the 78th minute. Japan 2, Senegal 2
COMMERCE CITY, Colo.—Defender Tommy Smith headed in a corner kick on the final play of the game in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time, and Tim Howard had six saves as the Colorado Rapids rallied for a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday night, June 23. Joe Mason and Edgar Castillo also scored for the Rapids (3-9-3), who snapped a nine-game winless streak while garnering their first MLS win since a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC on April 14.
MINNEAPOLIS—Adrian Beltre had three hits, including his 466th career home run to move into 34th place on the all-time list, and Robinson Chirinos homered and drove in three runs to lead the Texas Rangers to their seventh straight victory, 9-6, over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, June 23, at Target Field. Beltre's towering fourth-inning homer into the bullpen in left-center was his fourth of the season and passed Dave Winfield and Miguel Cabrera on the all-time list. He needs two more home runs to catch Chipper Jones (468) for 33rd place.