Basketball: LeBron's Lakers start to take shape as big banner exits Cleveland

Basketball: LeBron's Lakers start to take shape as big banner exits Cleveland

Basketball: LeBron's Lakers start to take shape as big banner exits Cleveland

He outdid himself by a wide margin: sales last night were 600 percent higher than the purchases made when James went back to the Cavaliers four years ago.

Preorders for new Lakers LeBron James jerseys were robust enough on Sunday night to give retailer Fanatics one of its top 10 sales days in terms of National Basketball Association gear sold, a spokesman for the company told ESPN.

French criminal who escaped with helicopter had team of loyal accomplices
It said "an armed commando landed in a helicopter in the courtyard as the prisoner was in the visiting room" of the facility. Redoine Faid , France's most famous gangster, is on the run after escaping by helicopter from a prison in the Paris region.

Rajon Rondo isn't coming to Los Angeles to watch LeBron James play from afar.

"Are we invisible?" Jose Ramirez, the Indians' third baseman, asked NBC Sports, which dared suggest the same thing about the Browns, a team that is loaded with young talent but has won only four games in the last three seasons. However, it is a bit disappointing that the Lakers followed up this momentous occasion by adding players that don't maximize LeBron's chances of competing for a championship this upcoming season. Kawhi could just step in day one and be a much better Robert Covington.

Sweden win scrappy Swiss encounter to reach World Cup quarterfinals
Eventually Sweden capitalized when their brightest spark, Forsberg, struck thanks to the deflection off the unfortunate Akanji. Sweden secured their place in the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday.

Rondo is fresh off a season with the New Orleans Pelicans where he averaged 8.3 points, 8.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game, and was a catalyst on both sides of the ball in the Pelicans' sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs.

It's worth asking because, in the past, those players' relationships with James have ranged from occasional irritants to outright nemeses. Kawhi Leonard is set to hit free agency and his preferred destination has been Los Angeles as far as a trade was concerned this offseason. In fact, James' Lakers jersey is the only one sold during free agency that's cracked the company's top 10. Curry's improved playmaking and shooting make him a solid fit for a Lakers team that is in dire need of more shooters and spacing. "As we updated the number today, we've actually seen the business accelerate", Doyle says.

Portugal hopes to count on Ronaldo to lead new generation
And Uruguay, impressive throughout the tournament, knocked Bernardo Silva's Portugal out of the competition after a 2-1 win. The 33-year-old Real Madrid striker did however say that the European champions could look to the future with confidence.

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