LeBron officially signs deal with Lakers

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's official. LeBron is a Laker.

The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player's decision to leave Cleveland for the 16-time champion franchise on the West Coast.

James' representatives at Klutch Sports Group tweeted a photo of James signing his contract with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. James' agency already announced last week that the superstar had agreed to a four-year deal worth $153.3 million with Los Angeles.

Magic Johnson, the Lakers' president of basketball operations, called James "the best player in the world" in a news release.

Elsewhere:

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed free-agent guard Elfrid Payton and re-signed guard Ian Clark.

New Orleans announced the roster moves along with the formal signing of former Lakers forward Julius Randle, who agreed last week to a two-year contract worth about $18 million.

Kyle Anderson's move to Memphis is official. San Antonio had until midnight Sunday to match the Grizzlies' four-year, $37.2 million offer to Anderson, and declined. The snall forward averaged 7.9 points for the Spurs last season,

Luka Doncic has signed his rookie contract with the Dallas Mavericks that will pay the third overall pick $5.5 million next season.

The 6-foot-7, 220-pound Doncic is set to make $6.4 million in his second season with the Mavericks.

TENNIS

LONDON (AP) - Roger Federer advanced to a record-extending 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Adrian Mannarino of France.

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal also moved on to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2011. The Spaniard beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court. Nadal, a two-time champion at the All England Club, has yet to drop a set in this tournament.

As play was being suspended on other courts, Novak Djokovic broke Russia's Karen Khachanov for the seventh time to finish off a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win on No. 1 Court.

Ninth-seeded Amerian John Isner, No. 13 Milos Raonic of Canada and No. 24 Kei Nishikori of Japan also advanced.

NFL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers announced the sale of the franchise to David Tepper has closed.

Tepper becomes only the second owner in team history.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian has lost a $30 million lawsuit that claimed he was improperly fired by the school instead of being allowed to seek treatment for alcoholism.

BASEBALL

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Dodgers placed right fielder Yasiel Puig on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique sprain.

Puig, who is hitting .265 with 11 home runs, was removed from Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Angels during a fifth-inning at-bat.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Puig might not return until August.

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