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LeBron James finalized a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers with an eye towards maximizing his future salary once new TV contracts push NBA payroll limits higher, ESPN reported. The Cavaliers confirmed the signing Saturday but refused to give any details about the contract's length or amount. On Friday, James announced he would leave the Miami Heat, whom he led to two NBA crowns and four trips to the NBA Finals, and return to Cleveland, the team he spurned four years ago to join Miami in search of a first-ever championship.
Runaway world championship leader Marc Marquez targets a ninth win in nine races at the German Grand Prix on Sunday with the flying Spaniard on course to have the title wrapped up in record time. The Honda rider has a 72-point lead in the championship with teammate Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha's Valentino Rossi, both of whom have just signed new deals with their respective teams, locked in second spot.