LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday, opting to leave the Miami Heat and begin anew with the NBA franchise that drafted him out of high school. In announcing James's signing, today's New York Times sports section cover is serving up a bit of minimalist, ink-saving gold.

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As you can see, the cover, spotted earlier today by Deadspin, is a blown-up cutting of the paper's usual account of player movements and contract changes, with James's move highlighted. A slice of snide, direct, surprising levity amidst the sports media's weekend hoopla. Hats off to you, NYT.