Sports at a glance
Harbaugh gets 5-year deal
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan has finalized a new, five-year deal on Friday with football coach Jim Harbaugh.
The school will pay him $4 million per year and as much as $8 million annually if he meets certain benchmarks, according to a person familiar with the contract who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the terms were not immediately released.
Harbaugh is now under contract at Michigan through the 2025 season with his new deal.
The deal ends months of speculation about Harbaugh’s future. He could have potentially returned to the NFL or the school could have cut loose a coach with one year left on the seven-year contract paying him about $7 million per season that he signed after leaving the NFL.
Pitt duo earn more honors
PITTSBURGH — Pitt senior defensive ends Patrick Jones II and Rashad Weaver each earned consensus All-America status for the 2020 season, the NCAA announced Friday.
Pitt is one of only four schools to have multiple consensus All-Americans this season, joining Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
The NCAA uses five All-America selectors to determine an annual college football Consensus All-America Team: Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation.
A total of 29 players were named to the 2020 Consensus All-America Team as they received the most first-team selections at their respective positions. A minimum of two first-team honors are needed to earn consensus All-America status.
76ers put in quarantine
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers are quarantining in New York because of a positive COVID-19 test for guard Seth Curry.
A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers stayed overnight after the team learned of Curry’s positive result during Thursday’s loss against the Nets. The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the team has not made Curry’s condition public. The person said as of Friday morning Curry was the only positive test on the Sixers.
Curry sat out Thursday’s game because of a sore left ankle and appeared to wear a mask as he sat on the bench for part of the first half. Curry hit six 3-pointers and scored 28 points in Wednesday’s win over Washington.
The Sixers are scheduled to play Denver in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Elsewhere in sports:
n The NHL said Friday that six Dallas Stars players and two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in a development that will push back the opener for the defending Western Conference champions by nearly a week. The Columbus Blue Jackets also held a number of players off the ice “out of abundance of caution” in another reminder that the pandemic will likely play havoc with the season opening next Wednesday. Dallas had been set to open the season Jan. 14 at Florida.
The Associated Press