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Newsmakers: Pistons sign Boban Marjanovic to $21 million, 3-year deal

The Detroit Pistons completed the $21 million, 3-year deal with Boban Marjanovic, left, after the San Antonio Spurs didn’t match Detroit’s offer for the restricted free agent. (Rick Scuteri / Associated Press)
The Detroit Pistons completed the $21 million, 3-year deal with Boban Marjanovic, left, after the San Antonio Spurs didn’t match Detroit’s offer for the restricted free agent. (Rick Scuteri / Associated Press)
From staff and wire reports

Signed The Detroit Pistons bolstered their collection of big men Tuesday, signing center Boban Marjanovic to a $21 million, three-year contract. Detroit completed the deal with the 7-foot-3, 290-pound Marjanovic after the San Antonio Spurs didn’t match Detroit’s offer for the restricted free agent.

Center Victor Rask and the Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a six-year contract worth $24 million. General manager Ron Francis said the deal will pay Rask $4 million per year through 2021-22. Rask was a restricted free agent this offseason.

The Arizona Coyotes signed captain Shane Doan to a one-year contract with a base salary of $2.5 million. The total deal will be around $5 million with a deferred signing bonus and deferred incentives for the NHL’s longest-tenured captain.

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Andrew Harrison and center Deyonta Davis to multiyear contracts, waived guard Tony Wroten and announced the acquisition of guard Troy Daniels. Terms of the Harrison and Davis signings weren’t disclosed. The Grizzlies acquired the 24-year-old Daniels from Charlotte for cash considerations as part of a sign-and-trade deal. The Hornets received a trade exception that will be available for one year.

Reported Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison said in an affidavit sent to the NFL that he never met nor communicated with the source of a media report that linked him and other players to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Harrison has insisted that league officials have to provide “credible evidence” before he agrees to an interview. The NFL Players Association sent a letter on Harrison’s behalf along with the signed affidavit to NFL executive Adolpho Birch on Monday.

Announced Germany coach Joachim Loew says he is staying on as coach through the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The German federation says Loew “clearly told” federation president Reinhard Grindel that he will fulfill his contract, which runs until 2018. Questions arose over Loew’s future after Germany lost to France in the European Championship semifinals last week.

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador will miss the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of injuries that forced him to abandon the Tour de France. Contador, a two-time Tour winner, says he hopes to recover in time to compete in the Spanish Vuelta on Aug. 20.

Hired Thirty-six years after he graduated from Syracuse University, John Wildhack has returned to his alma mater as its new athletic director. A Buffalo native, Wildhack ends a 36-year tenure at ESPN, where he had risen to executive vice president for programming and production. Wildhack assumes a position vacated in early May by Mark Coyle.

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