Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh makes staff changes as Pep Hamilton leaves

Michigan promoted Ben McDaniels to quarterbacks coach, taking Pep Hamilton’s spot on the staff.

Hamilton was Jim Harbaugh’s passing-game coordinator for two seasons and shared some play-calling duties. Hamilton previously was on Harbaugh’s staff at Stanford, serving as wide receivers coach in 2010.

Hamilton is leaving weeks after Harbaugh hired offensive coordinator Josh Gattis from Alabama.

McDaniels was promoted from offensive analyst to wide receivers coach for the Peach Bowl. McDaniels’ brother, Josh, is New England’s offensive coordinator.

Also, running back Chris Evans announced on Twitter that he’s going through academic issues, adding he will continue his career with the Wolverines. Evans posted the message shortly after the school announced he was not a member of the football team.

Evans has 2,000-plus yards of offense and scored 16 touchdowns in three seasons.

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Barcelona exhales as Messi practices

While Lionel Messi gave Barcelona reason to feel optimistic about his ability to play in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semifinal, Real Madrid’s main concern is whom to leave out for the “Clasico” game.

Messi returned to training and was included in the squad for the first-leg match at Camp Nou Stadium, although it was still unclear whether he had fully recovered from a right leg injury suffered Saturday in a Spanish league game that sent a gasp through Camp Nou.

• Wolverhampton Wanderers had to come from a goal down to beat third-tier Shrewsbury 3-2 in a replay of their FA Cup fourth-round match, and fourth-tier Newport earned a meeting with Manchester City by beating Championship side Middlesbrough 2-0.

• Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka saved two penalties to knock Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund out of the German Cup after his team twice came from behind in extra time of their third-round match.

• Former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho received a one-year suspended sentence after reaching a guilty plea for tax fraud in Spain.

Snowboarding: Dmitry Loginov of Russia picked up a gold medal for a second straight day, winning the parallel slalom at the world championships at Park City, Utah. Loginov beat Roland Fischnaller of Italy a day after capturing the parallel giant slalom crown.

In the women’s event, Swiss racer Julie Zogg defeated Ukraine’s Annamari Dancha.

Golf: Golf Channel and San Jose State announced an agreement for the network to televise the Western Intercollegiate in April. The event, held at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, will air live 4-7 p.m. on April 15 and 16 and 1-4 p.m. on April 17. Cal and Stanford are among the teams in this year’s field.

• Stanford’s Andrea Lee won the individual championship and the Cardinal took the team title in their first event of the spring season in Palos Verdes Estates (Los Angeles County). Lee shot 73 in rainy conditions to earn a one-stroke victory, and Stanford edged UCLA by two shots.

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