Saints, Michael Thomas, agree on 5-year, $100 million contract

The agent for New Orleans Saints leading receiver Michael Thomas says the holdout and the Saints have agreed on a five-year, $100 million contract.

Andrew Kessler of the agency Athletes First says the contract pays Thomas about $61 million in guaranteed salary and bonuses.

Last season, Thomas ranked first in the NFL in catches (125), sixth in receiving yards (1,405) and tied for 10th in touchdown receptions (nine).

• In other NFL camp news, The Dallas Cowboys released undrafted free agent offensive lineman Larry Allen Jr., the son of former Cowboys and 49ers Hall of Fame guard Larry Allen, to make room for linebacker Justin Phillips. … Buffalo starting center Mitch Morse is out indefinitely after being placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

NBA: Former NBA head coaches Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins joined new head coach Frank Vogel’s staff with the Los Angeles Lakers. Kidd, a Bay Area native, Cal alum and Hall of Fame NBA guard, joins L.A. after head-coaching stints in Brooklyn and Milwaukee.

Tennis: At the Silicon Valley Classic at San Jose State, Elina Svitolina, a Wimbledon semifinalist last month, defeated Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 6-1, and CoCo Vandeweghe lost to Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 6-3.

Soccer: Spanish League powerhouse Atlético Madrid beat Major League Soccer’s best 3-0 at the MLS All-Star Game in Orlando. The Quakes’ Chris Wondolowski played 31 minutes as a substitute.

NHL: The Colorado Avalanche and defenseman Samuel Girard, 21, agreed to a seven-year extension through 2026-27.

WNBA: All-Star Game MVP Erica Wheeler made a go-ahead layup with 11.9 seconds left and the host Indiana Fever beat the Atlanta Dream 61-59.

Golf: Jake Beber-Frankel, a 17-year-old Stanford commit who is the son of Hollywood director David Frankel, shot a 10-under-par 60 in Hartford, Conn., for the lowest score in Boys Junior PGA Championship history. He is in second place after 36 holes.

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