The 49ers player with the longest memory is ready to turn the page on an old rivalry.
Left tackle Joe Staley welcomed former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman to the 49ers on Sunday via social media
“As much as I disliked playing against him for years, I know I will love being teammates with him going forward,” Staley wrote on Twitter. “Pumped to have @RSherman_25 as a teammate!!”
Staley, 33, is a veteran of 11 NFL seasons – all with the 49ers. Staley, a six-time Pro Bowl player, is the longest-tenured 49ers player. Sherman spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Seahawks, during which time he proved to be a main nemesis of the 49ers.
Sherman agreed to terms on Saturday with the 49ers on a three-year contract just one day after the Seahawks released him to avoid paying his scheduled $11 million salary.
Ryan Murphy won three gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, setting a world record in the process. After that, he returned to Cal only to add to a historical career.
As the timeline approaches three weeks until what would have been the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Murphy understood he, along with other athletes, had to do their part in order to maintain safety during the coronavirus pandemic.
“It was really challenging to have that maturity to realize that it’s not all about sports and we’ve got to protect our communities,” Murphy told Mike Tirico on NBC Sports’ Lunch Talk Live.
That doesn’t mean he’s not training, of course.
Murphy credited doing pull-ups on trees, running up hills and even pushing cars in order to stay in shape during a time like this as he preps for 2021.
The 2017 Cal grad finished his collegiate career becoming the fourth man in NCAA history to sweep both distances of one stroke all four years (the 100- and 200-yard backstroke).
He remains in Berkeley where he continues to train.
Racing fans were hoping to watch the 2020 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
But due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the 104th running of the race has been postponed until Aug. 23.
Don't worry, though. NBC has you covered with a special re-airing of the 2019 Indianapolis 500 with added features.
NBC Sports' Mike Tirico will host "Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again" on Sunday. The program will feature fresh commentary and special interviews with 2019 Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud and runner-up Alexander Rossi.
Here's how you can watch "Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again" online and on TV:
When: Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT