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'Ongoing process' for free agent Richard Sherman


'Ongoing process' for free agent Richard Sherman

Free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman, acting as his own agent, suggested Saturday he is not close to making a decision about his future.

Sherman spent Friday night with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan at a Los Gatos restaurant. He was scheduled to meet with 49ers officials on Saturday, and was expected to take a physical.

At noon on Saturday, Sherman updated his situation via social media.

“Thank you to everyone for the kind words,” Sherman wrote on Twitter. “This is just another chapter in the journey. This will be an ongoing process and I am excited to take on this challenge. To the fans urging me to join your team, I am humbled but I can only look at the teams that have reached out.”

Sherman has a visit scheduled next week with the Detroit Lions, the NFL Network reported.

He had dinner Friday night with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan.

“Just doing our due diligence,” Shanahan told NBC Sports Bay Area. “Nothing to report, yet.”

Sherman, who turns 30 later this month, was selected to the Pro Bowl in four of his first seven NFL seasons. He was a first-team All-Pro three times.

The Seattle Seahawks released/failed physical on Friday to avoid paying his scheduled $11 million salary for the 2018 season. He underwent season-ending surgery to repair his right Achilles tendon. Sherman also recently underwent “clean up” procedure on his left Achilles.

Cal grad Ryan Murphy pushes car as part of Olympic swimming training


Cal grad Ryan Murphy pushes car as part of Olympic swimming training

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. 

No, seriously:

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. 

How to watch Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again on NBC, streaming online


How to watch Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again on NBC, streaming online

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
Stream: NBCSports.com