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49ers sign first-round picks Kinlaw, Aiyuk to 4-year deals

Jun. 26, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round draft picks Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk to four-year deals, the team said Friday. The defending NFC champion 49ers made two trades during the draft, moving down one spot to take Kinlaw, a defensive lineman out of South Carolina...

FILE - In this March 28, 2011, file photo, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Patrick A. McCarran of Nevada, left, stands near the entrance to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic members of Nevada's congressional delegation are renewing a proposal to remove a statute of a former Nevada Sen. McCarran from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, saying that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Latest: Nevada officials seek removal of McCarran statue

Jun. 20, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nevada officials renew proposal to remove statue of McCarran. — Sharpton takes on Trump for ‘lowlifes’ tweet. — Protesters in North Carolina pull down parts of Confederate monument. — Legend, Union among Black cultural leaders to sign letter to fight...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James (13) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Richie James Jr. has broken his right wrist during offseason workouts and won't be ready to return to the field until after the start of training camp. The 49ers confirmed a report of the injury by NFL Network on Friday, June 19, 2020, and said they will have a better idea of how long James will be sidelined after he reports to training camp next month. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

49ers wide receiver Richie James Jr. breaks right wrist

Jun. 19, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

San Francisco 49ers receiver Richie James Jr. has broken his right wrist during offseason workouts and won’t be ready to return to the field until after the start of training camp. The 49ers confirmed a report of the injury by NFL Network on Friday and said they will have a better idea of how long James...

Report: 49ers player tests positive for COVID-19

Jun. 19, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

An unidentified San Francisco 49ers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 after an informal workout with teammates in Tennessee. The NFL Network reported Friday that one player who took part in the workouts this week in Nashville has tested positive. All the players who were there will now get tested...

This Feb. 2, 2020 photo shows San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) during the Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami Gardens, Fla. Samuel is undergoing surgery Thursday, June 18, 2020 after breaking a bone in his left foot during informal workouts with teammates in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

49ers receiver Deebo Samuel has surgery on broken foot

Jun. 18, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel underwent surgery Thursday after breaking a bone in his left foot during informal workouts with teammates in Tennessee. The 49ers confirmed a report from NFL Network that Samuel suffered a Jones Fracture, which is a break between the base and the middle part of the fifth...

FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen stretches before practice at the Twin Cities Orthopedic Center in Eagan, Minn. The Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams all decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working. 
So did the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Turns out there's only so much that can be done virtually. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Coaches, players make best of NFL's 1st virtual offseason

Jun. 16, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Turns out there’s only so much that can be done virtually. Six teams decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working: the Bears, Titans, Rams, Texans, Cardinals and Redskins. With coaches and players scattered and team...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. The NFL, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire Change program, announced the additional $206 million commitment Thursday, June 11, 2020, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

NFL commissioner Goodell encourages team to sign Kaepernick

Jun. 16, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

Roger Goodell would like to see Colin Kaepernick back in the NFL this season. The NFL commissioner said during ESPN's “The Return of Sports” special on Monday that he is encouraging teams to sign the 32-year old quarterback, who hasn't played the past three seasons. Kaepernick was with the San...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan smiles during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. The 49ers rewarded Shanahan with a new six-year contract Monday, June 15, 2020, after he took the team to the Super Bowl in his third season at the helm. A person familiar with the deal said the Niners are replacing the three years remaining on Shanahan's original six-year contract signed in 2017 to keep him under contract through 2025. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

49ers give Kyle Shanahan new deal through 2025

Jun. 15, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

The San Francisco 49ers rewarded coach Kyle Shanahan with a new six-year contract Monday after he took the team to the Super Bowl in his third season at the helm. The Niners are replacing the three years remaining on Shanahan’s original six-year contract signed in 2017 to keep him under contract through...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe, right, kneels next to teammates Christen Press (12), Ali Krieger (11), Crystal Dunn (16) and Ashlyn Harris (22) as the national anthem is played before the team's exhibition soccer match against the Netherlands in Atlanta. The U.S. women's national team wants the U.S. Soccer Federation to repeal the anthem policy it instituted after Rapinoe started kneeling during the national anthem. The U.S. women's team also wants the federation to state publicly that the policy was wrong and issue an apology to the team's black players and supporters. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

US Soccer repeals rule that banned kneeling during anthem

Jun. 10, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer's board of directors has voted to repeal a 2017 policy that required national team players to stand during the national anthem, a rule adopted after Megan Rapinoe kneeled in support of Colin Kaepernick. The board made the decision during a conference call, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday. Policy...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman speaks during a media availability in Miami, for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Sherman is calling on the NFL to go beyond commissioner Roger Goodell's statement condemning racism. Sherman said, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the league needs to do a better job hiring minorities in coaching and front office positions and also be vigilant about calling out racism whenever it arises. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)

49ers CB Richard Sherman calls for more diversity in NFL

Jun. 10, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

Richard Sherman believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement condemning racism was a good start to dealing with the issue. But the San Francisco 49ers' star cornerback called on the league to do a lot more that just talk in the coming weeks and years to confront a problem that hasn’t gone...