Programming note: Sharks-Flyers coverage starts today at 3:30pm with Sharks Pregame Live on CSN California.
SANTA CLARA – The 49ers signed speedy wide receiver Torrey Smith to a five-year, $40 million contract as a free agent to provide the team with big-play ability in big games.
LOS ANGELES – The next installment of the NBA’s best rivalry, Warriors vs. Clippers, occurs Thursday in Los Angeles -- an altogether ideal setting given the circumstances.
ALAMEDA – The Raiders stretch in a large rectangle before practice. Khalil Mack was near the back right corner, flanked by Justin Tuck and Aldon Smith.
The success of the NFL’s first game globally streamed for free over the Internet inspired Commissioner Roger Goodell to visit the Bay Area this week to meet with Silicon Valley executives.