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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-JAZZ WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-JAZZ WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

Region’s Deepest Sports News Team – 12 On-Air and Online Commentators –

Covering Warriors-Jazz Western Conference Semifinals

 

SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central,” One-Hour Pre- and Postgame Shows,

Presented On-Air and Live Streamed on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App

 

Daily Warriors-Jazz Preview and Analysis with Warriors Reporter Ros Gold-Onwude and

Warriors Insider Monte Poole Live Streamed on NBCSportsBayArea.com and Facebook Live

 

“The Happy Hour,” “SportsNet Central,” “Warriors Outsiders” and NBCSportsBayArea.com

to Provide Comprehensive Multi-platform Warriors-Jazz Coverage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 1, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) has announced its multi-platform coverage of the Golden State Warriors-Utah Jazz series in the Western Conference Semifinals.  The network’s comprehensive Warriors-Jazz coverage includes daily news, preview and analysis programs; hour-long pregame and postgame shows; in-depth online coverage from NBCSportsBayArea.com; and enhanced social media interaction.

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Jazz on-air and online details:

NBA Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Jazz coverage features the region’s deepest sports TV roster, a total of 12 on-air/online commentators, including the SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central team: Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean, Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7), Ros Gold-Onwude (@Rosgo21) and Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS); The Happy Hour’s Greg Papa,  Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) and Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS); plus, Mindi Bach (@MBachNBCS), Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS), Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithNBCS), Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann).

SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Jazz Pregame Coverage: One hour before the national broadcasts, NBC Sports Bay Area will present the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, game previews and opposing team analysis on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Jazz Postgame Coverage:  After the game, Warriors Playoff Central, a one-hour show, will feature in-depth game analysis with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game. Warriors Playoff Central will air live from Oracle Arena during home games.

Tuesday’s Game 1 SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central will air on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus before and after the game.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates/times and channel locations for SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central.

NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.  The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports Bay Area subscribers.  The service is provided as an added value and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports Bay Area.  The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

Daily Ros Gold-Onwude & Monte Poole Online Preview and Analysis – NBC Sports Bay Area will present daily Warriors-Jazz preview and analysis throughout the Western Conference Semifinals via live stream on NBCSportsBayArea.com and Facebook Live.  The live half-hour shows – hosted by Warriors reporter Ros Gold-Onwude and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – will provide a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Jazz series, the latest team developments, insider reports and top stories and news from around the NBA.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Gold-Onwude and Poole during the shows on Facebook Live.

For show dates and times, follow NBC Sports Bay Area, Gold-Onwude and Poole on Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic, @NBCSWarriors, @Rosgo21 and @MontePooleNBCS.

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a new, live hour-long conversational program – hosted by iconic Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa and Ray Ratto, along with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Kelli Johnson – regularly airs weekdays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM PT.  The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, hot takes with heavy debate, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.

Warriors OutsidersWarriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by former Stanford basketball guard and current Santa Cruz Warriors analyst Drew Shiller and Warriors super fan Grant Liffmann, will provide viewers with a fresh take following each Warriors-Jazz game with analysis, commentary and basketball analytics – as seen through the lens of the social media universe from a fan’s perspective. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Jazz coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Senior Insider Ray Ratto, and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports and special web-exclusive videos.  NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central, The Happy Hour, SportsNet Central, and Warriors Outsiders, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 43 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, CSN Chicago and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit comcastsportsnet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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KERITH BURKE JOINS NBC SPORTS BAY AREA AS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS SIDELINE REPORTER

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KERITH BURKE JOINS NBC SPORTS BAY AREA AS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS SIDELINE REPORTER

Burke to Debut this Friday During Warriors/Kings Preseason Game Telecast

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 11, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) and the Golden State Warriors (@Warriors) today announced that veteran sports anchor and reporter Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) has joined the Warriors broadcast team as a sideline reporter.  In addition, she will provide coverage across the network’s signature programs – Warriors Pregame Live, Warriors Postgame Live, Warriors Central and other NBA programming.  Burke will also present original content throughout the season across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors).

Burke will join the Emmy Award-winning team of Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett.  She will make her debut this Friday (October 13) at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors host the Sacramento Kings in preseason action.

“It's a dream to cover the defending NBA champions and this world-class organization,” said Burke.  “The team has achieved so much and built the foundation for more. I feel like the luckiest reporter alive. I'm thrilled to work with NBC Sports Bay Area to bring to life all the Warriors' stories from this incredible roster.”

"Kerith is a perfect fit for our broadcast team," said Warriors’ President and COO Rick Welts. “Her extensive experience in major markets and covering high-profile teams will make her transition seamless.  We’re excited about her addition and know that our fans will benefit from her extensive insight.”

“Kerith is a true professional with deep roots in basketball and extensive experience covering championship teams,” said David Koppett, Vice President of Content Strategy for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California.  “We’re excited to put her in position to connect Warriors fans with the passion and excellence of this special team.”

Burke has more than a decade of experience as a sports anchor and reporter at the highest levels, including her work as a sideline reporter for NBC Olympics’ coverage of Team USA women’s basketball during the team's historic gold medal run at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  She had a long stint as an anchor and reporter at SportsNet New York (SNY) – a regional sports network for the New York Mets, New York Jets and University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball, with daily coverage of all the Tri-State area’s professional and collegiate sports teams. 

At SNY, Burke served as the sideline reporter for UConn men’s and women’s basketball. She covered the UConn women’s four consecutive national championships (2013-2016) and hosted the Emmy Award-winning "The Geno Auriemma Show." Burke was also an anchor and reporter for SNY’s nightly news and highlights show “Geico SportsNite.”

Prior to SNY, Burke worked in the sports departments of local news stations in Washington, Idaho and North Carolina. She was a reporter, fill-in anchor, photographer and editor. Most recently, Burke freelanced as a basketball and football reporter for the Pac-12 Network.  Burke was born outside of Seattle, WA and moved around the country with her Army family growing up. She graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Communications.

Follow Burke on social media: Twitter and Facebook.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SACRAMENTO KINGS COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SACRAMENTO KINGS COVERAGE

Network to Present 81 Regular-Season Games, 1 Preseason Game

Complete Game Day Coverage with “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live,” Shows to Originate from Exclusive Set at Golden 1 Center for Home Games

Live Kings Games, “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live” Streamed on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and via the NBC Sports App

NBCSportsCalifornia.com to Feature Extensive Season-Long Kings & NBA News, Analysis, Exclusive Video and the “Kings Insider Podcast” with James Ham

Original Content Throughout Season Via NBC Sports California & NBA Personalities’ Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms

“Authentic Fan Friday” Returns to Golden 1 Center, Every Friday Regular-Season Home Game Fans to Receive Free “Authentic Fan” Prizes and More

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 20, 2017 – NBC Sports California and NBCSportsCalifornia.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Kings Fan,” announced today its coverage of the Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) for the 2017-18 season, which includes 82 games (81 regular season, 1 preseason); comprehensive game-day coverage with Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live shows; Kings games, Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live streamed live on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and via the NBC Sports app; and Kings and NBA news, analysis and insider reports on NBCSportsCalifornia.com.  Plus, NBC Sports California will present original content throughout the season across various social media platforms – including live game-day content from Golden 1 Center at every Kings home game – on Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSKings).

The Kings will open their season on NBC Sports California against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. (coverage starts on Kings Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.).  Calling all the action for Kings games on NBC Sports California will be the veteran announcing team of Grant Napear (@GrantNapearshow) and Jerry Reynolds, with sideline reporter Kayte Christensen (@kayte_c).  Popular Kings alumnus and 15-year NBA veteran Doug Christie (@TheDougChristie) will be a guest color commentator for select games this season.

In addition to the 81 regular-season games, NBC Sports California will televise one preseason game on Monday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. as the Kings host the Portland Trail Blazers.

NBC Sports California’s 2017-18 Kings telecast schedule is as follows:

DAY

DATE

VS/AT

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Monday

10/9

vs

Portland Trail Blazers (Preseason)

7:00 PM

Wednesday

10/18

vs

Houston Rockets

7:00 PM

Friday

10/20

at

Dallas Mavericks

5:30 PM

Saturday

10/21

at

Denver Nuggets

6:00 PM

Monday

10/23

at

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Sunday

10/29

vs

Washington Wizards

3:00 PM

Tuesday

10/31

at

Indiana Pacers

4:00 PM

Wednesday

11/1

at

Boston Celtics

4:30 PM

Saturday

11/4

at

Detroit Pistons

4:00 PM

Tuesday

11/7

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

7:00 PM

Thursday

11/9

vs

Philadelphia 76ers

7:00 PM

Saturday

11/11

at

New York Knicks

5:00 PM

Monday

11/13

at

Washington Wizards

4:00 PM

Wednesday

11/15

at

Atlanta Hawks

4:30 PM

* Friday

11/17

vs

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Saturday

11/18

at

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Monday

11/20

vs

Denver Nuggets

7:00 PM

Wednesday

11/22

vs

Los Angeles Lakers

7:30 PM

Saturday

11/25

vs

Los Angeles Clippers

7:00 PM

Monday

11/27

at

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Tuesday

11/28

vs

Milwaukee Bucks

7:00 PM

Friday

12/1

at

Chicago Bulls

5:00 PM

Saturday

12/2

at

Milwaukee Bucks

5:30 PM

Wednesday

12/6

at

Cleveland Cavaliers

4:00 PM

Friday

12/8

at

New Orleans Pelicans

5:00 PM

Sunday

12/10

vs

Toronto Raptors

12:30 PM

Tuesday

12/12

vs

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Thursday

12/14

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

5:00 PM

Sunday

12/17

at

Toronto Raptors

12:30 PM

Tuesday

12/19

at

Philadelphia 76ers

4:00 PM

Wednesday

12/20

at

Brooklyn Nets

4:30 PM

Saturday

12/23

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:00 PM

Tuesday

12/26

at

Los Angeles Clippers

7:30 PM

Wednesday

12/27

vs

Cleveland Cavaliers

7:00 PM

* Friday

12/29

vs

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Sunday

12/31

vs

Memphis Grizzlies

4:00 PM

Tuesday

1/2

vs

Charlotte Hornets

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/6

vs

Denver Nuggets

7:00 PM

Monday

1/8

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:00 PM

Tuesday

1/9

at

Los Angeles Lakers

7:30 PM

Thursday

1/11

vs

Los Angeles Clippers

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/13

at

Los Angeles Clippers

12:30 PM

Monday

1/15

at

Oklahoma City Thunder

12:00 PM

Wednesday

1/17

vs

Utah Jazz

7:00 PM

Friday

1/19

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Monday

1/22

at

Charlotte Hornets

4:00 PM

Tuesday

1/23

at

Orlando Magic

4:00 PM

Thursday

1/25

at

Miami Heat

4:30 PM

Sunday

1/28

at

San Antonio Spurs

4:00 PM

Tuesday

1/30

at

New Orleans Pelicans

5:00 PM

* Friday

2/2

vs

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Saturday

2/3

vs

Dallas Mavericks

7:00 PM

Monday

2/5

vs

Chicago Bulls

7:00 PM

* Friday

2/9

vs

Portland Trail Blazers

7:30 PM

Sunday

2/11

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

4:00 PM

Tuesday

2/13

at

Dallas Mavericks

5:30 PM

Wednesday

2/14

at

Houston Rockets

5:00 PM

Thursday

2/22

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

7:00 PM

Saturday

2/24

vs

Los Angeles Lakers

7:00 PM

Monday

2/26

vs

Minnesota Timberwolves

7:00 PM

Tuesday

2/27

at

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Thursday

3/1

vs

Brooklyn Nets

7:00 PM

Saturday

3/3

vs

Utah Jazz

7:00 PM

Sunday

3/4

vs

New York Knicks

6:00 PM

Wednesday

3/7

vs

New Orleans Pelicans

7:00 PM

* Friday

3/9

vs

Orlando Magic

7:00 PM

Sunday

3/11

at

Denver Nuggets

2:00 PM

Monday

3/12

at

Oklahoma City Thunder

5:00 PM

Wednesday

3/14

vs

Miami Heat

7:00 PM

Friday

3/16

at

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Saturday

3/17

at

Utah Jazz

6:00 PM

Monday

3/19

vs

Detroit Pistons

7:00 PM

Thursday

3/22

vs

Atlanta Hawks

7:00 PM

Sunday

3/25

vs

Boston Celtics

3:00 PM

Tuesday

3/27

vs

Dallas Mavericks

7:00 PM

Thursday

3/29

vs

Indiana Pacers

7:00 PM

Saturday

3/31

vs

Golden State Warriors

7:00 PM

Sunday

4/1

at

Los Angeles Lakers

6:30 PM

Tuesday

4/3

at

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Friday

4/6

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Monday

4/9

at

San Antonio Spurs

5:30 PM

Wednesday

4/11

vs

Houston Rockets

7:30 PM

 

82 games (81 regular season, 1 preseason)

Schedule as of 9/20/17; Dates and times subject to change

*Authentic Fan Friday

For approximately 24 hours following each game, NBC Sports California’s Kings telecasts will be available on XFINITY On Demand.  Note: NBC Sports California/Kings On Demand is available only in the Kings’ broadcast territory.

Kings coverage streamed live via NBCSportsCalifornia.com, NBC Sports App – presented by Northern California Honda Dealers – NBC Sports California offers live streams of its Kings 2017-18 regular-season schedule to NBC Sports California subscribers, along with its game-day shows Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live, via NBCSportsCalifornia.com and the NBC Sports app.  The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports California subscribers on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.  Authenticated subscribers will have the ability to access games when traveling outside of their region, provided they are within the U.S. The service is provided as an added value and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports California.  For more information about the network’s streaming service, click here.

Kings Pregame Live presented by Honda, Kings Postgame Live presented by MetroPCS In addition to live game coverage, NBC Sports California delivers comprehensive pre- and postgame analysis.  Prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches and game previews on Kings Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, Kings Postgame Live will give viewers an in-depth game breakdown with stats and highlights, locker room interviews, and a preview of the next game.  Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live are hosted by fan favorite Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS), along with former Kings star Doug Christie providing expert analysis.  Kayte Christensen will join Kozimor in-studio for select Pregame Live and Postgame Live shows.  Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsCalifornia.com’s Kings Insider James Ham (@James_HamNBCS), Grant Napear and Jerry Reynolds.  During home games, the network will broadcast Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live from its exclusive, state-of-the-art set at Golden 1 Center.

Kings Central – Each month of the 2017-18 NBA season, Kings Central – a half-hour program hosted by Kayte Christensen – will give fans an inside look at the Kings both on and off the court.  Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com for show air dates and times.

NBCSportsCalifornia.com – NBCSportsCalifornia.com delivers complete Kings and NBA coverage and showcases Kings Insider James Ham and Senior Insider Ray Ratto and provides insightful news and analysis, daily insider reports and two regular podcasts: “The Kings Insider Podcast” and “The Happy Hour Podcast.” NBCSportsCalifornia.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video; player, coach and front office personnel interviews; press conferences; and content from the network’s news programming.

NBC Sports California Social Media – Throughout the 2017-18 NBA season, NBC Sports California will deliver extensive original content across the network’s and on-air personalities’ various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.  Plus, NBC Sports California will present live game-day content from Golden 1 Center at every Kings home game.

Follow NBC Sports California: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSKings).

Authentic Fan Friday – NBC Sports California brings back the popular Authentic Fan Friday to the Golden 1 Center for every Friday home game during the regular season.  Fans will receive a collector’s edition cheer card and free NBC Sports California giveaways.  Fans sitting in the “Authentic Fan” section will also have the chance to be seen on the NBC Sports California telecast. Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com for more information.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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