NBC Sports California



First-Round Coverage Begins this Wednesday, April 10; Games 1-4 & 5-7 (if needed)

on NBC Sports California & “MyTeams by NBC Sports” App


Extensive Game-Day Coverage with “Sharks Pregame Live” and “Sharks Postgame Live”


Comprehensive Sharks and Stanley Cup Playoffs Coverage via MyTeams



SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 9, 2019 – NBC Sports California today announced its multiplatform coverage of the San Jose Sharks’ First-Round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights, which includes Games 1-4 and Games 5-7 (if necessary). The network will provide live streaming of its Sharks-Knights games – along with game-day shows Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live – on the MyTeams by NBC Sports app.  MyTeams is available for download on iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Note the following First-Round schedule and additional information:


GAME            DAY                DATE             TIME (PDT)               GAME

1                      Wednesday   April 10           7:30 p.m.                    Sharks vs. Knights

2                      Friday             April 12           7:30 p.m.                    Sharks vs. Knights

3                      Sunday          April 14           7:00 p.m.                    Sharks at Knights

4                      Tuesday         April 16           7:30 p.m.                    Sharks at Knights

5*                    Thursday       April 18           TBD                            Sharks vs. Knights

6*                    Sunday          April 21           TBD                            Sharks at Knights

7*                    Tuesday         April 23           TBD                            Sharks vs. Knights

*if necessary


Programming Note: A’s games on April 12 and April 16 will move to NBC Sports California Plus from NBC Sports California.


Calling all the action for Sharks-Knights games on NBC Sports California will be eight-time regional Emmy Award-winner and play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn, former Sharks forward Jamie Baker and 17-year NHL veteran Bret Hedican.


Sharks Pregame Live, Sharks Postgame Live – NBC Sports California's Sharks Pregame Live will lead viewers right to the drop of the puck with a breakdown of the day's matchup, insightful analysis, and interviews with Sharks coaches and players. Immediately following Sharks games on NBC Sports California, Sharks Postgame Live will provide in-depth game analysis, complete game highlights, a live look at Coach Peter DeBoer's press conference, interviews from the dressing room and player reaction, and a preview of the next game. The shows will be anchored by 13-time regional Emmy Award-winner Brodie Brazil, 12-year NHL veteran Curtis Brown and former Sharks right wing Devin Setoguchi, with additional analysis provided by Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Bret Hedican.


MyTeams by NBC Sports, – MyTeams and delivers complete Sharks and Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage, featuring in-depth news and analysis, insider reports, extensive live video, a robust line-up of on-demand video and content from the network’s news programming.


Sharks Morning Skate – Sharks Morning Skate – a live multiplatform game-day show hosted by Sharks announcers and analysts – will be presented throughout the Sharks-Knights series on Facebook Live.  Sharks Morning Skate will deliver a complete game-day analysis, the latest team developments, insider reports and top stories and news from around the NHL.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with the hosts during the shows on Facebook Live.


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 Oakland Raiders coverage, and 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 and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. and 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; and Facebook:


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Watch Bodexpress throw off jockey, run 2019 Preakness Stakes anyway


Watch Bodexpress throw off jockey, run 2019 Preakness Stakes anyway

If you didn't tune into the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday because there were no Triple Crown implications, you missed one of the craziest moments in a long time.

Bodexpress, in the No. 9 stall at Pimlico Race Course, was loaded in crooked, and when the gates opened, he came out wrong, immediately throwing Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez to the track.

While Velazquez was on the ground, Bodexpress kept running and ended up completing the race, although the 20-1 shot officially received a "did not finish" designation.

After the race, which War of Will won, NBC Sports' Kenny Rice caught up with Velazquez and asked him what happened.

"He was not behaving good in the gate, he was not settling really well," the jockey said. "He got me against the wall in the gate, and obviously, when the doors opened, I was off right from the start and he jumped sideways, and I had my feet out and I lost my balance and I went off."

Despite being thrown from Bodeexpress, Velazquez said he was fine.

"I'm good, to tell you the truth," he said. "Just disappointed when you come here to a big race like this and things like this happen with the horse. Just disappointed."

Preakness Stakes 2019 payouts: Win, place, show results for 144th race


Preakness Stakes 2019 payouts: Win, place, show results for 144th race

In a race that started with a jockey immediately falling off his horse, War of Will crossed the finish line first Saturday to win the 2019 Preakness Stakes. 

War of Will had the second-best odds going into the race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. 

Country House, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security was disqualified, pulled out of the second leg of the Triple Crown because of a cough. Maximum Security did not run the race.

Here are the payout results from the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes.

War of Will $14.20 $7.40 $5.40
Everfast $32.00 $14.40
Owendale $6.00

$2 Exacta: 1-10 ($947.00), $1 Trifecta 1-10-5 ($4,699.80), $1 Superfecta 1-10-5-3 ($51,924.00)