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Watch Bodexpress throw off jockey, run 2019 Preakness Stakes anyway

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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.

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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."

SACRAMENTO KINGS, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCE RESUMPTION OF 2019-20 SEASON COVERAGE

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SACRAMENTO KINGS, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCE RESUMPTION OF 2019-20 SEASON COVERAGE

 

NBC Sports California to Air Eight “Seeding Games” from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

 

Complete Gameday Coverage with “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live”

 

Kings Games, “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live” Streamed Live via

“MyTeams by NBC Sports” Mobile App and NBCSportsCalifornia.com

 

SACRAMENTO, CA. and SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – June 26, 2020 – NBC Sports California and the Sacramento Kings today announced the resumption of its 2019-20 season coverage, which includes eight “seeding games” from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; gameday coverage with Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live; and live streaming of Kings games, Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live via the MyTeams by NBC Sports mobile app and NBCSportsCalifornia.com.

 

Coverage begins on Friday, July 31 at 5:00 PM as the Kings play the San Antonio Spurs. NBC Sports California’s Kings games will feature Gary Gerould (interim play-by-play) and Doug Christie (color analyst) calling the action virtually from Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

 

NBC Sports California’s Kings schedule:

 

DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME (PDT)

Friday

July 31

San Antonio Spurs

5:00 PM

Sunday

Aug. 2

Orlando Magic

3:00 PM

Tuesday

Aug. 4

Dallas Mavericks

11:30 AM

Thursday

Aug. 6

New Orleans Pelicans

10:30 AM

Friday

Aug. 7

Brooklyn Nets

2:00 PM

Sunday

Aug. 9

Houston Rockets

5:00 PM

Tuesday

Aug. 11

New Orleans Pelicans

6:00 PM

Thursday

Aug. 13

Los Angeles Lakers

TBD

 

The Kings are one of 22 teams invited to Orlando for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season. Each team is set to play eight seeding games at the Walt Disney World Resort to determine final win-loss records and whether there will be a play-in scenario. If the team with the ninth-best record in either conference is within three and a half games of eighth place, there will be a play-in tournament between the No. 8 and 9 seeds. That tournament will be double elimination for the No. 8 seed and single elimination for the No. 9 seed. Currently, the Kings are 3.5 games out of the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, in a virtual tie with the Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans.

 

Prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews and an in-depth game preview on Kings Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, Kings Postgame Live will give viewers a complete game breakdown with stats and highlights, interviews, and a preview of the next game. The shows are anchored by Jim Kozimor with expert analysis from Kayte Hunter. Additional analysis will be provided by Kings Insider James Ham, Gary Gerould and Doug Christie.

 

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NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ADDS 1989 A’s-GIANTS WORLD SERIES GAMES TO “CLASSIC” GAMES SCHEDULE

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NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ADDS 1989 A’s-GIANTS WORLD SERIES GAMES TO “CLASSIC” GAMES SCHEDULE

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 18, 2020 – NBC Sports California announced today the addition of 1989 Oakland A’s-San Francisco Giants World Series games to its “Classic” games schedule.

 

Coverage begins with 1989 World Series Game 1 (from Oct. 14, 1989) – Dave Stewart vs. Scott Garrelts from the Oakland Coliseum – airing Monday, June 22 at 8:00 PM.

 

Air dates and times of the 1989 A’s-Giants World Series games on NBC Sports California:

 

Monday, June 22 at 8:00 PM

1989 World Series, Game 1:  A’s vs. Giants (From Oct. 14, 1989 – 5-0 A’s win; in the first game of the “Bay Bridge Series,” A’s ace Dave Stewart throws a five-hit complete game shutout to notch his first of two wins in the series.)

 

Tuesday, June 23 at 8:00 PM

1989 World Series, Game 2:  A’s vs. Giants (From Oct.15, 1989 – 5-1 A’s win; Rickey Henderson goes three-for-three with one stolen base, Terry Steinbach hits a three-run homer, and Oakland pitching gives up just four hits.)

 

Wednesday, June 24 at 8:00 PM

1989 World Series, Game 3:  A’s at Giants (From Oct. 27, 1989 – 13-7 A’s win; After a 10-day postponement of Game 3 as a result of the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17th, Dave Henderson drives in four runs on a double and two homers, as Dave Stewart wins his second game of the series.)

 

Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 PM

1989 World Series, Game 4:  A’s at Giants (From Oct. 28, 1989 – 9-6 A’s win; Rickey Henderson connects for a triple and a home run, Dennis Eckersley gets the save and Dave Stewart wins Series MVP honors, as the A’s sweep the series for their first World Series Championship since their 1974 victory over the Dodgers.)

 

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