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Gun Runner headlines $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Sat., Jan. 27, at 4:30 PM ET on NBC

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STAMFORD, Conn. – January 24, 2018 – 2017 Horse of the Year contender Gun Runner, the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, headlines a star-studded field in the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest horse race, from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., this Saturday, Jan. 27, live at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Gun Runner has six victories in his last seven starts. He faces competition from 2017 Travers Stakes winner West Coast, Gunnevera, Collected, and War Story.

Laffit Pincay, III hosts the show, alongside Hall-of-Fame jockey and analyst Jerry Bailey; analyst Randy Moss; and reporters Nick Luck and Britney Eurton.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational. The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.

The innovative Pegasus World Cup Invitational, contested at 1 1/8 miles on the dirt, is restricted to 12 horses. Twelve owners have reserved a spot in the starting gate, who can race, lease, share a starter, or sell their place in the gate.  The stakeholders will share equally in the net income from betting, media rights and sponsorships.

NBC SPORTS GROUP AND HORSE RACING: In addition to the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, NBC Sports Group is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Triple Crown, Breeders’ Cup, and The Royal Ascot. NBC has been the exclusive home of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since 2001, and the Belmont Stakes since 2011, when the NBC Sports Group reassembled the Triple Crown.

NBC Sports Gold Offers Every Aviva Premiership Rugby Match from Round 19 through the final

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NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — will give fans access to every Aviva Premiership Rugby match from Round 19 through the final with its new “Rugby Pass.” The direct-to-consumer pass, powered by Playmaker Media, will offer fans in the U.S. unprecedented commercial-free coverage, live and on-demand, on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices.

NBC Sports Gold “Rugby Pass” features every match (six per round) from Round 19, which begins April 7, through the exciting conclusion of the 2016-17 season Semi-Finals and Final. The “Rugby Pass” can be purchased in advance for $29.99 starting today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.

“We are excited to offer rugby fans more access to the sport they love on NBC Sports Gold,” said Portia Archer, Vice President, Direct-to-Consumer Services, NBC Sports Group. “From the Saracens in London to the Falcons in Newcastle, rugby fans have more ways to follow their club than ever before.”

NBC Sports Gold also offers a “Cycling Pass,” which began with the 2016 Tour de France.

NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.

NBC SPORTS GOLD “RUGBY PASS” SCHEDULE:

Date Time Match
Fri., April 7 2:45 p.m. Sale Sharks vs. Worcester Warriors
Fri., April 7 3 p.m. Newcastle Falcons vs. Gloucester
Sat., April 8 9 a.m. Bath vs. Leicester Tigers
Sat., April 8 10 a.m. Exeter Chiefs vs. Bristol
Sat., April 8 11:30 a.m. Saracens vs. Harlequins
Sun., April 9 10 a.m. Wasps vs. Northampton Saints
Fri., April 14 2:45 p.m. Harlequins vs. Exeter Chiefs
Sat., April 15 10 a.m. Worcester Warriors vs. Bath
Sat., April 15 10 a.m. Leicester Tigers vs. Newcastle Falcons
Sat., April 15 10 a.m. Gloucester vs. Sale Sharks
Sun., April 16 10 a.m. Northampton Saints vs. Saracens
Sun., April 16 10 a.m. Bristol vs. Wasps
Fri., April 28 2:45 p.m. Harlequins vs. Wasps
Fri., April 28 3 p.m. Newcastle Falcons vs. Worcester Warriors
Sat., April 29 10 a.m. Exeter Cheifs vs. Northampton Saints
Sat., April 29 10 a.m. Leicester Tigers vs. Sale Sharks
Sat., April 29 10 a.m. Saracens vs. Bristol
Sun., April 30 10 a.m. Bath vs. Gloucester
Sat., May 6 TBD Worcester Warriors vs. Leicester Tigers
Sat., May 6 TBD Sale Sharks vs. Bath
Sat., May 6 TBD Gloucester vs. Exeter Chiefs
Sat., May 6 TBD Wasps vs. Saracens
Sat., May 6 TBD Northampton Saints vs. Harlequins
Sat., May 6 TBD Bristol vs. Newcastle Falcons
Fri., May 19 TBD Semifinal
Sat., May 20 TBD Semifinal
Sat., May 27 TBD Final

Patriots vs. Jets: Bragging rights

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It’s no secret — Jets fans HATE the Patriots. On the other side, Pats fans tolerate the Jets. It’s a one-sided rivalry, but a rivalry nonetheless.

On Sunday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. ET, Tom Brady will lead New England into MetLife Stadium as the Patriots attempt to drive a final, merciful stake into the wimpering, wounded animal that is the 2016 New York Jets.

Will Jets fans find solace in an otherwise lost season or will the Patriots continue their march toward the No. 1 seed by kicking their little brother when he’s down?