NBCSN to air nightly programming from NBC Sports’ vault of historic games, beginning April 27


Beginning Monday, April 27, through Sunday, May 3, NBCSN is going to relive some of the most iconic sporting events in history.

“NBC Sports From the Vault” will air nightly primetime programming that looks back at some of the classic sporting events from the past five decades, featuring Notre Dame Football, the Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, NHL classics, French Open tennis and PGA TOUR golf.

These events will showcase some of greatest athletes and teams in history, including Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and Alex Ovechkin, the 1970s Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, and USC Trojans, the 1980s Miami Hurricanes, and the 1990s Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Florida State Seminoles.

Former athletes will also provide commentary on these classic games, including Hall of Fame LB Ronnie Lott, Hall of Fame goalie Bernie Parent, Heisman winner Charlie Ward, former Notre Dame QB Tony Rice, and 12-time PGA TOUR winner Paul Azinger.

Plus, every game presentation will include a specialized ticker featuring live tweets. Fans can tweet #NBCSNVault for the chance to see their tweets live on air.

Here is a look at the schedule for each night’s “From the Vault” content:

Monday, April 27: French Open

1999 French Open Men’s Final 7 p.m. NBCSN
2002 French Open Women’s Final 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
2009 French Open Men’s Final 12:30 a.m. NBCSN

Tuesday, April 28: NHL Classics

Boston vs. Philadelphia (1974 Stanley Cup Final, Game 6) 7 p.m. NBCSN
Pittsburgh vs. Washington (2006-07, Dec. 11, 2006) 9:30 p.m. NBCSN
1991 NHL All-Star Game Midnight NBCSN
#HockeyAtHome: Gretzky & Ovechkin Interview (encore) 2 a.m. NBCSN

Wednesday, April 29: Notre Dame Football

No. 1 FSU vs. No. 2 Notre Dame (Nov. 13, 1993) 7 p.m. NBCSN
No. 1 USC vs. No. 9 Notre Dame (Oct. 15, 2005) 10 p.m. NBCSN
No. 23 Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame (Oct. 2, 1999) 1 a.m. NBCSN

Thursday, April 30: Orange Bowl

No. 1 FSU vs. No. 2 Nebraska (1994 Orange Bowl) 7 p.m. NBCSN
No. 1 Nebraska vs. No. 3 Miami (1995 Orange Bowl) 9:30 p.m. NBCSN
No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 2 Miami (1988 Orange Bowl) Midnight NBCSN

Friday, May 1: Fiesta Bowl and Orange Bowl

No. 1 ND vs. No. 3 West Virginia (1989 Fiesta Bowl) 7 p.m. NBCSN
No. 2 Penn State vs. No. 1 Miami (1987 Fiesta Bowl) 9:30 p.m. NBCSN
No. 1 Nebraska vs. No. 5 Miami (1984 Orange Bowl) 12:30 a.m. NBCSN

Saturday, May 2: Rose Bowl

No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 5 USC (1975 Rose Bowl) 8 p.m. NBCSN
No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 16 USC (1988 Rose Bowl) 10 p.m. NBCSN
No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 18 USC (1985 Rose Bowl) 1 a.m. NBCSN

Sunday, May 3: PGA TOUR (THE PLAYERS Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational)

Arnold Palmer Invitational (2001) 8 p.m. NBCSN
THE PLAYERS Championship (2001) 11 p.m. NBCSN

Nightly broadcasts will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Shapovalov beats Johnson in straight sets at Japan Open

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TOKYO — Denis Shapovalov put up a near-perfect serving performance to beat Steve Johnson 6-3, 7-6 (3) at the Japan Open.

The seventh-seeded Canadian conceded only one point on his first serve and had 11 aces. Shapovalov, who lost in the semifinals four years ago, will next take on Japanese qualifier Rio Noguchi for a place in the quarterfinals.

“(This was) definitely one of my best serving matches,” Shapovalov said. “I kind of felt like I needed to against Steve . I’m very happy with my serving performance today and hopefully I can keep it up throughout the week.”

Also, Miomir Kecmanovic came back to beat Yoshihito Nishioka 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2, and Kwon Soon-woo defeated Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2.

Alcaraz loses to Goffin in 1st match as No. 1

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ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Carlos Alcaraz’s first match as the No. 1-ranked player ended with a straight-set loss to David Goffin at the Astana Open.

The 19-year-old Spaniard lost 7-5, 6-3 in his first tour match since winning the U.S. Open and capturing the No. 1 ranking.

“David was playing really, really well. To come back to competition is never easy,” Alcaraz said. “It’s really tough for me, for my confidence.”

Alcaraz came from 5-2 down to level the first set at 5-5, only to be broken again by his Belgian opponent.

“When you play against the World No. 1 on a big stage, big crowd, the fire inside gives you so much power to play your best tennis because you don’t have any choice,” Goffin said. “You have to fight and give your best and that was the case today.”

Second-seeded Daniil Medvedev and No. 3-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas both avoided similar upsets. Medvedev beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 6-1 and Tsitsipas ousted Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3. 6-4.