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.

Gael Monfils withdraws from French Open with wrist injury

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PARIS — A thrilling five-set victory took a toll on Gael Monfils, whose withdrawal from the French Open handed No. 6 Holger Rune a walkover to the third round.

The 36-year-old Frenchman said he has a strained left wrist and can’t continue.

He battled Sebastian Baez for nearly four hours on Court Philippe Chatrier before beating the Argentine 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 in a first-round match that ended at 12:18 a.m. local time.

The victory was Monfils’ first at tour level this year, as the veteran was coming back from heel surgery.

“Actually, physically, I’m quite fine. But I had the problem with my wrist that I cannot solve,” he said. “The doctor say was not good to play with that type of injury. Yesterday was actually very risky, and then today definitely say I should stop.”

Monfils reached the semifinals at the French Open in 2008 and made it to the quarterfinals on three other occasions.

Mikael Ymer fined about $40K after default for hitting umpire stand with racket

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PARIS — Swedish tennis player Mikael Ymer was docked about $40,000 after being disqualified for smashing his racket against the umpire’s chair at a tournament the week before he competed at the French Open.

An ATP Tour spokesman said Ymer forfeited about $10,500 in prize money and 20 rankings he earned for reaching the second round of the Lyon Open. Ymer also was handed an on-site fine of about $29,000.

The spokesman said the ATP Fines Committee will conduct a review of what happened to determine whether any additional penalties are warranted.

The 56th-ranked Ymer, who is 24 and owns a victory over current No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, was defaulted in Lyon for an outburst late in the first set against French teenager Arthur Fils last week.

Ymer was upset that the chair umpire would not check a ball mark after a shot by Fils landed near a line. As the players went to the sideline for the ensuing changeover, Ymer smacked the base of the umpire’s stand with his racket twice – destroying his equipment and damaging the chair.

That led to Ymer’s disqualification, making Fils the winner of the match.

After his 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 loss to 17th-seeded Lorenzo Musetti in the first round at Roland Garros, Ymer was asked whether he wanted to explain why he reacted the way he did in Lyon.

“With all due respect, I think it’s pretty clear from the video what caused it and why I reacted the way I reacted. Not justifying it at all, of course,” Ymer replied. “But for me to sit here and to explain? I think it’s pretty clear what led me to that place. I think that’s pretty clear in the video.”