NBC SPORTS SPECIALS 2002-03 SUNSHINE MILLIONS(Thoroughbred Horse Racing) 01-25-2003 3:00PM Sunshine Millions2002 Information GuideFront CoverSunshine MillionsSaturday, January 25, 20032003 Information GuideInside Front CoverThe Sunshine Millionsä is the result of collaboration among Magna Entertainment Corp. (“MEC”), Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and … Read more
GOLF 2002 – 2003 Champions Tour Special (01/18) 01-18-2003 3:00PM .
WIMBLEDON Each summer, England hosts tennis’ crown jewel and NBC provides coverage throughout the fortnight of the sport’s most prestigious championship, Wimbledon, from The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. NBC’s coverage, hosted by Ted Robinson and analyst team John McEnroe and Chris Evert and Bud Collins concludes with its traditional “Breakfast at Wimbledon” … Read more
TRIPLE CROWN Kentucky Derby – May 4 (5-6:30 p.m. ET); Preakness Stakes – May 18 (5-6:30 p.m. ET); Belmont Stakes – June 8 (5-6:30 p.m. ET) Fifty years ago, an NBC affiliate – WAVE-TV in Louisville, Ky. — provided the first television coverage of the Kentucky Derby. This year marked the return of the Triple … Read more
THE FRENCH OPEN The French Open may be the most demanding of tennis’ Grand Slam events. The famed red clay courts of Stade Roland Garros in Paris slow even the most aggressive players, making for unpredictable and exciting tournaments. Gustavo Kuerten beat Alex Corretja 6-7 (3) 7-5 6-2, 6-0, to win his second straight mens … Read more
THE BAYOU CLASSIC Saturday, November 30 on NBC (Begins 2 p.m. ET) NBC Sports presents The Bayou Classic, the tradition-steeped annual meeting between arch rivals Grambling State and Southern University on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. ET from the Superdome in New Orleans. The spectacular Battle of the Bands will highlight halftime coverage on … Read more
SOLHEIM CUP This biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition began in 1990 and has become one of the premier events in women’s golf. The event features the 12 best U.S. born players from the LPGA and the 12 best European born players from the Ladies European Tour (LET). Europe won the 2000 Solheim Cup in Scotland … Read more
SMUCKER’S STARS ON ICE Sunday, January 5 on NBC (4:30-6 p.m. ET) Held at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid, N.Y., this annual preview of America’s premier figure skating tour will be highlighted by a special guest star appearance of Stars on Ice co-founder, co-producer and 15-year co-headliner, Olympic Champion and skating icon Scott Hamilton. Making … Read more
SMUCKER’S PRESENTS KURT BROWNING’S GOTTA SKATE Sunday, December 1 on NBC (4-6 p.m. ET) The show will feature four-time world champion and Canadian national champion, Kurt Browning, as well as four-time world champion and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, two-time Olympic silver medalist (1984, 1988) and 1987 world champion Brian Orser, and 2002 Olympic … Read more
SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Tom Watson won the 2001 Sr. PGA Championship with a 5-under par 67 as he edged Jim Thorpe to win his first Sr. major at Ridgewood Country Club in Ridgewood, NJ.