NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA OFFERS ‘TACTICAL CAM’ & INTERACTIVE FEATURES FOR NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON

Premier League Season Preview Show Tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

5 Days Until New Season Kicks Off on the Networks of NBCUniversal

Coverage Debuts This Saturday, August 8 at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 3, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015-16 Premier League season kicks off five days from today, this Saturday, August 8. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Tottenham, and continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra.

NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States. All games will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

Tonight, NBCSN presents a special Premier League Season Preview show at 11:30 p.m. ET hosted by Rebecca Lowe, who will be joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.

NBC Sports Live Extra

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will bring back its “Tactical Cam” for the 2015-16 Premier League season.  The “Tactical Cam” is a high-sideline camera meant to show all 22 players on the pitch at the same time, enabling fans to see formations and evaluate each team’s attacking and defending tactics as the game progresses.

The “Tactical Cam” will be available in both the NBC Sports Live Extra desktop and mobile & tablet presentations of the game. This second screen application can be viewed in a Picture-in-Picture presentation on desktop where the user has the option of utilizing the “Tactical Cam” as a pop-up in the main screen while following the main coverage in a smaller viewing window.  On a mobile device or tablet, “Tactical Cam” can be viewed as a separate stream to complement the traditional broadcast view.

Additional second screen applications within NBC Sports Live Extra Premier League coverage include a state-of-the-art video player featuring HD video, in-game DVR capability, social media commentary as well as live, statistical data feeds from each game related to the teams and players.

All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.

For NBC Sports Group’s Premier League television schedule for the first two months of the season, click here.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

ESPN to Televise Three Prime-Time Pittsburgh Pirates Games from PNC Park This Week

Marquee Pitching Matchup Friday on ESPN: Clayton Kershaw versus Gerrit Cole

Pirates to Appear Five Times on ESPN in August Including Twice on Sunday Night Baseball

ESPN will televise three prime-time Pittsburgh Pirates games from PNC Park this week, beginning with Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA Chicago Cubs at Piratestonight at 7 p.m. ET. The team of Dave O’Brien and analysts Aaron Boone and Dallas Braden will provide commentary.

 ESPN will then televise the Pittsburgh Pirates-L.A. Dodgers game, in a special telecast window, this Friday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. The telecast will be highlighted by a blockbuster pitching matchup as Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw takes his scoreless innings streak – currently at 37 innings – to PNC Park. He’ll square off against Pirates’ star Gerrit Cole.  The week concludes with the Pirates-Dodgers series finale on Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m. Dan Shulman, the voice of Sunday Night Baseball, will be joined by analysts Curt Schilling and John Kruk and reporter Buster Olney for both Pirates-Dodgers telecasts.

Additionally, Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet will precede Sunday’s game at 7 p.m.  All three Pirates games on ESPN will also be available on WatchESPN, while Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell is also available on ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio.

More Upcoming Pirates Games on ESPN

The Pittsburgh Pirates will also appear on ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. when they visit the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates will then make their third Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell appearance of the season on Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. when they host the San Francisco Giants.

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*For ESPN commentator interviews, please contact Ben Cafardo or Gianina Thompson.

ESPN’s Presentation of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

Photos via ESPN Images

Class of 2015 Includes ESPN’s Jerome Bettis and Bill Polian
ESPN’s Tom Jackson to be Honored with Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award

ESPN will televise the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony for the 21st consecutive year on Saturday, August 8, at 7 p.m. ET. Host Trey Wingo will anchor coverage on ESPN (and WatchESPN) from Canton, Ohio, with NFL analyst Tom Jackson, senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen and national correspondent Sal Paolantonio.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015 includes two members of ESPN’s NFL analyst team: Jerome Bettis, a six-time Pro Bowl running back with 13,662 career yards, and Front Office Insider Bill Polian, a six-time NFL Executive of the Year. Bettis and Polian will be enshrined with Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff and Ron Wolf.

The day before the Enshrinement Ceremony, Polian will receive the 2015 Bud Selig Mentoring Award by the McLendon Scholarship Steering Committee, composed of 26 minority athletics administrators, for being “at the forefront in creating equal opportunities for minorities in the field of athletics.”

Additionally, Jackson will be honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the 2015 Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award for his “longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football.” Jackson’s colleague for the past 28 years, ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown host Chris Berman – the 2010 Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award recipient, will emcee the Enshrinement Ceremony for the 16th year.

As part of a multi-year agreement with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, ESPN will present the Enshrinement Ceremony through 2020 – the centennial anniversary of the National Football League’s inaugural season. ESPN has televised the Enshrinement Ceremony since 1995.

More on NFL Live and ESPN.com:

This week, ESPN’s daily NFL news and information show NFL Live (3:30 p.m., ESPN) will pay tribute to Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees. The hour-long show will feature special essays and interviews on Seau (today), Haley (Tue), Bettis (Wed) and Polian (Thu).

NFL Nation reporters Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon will also provide coverage leading up to and surrounding the Enshrinement Ceremony. ESPN.com highlights:

  • Individual stories and accompanying videos for the Class of 2015;
  • A live post from each individual’s speech; and
  • Fowler and McManamon will staff the Hall of Fame game (Steelers vs. Vikings on Sunday, Aug. 9).

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Hannah Storm Interviews Sports Newsmakers in Face to Face Special Thursday

Guests Include DeMarco Murray, Adam Jones, Missy Franklin, Pat Haden, Michele Roberts, Karl-Anthony Towns, Mo’ne Davis  

Award-winning ESPN host and SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm sits down with a diverse list of seven sports newsmakers whose stories and legacies are still evolving for Face to Face with Hannah Storm, a SportsCenter special debuting Thursday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The guests represent all levels of athletic achievement, from amateur to collegiate sports and the Olympic Games to the professional spotlight of the NFL, NBA and MLB.

The program is the latest in the series of Face to Face specials and the first to feature newsmakers from multiple sports. The series blends access and in-depth, one-on-one conversations to create compelling and insightful features that show viewers a new side of each guest.

“In each special we look to bring something new to viewers, whether that’s insight into a sports figure they think they already know or introducing a new face that is about to break through,” said Storm. “This special is no different as we talk to a diverse lineup of intriguing newsmakers across the sports landscape who have made a meaningful impact on their sport or society and those who are still making their imprint. These people will continue to be big stories in sports in the years ahead.”

Missy

Guests include:

  • Running back DeMarco Murray, heading to his first season with the Philadelphia Eagles, who discusses events that led him away from the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Olympic medalist and world-record-holder swimmer Missy Franklin, who recently turned pro after passing up millions of dollars to attend college, touches on her place in the endorsement world with the Summer Olympics on the horizon.
  • Trailblazing National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts, the first woman to head a sports union in the United States, gives insights into who she is.
  • University of Southern California athletic director Pat Haden speaks candidly and emotionally of the things that matter to him the most, including his family.
  • Mo’ne Davis, the 2014 Little League World Series sensation, on what her life in the past year has been like and her interest in history and civil rights as she prepares to enter high school.
  • Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones discusses the civil unrest that took over Baltimore earlier this year and speaks about what he’s doing to give younger generations an opportunity towards success
  • NBA rookie Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves, welcomes viewers into his family’s New Jersey home and discusses going from perennial college hoops powerhouse Kentucky to the NBA.

The program is hosted from the National Academy in New York City, a museum and school that for nearly two centuries has been one of the most vibrant centers of fine art in the country. Also featured will be the work of award-winning and honored portrait artist Yuka Imata, an instructor at the academy, whose paintings and artwork have been exhibited across the United States as well as internationally.

Storm created the Face to Face series in January, 2012, with the debut show featuring Tim Tebow. Past editions have focused on the NFL, NBA and NASCAR, and have included high-profile personalities such as Clay Matthews, J.J. Watt, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Arian Foster, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Aaron Rodgers, Carmelo Anthony, Jimmie Johnson, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Russell Wilson, among many others.

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Media contact: andy.hall@espn.com

College GameDay Season to Open from Sundance Square on September 5

Downloadable ESPN Images: http://bit.ly/1VqYKTo

Saturday Morning Show to Conclude Season at Army-Navy Showdown on December 12

ATLANTA – ESPN College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football’s longest running and most celebrated pregame show – will begin the season for the second straight year from Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas, announced today at the College Football Hall of Fame Huddle-Up Luncheon. The weekly three-hour Emmy Award-winning show (Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon ET) will open September 5 in advance of the annual neutral-site matchup from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, this year showcasing No. 17 Wisconsin against No. 7 Alabama on Saturday Night Football on ABC presented by Wells Fargo, as part of DICK’s Sporting Goods Kickoff Week at 8 p.m.

Entering a new era on College GameDay, Rece Davis takes over full-time hosting duties from long-time host Chris Fowler when the crew takes to the road opening weekend. Davis will be joined by familiar faces in analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as contributors Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, George Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski. Fowler and Herbstreit will join together in the booth, along with reporter Heather Cox, for the call of the Wisconsin-Alabama game.

Also returning to GameDay – in her second season as resident DJ – is Cait “Babi Mac” McMahan, who provides entertainment for fans on-site.

SportsCenter segments will begin in the 9 a.m. hour on Friday from Sundance Square, and College Football Live will originate from the GameDay set at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.

The opening weekend GameDay telecast will be Corso’s 258th headgear selection, holding a 10-6 all-time week one record (5-1 in last six years). Corso has previously picked Alabama 22 times with a 15-7 record, and has selected Wisconsin four times, holding a 2-2 mark.

Davis, Howard and Pollack will make an additional stop in Blacksburg, Va., for College Football Countdown on Monday, Sept. 7, in advance of a special edition of ESPN College Football presented by Capital One telecast featuring Virginia Tech vs. defending National Champions and No. 1 Ohio State at 8 p.m. The trio will be onsite for pre-game, halftime and post-game reporting, beginning at 7 p.m.

Return to Army-Navy Showdown
For the second straight year, College GameDay will originate from the site of the storied annual matchup between Army and Navy – this season from Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, on Saturday, Dec. 12.

GameDay visited Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in advance of the 2014 game, and the show originated from West Point once prior – September 27, 2003 for South Florida at Army– but for the only time in show history, the show had to be cancelled mid-air due to lightning. The game was played later that day and South Florida won 28-0.

Sundance Square
Sundance Square is a vibrant, award-winning entertainment district spanning 35 blocks in downtown Fort Worth. The multi-use development attracts more than 10 million visitors each year.  The one-acre outdoor plaza features new restaurants, shops, water features, stage, four 32-foot umbrellas, and covered seating. For more information about Sundance Square, visit sundancesquare.com or follow the multi-use development on Facebook.com/sundancesquare or Twitter@sundancesquare.

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ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball Delivers Strong Numbers for Mets-Nationals

The Aug. 2 edition of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell – the New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 5-2 – delivered a 1.7 overnight rating, according to Nielsen. This is up six percent from a 1.6 for last year’s comparable game (L.A. Dodgers-San Francisco Giants).

In New York, the telecast generated a 6.4, making it the highest-rated regular-season Major League Baseball game on ESPN in the market since July 8, 2012 (Red Sox-Yankees, 7.1). It is also the highest-rated Mets game (excluding Mets-Yankees) on ESPN in the market since Aug. 5, 2007 (Mets-Cubs in Tom Glavine’s 300th win).

In Washington D.C., the telecast generated a 4.1 rating, making it the highest-rated regular-season MLB game on ESPN in the market since the inaugural game at Nationals Park on Mar. 30, 2008 (6.4).

Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell continues Aug. 9, when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Los Angeles Dodgers at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and WatchESPN.

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NBCUNIVERSAL CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OUT FROM 2016 RIO OLYMPICS ON AUGUST 5

Company-Wide “Road Block” of 60-Second Olympic Promotional Announcement to Air across 18 NBCU TV Networks This Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT

50+ NBCU Websites to Stream Promo, Display Banner Ads or Produce Olympic Editorial Content

TODAY and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Correspondents Will Report Live from Rio

Stamford, Conn. – August 3, 2015 – This Wednesday, August 5, marks one year out from the start of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. NBCUniversal will celebrate the occasion with a host of promotional and editorial initiatives that span the company’s unprecedented portfolio of broadcast, cable, digital, regional, local, radio, and theme park assets.

“This will be the most extensive one-year-out marketing effort ever for an Olympic Games,” said John Miller, CMO, NBC Sports Group, and Chair, NBCUniversal Marketing Council. “We will use NBCUniversal’s far-reaching media platforms on August 5 to light the torch for our 2016 Olympic Games marketing efforts. Although the Games are a year off, this is a fun way to begin the process of raising awareness for what promises to be a spectacular Olympics in one of the world’s most spectacular cities.”

Following is a rundown of some of the one-year-out initiatives being executed across NBCUniversal on August 5:

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Road Block: At 8 p.m. ET/PT, NBCUniversal will execute a promotional “road block” by showing a 60-second Olympic announcement across all of its 18 broadcast and cable networks, including NBC, Telemundo, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA, and others.

Digital Content: With more than 50 websites at its disposal, NBCUniversal will digitally display one-year-out promotional and editorial content. Most websites will stream the 60-second Olympic promo, display banner advertising, and/or dedicate editorial content consistent with the site’s brand. See below for NBCSports.com’s plans.

Social Media: Numerous NBCUniversal social media accounts will spread one-year-out messages across the most popular social media destinations, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many more. The hashtag #RoadToRio will be used across the NBCU social portfolio.

E-Blast: NBCUniversal will blast a one-year-out email to numerous constituents, including broadcast and cable affiliates, advertisers, and consumers.

Affiliates: Olympic beach balls were sent to NBC affiliates to allow their local morning news anchors to preview the upcoming celebration that will air on TODAY (see below). The affiliates will also run short promotional announcements, Olympic editorial coverage, and social media content.

Theme Parks: NBCUniversal theme parks — Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort — will both run the 60-second Olympic spot on the large screens at their Universal CityWalk locations.

USOC: NBCUniversal will work in coordination with the United States Olympic Committee, which also has an extensive one-year-out promotional plan. The USOC will also utilize NBC Sports’ 60-second Olympic promo. For more information on USOC efforts, click here.

NBC SPORTS GROUP

Golf Channel: With golf’s return to the Olympics after a more than 100-year absence, Golf Channel will celebrate one-year-out with an extended Morning Drive (7-11 a.m. ET), which will feature a live press conference at 9 a.m. ET from the PGA TOUR’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational focusing on the sport’s return to the Games. Interviews and a roundtable discussion moderated by Morning Drive co-host Gary Williams will follow, with several PGA TOUR players participating, including Matt Kuchar (United States), Anirban Lahiri (India), Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa), Henrik Stenson (Sweden), as well as LPGA Tour players expected to qualify and represent their country. Golf Central (6-7 p.m. ET) will take an in-depth look at the Olympic golf course and qualifying process, and will include an interview and dedicated feature on Gil Hanse, the Rio Olympic golf course architect.

NBC Sports Digital: NBC Sports Digital will devote extensive coverage to the one-year-out celebration with video, pictures, graphics and long-form stories. NBCSports.com’s OlympicTalk will publish stories on the possibility that this could be the curtain call for both Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt; on emerging athletes; the top five showdowns to watch; and which athletes and teams have already qualified for the Games.

NBC SportsWorld, NBC Sports Digital’s website for long-form content, will publish a story on Vanderlei Cordeirode Lima, the Brazilian bronze marathon medalist at the 2004 Athens Games who was attacked a few miles from the finish line by a spectator. NBCSports.com writer Nick Zaccardi connected with Cordeiro de Lima about the incident, being awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for sportsmanship, and about his home country hosting the 2016 Olympic Games.

In addition, the holding page for NBCOlympics.com will host the 60-second Olympic spot that will air across all 18 NBCUniversal television networks. The site will activate a Rio-specific re-launch in 2016.

NBC Sports Regional Networks: NBC Sports Group’s 10 regional sports networks, which reach 43 million homes nationwide, will participate in the NBCUniversal “road block” and air the 60-second Olympic promo.

NBC Sports Radio: Numerous NBC Sports Radio programs will cover the one-year-out celebration with athlete and NBC Sports commentator interviews. An audio promotional announcement is currently running across the network.

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TODAY: TODAY will cover the one-year-out celebration from both New York and Rio. At the TODAY set at Rockefeller Plaza, numerous Olympians will demonstrate their sports, including track & field, table tennis, golf, and weightlifting. Natalie Morales will report live from Rio.

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Miguel Almaguer will report live from Rio as he tours the Olympic Park and numerous venues.

–RIO 2016–

ESPN Signs Award-Winning Senior News Correspondent Jeremy Schaap To Long-Term Extension  

Bristol, CT - April 17, 2014 - Studio D: Jeremy Schaap on the Outside the Lines set.(Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images)

Will Continue Roles on E:60, ESPN Radio, Outside the Lines and More

Award-winning senior news correspondent Jeremy Schaap, one of ESPN’s most distinguished and versatile commentators, has reached a new long-term extension to remain with the company, it was announced by John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, production and programming. Schaap is currently reporting from the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Schaap, who joined ESPN full-time in 1994, will continue to serve as a correspondent for ESPN’s award-winning, prime-time newsmagazine E:60. A new one-hour branded show titled E:60 Reports with Jeremy Schaap debuted this May with an investigation of Sepp Blatter and FIFA. Two weeks later, the U.S. Justice Department announced that it had indicted more than a dozen soccer executives and several of FIFA’s highest-ranking officials were arrested in Switzerland. On June 2, Blatter held a press conference to announce that he would be stepping down.

In addition, Schaap will continue to host ESPN Radio’s The Sporting Life and contribute to Outside the Lines, SportsCenter, NFL Countdown and College GameDay, among other ESPN platforms. He will also continue to cover select live events, including the FIFA World Cup, and to lead ESPN’s coverage at the Olympics.

“ESPN has been my home for more than 20 years,” said Schaap, “and before that my father Dick Schaap did so much remarkable work here. I couldn’t be more pleased to know that my colleagues – so many of whom are like family – are stuck with me for many more years.

“At ESPN, I have been afforded the opportunity to develop as a journalist and a broadcaster and it’s my hope that I will continue to do so. I have been privileged to work somewhere that cares about reporting, storytelling and fairness, where tremendous resources are dedicated to the important pursuit of journalism.”

He added: “At ESPN, and in particular for the last eight years at E:60, I have been encouraged to pursue stories that transcend sports, that sometimes are only tangentially about sports, but that speak to larger issues. I will continue to seek out those kinds of stories, working with the best producers, editors and camera crews on the planet—and that’s all anyone in this business can ask for.”

Wildhack said, “Jeremy is a trusted and respected voice in our industry and with fans.  His commitment to journalistic excellence as a reporter and storyteller is unparalleled, and we are thrilled to have him continue to play such an integral role across many ESPN platforms, including his outstanding award-winning work on E:60.”

Schaap has won nine national Sports Emmy Awards and many other honors for his work, including two national Edward R. Murrow Awards, in 2012 and 2014, and a National Headliner Award, in 2007.

This year, Schaap was awarded the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for human rights reporting–a first for ESPN–for his E:60 investigation, “Qatar’s World Cup,” which shined a light on the deplorable living and working conditions for foreign laborers in Qatar. Last week, in another first for ESPN, he was nominated for a national News and Documentary Emmy Award, for an E:60 story about a survivor of domestic violence.

Schaap’s father Dick Schaap began working at ESPN in 1988 hosting The Sports Reporters, and in later years he also hosted Schaap One on One and, with Jeremy, The Sporting Life. He worked at ESPN until his passing in 2001.

Photos of Schaap via ESPN Images

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Media Contact: Carrie Kreiswirth; 646-547-4686

ESPN Magazine: ‘Body Issue’ presentado por Gillette BODY lanza en Latinoamérica

ESPN lanza hoy en América Latina una edición especial de la revista digital ESPN Magazine con el ‘Body Issue’ presentado por Gillette BODY. ESPN Magazine es la primera revista deportiva diseñada para dispositivos móviles en Latinoamérica de habla hispana y está disponible para descargar gratuitamente en el App Store y en Google Play.

ESPNMagazineBodyIssueJENNIFER-DAHLGREN¿Qué es el Body Issue presentado por Gillette BODY?

Una muestra de imágenes de deportistas al desnudo y sólo acompañados por elementos que utilizan en forma habitual en sus disciplinas, con un cuidado y enfoque artístico lanza por primera vez en Latinoamérica en el nuevo número de ESPN Magazine.

Jennifer Dahlgren, atleta olímpica argentina (lanzamiento de martillo), será una de los 20 latinoamericanos que posaron para la producción especial. La atleta muestra su figura en fotografías que resaltan los cuerpos de los deportistas con alta esteticidad.

La lanzadora expresó su opinión sobre su participación en este número especial  “En el Entrenamiento aprendí a respetar mi cuerpo y a empujar mis límites físicos. No fue un cambio de un día para el otro, sigo teniendo mis inseguridades, pero hoy por hoy me paro en otro lugar. Si mediante estas fotos puedo ser ejemplo para una sola chica que pasa por algo como lo que yo pasé… entonces haber conquistado mi pudor y mostrarlo todo habrá valido la pena mil veces”.

Las imágenes y entrevistas de los atletas latinoamericanos, y de la edición The Body Issue de Estados Unidos las podrás encontrar en ESPNDeportes.com

Reconocida mundialmente por su edición en los Estados Unidos, que se realiza desde octubre de 2009 (versión impresa), en ESPN Magazine figuran los máximos atletas del mundo deportivo. ‘Body Issue’ presentado por Gillette BODY saldrá por primera vez en América Latina con los siguientes atletas:

PAÍS ATLETA DEPORTE
México Sexy Star Lucha
México Paola Pliego Esgrimista (Plata en los Panamericanos)
México Karla Arreola Natación (Plata en los Panamericanos)
México Johnny González Boxeo
México Rey Misterio Jr. Lucha
México Marc Crosas Futbol
Argentina Germán Chiaraviglio Salto con Garrocha
Argentina Federico Molinari Anillas
Argentina Jennifer Dahlgren Lanzamiento de martillo
Argentina Paula Pareto Judo
Argentina María Laura Ábalo Remo
Argentina Juan Manuel Leguizamón Rugby
Argentina Sergio Martínez Boxeo
Argentina Jonás Gutiérrez Futbol
Perú Rocío Miranda Voley
Colombia Camilo Villegas Golf
Colombia Manuela Vázquez Automovilismo
Colombia Gerardo Bedoya Futbol
Colombia Princesa Oliveros Atletismo
Colombia Dayrón Márquez Jabalina

(*) Se adjunta foto de la atleta argentina Jennifer Dahlgren y el luchador mexicano Rey Misterio Jr. con calidad de publicación.

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NOTES AND QUOTES FROM NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE COVERAGE FROM POCONO RACEWAY ON NBCSN

Race winner Matt Kenseth to Dave Burns on outlasting the field: “I never thought I would ever win at Pocono, and I never ever thought I would win a fuel mileage race. We did both today.”

Kyle Busch to Mike Massaro on his first loss in four races: “Man that is a bummer…We went for broke today and came up a little bit short.”

Steve Letarte on fuel strategy: “We talk about pit strategy and fuel strategy. It is not always clear who is going to be the winner. A lot can happen in two and a half miles.”

Jeff Burton on Kyle Busch’s run for a win: “When you have been winning races, and you have a shot to win it, you don’t want to give that up.”

Long Pond, Pa. – August 2, 2015 – NBCSN presented NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Pocono Raceway this afternoon. Inside the NBCSN broadcast booth, race announcer Rick Allen, 21-time Sprint Cup winning driver Jeff Burton, and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte called the action. Working the pits were NBCSN reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Mike Massaro and Dave Burns.

In the final lap at Pocono Raceway Matt Kenseth secured his second victory of the year, passing race leaders Joey Logano and Kyle Busch in a thrilling finish. In a game of fuel conservation, Kenseth proved he could outlast the field.

Position Driver Car #
1 Matt Kenseth 20
2 Brad Keselowski 2
3 Jeff Gordon 24
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88
5 Greg Biffle 16

 

The following are highlights from today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race coverage on NBCSN.

Burton on Kasey Kahne hitting the inside wall, knocking it down: “We saw this Saturday in practice, something almost identical. We talked about how rare it is and now it’s happened twice in two days.”

Burton on Kasey Kahne after his pit road crash: “He’s almost stunned. He can’t believe that happened, he’d never done anything like that before. When you’re going down the angle that he was going and you’re seeing people approaching at that rate of speed, that has to scare you to death.”

Letarte on the Chase point system: “That’s what makes this playoff system so exciting. That red line that we want to put up underneath sixteenth. That is a moving target. Every new winner we have moves that red line up and down.”

Stavast on Keselowski’s driving through his pit box: “This is a disastrous stop for Brad Keselowski. He went through his pit stall. He didn’t hear Paul Wolfe, his crew chief, call him in the lap before so they are a lap behind. And now just disaster as he went through his pit box and saw the crew member get hit and a tire go flying. They have had issues with pit stops before.”

Letarte on Keselowski’s stray tire on pit road: “All these crew chiefs are expecting a caution…so when we talk about strategy and trying to go into pit road, you want to be on pit road before the caution comes out…that’s just a veteran call.”

Letarte on the first half of the race: “What a day, seven cautions in the first 72 laps. This doesn’t feel like Pocono. Pocono is known for long green flag runs. We talk about strategy, we play strategy, we angle strategy. No one strategy book had seven cautions in the first 72 laps. This is definitely not a standard race here at Pocono.”

Letarte on Kyle Busch’s changing driving strategy on each turn: “Every single lap, 160 times today or however many green flag laps we are going to have. He is going to move that track bar and move those switches during the front stretch and exit of turn one.”

Letarte on Truex Jr.’s flubbed final pit stop: “There is a lot of opportunity to make mistakes when it comes to green flag pit stops…Truex Jr. pulled in and slid through his pit box. They have to push the car back and then provide the service. That might not seem like much…but those are valuable seconds.”

Letarte on the second half of racing at Pocono Raceway: “It is like the tale of two races. We have seven cautions in the first 70 laps and here we are on a 36 lap run.”

Letarte on fuel strategy: “We talk about pit strategy and fuel strategy. It is not always clear who is going to be the winner. A lot can happen in two and a half miles.”

Race winner Matt Kenseth to Burns on outlasting the field: “I never thought I would ever win at Pocono, and I never ever thought I would win a fuel mileage race. We did both today.”

Kyle Busch to Massaro on his first loss in four races: “Man that is a bummer…We went for broke today and came up a little bit short.”

Letarte on Kyle Busch’s chances on making the Chase: “He has confidence they are still going to make it, that says a lot about the Kyle Busch we are dealing with, and the team we are talking about.”

Burton on Kyle Busch’s run for a win: “If they didn’t have the speed that they have shown and the ability to win races. They would have gone in full conservation mode. They wouldn’t even have tried to win the race…When you have been winning races, and you have a shot to win it, you don’t want to give that up.”

Jason Ratcliff, Kenseth’s crew chief, to Stavast on his win: “I thought those guys in front of us could make it. When they started running out ‘I’m like, oh man what do we do.’ Matt did a fantastic job of maintaining his track position and saving fuel. This has not been one of our better tracks so to come home with a victory here is a dream come true.”

Logano to Snider on his 22nd place finish after running out of fuel leading the final lap: “We did everything right today…We keep getting so close to these wins and we are not winning, it is so frustrating.”

Brad Keselowski to Stavast on finishing second: “We had a really fast car, but made a big mistake on pit road earlier in the race. It got us behind. We had enough speed in our car to drive up to about fifth or sixth on our own merits and then of course some guys ran out of fuel ahead of us.”

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