ESPN today announced an early wave of MLB game selections for its Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA, Wednesday Night Baseball presented by Hankook Tire and Holiday Baseball platforms.
ESPN will present all six matches of the 2020 SheBelieves Cup, one of the world’s best soccer competitions featuring the No. 1-ranked and 2019 FIFA World Cup champion United States Women’s National Team. The matches will feature the U.S., Japan (2011 FIFA World Cup winners), England and Spain – all ranked among the top 13 teams in the FIFA Women’s National Soccer Team Ranking, competing in a round-robin format March 5-11. Matches will air across multiple networks – ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPN3 – and stream live on the ESPN App.
Live TV Coverage Resumes This Friday, Feb. 14, As Wolverhampton Wanderers Host Third-Place Leicester City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo
First-Place Liverpool Look to Remain Unbeaten as they travel to Norwich City This Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo
Los Angeles Lakers Guard Alex Caruso Joins THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW This Friday, Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m. ET; Next Monday’s Episode Chronicles the Guys’ Trip to Watch Liverpool-Manchester City in November
Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers Chats with Arlo White on Friday’s Inside the Mind, Available on the “Premier League on NBC Sports” YouTube Channel
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 13, 2020 – NBC Sports concludes live television coverage of the Premier League’s “Winter Break,” beginning this Friday, Feb. 14, and concluding on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 17.
Additionally, Telemundo Deportes will present this weekend’s remaining matches in Spanish on Telemundo, Universo, or digitally.
Headlining this weekend’s slate of six matches is Tammy Abraham and fourth-place Chelsea hosting Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United this Monday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo.
Coverage resumes this Friday with an hour-long Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, leading into third-place Leicester City visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Leicester City, led by the PL’s leading scorer Jamie Vardy (17 goals), look to close the gap on second-place Manchester City, while Wolves sit six points outside of the top-four.
Saturday’s coverage kicks off with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Southampton v. Burnley at 7:30 a.m. ET. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo, Norwich City host Mohamed Salah and first-place Liverpool, who are unbeaten in their last 42 PL matches (37 wins, five draws) dating back to last season, and sit 22 points ahead of second-place Manchester City as they aim for their first-ever PL title.
Arlo White and Lee Dixon will call Norwich City v. Liverpool Saturday on NBC, as well as Chelsea v. Manchester United Monday on NBCSN. Graeme Le Saux, a former Chelsea player, will join the team for Monday’s match.
In addition, the Manchester City-West Ham match that was postponed this past Sunday is set for Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, welcomes Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso this Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN (the interview was taped prior to the death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant). Then on Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, a new episode chronicles the guys’ trip to watch Liverpool-Manchester City in November.
Rebecca Lowe and Ahmed Fareed host Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle, former USMNT player Kyle Martino, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every match day on The 2 Robbies podcast. On the latest episode, the Robbies review the first week of the inaugural PL “winter break,” how Storm Ciara postponed the Manchester City v. West Ham match and Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United side moving into fifth place.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF BRENDAN RODGERS
On Friday’s episode of Inside the Mind, Arlo White sits down with Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers. Among the topics of conversation are Rodgers’ footballing philosophy and why he’s stuck by it. The interview can be seen on the Premier League on NBC Sports YouTube channel on Friday.
NBCSN will air an extended preview of a new documentary, “Klopp’s Promise,” this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. E.T. The documentary will look at Liverpool’s journey in the four-plus years under manager Jurgen Klopp, as the club close in on their first-ever Premier League title.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns this season from the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app. The app, developed with Boom Fantasy, is available in the App Store and Google Play Store, and gives eligible fans the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes over the next year. Each matchweek, Premier League Pick ‘Em will feature at least $2,500 in weekly prizes, with a $50,000 grand prize for a “perfect week” – picking the correct scores of all five Premier League matches in that matchweek’s competition (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em:
Match Week 26
|Sat., Feb. 15||7:30 a.m. – NBCSN||Southampton v. Burnley|
|Sat., Feb. 15||12:30 p.m. – NBC, Universo||Norwich City v. Liverpool|
|Sun., Feb. 16||9 a.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Aston Villa v. Tottenham|
|Sun., Feb. 16||11:30 a.m. – NBCSN, Telemundo||Arsenal v. Newcastle|
|Mon., Feb. 17||3 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Chelsea v. Manchester United|
Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value 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 app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – has launched its upgraded “Premier League Pass” for the 2019-20 season. For the first time, “Premier League Pass” will also include full-event replay for all 380 matches on demand*, new Sky Sports content, and more than 1,400 hours of the most robust offering of Premier League shoulder programming ever available in the U.S. Fans can purchase the enhanced “Premier League Pass,” priced at $14.99 (originally $64.99), today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
Following is the remaining match schedule for Match Week 26 (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Feb. 14||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Feb. 14||3 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Fri., Feb. 14||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Fri., Feb. 14||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 15||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 15||7:30 a.m.||Southampton v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 15||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 15||12:30 p.m.||Norwich City v. Liverpool||NBC, Universo|
|Sun., Feb. 16||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 16||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 16||9 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., Feb. 16||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 16||11:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Newcastle||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Feb. 16||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 17||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 17||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Feb. 17||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Feb. 17||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
Initial Lineup of Guests to Include Major Champions Henrik Stenson, GaryWoodland and Suzann Pettersen, Along with Sports Broadcaster Scott Van Pelt
Farmers Insurance® Returns for Fourth Season as Series’ Presenting Sponsor
ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2020) – GOLF Channel’s Emmy-nominated original series Feherty presented by Farmers Insurance® returns for a 10th season, premiering Monday, Feb. 24. David Feherty – a two-time Emmy-nominated host of the self-titled series – will welcome Henrik Stenson, 2016 Open champion and silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Games, for the season premiere episode.
“I can’t believe the show has gone as long as it has, and that I still have people left to interview,” said Feherty. “It’s a wonder that I’ve managed to con 10 seasons worth of guests into sitting next to me for an extended period. It’s also somewhat alarming that the bar for what is considered good television remains just high enough for me to crawl underneath it.”
In addition to Stenson, the initial run of guests (airing Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET) will include fellow major champions Gary Woodland and Suzann Pettersen, along with ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt and financial executive Charles Schwab:
Feb. 24 Henrik Stenson
March 2 Scott Van Pelt
March 16 Gary Woodland
March 23 Charles Schwab
March 30 Suzann Pettersen
A two-time Emmy-nominated host (Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host), Feherty’s series initially debuted in June 2011, and has welcomed nearly 140 guests since the show’s inaugural episode. The 10th season of Feherty has 15 episodes slated to air in 2020.
Farmers Insurance® returns as the series’ presenting sponsor for the fourth consecutive season. Feherty is produced by GOLF Channel’s Emmy-nominated original productions division, which also is responsible for the production of the network’s critically acclaimed GOLF Films.
Described as “golf’s iconoclast,” by Rolling Stone, and “golf’s wisecracking, maverick interviewer,” by Esquire, Feherty’s all-star lineup of golf-enthused and culturally relevant guests feature celebrities from across entertainment, sports and politics. To date, Feherty has sat down with four U.S. Presidents (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump); sports legends Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry and Nick Saban; Hollywood icons Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Hart and Larry David; World Golf of Fame members Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Nancy Lopez, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson; and a host of current golf superstars led by Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas.
About NBC Sports Group’s GOLF Division
NBC Sports Group’s GOLF division delivers multimedia golf content, technology and services. Anchored by GOLF Channel – co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 – GOLF Channel content is available to nearly 500 million viewers in nine languages across more than 70 countries around the world. GOLF features more live coverage of the sport than all other U.S. networks combined, including global tournament action from the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, European Tour, NCAA, THE PLAYERS, The Open, Olympics, Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup, as well as high-quality news, instruction and original programming. Delivering unmatched coverage from the world of golf via GOLF Channel Digital, fans can access 24/7 live streaming through the NBC Sports App, as well as complementary coverage via PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. In addition, NBC Sports connects the world to golf through a wide array of technology and lifestyle services, including: GOLFNOW, the world’s largest online tee time booking platform; GOLF Business Solutions, solving business needs through leading technology, marketing and services; GOLFPASS, an all-in-one digital membership delivering comprehensive benefits tailored to the modern golfer’s lifestyle; GOLF Advisor, the ultimate digital destination for the traveling golfer, featuring the largest number of user-generated golf course ratings and reviews in the industry; and GOLF Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour. GOLF’s global reach originates from its world headquarters in Orlando, Fla., and extends to its international office in Belfast, Northern Ireland; regional offices across North America, Europe and Australia; and also includes collaborations with Sky Sports and serving as the Official Media Partner of St Andrews Links.
-NBC Sports Group-
Hockey Day in America Examines Hockey’s Impact and Influence Across U.S. Through Feature Stories and Profiles
Studio Coverage On-Site From Bridgestone Arena Plaza in Nashville, Tenn.
HDIA Begins with Red Wings-Penguins at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Followed by Bruins-Rangers at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC
NBCSN’s Coverage Begins at 6 p.m. ET with Blues-Predators
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 12, 2020 – NBC Sports celebrates Hockey Day in America, presented by Discover® this Sunday with an NHL tripleheader on NBC and NBCSN, as well as a collection of stories and features which explore hockey’s impact and influence across the U.S.
The HDIA tripleheader begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Tyler Bertuzzi and the Detroit Red Wings, followed by an Original Six matchup with David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins visiting Artemi Panarin and the New York Rangers at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Coverage shifts to NBCSN at 6 p.m. ET for a Central Division battle as Ryan O’Reilly and the St. Louis Blues head to Music City to battle Roman Josi and the Nashville Predators.
Hockey Day in America, presented Discover®pre-game coverage begins at noon ET on NBC from the plaza outside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Host Liam McHugh and analysts Keith Jones, Anson Carter, and Brian Boucher will anchor pre-game, intermission, and post-game coverage throughout the day.
John Forslund (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call of Red Wings-Penguins; Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Mike Milbury (analyst), and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call Bruins-Rangers; and Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Darren Pang (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call of Blues-Predators.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports’ live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage for Hockey Day in America, presented by Discover®.
As the presenting sponsor of Hockey Day in America, Discover is telling four inspiring stories that showcase not only the progress of hockey in the United States but also the personal journeys of those involved who have helped the sport grow. The four stories can be found here.
“Discover is focused on helping people achieve a brighter future and our partnership with the NHL gives us the opportunity to tell some of these incredible stories to hockey’s passionate fans,” said Ryan Scully, Senior Vice President of Brand, Media and Consumer Insights at Discover. “We are proud to be the official Credit Card of the NHL and support the continued growth of hockey in the United States. Through Hockey Day in America, we aim to highlight the impact hockey has on everyday people’s lives and that hockey truly is for everyone.”
NBC SPORTS CELEBRATES HDIA WITH FEATURES EXAMINING HOCKEY’S INFLUENCE ACROSS U.S.
Throughout Hockey Day in America on Sunday, NBC Sports will shine a light on various stories that celebrate the impact that hockey has had in the U.S. Feature stories that will air throughout the day include:
- S. Pond Hockey Championships– This year marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, the ultimate event in grassroots hockey. This year’s tournament featured 300 teams and 2,400 players, including a team with an intercontinental flair, and a Nashville-based squad that recruited a player in a pinch via Instagram.
- “Miracle on Ice” – NBC Sports will air a 30-minute special – Miracle on Ice – 40th Anniversary – featuring Mike Tirico’s conversation with Al Michaels, who looks back at the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team’s gold-medal run at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. The program will debut on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and a portion of Tirico’s discussion with Michaels will air on Sunday on NBC.
- Nashville Sled Preds – United States Marines Ben Maenza, Joseph Woodke, and John Curtin met while recovering from serious injuries sustained in the line of duty in Afghanistan. After leaving Walter Reed Military Hospital and going their separate ways, Joseph and John moved to Nashville to bring the group back together. The trio fully committed to sled hockey playing for the Nashville Sled Preds and have gone from novices in the sport to Paralympic hopefuls. From the hospital bed to the elite ranks of American sled hockey, the men share a band that looks a lot more like family than close friends.
- Female Referees– Katie Guay, Kelly Cooke, Kirsten Welsh, and Kendall Hanley have played hockey their entire lives and after college, they weren’t ready to hang up their skates. All four turned to officiating, and in September, became the first women to officiate an NHL-affiliated event at the preseason NHL rookie tournaments. Most recently, they officiated the Women’s U.S. vs. Canada 3-on-3 game as part of the NHL All-Star Skills. As Katie, Kelly, Kirsten, and Kendall seek further opportunities for themselves, they also hope to inspire young girls along the way.
- The Congo Kids – In 2009, Steve and Molly Seidl adopted two brothers, Sawyer and Simon, then ages 5 and 3, from an orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After settling in their new home of Stillwater, Minnesota, the boys began to play hockey, garnering attention with skills few would have anticipated. While this hockey family has dealt with some unwelcome attention due to the color of Sawyer and Simon’s skin, that has not affected their passion and love for the game. In fact, it’s motivated them to push forward. The brothers hope to be an example for others, removing labels and barriers to allow everyone an opportunity to play.
- Black Girl Hockey Club– At the beginning of the 2018 NHL season, Renee Hess founded the Black Girl Hockey Club to create a comfortable atmosphere for black women to watch hockey games together. Hess became interested in hockey years ago when she ran into a crowd of excited Penguins fans following a game when she was in Pittsburgh for work. She was hooked after attending her first game but couldn’t help but notice that there weren’t a lot of people like her in the stands. Hess found a handful of other black female hockey fans on Twitter and they created a group – the Black Girl Hockey Club – where they could discuss the sport and meet in-person at games across the country. With membership now exceeding 200, they are focused on building awareness as proud members of the hockey community.
- Capalbo Crushed Cancer– Last year, NBC Sports shared the story of Charlie and Will Capalbo, goalies and brothers from Fairfield, Conn. Charlie was in his second battle with cancer and this time he needed a bone marrow transplant. His brother, Will, would be the match but there was no guarantee of success. Charlie is now in remission, and NBC Sports went with Charlie and his family for a bucket list trip to the 2020 Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, and later to a local rink to see the brothers take the ice together, just like old times.
- El Paso Rhinos– Hockey has always had a way of bringing people together by transcending cultures, nations, and borders. In the fall, NBC Sports visited a junior hockey team in El Paso, Texas to see the positive impact the El Paso Rhinos were making in their city following the tragic Walmart shooting in August. In this new feature, NBC Sports spotlights how hockey took root – and now thrives – in this non-traditional market. And like many homegrown stories in Texas, this one starts in a barn.
Following is Sunday’s HDIA schedule:
|Sun., February 16||Hockey Day in America Pre-game||NBC||12 p.m.|
|Hockey Day in America – Detroit at Pittsburgh||NBC||12:30 p.m.|
|Hockey Day in America – Boston at N.Y. Rangers||NBC||3:30 p.m.|
|Hockey Day in America – St. Louis at Nashville||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
|Hockey Day in America NHL Overtime||NBCSN||8:45 p.m.*|
*Immediately following game coverage
2019-20 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN
NBC Sports is scheduled to present 110 games during the 2019-20 NHL regular season. All games will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to authenticated users via TV Everywhere. Click here for more info.
STREAMING COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of the 2019-20 NHL season via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.
For every year the past two decades, operators named ESPN the No. 1 network with the highest average perceived value among all networks measured in Beta Research Corp’s annual Cable Operator Evaluation Study. ESPN was also ranked the No. 1 most important network in their cable systems for the 16th straight year – and 19 of the past 20 years.
The post Disney and ESPN Media Networks Earn Top Marks in Beta Cable Operator Study appeared first on ESPN Press Room U.S..
Today, ESPN Deportes is launching the first episode of La Mirada de Faitelson, a weekly podcast series hosted by ESPN Deportes’ commentator, David Faitelson.
The post ESPN Deportes Launches “La Mirada de Faitelson” Podcast appeared first on ESPN Press Room U.S..
UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico streams exclusively on ESPN+ this Saturday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. ET from Santa Ana Star Center. UFC returns to New Mexico for the first time since 2014, for a main event matchup between top light heavyweight contenders Corey Anderson (14-4) and Jan Blachowicz (25-8). UFC Live returns to ESPN2 on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET, providing fans with exclusive takes on the biggest news, stars and stories tailored to UFC Fight Night. In addition, every single fight on the card will be available for individual fight-by-fight replay on ESPN+.
The post UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2 in Rio Rancho, NM appeared first on ESPN Press Room U.S..
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo –The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and NBCUniversal today announced a one-year partnership with global biopharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company in support of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams as they prepare to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Lilly will serve as an Official Partner of Team USA and the 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. The company will design an innovative campaign in support of Team USA across the platforms of NBCUniversal, the official U.S. media partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games through 2032.
“We are thrilled to welcome Eli Lilly and Company to the Team USA family of partners,” said Bahati VanPelt, USOPC chief of athlete services. “With the Games drawing near, this demonstration of support for America’s elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes is incredibly important, and we look forward to celebrating this innovative partnership on the road to Tokyo.”
This agreement is the first of its kind, as the USOPC and NBCUniversal partnered together to secure sponsorship and media commitments.
“It was a pleasure working in coordination with the USOPC to bring a fantastic new partner in Lilly to our mutual business,” said Dan Lovinger, Executive Vice President, Sales, NBC Sports Group. “Through this partnership, Lilly will have the opportunity to reach millions of Americans through an abundance of consumer touchpoints, all while supporting the athletes of Team USA.”
As part of its campaign, Lilly plans to engage multiple Team USA athletes as brand ambassadors to raise awareness of important health-related conditions such as diabetes, cancer, migraine, and psoriasis. The partnership with the USOPC and NBCUniversal will also allow Lilly to better reach American consumers with information regarding the company’s portfolio of medicines.
“Lilly is proud to serve as an Official Partner of Team USA and the 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams,’ said Patrik Jonsson, Lilly senior vice president and president of Lilly Bio-Medicines. “The Olympic and Paralympic Games are a unique opportunity for Lilly to connect with Americans that may benefit from our medicines. And as a global healthcare leader, we can think of no better example of health and wellness than these elite athletes. We look forward to supporting their journey to Tokyo.”
About the USOPC
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. The USOPC is focused on protecting, supporting and empowering America’s athletes, and is responsible for fielding U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, and serving as the steward of the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the U.S. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a division of Comcast Corporation.
About Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at www.lilly.com.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” Presents Extended Live Coverage, Starting at 7 p.m. ET this Friday, Feb. 14
Live Television Coverage of Toyota USATF Indoor Championships, Part of the 2020 Team USA Champions Series, Presented by Xfinity, Begins This Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN & Continues Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC
Coverage Live Streamed on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 12, 2020 – Live television coverage of the 2020 USATF Indoor Championship Series continues this weekend with the Toyota USATF Indoor Championships, part of the 2020 Team USA Champions Series, presented by Xfinity. The event will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., marking its return to the city for the third time since 2017.
Live TV coverage begins this Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and continues Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” will also present extended live coverage of the championships, starting at 7 p.m. ET this Friday, Feb. 14, and 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 15. Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Leigh Diffey handles the call on NBC and NBCSN, joined by analysts Ato Boldon (four-time Olympic medalist) and Sanya Richards-Ross (four-time Olympic gold medalist), three-time Olympic gold medalist Tianna Bartoletta, distance analyst Craig Masback, and reporters Paul Swangard and Lewis Johnson.
2016 Rio Olympic gold medal-winning shot putter Ryan Crouser, 2016 Rio Olympic silver medal-winning pole vaulter Sandi Morris and 2019 World Championships high jump bronze medalist Vashti Cunningham headline the field. Ajee Wilson and Elle Purrier (competing in 1500m at USATF Indoors), who broke the women’s American indoor records in 800m and mile, respectively, at the NYRR Millrose Games last weekend, are also expected to compete.
Rounding out the field is 2016 Rio Olympic gold-winning hurdler Brianna Rollins-McNeal (competing in 60m at USATF Indoors) and pole vaulter Jenn Suhr, who won an Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
All coverage on NBC and NBCSN will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Following is NBC Sports’ coverage schedule for the 2020 Toyota USATF Indoor Championships (all times E.T. and subject to change):
|Fri., Feb. 14||Toyota USATF Indoor Championships||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Feb. 15||Toyota USATF Indoor Championships||4 p.m.||NBC, NBC Sports Gold|
About NBC Sports Gold
NBC Sports Gold is NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product that provides sports fans with access to exclusive premium sports events and content, live and on-demand, at an affordable price. Launched in 2016 with a single cycling product, NBC Sports Gold currently offers 18 individual sports “passes” – twelve domestic (PGA TOUR LIVE, Premier League, Premier League Match Day, INDYCAR, Cycling, Track & Field, Premier Lacrosse League, Speed Skating, Rugby, Supercross, TrackPass, and Snow, consisting of seven Olympic winter sports); two regional (Blazers and Philly); one combination (Supercross and Pro Motocross), two domestic and international (Figure Skating and Pro Motocross); and one international-only (Notre Dame Football). Find NBC Sports Gold in the NBC Sports app available in the U.S. on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and NBCSportsGold.com, and also on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.