The 2016 MLB National League Wild Card Game telecast presented by Hankook Tire will air exclusively on ESPN, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. ET. Entering competition on Sept. 28, the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants currently hold the first and second NL Wild Card spots, respectively. The St. Louis Cardinals are currently one game behind the Giants for the second spot. The telecast will also be streamed live on WatchESPN.
College Football Results in ESPN Being the Most-Watched Network on Saturday Night
Kyle Petty and Rutledge Wood Join Kevin Harvick for an Introspective Tour of his Hometown of Bakersfield, Calif.
The 30-Minute Special Immediately follows NBCSN’s Sprint Cup Coverage from Dover International Speedway
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 27, 2016 – Following this weekend’s pivotal NASCAR Sprint Cup race from Dover International Speedway, NBC Sports presents Kyle & Rut’s Racing Roots, featuring Kevin Harvick Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. In the entertaining and heartwarming special, Kevin Harvick brings Kyle Petty and Rutledge Wood back to where his love for racing took shape in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif.
The special 30-minute documentary showcases the understated beginnings and unlikely geography that sprouted the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, and how Harvick and his family continue to inspire and encourage young minds. The show includes special appearances by Harvick’s high school wrestling coach, family and friends including MLB Hall of Famer, Cal Ripken Jr.
“It was great to bring Kyle and Rut back to where it all began for me,” said Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing. “Just for the fact that it took hard work and a lot of people to get me where I am today and I hope this helps inspire others to dream without boundaries and go out and chase those dreams.”
A preview of Sunday’s special is available here. Below are excerpts from Kyle & Rut’s Racing Roots featuring Kevin Harvick.
Rutledge Wood: “Kevin Harvick’s roots stretch back across the country where he draws upon life experiences he learned amid the desert of Kern County Calif. Wrestling forced Kevin to persevere. The southern California racing culture taught him sacrifice. Oildale gave him character. Now Kevin is showing others, who can identify with his experience, how to drive toward their own dreams.”
Harvick’s high school wrestling Coach Rick McKinney: “(Kevin) was just a tough tenacious guy, lean, lanky and awkward but, just tough.”
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ESPN today announced the addition of an MLB Postseason Impact Game telecast presented by Exxon and Mobil on Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Last night’s inaugural 2016 Presidential Debate marked not only an unprecedented occasion to viewers around the country but also to FiveThirtyEight: The site reached its all-time single day record traffic across all metrics during the event, including 8.2 million minutes and an average minute audience of 5,720, according to Adobe Analytics.
NBC Sports Group’s Lead Play-by-Play Announcer Arlo White Calls the Match Joined by Analyst Graeme Le Saux
Everton v. Crystal Palace Kicks Off Week This Friday at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network
Swansea City v. Liverpool on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
New Premier League Download: Inside the Mind of Arsene Wenger Debuts This Saturday at 12:30 PM ET on NBCSN
All Matches Streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 27, 2016 – Tottenham host Manchester City in a match between the Premier League’s only two unbeaten clubs this Sunday, October 2, at 9:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO.
Under new manager Pep Guardiola, first-place Manchester City have won all six of their league matches this season. Last week, Sergio Aguero scored twice in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over Swansea City, with the forward now tied for the Premier League lead with five goals.
Second-place Tottenham remained unbeaten with a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough last weekend, with both goals coming from forward Heung-Min Son. Tottenham have four wins and two draws through six matches this season.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at White Hart Lane.
This weekend’s live Premier League match coverage begins Friday, September 30, at 2:30 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on USA Network, followed by Everton v. Crystal Palace at 3:00 p.m. ET. Following the match, NBCSN presents a live Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live and Goal Zone, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle.
Match coverage this Saturday, October 1, begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Swansea City v. Liverpool at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Saturday’s coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with Hull City v. Chelsea on NBCSN.
All matches not on NBCSN in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET television window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN. In addition, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET, the Premier League’s new Goal Rush product will be featured on Premier League Extra Time as well as via the NBC Sports app and on NBCSports.com. Hull City v. Chelsea will be this week’s featured match on Goal Rush.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents a new Premier League Download: Inside the Mind of Arsene Wenger, hosted by The Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett. With Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrating his 20th anniversary at the club, Bennett traveled to London to interview Wenger on his legacy, philosophy as a manager, and more.
On Sunday, CNBC presents coverage of Leicester City v. Southampton at 9:15 a.m. ET, with live match coverage wrapping up at 11:30 a.m. ET with Burnley v. Arsenal on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO.
All Premier League games 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. The NBC Sports app will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
NBC Sports Digital presents four Premier League Productions programs each week throughout the season, available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as Premier League Shorts, a short-form, digital-exclusive video series. Click here for more information.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Fri., Sept. 30||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA|
|Fri., Sept. 30||3 p.m.||Everton v. Crystal Palace||USA|
|Fri., Sept. 30||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 1||6:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 1||7:30 a.m.||Swansea City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., Oct. 1||10 a.m.||Hull City v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 1||10 a.m.||West Ham v. Middlesbrough||Extra Time|
|Sat., Oct. 1||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., Oct. 1||10 a.m.||Watford v. Bournemouth||Extra Time|
|Sat., Oct. 1||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Extra Time|
|Sat., Oct. 1||Noon||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 1||12:30 p.m.||Premier League Download: Inside the Mind of Arsene Wenger||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 1||10 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 2||6 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Oct. 2||7 a.m.||Manchester United v. Stoke City||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Oct. 2||9 a.m.||Premier League Live||CNBC|
|Sun., Oct. 2||9:15 a.m.||Tottenham v. Manchester City||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Oct. 2||9:15 a.m.||Leicester City v. Southampton||CNBC|
|Sun., Oct. 2||11:30 a.m.||Burnley v. Arsenal||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., Oct. 2||Midnight||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Mon., Oct. 3||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
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Episode to Feature:
Examination of Showdown Between Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr.
Spotlight Look at Performances of Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas in Broncos’ Victory Over Bengals
NFL Films Breaks Down Impact of Vikings’ Defense in Win Against Panthers
In-Game Audio From Dez Bryant in Cowboys’ Win Over Bears on Sunday Night Football
NFL Turning Point Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 27, 2016 – Wednesday night’s all-new edition of NFL Turning Point, debuting tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, examines the NFC East showdown between the Redskins and Giants, and studies how the matchup between CB Josh Norman and WR Odell Beckham Jr. impacted the outcome of the game.
In addition, the show reviews the Denver Broncos’ win over the Cincinnati Bengals, and highlights the standout performances by WRs Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas; breaks down the Minnesota Vikings’ victory against the Carolina Panthers; reviews QB Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts’ win over the San Diego Chargers; and features in-game audio from WR Dez Bryant during the Dallas Cowboys’ victory over the Chicago Bears.
Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the 30-minute long NFL Turning Point, co-produced by NFL Films, airs weekly throughout the entire NFL season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl.
This week’s episode includes:
- Redskins–Giants: NFL Turning Point reviews the performances of Norman and Beckham on Sunday, analyzes who won the individual contest between the two, and studies how the overall showdown impacted the Redskins’ win. The segment also looks back at the players’ previous matchup in Week 15 of last season, and how the rivalry first began.
- Broncos–Bengals: NFL Films shines a spotlight on the 117 receiving yards and two touchdown performance of Sanders, and the 100 receiving yards and one touchdown performance from Thomas, and examines how the Broncos used formation and route design to provide big play opportunities for their star receiving duo.
- Vikings–Panthers: The segment breaks down the standout performance of the Vikings defense, including how Minnesota shut down Panthers’ QB Cam Newton, and examines how it proved to be the difference in Sunday’s game.
- Chargers–Colts: NFL Turning Point takes an inside look at the final minutes of the game, and how QB Andrew Luck and WR T.Y. Hilton connected for the Colts’ game-winning 63-yard touchdown pass.
Wednesday night’s Sounds of The Game – Powered by BOSE – segment will feature in-game audio from WR Dez Bryant who was mic’d up during the Cowboys’ win over the Bears on Sunday Night Football.
Each week NFL Turning Point is built around select NFL matchups from the previous weekend, and focuses on the crucial “turning point” moments that ultimately defined the outcome of each game. The show also features anatomy-of-a-play type segments and long-form game-of-the-week style narratives that include pre-game and post-game access, sideline sounds, jaw-dropping cinematography and incredible storytelling that is synonymous with NFL Films.
In 2016 NBCSN will air a total of 21 NFL Turning Point episodes. The season finale, scheduled to air on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, will look back at the “turning point” of Super Bowl LI.
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The weekly show airs from 9 a.m.-noon on ESPN and will be located from Bowman Field.
Four teams remain as the 2016 WNBA Playoffs semifinals tip off Wednesday, Sept. 28, with a doubleheader on ESPN2 beginning at 8 p.m. as the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury visit the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx in the best-of-five series.