LeBron James, Holly Holm, Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Simone Biles, Andy Murray, Roberta Vinci, Cristiano Ronaldo, Carli Lloyd and Cam Newton are all among nominees for The 2016 ESPYS on ABC, hosted by John Cena
Coverage of U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Trials Continues This Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC
2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships This Friday & Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC
NBC Sports Films to Premiere “The Ranch: Home of an American Sports Dynasty” Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC
NBCOlympics.com, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App to Provide Streaming Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 22, 2016 – NBC Olympics continues its unprecedented presentation of the U.S. Olympic Trials with the men’s gymnastics Trials from St. Louis, Mo., beginning this Thursday, June 23, live at 8:30 p.m. ET, on NBCSN. Coverage continues in primetime this Saturday, June 25, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will livestream all the action, and present supplemental digital-only coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday and Saturday.
Sam Mikulak, who earned a fourth consecutive U.S. all-around title earlier this month, headlines the field for the men’s gymnastics Trials. He will be joined by his 2012 Olympic teammates Jake Dalton, John Orozco, and Danell Leyva, who earned a bronze medal for Team USA in the men’s all-around at the London Games. Donnell Whittenburg, who was second at the 2016 AT&T American Cup, is also expected to be a contender. The 2016 U.S. Olympic men’s gymnastics team will be announced following Saturday’s competition.
NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics team of play-by-play voice Al Trautwig, two-time Olympic medalist Tim Daggett, 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and reporter Andrea Joyce will host coverage of the men’s gymnastics Trials and the 2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships (see below).
2016 P&G WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
NBC Sports presents coverage of the 2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships from St. Louis, Mo., this Friday, June 24, and Sunday, June 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream coverage.
The field for the 2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships is led by Simone Biles, who is seeking her fourth straight U.S. all-around title at the P&G championships. Biles looks to make her Olympic debut in Rio on the heels of three consecutive world all-around championship titles (2013-15). She will be joined by 2012 Olympic individual all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, who earned the 2012 Olympic gold medal for floor exercise. Douglas and Raisman were a part of the “Fierce Five” U.S. women’s gymnastics squad that took home the team gold medal in London.
NBC Olympics’ coverage of the women’s gymnastics Trials from San Jose, Calif., begins Friday, July 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and continues on Sunday, July 10, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
NBC and NBCSN combine to present primetime coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials during an unprecedented 20 of 23 nights. The full schedule for this week’s coverage of the Trials, which also includes diving and swimming, can be found here. It all leads up to the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this August on the networks of NBCUniversal.
THE RANCH: HOME OF AN AMERICAN SPORTS DYNASTY
NBC Sports Films will premiere The Ranch: Home of An American Sports Dynasty, a one-hour special which explores Karolyi Ranch, the historic U.S. women’s gymnastics team training center built by legendary coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi, Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The program features interviews with Douglas, Raisman, and Biles, as well as Olympic hopefuls Ragan Smith, Maggie Nichols and Laurie Hernandez. Click here for more information.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics coverage this month:
|Thurs., June 23||8 p.m. ET||U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics||NBCOlympics.com & the NBC Sports app|
|Thurs., June 23||8:30 p.m. ET||U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 24||8 p.m. ET/PT||“The Ranch: Home of An American Sports Dynasty”||NBC|
|Fri., June 24||9 p.m. ET/PT||2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships||NBC|
|Sat., June 25||8 p.m. ET||U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics||NBCOlympics.com & the NBC Sports app|
|Sat., June 25||9 p.m. ET/PT||U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics||NBC|
|Sun., June 26||9 p.m. ET/PT||2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships||NBC|
|Fri., July 8||8:30 p.m.||U.S. Olympic Trials: Women’s Gymnastics||NBCOlympics.com & the NBC Sports app|
|Fri., July 8||9 p.m. ET/PT||U.S. Olympic Trials: Women’s Gymnastics||NBC|
|Sun., July 10||8 p.m.||U.S. Olympic Trials: Women’s Gymnastics||NBCOlympics.com & the NBC Sports app|
|Sun., July 10||8:30 p.m. ET/PT||U.S. Olympic Trials: Women’s Gymnastics||NBC|
U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS COVERAGE ON THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream the Olympic Trials coverage 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 app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Pre-Race Coverage Begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Practice Airs Live on Friday at Noon ET on NBCSN; Qualifying on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Tennessee National – Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 22, 2016 – IndyCar returns to historic Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., this weekend for the first time since 2007, as NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Kohler Grand Prix this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-race coverage begins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET.
In addition to this weekend’s IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix, NBC and NBCSN will showcase the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Tennessee National, beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of this weekend’s IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Tennessee National.
INDYCAR KOHLER GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Road America hosts this weekend’s IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix for the first time in nearly a decade, when Sebastien Bourdais (KVSH Racing) won en route to the season championship in 2007. Simon Pagenaud (Penske) continues to lead the championship standings by 80 points ahead of Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi). Coverage from Road America begins Friday at noon ET with practice on NBCSN, and continues Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET with qualifying, prior to Sunday’s race coverage.
Lead IndyCar play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s race, alongside analysts Paul Tracy, who won twice at Road America in his career (1993 and 2000), and Townsend Bell. Marty Snider, Katie Hargitt, Robin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.
Both Tracy and Bell experienced success on the track in recent days. Bell and his Ferrari team finished first in their class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 19, while Tracy was victorious at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational. Tracy won top honors in the “B Production” class in a 1965 Ford Mustang GT 350.
In addition to this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series event at Road America, NBCSN will air coverage of the Indy Lights series from Road America Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET, immediately following the Kohler Grand Prix. Kevin Lee will call the race alongside Anders Krohn and Katie Hargitt.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – TENNESSEE NATIONAL – SATURDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues with the Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Ken Roczen continues to lead the 450 Class standings, following his third sweep of the season in the class at High Point last weekend. Joey Savatgy currently leads in the 250 Class standings, following his second consecutive win of the season at High Point. Saturday’s live coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC and moves to NBCSN at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call this weekend’s action.
Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule on NBC and NBCSN:
|Thur., June 23||NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – Stafford||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR America||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 24||IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix – Practice||Noon||NBCSN|
|Red Bull Global RallyCross – Daytona (Encore)||1:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 25||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Practice||10 a.m.||NBC Sports app|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Moto 1s||1 p.m.||MAVTV|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Moto 2s||3:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Moto 2s||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix – Qualifying||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 26||IndyCar Countdown||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Post-Race||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Indy Lights – Road America||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee (Encore)||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
MOTORSPORTS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live streaming coverage of this weekend’s motorsports content 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.
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 and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
NASCAR TALK: NASCAR TALK provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date NASCAR coverage, including Sprint Cup, XFINITY, and Camping World Truck Series. The site also promotes videos from NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA. Fans can follow @NASCARTalkNBC on Twitter.
MOTORSPORTSTALK: MotorSportsTalk (@MotorSportsTalk) on NBCSports.com brings racing fans up-to-the-minute news, video and information on Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and other open-wheel and off-road racing from around the world. The site also serves as the destination for all news, analysis and video from NBC and NBCSN productions of IndyCar and F1, including contributions from on-air commentators.
SOCIAL: NBC Sports Group will continue to provide comprehensive motorsports social coverage across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, fans can follow @MotorsportsTalk for all-encompassing content across NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties. @NASCARonNBC and@NASCARTalkNBC share the latest NASCAR content, @F1onNBCSports provides the latest news in Formula One, and @IndyCaronNBCSN delivers up-to-the-minute information on the Verizon IndyCar Series.
In addition, the NASCAR on NBC Facebook page will provide users with videos, interactive content and much more. Fans should also “like” NBC Sports on Facebook for the most up-to-date news, videos and commentary about NBC Sports Group’s motorsports properties.
For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.
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The Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) announced today that ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen, who has covered the NFL for 32 years, including the last 25 with ESPN, has been selected as the 2016 Dick McCann Award winner.
24/7 Sports Talk Programming From Mike Florio, Chris Mannix, Amani Toomer, and More Available Now
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 22, 2016 – NBC Sports Radio, a joint venture between NBC Sports Group and Westwood One, will now be available for live-streaming on Apple Music. The NBC Sports Radio channel is available through Apple Music on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Mac, PC, Android, and Sonos.
“We’re happy to offer listeners access to NBC Sports Radio on this exciting platform,” said Rob Simmelkjaer, SVP, NBC Sports Ventures. “Now, through Apple Music with its broad reach and immediate availability, NBC Sports Radio content is even more accessible.”
NBC Sports Radio is fully-amped, 24/7 sports talk programming that entertains, informs, and engages sports fans nationwide on 418 affiliated stations. The network features an array of dynamic and passionate sports talk personalities, expert analysts, former players and coaches, and special contributors. Featured NBC Sports Radio sports talk personalities include Mike Florio, Chris Mannix, Amani Toomer, Newy Scruggs, Mark Malone, Dan Schwartzman, Scott Seidenberg and Jon Stashower.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports Radio programming:
|6:00-9:00 a.m.||ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio|
|9:00 a.m.-Noon (West Coast morning drive)||ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio (encore)|
|Noon-3 p.m.||Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs|
|3 p.m.-7 p.m.||Chris Mannix Show|
|7 p.m.-10 p.m.||Under Center with Mark Malone|
|10 p.m.-1 a.m.||Going Deep with Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman|
|1 a.m.-3 a.m.||Scott Seidenberg Show|
|3 a.m.-6 a.m.||Going Deep with Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman (encore)|
In addition to Apple Music, all programs air live on NBC Sports Radio, the NBC Sports Radio app and NBCSportsRadio.com, and ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio also streams live on ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. On-demand replays of the program are available on the NBC Sports Radio app, NBCSportsRadio.com and ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
For more information on programming, please contact Westwood One at NBCSportsRadio@westwoodone.com. For a complete schedule of shows, bios, exclusive audio content, and a list of radio stations airing NBC Sports Radio, log on to NBCSportsRadio.com.
About NBC Sports Radio
NBC Sports Radio is a joint venture between NBC Sports Group and Westwood One. It provides sports talk programming to radio stations nationwide and is distributed by Westwood One. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features, and long-form shows. On social media, join the NBC Sports Radio community on Twitter at twitter.com/nbcsportsradio. To listen live or on demand, or to find a station, visit www.nbcsportsradio.com.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.
Earlier today, ESPN’s College Basketball and NBA Draft analyst Jay Bilas answered media questions to preview the 2016 NBA Draft.
ESPN has been honored with four top honors in the 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced today.
ESPN tennis analysts Chrissie Evert and John McEnroe spoke with media Tuesday to preview Wimbledon, which is exclusive to ESPN starting Monday, June 27. Highlights of the call are followed by the full transcript. Soundbites On: Are nerves the reason Serena is “stuck” on 21 Majors, one short of Graf? “I think it has gotten … Read More
2016 NHL Draft Coverage Begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Pre-Draft Special on NBCSN
Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen Host Coverage, Alongside Analysts and Insiders Pierre McGuire, Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger, and Craig Button
2016 NHL Awards – Tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 21, 2016 – NBC Sports will provide live coverage of the 2016 NHL Draft this Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with an exclusive presentation of the first round from First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Coverage begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET with a 30-minute NHL Draft Pre-Draft Special on NBCSN. In addition, NBCSN will also provide live coverage of the 2016 NHL Awards tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of the 2016 NHL Draft and 2016 NHL Awards.
2016 NHL DRAFT – FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Americans Auston Matthews and Matthew Tkachuk and Finnish forwards Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi headline this year’s draft class. Matthews, who is projected to be the first overall selection by the Toronto Maple Leafs, played for Zurich SC in Switzerland this year, and led the club with 24 goals in just 36 regular-season games. Tkachuk, son of former NHL forward and 500-goal scorer Keith Tkachuk, recorded 107 points (30g/77a) in 57 games for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League this season, and scored the overtime game-winner in the Memorial Cup Final for the Knights.
This year’s draft could be the first time ever that two Finnish players are selected in the first three overall picks, and the first time since 2002 that a pair of Finnish players could be drafted in the first four picks. In the 2002 NHL Draft, the Atlanta Thrashers selected Kari Lehtonen No. 2 overall, while the Philadelphia Flyers used the No. 4 pick to select Joni Pitkanen.
Liam McHugh will host coverage alongside Emmy Award-winning analyst Pierre McGuire and NHL Insiders Bob McKenzie and Craig Button. In addition, Kathryn Tappen will anchor coverage from the floor of First Niagara Center, conducting interviews with players, coaches and general managers. Darren Dreger will handle reporting duties, providing information on potential trades and developing storylines.
Coverage will feature interviews and features with all of the top 2016 NHL Draft prospects, including Matthews and Tkachuk.
2016 NHL AWARDS – TOMORROW AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports presents coverage of the 2016 NHL Awards tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., hosted by actor and comedian Will Arnett. Awards that will be announced on Wednesday night include the winners of Hart Trophy (most valuable player), Calder Trophy (top rookie), Vezina Trophy (top goaltender), and Norris Trophy (top defenseman).
Click here for more information on the 2016 NHL Awards, including a full list of award finalists.
NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of the 2016 NHL Awards and 2016 NHL Draft 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 more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.
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ESPN Chicago 1000 has reached a multiyear agreement to broadcast every Notre Dame football and men’s basketball game beginning with the 2016-17 seasons.