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FOX SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS – 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

SOCCER: Eleven UEFA Champions League and CONCACAF Champions

League Matchups

MLB: Saturday Doubleheader on FOX Sports 1

NFL: Preseason coverage of the Chargers-49ers

ICYMI: Watch a preview of THE BIG CATCH: 2014 FOX SPORTS FOOTBALL PREVIEW with Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Joel Klatt and Peter Schrager http://bit.ly/1p77hvM

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 NFL

TWO UNIQUE SHOWS KICK OFF NFL SEASON PREVIEW COVERAGE

THE BIG CATCH: 2014 FOX SPORTS FOOTBALL PREVIEW

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO; Thursday, Aug. 21 (9:00 PM ET) / re-airs on FOX, Sunday, Aug. 24 (3:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Joel Klatt, Randy Moss, Peter Schrager & Brian Urlacher
  • Overview: FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Schrager is joined by FOX Sports NFL analysts Klatt, Moss & Urlacher for a weekend of fishing and in-depth football talk on California’s Big Bear Lake.  In this candid one-of-a-kind hour-long special, the football personalities discuss teams that will surprise fans this season and predict how some of the NFL’s leading quarterbacks will adjust in 2014.

FANTASY FOOTBALL UNCENSORED

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO; Saturday, Aug. 23 (12:00 PM ET) / re-airs on FOX, Sunday, Aug. 24 (2:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, David Spade, Katie Nolan, Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Jay DeMarcus, Chuck Liddell and Jerry Ferrara
  • Overview: FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer and actor/comedian David Spade bring together a few of their celebrity buddies for a weekly battle of fantasy football knowledge and fun with Glazer serving as the show’s host and league commissioner.

PRESEASON NFL COVERAGE CONTINUES WITH CHARGERS-49ERS ON SUNDAY

  • Network/When: FOX, Sunday, Aug. 24 (4:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, analyst Troy Aikman and sideline reporter Erin Andrews
  • This Week: FOX Sports airs its second and final game of the 2014 preseason, as the San Francisco 49ers host the San Diego Chargers.

 

STUDIO SHOWS

FOX SPORTS LIVE – COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEAD COACHES WEEK AIRING NIGHTLY 1-ON-1 INTERVIEWS, NFL TRAINING CAMP NEWS AND PRESEASON COVERAGE, MLB PLAYOFF RACE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Charissa Thompson, Cole Wright, Ryan Field, Gabe Kapler, Joel Klatt, Donovan McNabb, Petros Papadakis, Bill Reiter, Peter Schrager, Clay Travis
  • This Week: In anticipation of next weekend’s start of the college football season, ‘Head Coaches Week’ is underway on FOX SPORTS LIVE. Beginning Monday and Tuesday night, FOX Sports college football insider Bruce Feldman delivered the first installments of his 1-on-1 interview series with some of the most intriguing and recognizable chairmen of the sport’s biggest programs. Monday and Tuesday night’s editions featured LSU and Florida State head coaches Les Miles and Jimbo Fisher, respectively. The Wednesday-Friday shows this week are slated to include Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury, Louisville’s Bobby Petrino and Texas first-year head coach Charlie Strong. As training-camp position battles reach full boil and the majority of the teams approach their telling third preseason games, the show continues to have it all covered with NFL highlights, camp reports and in-studio analysis. As the division races heat up in MLB, FOX SPORTS LIVE continues nightly highlights and analysis with analyst Gabe Kapler in studio during the week to recap the biggest stories from all of the day’s action. On Monday night’s show, Kapler addressed the continued struggles of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Josh Hamilton and fall out from Angels manager Mike Scioscia’s critical public comments: http://foxs.pt/1uT9M8d.

AMERICA’S PREGAME – CONTINUED NFL TRAINING CAMP SITE HITS AND COVERAGE, FEDERER INTERVIEW WEDNESDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, weekdays (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Mike Hill, Molly McGrath, Royce Clayton, Joel Klatt, Kirk Morrison, Ephraim Salaam, Frank Thomas
  • This Week: With the preseason schedule passing its proverbial midpoint, AMERICA’S PREGAME remains an early-evening go-to source for NFL coverage as site reports and pregame on-field talkback interviews come in via correspondents from team facilities and stadiums across the country. The highlights of the correspondent hits this week came from Cleveland Browns camp where longtime Cleveland Plain-Dealer beat writer Mary Kay Cabot provided an on-site report covering head coach Mike Pettine’s announcement that veteran Brian Hoyer will be the team’s starting quarterback ahead of rookie Johnny Manziel. Wednesday’s show is highlighted by a satellite interview with 17-time Grand Slam singles tennis champion Roger Federer, who joins the show to discuss the late stages of his exceptional career and his prospects of competing for next month’s U.S. Open in New York after defending champion Rafael Nadal announced this week his official withdrawal from the tournament due to injury.

 

FOX SPORTS EXPERTS GET FANS READY FOR  2014 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON WITH FOX SPORTS 1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL KICKOFF

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Saturday, Aug. 23 (1:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Host Rob Stone with analysts Joel Klatt and Dave Wannstedt and insiders Bruce Feldman and Clay Travis
  • This Week: This one-hour college football preview show gets fans ready for kickoff of the 2014 season by tackling hot topics such as the inaugural College Football Playoff, Charlie Strong’s biggest challenge at Texas, if UCLA has what it takes to overtake Oregon in the Pac-12, what Braxton Miller’s injury means to Ohio State and the Big Ten and if the SEC is truly the best conference in the game. In addition, insider Bruce Feldman sits down with reigning Heisman Trophy winner and quarterback of the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles, Jameis Winston, and FOX Sports 1 kicks it to BTN’s panel to dish on who will win the new-look Big Ten and why.

 

MLB

MLB ON FOX SPORTS 1 DOUBLEHEADER THIS SATURDAY FOLLOWED BY TUESDAY CLASH BETWEEN TWINS & ROYALS

  • Network: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Aug. 23
  • San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals: Kenny Albert & Eric Karros (4:00 PM ET)
  • Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds: Thom Brennaman, Tom Verducci & Harold Reynolds (7:00 PM ET)
  • Network: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Tuesday, Aug. 26
  • Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals: Steve Physioc & Bert Blyleven (8:00 PM ET)

 

MLB WHIPAROUND

  • Network/When/On-air Talent:  FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, weekdays
  • Thursday, Aug. 21 (10:00 PM ET) – Greg Wolf, Frank Thomas & Gabe Kapler
  • Friday, Aug. 22 (1:00 AM ET) – Greg Wolf, Frank Thomas & Gabe Kapler
  • Monday, Aug. 25 (10:00 PM ET) – TBD
  • Tuesday, Aug. 26 (12:00 AM ET) – TBD
  • Wednesday, Aug. 27 (10:00 PM ET) – TBD
  • What: This MLB centric program expands FOX Sports 1’s commitment to baseball coverage with quick-turnaround highlights of in-progress games, MLB news and analysis.  The hour-long program originates from Studio A in Los Angeles.

 

NASCAR

FOX SPORTS 1 OFFERS LIVE COVERAGE OF RARE WEDNESDAY NIGHT NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RACE; SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE AT BRISTOL COULD HAVE HUGE CHASE IMPLICATIONS

It was a short week for NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES teams, racing Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, then quickly packing up and heading for the half-mile bullring at Bristol Motor Speedway, where the series competes on Wednesday, Aug. 21 (8:30 PM ET), live on FOX Sports 1.

With 10 races to go in the 2014 season, only 19 points separate the top three drivers.  With his win Saturday at Michigan, Johnny Sauter assumed the point lead over teammate and reigning champ Matt Crafton (-9), who finished second at Michigan, Ryan Blaney (-16), four-time champion Ron Hornaday Jr. (-19) and Darrell Wallace Jr. (-36).

As the NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES rolls into Bristol this weekend, only a trio of races remains for drivers not already qualified for the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, NASCAR’s version of the playoffs, to lock in a spot in the 16-driver field by virtue of a win.  FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO provide comprehensive, live coverage of Friday’s Sprint Cup and NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES on-track activities, beginning at 11:00 AM ET, in addition to shoulder programming surrounding both series on Friday and Saturday.  In addition, FOX Sports 1 continues to follow the latest in the investigation surrounding the death of sprint-car driver Kevin Ward Jr. two weeks ago at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York when he was struck and killed by a car driven by Tony Stewart.

NASCAR ON FOX’S JEFF HAMMOND SAYS BRISTOL COULD BE PIVOTAL TO MAKING THE CHASE

“Bristol is the first of the three remaining races in the ‘Race to the Chase.’  A lot of people probably have overlooked what Bristol could mean for the championship, especially now that a lot of drivers are going in there mad at each other after Sunday’s race at Michigan.  If those angry drivers, many of whom already are in the Chase, go after each other at Bristol, which is prone to wrecks and tempers already, that could spell chaos for guys hoping to have a solid day just to get in the Chase.  A lot of guys are going into Bristol with a lot of emotion, and that could be trouble for those who just need to have a good run.”

HAMMOND SAYS TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON A FEW DRIVERS

“Time is running out quickly on the ‘bubble boys’ hoping to make the Chase on points if they can’t get a win in the next three weeks.  Kyle Larson took a big blow at Michigan.  As we go into the final three races, I think the experience of some of the veteran drivers will show through.  They’ll probably start giving some of these guys like Larson a hard time.  He’s going to need a great car and will have to be smart if he’s going to get in the Chase, and he’s likely going to have to win a race.”

HAMMOND PUTS IMPORTANCE ON QUALIFYING AT BRISTOL

“Qualifying speeds are up every week this year, and they’ll be the fastest we’ve ever seen them at Bristol on Friday in qualifying.  Starting up front is going to be critical because pit selection can determine whether you have a good or bad night there.”

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RACE FROM BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO; Wednesday, Aug. 20  (8:30 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Steve Byrnes, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip, Bob Dillner, Hermie Sadler and Krista Voda

NCWTS SETUP FROM BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO; Wednesday, Aug. 20 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Krista Voda, Steve Byrnes, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip, Bob Dillner and Hermie Sadler
  • This Week:  In advance of his third Truck Series start of the season,NCWTS SETUP follows driver and high school senior Ben Rhodes on his first day back to high school in Louisville, Ky., where he maintains a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society; a flashback to last year’s Bristol race, won by Kyle Busch, and last weekend’s Michigan race; examination of front-splitter issues for both Brad Keselowski Racing trucks at Michigan and discussion regarding fuel shortage woes for both Kyle Busch Motorsports trucks at Michigan.

 

NASCAR RACE HUB

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO; Monday through Thursdays (5:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Co-hosts Steve Byrnes, Danielle Trotta and Adam Alexander; Matt Clark, Ray Dunlap, Bob Dillner, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds
  • This Week: Danielle Trotta’s exclusive, sit-down interview with Carl Edwards regarding his move to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, complete recap and highlights from Wednesday’s Truck Series race at Bristol and “Let It Ride” odds segment for Bristol Cup Series race on Thursday, Aug. 21.

 

NASCAR RACEDAY FROM BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO; Saturday, Aug. 23 (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: John Roberts, Larry McReynolds, Kenny Wallace, Bob Dillner and Rutledge Wood
  • This Week: Danielle Trotta sits down with Carl Edwards to discuss his announcement he will drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015; live interviews with Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle.

 

TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP

OAK TREE GRAND PRIX MARKS FIRST TIME GTLM & GTD FEATURED IN STAND-ALONE EVENT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO; Sunday, Aug. 24 (4:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Booth – Bob Varsha, Calvin Fish, Dorsey Schroeder; Pits – Chris Neville, Jamie Howe
  • This Week: Sunday afternoon’s Oak Tree Grand Prix consists of both the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes of IMSA’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship battling for the overall victory at the newly repaved Virginia International Raceway.  It’s the first-ever standalone race featuring these two classes. VIR returns to its GT roots, as the first-ever IMSA race at VIR in 1971 featured GT cars racing for the overall victory.  Only three races remain in both the GTLM & GTD season, and with the season winding down, the championship battles are heating up.  For more information on the series, please visit www.IMSA.com.

 

UFC

UFC FIGHT NIGHT HEADLINER HENDERSON A TORNADO OF ELBOWS AND PUNCHES, SAYS CRUZ

A pivotal UFC lightweight match headlines UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON VS. DOS ANJOS as No. 1-ranked Benson Henderson (21-3) takes on No. 5-ranked Rafael dos Anjos (21-7) on Saturday, Aug. 23 on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. UFC on FOX analyst Dominick Cruz believes that Henderson has been fueled by his loss of the title to Anthony Pettis and continues to get better. “I love this matchup,” says Cruz. “You’ve got a jiu-jitsu guy, Dos Anjos, versus a wrestler with nasty jiu-jitsu in Benson Henderson. Henderson throws crazy leg kicks and mixes up elbows. He’s just a tornado of conditioning, takedowns, elbows and punches. He never stops. He’s got a new focus after the losses he’s had and it’s changed Henderson completely. He’s only gotten better.” Follow the link to watch the preview: http://bit.ly/1qgtF1S

 

UFC TONIGHT – UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON VS. DOS ANJOS PREVIEW, HENDERSON, PYLE, AND MCGREGOR INTERVIEWS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Aug. 20 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Kenny Florian, Karyn Bryant, Brian Stann, Daniel Cormier Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: On UFC TONIGHT, Florian and Bryant are joined in the studio by guest hosts Daniel Cormier and Brian Stann. They preview UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON vs. DOS ANJOS and interview headliner Benson Henderson before his headlining bout on FOX Sports 1 this Saturday night. They also catch up with Mike Pyle before his bout Saturday night and talk to the always exciting Conor McGregor. Plus, Helwani and Bryant add reports.

 

UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW, SERRA DEBUTS AS ANALYST

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO, Friday, Aug. 22 (5:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Heidi Androl
  • This Week:The UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW features host Karyn Bryant, with former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and former welterweight champion Matt Serra as analysts, as the 22 fighters on the card attempt to make weight. Heidi Androl interviews fighters during the show.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT: HENDERSON VS. DOS ANJOS PREVIEW, ELLENBERGER DEBUTS AS ANALYST

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Aug. 23 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Jake Ellenberger, Heidi Androl
  • This Week: Host Bryant and analysts Evans, Serra and welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger preview the main card and prelim fights at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON VS. DOS ANJOS.

                                                                 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 2

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Aug. 23 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik, Brian Stann, Karyn Bryant, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Jake Ellenberger, Heidi Androl(FOX Deportes: Víctor Dávila and Fabricio Werdum)
  • This Week: The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS air on FOX Sports 2, featuring four exciting fights including Niel Magny (11-4) versus Alex Garcia (12-1) in a welterweight scrap. Lightweight Beneil Dariush (7-1) faces Tony Martin (8-1), while bantamweight Aaron Phillips (8-1) fights Matt Hobar (8-2). Rounding out the prelims, welterweights Ben Saunders (16-6-2) and Chris Heatherly (8-1, 1NC) square off.

HENDERSON FACES DOS ANJOS AT UFC FIGHT NIGHT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports GO, Saturday, Aug. 23 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik, Brian Stann, Karyn Bryant, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Jake Ellenberger, Heidi Androl(FOX Deportes: Víctor Dávila and Fabricio Werdum)
  • This Week: In the exciting headliner, No. 1-ranked lightweight Benson Henderson (21-3) takes on No. 5-ranked Rafael dos Anjos (21-7). In addition, No. 13-ranked welterweight Mike Pyle (26-9-1, 1NC) faces Jordan Mein (28-9). Also, No. 12-ranked middleweight Francis Carmont (22-9) faces No. 15-ranked Thales Leites (23-4). Featherweight Max Holloway (9-3) fights Clay Collard (13-4, 1NC). James Vick (5-0) and Valmir Lazaro (12-2) square off in a lightweight bout, while Chas Skelly (11-1) and Tom Niinimaki (21-6-1) kick things off with a featherweight scrap.

FOX SPORTS LIVE RECAPS UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOUTS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Saturday, Aug. 23 (1:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Jake Ellenberger, Heidi Androl
  • This Week: Watch the recap and breakdown of UFC FIGHT NIGHT with host Bryant and analysts Evans, Serra and Ellenberger. The group also interviews winners of the main bouts.

COUNTDOWN TO UFC 177: DILLASHAW VS. BARAO

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Sunday, Aug. 24 (3:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw, contender Renan Barao
  • This Week: This one-hour special previews UFC 177’s headlining bout between UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and former champ Renan Barao. The show also previews the co-main event between Dillashaw’s Team Alpha Male cohort Danny Castillo, who meets Tony Ferguson in a lightweight bout.

SKATEBOARDING

HUSTON ONE TO WATCH AT STREET LEAGUE SUPER CROWN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Sunday, Aug. 24 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Andrew Cannon, Felix Arguelles, Geoff Rowley, Jordan Whitley
  • This Week: The world’s top eight street skateboarders lay it on the line for the winner-takes-all conclusion of the 2014 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB Super Crown World Championship at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.. The $200,000 prize purse and coveted title of Champion ensures that absolutely nothing is held back at the coming SLS Super Crown contest. Can the dominant Nyjah Huston, who’s won the first three events, continue his streak or will one of the other skaters rise to the challenge? Watch the link for a preview of the Super Crown Championships by Andrew Cannon and Jordan Whitleyhttp://bit.ly/VFUJPH

 

BOXING

UNDEFEATED AVILA FACES FRIAS AT GOLDEN BOY BOXING

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports GO, Friday, Aug. 22 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Dave Bontempo, Beto Duran and Jessica Rosales
  • This Week: The Golden Boy Live! series continues from the Allan Witt Sports Center in Fairfield, Calif. featuring Manuel “Tino” Avila (15-0, 6 KOs) vs. Sergio Frias (15-3-2, 8 KOs) in the main event. In the co-main event, it’s an eight-round heavyweight showdown when unbeaten Gerald “El Gallo” Washington (13-0, 10 KOs) faces veteran standout Nagy Aguilera (19-8, 13 KOs). In the eight-round televised opener, featherweights Guy Robb (13-1, 5 KOs) and Jonathan “Lil’ Thund’r” Arellano (14-4-2, 3 KOs) square off.

SOCCER

 

UEFA CHAMPONS LEAGUE AND CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ACTION CONTINUES NEXT TUESDAY

  • Network/When:

UCL

  • Zenit vs. Standard d Liege, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Soccer 2Go, Tuesday, Aug. 26 (11:50 AM ET)
  • Celtic vs. Maribor, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Tuesday, Aug. 26 (2:00 PM ET)
  • Porto vs. Lille, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer 2Go, Tuesday, Aug. 26 (2:00 PM ET)
  • APOEL FC vs. Aalborg,  FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports Net, FOX Soccer 2Go, Tuesday, Aug. 26 (2:00 PM ET)
  • BATE Borisov vs. Bratislava,  DirecTV, FOX Soccer 2Go, Tuesday, Aug. 26 (2:30 PM ET)
  • Arsenal vs. Besiktas,  FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Aug. 27 (2:00 PM ET)
  • Athletic Bilbao vs. Napoli, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, Aug. 27(2:00 PM ET)​
  • Bayer Leverkusen vs. Kobenhaven,  FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports Net, FOX Soccer 2Go, Wednesday, Aug. 27 (2:00 PM ET)​
  • Malmo FF vs. Salzburg, DirecTV, FOX Soccer 2Go, Wednesday, Aug. 27 (2:30 PM ET)
  • Ludogorets vs. Steaua Bucuresti, DirecTV, FOX Soccer 2Go, Wednesday, Aug. 27 (2:30 PM ET)

CCL

  • NY Red Bulls vs. Club Deportivo FAS, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO, Tuesday, Aug. 26 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Rob Stone hosts in-studio with Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton and Brian McBride.  JP Dellacamera teams up with Brian Dunseth and Cobi Jones, and John Strong joins the rotation with Janusz Michallik to call select CONCACAF Champions League games.

SPORTS LIVE EVENT AND STUDIO PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE (8/20 – 8/27)

All Times Eastern/Subject to Change

FOX SPORTS (BROADCAST) – BLUE; FOX SPORTS 1 – BLACK; FOX SPORTS 2 – GREEN

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Defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks Highlight NFL Network’s Week 3 Live Preseason Schedule

NFL_Network_2012_LogoThree Live Week 3 Preseason Games on NFL Network:

Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles – August 21 at 7:30 PM ET

Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks – August 22 at 11:00 PM ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills – August 23 at 4:30 PM ET

 

Special Preseason ‘NFL RedZone’ Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 PM ET

 

Preseason Editions of New Show ‘NFL GameDay Live’ Friday, August 22 at 8:00 PM ET & Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 PM ET

It’s time to get ‘Back to Football’ and NFL Media remains the go-to destination to do so, with three live games, re-airs of every Week 3 preseason game, a special preseason edition of the NFL RedZone channel and two preseason editions of NFL Network’s new show NFL GameDay Live.

On Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 PM ET, NFL Network features a live head-to-head matchup when running back LeSean McCoy and the Philadelphia Eagles host quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. NFL Network’s Ari Wolfe and Kurt Warner will call the action from NFL Network’s studios. Editions of NFL Total Access with host Melissa Stark and analysts Michael Robinson and Shaun O’Hara air before and during halftime of Steelers-Eagles. Host Dan Hellie is joined by analysts Warren Sapp and Willie McGinest onNFL Total Access following the game.

NFL Network’s live coverage of Week 3 preseason games continues Friday, August 22 at 11:00 PM ET when quarterback Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson and the 12th man. Host Scott Hanson and analysts Warren Sapp and Kurt Warner anchor NFL Total Access Friday at 7:00 PM ET and during halftime of Bears-Seahawks.

On Saturday, August 23 at 4:30 PM ET, quarterback EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills host new head coach Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers live on NFL Network. NFL Total Access airs at 4:00 PM ET and during halftime of Buccaneers-Bills with hosts Rhett Lewis and Erin Coscarelli, and analysts LaVar Arrington and Eric Davis.

Additionally, NFL Network provides complete game re-airs of every Week 3 preseason game.

On Friday, August 22 at 8:00 PM ET and Saturday, August 23 at 7:30 PM ET, NFL Network’s new show NFL GameDay Live debuts with two special preseason editions. Host Dan Hellie and analyst Heath Evans provide instant highlights and analysis of the games in progress each night, as well as recap the week’s games already completed. NFL GameDay Live airs every Sunday at 1:00 PM ET on NFL Network starting September 7, providing 6.5 hours of highlights and analysis of the day’s ongoing games.

On Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 PM ET, the third preseason edition of NFL RedZone will provide live highlights and coverage of Titans-Falcons, Cowboys-Dolphins, Redskins-Ravens, Saints-Colts, Vikings-Chiefs, Rams-Browns and Texans-Broncos, hosted by Scott Hanson. The final preseason edition of NFL RedZone will air Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 PM ET.

With NFL Mobile from Verizon, fans on the go can stream all 65 preseason games on their smartphones when they air on NFL Network, including a record 14 live preseason games. Plus get all the latest news and highlights with live NFL Network 24/7. Live streaming content on NFL Mobile is available to Verizon customers with a premium subscription. For more information, including how to access, visit www.verizoninsider.com/nfl.

***Please note that all live games on NFL Network are subject to local blackouts***

For the fifth season, NFL Preseason Live enables fans in the United States to watch live and on-demand NFL preseason out-of-market games (some blackout restrictions apply). NFL Preseason Live gives fans additional viewing options including picture-in-picture, and dual and quad view modes, allowing fans to watch multiple games on the same screen. With full DVR controls, fans may also pause, rewind and replay live and archived game action. Condensed Games returns as well, which allows fans to watch any preseason game in roughly 30 minutes. NFL Preseason Live is also available on iOS, Android and Window tablet devices so that fans can watch preseason games on the go.

NFL Preseason Live is currently offered at $19.99. To learn more, visit www.NFL.com/preseasonlive.

Below is NFL Network’s Week 3 broadcast schedule.

NFL NETWORK 2014 WEEK 3 PRESEASON GAMES SCHEDULE

(ALL TIMES EASTERN; LIVE GAMES IN BOLD; ALL GAMES IN HIGH DEFINITION)

Thursday, August 21

7:30 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles – LIVE

Friday, August 22

4:00 PM ET – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

11:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks – LIVE (joined live in progess)

1:00 AM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

4:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions

Saturday, August 23

7:00 AM ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers

10:00 AM ET – New York Giants vs. New York Jets

1:00 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

4:30 PM ET – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills – LIVE

12 Midnight ET –St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

3:00 AM ET – Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos

Sunday, August 24

7:00 AM ET – Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens

10:00 AM ET – Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos

1:00 PM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

12 Midnight ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins

3:00 AM ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers

Monday, August 25

10:00 AM ET – Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs

1:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks

4:00 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

8:00 PM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

12 Midnight ET – San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers

3:00 AM ET – Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons

Tuesday, August 26

10:00 AM ET – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills

1:00 PM ET – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals

4:00 PM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts

8:00 PM ET – Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks

12 Midnight ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins

3:00 AM ET – Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens

Wednesday, August 27

10:00 AM ET – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions

1:00 PM ET – New York Giants vs. New York Jets

4:00 PM ET – Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins

8:00 PM ET – Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos

12 Midnight ET – Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers

3:00 AM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts

Thursday, August 28

10:00 AM ET – Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

12:30 PM ET – San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers

3:00 PM ET – St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

***Please note that all live games on NFL Network are subject to local blackouts***

The following broadcast teams will be calling each Week 3 matchup on NFL Network:

Game Play-by-Play Analyst Sideline
Steelers at Eagles* Ari Wolfe Kurt Warner N/A
Panthers at Patriots Dan Roche Christian Fauria Matt Chatham
Giants at Jets Ian Eagle Greg Buttle Otis Livingston
Jaguars at Lions Matt Shepard Rob Rubick Tom Leyden
Raiders at Packers** Jim Nantz Phil Simms Tracy Wolfson
Bears at Seahawks Curt Menefee Brock Huard N/A
Buccaneers at Bills Ray Bentley Steve Tasker Mike Catalana
Titans at Falcons Randy Waters Dave Archer Laura Okmin
Cowboys at Dolphins Dick Stockton Bob Griese & Nat Moore Kim Bokamper
Redskins at Ravens Gerry Sandusky Stan White & Qadry Ismail N/A
Saints at Colts** Ian Eagle Dan Fouts Jenny Dell
Vikings at Chiefs Paul Burmeister Trent Green BJ Kissel & Rachel Santschi
Rams at Browns Jim Donovan Solomon Wilcots Dave Chudowsky
Texans at Broncos Ron Zappolo John Lynch Rod Mackey
Chargers at 49ers*** Joe Buck Tory Aikman Erin Andrews
Bengals at Cardinals**** Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya

* – Special NFL Network Presentation

** – CBS

*** – FOX

**** – NBC 

FOX Sports 1 Reaches 1st Anniversary as Prime Time’s Fastest Growing Sports Channel

fox-sports-1-logoYear 1 Foundation Led by UFC, NASCAR, MLB, Big 12/Pac-12 Football, BIG EAST,

UEFA Champions League Soccer & Golden Boy Boxing

MLB Postseason, FIFA Women’s World Cup, USGA Championships, NASCAR Nationwide Series and More Bolster Lineup in Year 2

New York – At precisely 6:00 AM ET on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, FOX Sports ushered in a new era of sports television with the official launch of FOX Sports 1 in approximately 90 million homes – the biggest sports cable network launch in history and one of the largest network launches ever – and the first words viewers heard that summer morning was a promise to “always put the fan first.”

FOX Sports 1 launched simultaneously with its companion channel FOX Sports 2, both complements to FOX’s existing sports assets, including FOX Sports’ broadcast coverage, FOX Sports Regional Networks, Big Ten Network, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports Digital Media and FOX Sports Radio, to create one of the most robust portfolios in the sports media industry.

“The last 12 months have been the most successful and eventful in the 20-year history of FOX Sports, with growth and success stories across all our brands,” said FOX Sports President & COO Eric Shanks. “None of our channels or digital platforms exists independently, and for the first time we are all truly working together as one.  Perfect examples are coordinated theme programming initiatives like Super Bowl Week (90 hours of programming), 10 Days of Thunder (a week-long block of NASCAR, MLB, UFC and originals in May) and Red, White & Fight Week (more than 18 hours of UFC programming in July, including two live fight cards) which were supported throughout the company.  There is more collaboration, creativity and resources being shared across our different groups than ever before, and my sincere thanks go out to all who have worked so hard to make that a reality.”

In keeping with its commitment to put the fan first, FOX Sports 1 delivered nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming in its first year, and the formula succeeded in making it the fastest growing sports channel in prime time.  Live programming was highlighted by UFC events; regular-season MLB; college football from the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Qualifying and Practice events; BIG EAST college basketball; UEFA Champions League soccer; and Golden Boy boxing.  Among the channel’s many significant first-year undertakings was the establishment of a national sports news organization, providing news highlights throughout the day, including THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW updates; and shows like NASCAR RACE HUB; FOX NFL KICKOFF; AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE, the channel’s flagship news, highlights and opinion program.

New and dynamic original programs also stocked the schedule including BEING: THE FINEST; BEING: MIKE TYSON; BEING: MARIANO RIVERA; DEREK JETER: A TRIBUTE; PECOS LEAGUE; BACK OF THE SHOP; BIG STICKS WITH KEN GRIFFEY, JR.; and CLOSER KINGDOM to highlight a few.

“Now that FOX Sports 1’s first anniversary is just behind us, we look back with a sense of tremendous pride and accomplishment,” added Shanks.  “We came out of the shoot a year ago looking long term to become the No. 1 sports channel in the country, and while we realize that ambitious goal is years away, we’re working every day to get there.  We thank the leagues, conferences and governing bodies which helped us lay a tremendous foundation in Year 1 and the marquee sports and events coming aboard in Year 2, which will lead to more and more sports fans finding us.”

The next 12 months are going to be dynamic in terms of programming growth for FOX Sports 1.  The channel adds more than 150 events, accounting for over 600 hours of live event programming, including MLB Division and League Championship Series games and Women’s World Cup Qualifiers this fall; NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide races coming in February; and FIFA Women’s World Cup and USGA championship events next spring.

FOX Sports 1 First Anniversary Highlights

Audience:

-          FOX Sports 1 is the fastest growing sports cable channel in prime time, +48% over SPEED a year ago, while key demographics (A18-49 and M18-49) are +62%.

-          FOX Sports 1 ranked as the No. 1 sports channel in prime time 16 times in the past year, a rarity for any first-year channel.

-          FOX Sports 1’s prime time audience beat ESPN2 75 times.

-          The total reach of FOX Sports 1 since launch is approaching 100 million fans – 30 million people more than SPEED a year ago (+45%).

-          FOX Sports 1 is extremely strong on Saturdays (1:00 PM-1:00 AM), posting 41% audience gains over SPEED a year ago, a figure that has improved greatly since adding MLB.  Since the 2014 MLB season began, FOX Sports 1 is beating ESPN2 in audience (409,000 vs. 318,000) by 29% (3/31/14-8/3/14).

-          The FOX Sports 1 audience is more affluent, more diverse and younger than SPEED’s.

-          FOX SPORTS LIVE retains its lead-in audience at approximately the same percentage as SportsCenter (35%).

Studio Programming:

-          Weekday daytime programming has evolved since launch to now feature THE MIKE FRANCESA SHOW (1:00-5:00 PM ET), NASCAR RACE HUB (5:00-6:00 PM ET) and AMERICA’S PREGAME (6:00-7:00 PM ET), which provides the flexibility to cover topical stories and events, no matter the sport or where it’s being played using the vast resources of our national and FOX Sports Regional Networks.

-          New faces were introduced through national sports TV and digital channels, including Mike Garafolo, Gabe Kapler, Molly McGrath, Randy Moss, Katie Nolan, Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole and Brian Urlacher.

-          New opportunities were provided to others, including Jill Arrington, Don Bell, Colleen Dominguez, Mike Hill, Joel Klatt and Charissa Thompson.

-          Editorial influence was bolstered by adding esteemed journalists, including Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel, to TV and digital coverage.

-          FOX SPORTS LIVE accomplished the daunting task of building and investing in a national sports news organization providing sports fans a choice.  Audience retention for FOX SPORTS LIVE has grown from 33% to 42% over the year.

FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 were not launched as stand-alone channels, but as important components in the FOX Sports portfolio that provides the greatest reach and engagement of sports fans in the U.S.  FOX Sports continues its commitment to a strong broadcast presence for big events on FOX, making it the No. 1 broadcast sports network for 17 consecutive years.  Last season was the NFL on FOX’s most-watched ever, capped off by Super Bowl XLVIII, the country’s most-watched TV show of all time.  The 2013 World Series was +17% year-to-year, while the entire MLB Postseason on FOX was +26%.  The 2013 Big Ten Championship Football Game was the most-watched ever, while audience for the MLB All-Star Game in July grew for the third straight year.

It was also a record-setting year for FOX Sports Regional Networks, the unmatched leader in local sports, which posted its highest-rated MLB season ever (2013), its highest-rated NBA season in nine years (2013-14) and its highest-rated NHL season in 10 years (2013-14).

FOX Deportes has clearly established itself as a leading Spanish language cable sports channel, this year becoming the first to televise the Super Bowl, posting record viewership.  The network’s coverage of the 2014 UEFA Champions League tournament was the most-watched in the history of the tournament’s Spanish-language broadcast. The channel is a leader in social audience with 7.5 million fans on Facebook.

The launch of FOX Sports 1 also provided the perfect opportunity to reinvent FOX Sports’ digital offerings, first and foremost of which is the critically-acclaimed FOX Sports GO app.  FOX Sports GO, which recently surpassed 1 million downloads, offers a high-quality streaming platform for IOS and Android devices, providing users access to live events, like nationally televised MLB games (including jewel events like the 2013 World Series and 2014 All-Star Game for the first time), NASCAR, UEFA Champions League and UFC events.  The new partnership between FOXSports.com and Sporting News Media creates an industry leader of video offerings online and via mobile platforms.

Big Ten Network (BTN) remains the standard for college sports channels, and with the addition of Rutgers and Maryland to the Big Ten, the network continues its rapid growth with distribution nationwide.  A product of BTN, BTN2Go is a leading mobile app for live streaming with one of the highest levels of authenticated distribution in the sports TV industry.

The last year also saw a renewed commitment to the FOX Sports Radio Network.  FOX Sports reached a new long term agreement with Clear Channel/Premier which ensures FOX Sports Radio remains a key component in the FOX Sports portfolio for years to come.

There’s no denying that the past 12 months have been the most successful in FOX Sports’ history, and on the heels of that success, Year 2 of the FOX Sports 1 era is poised for additional growth among all its national, regional and digital platforms.

- FOX SPORTS -

Tennis Channel’s Two-Week US Open Coverage Begins August 25

tennis-channelStarting with Event’s First Match, More than 260 Hours Planned

 for Round-the-Clock Tournament Telecast

 

Hall of Famers Navratilova, Courier, Austin and Davenport are Back in New York for Tennis Channel, as Network Brings Eight-Hour Weekday Match Blocks, Prime-Time Labor Day Weekend Windows

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2014 - Tennis Channel will show close to 75 hours of live matches from the first day of play through the second Thursday at this year’s two-week US Open, set to begin Monday, August 25, in New York City. The network will again become the comprehensive television home of the world’s largest tennis tournament, with daylong programming blocks, prime-time weekend windows, all-night wrap-ups, half-hour morning shows live from Arthur Ashe Stadium, a Hall of Fame-laden on-air talent roster that represents 22 US Open championships and encore match coverage.

In its sixth year of televising one of the most electric, boisterous championship events in sports, Tennis Channel will devote more than 260 hours to the 15-day US Open. Beyond live coverage, this includes almost 60 hours of encore matches, four hours of daily lead-in show Tennis Channel Live at the US Open, and 130 hours of nightly US Open Tonight and daily Breakfast at the Open.

Monday, August, 25, is a typical day of Tennis Channel US Open coverage. The network is on the air at 10:30 a.m. ET with the half-hour Tennis Channel Live at the US Open from its set on the second level of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Live match coverage begins with the first ball of play at 11 a.m. ET, and runs to 7 p.m. ET. News and highlight show US Open Tonight runs from 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. ET, followed by an immediate encore from 2:30 a.m.-6 a.m. ET. From 6 a.m.-10:30 a.m. ET Breakfast at the Open br ings morning viewers up to speed on everything up to the start of that day’s live coverage.

Since first carrying the US Open in 2009, Tennis Channel has been the prime-time home of the tournament on the scorching late-summer nights of Labor Day weekend. This year the network’s coverage will again run from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. ET that middle Saturday and Sunday, followed by the usual late-night and early morning schedule of US Open Tonight and Breakfast at the Open (with the exception of Breakfast at the Open running a half hour longer, to 11 a.m.). Eight-hour blocks of live daytime telecasts resume Tuesday, Sept. 2, and run through Thursday, Sept. 3, with the same on-air schedule arrangement as the network’s first week of coverage (complete match schedule follows).

 

On Thursday, Sept. 4, Tennis Channel will provide live coverage of the special exhibition doubles match that will feature retired fan favorites John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, James Blake and Tennis Channel analyst Jim Courier. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

On-Air Talent

While a team of familiar faces returns to Tennis Channel’s US Open booth in 2014, one of them has a new title next to her name. This summer longtime network analyst Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport) was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, making her the fifth Hall of Famer on the network’s on-air talent roster in New York. Fellow analysts Courier, Martina Navratilova (@Martina) and Tracy Austin (@thetracyaustin) are also members of the sport’s exclusive club of honor, in addition to the channel’s Bud Collins (@budcollins), de facto encyclopedia and storyteller of the game.

Austin will again pair with announcer Brett Haber (@BrettHaber) and former player Mark Knowles (@knowlzee10s) for each morning’s Tennis Channel Live at the US Open intro show, with both handling in-match duties at different points later each day. Multi-decade US Open presence Bill Macatee (@Bmacatee) also returns to the channel’s play-by-play lineup this year, as do Ted Robinson (@tedjrobinson) and Ian Eagle. Macatee has paired with Hall of Famer Navratilova at every one of Tennis Channel’s major tournament telecasts, going back to its first French Open in 2007.

Mary Carillo, who grew up in the same Queens borough that the tournament calls home, has been a part of Tennis Channel’s US Open team since 2011. This summer she returns to her annual role as host, interviewer, analyst and reporter as one of the most respected sports journalists in the business. Also returning are former players Justin Gimelstob (@justingimelstob) and Rennae Stubbs (@rennaestubbs), who will pass along analysis and insight gained from years of Grand Slam-championship experience during their careers.

Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone), renowned for his coaching successes with the likes of Pete Sampras and Roger Federer – both in “greatest of all time” conversations – is new to Tennis Channel’s US Open coverage in 2014, after having joined the network earlier this year. His on-air analysis is shared from the same tactical viewpoint that contributed to the career tallies of the two men who have won more major singles titles than anyone in history.

Sports Illustrated executive editor and senior writer Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) rounds out Tennis Channel’s team, his third year in New York for the network. The author of numerous tennis and sports books will handle special reports, opinion and analysis again.

 

Digital Coverage

Most Tennis Channel subscribers have the ability to watch live on their mobile devices or computers with the network’s free Tennis Channel Everywhere app. The app has an authentication function that allows users to verify their pay-TV provider details and, at no extra charge, take Tennis Channel’s round-the-clock US Open coverage with them wherever they go. With updates, highlights, video clips and other features, the app is also a valuable tennis resource for fans who do not subscribe to Tennis Channel but still want to stay on top of the sport they love when on the move. All Apple and Android users can download Tennis Channel Everywhere for free, and users who would like even more like archived matches – among them the men’s and women’s singles finals and other competition from this year’s Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon – and other on-demand content can purchase the app’s annual Tennis Channel Plus subscription.

 

During the US Open visitors to the network’s www.tennischannel.com Web site will have access to a variety of online tournament materials. Among them are Court Report news updates, video highlights, scores, interviews, features and an interactive tournament draw. Fans can also enter Tennis Channel’s US Open Sweepstakes and the network’s “Racquet Bracket” tournament prediction game. Steve Flink and Joel Drucker (@joeldrucker) will post columns throughout the event as they have done in previous years, reflective of their decades of experience reporting the sport. Also returning are www.KentuckySportsRadio.com‘s Matt Jones (@kysportsradio) and Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR), who will offer blog and video posts from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the second consecutive summer.

 

The network’s social media activity includes Facebook (www.facebook.com/tennischannel), Twitter (www.twitter.com/tennischannel), YouTube (www.youtube.com/tennischannel), Instagram (http://instagram.com/tennischannel) and Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/tennischannel), and will remain heavily focused on the US Open during the next few weeks.

 

Tennis Channel’s Live 2014 US Open Coverage Schedule

 

Date                                        Time (ET)                  Event                                     

Monday, Aug. 25                    10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.        First Round

Tuesday, Aug. 26                    10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.        First Round

Wednesday, Aug. 27              10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.        First Round, Second Round

Thursday, Aug. 28                  10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.        Second Round

Friday, Aug. 29                       10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.        Second Round, Third Round

Saturday, Aug. 30                   7 p.m.-11 p.m.             Third Round

Sunday, Aug. 31                     7 p.m.-11 p.m.            Third Round, Round of 16

Tuesday, Sept. 2                     10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.        Round of 16, Doubles

Wednesday, Sept. 3                10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.        Doubles, Juniors

Thursday, Sept. 4                    10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.        Doubles, Juniors, Legends Exhibition

 

Tennis Channel’s US Open Tonight, Breakfast at the Open Schedule

US Open Tonight airs for 11 consecutive nights, from Monday, Aug. 25 to Thursday, Sept. 4. Its premiere will usually run from 11 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET, followed immediately by an encore from 2:30 a.m.-6 a.m. ET. The exception will be Sunday, Aug. 31, when the show does not air until after midnight, from 12:30 a.m.-4 a.m. ET (early Monday, Sept. 1), followed by an encore edition from 4 a.m.-6 a.m. ET.

Breakfast at the Open also runs for 11 straight nights, from Tuesday, Aug. 26 to Friday, Sept. 5. The show airs from 6 a.m.-10:30 a.m. ET every morning except for August 30-31, September 1 and September 5, when it ends at 11 a.m. ET.

Hard Knocks Episode #3 Premieres Tuesday on HBO

hard-knocks-hboHARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE ATLANTA FALCONS

AUG. 19 EPISODE

Episode #3

Debut: TUESDAY, AUG. 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 20 (5:15 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 21 (12:30 p.m., 3:10 a.m.), 22 (9:15 a.m., 2:00 a.m.), 23 (11:30 a.m., 2:20 a.m.), 24 (10:30 a.m.) and 25 (10:45 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 20 (4:45 a.m.), 22 (4:10 a.m.) and 26 (6:20 p.m.)

With jobs on the line, training camp heats up. The Falcons fly to Houston to take on the Texans in two mid-week scrimmages, followed by the second preseason game. Competition for the backup quarterback job intensifies.

 

A 30-person NFL Films crew is at the Falcons’ training camp at team headquarters in Flowery Branch, Ga., shooting more than 1,500 hours of footage over the course of the series. Camera and sound crews have unencumbered access to the players’ and coaches’ meeting rooms, training rooms, living quarters and practice fields.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #HardKnocks and follow @HBO and @Atlanta_Falcons for updates.

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ABC & ESPN 2014-15 NBA Schedule

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LeBron James Returns to Miami for Cleveland Cavaliers-Miami Heat Christmas Day Showdown

Oklahoma City Thunder and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant Lead the Way with 16 Total Appearances

ABC & ESPN Combine for 90 National Regular-season NBA Telecasts

Star-studded NBA Opening WeekonESPN

The NBA returns to ESPN on Wednesday, October 29, for a doubleheader during NBA opening week. At 8 p.m. ET, the Chicago Bulls welcome Derrick Rose back to action as they visit the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony. At 10:30 p.m., the Oklahoma City Thunder and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant will visit the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard. The NBA’s opening week continues on Halloween – Friday, October 31 – as the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James visit the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose at 8 p.m. In the nightcap, the Los Angeles Lakers and the returning Kobe Bryant host the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul at 10:30 p.m.  NBA Countdown will precede both games with special one-hour pre-game shows at 7 p.m.

All ESPN games will be available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Fire TV and Apple TV via WatchESPN. ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes will also have coverage throughout the season. In addition, the NBA Countdown pre-game show will generally preview ABC and ESPN games or doubleheaders 30 minutes prior to game time.

NBA Christmas Day Highlighted by LeBron James’ Return to Miami

ABC and ESPN will combine to televise three games on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, beginning at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN when the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony host the Washington Wizards and John Wall. ABC will then broadcast an NBA doubleheader: the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and Tony Parker host the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant in a rematch of the 2014 Western Conference Finals at 2:30 p.m., followed by the Miami return of LeBron James as the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade at 5 p.m.

Christmas Day schedule

Time (ET) Telecast Network(s)
12 p.m. Washington Wizards at New York Knicks ESPN, WatchESPN
2 p.m. NBA Countdown ABC, WatchABC
2:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs ABC, WatchABC
5 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat ABC, WatchABC

ABC schedule highlights

v  15 exclusive, national broadcasts and seven doubleheaders, including Christmas Day – Dec. 25, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Mar. 1, Mar. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 5;

v  Christmas Day blockbuster doubleheader: Oklahoma City Thunder at defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs at 2:30 p.m.; LeBron James returns to Miami for Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat at 5 p.m.;

v  Multiple appearances by top NBA superstars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, and more;

v  Six appearances by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant, plus five appearances each by the Cleveland Cavaliers – led by LeBron James – and the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose;

v  Four appearances by the Los Angeles Clippers, featuring the “Lob City” tandem of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin;

v  Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers – Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James in matchup of last two MVPs – Jan. 25;

v  Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers – Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James – on Feb. 8;

v  First-ever Golden State Warriors appearance on Mar. 8;

NBA Countdown pre-game show generally 30 minutes prior to every ABC game or doubleheader.

ESPN schedule highlights

v  75 national telecasts and 34 doubleheaders;

v  LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony in action during star-studded NBA opening week on ESPN;

v  Los Angeles Lakers to visit New York Knicks on Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 1; Phoenix Suns to host Chicago Bulls Super Bowl Weekend on Jan. 30;

v  10 appearances each by the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant, the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and Tim Duncan, the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose, the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul and the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard;

v  Nine appearances each by the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry, the Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard, the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant, the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade, the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony and the Washington Wizards and John Wall;

v  Derrick Rose’s return to the Chicago Bulls to air on ESPN’s opening night of NBA coverage, Oct. 29;

v  First Christmas Day appearance by the Washington Wizards;

v  Special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and the Detroit Pistons on Jan. 19;

v  The Houston Rockets will face the Minnesota Timberwolves in a matchup emanating from Mexico City on Nov. 12;

Kia NBA Countdown pre-game show generally 30 minutes prior to ESPN games or doubleheaders.

ABC Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game
Thu, Dec. 25 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs
5 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat
Sun, Jan. 25 1 p.m. Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls
3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sun, Feb. 8 1 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder
3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sun, Feb. 22 1 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks
Sun, Mar. 1 1 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Chicago Bulls
3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers
Sun, Mar. 8 1 p.m. Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs
3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Sun, Mar. 15 1 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder
3:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers
Sun, Apr. 5 1 p.m. Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder
3:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers

ESPN Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game
Wed, Oct. 29 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Oct. 31 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers
Wed, Nov. 5 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Fri, Nov. 7 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Denver Nuggets
Wed, Nov. 12 7:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat
10 p.m. Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves

(From Mexico City)

Fri, Nov. 14 10 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers
Wed, Nov. 19 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers
9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets
Fri, Nov. 21 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers
Wed, Nov. 26 7:30 p.m. New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks
Wed, Dec. 10 8 p.m. New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets
Fri, Dec. 12 7 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Chicago Bulls
9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs
Tue, Dec. 16 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings
Wed, Dec. 17 8 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets
Fri, Dec. 19 8 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers
Thu, Dec. 25 12 p.m. Washington Wizards at New York Knicks
Wed, Jan. 7 7 p.m. Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers
9:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves
Fri, Jan. 9 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Jan. 14 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Jan. 16 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers
Mon, Jan. 19 2:30 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks
Wed, Jan. 21 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors
Fri, Jan. 23 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Dallas Mavericks
Wed, Jan. 28 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns
Fri, Jan. 30 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns
Sat, Jan. 31 9 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs
Sun, Feb. 1 2 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks
Wed, Feb. 4 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors
Fri, Feb. 6 7 p.m. New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets
9:30 p.m. Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs
Wed, Feb. 11 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers
Fri, Feb. 20 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Feb. 25 8 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Feb. 27 8 p.m. Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers
Wed, Mar. 4 8 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers
Fri, Mar. 6 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Washington Wizards
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Mar. 11 8 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers
Mon, Mar. 16 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors
Wed, Mar. 18 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Washington Wizards at Utah Jaz
Wed, Mar. 25 7 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks
9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs
Fri, Apr. 3 8 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers
Wed, Apr. 8 7 p.m. Toronto Raptors at Charlotte Hornets
9:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks
Wed, Apr. 15 8 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at Toronto Raptors
10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors

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NBA TV to Televise 97 Games During 2014-15 Regular Season with Multiple Appearances by the Spurs, Cavaliers, Thunder, Bulls, Clippers, Lakers, Heat, Rockets and Warriors

NBA-TV-LogoNetwork Tips Off with Nov. 1 Doubleheader – Bulls vs. Timberwolves at 8 p.m. ET;

Lakers vs. Warriors at 10:30 p.m.

Popular NBA TV Fan Night Presented by Sprint Returns for Sixth Consecutive Season

NBA TV will televise 97 live games during the 2014-15 regular season with the league’s biggest stars and top teams in action including up to nine appearances by the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and Tim Duncan, the Cleveland Cavaliers and four-time league MVP LeBron James, the Oklahoma City Thunder and 2014 NBA MVP award winner Kevin Durant, the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose, the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul, the L.A. Lakers and 16-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant, the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade, the Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard and the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

The network will tip off its regular season coverage with a doubleheader on Saturday, Nov. 1, when the Bulls and Rose visit the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio at 8 p.m. ET.  The second half of the doubleheader will feature the Lakers and Bryant visiting the Warriors and Curry at 10:30 p.m.  NBA TV’s opening week live game action will also showcase the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony hosting the Charlotte Hornets and Al Jefferson on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Additionally, the network’s popular NBA TV Fan Night presented by Sprint will return for its sixth consecutive season with its first of 16 games on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  Fans will once again have the opportunity to vote for the matchup they most want to see each week via NBA.com, NBA.com mobile web, NBA Game Time App, as well as Facebook and Twitter voting.

NBA TV’s regular season coverage will feature special programming on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day including a live game telecast featuring the Memphis Grizzlies and Zach Randolph hosting the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki on Monday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m.

NBA TV will feature 21 doubleheaders this season including six in April. Additional regular season highlights include (full schedule listed below):

  • Saturday, Nov. 8 The Spurs and Duncan, one of the best big men of all time, hosting the New Orleans Pelicans and rising star Anthony Davis.
  • Monday, Nov. 10 – A doubleheader with the Atlanta Hawks and Al Horford visiting the Knicks and Anthony at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Spurs and Tony Parker visiting its conference rival Clippers and Paul at 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 16 – A match-up featuring two of the league’s premier scorers when the Thunder and Durant host the Rockets and James Harden at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 17 – A doubleheader opening with the Cavaliers and James hosting the Denver Nuggets and Ty Lawson at 7 p.m., followed by the Bulls and Rose visiting the Clippers and Blake Griffin at 10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Two of the Western Conference’s top big men in action when the Rockets and Howard host the Grizzlies and Marc Gasol at 8 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 15 – An Eastern Conference match-up with familiar faces in new places as the Cavaliers and James host the Hornets and Lance Stephenson at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 5A doubleheader with the Washington Wizards and John Wall visiting the Pelicans and Davis at 8 p.m., followed by the Thunder and Durant visiting the Warriors and Curry at 10:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 15 – The Knicks and Anthony facing the Milwaukee Bucks and rookie forward Jabari Parker in London as part of NBA Global Games at 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 9 – A match-up featuring two of the NBA’s most exciting guards when the Clippers and Paul host the Mavericks and Monta Ellis at 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 23 – A doubleheader starting with the Toronto Raptors and DeMar DeRozan visiting the Pelicans and Davis at 8 p.m., followed by the Grizzlies and Gasol visiting the Clippers and Griffin at 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 1 – Several of the league’s biggest stars in action when the Cavaliers, led by James and Kyrie Irving, visit the Rockets and the combination of Harden and Howard at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 1 – The final month of the regular season tipping off with a doubleheader as the Nets and Williams travel across town to play the Knicks and Anthony at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Western Conference showdown between the Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers, led by LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, at 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 10 – A Western Conference doubleheader with the Spurs and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard visiting Houston and Harden at 8 p.m., followed by the Timberwolves and Rubio visiting the Lakers and Bryant at 10:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 13 – The Thunder and Durant hosting the Trail Blazers and Aldridge at 8 p.m., followed by the Grizzlies and Mike Conley visiting Golden State and “Splash Brothers” Curry and Klay Thompson at 10:30 p.m.

NBA TV is coming off a record-setting 2014 NBA Playoffs, which delivered unprecedented audience growth for the network including its most-watched game coverage of all time and its two most-viewed telecasts ever. NBA TV’s seven originally produced live game telecasts averaged 720,000 total viewers to register the network’s most-viewed NBA Playoffs coverage ever and a 137% increase over the comparable playoff coverage last year. The network’s presentation of Game 6 between the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, April 29, produced NBA TV’s most-viewed telecast ever with an average of 1,071,000 total viewers.

Additionally, during the 2013-14 NBA regular season, the NBA TV Fan Night presented by Sprint telecast featuring the Heat and Pacers on December 10 netted the network’s most viewed regular season telecast ever with an average of 920,000 total viewers.

2014-15 NBA TV Regular Season Schedule

(All Times Eastern)

 

Date Time (ET) Game
Saturday, Nov. 1 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Minnesota Timberwolves
10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State Warriors
Sunday, Nov. 2 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks
Tuesday, Nov. 4 NBA TV Fan Night **
Saturday, Nov. 8 8:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs
Sunday, Nov. 9 7:30 p.m. Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks
Monday, Nov. 10 7:30 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at L.A. Clippers
Tuesday, Nov. 11 NBA TV Fan Night **
Friday, Nov. 14 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Indiana Pacers
Saturday, Nov. 15 10 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, Nov. 16 7 p.m. Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder
Monday, Nov. 17 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at L.A. Clippers
Tuesday, Nov. 18 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Nov. 22 9 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz
Sunday, Nov. 23 7 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
Tuesday, Nov. 25 NBA TV Fan Night
Wednesday, Nov. 26 10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzles at L.A. Lakers
Friday, Nov. 28 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston Rockets
Saturday, Nov. 29 7 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers
Tuesday, Dec. 2 NBA TV Fan Night
Wednesday, Dec. 3 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets
Friday, Dec. 5 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards
10 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Sacramento Kings
Monday, Dec. 8 7:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Toronto Raptors
Tuesday, Dec. 9 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Dec. 13 10 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings
Monday, Dec. 15 7 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sunday, Dec. 21 6 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic
Tuesday, Dec. 23 NBA TV Fan Night
Friday, Dec. 26 8 p.m. Charlotte Hornets at Oklahoma City Thunder
Saturday, Dec. 27 7:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Miami Heat
10 p.m. New York Knicks at Sacramento Kings
Monday, Dec. 29 7 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets
Tuesday, Dec. 30 NBA TV Fan Night
Friday, Jan. 2 7 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic
Sunday, Jan. 4 9:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers at L.A. Lakers
Monday, Jan. 5 8 p.m. Washington Wizards at New Orleans Pelicans
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors
Tuesday, Jan. 6 NBA TV Fan Night
Monday, Jan. 12 7:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics
Tuesday, Jan. 13 NBA TV Fan Night
Thursday, Jan. 15 3 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks *
Saturday, Jan. 17 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets
Monday, Jan. 19 5 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies
Tuesday, Jan. 20 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Jan. 24 7 p.m. New York Knicks at Charlotte Hornets
10 p.m. Washington Wizards at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, Jan. 25 8 p.m. Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets
Monday, Jan. 26 7:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets
Tuesday, Jan. 27 NBA TV Fan Night **
Monday, Feb. 2 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at New Orleans Pelicans
Tuesday, Feb. 3 NBA TV Fan Night **
Saturday, Feb. 7 7 p.m. Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans
Sunday, Feb. 8 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors
Monday, Feb. 9 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas Mavericks
Saturday, Feb. 21 8 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Chicago Bulls
Sunday, Feb. 22 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder
9:30 p.m. Boston Celtics at L.A. Lakers
Monday, Feb. 23 8 p.m. Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans
10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at L.A. Clippers
Tuesday, Feb. 24 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, Feb. 28 9 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns
Sunday, March 1 7 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets
Monday, March 2 7:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Miami Heat
Tuesday, March 3 NBA TV Fan Night
Saturday, March 7 7:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Cleveland Cavaliers
Sunday, March 8 6 p.m. Utah Jazz at Brooklyn Nets
9:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at L.A. Lakers
Monday, March 9 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls
Tuesday, March 10 NBA TV Fan Night
Friday, March 13 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas Mavericks
Saturday, March 14 7 p.m. Sacramento Kings at Washington Wizards
Sunday, March 15 9 p.m. New York Knicks at Phoenix Suns
Tuesday, March 17 NBA TV Fan Night
Monday, March 23 7:30 p.m. Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets
Saturday, March 28 10 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, March 29 9 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns
Monday, March 30 7:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors
10 p.m. Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers
Wednesday, April 1 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks
10 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, April 5 7 p.m. Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs
9:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers
Friday, April 10 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves at L.A. Lakers
Saturday, April 11 7:30 p.m. Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at L.A. Clippers
Sunday, April 12 7 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets
9:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at L.A. Lakers
Monday, April 13 8 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors

* – Game to be played at O2 Arena, London, England

** – Denotes Fan Night Doubleheader

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TNT Tips Off 2014-15 NBA Regular Season with Blockbuster Opening Week Doubleheaders Featuring NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James’ Homecoming, Kobe Bryant’s Return, MVP Kevin Durant & More in Action

nba-on-tntTNT to Feature Marquee Primetime Christmas & MLK Day Doubleheaders

Network’s 53-Game Regular Season Schedule to Showcase NBA’s Biggest Stars

with Multiple Appearances by League’s Top Teams

Turner Sports, entering its 31st consecutive year of NBA coverage, will feature a 53-game schedule during the 2014-15 NBA regular season including 10 appearances on TNT by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, nine appearances by the Los Angeles Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors, seven appearances by the San Antonio Spurs and six appearances by the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns.  TNT will televise 19 Thursday night NBA doubleheaders during the regular season.

TNT will tip off the 2014-15 NBA regular season with highly anticipated doubleheaders beginning with opening night coverage on Tuesday, Oct. 28, featuring the NBA Champion Spurs and Tim Duncan hosting the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki at 8 p.m. ET.  In the second game of the night, Los Angeles’ Kobe Bryant will mark his return from injury to lead the Lakers against former teammate Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets at 10:30 p.m.

This year marks the 19th straight season the network has tipped off with two games on opening night. The network’s opening night coverage will also include San Antonio’s championship ring ceremony during a one-hour TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com pre-game show at 7 p.m.

The network’s blockbuster opening week schedule will continue with LeBron James’ season debut in Cleveland when the Cavs host the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m.  The night’s action will conclude with the Thunder and MVP award winner Kevin Durant visiting the Clippers and All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin at 10:30 p.m.

TNT will also televise a marquee doubleheader on Christmas (Thursday, Dec. 25) featuring the Bulls and Derrick Rose hosting the Lakers – with Chicago’s Pau Gasol and L.A.’s Carlos Boozer each facing their former teams – at 8 p.m., followed by the Warriors and “Splash Brothers” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson visiting the Clippers at 10:30 p.m.

Special NBA coverage on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 19) will feature the Bulls visiting the Cavaliers at 8 p.m., followed by the Phoenix Suns and Goran Dragic hosting the Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

Additional TNT regular season schedule highlights (full schedule listed below):

Nov. 6 All three “Texas Triangle” teams in action – the San Antonio Spurs and Tony Parker facing the Houston Rockets and James Harden at 8 p.m., followed by the Dallas Mavericks and Nowitzki visiting the Portland Trail Blazers and LaMarcus Aldridge at 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 A pair of perennial MVP candidates in competition when the Oklahoma City Thunder and Durant host the Cleveland Cavaliers and James at 8 p.m.
Dec. 18 The Chicago Bulls and Rose hosting the Knicks and Anthony at 8 p.m.
Jan. 15 The Lakers and Bryant hosting James and the Cavaliers at 10:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 The Clippers and Griffin visiting the Cavaliers at 8 p.m.
Feb. 12 & 19 TNT televising the last game before the NBA All-Star break – the Cavs and James visiting the Bulls and Rose on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. – and the first national telecasts following the league’s signature midseason events with a doubleheader on Thursday, Feb. 19 – the Thunder and Durant hosting the Mavericks and Nowitzki at 8 p.m., followed by the Spurs and Parker visiting the Clippers and Paul at 10:30 p.m.
March 12 The Cavaliers and James facing the defending champion Spurs at 8 p.m.
March 24 A star-studded doubleheader featuring the Lakers and Bryant against the Thunder and Russell Westbrook at 8 p.m., followed by the Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard hosting the Warriors and Curry at 10:30 p.m.
March 31 A rematch of the 2014 NBA Finals when the Spurs visit the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade at 8 p.m.
April 2 The Cavaliers and James hosting his former Heat team at 8 p.m.
April 7 A rematch of the 2014 Western Conference Finals with the Thunder hosting the Spurs at 8 p.m.
 

In addition to its regular-season coverage, TNT will be the exclusive home of NBA All-Star Weekend’s signature events including the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 13, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 14, and the 64th NBA All-Star Game from New York City on Sunday, Feb. 15. The network will also televise more than 40 NBA Playoff games including first and second round action and the exclusive presentation of the 2015 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship-level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports’ television lineup includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and professional golf. The company’s digital portfolio includes Bleacher Report, NCAA.com and March Madness Live, and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

TNT’s 2014-2015 NBA Regular Season Schedule
(All Times Eastern)
Date Day Time (ET) Game
Oct. 28

 

Tuesday 7 p.m. TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com
(including San Antonio Spurs Ring Ceremony)
8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets @ L.A. Lakers
Oct. 30 Thursday 8 p.m. New York Knicks @ Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ L.A. Clippers
Nov. 6 Thursday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks @ Portland Trail Blazers
Nov. 13 Thursday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Toronto Raptors
10:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets @ Golden State Warriors
Nov. 20 Thursday 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Sacramento Kings
Dec. 4 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers @ New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans @ Golden State Warriors
Dec. 11 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets @ Sacramento Kings
Dec. 18 Thursday 8 p.m. New York Knicks @ Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors
Dec. 25 Thursday 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Clippers
Jan. 8 Thursday 8 p.m. Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. Miami Heat @ Portland Trail Blazers
Jan. 15 Thursday 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers @ L.A. Lakers
Jan. 19 Monday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ Phoenix Suns
Jan. 22 Thursday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets @ L.A. Clippers
Jan. 29 Thursday 8 p.m. New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ L.A. Lakers
Feb. 5 Thursday 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trail Blazers
Feb. 10 Tuesday 8 p.m. Houston Rockets @ Phoenix Suns
10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets @ L.A. Lakers
 
Feb. 12 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls
*********************************NBA ALL-STAR 2015*************************************************
Feb. 13 Friday BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge
Feb. 14 Saturday State Farm All-Star Saturday Night
Feb. 15 Sunday 2015 NBA All-Star Game from New York City
*****************************************************************************************************
Feb. 19 Thursday 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ L.A. Clippers
Feb. 26 Thursday 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Phoenix Suns
Mar. 5 Thursday 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks @ Portland Trail Blazers
Mar. 12 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers @ San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. New York Knicks @ L.A. Lakers
Mar. 24 Tuesday 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors @ Portland Trail Blazers
Mar. 31 Tuesday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Clippers
Apr. 2 Thursday 8 p.m. Miami Heat @ Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors
Apr. 7 Tuesday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ L.A. Clippers
Apr. 9 Thursday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers @ Golden State Warriors
Apr. 14 Tuesday 8 p.m. Washington Wizards @ Indiana Pacers
10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ Phoenix Suns

 Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

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NBC Sports Group’s Premier League 2014-15 Season Kick Off Notes & Quotes

nbc-epl1Rebecca Lowe on Opening Day: “Today is the day where each and every football fan is filled with that yearly sense of hope.”

Robbie Earle on New Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal: “He’s going to be a story for the whole season.”

Robbie Mustoe on Manchester United: “It looks like their players are so thoughtful, so concentrated on their positions in this new system. They have almost forgotten to go out there and play.”

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 16, 2014 – NBC Sports Group kicked off the 2014-15 Premier League season today with Premier League Live on NBCSN at 7 a.m., followed by Manchester United v. Swansea City on NBCSN and mun2, Leicester City v. Everton on NBCSN, and Arsenal v. Crystal Palace on NBC and mun2.

Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle and former English footballer Robbie Mustoe. All matches are preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

Premier League Live (7-7:45 a.m. ET)

Rebecca Lowe: “We know it’s been a long three months but fear not, the Barclays Premier League is back and we have every single moment right here.”

Rebecca Lowe: “Today is the day where each and every football fan is filled with that yearly sense of hope. The day where each can still dream that this year will be their year…We are hoping that everyone’s alarm clocks are working this morning because you don’t want to miss this.”

On Tony Pulis stepping down as manager of Crystal Palace:

Robbie Earle: “You can kind of see an argument for both sides [former manager Tony Pulis and Chairman Steve Parish]. Tony Pulis wants greater control of the transfer deals and wants to upgrade his players. He doesn’t want to be fighting relegation again…What I didn’t see coming is the dramatic way – a day before the season starts – that Tony Pulis leaves his football club.”

Robbie Mustoe: “There are two sides, but I am firmly on the side of the football club. This is the club that gave this man the opportunity to get back into the game after losing his job at Stoke City… Crystal Palace have to be very careful, it seems to me that it’s very easy for Tony Pulis to walk away from Crystal Palace because he knows his stock is as high as it’s ever been, being the Premier League Manager of the Year last season.”

On whether the start of this season feels different from the start of last season:

Robbie Mustoe: “It does feel different. We sat here a year ago and we talked about how open this league is. There were lots of questions we had, different managers coming into the big clubs and wondered how they were going to get on. Well, we know now how they’re going to get on, they’ve been winners. [Manuel] Pellegrini won the league, [Arsène] Wenger won the FA Cup, You’ve got [Louis] van Gaal who is a winner, [José] Mourinho is a winner as well, Brendan Rogers would like to win, he’s been close, it’s a secure situation from the managers at the top. The race for the top four is going to be huge.”

Robbie Earle: “We’ve lost one big star in Luis Suarez but the league has gotten bigger and better…You can’t look beyond Louis van Gaal. We lost one in Luis Suarez; we gained one in van Gaal…He’s going to be a story for the whole season.”

The top three story lines to look at this weekend:

Robbie Earle: “Three promoted teams are back…we know how important home form is. They all have games at home in front of big, excited crowds, can they get three points? My second is West Ham v. Spurs, and I have had the fortune of seeing Mauricio Pochettino work in Seattle with the Spurs team…he was outstanding. Can he make his mark with Tottenham? The other one is Stoke City v. Aston Villa, and all I will say is Bojan Krkić – Barcelona striker to Stoke City.”

Robbie Mustoe: “It has to be Chelsea. What you’ve seen in the transfer market is great business for José Mourinho. He’s fixed the problems of last season…Arsenal, Alexis Sánchez, a player that I’ve watched for many years, I think he makes them better, no question…The other game is Newcastle v. Manchester City, the champions, and I’m interested to see the mentality and the attitude.”

On whether Louis van Gaal is enough to take Manchester United to the top of the table:

Robbie Earle: “Yes, to the top four, with this squad. I don’t think to the very top and win the league. He needs new players, extra players, particularly defending players to get that far up and to win the league.”

Robbie Mustoe: “You talk about managers like van Gaal’s experience and at the other side, [Swansea City manager] Garry Monk’s inexperience…we’ll learn a lot about this guy and whether he can make a mark in the Barclays Premier League.”

Halftime: Manchester United v. Swansea City

Swansea City lead 1-0

Rebecca Lowe at halftime of Louis van Gaal’s debut as Manchester United manager: “That renewed sense of hope at Old Trafford is currently on hold.”

Robbie Mustoe on Swansea City’s first-half goal: “The midfield of United was all over the place.”

Robbie Earle on Manchester United’s first half vs. Swansea City: “They can’t get it in to the midfield players. Their passing is slow [and] a bit pedestrian. They are flat.”

Robbie Mustoe on Manchester United: “I’m so disappointed with the tempo of the game for Manchester United.  This is their opening day. The excitement and enthusiasm is there at Old Trafford with a new manager in place, but we have seen nothing in the attacking third, we have seen very little passing from the back into the midfield.  It’s been poor…It looks like their players are so thoughtful, so concentrated on their positions in this new system. They have almost forgotten to go out there and play. Go out there and make things happen.”

Postgame: Manchester United v. Swansea City

Swansea City win 2-1

Rebecca Lowe after Swansea City’s 2-1 win over Manchester United, unbeaten in their six preseason matches: “And that is why preseason results should be taken with a large pinch of salt.”

Robbie Earle on Manchester United: “It was like last season’s form.”

Halftime: Arsenal v. Crystal Palace

Match tied 1-1

Rebecca Lowe: “It’s Day 1 of the new Premier League season and already we’ve seen the customary unpredictable nature that makes this league just so special.”

Postgame: Arsenal v. Crystal Palace

Arsenal win 2-1

Robbie Earle on Aaron Ramsey, who scored the late game-winning goal for Arsenal: “Always finds himself in the right spot. Always hits the target.”

Opening weekend coverage continues Sunday on NBCSN with Premier League Live at 7:30 a.m. ET followed by Liverpool-Southampton (NBCSN) and Newcastle-Manchester City (NBCSN, Telemundo).

NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.

–NBC Sports Group–

FOX SPORTS LIVE Launches Friday Night College Football Pregame Show, COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF

260px-Fox_College_Football_logoWeekly Hour-Long Special on FOX Sports 1 Includes News, Insider Perspective, Strategic Analysis and Insight, and On-Site Game Previews

Los Angeles – Beginning Aug. 29, and continuing every Friday for the duration of the football season, FOX Sports 1’s flagship highlight, news and opinion show, FOX SPORTS LIVE, features a dedicated hour of college football programming with the newly minted FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF.

Slated to air weekly during the 12:00 AM ET hour, the show activates all reaches of FOX Sports’ deep college football talent stable to provide viewers with a dynamic, entertaining, and informational head start on all of Saturday’s action.

“Few things in sports rival the enthusiasm and passion fans have for college football,” FOX SPORTS LIVE executive producer Michael Hughes said. “We are really excited about this concept and feel like we have an awesome group of insiders and analysts who have covered the game and competed at its highest level.”

In-studio analysts include Joel Klatt, Matt Leinart, Petros Papadakis and Dave Wannstedt. In addition, FOX Sports’ trio of college football insiders, Bruce Feldman, Stewart Mandel and Clay Travis, are on hand to provide news breaks and insights on each week’s most relevant topics, including explanations and analysis of the sport’s first-ever playoff system.

The format counts down the week’s biggest stories from 10 to 1, mixing in related analysis and conversation from the panel of experts. With FOX Sports also holding an expansive rights package for games this season, the show cuts away to on-site reports from the respective crews for previews of Saturday’s contests airing on FOX and FOX Sports 1. On-site game talent includes veteran broadcasters Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Tim Brando among others.

FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF airs live at 12:00AM ET, followed by a series of re-airs on Saturday mornings that lead into FOX Sports 1’s first game each Saturday, set for kick off at 12:00 PM ET.

 

FOX SPORTS LIVE: Countdown To Kickoff

In-Studio Talent

Talent Role Note
Joel Klatt Analyst Former Univ. of Colorado QB; Set 44 school records
Matt Leinart Analyst Former Univ. of Southern Calif. QB; 2004 Heisman Trophy winner;

Two-time first-team All-American

Dave Wannstedt Analyst 39 years of coaching experience; Two-time National Championship winner as assistant coach – Pittsburgh (1976), Miami (1987)
Petros Papadakis Analyst Former Univ. Of Southern Calif. FB; 2000 team captain
Bruce Feldman Insider FOXSports.com senior CFB reporter and columnist;

Author – Meat Market, Cane Mutiny, Swing Your Sword

Stewart Mandel Insider FOXSports.com senior CFB columnist; Author – Bowls, Polls and Tattered Souls, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to the College Football Playoff
Clay Travis Insider FOXSports.com/Outkick The Coverage college football blogger;

Author – Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top

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