DAYS 38-41 – NHL CONFERENCE FINAL COVERAGE CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND ON NBC & NBCSN WITH GAMES 4 & 5 OF RANGERS-LIGHTNING & BLACKHAWKS-DUCKS

Game 4 – Rangers-Lightning – Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Lightning Lead 2-1

Tonight’s Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Western Conference Final Game 4 – Ducks-Blackhawks – Saturday Night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC

NBCSN Presents Conference Final Game 5 Matchups Sunday and Monday Nights

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 22, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues with Games 4 and 5 of the Eastern and Western Conference Finals, beginning tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning host Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Tonight’s coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live, featuring host Kathryn Tappen alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, leading into live game coverage from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of tonight’s Eastern Conference Final Game 4 matchup, and all Conference Final games this weekend.

The Lightning took Wednesday night’s Game 3 by a score of 6-5 in overtime to take a 2-1 series lead. Tampa Bay erased an early 2-0 deficit before relinquishing third-period leads of 4-3 and 5-4, as Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle tied the game late in regulation to force overtime. In the extra session, Nikita Kucherov scored at 3:33 to give the Lightning the Game 3 victory and grab the lead in the series.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst), and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

 

 

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“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. Friday editions will include weekend information.

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For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.

 

THE PASS – FRIDAY, MAY 22-MONDAY, MAY 25 (All times ET)

FRIDAY, MAY 22

Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury,
Keith Jones
8 p.m. Game 4 – N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay NBCSN Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti,
Brian Engblom

SATURDAY, MAY 23

8 p.m. Game 4 – Anaheim at Chicago NBC Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk,
Pierre McGuire

SUNDAY, MAY 24

8 p.m. Game 5 – Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk,
Pierre McGuire

MONDAY, MAY 25

9 p.m. Game 5 – Chicago at Anaheim NBCSN Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti,
Brian Engblom

 


WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 4 – DUCKS-BLACKHAWKS – TOMORROW AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC – DUCKS LEAD 2-1

NBC presents Game 4 of the Western Conference Final tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET, when Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks host Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim won Game 3 by a score of 2-1 to take a 2-1 series lead, as goaltender Frederik Andersen made 28 saves, and Getzlaf assisted on both Ducks goals. The Ducks’ victory marked the first time Chicago had lost at home this postseason, as Anaheim improved to 10-2 thus far in the postseason.

Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from the  United Center in Chicago.

 


NBCSN PRESENTS CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 5 MATCHUPS ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY NIGHTS

Coverage continues Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Game 5 of Rangers-Lightning, as the series shifts back to New York. Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire will have the call from Madison Square Garden.

NBCSN will provide live coverage of Game 5 between the Ducks and Blackhawks on Monday night at 9 p.m. ET. Albert, Micheletti and Engblom will call the action from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

 


GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the fourth consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

 

Network Games
NBC 11
NBCSN 45
USA Network 8
CNBC 10
NHL-N 1
Total 75

 

One-goal Games: 41

OT games: 17

 


COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

Comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 50 million U.S. households. Comcast SportsNet Chicago will provide the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks with comprehensive coverage throughout their Stanley Cup Playoff run, including pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.


NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
COVERAGE

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream comprehensive coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC 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 and Windows Store.

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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NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH MAY 22, 2015 – MAY 25, 2015

(All times ET)

The “Press Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box is a quick overview of upcoming program information and highlights from the NBC Sports Group Communications team.

For live streaming information on NBC Sports Live Extra, and Golf Channel Live Extraclick here.

 

Friday, May 22

3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America

5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Pro Football Talk

7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live

8 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Game 4 – N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay

Midnight on NBCSN – Premier League Championship Sunday Preview

 

Saturday, May 23

1 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goals of the Season

7:30 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: BMW PGA Championship

8 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying

1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

1:30 p.m. on NBC – Senior PGA Championship

4 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Chronicles

4:30 p.m. on NBC – PBC on NBC: Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale

5 p.m. on NBCSN – Indy 500 Festival Parade

6 p.m. on NBCSN – PBC on NBC: Edwin Rodriguez vs. Craig Baker

7 p.m. on NBCSN – Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Glen Helen Moto 2s

8 p.m. on NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Game 4 – Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks

9 p.m. on NBCSN – F1 Documentary – “1”

11:30 p.m. – /DRIVE on NBC Sports: Monaco (Encore)

Midnight on NBCSN – F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)

 

Sunday, May 24

1:30 a.m. on NBCSN – GP2 Racing

7 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Countdown

7:30 a.m. on NBC – F1 Monaco Grand Prix

7:30 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: BMW PGA Championship

9 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live

10 a.m. on NBC – Premier League: Hull City v. Manchester United

10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Chelsea v. Sunderland

10 a.m. on USA – Premier League: Newcastle v. West Ham United

10 a.m. on SyFy – Premier League: Stoke City v. Liverpool

10 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Everton v. Tottenham

10 a.m. on MSNBC – Premier League: Manchester City v. Southampton

10 a.m. on Bravo – Premier League: Arsenal v. West Brom

10 a.m. on E! – Premier League: Crystal Palace v. Swansea City

10 a.m. on Esquire – Premier League – Aston Villa v. Burnley

10 a.m. on Oxygen – Premier League: Leicester City v. Queens Park Rangers

Noon on NBC – Goal Zone Championship Sunday

Noon on NBCSN – Goal Zone Championship Sunday

1 p.m. on NBC – French Open: First Round

1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

2 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live: The Champions

2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – F1 Monaco Grand Prix (Encore)

2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Senior PGA Championship

3:30 p.m. on NBC – Senior PGA Championship

5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – GP2 Monaco

6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – /DRIVE on NBC Sports – Monaco (Encore)

7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live

8 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Game 5 – Tampa Bay Lightning at N.Y. Rangers

 

Monday, May 25

Noon on NBC – French Open: First Round

5 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America

5 p.m. on Golf Channel – NCAA Women’s Golf Championships

6 p.m. on NBCSN – Pro Football Talk Live

8 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live

9 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Game 5 – Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks

 

 

2015 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final between the N.Y. Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning, with Tampa Bay leading the series 2-1. Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass) will call the game from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

Coverage continues Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC with Game 4 of the Western Conference Final  between the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass) will call the game from the United Center in Chicago, Ill.  Anaheim leads the series 2-1.

Sunday’s coverage of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final between Tampa Bay and N.Y. begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire will call the game from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Game 5 of the Western Conference Final between Chicago and Anaheim begins Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Albert, Micheletti and Engblom will call the game from the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Kathryn Tappen hosts Friday and Saturday’s editions of NHL Live, and intermission coverage, alongside Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Liam McHugh will join Milbury and Jones for Sunday and Monday’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

 

MOTORSPORTS

NBC Sports Group’s extensive motorsports coverage this weekend includes Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR, and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, culminating with NBC’s live coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, kicking off the “Biggest Day in Motorsports”with one of world’s most iconic racing events.

Live coverage of the F1 Monaco Grand Prix begins Saturday on NBCSN with qualifying race coverage at 8 a.m. ET, and continues on NBCSN Sunday at 7 a.m. ET with F1 Countdown before switching to NBC for the Monaco Grand Prix.

NBC Sports Group’s F1 team of play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey, analysts David Hobbs and Steve Matchett, and F1 insider and pit reporter Will Buxton will call the action on-site in Monte Carlo.

NBCSN’s weekend motorsports coverage begins today at 3:30 p.m. ET with a special two-hour NASCAR America Motorsports Special hosted by Mike Massaro and Kyle Petty. NBCSN’s NASCAR America Motorsports Special will break down this year’s F1 Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600, and feature interviews with analysts and drivers previewing the “Biggest Day in Motorsports.”

Motorsports coverage continues Saturday at 4 p.m. ET with IndyCar Chronicles, followed by the Indy 500 Festival parade at 4:30 p.m. ET, which will wrap up six hours of IndyCar coverage on NBCSN this weekend.

In addition to F1 and IndyCar, NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season with this week’s event at Glen Helen Raceway on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Jason Weigandt will handle play-by-play duties, alongside two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston and reporter Georgia Lindsay.

 

FRENCH OPEN

NBC kicks off coverage of the 2015 French Open this Sunday at Noon ET, with live opening-round coverage, and continuing Monday at Noon in all time zones (live ET).

Host Ted Robinson anchors NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo.

 

PREMIER LEAGUE

This Sunday NBCUniversal presents a blockbuster “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 Premier League matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks this Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Highlighting the matches is NBC’s coverage of Hull City v. Manchester United, and the 2014-15 Champions Chelsea v. Sunderland on NBCSN.

NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls Hull City v. Manchester United, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at KC Stadium – the first time the three commentators work together in the booth.

Sunday’s live coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe.

Following Sunday’s live match Lowe, Earle, Martino, and Mustoe will return for a special Goal Zone season wrap-up post-game show on NBC at Noon ET, which will include the emotional scenes from around the grounds, Chelsea’s trophy ceremony from Stamford Bridge, and all of the key highlights and interviews from the final day of the season. NBCSN will simulcast Goal Zone for the first hour, with coverage moving to NBCSN from 1-2 p.m. ET. At 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN wraps up the day’s coverage with a special Premier League Live: The Champions, which will take a look at Chelsea’s path to the Premier League title.

The weekend-long coverage of “Championship Sunday” kicks off tonight at midnight with Premier League Championship Sunday Preview on NBCSN, immediately followed by Premier League Goals of the Season at 1 a.m. ET.

Below is a full broadcast and announcer schedule for “Championship Sunday” matches across NBCUniversal:

 

Match Network Announce Team
Hull City v. Manchester United NBC Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux
Chelsea v. Sunderland NBCSN Peter Drury, Jim Beglin
Newcastle v. West Ham United USA Jim Proudfoot, Danny Mills
Stoke City v. Liverpool Syfy Gary Taphouse, Garry Birtles
Everton v. Tottenham CNBC Gary Weaver, Barry Horne
Manchester City v. Southampton MSNBC Joe Speight, Terry Gibson
Arsenal v. West Bromwich Albion Bravo Tony Jones, Tony Gale
Crystal Palace v. Swansea City E! Phil Blacker, Ray Houghton
Aston Villa v. Burnley Esquire John Driscoll, Trevor Francis
Leicester City v. Queens Park Rangers Oxygen Jonathan Beck, Dean Sturridge
Hull City v. Manchester United TELEMUNDO* Andrés Cantor, Carlos Hermosillo
Chelsea v. Sunderland NBC UNIVERSO* Sammy Sadovnik, Manuel Sol

 

GOLF

Highlighting Golf Channel’s live tournament coverage this weekend is the PGA of America’s Senior PGA Championship, the second major for the Champions Tour of 2015. In addition to the Senior PGA Championship, Golf Channel also presents coverage of the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship, PGA Tour’s Crowne Plaza Invitational, and NCAA Women’s Golf Championships.

NBC Sports Group’s weekend coverage of the Senior PGA Championship presented by Kitchenaid begins Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage of Sunday’s final round begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, and continues on NBC at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Dan Hicks (play-by-play) leads Golf Channel on NBC’s team, while Dave Marr (play-by-play) will lead Sunday’s final round coverage on Golf Channel. Joining Hicks and Marr from French Lick Resort in Indiana are Gary Koch (analyst), Mark Rolfing (tower), Roger Maltbie and Billy Kratzert (on-course), and Steve Sands (interviews).

Coverage of the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship begins at 7:30 a.m. ET on Golf Channel, and continues Sunday with coverage of the final round at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Mike Ritz hosts coverage of the European Tour’s Flagship event from Golf Channel’s studio in Orlando, Fla., joined by Terry Gannon (play-by-play), Frank Nobilo (analyst), Tom Abbott and Warren Humphreys (towers), and Craig Perks and Jay Townsend from Wentworth Club in Surrey, United Kingdom.

Golf Channel’s weekend coverage of the PGA Tour’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial begins Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Brian Hammons (play-by-play) and Lanny Wadkins (analyst) host coverage from Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Joining Hammons and Wadkins are Matt Gogel and David Feherty (tower), Phil Parkin (on-course), and George Savaricas (interviews).

Coverage of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships begins Monday at 4 p.m. ET, and will feature the final round of the individual stroke play to crown the individual national champion.

Bob Papa (play-by-play) hosts coverage from Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. Joining Papa will be Kay Cockerill (analyst), Curt Byrum (tower), Notah Begay, Billy Ray Brown and Karen Stupples (on-course), and Steve Burkowski (interviews).

Golf Central’s team of Lisa Cornwell, Paige Mackenzie, Angela Hamann, and Burkowski, will feature nearly 25 hours of combined pre-and post-event news coverage produced on location from Concession Golf Club throughout the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Championships.

 

PBC ON NBC

Live PBC on NBC coverage returns this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET with 2004 U.S. bronze medalist Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) vs. 2008 gold medalist James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) of Great Britain in a super middleweight bout. Immediately following Dirrell-DeGale is Edwin Rodriguez (26-1, 17 KOs) vs. Craig Baker (16-0, 12 KOs) in a light heavyweight bout. Following the NBC show, live boxing continues at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Liam McHugh hosts Saturday’s coverage from the Agganis Arena in Boston, Mass, joined by Kenny Rice (blow-by-blow), “Sugar” Ray Leonard (analyst), BJ Flores (analyst), and Paul Burmeister (reporter).

 

NBC SPORTS GROUP TO SERVE UP FIRST TELECAST OF 2015 AVP TOUR WEDNESDAY AT 12 AM ET ON NBCSN

Coverage of AVP New Orleans Open from Laketown in Kenner, La.

Paul Sunderland, Dain Blanton, and Kevin Wong to Call the Action from New Orleans

                                                         

Stamford, Conn. – May 22, 2015 – NBC Sports Group and The AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will present the AVP New Orleans Open, the first AVP Tour telecast of the 2015 season, this Wednesday at 12 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBCSN’s telecast will kick off the AVP’s 2015 season, as beach volleyball’s biggest stars take to the sand in Laketown in Kenner, La. for three days of main draw play, May 22-24. Players scheduled to compete include three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner, silver medalist April Ross; two-time Olympian Jake Gibb and his partner, Casey Patterson; Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and his partner, two-time Olympian Sean Rosenthal; and rising stars Theo Brunner, Tri Bourne, Summer Ross, Emily DayLane Carico. 

Coverage of the AVP New Orleans Open will mark the first two hours of more than 17 hours of AVP Tour coverage airing on NBC and NBCSN in 2015, and the first event as part of the AVP’s and NBC Sports Group’s new multi-year media rights agreement.

Veteran broadcaster Paul Sunderland (play-by-play), Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton (analyst), and beach volleyball Olympian and three-time All-American Kevin Wong (analyst) will be onsite to call the action from New Orleans. Blanton, Wong and Chris Marlowe (play-by-play) will manage duties for all other AVP telecasts on NBC and NBCSN this season.

NBC Sports Group’s schedule for the 2015 AVP Tour (all times ET, subject to change):

Date                                        Time                           Network         Event

Wednesday, May 27*              12 – 2 a.m.                  NBCSN         AVP New Orleans Open

Saturday, June 20                   4 – 6 p.m.                     NBC              FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam

Sunday, June 21                      2 – 4 p.m.                    NBCSN         FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam

Sunday, June 21                      4 – 6 p.m.                   NBC              FIVB St. Petersburg Grand Slam

Sunday, July 19                       1:30 – 3 p.m.              NBC              AVP New York City Open

Sunday, August 9                    4:30 – 6 p.m.              NBC              AVP Seattle Open

Sunday, August 16                  4:30 – 6 p.m.              NBC              AVP Manhattan Beach Open

Sunday, August 30                  4:30 – 6 p.m.              NBC              AVP Chicago Open

Sunday, September 6              7 – 9 p.m.                  NBCSN          AVP Cincinnati Open

Sunday, September 13            3 – 4:30 p.m.             NBCSN          AVP Huntington Beach Open

 * – Coverage will air at 7 pm ET if NHL Playoffs coverage is not necessary.

As announced in April, the AVP and NBC Sports Group’s new partnership is the most comprehensive media partnership in Tour history.  It returns the country’s premier professional beach volleyball tour, entering its 33rd year, to the network that first televised the AVP 25 years ago, and calls for 17.5 hours of coverage in 2015, 10 on NBC and 7.5 on NBCSN, plus live streaming on NBC Sports Live Extra.

Coverage will include the men’s and women’s finals of all seven regular-season tournaments. In addition, NBC and NBCSN will feature the finals and early-round coverage of an AVP-run tournament on the international FIVB (Federation International de Volleyball) World Tour within the United States. Encore presentations of select telecasts will air on Universal Sports Network.

Marlowe, a veteran of four consecutive Olympic telecasts on NBC, called play-by-play for NBC’s coverage of beach volleyball at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and at every major volleyball event since 1981 – including the AVP Tour when it was last televised on NBC.  A talented indoor and beach player, Marlowe won eight tournaments on the sand, including two prestigious AVP Manhattan Beach Opens, and captained the gold medal-winning United States Olympic Volleyball team in 1984.

Two-time Olympian Blanton won beach volleyball gold at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney with partner Eric Fonoimoana and is one of the most decorated players in AVP Tour history.

Wong made his pro beach volleyball debut on the AVP Tour in 1995.  He represented the U.S. at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and notched seven career victories on the AVP before retiring from competition in 2009.  In 2012, he served as NBC’s beach volleyball analyst, alongside Marlowe, at the Summer Games in London.

 

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

 

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S SUNDAY OF CHAMPIONS: NHL CONFERENCE FINAL, MONACO GRAND PRIX, PL “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY,” FRENCH OPEN & SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

NBC Sports Cover Championships From Monaco (F1) to London (BPL) to Paris (French Open) to New York (Lightning-Rangers Game 5) This Sunday

Formula One Monaco Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBC

Premier League’s “Championship Sunday” at 10 a.m. ET on 10 Networks of NBCUniversal

French Open Women’s & Men’s Opening Rounds Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC

Senior PGA Championship Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers in Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference Final Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Every Event Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 21, 2015 – NBC Sports’ Championship Season coverage takes center stage this Sunday with numerous high-profile events airing on NBC and NBCSN, including Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference Final between Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers; the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix; Premier League’s “Championship Sunday;” the first round of the 2015 French Open; and the Senior PGA Championship.

“Championship Season” consists of high-profile events from May through July, and continues with the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, the 147th Belmont Stakes featuring Triple Crown contender American Pharoah, The Men’s and Women’s French Open Finals, and the 2015 Tour de France.

 


FORMULA ONE MONACO GRAND PRIX

NBC Sports Group begins its Sunday of Champions with live coverage of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBC. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) is looking to win his third consecutive Monaco Grand Prix this year, after earning his second straight wire-to-wire win in Monte Carlo last year.

NBC Sports Group’s F1 team of play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey, analysts David Hobbs and Steve Matchett, and F1 insider and pit reporter Will Buxton will call the action on-site in Monte Carlo.

Click here for more information.

 

 

PREMIER LEAGUE “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY”

NBCUniversal presents a blockbuster “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks this Sunday, May 24 at 10 a.m. ET. NBC and TELEMUNDO host coverage of Hull City v. Manchester United, with 2014-15 Champions Chelsea v. Sunderland on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. In addition, all 10 matches will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.

NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcers Arlo White calls Hull City v. Manchester United, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at KC Stadium.

NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN featuring Rebecca LoweRobbie EarleKyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe. Following the matches on each of the 10 networks, there will be a special one-minute sneak preview of Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, which premieres Friday, June 12.

Click here for a full match schedule.

 

 

2015 FRENCH OPEN

NBC’s coverage of the 2015 French Open begins this Sunday, May 24, at 1 p.m. ET with live opening-round coverage. Defending champion Rafael Nadal headlines the men’s field with a record nine French Open titles (2005-2008, 2010-2014), while No. 1 ranked Novak Djokovic, beaten in last year’s final by Nadal, looks to complete his career grand slam at Roland Garros.

Top-ranked Serena Williams is a two-time French Open champion, and returns to Roland Garros following a second-round loss last year. Williams faces competition from two-time French Open winner and defending champion Maria Sharapova.

Host Ted Robinson anchors NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. This is Robinson’s 16th French Open in the anchor chair for NBC. McEnroe and Carillo teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open.  This is NBC’s 33rd consecutive year televising the event. Click here for more information.

 


SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

The Champions Tour stages its second major as Colin Montgomerie defends the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid from French Lick Resort (Pete Dye Course) in Indiana, with live final-round coverage on NBC Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Dan Hicks handles play-by-play, and will be joined by Gary Koch (analyst), Mark Rolfing (tower), Roger Maltbie and Billy Kratzert (on-course), and Steve Sands (interviews).

 


2015 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

NBC Sports Group’s Sunday of Champions concludes on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ET with Game 5 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference Final, when Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers host Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Madison Square Garden in New York.

 

Schedule of NBC Sports Group’s event coverage on Sunday, May 24:

Time Event Network
7 a.m. F1 Countdown NBCSN
7:30 a.m. F1 Monaco Grand Prix NBC
9 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
10 a.m. Hull City v. Manchester United NBC, TELEMUNDO
10 a.m. Chelsea v. Sunderland NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
10 a.m. Newcastle v. West Ham United USA
10 a.m. Stoke City v. Liverpool Syfy
10 a.m. Everton v. Tottenham CNBC
10 a.m. Manchester City v. Southampton MSNBC
10 a.m. Arsenal v. West Bromwich Albion Bravo
10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Swansea City E!
10 a.m. Aston Villa v. Burnley Esquire
10 a.m. Leicester City v. Queens Park Rangers Oxygen
1 p.m. French Open (First Round) NBC
3:30 p.m. Senior PGA Championship NBC
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN
8 p.m. NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW  season finale (after Lightning-Rangers) NBCSN

 

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all of “NBC Sports Championship Season” coverage via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

 

DAY 37 – CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS HOST ANAHEIM DUCKS IN GAME 3 OF WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL TONIGHT ON NBCSN

Game 3 – Ducks-Blackhawks – Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 1-1

Tonight’s Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Conference Finals Viewership on NBC/NBCSN Up 12% vs. 2014

Eastern Conference Final Continues Tomorrow with Game 4 of Rangers-Lightning at 8 p.m. ET – Lightning Lead 2-1

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 21, 2015 – Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks look to build off of Monday night’s thrilling triple-overtime win in Game 2 when they host Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Tonight’s coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live, featuring host Liam McHugh alongside analysts and former players Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick, leading into live game coverage from the United Center in Chicago, Ill. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of tonight’s Western Conference Final Game 3 matchup.

Chicago won Game 2 late in triple overtime, when Marcus Kruger scored on the rebound of Brent Seabrook’s shot to give the Blackhawks an important victory to tie the series at one, in what was the longest game in Blackhawks franchise history. Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford made 60 saves, outlasting Anaheim goaltender Frederik Andersen, who stopped 53 shots in the loss. The series shifts to Chicago tonight, where the Blackhawks are a perfect 5-0 thus far in the postseason.

Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from the United Center in Chicago.

 

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THE PASS – THURSDAY, MAY 21 (All times ET)

THURSDAY, MAY 21

Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick
8 p.m. Game 3 – Anaheim at Chicago NBCSN Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

 

 


CONFERENCE FINALS COVERAGE ON NBC/NBCSN UP 12% VS. 2014

Through four games on NBC and NBCSN (not including last night’s ECF Game 3), coverage of the Eastern and Western Conference Finals has averaged 1.836 million viewers, up 12% through the first four games last year on NBC/ NBCSN (1.646 million).

In addition, the Conference Finals on NBC Sports Live Extra have totaled 313,000 uniques (up 81% through same time period in 2014) and 22 million minutes watched (up 142%)*. The Stanley Cup Playoffs on Live Extra have totaled over 1 million uniques (up 10% vs. 2014) and 145 million minutes streamed (up 27%).

*Comparing five games in 2015 to four games in 2014

 


EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 3 – RANGERS-LIGHTNING – TOMORROW AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – LIGHTNING LEAD 2-1

NBCSN presents Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET, as the New York Rangers look to even the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning took last night’s back-and-forth Game 3 by a score of 6-5 in overtime. Tampa Bay erased an early 2-0 deficit before relinquishing third-period leads of 4-3 and 5-4, as Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle tied the game late in regulation to force overtime. In the extra session, Nikita Kucherov scored at 3:33 to give the Lightning the 6-5 win and a 2-1 series lead.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Joe Micheletti (analyst), and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

 


GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the fourth consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

 

Network Games
NBC 11
NBCSN 44
USA Network 8
CNBC 10
NHL-N 1
Total 74

 

One-goal Games: 40

OT games: 17

 


COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

Comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 50 million U.S. households. Comcast SportsNet Chicago will provide the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks with comprehensive coverage throughout their Stanley Cup Playoff run, including pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.


NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
COVERAGE

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream comprehensive coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC 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 and Windows Store.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

— NBC Sports Group —

COMMENTATORS ANNOUNCED FOR PREMIER LEAGUE “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY” – ALL 10 GAMES LIVE AT 10 AM ET THIS SUNDAY ON NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL

Arlo White, Lee Dixon & Graeme Le Saux Together In 3-Man Booth for First Time, To Call Hull City v. Manchester United on NBC

“The raw emotions from each end of the spectrum are something to behold. Nowhere in the world will you see such ecstasy at finishing 17th.” – Rebecca Lowe on Relegation

“’Championship Sunday’ guarantees tears at the KC Stadium…A win, and it could be tears of joy, any other result for the Tigers, and it will be tears of despair.” – Robbie Earle on Hull City

“Premier League survival means as much to the teams at the bottom as winning the title means to those at the top.” – Kyle Martino on Relegation

“Expect blood, sweat, and tears (and that’s just the fans!) in what’s sure to be a ‘Championship Sunday’ to savor.” – Robbie Mustoe

Premier League Live Kicks off at 9 AM ET on NBCSN

All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 21, 2015 – NBCUniversal presents a blockbuster “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks this Sunday, May 24 at 10 a.m. ET. NBC and TELEMUNDO host coverage of Hull City v. Manchester United, with 2014-15 Champions Chelsea v. Sunderland on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. In addition, all 10 matches will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.

NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls Hull City v. Manchester United, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at KC Stadium – the first time the three commentators work together in the booth.  Hull City, who enter Sunday in 18th, must do something they’ve never done before in the Premier League, beat Manchester United, to have a chance to avoid relegation.  Newcastle, the other relegation-threatened side, host West Ham on USA.

Chelsea, this season’s Premier League champions, will be presented with the trophy this Sunday. Sunderland secured a 9th straight BPL season with their 0-0 draw at Arsenal on Wednesday.

NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe.

REBECCA LOWE, ROBBIE EARLE, KYLE MARTINO, AND ROBBIE MUSTOE ON “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY”

REBECCA LOWE: “’Championship Sunday’ comes down to joy and despair; one will be Hull’s, the other Newcastle’s. The raw emotions from each end of the spectrum are something to behold. Nowhere in the world will you see such ecstasy at finishing 17th. Rarely will you see as many sports-related tears in one place. The question is for whom will Sunday be magnificent and for whom, disastrous? You’ve just gotta watch it!”

ROBBIE EARLE: “After 37 games across 10 months, relegation comes down to two teams trying to avoid one spot. ‘Championship Sunday’ guarantees tears at the KC Stadium, the home of Hull City. A win, and it could be tears of joy, any other result for the Tigers, and it will be tears of despair as they head back to the Football League Championship.”

KYLE MARTINO: “Only two teams will be sweating on Championship Sunday, Hull and Newcastle. Premier League survival means as much to the teams at the bottom as winning the title means to those at the top. Get ready for tears of joy and sorrow.”

ROBBIE MUSTOE: “Yes, you’re going to see Champions Chelsea raise the trophy, but relegation (the word all pros fear), is front and center on Sunday with Hull and Newcastle desperate to continue their love affair with the Barclays Premier League. Big hearts and clear minds are crucial, defining moments are key. Expect blood, sweat, and tears (and that’s just the fans!) in what’s sure to be a Championship Sunday to savor.”

Following are the broadcast teams for Premier League “Championship Sunday” matches this Sunday, May 24, at 10 a.m. ET:

Match Network Announce Team
Hull City v. Manchester United NBC Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux
Chelsea v. Sunderland NBCSN Peter Drury, Jim Beglin
Newcastle v. West Ham United USA Jim Proudfoot, Danny Mills
Stoke City v. Liverpool Syfy Garry Taphouse, Garry Birtles
Everton v. Tottenham CNBC Gary Weaver, Barry Horne
Manchester City v. Southampton MSNBC Joe Speight, Terry Gibson
Arsenal v. West Bromwich Albion Bravo Tony Jones, Tony Gale
Crystal Palace v. Swansea City E! Phil Blacker, Ray Houghton
Aston Villa v. Burnley Esquire John Driscoll, Trevor Francis
Leicester City v. Queens Park Rangers Oxygen Jonathan Beck, Dean Sturridge
Hull City v. Manchester United TELEMUNDO*  Andrés Cantor, Carlos Hermosillo
Chelsea v. Sunderland NBC UNIVERSO*  Sammy Sadovnik, Manuel Sol

*Spanish-language telecast

Following the matches on each of the 10 networks, there will be a special one-minute sneak preview of Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, which premieres Friday, June 12.

Lowe, Earle, Martino, and Mustoe will return following the matches for a special Goal Zone season wrap-up post-game show on NBC at Noon ET, which will include the emotional scenes from around the grounds, Chelsea’s trophy ceremony from Stamford Bridge, and all of the key highlights and interviews from the final day of the season. NBCSN will simulcast Goal Zone for the first hour, with coverage moving to NBCSN from 1-2 p.m. ET. At 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN wraps up the day’s coverage with a special Premier League Live: The Champions, which will take a look at Chelsea’s path to the Premier League title.

NBCSN presents a special one-hour season finale of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, on Sunday night following live NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage, with an encore presentation on Monday night, May 25, also following live NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage. Rebecca Lowe will be a guest in the “Panic Room” on the finale.

NBC Sports Group is once again making 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 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 and Windows Store. NBC UNIVERSO and TELEMUNDO are airing 100 and 40 Premiere League matches in Spanish respectively, with matches also streamed live on their NBC UNIVERSO NOW and NBC DEPORTES EN VIVO EXTRA apps. 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–

GOLF CHANNEL’S LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2015 NCAA WOMEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGINS MONDAY, MAY 25

Golf Central to Provide Wraparound News Programming on Location, Including Live Announcements of Year-End Collegiate Golf Awards

More Than 10 Live Hours of Individual Stroke Play on Monday, May 25 and Three Rounds of Team Match Play Tuesday-Wednesday, May 26-27

Top Teams From NCAA Women’s Golf Championships to Receive Invitation to Compete in Newly Created East Lake Cup in November

Marathon LPGA Classic Extends Two Invitations for the 2015 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships

Men’s and Women’s Championships Airing in Back-to-Back Weeks From Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla., May 20, 2015 – Building upon the success of its 2014 coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, Golf Channel is expanding its news and tournament coverage to include – for the first time since 1997 – live coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships, Monday, May 25-Wednesday, May 27.

The 2015 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships will be contested at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., May 22-27. Golf Channel’s live tournament coverage of the women’s championships begins on Monday, May 25 with the final round of the individual stroke play competition, as well as tracking the teams attempting to qualify for the eight-team match play tournament. Coverage will continue on Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27, including all three rounds of the team match-play tournament. In addition, Golf Central will surround live tournament coverage with pre-and post-event news coverage produced on location, as well as daily news updates on Morning Drive and online at GolfChannel.com. News and tournament coverage also will be live streamed on Golf Live Extra.

Golf Channel NCAA Women’s Division I Golf Championships Tournament Coverage

Monday, May 25        Final Round, Individual Stroke Play    4-7 p.m. ET (Live)

Tuesday, May 26        Quarterfinals, Match Play                   10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET (Live)

Tuesday, May 26        Semifinals, Match Play                       3:30-7 p.m. ET (Live)

Wednesday, May 27   Finals, Match Play                              3-7 p.m. ET (Live)

Marathon LPGA Classic to Offer Two Exemptions for 2015 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships

The individual champion from the 2015 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships and a representative from the team national champions will receive exemptions to compete in the 2015 Marathon LPGA Classic, taking place July 13-19 in Toledo, Ohio.

Semifinal Teams in Match Play to Receive Invitations to Compete in Inaugural East Lake Cup

Announced earlier today, the new East Lake Cup collegiate match-play championship will feature top-performing teams from the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships, taking place at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., airing live on Golf Channel on Monday, Nov. 2 and Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Invitations for the field will be extended to the semi-finalists of the team match-play tournaments at both the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships.

Golf Central Announcing ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M Winner on Monday, May 25

New for 2015, the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M winner announcement will take place Monday, May 25 during Golf Channel’s live coverage of the 2015 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships, with the recipient appearing on-set as part of the network’s Golf Central news program. Named after World Golf Hall-of-Famer and 1991 NCAA Individual Champion Annika Sorenstam, the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M honors the nation’s most outstanding female Division I collegiate golfer as selected by her peers, coaches and the golf media.

Additional Awards to be Announced on Golf Channel During NCAA Women’s Golf Championships

  • Dinah Shore Trophy Award – Monday, May 25 (Golf Central Pre Game)
  • Kim Moore Spirit Award – Monday, May 25 (Golf Central Pre Game)
  • Golfstat Cup Award – Tuesday, May 26 (Golf Central Pre Game)

Golf Channel’s NCAA Women’s Golf Championships Tournament Broadcast Team:

  • Billy Ray Brown, On-Course Reporter (1982 NCAA Individual Champion, member of 3-time NCAA Team National Champions, University of Houston)
  • Steve Burkowski, Analyst, Golf Channel College Insider
  • Curt Byrum, Tower Announcer (Participant in 1979 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, University of New Mexico)
  • Kay Cockerill, Lead Analyst (Finished Fourth at 1986 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships, 2-time All-American at UCLA)
  • Bob Papa, Play-by-Play Commentator
  • Phil Parkin, On-Course Reporter (All-American at Texas A&M, participant in 1984 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships)
  • Karen Stupples, On-Course Reporter (Second Team All-American at Florida State University, participant in the 1996 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship)

Golf Central News Team Women’s Championship:

  • Steve Burkowski, Golf Channel College Insider
  • Lisa Cornwell, Host (University of Arkansas)
  • Angela Hamann, Reporter (University of Texas)
  • Emilee Klein-Gille, Analyst (University of Tulsa Women’s Head Golf Coach; LPGA Major Champion, and Solheim Cup Team Member; Member of two-time Team National Champion at Arizona State in 1993-94, NCAA Individual Champion, 1994).
  • Paige Mackenzie, Analyst (University of Washington, 4-time participant in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships (25th, 11th, 10th and 8th place finishes. Top-ranked collegiate golfer in 2006)
  • Lizette Salas, Analyst (Member of Team National Champions at USC in 2008, currently competing on the LPGA Tour)

GolfChannel.com Digital Coverage

GolfChannel.com is providing comprehensive coverage during the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships as part of College Central (GolfChannel.com/college). College Central, led by Jay Coffin and Ryan Lavner, will be the source for all things NCAA golf, including tournament results, features and columns, video highlights and breaking news.

2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship

Hosted by the University of South Florida, the 2015 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships will feature 24 teams and 12 student-athletes – who advanced from NCAA Regional Qualifying – competing in an individual stroke-play format over 72 holes Friday-Monday, with the top eight teams qualifying at the conclusion of play for the team match-play tournament Tuesday and Wednesday. The same television coverage is planned for the men’s national championships the following week: Monday, June 1 – Wednesday, June 3. All rounds on Golf Channel will include primetime replays.

ABOUT THE NCAA

The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 450,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities.  Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports.  Visit www.NCAA.org and www.NCAA.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.

ABOUT GOLF CHANNEL

Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. Golf Channel, co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and now part of the NBC Sports Group, is available in more than 120 million homes in 83 countries and 12 languages around the world. Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s highest-quality news, instruction and original programming.  Golf Channel’s digital platforms, headed by GolfChannel.com, are the leading golf destinations on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf. Fans are able to enjoy 24/7 live streaming of Golf Channel content through Golf Live Extra and select programming is simulcast via SiriusXM’s PGA TOUR Radio. In addition, Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital services including Golf Channel Mobile; GolfNow, the world’s largest online booking platform; GolfAdvisor.com, a golf course ratings and review portal; the interactive Golf Channel Academy instructional app; and the Golf Channel Am Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour.

                                                                                       -NBC Sports Group-

DAY 36 – NEW YORK RANGERS VISIT TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING IN GAME 3 OF EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL TONIGHT ON NBCSN

Game 3 – Rangers-Lightning – Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 1-1

Tonight’s Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Blackhawks-Ducks Game 2 Triple-Overtime Thriller Delivers Best-Ever Rating on NBCSN in Los Angeles For Ducks Game

Western Conference Final Continues Tomorrow with Game 3 of Ducks-Blackhawks at 8 p.m. ET – Series Tied 1-1

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 20, 2015 – NBCSN presents Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET, when Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning host Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers.

Tonight’s coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live, featuring host Liam McHugh alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick, leading into live game coverage from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of tonight’s Eastern Conference Final Game 3 matchup.

Tampa Bay evened the series at one game apiece with a 6-2 victory in Game 2 at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, as Tyler Johnson notched the first hat trick in Lightning playoff history, and was one of nine Lightning skaters to record at least one point.

John Forslund will handle play-by-play duties for Game 3, alongside U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire from Tampa.

 

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THE PASS – WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 (All times ET)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick
8 p.m. Game 3 – N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay NBCSN John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

 

 


BLACKHAWKS-DUCKS TRIPLE-OVERTIME THRILLER DELIVERS BEST-EVER RATING ON NBCSN IN LOS ANGELES FOR DUCKS GAME

Last night’s triple-overtime thriller between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks (9 p.m.-2:15 a.m. ET), in which the Blackhawks defeated to the Ducks by a score of 3-2 to even the series at one game apiece, produced a 3.1 rating in Los Angeles, making it the highest-rated Ducks game ever on NBCSN in the L.A. market.

Nationally, the game produced a 1.37 overnight rating, up 4% from last year’s Game 2 matchup between Chicago and Los Angeles (1.32). Chicago was the top market, producing a 12.5 rating.

 


WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL GAME 3 – DUCKS-BLACKHAWKS – TOMORROW AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN – SERIES TIED 1-1

The Blackhawks look to build off of their dramatic triple-overtime win tomorrow night, when they host the Ducks in Game 3 at 8 p.m. ET. Chicago won the game late in the third overtime, when Marcus Kruger scored on the rebound of Brent Seabrook’s shot to give the Blackhawks an important victory to tie the series at one, in what was the longest game in Blackhawks franchise history. Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford made 60 saves, outlasting Anaheim goaltender Frederik Andersen, who stopped 53 shots in the loss.

Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick , U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from the United Center in Chicago, Ill.

 


GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the fourth consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

 

Network Games
NBC 11
NBCSN 43
USA Network 8
CNBC 10
NHL-N 1
Total 73

 

One-goal Games: 39

OT games: 16

 


COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

Comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be provided daily via NBC Sports Regional Networks, available in more than 50 million U.S. households. Comcast SportsNet Chicago will provide the hometown fans of the Chicago Blackhawks with comprehensive coverage throughout their Stanley Cup Playoff run, including pre- and post-game shows and extensive on-line coverage via Comcast SportsNet’s team of NHL Insiders.


NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
COVERAGE

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream comprehensive coverage of games airing on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC 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 and Windows Store.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

— NBC Sports Group —

NBCUNIVERSAL MATCH SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR PREMIER LEAGUE “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY,” THIS SUN., MAY 24, AT 10 AM ET

10 Matches Live Across 10 Networks

NBC Hosts Coverage of Hull City v. Manchester United; Chelsea v. Sunderland on NBCSN

Premier League Live Kicks off at 9 AM ET on NBCSN

Special Sneak Preview of Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Following All 10 Matches

All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 20, 2015 – NBCUniversal presents a blockbuster “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks this Sunday, May 24 at 10 a.m. ET. NBC and TELEMUNDO host coverage of Hull City v. Manchester United, with 2014-15 Champions Chelsea v. Sunderland on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. In addition, all 10 matches will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.

Chelsea, this season’s Premier League champions, will be presented with the trophy this Sunday. Following Sunderland’s 0-0 draw against Arsenal today, the club is clear of relegation danger, while Newcastle and Hull City aim to avoid the final relegation position on Sunday.

Following is a schedule for NBCUniversal’s Premier League coverage this weekend:

Date Time Match Network
Fri., May 22 Midnight Premier League Championship Sunday Preview NBCSN
Sat., May 23 1 a.m. Premier League Goals of the Season NBCSN
Sun., May 24 9 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., May 24 10 a.m. Hull City v. Manchester United NBC, TELEMUNDO
Sun., May 24 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Sunderland NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sun., May 24 10 a.m. Newcastle v. West Ham United USA
Sun., May 24 10 a.m. Stoke City v. Liverpool Syfy
Sun., May 24 10 a.m. Everton v. Tottenham CNBC
Sun., May 24 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Southampton MSNBC
Sun., May 24 10 a.m. Arsenal v. West Bromwich Albion Bravo
Sun., May 24 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Swansea City E!
Sun., May 24 10 a.m. Aston Villa v. Burnley Esquire
Sun., May 24 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Queens Park Rangers Oxygen
Sun., May 24 Noon Goal Zone Championship Sunday NBC
Sun., May 24 Noon Goal Zone Championship Sunday NBCSN
Sun., May 24 2 p.m. Premier League Live: The Champions NBCSN
Sun., May 24 After NHL Playoffs THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW NBCSN
Mon., May 25 1 a.m. Match of the Day II NBCSN
Mon., May 25 After NHL Playoffs THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW (Encore) NBCSN

NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe. Following the matches on each of the 10 networks, there will be a special one-minute sneak preview of Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, which premieres Friday, June 12.

Lowe, Earle, Martino, and Mustoe will return following the matches for a special Goal Zone season wrap-up post-game show on NBC at Noon ET, which will include the emotional scenes from around the grounds, Chelsea’s trophy ceremony from Stamford Bridge, and all of the key highlights and interviews from the final day of the season. NBCSN will simulcast Goal Zone for the first hour, with coverage moving to NBCSN from 1-2 p.m. ET. At 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN wraps up the day’s coverage with a special Premier League Live: The Champions, which will take a look at Chelsea’s path to the Premier League title.

NBCSN presents a special one-hour season finale of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, on Sunday night following live NHL Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, with an encore presentation on Monday night, May 25, also following live NHL Stanley Cup Playoff coverage. Rebecca Lowe will be a guest in the “Panic Room” on the finale.

NBC Sports Group is once again making 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 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 and Windows Store. NBC UNIVERSO and TELEMUNDO are airing 100 and 40 Premiere League matches in Spanish respectively, with matches also streamed live on their NBC UNIVERSO NOW and NBC DEPORTES EN VIVO EXTRA apps. 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–

“BIGGEST DAY IN MOTORSPORTS” BEGINS WITH FORMULA ONE MONACO GRAND PRIX ON NBC THIS SUNDAY

Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix Airs Live on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBC – Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs, Steve Matchett & Will Buxton On-Site in Monaco

F1 Monaco Grand Prix Conference Call Transcript – Diffey, Hobbs, Matchett & Motorsports Producer Rich O’Connor

“This is the crown jewel in the Formula One crown.” – Matchett

“Like the Indy 500 or the Daytona 500 – this is the one they all really want to win.” – Hobbs

Live Coverage of Indianapolis 500 Carb Day Starts Friday at 11 a.m. ET

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – Glen Helen Raceway – Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream All Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 Carb Day & Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Coverage

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 20, 2015 – NBC Sports Group will present more than 35 hours of motorsports coverage this week leading into the “Biggest Day in Motorsports,” highlighted by NBC’s live presentation of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET. NBC Sports Group’s F1 team of play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey, analysts David Hobbs and Steve Matchett, and F1 insider and pit reporter Will Buxton will call the action on-site in Monte Carlo.

NBC Sports Group’s extensive motorsports coverage this week includes coverage spanning Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR, and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, culminating with NBC’s live coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix, kicking off the “Biggest Day in Motorsports” on Sunday morning with one of world’s most iconic racing events.

NBC Sports Group is the home of motorsports in 2015, providing exclusive Formula One coverage, exclusive cable coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series on NBCSN, and the first of 10 consecutive seasons featuring the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and 19 Nationwide Series events.

 

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F1 MONACO GRAND PRIX CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT – DIFFEY, HOBBS, MATCHETT, & MOTORSPORTS PRODUCER RICH O’CONNOR

Diffey, Hobbs, Matchett and motorsports producer Rich O’Connor previewed the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix on a media conference call on Wednesday morning. Following are excerpts from Wednesday’s call.

Hobbs on Monaco GP: “This is a massive party weekend as well as a very important race weekend… the big question on everyone’s lips is can Nico Rosberg be one of the drivers to win this race three times in a row? A bit like the Indy 500 or the Daytona 500, this is the one they all really want to win.”

Matchett on unique aspect of Monaco: “The cars are largely built for this one-off event.  They all feature new aerodynamic packages on the front wing and rear wing to give as many possible downforce to the car.  Also one of the special features on the Monaco track is the very tight Lowe’s hairpin, which is certainly the tightest hairpin on the Formula One calendar… it is so tight, winding and tortuous around here, there is no room for error.”

Diffey on Ferrari’s resurgence: “We won’t call it overwhelming success just yet, but they have won a Grand Prix this year which is very impressive. (Sebastian Vettel’s) definitely got the magic…last year was one of the most tumultuous years in the team’s history in Formula One.  They’ve come out of that this year very well.  They continue to be one of our big storylines.”

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F1 MONACO GRAND PRIX COVERAGE BEGINS THURSDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will kick off live coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix tomorrow morning at 4 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s presentation of Practice 2 tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. ET. Live extra will stream Practice 3 on Saturday morning at 5 a.m. ET, leading into live qualifying coverage on NBCSN at 8 a.m. ET. Diffey, Hobbs, Matchett and Buxton will be on-site for practice, qualifying, and Grand Prix coverage, which begins Sunday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with F1 Countdown, prior to NBC’s presentation of the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) is looking to win his third consecutive Monaco Grand Prix this year, after earning his second straight wire-to-wire win in Monte Carlo last year. Rosberg (91 points) currently sits second in the driver standings behind teammate Lewis Hamilton (111), who has finished in the top two of all five races in 2015. Mercedes and Ferrari drivers occupy the top four spots, with Sebastian Vettel (80) and Kimi Raikkonen (52) in third and fourth positions, respectively.

Through five races on NBCSN to-date, Formula 1 racing has drawn 406,000 average viewers, up 9% from the same point in the 2014 season (371,000).

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thu., May 21 F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Practice 1 4 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Practice 2 8 a.m. NBCSN
Sat., May 23 F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Practice 3 5 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying 8 a.m. NBCSN
Sun., May 24 GP2 Monaco 1:30 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Countdown 7 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Monaco Grand Prix 7:30 a.m. NBC
F1 Monaco Grand Prix (Encore) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
GP2 Monaco 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
/DRIVE on NBC Sports – Monaco (Encore) 6:30 p.m. NBCSN

 

LIVE COVERAGE OF INDIANAPOLIS 500 CARB DAY STARTS FRIDAY AT 11 A.M. ET

NBCSN, the cable home of IndyCar, will provide six hours of Indianapolis 500 Carb Day coverage, beginning Friday at 11 a.m. ET. In addition, NBCSN will air a live presentation of the Indy Lights Freedom 100 race at noon ET on Friday. Indy 500 coverage concludes on Saturday with the Indy 500 Festival Parade at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Kevin Lee will lead NBCSN’s Carb Day coverage, filling in for Diffey who will be in Monaco, alongside analysts Townsend Bell, who is driving in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, and Paul Tracy. Jon Beekhuis, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast and Robin Miller will handle the pits.

 

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Fri., May 23 Indy 500 Carb Day 11 a.m. NBCSN
Indy Lights – Freedom 100 Noon NBCSN
Indy 500 Carb Day 1 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., May 24 Indy 500 Festival Parade 5 p.m. NBCSN

 


LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – GLEN HELEN RACEWAY – SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season with this week’s event at Glen Helen Raceway on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Last week, Eli Tomac earned his second career win with a 1-1 moto sweep in the 450 Class. In the 250 Class, reigning champion Jeremy Martin won to claim his second straight win at Hangtown.

Jason Weigandt will handle play-by-play duties, alongside two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston and reporter Georgia Lindsay.

This week’s motorsports coverage begins tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a special edition of NASCAR AMERICA, providing analysis of the NASCAR Hall of Fame announcement of the 2016 class. NBCSN will also present a special two-hour NASCAR AMERICA Motorsports Special on Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET, hosted by Mike Massaro and Kyle Petty. NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA Motorsports Special will break down this year’s F1 Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600, and feature interviews with analysts and drivers previewing the “Biggest Day in Motorsports.”

NBCSN will also air coverage of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Casey’s General Store 150 from Iowa Speedway on Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET, the first of two annual combination races between the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West.

Ralph Sheheen, Frank Stoddard and Parker Kligerman call the action from Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.


NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “BIGGEST DAY IN MOTORSPORTS” WEEK-LONG COVERAGE

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Wed., May 20 NASCAR AMERICA 6 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Indianapolis (Encore) 11:30 p.m. NBCSN
Thu., May 21 F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Practice 1 4 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Practice 2 8 a.m. NBCSN
NASCAR America 5 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR K&N Pro Series – Iowa 11:30 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., May 22 Indy 500 Carb Day 11 a.m. NBCSN
Indy Lights – Freedom 100 Noon NBCSN
Indy 500 Carb Day 1 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR AMERICA Motorsports Special 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., May 23 F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Practice 3 5 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying 8 a.m. NBCSN
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Glen Helen Practice 2:30 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
IndyCar Chronicles 4 p.m. NBCSN
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Glen Helen Practice 4 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Indy 500 Festival Parade 5 p.m. NBCSN
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Glen Helen Moto 2s 7 p.m. NBCSN
F1 Documentary – “1” 9 p.m. NBCSN
/DRIVE on NBC Sports: Monaco (Encore) 11:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., May 24 F1 Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore) 12 a.m. NBCSN
GP2 Monaco 1:30 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Countdown 7 a.m. NBCSN
F1 Monaco Grand Prix 7:30 a.m. NBC
F1 Monaco Grand Prix (Encore) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
F1 Extra (Encore) 4:30 p.m. NBCSN
GP2 Monaco (Encore) 5:30 p.m. NBCSN

 


FORMULA ONE™ ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA:
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live streaming coverage of this week’s F1 Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 Carb Day, and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship events 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 and Windows Store.

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.

MotorSportsTalk’s F1 content is provided by top racing journalists and expert analysts, including:

 

  • Luke Smith is creator and editor at Richland F1, which begins its second season this year. Smith works alongside Tony DiZinno in providing F1 content on MotorSportsTalk He’s on Twitter at @LukeSmithF1, primarily handling the F1 scene from Europe in great detail.
  • Tony DiZinno has most recently served as web editor for RACER Magazine and provides open wheel coverage on MotorSportsTalk. DiZinno has more than seven years of experience in the industry. Follow him on Twitter at @TonyDiZinno.

To explore the site, please visit MotorSportsTalk.com.nbcsports.com or www.NBCSports.com.

 

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, and follow@F1onNBCSports for the latest F1 news.

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