NOTES AND QUOTES FROM XFINITY SERIES PRE-RACE AND RACE COVERAGE FROM IOWA SPEEDWAY ON NBCSN

Race winner Ryan Blaney on what this win means after coming in second to Kyle Busch in Indianapolis: “This doesn’t make up for it (Indy). But it sure helps forget about it.”

Race winner Blaney on competing with only one Sprint Cup driver racing in Iowa today: “You have to go into every race thinking you can win no matter who is in the race. It doesn’t change a whole lot.”

Kenny Wallace on his final start: “Not sad at all this is my last race. They got everything out of me I can give right now.”

 NBCN presented XFINITY Series US Cellular 250 earlier this evening from Iowa Speedway. Saturday evening’s festivities began with the Countdown to Green pre-race showhosted by veteran motorsports broadcaster Ralph Sheheen alongside lead analyst and three-time Daytona 500 winner, Dale Jarrett. Reporters Jim Noble, Alex Hayden and Marty Snider patrolled pit road at “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet.”

Once the green flag dropped, Sheheen, Jarrett, Noble, Hayden and Snider held down the broadcast, which culminated with a green-white-checker victory for No. 22 Ryan Blaney.

 

Position Driver Car #
1 Ryan Blaney 22
2 Regan Smith 7
3 Brian Scott 2
4 Ty Dillon 3
5 Brendan Gaughan 62

 

The night began with a record 75 consecutive laps of green flag racing. At 51-years-old, Kenny Wallace received one final weekend in the spotlight before retiring from NASCAR racing. Wallace made his 547th XFINITY start and 905th overall NASCAR racing start at Iowa Speedway, a track designed by his older brother, NASCAR Hall of Famer, Rusty Wallace. After qualifying 7th earlier in the day, Wallace went on to finish 15th.

Drew Herring qualified the No. 54 car fifth before handing over the keys to Erik Jones. Jones flew to Iowa from Pocono Raceway, where he qualified for tomorrow’s 1:30 p.m. ET Sprint Cup race earlier today, in time to race the No. 54 machine in Iowa tonight. Jones went on to finish seventh.

The following are highlights from this evening’s XFINITY pre-race and race coverage on NBC.

Race winner Blaney on competing with only one Sprint Cup driver racing in Iowa today: “You have to go into every race thinking you can win no matter who is in the race. It doesn’t change a whole lot.”

Blaney on Kenny Wallace’s last race:  “We wish him well. He has done a lot for this sport. It is going to be hard to see him go. It is nice to be racing here with him tonight.”

Jones on racing this weekend’s split-location double header: “I wish I could have gotten more (info). When we did this back at Chicago and Iowa, the first time, I had a little more time to watch practice and take it all in.”

Kenny Wallace on his final start: “Not sad at all that this is my last race. They got everything out of me I can give right now. I am like an orange, you squeezed me and that is all I got…They (young drivers) are wearing me out. No doubt I’m chasing them hard every lap. I’m not going to give up.”

Jarrett on Iowa Speedway from a driver’s perspective: “It is a hard 250 laps around this race track. It is very exciting racing for us to watch. Drivers work extremely hard. It is a rough race track. You are searching around for grip the entire night…We are going to have a lot of cars up front battling.”

Bubba Wallace Jr. to Jarrett on his Iowa experience: “I have been coming here since 2010. It gives you a good feeling coming back. I’m looking to have some fun tonight.”

Jarrett on the first restart in Iowa: “We have never seen action like this on the restarts, being able to go two or three wide at this racetrack. They have never ventured to before. It is making for great racing.”

Snider on Daniel Suarez’ abrupt pit stop when only a second behind the leader: “This is absolutely heartbreaking. He was working his way through traffic so well. He was catching the leaders and now he has a tire going down.”

With less than a 100 laps to go, Jarrett’s impression on the cooling race track: “Is the bottom and middle of the race track going to be the preferred line, and the fastest way around here? Is it going to have the most grip? That is what these drivers are going to have to figure out as this race track continues to cool down.”

Jarrett on Blaney being two-to-three laps short on fuel:  “I don’t think there is any doubt he can make it. He needs a good handling race car. Obviously he is out front he has got that. Next it takes a driver to understand how to save fuel…He can certainly find that push if that is really what he is short, if we are getting the full story from the crew chief.”

Jarrett on Kenny Wallace getting loose with 41 laps to go: “Kenny had a solid run here tonight in his final XFINITY start. Not the way you want to do things, but he still has time to move his way back up through the pack.”

Race winner Ryan Blaney on what this win means after coming in second to Kyle Busch in Indianapolis: “This doesn’t make up for it (Indy). But it sure helps forget about it.”

Runner-up Regan Smith on Blaney’s smoking tire finish: “It looked like his car got tight. I just didn’t have quite enough to get up to his fender, to be able to bog him down and get a run out of him.”

NBCSN’s NASCAR coverage continues tomorrow with a 60-minute edition of NASCAR America Sunday presented by presented by DraftKings at noon ET, followed by the Countdown to Green, Served by Sonic pre-race show at 1 p.m. ET. At 1:30 p.m. ET, coverage shifts to the broadcast booth as NBCSN presents Sprint Cup Racing from Pocono

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7 DAYS UNTIL NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL – NORWICH CITY CLUB PROFILE

A Look at One of the Promoted Clubs – Norwich City

Coverage Debuts Saturday, August 8 at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – September 1, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015-16 Premier League season kicks off seven days from today, on Saturday, August 8. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Tottenham, and continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra.

NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States. All games will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

New Season, New Teams: Norwich City

First match: Norwich City v. Crystal Palace, Sat., August 8, 10 a.m. ET

Norwich City earned promotion by winning the Championship Playoff Final 2-0 against Middlesbrough, just one year after being relegated from the Premier League. Credit for the Canaries’ late-season success has been given to manager Alex Neil, who was virtually unknown when he was hired in January. The 34-year-old was previously serving as a player-manager of a Scottish Premier League team, but since joining English football he has earned a reputation for his meticulous planning and approach. More than two-thirds of the current team have Premier League experience, many with Norwich just two seasons ago.

One of the Premier League’s 22 founding members in 1992, Norwich City have spent most of the last 23 years between the top two tiers of English football (the exception was one season spent in the third tier in 2009-10). The Canaries are now entering their 25th top-division season overall, which is notable given that the club did not first earn a spot in the top flight until 1972, 70 years after they were founded. The only major trophy ever won by the club is the League Cup, which they have lifted twice (1962, 1985).

In their eye-catching “canary yellow” and green kits, Norwich have played home matches at Carrow Road, by the banks of the River Umber in east England, since 1935. At the time of the club’s founding, the area had been known for canary breeding ever since the bird was brought to the city by Dutch weavers in the 16th century, and the nickname “the Canaries” was adopted.

For NBC Sports Group’s Premier League television schedule for the first three months of the season, click here.

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BYTES: NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA DELIVERS MOST DIGITALLY CONSUMED TOUR DE FRANCE EVER

NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”

July 31, 2015 – Vol. 62

NBC Sports Digital “Bytes” is a collection of highlights, information and metrics for NBC Sports Digital properties. Previous editions can be found on NBCSportsGroupPressbox.com.

NBC Sports Live Extra Delivers Most Digitally Consumed Tour de France Ever

NBC Sports Live Extra’s coverage of the 102nd Tour de France was the most consumed on record. Overall, the Tour delivered 151,000 uniques and 61 million live minutes through all 21 stages, up 3% and 45%, respectively, vs. last year, both all-time records. Stage 12 on Thursday, July 16, from Lannemezan to Plateau de Beille, delivered the highest metrics of all 21 stages, with 48,000 uniques and 5.7 million live minutes.

Golf Channel Digital Reaches Monthly Records for July

While monthly digital traffic data is not final until the end of the calendar month today, Golf Channel Digital’s traffic through Tuesday, July 28, already had set several monthly records, according to Adobe Site Catalyst:

  • Golf Channel Digital 96.4 million page views (+51% YOY) – Best Month Ever Record
  • Golf Channel Digital 18.1 million visits (+39% YOY) – Best Month Ever Record
  • GolfChannel.com 6.0 million unique visitors (+9% YOY)

Additionally, 8.8 million minutes (+96% YOY) of digital content has been streamed via Golf Live Extra, NBC Sports Live Extra, and 24/7 players on mobile and desktop devices through July 28.

The Dew Tour hits the streets of Los Angeles, Calif.

The Dew Tour hits the streets of Los Angeles, Calif., for three days of skateboarding-only competition Friday, August 14 – Sunday, August 16. NBC Sports Live Extra and DewTour.com, the Dew Tour’s dedicated 24/7 digital platform, will stream live competitions and bring consumers exclusive Dew Tour action, interviews and behind-the-scenes access on desktops, mobile device and tablets.

For the first time ever, the Dew Tour will focus exclusively on the sport, lifestyle, art, music and culture of skateboarding. Centered around the Ace Hotel, Dew Tour Los Angeles will feature competitions in street, vert and the popular streetstyle discipline created by the Dew Tour three years ago. A complete telecast schedule and concert schedule will be announced in the coming days.

ICYMI on NBC SportsWorld, NBC Sports Digital’s Long-Form Website

In a piece on NBC SportsWorld, former New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ira Berkow reflects on his experience watching a Washington Nationals game with President Barak Obama in 2010.

Click here for the long form story on NBC SportsWorld.

NBC Sports Digital Surrounds the New Premier League Season

As previously announced, Pro Soccer Talk on NBCSports.com surrounds the start of the 2015-16 Premier League season with comprehensive season previews for each club, analysis of the top players at each position, and a map of the clubs. Beginning Monday, July 27, with Bournemouth, Arsenal and Aston Villa, the site kicked off season previews for three teams a day, and will wrap up team previews this Sunday, August 2.

Following is a look at Pro Soccer Talk’s coverage next week leading into the season kick off:

  • Mon., August 3: Joe Prince Wright breaks down his picks for the top 10 players this season, and Nicholas Mendola outlines his top five goalkeepers.
  • Tues., August 4: Coverage includes detailed locator map for the Premier League clubs, and Mendola provides his selection of top five defenders.
  • Wed., August 5: Prince Wright offers his table predictions for the season, and Mendola analyzes his top five midfielders.
  • Thurs., August 6: Andy Edwards breaks down his top five forwards, and Prince Wright provides his picks for top 10 breakout players.
  • Fri., August 7: Prince Wright posts his overall season preview.

In addition, NBC Sports World’s Joe Posnanski spent time with Norwich City players and manager Alex Neil at Carrow Road to discuss their position as an underdog in the Premier League this season. The long-form story will be published on NBC Sports World next week.

Returning this season is THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW presented by Mini, featuring popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, and Men in Blazers’ special, digital-only weekly podcast on NBCSports.com which will be posted each Tuesday. Weekly digital-only Men in Blazers’ previews of the upcoming Premier League matches will be released each Friday.

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NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH JULY 31– AUGUST 2, 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, July 31

2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: Quicken Loans National

4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Qualifying

6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America

6:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Web.com Tour: Utah Championship

7 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series – Final Practice

 

Saturday, August 1

8 a.m. on NBCSN – The States of NASCAR

9 a.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Practice

10 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: Satire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play

11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Final Practice

12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – RacerTV

1 p.m. on NBCSN – Wakeboarding

1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: Quicken Loans National

1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Lucas Oil 12

2 p.m. on NBC – World of Adventure Sports

3 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Racing – Qualifying

3 p.m. on NBC – Dew Tour: Best of Chicago

3 p.m. on Golf Channel – Champions Tour: 3M Championship

4:30 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Signature Series: Hart Lines

4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series – Qualifying

6 p.m. on Golf Channel – Web.com Tour: Utah Championship

7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green

8 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series: U.S. Cellular 250 – Iowa

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – World Series of Fighting

 

Sunday, August 2

9 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: Satire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play

10:30 a.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Qualifying

12 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America

12:30 p.m. on NBC – Mecum Auctions: Main Attractions

1 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green

1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: Quicken Loans National

1 p.m. on CNBC – IndyCar Racing: Honda Indy 200 – Ohio

1:30 p.m. on NBC – World Swimming Championships

1: 30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pennsylvania 400 – Pocono

3 p.m. on Golf Channel – Champions Tour: 3M Championship

3:30 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Vans Pool Party

5 p.m. on NBC – Breeder’s Cup Challenge: Haskell

5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Post Race

6 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Racing: Honda Indy 200 – Ohio

6 p.m. on Golf Channel – Web.com Tour: Utah Championship

11 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap

 

NASCAR

NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of NASCAR this weekend on NBCSN with Sprint Cup racing from Pocono and XFINITY action from Iowa.

Weekend coverage of NASCAR begins today on NBCSN with the Sprint Cup Series Final Practice at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by NASCAR America at 6 p.m. ET. Coverage continues with the XFINITY Series Final Practice at 7 p.m. ET.

Saturday’s coverage is highlighted by the NASCAR XFINITY Series: U.S. Cellular 250 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Saturday’s coverage of NASCAR begins at 8 a.m. ET with The States of NASCAR, followed by back-to-back Sprint Cup Practice races beginning at 9 a.m. ET. Coverage continues on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET with the NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying, followed by the NASCAR Countdown to Green pre-race show at 7:30 p.m. ET, leading into the NASCAR XFINITY Series: U.S. Cellular 250 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCN.

Sunday’s coverage of NASCAR is highlighted by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pennsylvania 400 at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins on Sunday with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying at 10:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by NASCAR America at 12 p.m. ET. Coverage continues with the NASCAR Countdown to Green pre-race show at 1 p.m. ET, leading into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pennslyvania 400 at 1:30 p.m. ET. Following the race is a NASCAR Post Race show at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Weekend coverage of NASCAR wraps up with NASCAR Victory Lap at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Ralph Sheheen will call Saturday’s race from Iowa Speedway, joined in the booth by Dale Jarrett. Reporters Jim Noble, Alex Hayden and Marty Snider add to NBCSN’s pre-race coverage.

NBC Sports Group’s lead race announcer Rick Allen calls Sunday’s race from Pocono, joined in the booth by Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton. Krista Voda hosts NBCSN’s pre-race coverage alongside analyst Kyle Petty. Contributing to pre-race coverage and then patrolling pit road during the race on NBCSN are reporters Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, and Rutledge Wood.

 

WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

NBC presents coverage of the FINA World Swimming Championships this weekend from Kazan, Russia. Coverage begins Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Dan Hicks hosts coverage of the FINA World Swimming Championships joined by Rowdy Gaines and Michele Tafoya.

 

INDYCAR

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series continues this weekend with live coverage of the Honda Indy 200. Coverage beings Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN with IndyCar Race Qualifying.

Weekend coverage is highlighted by the IndyCar Honda Indy 200 on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CNBC. Coverage continues with an encore presentation of the race on NBCSN at 6 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Group lead IndyCar play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey will call the action from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, joined by analysts David Hobbs and Townsend Bell. Robin Miller, Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee and Katie Hargitt will handle pit reporting duties.

 

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING

World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, highlighted by two world title fights. Live coverage of WSOF begins Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Play-by-play announcer Todd Harris will be joined by mixed martial artists and analysts Bas Rutten and Joey Varner to call the action from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

BREEDER’S CUP

NBC continues coverage of the Breeder’s Cup Challenge Series this weekend with the William Hill Haskell live on NBC at 5 p.m. ET.

Tom Hammond will host coverage from Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. Joining Hammond are Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey, Donna Brothers, Kenny Rice, Eddie Olczyk, Larry Collmus, and Matt Bernier.

 

DEW TOUR

NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2015 Dew Tour season Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC with Best of Dew Tour Chicago, featuring many of the world’s best skateboard and BMX athletes.

Todd Harris, Chris Miller, Paul Zitzer and Carolyn Manno call the action from Grant Park Plaza in Chicago.

 

RED BULL SIGNATURE SERIES

NBC Sports Group continues coverage of the 2015 Red Bull Signature Series this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC with Hart Lines, one of the biggest indoor BMX contests in the world. Sal Masekela hosts coverage of the event from Detroit’s Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan.

 

GOLF

Golf Channel’s live tournament coverage this weekend features the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National, the Champions Tour’s 3M Championship, the Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship, and the European Tour’s Satire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play.

Golf Channel’s coverage of the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National begins today at 2:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage continues Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.

Terry Gannon (play-by-play) and Nick Faldo (analyst) host coverage from Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va. Joining Gannon and Faldo are Matt Gogel (tower), Jim Gallagher Jr. and Jerry Foltz (on-course), and Todd Lewis (interviews).

Weekend coverage of the Champions Tour’s 3M Championship begins Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and continues Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.

Bob Papa (play-by-play) hosts coverage from the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn. Joining Papa will be Lanny Wadkins (analyst), John Mahaffey and Dave Marr (tower), and Billy Ray Brown (on course).

Golf Channel’s live coverage of the Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET. Weekend coverage continues Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.

Whit Watson (play-by-play) and Craig Perks (analyst) call the action from the Golf Club at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. Joining Watson and Perks are Steve Burkowski (tower), Phil Blackmar and Kay Cockerill (on-course).

Live coverage of the European Tour’s Satire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play begins Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on Golf Channel, and continues Sunday at 9 a.m. ET.

Mike Ritz hosts coverage of the Satire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play from Golf Channel’s studio in Orlando, Fla. Calling the action from Murcar Links Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland are Dougie Donnelly (play-by-play), Sam Torrance and Denis Hutchinson (analyst), and Jay Townsend (on course).

 

8 DAYS UNTIL NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL – BOURNEMOUTH CLUB PROFILE

A Look at One of the Promoted Clubs – Bournemouth

Coverage Debuts Saturday, August 8 at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 31, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015-16 Premier League season kicks off eight days from today, on Saturday, August 8. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Tottenham, and continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra.

NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States. All games will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

New Season, New Teams: Bournemouth

First match: Bournemouth v. Aston Villa, Sat., August 8, 10 a.m. ET

The upcoming Premier League season will be Bournemouth’s first ever in the top division of English football. Celebrating their 125th anniversary this year, the club earned promotion as champions of the second-tier Football League Championship. Current manager Eddie Howe, now in his second stint in charge of the team, was named permanent manager in January 2009, at the age of 31, and was challenged with maintaining the club’s professional status. Few gave the Cherries a chance at survival, but through Howe’s organization and attention to detail, Bournemouth finished 21st, two places above the relegation zone. The following season (2009-10), Howe guided the team to a 2nd-place finish and automatic promotion to League One.

The club has been in existence since the 19th century, with roots that can be traced back to 1890, when it was known as “Boscombe St. Johns Institute Football Club.” They didn‘t emerge from the bottom two tiers of English Football until 1987, almost a century after their founding. The city of Bournemouth is located on the south coast of England. There’s a tangible sense of romance surrounding the club’s climb to the apex of English football, illustrated by the club’s intimate home ground, Vitality Stadium, which will be the second-smallest stadium to ever host a Premier League match, with a capacity of 11,700.

For NBC Sports Group’s Premier League television schedule for the first three months of the season, click here.

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WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING ON NBCSN FEATURES TWO WORLD TITLE FIGHTS THIS SAT., AUGUST 1, LIVE AT 10:30 P.M. ET

Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares vs. Jake Shields in Welterweight Title Fight

Marlon Moraes vs. Sheymon Moraes in Bantamweight Title Fight

NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream All Bouts

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 30, 2015 – World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, August 1, live at 10:30 p.m. ET, highlighted by two world title fights. WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares (17-6) defends his title against Jake Shields (31-7-1). Palhares won the belt last March, needing just 69 seconds to submit Steve Carl. Shields made his WSOF debut in October, scoring a first-round submission victory over Ryan Ford.

The co-main event features Marlon Moraes (14-4-1) defending his bantamweight title against Sheymon Moraes (7-0). Despite having the same last name, the fighters are not related. Marlon Moraes claimed the belt in March with a decision win over Josh Rettinghouse in the inaugural World Series of Fighting bantamweight title fight on NBCSN. Sheymon Moraes made his WSOF debut in December with a split-decision over Gabriel Solorio.

Saturday’s card also features bouts between Clifford Starks (11-2) and Mike “MAK” Kyle (21-12-1) in the light heavyweight division; Abubakar Nurmagomedov (9-1) and Jorge Moreno (4-0) in the welterweight division; and Jimmy Spicuzza (6-2) and Islam Mamedov (11-1) in the lightweight division.

Play-by-play announcer Todd Harris will be joined by mixed martial artists and analysts Bas Rutten and Joey Varner to call the action from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NBC Sports Live Extra: World Series of Fighting will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku and Apple TV.

ABOUT WSOF

World Series of Fighting is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the globe. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP

When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 10 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.

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NBC SPORTS DIGITAL SURROUNDS THE NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON

9 Days Until 2015-16 Season Kicks Off on the Networks of NBCUniversal

Pro Soccer Talk to Feature Season Previews for Each Club, Analysis of the Top Players, & More

Coverage Debuts Saturday, August 8 at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 30, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015-16 Premier League season kicks off nine days from today, on Saturday, August 8. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Tottenham, and continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra.

NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States. All games will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

NBC SPORTS DIGITAL SURROUNDS THE NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON

Pro Soccer Talk on NBCSports.com surrounds the start of the 2015-16 Premier League season with comprehensive season previews for each club, analysis of the top players at each position, and a map of the clubs. Beginning Monday, July 27, with Bournemouth, Arsenal and Aston Villa, the site kicked off season previews for three teams a day, and will wrap up team previews this Sunday, August 2.

Following is a look at Pro Soccer Talk’s coverage next week leading into the season kick off:

  • , August 3: Joe Prince Wright breaks down his picks for the top 10 players this season, and Nicholas Mendola outlines his top five goalkeepers.
  • , August 4: Coverage includes detailed locator map for the Premier League clubs, and Mendola provides his selection of top five defenders.
  • , August 5: Prince Wright offers his table predictions for the season, and Mendola analyzes his top five midfielders.
  • , August 6: Andy Edwards breaks down his top five forwards, and Prince Wright provides his picks for top 10 breakout players.
  • , August 7: Prince Wright posts his overall season preview.

In addition, NBC Sports World’s Joe Posnanski spent time with Norwich City players and manager Alex Neil at Carrow Road to discuss their position as an underdog in the Premier League this season. The long-form story will be published on NBC Sports World next week.

For NBC Sports Group’s Premier League television schedule for the first three months of the season, click here.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

NBC & UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK PRESENT FINA WORLD & U.S. SWIMMING, P&G GYMNASTICS, & IAAF WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Star Olympic Athletes Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte, Gabby Douglas, Sam Mikulak, Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix Highlight Competitions

NBC’s Coverage Begins this Sun., August 2 at 1:30p.m. ET on NBC with the FINA World Swimming Championships

Dan Hicks Hosts FINA World Swimming Championship Coverage with Rowdy Gaines and Michele Tafoya

Championship Coverage in August from Russia, China and the U.S.

Coverage Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 30, 2015 – NBC and Universal Sports Network present championship coverage in major Olympic sports this month, with continuing coverage of the FINA World Swimming Championships this Sunday, August 2, at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage of the FINA World Championships continues throughout next week on Universal Sports Network, culminating on Saturday, August 8, at 3 p.m. ET and Sunday, August 9, at 2:30 p.m. ET with the swimming championships on NBC.

Leading the 54-member Team USA in Kazan, Russia, at the FINA World Swimming Championships are veterans including 2012 Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Championship gold medalist Katie Ledecky, four-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time World Championship gold medalist Missy Franklin, four-time Olympic medalist and six-time World Championship medalist Nathan Adrian, and 11-time Olympic medalist and 23-time World Championship medalist Ryan Lochte.

Dan Hicks hosts all coverage of the FINA World Swimming Championships joined by Rowdy Gaines and Michele Tafoya.

Championship coverage continues throughout August with the P&G Gymnastics Championships from Indianapolis, Ind., USA Swimming National Championships from San Antonio, Texas, and the IAAF World Track & Field Championships from Beijing, China. The competitions are expected to feature world-class athletes including Olympic medalists Gabby Douglas andAly Raisman, two-time reigning world all-around champion Simone Biles  and 2012 Olympian Sam Mikulak in gymnastics; 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps in swimming; and six-time Olympic medalists Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix in track and field.

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage on NBC via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. In addition, UniversalSports.com will live stream all events that air on Universal Sports Network.

NBC and Universal Sports Network’s championship coverage for the month of August (all times ET):

Date Time Program Network
Sat., August 1 7 p.m. ET FINA World Synchronized Swimming Championships Universal Sports Network
Sat., August 1 8 p.m. ET FINA World Diving Championships Universal Sports Network
Sun., August 2 1:30 p.m. ET FINA World Swimming Championships NBC
Sun., August 2 6 p.m. ET FINA World Diving Championships Universal Sports Network
Sun., August 2 7 p.m. ET FINA World Diving Championships Universal Sports Network
Mon., August 3 10:30 a.m. ET FINA World Swimming Championships Universal Sports Network
Mon., August 3 6 p.m. ET FINA World Water Polo Championships Universal Sports Network
Tues., August 4 10:30 a.m. ET FINA World Swimming Championships Universal Sports Network
Tues., August 4 6 p.m. ET FINA World Water Polo Championships Universal Sports Network
Wed., August 5 10:30 a.m. ET FINA World Swimming Championships Universal Sports Network
Wed., August 5 7 p.m. ET FINA World Water Polo Championships Universal Sports Network
Thurs., August 6 10:30 a.m. ET FINA World Swimming Championships Universal Sports Network
Thurs., August 6 6 p.m. ET FINA World Water Polo Championships Universal Sports Network
Fri., August 7 10:30 a.m. ET FINA World Swimming Championships Universal Sports Network
Fri., August 7 7 p.m. ET FINA World Water Polo Championships Universal Sports Network
Fri., August 7 8 p.m. ET FINA World Water Polo Championships Universal Sports Network
Sat., August 8 3 p.m. ET FINA World Swimming Championships NBC
Sat., August 8 6 p.m. ET FINA World Water Polo Championships Universal Sports Network
Sat., August 8 7 p.m. ET FINA World Water Polo Championships Universal Sports Network
Sun., August 9 2:30 p.m. ET FINA World Swimming Championships NBC
Thurs., August 13 7:30 p.m. ET P&G Gymnastics Championships Universal Sports Network
Fri., August 14 8 p.m. ET P&G Gymnastics Championships Universal Sports Network
Sun., August 16 1 p.m. ET USA Swimming National Championships NBC
Sat., August 15 8 p.m. ET P&G Gymnastics Championships NBC
Sun., August 16 3 p.m. ET P&G Gymnastics Championships NBC
Fri., August 21 7:30 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Sat., August 22 3 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships NBC
Sat. August 22 8:30 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Sun., August 23 1 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships NBC
Sun., August 23 9:30 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Mon., August 24 7 a.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Tues., August 25 7 a.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Tues., August 25 9:30 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Wed., August 26 8 a.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Wed., August 26 9:30 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Thurs., August 27 7:30 a.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Thurs., August 27 8:30 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Fri., August 28 7:30 a.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Fri., August 28 7:30 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Sat., August 29 2:30 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships NBC
Sat., August 29 7:30 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships Universal Sports Network
Sun., August 30 2 p.m. ET IAAF World Track & Field Championships NBC

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TRIPLE CROWN WINNER AMERICAN PHAROAH RETURNS IN WILLIAM HILL HASKELL THIS SUNDAY, LIVE AT 5 PM ET ON NBC

The “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win And You’re In – Presented By Lane’s End Farm” Race Will Broadcast From Monmouth Park

NEW YORK (July 30, 2015) – American Pharoah, Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner, is set to return to the track this Sunday, August 2, at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. American Pharoah will begin his campaign to become horse racing’s first Grand Slam winner at the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In – presented by Lane’s End Farm” race on Sunday.

The William Hill Haskell, run at 1 1/8 miles for 3-year-olds, will award the winner an automatic berth into the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Sunday’s show is the fourth of 10 telecasts under the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Win and You’re In Series” banner of automatic qualifying races leading into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Oct. 30-Oct. 31, which will be televised live on NBCSN and NBC from Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.  Lane’s End Farm of Versailles, Kentucky, has been named the presenting sponsor of the television series beginning with this weekend’s broadcast.

NBC’s coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series on Sunday features host Tom Hammond, analysts Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey, the Hall of Fame jockey and five-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, reporters Donna Brothers and Kenny Rice, analyst/handicapper Eddie Olczyk,  and race caller Larry Collmus. Daily Racing Form’s Matt Bernier will also serve as handicapper.

“I can’t wait to see American Pharoah run in the Haskell at Monmouth Park on Sunday,” said Bailey. “It appears that he is training brilliantly in California, and has trainer Bob Baffert brimming with confidence. I believe that he will pick up where he left off in the Belmont Stakes, and the atmosphere should be electric at the Jersey Shore on Sunday afternoon.”

American Pharoah, owned by Zayat Stables and trained by Bob Baffert, will be an overwhelming favorite on Sunday as he faces seven rivals in his first start since capturing the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park by 5 ½ lengths in his majestic Triple Crown sweep. Ridden by Victor Espinoza, American Pharoah, undefeated in all five starts this year, shipped into Monmouth from Del Mar on Wednesday and galloped over the track for the first time on Thursday morning. He was listed as the 1/5 favorite on the morning line and will break  for post position No. 4.

American Pharoah will go to stud at the end of this season, and the connections have indicated that the son of Pioneerof the Nile will have just three more races with the Breeders’ Cup Classic as the finale. The Haskell begins American Pharoah’s quest to become the first horse ever to racing’s Grand Slam of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Among the challengers to American Pharoah is the Todd Pletcher-trained Competitive Edge. A son of 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, Competitive Edge has won four of his five career starts, including last year’s Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga and, in 2015, the Pat Day Stakes at Churchill Downs. He will try to rebound Saturday after suffering his first career defeat off a sixth-place finish in the Woody Stephens Stakes on Belmont Stakes Day. Ralph Evans and WinStar Farm’s Upstart, third in last year’s Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, finished a close second in the Florida Derby earlier this year but finished 18th in the Kentucky Derby. Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice comes into the Haskell following a third-place finish in the Belmont Stakes after finishing seventh in the Kentucky Derby for trainer Dale Romans. Mr. Jordan, winner of the June 21 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth, for trainer by Eddie Plesa, has also been entered.

As an added element to the racing action, fans can also get into the excitement of the William Hill Haskell, which offers them the chance to correctly select the exact order of finish of the race and win a trip the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The game is free to enter and play, and fans can register and submit their picks for each race online at: http://www.milliondollarfinish.com/. The fantasy player with the highest score for each designated race will win a once-in-a-lifetime VIP trip for two to the sold-out 2015 Breeders’ Cup. Along with the 10 chances to win during the Challenge Series, fans can enter for a shot at the ultimate prize of $1 million during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships by predicting the correct order for the top 10 finishers in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, which will air on Saturday, October 31 on NBC.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP

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About Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships.  The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 grade I races and purses totaling $26 million, will be held October 30-Oct. 31 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms FacebookTwitter and YouTube 

No purchase necessary to enter or win. The Promotion registration period begins on or about April 28, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. ET and ends on October 31, 2015 at 5:40 p.m. ET. Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C., who are 18 years of age or older. See Official Rules at www.MillionDollarFinish.com/rules for exact registration times for each race, additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/restrictions/ARVs and complete details. Void where prohibited. PROMOTION IS DEVISED AS A NON-GAMBLING PROMOTION and is intended solely for entertainment purposes. Promotion is sponsored by Breeders’ Cup Limited. Breeders’ Cup Limited is the sole sponsor of the Promotion. NBC Sports and NBCUniversal Media, LLC are not sponsors of the Promotion and are not associated with the administration of the Promotion in any way. Entrants are providing information to sponsors and not to NBC Sports and NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

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NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES THIS SUNDAY WITH LIVE COVERAGE OF HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO AT 1:30 P.M. ET ON CNBC

IndyCar Qualifying Airs Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NBCSN Presents a Twin Bill of NASCAR Events with Sprint Cup Racing from Pocono and XFINITY Action from Iowa this Weekend

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 30, 2015 – NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series this Sunday, August 2, with live coverage of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at 1:30 p.m. ET on CNBC. Coverage begins this Saturday, August 1, at 3 p.m. ET with qualifying on NBCSN.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport) earned his first win of the season and 15th win of his career at the Iowa Corn 300 on Saturday, July 18. With three races remaining this season, second-place American Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing; 403 points), is looking to keep pace with first-place Juan Pablo Montoya (Penske; 445).

In addition to race coverage, NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Group lead IndyCar play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey will call the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, alongside analysts Townsend Bell and David Hobbs. Robin Miller, Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee and Katie Hargitt will handle pit reporting duties.

INDYCAR AVERAGES OVER 500,000 VIEWERS FOR 3 CONSECUTIVE RACES FOR FIRST TIME ON NBCSN

As previously announced, NBCSN’s Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 telecast on Saturday, July 18, averaged 541,000 viewers, marking the first time since NBC Sports Group acquired IndyCar cable exclusivity in 2008 that three consecutive IndyCar races on the cable network eclipsed 500,000 viewers. The primetime telecast produced a 0.29 HH rating, while viewership was up 29% vs. last year’s race at Iowa (444,000). It surpassed NBCSN’s most recent IndyCar presentations from Milwaukee on July 12 (532,000 viewers) and Fontana on June 27 (512,000 viewers) as the network’s most-watched IndyCar race in four years (Sept. 4, 2011, 591,000, Baltimore). Click here for more ratings information.

NBCSN PRESENTS A TWIN BILL OF NASCAR EVENTS WITH SPRINT CUP RACING FROM POCONO AND XFINITY ACTION FROM IOWA THIS WEEKEND

On the heels of last week’s Kyle Busch sweep at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NBCSN presents another weekend slate of NASCAR action with Sprint Cup racing from Pocono Raceway’s “Tricky Triangle” and XFINITY Series racing from Iowa Speedway. Saturday’s green flag drops in Iowa with the XFINITY Series US Cellular 250 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The competition continues Sunday with Sprint Cup Racing from Pocono at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Click here for more information about this week’s NASCAR coverage on NBCSN.

NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS MECUM AUCTIONS: HARRISBURG; MECUM DEALMAKERS: KISSIMMEE & MECUM MAIN ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEKEND

NBC Sports Group presents coverage of Mecum Auctions from Harrisburg, Penn., beginning tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and the season premiere of Mecum Dealmakers, highlighting this year’s Kissimmee auction tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN. On Sunday, NBC presents a special Mecum Main Attractions at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Scott Hoch hosts Mecum Actions coverage throughout the weekend, joined by John Kramen, Steven Cox, and Bill Stephens in Harrisburg, Penn.

Click here for more information on Mecum Dealmakers.

Following is this week’s Motorsports schedule on NBCSN:

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thurs., July 30 Mecum Auctions: Harrisburg 8 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Dealmakers: Kissimmee 10 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., July 31 Sprint Cup Series Frist Practice – Pocono 11 a.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Harrisburg 12:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Pocono 4:30 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Practice – Iowa 4:30 p.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
NASCAR America 6 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Final Practice – Iowa 7 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Harrisburg 8:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Harrisburg 11 p.m. NBCSN
Sat., August 1 Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Pocono 9 a.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Harrisburg 10 a.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Pocono 11:30 a.m. NBCSN
Indy Car Series Qualifying – Mid-Ohio 3 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Qualifying – Iowa 4:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Harrisburg 6 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show 7:30 p.m. NBCSN
XFINITY Series Race – Iowa 8 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., August 2 NASCAR America Sunday 12 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Main Attractions 12:30 p.m. NBC
Sprint Cup Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show 1 p.m. NBCSN
Sprint Cup Series Race – Pocono 1:30 p.m. NBCSN
Indy Car Series Race – Mid-Ohio 1:30 p.m. CNBC
Sprint Cup Series Post Race – Pocono 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
Indy Car Series Race – Mid-Ohio (Encore)* 6 p.m. NBCSN
Mecum Auctions: Harrisburg 8:30 p.m. NBCSN
NASCAR Victory Lap 11 p.m. NBCSN
Mon., August 3 NASCAR America 5 p.m. NBCSN

*denotes same-day delay
**tape delay


MOTORSPORTS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA:
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream this week’s motorsports coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.


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

  • Tony DiZinno, who has most recently served as web editor for RACER Magazineand 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.nbcsports.com or www.NBCSports.com.

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