Eastern Conference’s Top Two Teams Meet As Sporting Kansas City Host Columbus Crew Sunday At 4 P.M. ET On NBCSN

NBCSN_LogoStamford, Conn. – April 30, 2014 NBCSN’s Major League Soccer coverage this weekend features last season’s MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City hosting Columbus Crew on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.

Sunday’s match is the first of the season between the Eastern Conference’s top two teams, first-place Columbus and second-place Sporting Kansas City. Sporting, led by U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Graham Zusi and defender Matt Besler, have beaten Columbus in their last 3 regular season matches.

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match joined former U.S. National Team midfielder Kyle Martino. Comcast SportsNet New England and NBCSN analyst Dalen Cuff hosts studio coverage.

Strong on Sporting Kansas City vs. Columbus Crew: “Columbus shocked everyone by winning their first three games under new coach Gregg Berhalter, and in Federico Higuain Columbus possess one of the best playmakers in MLS. Sporting Kansas City are the defending champions of course, and in Graham Zusi and Matt Besler have two players who are not only key to a repeat title, but might be key for the United States in the World Cup next month.”

MLS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBCSN’s coverage of Sporting Kansas City vs. Columbus Crew will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD 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 for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

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

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Day 14 – “NHL Playoff Pass” – Game 6 Showdown Between Rangers And Flyers Tonight At 7:30 P.M. ET on NBCSN

nhl_nbc_2DAY 14 – “NHL PLAYOFF PASS” – GAME 6 SHOWDOWN BETWEEN RANGERS AND FLYERS TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Game 6 – (2) Rangers-(3) Flyers at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Rangers Lead 3-2

Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire Call Game 6 in Philly

Game 7 Matchups Set for Wednesday – (4) Wild-(1) Avalanche at 9:30 p.m. ET on CNBC, (3) Kings-(2) Sharks at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN

All Games Will Be Streamed Live On NBC Sports Live Extra Via “TV Everywhere”

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 29, 2014Henrik Lundqvist and the (2) New York Rangers look to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win on the road in Game 6 against Claude Giroux and the (3) Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage of Rangers-Flyers begins with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

The Rangers have led the series three times, only to see the Flyers notch victories in Games 2 and 4 to draw even. A Flyers win tonight in Philadelphia would set the stage for Game 7 tomorrow night in New York, and a Game 7 tripleheader across NBCSN and CNBC.

New York took advantage of the home crowd on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in Game 5, building a 3-0 lead with goals from Marc Staal, Brad Richards and Dominic Moore, en route to a 4-2 victory. The winner of the Rangers-Flyers first-round series will face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick will call the action alongside Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

THE PASS – TUESDAY, APRIL 29 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury,Keith Jones
7:30 p.m. Game 6 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (3) Philadelphia NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

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

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC (in primetime), and NHL Network. In addition, all Stanley Cup Playoff games airing on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC will be live streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

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

POTENTIAL GAME 7 TRIPLEHEADER TOMORROW ACROSS NBCSN AND CNBC

Two Game 7 matchups are set for Wednesday night on NBCSN and CNBC, as the (1) Colorado Avalanche look to hold serve at home against the (4) Minnesota Wild, and the (3) Los Angeles Kings look to complete an historic comeback against the (2) San Jose Sharks.

CNBC’s coverage on Wednesday will start at 9:30 p.m. ET with Game 7 between the Avalanche and Wild. The home team has won each of the first six games of this series, including Minnesota’s 5-2 win on Monday night, as Wild captain Zach Parise scored the game-winning goal and recorded four points to force Game 7 back in Denver. The winner of Wild-Avalanche will go on to face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks in the second round.

NBCSN will present coverage of Game 7 on Wednesday between the Sharks and Kings at 10 p.m. ET tomorrow night, as the Kings look to pull off an improbable comeback with four straight victories to erase a 3-0 series deficit. Justin Williams broke a 1-1 tie with just over eight minutes remaining in the third period on Monday night, as the Kings went on to win 4-1, and force Game 7 back in San Jose.

Only three teams have ever rallied from a 0-3 deficit to win a Stanley Cup Playoff series (’42 Toronto Maple Leafs, ’75 New York Islanders, ’10 Philadelphia Flyers). The winner of Kings-Sharks will go on to face the Anaheim Ducks in the second round.

With two Game 7 matchups already for set for tomorrow night, a Flyers win in Game 6 tonight against the Rangers would set the stage for a Game 7 tripleheader on Wednesday night across NBCSN and CNBC. Game coverage would begin with Game 7 between the Rangers and Flyers from Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

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

Network Games
NBC 6
NBCSN 25
CNBC 11
NHL-N 2
Total 44

One-goal Games: 23
OT games: 13

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC, including the comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. The vast majority of games will be live streamed 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 for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;
  • CNBC will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.”

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Chicago Fire Host New England Revolution Saturday At 4 P.M. ET on NBCSN

NBCSN_LogoStamford, Conn. – April 16, 2014 – NBCSN’s Major League Soccer coverage this weekend features the Chicago Fire hosting the New England Revolution on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, immediately following NBCSN’s Premier League coverage.

The Revolution and Fire meet for the first time in the MLS regular season on Saturday. The two teams last met in September when Chicago’s Alex scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute of play to put the Fire ahead 3-2. Chicago are led by last season’s MLS MVP Mike Magee, while New England look to maintain momentum coming off a 2-0 win against the Houston Dynamo.

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match joined by former MLS defender Robbie Russell (Real Salt Lake, D.C. United) and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia announcer Danny Pommells, both making their NBCSN debuts.

Strong on Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution: “This is a matchup of two teams that will be fighting each other all season long for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Chicago are still trying to get their engine running under new coach Frank Yallop, but reigning MVP Mike Magee is a player who always needs an eye kept on him. New England have roared to life recently with two wins out of three, and in an emotional week for everyone around Boston, will be looking to bring home a big win on the road.”

MLS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBCSN’s coverage of Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD 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 for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

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

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Conference Leaders And Stanley Cup Hopefuls Highlight NBCSN’s NHL Coverage This Week

NBCSN_LogoLeague-Leading St. Louis Blues Visit Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET; NHL Rivals Airs Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET

Eastern Conference-Leading Boston Bruins Host Minnesota Wild Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET, Followed by Blackhawks-Flyers on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET

Wild Visit Detroit Red Wings as Sunday Night NHL Coverage Continues at 7:30 p.m. ET

NBCSN Presents Hockey East Tournament Semifinal and Final, Beginning Friday with No. 7 UMass Lowell vs. No. 10 Notre Dame at 5 p.m. ET

Stamford, Conn. – March 17, 2014 – Conference leaders and perennial Stanley Cup contenders highlight NBCSN’s NHL coverage this week, including the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues and defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET.

The Blues enter this week’s action with the league’s best record (46-14-7, 99 points) and an eight-game point streak (7-0-1), two points clear of the Anaheim Ducks and seven points ahead of Chicago in the Central Division. The Blues have won all three matchups against the Blackhawks this season by one goal, including two shootout victories, while Chicago looks to build off of a 4-1 win against Detroit on Sunday evening.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from United Center in Chicago, Ill.

This week’s coverage begins tonight in Boston at 7:30 p.m. ET when Zdeno Chara and the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins host the upstart Minnesota Wild, who have recorded at least one point in nine of their last 10 games to strengthen their position in the Western Conference playoff race. Kenny Albert and McGuire will provide live commentary from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

NBCSN’s NHL coverage continues tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Blackhawks visit Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers, who have collected points in 10 of their last 12 games, including a 4-3 win in Pittsburgh against the rival Penguins in the NBC NHL Game of the Week on Sunday. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (analyst) will have the call from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. This week’s coverage concludes Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Detroit Red Wings host the Wild. Emrick and McGuire will provide live commentary from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.

NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s live NHL pre-game and post-game studio show, will air at 6:30 p.m. ET prior to weeknight games, and will air at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday. Liam McHugh will host NHL Live alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, and Jeremy Roenick. In addition, host Carolyn Manno and former player and analyst Anson Carter will anchor Hockey East Tournament studio coverage on Friday.

In addition to its NHL coverage, NBCSN will present live college hockey coverage of the Hockey East Tournament semifinals and final this weekend. Coverage begins Friday at 5 p.m. ET when No. 7 UMass Lowell faces No. 10 Notre Dame in the first semifinal, followed by No. 9 Providence vs. No. 18 New Hampshire at 8 p.m. ET. The winners of those two games will square off in the Hockey East Tournament final on NBCSN Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst) will provide live commentary throughout the Hockey East Tournament.

Following is this week’s NHL and college hockey programming on NBCSN:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Mon., March 17 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Boston NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tue., March 18 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Chicago at Philadelphia NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Blues-Blackhawks NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
NHL Top 10 – Top Sochi Hockey Moments (Encore) NBCSN 11 p.m.
Wed., March 19 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Blues-Blackhawks (Encore) NBCSN 7 p.m.
NHL Live NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – St. Louis at Chicago NBCSN 8 p.m.
Thurs., March 20 St. Louis at Chicago (Encore) NBCSN 7:30 a.m.
Fri., March 21 Hockey East Semifinal – No. 7 UMass Lowell vs. No. 10 Notre Dame NBCSN 5 p.m.
Hockey East Semifinal – No. 9 Providence vs. No. 18 New Hampshire NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., March 22 Hockey East Final – TBD NBCSN 7 p.m.
Sun., March 23 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit NBCSN 7:30 p.m.

NHL RIVALS – BLUES-BLACKHAWKS – TUESDAY, 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

This week’s episode of NHL Rivals, which debuts tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET following Capitals-Penguins on NBCSN, features the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues, who have been division rivals since 1970.

Following are excerpts from this week’s episode of NHL Rivals.

Former Blues forward and current Blues executive vice president Brett Hull: “The electricity that would go through the arena (Chicago Stadium) – it was scary. If someone crossed the line, someone was going to pay…it was bedlam.”

Former Chicago Blackhawk and current NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick on 1989 playoff series: “I got tangled up with (Blues defenseman) Glen Featherstone behind the net. I started jawing with him, and he cross-checked me right in the mouth and knocked all of my teeth out. Then I scored the game-winning goal in the third (period) – it was pretty cool.”

Immediately following NHL Rivals, NBCSN will also present an episode of NHL Top 10, featuring the top hockey moments from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream this week’s NHL and Hockey East Tournament 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 for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

2013-14 REGULAR-SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2013-14 season, featuring 13 games on NBC and 90 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2013-14 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S DIGITAL AND SOCIAL NHL COVERAGE

NBC Sports Group will continue to provide hockey fans with up-to-the-minute news, video, and information on the NHL and hockey from around the world via its digital and social properties, including NBCSports.com, Twitter and Facebook. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s Digital and Social NHL coverage.

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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SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC HOST TORONTO FC SATURDAY AT 4 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN_Logo“This has to be one of the most hyped-up and most-anticipated early season matches in MLS history.” – John Strong

Seattle-Sporting Kansas City MLS Opener Best Ever on NBCSN following Premier League Lead-In

Seattle vs. Defending MLS Cup Champion Sporting Kansas City Ranks as NBCSN’s Third-Most Watched MLS Match behind Only 2 Games with London Olympics Lead-Ins

Stamford, Conn. – March 12, 2014 – NBC Sports Network’s Major League Soccer coverage this weekend features Toronto FC in their season debut against Seattle Sounders FC (1-0-0, 3 pts.) at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, immediately following Premier League coverage.

Toronto debuts U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Michael Bradley, former Tottenham Hotspur forward Jermain Defoe, Brazilian National Team goalkeeper Julio Cesar, Brazilian striker Gilberto and 2011 MLS MVP and Canadian National Team player Dwayne De Rosario against Sounders and U.S. Men’s National Team captain Clint Dempsey, who come off a 1-0 victory over defending champion Sporting Kansas City in the season opener.

Last week, bolstered by a lead-in and in-telecast promotion from the Chelsea-Tottenham top-tier Premier League match, the MLS season opener between Seattle and Sporting Kansas City on Saturday registered 330,000 viewers, ranking as NBCSN’s best MLS opener, up 208% from the ’13 opener and nearly tripling the 2013 season average MLS on NBCSN audience. Sounders-Sporting was also up 49% from the ’13 MLS opener on ESPN2 (Portland-New York, 3/3/13, 221,000 viewers).

In addition, the Seattle-Sporting Kansas City match is the third most-watched MLS game ever on NBCSN trailing only a pair of primetime matches which had 2012 London Olympics lead-ins (Dallas-Portland, 8/5/12, 405,000 viewers; Los Angeles-Dallas, 7/28/12, 392,000 viewers).

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer John Strong will call the match and will be joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and host Russ Thaler at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.

Strong on Seattle Sounders FC v. Toronto FC: “This has to be one of the most hyped-up and most-anticipated early season matches in MLS history. I’m not sure what more you could ask for in March as two of the biggest stars of the U.S. National Team face-off alongside two highly anticipated debuts by European stars in front of another massive Seattle crowd. We have had this game circled on our calendars for weeks.”

MLS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBCSN’s coverage of Sounders v. Toronto will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD 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 for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

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

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NBC Sports Group’s Live Coverage Of Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship Tips Off On Thursday

nbc-sports-groupCoverage of First Round and Quarterfinal Games on NBCSN, Select NBC Sports Regional Networks and NBC Sports Live Extra

Former NBA Head Coach Stan Van Gundy to Serve as Analyst

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 11, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, NBC Sports Group will present live coverage of the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. More than 16 hours of coverage of the first round and quarterfinals begins Thursday on NBCSN and select NBC Sports Regional Networks. All games telecast on NBCSN will also be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

Coverage of the first round tips off with La Salle–St. Bonaventure at noon ET on select NBC Sports Regional Networks. At 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Dayton will face the winner of the play-in game between George Mason and Fordham. NBCSN’s coverage continues at 6:30 p.m. ET when Richmond takes on Duquesne. First-round coverage will wrap up at 9 p.m. ET when UMass takes the court against Rhode Island, on select NBC Sports Regional Networks.

NBCSN’s coverage of the quarterfinals begins on Friday at noon ET, when No. 18 Saint Louis takes on the winner of La Salle–St. Bonaventure.  NBCSN’s coverage of the quarterfinals is also highlighted by a matchup between No. 23 Virginia Commonwealth and the winner of Richmond-Duquesne. (Further information on all game telecasts is listed below.)

Mike Corey will manage play-by-play for all games on NBCSN and NBC Sports Regional Networks. Analyst David Kaplan will join Corey for NBC Sport Group’s coverage of the first two games on Thursday, and the first game on Friday. Former NBA head coach and NBCSN analyst Stan Van Gundy will join Corey for coverage of the second two games on Thursday, and the final three games of the day on Friday.

Dave Briggs will host NBCSN’s college basketball studio show and will be joined by former New Jersey Nets and UConn forward Donny Marshall.

A-10 Tournament Games on NBCSN and NBC Sports Regional Networks                 

DATE GAME TIME NETWORKS
Thursday La Salle–St. Bonaventure (first round) Noon CSN Philadelphia
CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
SNY
CSN Northwest
TCN Pittsburgh
Thursday Dayton-TBD (first round) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
Thursday Richmond-Duquesne (first round) 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Thursday UMass-Rhode Island (first round) 9 p.m. CSN Mid-Atlantic
CSN New England
SNY
CSN Northwest
TCN Philadelphia
TCN Pittsburgh
Friday Saint Louis-TBD (quarterfinal) Noon NBCSN
Friday St. Joseph’s-TBD (quarterfinal) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
Friday VCU-TBD (quarterfinal) 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Friday George Washington-TBD (quarterfinal) 9 p.m. NBCSN

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – offers live stream coverage of all A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship games telecast on NBCSN.

Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD 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 for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Coverage airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra:
http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/08/16/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/

ABOUT THE A-10 ON NBCSN

In 2013-14 NBCSN will air 25 A-10 regular season games featuring all 13 member schools, including University of DaytonDuquesne UniversityFordham UniversityGeorge Mason UniversityThe George Washington UniversityLa Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode IslandRichmond UniversitySt. Bonaventure UniversitySaint Joseph’s UniversitySaint Louis University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

ABOUT THE A-10

The Atlantic 10 Conference was formed in 1976 and consists of 13 diverse members across seven states and Washington, D.C. The membership consists of University of DaytonDuquesne UniversityFordham UniversityGeorge Mason UniversityThe George Washington UniversityLa Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode IslandRichmond UniversitySt. Bonaventure UniversitySaint Joseph’s UniversitySaint Louis University and Virginia Commonwealth University. The mission and goal of the Atlantic 10 is to provide an enhanced student-athlete experience through 21 nationally competitive championship sports, while securing strong brand, equity, and revenue resources for its member institutions. The conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for more than 6,000 student-athletes, coaches, and support staff.

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–

Harvard Takes On No. 10 Yale In Rivalry On Ice Saturday At 8 P.M ET on NBCSN

NBCSN_LogoPrinceton and Penn Square Off in Ivy League Basketball Action at 6 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 9, 2014 – NBCSN’s coverage of the 2013-14 college hockey season continues this weekend with an Ivy League matchup, when 2013 National Champion and No. 10 Yale faces Harvard at historic Madison Square Garden in New York City. Coverage of the inaugural Rivalry on Ice begins at 8 p.m. ET. In addition to the telecast on NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will live stream coverage of the Rivalry on Ice.

Saturday’s game is the second of three meetings this season between the two long-time rivals, following a 2-2 tie at Ingalls Rink in December. Yale is coming off its first national championship after finishing off the 2013 Frozen Four with a win over then-No. 1 ranked Quinnipiac. The Crimson enter Saturday’s action on the heels of a 7-4 win against Boston University on Jan. 4, followed by a 2-2 tie against No. 7 Quinnipiac.

Dave Strader will manage play-by-play duties for the game and will be joined by Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire.

NBCSN will present more than 20 college hockey games this season including 13 Notre Dame games, five Hockey East games and five Big Ten games. NBC Sports Live Extra will live stream more than 30 college hockey games this season.

IVY LEAGUE BASKETBALL

In addition to NBCSN’s coverage of Harvard – Yale in the Rivalry on Ice, the network will also feature an Ivy League basketball matchup on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. ET between Princeton and Penn. Former NBA head coach and NBCSN analyst Stan Van Gundy will pair with play-by-play announcer Steve Schlanger to call the action from at the historic Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa

IVY LEAGUE BASKETBALL AND HOCKEY SATURDAY ON NBCSN

Date Coverage Time* Arena
Sat., January 11 College Basketball – Princeton-Penn 6 p.m. The Palestra
College Hockey – Harvard-Yale Rivalry on Ice 8 p.m. Madison Square Garden

*All times ET, subject to change.

NBCSN Presents Coverage Of Frozen Fenway Saturday Night At 7:30 P.M. ET

NBCSN_LogoNo. 6 Boston College Faces No. 14 Notre Dame At Fenway Park

NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Coverage of Boston College – Notre Dame

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 2, 2014 – NBCSN continues its coverage of the 2013-14 college hockey season when No. 6 Boston College faces No. 14 Notre Dame in the second half of the 2014 Frozen Fenway doubleheader, from historic Fenway Park, in Boston, Mass., Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage will also be available online, via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

Dan Parkhurst will serve as the play-by-play announcer for NBCSN’s coverage of the game, and will be joined by analyst Ken Hodge.

The third annual Frozen Fenway features eight Hockey East teams, playing four games over two weekends in January. The two previous Frozen Fenway doubleheaders, held in 2010 and 2012, were both sold-out events with more than 38,000 fans in attendance.

NBCSN will present more than 20 college hockey games this season, including 13 Notre Dame games, six Hockey East games and five Big Ten games. NBC Sports Live Extra will live stream more than 30 college hockey games this season.

Click here for more information on NBCSN’s 2013-14 college hockey coverage.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream NBCSN’s coverage of the game 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 for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

ABOUT HOCKEY EAST

The Hockey East Association is a 11-team Division I college men’s hockey conference founded in 1984 and an eight team Division I women’s league which began play in 2002-03. The men’s league has won eight NCAA championships in the past 21 years. Since 1999, Hockey East has won six NCAA Championships with 13 NCAA Championship Game appearances, while placing 21 teams in the Frozen Four and 52 teams in the NCAA Tournament during that time.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

Manchester City v. Crystal Palace to be Saturday 10 a.m. ET NBCSN Match

nbc-sports-groupMANCHESTER CITY V. CRYSTAL PALACE TO BE SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 10 A.M. ET NBCSN MATCH

NBCSN to Present Southampton v. Chelsea on New Year’s Day at 10 a.m. ET

Bonus New Year’s Day 90-Minute Match of the Day on NBCSN at 3:30 p.m. ET

Stamford, Conn. – December 27, 2013 – NBC Sports Group continues Premier League coverage with 20 matches through this weekend and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. NBCSN’s 10 a.m. ET slot on Saturday, Dec. 28, will feature Manchester City v. Crystal Palace. The NBCSN 10 a.m. ET slot on Wednesday, New Year’s Day, will feature Southampton v. Chelsea.

Bonus New Year’s Day coverage includes an extended 90-minute, live Match of the Day on NBCSN at 3:30 p.m. ET as host Rebecca Lowe, former Jamaican National Team footballer Robbie Earle and former U.S. National Team midfielder Kyle Martino provide in-depth analysis, post-match interviews and reaction, plus extended highlights with the match commentators.

The additional matches in the 10 a.m. ET slots on Dec. 28 and New Year’s Day will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.

The interactive Premier League Game Finder can be accessed at http://www.nbcsports.com/ExtraTime.

Below is the NBCUniversal schedule for this weekend and New Year’s Day (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Time Home v. Away Network 
Sat., Dec. 28 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Dec. 28 7:45 a.m. West Ham United v. West Bromwich Albion NBCSN
Sat., Dec. 28 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Crystal Palace NBCSN
Sat., Dec. 28 10 a.m. Hull City v. Fulham Extra Time
Sat., Dec. 28 10 a.m. Aston Villa v. Swansea City Extra Time
Sat., Dec. 28 10 a.m. Norwich City v. Manchester United Extra Time
Sat., Dec. 28 Noon Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Dec. 28 12:30 p.m. Cardiff City v. Sunderland NBC
Sat., Dec. 28 11 p.m. NBCSN’s Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Dec. 29 8 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Dec. 29 8:30 a.m. Newcastle United v. Arsenal NBCSN, mun2
Sun., Dec. 29 8:30 a.m. Everton v. Southampton Extra Time
Sun., Dec. 29 10:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Dec. 29 11 a.m. Chelsea v. Liverpool NBCSN, Telemundo
Sun., Dec. 29 11 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur v. Stoke City Extra Time
Sun., Dec. 29 11 p.m. NBCSN’s Match of the Day II NBCSN
Mon., Dec. 30 11 p.m. Barclays Premier League Review NBCSN
Tues., Dec. 31 12 a.m. Premier League Encore: Manchester Monday NBCSN
Tues., Dec. 31 11:30 p.m. Premier League Encore NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 7:45 a.m. Swansea City v. Manchester City NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 9:45 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Southampton v. Chelsea NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Norwich City Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Fulham v. West Ham United Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Hull City Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Stoke City v. Everton Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Sunderland v. Aston Villa Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. West Bromwich Albion v. Newcastle United Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Arsenal v. Cardiff City Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 Noon Premier League Live NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 12:30 p.m. Manchester United v. Tottenham Hotspur NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 3:30 p.m. Match of the Day NBCSN

Lead play-by-play voice Arlo White joins Graeme Le Saux, the former Premier League star who played in 36 international matches for England, on NBCSN to call Chelsea v. Liverpool on Sun., Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. ET; and Manchester United v. Tottenham on New Year’s Day at 12:30 p.m. ET. White teams with former Premier League star and four-time league champion Lee Dixon to call Cardiff City v. Sunderland on NBC on Sat., Dec. 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

All matches 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. Lowe  hosts Premier League Live alongside Earle, Martino, and former English footballer Robbie Mustoe.

All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. Games airing on NBC Sports Network will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

To date, AT&T U-verse®, Bright House Networks, Cablevision’s Optimum, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable have opted to carry the additional Premier League matches via the Premier League Extra Time package, and AT&T U-verse, Cablevision’s Optimum, Charter, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS will make all Premier League games available through TV Everywhere. Additionally, over 100 NCTC partners have either signed-on to the Premier League Extra Time package or have opted-in via TV Everywhere, including Blue Ridge Communications, Buckeye CableSystem, CenturyLink Prism, and RCN. In some cases, the Premier League Extra Time package will be available in select markets.

NBC Sports Group presents the most ambitious, extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Premier League available anywhere in the world with all 380 Premier League matches available live 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. In total, NBC Sports Group will present more than 1,600 hours of Premier League programming.

–NBC Sports Group–

NBCSN To Present 13 IndyCar Races During 2014 Season

NBCSN_LogoRace Coverage Begins with Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13 & Includes Houston and Toronto Doubleheaders, Season Finale at Fontana

STAMFORD, Conn. – December 3, 2013 – NBCSN will deliver comprehensive coverage of the 2014 IndyCar season, beginning with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 12-13. All 13 races, which include the final 11 races of the season, will also be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

Following NBCSN’s coverage of the Grand Prix of Long Beach, the series shifts to Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. NBCSN will then present live coverage of the final 11 races on the IndyCar schedule, including the Firestone 600 from Texas Motor Speedway on June 7 in primetime, followed by the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader on June 28-29.

NBCSN’s remaining coverage features the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on July 19-20, the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma from Sonoma Raceway on Aug. 24, and the season-finale MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships from Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Aug. 30 in primetime.

In addition, NBCSN will present coverage of Carb Day from the Indy 500 on Friday, May 23 starting at 11 a.m. ET.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream coverage of the 2014 IndyCar season 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 for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Coverage airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra:

http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/08/16/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/

2014 INDYCAR RACE COVERAGE

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sun,, April 13 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sun., April 27 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
Sat., June 7 Firestone 600 NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., June 28 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston – Race 1 NBCSN 3 p.m.
Sun., June 29 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston – Race 2 NBCSN 3 p.m.
Sun., July 6 Pocono IndyCar 500 NBCSN Noon
Sat, July 12 Iowa Corn Indy 300 NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., July 19 Honda Indy Toronto – Race 1 NBCSN 3 p.m.
Sun, July 20 Honda Indy Toronto – Race 2 NBCSN 3 p.m.
Sun., August 3 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio NBCSN 3 p.m.
Sun., August 17 ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 NBCSN 3 p.m.
Sun., August 24 GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sat., August 30 MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships NBCSN 9 p.m.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–