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

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

UEFA Champions League Soccer & Golden Boy Boxing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOX Sports 1 First Anniversary Highlights

Audience:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Studio Programming:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FOX SPORTS LIVE: Countdown To Kickoff

In-Studio Talent

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

Two-time first-team All-American

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

Author – Meat Market, Cane Mutiny, Swing Your Sword

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

Author – Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top

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FOX Sports Programming Highlights: UFC, FOX SPORTS LIVE, MLB & More

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MLB: Yankees Host Indians and Orioles Welcome Cardinals in Doubleheader Saturday on FOX Sports 1

STUDIO SHOWS: FOX SPORTS LIVE and AMERICA’S PREGAME Report from NFL Training Camps

UFC: UFC Champion Jon Jones and Challenger Daniel Cormier Address Recent Brawl

on FOX Sports 1’s UFC TONIGHT

#ICYMI:FOX SPORTS LIVE takes an in-depth look the Cleveland Cavaliers potentially trading No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins for Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love: http://bit.ly/1qWUpL8

 

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 MLB

BACK-TO-BACK MLB ON FOX SPORTS 1 DOUBLEHEADER THIS SATURDAY

  • Network: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Saturday, August 9

o   Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees: Kenny Albert & Eric Karros (1:00 PM ET)

o   St. Louis Cardinals at Baltimore Orioles: Joe Davis & Billy Ripken (4:00 PM ET)

MLB WHIPAROUND

  • Network/When/On-air Talent: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, weekdays

o   Thursday, August 7 (1:00 AM ET) – Ryan Field & Gabe Kapler

o   Friday, August 8 (12:00 AM ET) – Ryan Field & Mark Sweeney

o   Monday, August 11 (10:00 PM ET) – TBD

o   Tuesday, August 12 (10:00 PM ET) – TBD

o   Wednesday, August 13 (10:00 PM ET) – TBD

  • What: This MLB centric program expands FOX Sports 1’s commitment to baseball coverage with quick-turnaround highlights of in-progress games, MLB news and analysis.  The hour-long program originates from Studio A in Los Angeles.

 

NASCAR

 

NASCAR TURNS RIGHT AT WATKINS GLEN THIS WEEKEND; HORNISH JR. JOINS FOX SPORTS 1 BOOTH ON FRIDAY - The NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES hits the road to turn right for the second and final time this weekend during its stop at Watkins Glen International, a road course in New York. With only five races remaining to qualify for the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, many view Watkins Glen as the best opportunity for some drivers, such as Marcos Ambrose and AJ Allmendinger, to punch their ticket to the Chase with a trip to Victory Lane. FOX Sports 1 offers live coverage of Friday’s Sprint Cup and NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES practice sessions, beginning at 9:30 AM ET on Friday, August 8. NASCAR driver Sam Hornish Jr. joins the FOX Sports 1 broadcast booth as analyst for Friday’s Nationwide Series sessions.

NASCAR RACE HUB

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO; Monday through Thursdays (5:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Co-hosts Steve Byrnes, Danielle Trotta and Adam Alexander; Matt Clark, Bob Dillner, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds
  • This Week: Sit-down interview with Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief, and “Crunching the Numbers” feature for the weekend on Thursday, August 7
  • Next Week: Feature marking the 25th anniversary of the death of driver Tim Richmond on Tuesday, August 12

NASCAR RACEDAY FROM WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO; Sunday, Aug. 10 (11:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: John Roberts, Jeff Hammond, Kenny Wallace, Bob Dillner and Rutledge Wood
  • This Week: NASCAR RACEDAY offers a detailed look at the art of the pit stop at a road course with Team Penske pit crew coach, Trent Cherry, and a feature on the evolution of road courses in NASCAR.

 

UFC

 

UFC TONIGHT – JON JONES AND DANIEL CORMIER ADDRESS ALTERCATION AND UFC 178, HOLLY HOLM INTERVIEW, STANN GUEST HOSTS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, August 6 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Kenny Florian, Karyn Bryant, Ariel Helwani and guest hosts Daniel Cormier and Brian Stann
  • This Week: Guest host Daniel Cormier discusses his recent brawl and upcoming fight with Jon Jones at UFC 178. Brian Stann also joins as a guest host. The crew interviews newly signed women’s bantamweight Holly Holm, plus Karyn Bryant attends UFC 178 media day and interviews Jones about the altercation with Cormier and the upcoming title fight. Bryant also interviews Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier and adds reports alongside Ariel Helwani.

UFC UNLEASHED: FROM THE BRINK OF DEFEAT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, August 6 (9:00 PM ET)
  • This Week: Inside the UFC’s Octagon, anything can happen, and these unbelievable come-from-behind victories from Brock Lesnar, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone, and more prove it.

UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER – DILLASHAW PREPS FOR TITLE REMATCH, CUNG LE ACTION HERO, JURY TAKEDOWN

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2 / FOX Sports GO, Sunday, August 10 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik
  • This Week: Newly minted UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw credits much of his success to coach and former UFC fighter Duane “Bang” Ludwig. As the duo prepares for a momentous rematch against former champ Renan Barao, witness how they plan to solve the notorious Brazilian for a second time. Cung Le’s creative and dynamic striking has made him into a MMA icon, and Hollywood has taken notice. From starring alongside A-listers to working with top directors, Le recounts how his work as an action star has elevated his game, and helped prepare him for his upcoming headliner against Michael Bisping in Macau. At 14-0, lightweight phenom Myles Jury is one of the UFC’s fastest rising stars. Jury weighs in on how he has handled the pressures mounting with each fight, and how he intends to continue his momentous trajectory. Watch UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and TJ Dillashaw’s exclusive Octagonside play-by-play for the middleweight title fight barnburner between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida.

UFC FIGHTER’S CUT: JOHNY HENDRICKS RELIVES LAWLER TITLE FIGHT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, August 13 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks
  • This Week: UFC welterweight champion Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks takes viewers through the top knockouts of his career and relives his epic five-round battle with Robbie Lawler for the UFC title.

BEST OF THE WEC – JOHNSON, LAMAS AND THE KOREAN ZOMBIE

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, August 13 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Kenda Perez
  • This Week: The WEC’s lighter-weight fighters were known for their nonstop cardio and action that looked like it was unfolding in fast-forward. See three of these memorable brawls including Demetrious Johnson, Ricardo Lamas and Chan Sung Jung (The Korean Zombie) on THE BEST OF WEC.

STUDIO SHOWS

FOX SPORTS LIVE – FOCUS INTENSIFIES ON COLLEGE AND PRO FOOTBALL WITH SEASONS LOOMING, ROBERT QUINN FEATURE, NIGHTLY PGA CHAMPIONSHIP REPORTS,

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Charissa Thompson, Ryan Field, Mike Garafolo, Gabe Kapler, Joel Klatt, Donovan McNabb, Petros Papadakis, Brady Quinn, Cole Wright.
  • This Week: With both the NCAA and NFL seasons on the immediate horizon, FOX SPORTS LIVE’s focus shifts to football with enhanced nightly reporting and analysis of all the day’s news from the gridiron. The panel enhances this week’s coverage, featuring regular analysts Donovan McNabb and Joel Klatt, Insider Mike Garafolo and the show debut of former college and pro quarterback Brady Quinn. Thursday night marks the airing of a special feature Garafolo shot with St. Louis Rams’ all-pro defensive end Robert Quinn, focusing on his ascension among the league’s elite defensive players and his unusual off-the-field passion for skateboarding. Beginning Wednesday night and continuing through the week, FOX Sports 1 golf analyst Robert Lusetich provides nightly wraps from the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY, site of this year’s PGA Championship that begins Thursday morning. Another highlight this week was an essay that aired during Tuesday night’s program, taking an in-depth look at the high-stakes decision facing the Cleveland Cavaliers as they explore a potential trade of No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins for Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love. Tracked by host Ryan Field, the essay can be viewed in its entirety here: http://bit.ly/1qWUpL8.

AMERICA’S PREGAME – NFL TRAINING CAMP SITE HITS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, weekdays (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Mike Hill, Molly McGrath, Mike Garafolo, CJ Nitkowski, Kirk Morrison, Brady Quinn
  • This Week: With Mike and Molly both back in-studio and a full week’s worth of shows, AMERICA’S PREGAME offers comprehensive NFL coverage with daily training camp hits from FOX Sports 1 correspondents in local markets and in-studio analysis from former players Kirk Morrison and Brady Quinn, in addition to NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. On the heels of Monday’s brawl with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the lobby of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, contender Daniel Cormier is in-studio to recap the week’s events and offer a preview for the main event showdown at UFC 178 on Sept. 27.

SOCCER

MANCHESTER CITY TAKES ON ARSENAL IN THE FA COMMUNITY SHIELD

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Sunday, August 10 (9:30 AM ET)
  • Talent: Rob Stone hosts in-studio with Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton, Julie Stewart-Binks and Brian McBride
  • This Week: The FA Community Shield features the Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City and the FA Cup champions Arsenal in an attractive encounter at London’s Wembley Stadium.

REAL MADRID FACES SEVILLA IN THE UEFA SUPER CUP

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Tuesday, August 12 (2:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Rob Stone hosts in-studio with Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton, Julie Stewart-Binks and Brian McBride
  • This Week: The UEFA Super Cup takes place between UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid and UEFA Europa League victors Sevilla.

BOXING

BELMONTES HAS HOMETOWN EDGE AGAINST COTTO IN EXCITING GOLDEN BOY BOXING NIGHT, SAYS DURAN

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes / FOX Sports GO, Thursday, August 7 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Dave Bontempo, Beto Duran and Jessica Rosales
  • This Week: In the main event of Golden Boy Live!, Jerry “The Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes (19-4, 5 KOs) returns to his hometown to face Puerto Rico’s Abner “Pin” Cotto (17-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round junior lightweight bout at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. FOX Sports boxing analyst Beto Duran is excited to see Belmontes fighting at home: “A Jerry Belmontes fight in Corpus Christi is going to be something to see, especially after his great fight with Omar Figueroa. I’d love to see that fight again, but first Belmontes has a tough fight against a young man with good bloodlines in Abner Cotto. This is a great main event.” Plus, rising junior welterweight star KeAndrae Gibson (10-0-1, 3 KOs), fighting out of Austin, Texas, squares off with Fort Worth’s Jose Hernandez (14-7-1, 6 KOs) in the eight-round co-main event. “I’m really eager to see how Gibson looks in the co-main event against a quality veteran in Hernandez,” says Duran.

IRON MIKE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS VASQUEZ JR. VS. STEVENSON TITLE BOUT BETWEEN UNDEFEATED FIGHTERS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes / FOX Sports GO, Friday, August 8 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Bob Sheridan, Raul Marquez (FOX Sports 1); Mauricio Cardenas, Daniel Ponce De Leon (FOX Deportes)
  • This Week: Sammy Vasquez Jr. (15-0, 11 KOs) and James Stevenson (21-0, 14 KOs) square off in a main event IBF/USBA Welterweight title bout presented by Mike Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions from CONSUL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Vasquez fights in his third nationally televised fight of the year against undefeated Stevenson. After opening in July live from Miami, this event marks the second Iron Mike fight card to air on FOX Sports 1.

HORSE RACING

SARATOGA SPECIAL & ADIRONDACK STAKES DELIVER JOCKEY CLUB ON FOX SPORTS 1 THIS SUNDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Sunday, August 10 (5:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Simon Bray, Andy Serling, Alyssa Ali
  • What: FOX Sports 1 welcomes another 90-minute edition of THE JOCKEY CLUB this Sunday from the 109th running of the Toyota Saratoga Special Stakes and the 98th running of the Adirondack Stakes, both Grade II events carrying purses of $200,000. The broadcast team looks back at the great two-year-olds that have run at Saratoga through the years and looks ahead with a feature about a group of young bloggers from Boston visiting Saratoga for the first time. The program also features a young female jockey by the name of Taylor Rice.

RED BULL

RED BULL AIR RACE TITLE STILL WIDE OPEN SAYS MANGOLD

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Sports GO, Monday, August 11 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Host Nick Fellows and analyst Mike Mangold
  • This Week:In the Red Bull Air Race, pilots fly against the clock as they try to navigate their planes as fast as possible through a challenging low-altitude slalom course filled with air gate obstacles, enduring forces of up to 10 Gs in the tight air-course turns. After three races, Hannes Arch of Austria leads the championship with 30 points. Arch – who in 2008 became the first European to claim the world title – has been the most consistent this year. But Paul Bonhomme of Great Britain, the defending world champion, is a mere five points behind in second. “With no clear favorite for the season title, the pilots are aware that a perfect performance in Poland could shake up the standings or solidify a lead,” says FOX Sports 1 analyst Mike Mangold. “This is a thinking man’s track and it will take smart flying on the Baltic Sea to capture the win.” At the Polish port of Gdynia, one of the largest container ports on the Baltic and a port of call for many cruise ships, temperate conditions will enable the planes to achieve top performance, though any Baltic winds could be a significant factor.

NFL on FOX Stacks Broadcast Teams for 20th Anniversary Season

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NEW AND FAMILIAR FACES FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Buck & Aikman Return for 13th Season As Lead Broadcast Team with Andrews

Newcomers McNabb, Quinn, Diehl, Morrison, Kutcher & Ayanbadejo in Booth

Los Angeles – Next week, FOX Sports celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first NFL on FOX game telecast, and as the season approaches, the network is proud to unveil its 2014 broadcast teams, building on the strength of its well-respected lineup by coupling promising new talent with proven broadcast veterans.  The announcement was made today by FOX Sports President, COO & Executive Producer, Eric Shanks, and Executive Producer John Entz.  Regular-season games kick off on Sunday, Sept. 7, with doubleheader coverage featuring six match-ups beginning at 1:00 PM ET.  FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s No. 1 pregame show for 20 years and winner of 21 Emmy Awards, precedes game coverage each NFL on FOX Sunday at 12:00 PM ET.

Joe Buck (@Buck) and Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman), the NFL’s longest-running game broadcast team, return for their 13th season, this year welcoming Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews), in her second season as an NFL on FOX sideline reporter, to the team.  This season marks Buck’s 21st with FOX Sports and Aikman’s 14th.  The trio calls its first regular-season game of the year from Dallas on Week 1, as the Cowboys host the NFC runner-up San Francisco 49ers at 4:25 PM ET.

Play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt (@KevinBurkhardt) shares the booth for the second year with John Lynch, in his sixth year as an analyst, teaming up with veteran sideline reporter Pam Oliver, in her 20th and final year on the FOX sidelines.  The team’s regular-season debut comes in a Week 1 clash in Atlanta, as the Falcons host the New Orleans Saints at 1:00 PM ET.

NFL on FOX’s second-longest running broadcast team features play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert (@KennyAlbert) with analyst Daryl Johnston (@DarylJohnston) and Tony Siragusa (@TonySiragusa), the NFL’s only on-field analyst, who begin their eighth campaign together in Chicago as Jay Cutler and the Bears welcome EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills at 1:00 PM ET.

Chris Myers (@The_ChrisMyers) returns to call games in 2014, this time with NFL veteran Ronde Barber, in his second year as an NFL on FOX analyst, and sideline reporter Jennifer Hale (@JenHale504). The crew debuts in Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers and new signal caller Josh McCown host the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton at 4:25 PM ET.

Thom Brennaman, longtime play-by-play announcer, welcomes FOX Sports newcomer and former New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl (@DaveDiehl66), a two-time Super Bowl winner, as analyst with Laura Okmin (@LauraOkmin) as sideline reporter. The trio hits the air for the first time at 1:00 PM ET from Houston, where the Texans host the Washington Redskins.

Rounding out NFL on FOX broadcast teams in 2014 is veteran play-by-play man Dick Stockton with a rotation of new analysts featuring former NFL standout quarterback and FOX Sports 1 analyst Donovan McNabb (@DonovanJMcNabb), former NFL and Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn (@3rd_Goal) and former NFL linebacker and FOX Sports 1 analyst Kirk Morrison (@KirkMorrison), in addition to sideline reporter Kristina Pink (@Kristina_Pink).  Stockton’s first game kicks off in Week 1 at 1:00 PM ET alongside Morrison and Pink, when St. Louis hosts Minnesota.

Also contributing to NFL on FOX broadcasts throughout the season are play-by-play announcers Sam Rosen, Justin Kutcher (@JustinKutcher), Gus Johnson (@GusJohnson) and Mike Goldberg (@MFG16); analysts Charles Davis (@CFD22) and Brendon Ayanbadejo (@Brendon310); and sideline reporter Peter Schrager (@PSchrags).

Mike Pereira (@MikePereira), former NFL Vice President of Officiating, resumes his role as FOX Sports’ rules analyst to educate and inform viewers on the intricacies of the NFL rule book. He monitors the day’s action from the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles, from which he breaks down controversial calls and interprets rules with the NFL on FOX studio or game personnel.  Pereira also interacts with viewers throughout the day via Twitter.

2014 NFL on FOX announcer pairings:

Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews

Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver

Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale

Thom Brennaman, David Diehl and Laura Okmin

Kenny Albert, Daryl “Moose” Johnston and Tony Siragusa

Dick Stockton, Donovan McNabb/Brady Quinn/Kirk Morrison and Kristina Pink

“We’re excited by the depth and quality of the personnel we’ve assembled to call NFL on FOX games this season,” said Entz.  “This blend of veterans and newcomers is going to work hard to call the action, capture the game’s nuances and keep the focus on the field, where it belongs.”

The entire FOX NFL SUNDAY cast returns for the one-hour program, including co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee (@CurtMenefee); analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) and Michael Strahan (@MichaelStrahan), the newest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; top NFL insider Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer); rules expert Pereira; and comedic prognosticator Rob Riggle.  Bradshaw and Long, both Hall of Famers, have been mainstays since the show’s 1994 debut, while Johnson celebrates his 15th year.  Glazer joined in 2004, Menefee in 2006 and Strahan in 2008 following his Super Bowl XLII win with the New York Giants.

Bradshaw, Buck, Long, Stockton and Albert are original NFL on FOX broadcasters with the network since 1994.  Oliver enters her 20th year of service, followed by Rosen (19), Aikman and Johnston (14), Brennaman (12), Glazer and Siragusa (11), Myers (10) and Lynch (six).

Following its regular-season coverage, FOX Sports presents exclusive live postseason coverage including an NFC Wild Card Game, the NFC Divisional Playoffs and the NFC Championship Game.

The 2013-‘14 NFL on FOX regular season was the network’s most-watched ever (12.5/25), delivering an average of 21.2 million viewers, an 8% increase over 2012-‘13 viewership (19.7 million) and a 5% increase over 2010’s previous high.  NFL on FOX in 2013 marked a 6% household ratings and 8% audience increase over 2012 (11.8/24, 19.7 million).  The last four seasons of the NFL on FOX have been FOX’s most-watched since the network first began broadcasting the sport in 1994 (2013 – 21.2 million; 2010 – 20.11 million; 2011 – 20.96 million and 2012 – 19.7 million).

The 2013 NFL on FOX’s AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK national games averaged a sensational 15.9/29, with 27.2 million viewers, and continues to rank as the most-watched show on television in households and all key male and adult demographics. AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK finished +7% in rating and +10% in audience over the 2012-’13 season (14.8/26, 24.8 million viewers).

FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s most-watched pregame show since its 1994 debut, delivered a 3.4/8 for the 2013 season, with a season-high 5.5 million viewers for its final installment of the 2013 campaign, and on the year averaged 3.2/8 with 4.8 million viewers, up +3% in rating and +4% in audience over 2012-’13 (3.1/8, 4.6 million viewers).

Every NFL on FOX broadcast day begins with FOX NFL KICKOFF on FOX Sports 1 at 11:00 AM ET.  The one-hour show, now in its second season, is hosted by Joel Klatt with three of the NFL’s all-time greats – Donovan McNabb, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher – serving as analysts each week.

–FOX SPORTS–

FOX Sports Programming Highlights: UFC, NASCAR, Soccer & More

fox-sports-logoFOX SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS – 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

UFC: Lawler vs. Brown Title Eliminator Live on FOX

NASCAR: Trucks Return to Eldora Dirt; Cup Cars at Brickyard

SOCCER: Guinness International Champions Cup

Brings World Cup Stars to the States

 

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STUDIO SHOWS

 

FOX SPORTS LIVE – COLLEGE FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS, TOP-10 NFL TEAM-BY-TEAM PREVIEWS AND REPORTING AS TRAINING CAMPS OPEN

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Charissa Thompson, Ryan Field, Gabe Kapler, Donovan McNabb, Petros Papadakis, Peter Schrager, Cole Wright.
  • This Week: The sound of helmets being strapped into place and pads popping at high speeds can only mean one thing: NFL training camps have begun and the season is fast upon us. FOX SPORTS LIVE has full coverage with nightly reports from FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo in the midst of his training camp tour and Peter Schrager in-studio every night to discuss all of the day’s top stories. Also continuing on the show this week are team-by-team NFL preview packages, as the list narrows into the top 10. In the pieces, a panel featuring Jay Glazer, Joel Klatt, Donovan McNabb, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher sit down in a roundtable format to analyze one team per night, weighing each club’s offseason transactions and attempting to forecast their prospects for the looming 2014 season. The Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles all appear on the countdown this week as the panel works its way to No. 1. The official commencement of the NFL season, of course, coincides with the dawn of the college football calendar, and conference media days continue this week. FOX Sports 1 college football insider Bruce Feldman contributes nightly reports from both the Big 12 and Pac-12 gatherings, highlighted by interviews with players and coaches from each.

AMERICA’S PREGAME – REGGIE BUSH INTERVIEW, BROWNS’ FIRST PRACTICE , PAC-12 MEDIA DAYSAND MORE

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO weekdays (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Mike Hill, Julie Stewart-Binks, Molly McGrath, Royce Clayton, Joel Klatt, Peter Schrager
  • This Week: The show is preempted on Wednesday night, July 23, by the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying race from the Eldora Speedway in Ohio on FOX Sports 1. Returning Thursday, Hill is joined by guest co-host Julie Stewart-Binks who filled in during the early portion of the week. The duo is joined on Thursday for a satellite interview by Detroit Lions’ running back Reggie Bush. Also on Thursday, FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo reports live from the first day of Cleveland Browns training camp where rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel participates in his first practice of the new season. Thursday’s show features hits from Pac-12 Media Days in Los Angeles, where FOX Sports 1 college football insider Bruce Feldman and college football analyst Joel Klatt provide reports.

UFC

 

UFC TONIGHT – UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN PREVIEW, LAWLER AND BROWN INTERVIEWS, BISPING GUEST HOSTS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO Wednesday, July 23 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Kenny Florian, Karyn Bryant, Ariel Helwani and guest host Michael Bisping
  • This Week: On UFC TONIGHT, Florian and Bryant are joined in the studio by guest host and middleweight contender Michael Bisping. They preview UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN and interview welterweight contenders Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown before their headlining bout on FOX this Saturday night. Plus, Helwani and Bryant add reports.

SOMEBODY IS GOING TO GET KNOCKED OUT AT LAWLER VS BROWN TITLE ELIMINATOR LIVE ON FOX, SAYS UFC ON FOX ANALYST CHRIS LYTLE: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the SAP Center in San Jose with an epic title elimination bout pitting two knockout artists against one another at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER vs. BROWN live on FOX on Saturday, July 26 (8:00 PM ET). In the exciting headliner, No. 1-ranked welterweight Robbie Lawler (23-10, 1 NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) takes on No. 5-ranked Matt Brown (21-11, fighting out of Columbus, Ohio), with the winner earning a shot at champion Johny Hendricks.  Coming off an impressive third-round finish over Jake Ellenberger, Lawler takes on the surging Brown in hopes of securing his second crack at UFC gold. Brown, who has put together one of the most impressive runs in mixed martial arts today, currently rides a seven-fight win streak, and looks to lock down the title shot he feels is long overdue. It’s often said that styles make fights, and UFC on FOX analyst Chris Lytle believes that’s the case with this main event: “You’ve got two dynamic strikers. Robbie comes at you with one-punch knockout power, making it very exciting. And you’ve got Matt Brown, who is going to come at you and overwhelm you with a lot of different punches. I promise you one thing: this one is not going to go the distance. Somebody is going to get knocked out in this fight.” Watch the UFC ON FOX analysts break down the Lawler vs. Brown matchup: http://foxs.pt/1jUBVrC, and the fight promo here: http://bit.ly/1oOzMd1

UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW: LAWLER VS. BROWN

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO, Friday, July 25 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik, Brian Stann, Daniel Cormier, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week:The UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW features host Jon Anik, with UFC light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier and Brian Stann as analysts, as the 24 fighters on the card attempt to make weight. Ariel Helwani interviews fighters during the show.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN PREVIEW

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports GO, Saturday, July 26 (5:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik, Brian Stann, Daniel Cormier, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: Host Anik and analysts Cormier and Stann preview the main card and prelim fights at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER VS. BROWN.                                                                 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS LIVE ON FOX FOR FIRST TIME EVER

  • Network/When: FOX, FOX Sports GO, Saturday, July 26 (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik, Brian Stann, Daniel Cormier, Joe Rogan, Mike Goldberg, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: For the first time ever, the two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS air on FOX, featuring four thrilling fights including second degree taekwondo black belt Daron Cruickshank (15-4) versus No. 14th-ranked Jorge Masvidal (26-8) in a lightweight scrap. San Jose native Kyle Kingsbury (11-5, 1 NC) returns to action in the light heavyweight division against Patrick Cummins (5-1), while welterweight Tim Means (20-6-1) fights Rio de Janeiro’s Hernani Perpetuo (17-4, 1 NC). Rounding out the prelims, lightweights Mike De La Torre (12-4) and Brian Ortega (8-0) square off.

LAWLER FIGHTS BROWN FOR TITLE SHOT AT UFC FIGHT NIGHT LIVE ON FOX

  • Network/When: FOX, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports GO, Saturday, July 26 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Curt Menefee, Brian Stann, Daniel Cormier, Joe Rogan, Mike Goldberg, Ariel Helwani (FOX Deportes: Víctor Dávila and Fabricio Werdum)
  • This Week: In the exciting headliner, No. 1-ranked welterweight Robbie Lawler (23-10, 1 NC) takes on No. 5-ranked Matt Brown (21-11), with the winner earning a shot at champion Johny Hendricks. In addition, No. 5-ranked light heavyweight Anthony Johnson (17-4) faces Brazilian star Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5). Also, No. 3-ranked lightweight Josh Thomson (22-6, 1 NC) looks to put on a show in front of his hometown fans against late replacement Bobby Green (22-5). The No. 13-ranked Green is riding a seven-fight win streak, with three of those coming since joining the UFC. Rounding out the main card, No.7-ranked featherweight Clay Guida (31-11) takes on four-time “Fight Night” bonus winner and 12th-ranked Dennis Bermudez (14-3).

FOX SPORTS LIVE RECAPS UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOUTS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Saturday, July 26 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik, Brian Stann, Daniel Cormier, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: Host Anik and analysts Stann and Cormier recap and break down UFC FIGHT NIGHT and also interview winners of the main bouts.

UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER: INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK, PLUS TJ DILLASHAW’S WARRIOR CODE

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Sunday, July 27 (2:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik, Megan Olivi
  • This Week: From the first moments of the UFC 175 blockbuster through the conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter Finale, experience never-before-seen moments and incredible cinematic action from two extraordinary back-to-back events. Straight from the source, get the Warrior Code philosophy that drives newly minted UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw.

 

MLB

FOX SPORTS 1 DELIVERS THREE MLB GAMES THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTED BY NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT’S YANKEES AT RANGERS GAME

  • Network:FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO Saturday, July 26

o   Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds: Kenny Albert & CJ Nitkowski (4:00 PM ET)

o   Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals: Justin Kutcher & Rex Hudler (7:00 PM ET)

  • Network:FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Tuesday, July 29

o   New York Yankees at Texas Rangers: Joe Buck & Tom Verducci (8:00 PM ET)

BASEBALL’S NEWEST NEWS & INFORMATION SHOW, MLB WHIPAROUND, RETURNS FRIDAY

  • Network/When/On-air Talent:  FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO Weekdays

o   Thursday, July 24 (12:00 AM ET) – Greg Wolf, Ken Rosenthal & Gabe Kapler

o   Friday, July 25 – OFF

o   Monday, July 28 (10:00 PM ET)

o   Tuesday, July 29 (12:00 AM ET)

o   Wednesday, July 30 (10:00 PM ET)

  • What: This MLB-centric program expands FOX Sports 1’s commitment to baseball coverage with quick-turnaround highlights of in-progress games, MLB news and analysis.  The hour-long program originates from Studio A in Los Angeles.

 

SOCCER

 

WORLD CUP STARS COME TO THE STATES

Guinness International Champions Cup and Preseason Friendlies on FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO (All times ET and subject to change):

Date/Time Property Match-up TV Commentary Teams, Sideline
Wed., 7/23 at 10:30 PM Preseason Friendly Manchester United vs. LA Galaxy FOX Sports 1 Rob Stone, Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton, Julie Stewart-Binks
Thurs., 7/24 at 7:30 PM Guinness ICC Olympiakos vs. AC Milan FOX Sports 1 Mark Rogondino, Cobi Jones
Sat., 7/26 at 4:00 PM Guinness ICC Manchester United vs. AS Roma FOX JP Dellacamera, McBride, Keith Costigan
Sat., 7/26 at 6:00 PM Guinness ICC Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan FOX Sports 2 Steve Cangialosi, Brian Dunseth, Kyndra de St. Aubin
Sun., 7/27 at 3:30 PM Guinness ICC AC Milan vs. Manchester City FOX Sports 1 Rogondino, Jones, Heather Mitts
Sun., 7/27 at 6:00 PM Guinness ICC Liverpool vs. Olympiakos FOX Sports 1 John Strong, Warren Barton, JSB
Tues., 7/29 at 9:30 PM Guinness ICC Real Madrid vs. AS Roma FOX Sports 2 Steve Cangialosi, Brian Dunseth, JSB
Wed., 7/30 at 7:00 PM Guinness ICC Manchester City vs. Liverpool FOX Sports 1 John Strong, Warren Barton, Keith Costigan


NASCAR

 

FOX SPORTS 1 OFFERS LIVE COVERAGE OF WEDNESDAY’S TRUCK SERIES RACE ON DIRT & SUPPORT PROGRAMMING FROM INDIANAPOLIS THIS WEEKEND

Following NASCAR’s highly successful return to dirt racing in 2013 for the first time in more than four decades, the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES heads back to Eldora Speedway for its second-ever dirt race on Wednesday, July 23 (9:00 PM ET), live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO.

In addition, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO offer live shoulder programming surrounding the NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES and NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES from Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, which marks the 20th anniversary of the inaugural Brickyard 400.  After the final off-weekend of the 2014 season, Sprint Cup drivers return to the track with only seven races remaining to lock in one of 16 spots in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Heading into Wednesday’s NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES race at Eldora, the 10th of the season, only seven points separate the top three drivers.  Reigning champion Matt Crafton leads Ryan Blaney by two points, followed by Johnny Sauter (-7), German Quiroga (-19) and four-time champion Ron Hornaday Jr. (-23).  In the series’ last outing — July 11 at Iowa Speedway — 18-year-old Erik Jones won his second-career race, marking Kyle Busch Motorsports’ seventh win of the season and capping Toyota’s perfect season.

FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, offers live coverage of the Truck Series race, as well as all practice and qualifying sessions and shoulder programming telecast on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.   Customers of participating video providers may access the live streams of the race through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS and Android devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com.

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RACE FROM ELDORA SPEEDWAY

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO on Wednesday, July 23 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip, Krista Voda, Bob Dillner, Ray Dunlap and Hermie Sadler

NCWTS SETUP FROM ELDORA SPEEDWAY

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, July 23  (8:30 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Krista Voda, Bob Dillner, Ray Dunlap and Hermie Sadler
  • This Week:  Krista Voda sits down with Norm Benning, journeyman Truck Series owner/driver who survived nearly being wrecked three times in last year’s last-chance qualifier at Eldora to make the field for the race; a look back at youngster Erik Jones’ second-career Truck Series victory last week at Iowa; a recap of the 2013 inaugural Truck Series race on dirt at Eldora; a review of Timothy Peters’ two bad finishes in 2014 at Texas and Iowa; and a look at dirt phenom/Cup Series rookie Kyle Larson’s chances at reaching Victory Lane at Eldora.

NASCAR RACE HUB

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Monday through Thursdays (5:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Co-hosts Steve Byrnes, Danielle Trotta and Adam Alexander; Matt Clark, Bob Dillner, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds
  • This Week:  Feature on 20th anniversary of inaugural Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and an interview with Juan Pablo Montoya on Thursday, July 24
  • Next Week:  Danielle Trotta’s sit-down interview with Jeff Gordon on Wednesday, July 30

 

NASCAR RACEDAY FROM INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Sunday, July 27 (10:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: John Roberts, Jeff Hammond, Kenny Wallace, Bob Dillner and Rutledge Wood

This Week:Kaitlyn Vincie sits down with rookie Kyle Larson for an in-depth look at his life away from the track, beginning with home video of him as a four-year-old. The lengthy feature is shot at locations ranging from his new dirt shop to the go-kart track, chronicling his personal life and including his fast success in the Sprint Cup Series, on-track rivalry with Austin Dillon, his recent purchase of a new home, his engagement and upcoming parenthood.  In addition, the expanded, two-hour NASCAR RACEDAY offers a feature on the first Brickyard 400, including footage from Jeff Gordon’s hometown following his win in the inaugural race; Rutledge Wood’s lighthearted sit-down interview with Danica Patrick; a Ryan Newman piece recapping his Brickyard 400 win last season; and a tour of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum with Juan Pablo Montoya.

 

ARCA RACING SERIES

 

YOUNG TALENT CONTINUES TO DOMINATE 2014 ARCA RACING SERIES

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Friday, July 25 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Jim Tretow and Wendy Venturini
  • This Week:  Mason Mitchell rides a wave of momentum into Friday’s race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis after grabbing his first career win last week at Chicagoland — a win that followed runner-up finishes in three of the previous four races.  In addition, Mitchell, who claimed the points lead with his victory, holds a 20-race streak of consecutive top-10 finishes that extends back to 2013.  The 20-year-old leads Grant Enfinger, a four-time winner in 2014, by 25 points after 11 of 20 races, as the duo begins to pull away from the rest of the field in the point standings.

TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP

NEW INDY TRACK LAYOUT EVENS PLAYING FIELD

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Friday, July 25 (5:30 PM ET)
  • Talent:Bob Varsha, Calvin Fish and Dorsey Schroeder in the booth; Brian Till and Chris Neville reporting from pit road.
  • This Week: Tight races in the Prototype and GT Daytona heat up as drivers prepare for the challenge of a new course layout at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday night for the Brickyard Grand Prix. The race will be run on the 14-turn, 2.435-mile course, first used by IndyCar in May. “A reconfiguration of a known track is the hardest to learn,” Schroeder said. “No matter how you try, your mind has memorized the old circuit.  So if the new circuit is vastly different, it becomes hard to forget, and re-learn.  At a first-time track, a driver spends time walking, driving — moped, golf cart, pit cart, anything — to set up sight pictures of the corners.  You try to memorize the look of the entry to every corner, and memorize which is next? Left or right?  A new circuit requires a cautious approach so as not to have a mishap and lose valuable track time.  All new circuits are slippery with low mechanical grip until rubber is laid down.  It is important not to chase chassis set up in the first driving sessions.”

 

RED BULL

BRITS LOOKING STRONG AS RED BULL CLIFF DIVING WORLD SERIES HEADS TO IRELAND, SAYS WORTHINGTON

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Sunday, July 27 (2:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Trace Worthington, David Boudia
  • This Week: Following the first two stops, in Cuba and the USA, won by high divers from the United Kingdom, cliff diving’s elite take on the rugged coast of Ireland’s Inis Mór for the next stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Who will step up at this stop of the tour? “The first two stops of the year were owned by the Brits, as their technically difficult dives took top honors from the judges,” says FOX Sports 1 host Trace Worthington. “Last year’s champ, Artem Silchenko, from Russia and the USA contingent led by Steve LoBue will need to match the Brits dive-for-dive to take the crown in Ireland.” Here is a preview clip leading into the broadcast on FOX Sports 1: http://www.redbullcliffdiving.com/en_US/video/video-dropping-action-first-day

SHERWOOD LOOKS TO GET BACK ON TOP IN MOST CHALLENGING SEASON EVER AT RED BULL X-FIGHTERS MUNICH, SAYS MANERING

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO Monday, July 28 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Troy Manering, Andy Bell, reporter Ronnie Renner
  • This Week:At Munich´s world famous Olympic Park, a floating track and the planet’s best freestyle motocross riders headline the fourth stop of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour. New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood looks to win his third stop of the year after coming in second in Madrid. FOX Sports 1 host Troy Manering believes the field is one of the deepest and most challenging in years. “This is one of the most competitive seasons in X-Fighters history, and points leader Sherwood knows he has strong challengers breathing down his neck. There’s Frenchman Thomas Pagès, who launched the first-ever bike flip at the last stop in Madrid, as well as Australia’s Josh Sheehan, who is known for the gnarliest double backflips.” This marks the second time the world’s most prestigious freestyle motocross event series has visited Munich, but a track like this has never been seen in the Bavarian capital – or anywhere. Here is a clip featuring the top tricks fans can expect to see on FOX Sports 1: http://www.redbullxfighters.com/en_US/video/best-tricks-las-ventas-ever

 

BOXING

 

GOMEZ HAS TOOLS TO BECOME WORLD CHAMPION, SAYS MALIGNAGGI

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports GO, Friday, July 25 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Brian Custer, Paulie Malignaggi and Jessica Rosales
  • This Week: Unbeaten Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (17-0, 13 KOs) is considered to be the most dangerous prospect in the junior welterweight division, and he faces his toughest challenge yet when he meets Detroit native Vernon Paris (28-1, 16 KOs) in the 10-round main event at Golden Boy Live! at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The co-main event is expected to be just as heated when rising bantamweight star Ivan “Nino Maravilla” Morales (25-0, 14 KOs) is featured in a 10-round battle against Sergio “Finito” Frias (15-3-2, 8 KOs). “People have been talking about Frankie Gomez for a long time, and for good reason,” says FOX Sports boxing analyst Paulie Malignaggi. “He’s got all the tools to become a world champion, and the fact that he’s taking on a top veteran like Vernon Paris after just 17 fights shows just how confident he and his team are that he’s ready for the next level. As for Ivan Morales, when you’re the brother of Erik Morales, you better know how to fight, and he’s proven that he is a legit prospect on his way to the top. I think 2015 is going to be a big year for him.” Opening up the televised portion of the card is an eight-round middleweight bout between 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (10-0, 5 KOs) and Oklahoma’s Ronnie Warrior Jr. (15-8-1, 5 KOs).

SKATEBOARDING

 

STAKES HIGH AT STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOARDING AS LA STOP LAST CHANCE FOR COMPETITORS TO QUALIFY FOR SUPER CROWN

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO Sunday, July 27 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Andrew Cannon, Felix Arguelles, Geoff Rowley, Jordan Whitley
  • This Week: The world’s best skateboarders converge at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles for the second stop of the 2014 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB World Tour, hoping to win the $100,000 first-place prize and a Golden Ticket to compete in the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship in August. Vets like 2013 Super Crown World Champion Chris Cole, 2012 Champ Nyjah Huston, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler and Shane O’Neill battle at their last chance to earn a spot in the Super Crown World Championships next month.

ORIGINALS

CURRENT & FORMER PLAYERS TALK STEROIDS AND MORE ON BACK OF THE SHOP

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Saturday, July 26 (2:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Washington Wizards guard John Wall, NBA legend Kenny Anderson and Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes from the Toronto Blue Jays all take their turn with Jordan the barber.
  • This Week: A new series from FOX Sports Originals and Relativity Media, BACK OF THE SHOP showcases some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment as they talk smack, let their opinions fly and share hilarious stories. In this week’s episode, John Wall, Kenny Anderson, Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes talk about similarities and differences between the NBA and MLB, including steroid use.

“It’s unfortunate that it happens, because we’re role models, too,” Bautista says. “You never want kids to associate that with your sport.”

FORBES SPORTSMONEY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, Saturday, July 26 (10:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Bob Lorenz and Michael Ozanian
  • This Week: Forbes Sportsmoney is a monthly series covering the business of sports, featuring Bob Lorenz and Forbes national editor Michael Ozanian with in-studio guests, in-depth interviews, newsmaker profiles and analysis.

FOX Sports Boasts Loaded Roster of College Football Broadcasters

260px-Fox_College_Football_logoStalwarts Johnson, Davis & Klatt Joined

By Newcomers Brando & Wannstedt

Insiders Feldman, Mandel & Travis Form Cross-Platform Triple-Threat

New York – The calendar may say “summer,” but college football fans know that even as hot weather prevails, it won’t be long until the days shorten, leaves turn and college football gets underway. As conference media days continue, FOX Sports unveils the studio personalities and game broadcast teams calling its exciting college football matchups from late August through early December. The announcement was made today by FOX Sports President and COO Eric Shanks and FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Production, John Entz.

“We’ve been methodically developing our college football depth chart for a few years now,” Entz said. “The group we’ve assembled for 2014 is an exciting mix of veterans and FOX Sports newcomers that represents our deepest college football roster ever. We couldn’t be more excited about the level of coverage we’ll be delivering this season.”

This year, FOX broadcasts a one-hour prime-time pregame show on Saturdays leading into the biggest game of the week. Rob Stone (@RobStoneONFOX) hosts alongside analysts Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) and former college and NFL head coach Dave Wannstedt, a new addition to the FOX Sports lineup. College football insiders Bruce Feldman(@BruceFeldmanCFB), Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) and Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) also contribute to the network’s studio coverage.  Feldman and Mandel joined FOX Sports since last season, leaving their prior positions at CBSSports.com and SI.com, respectively.

The most exciting voice in sports, play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson once again teams with analyst Charles Davis (@CFD22), an All-SEC defensive back at Tennessee, to form FOX Sports’ lead college football broadcast team. Johnson and Davis are joined by sideline reporter Molly McGrath (@MollyMcGrathFS1), who continues as co-host of FOX Sports 1’s AMERICA’S PREGAME.

Analyst Joey Harrington returns for his second season in the booth and is joined by a new addition to FOX Sports, Joe Davis(@JoeDavisFOX), a former ESPN play-by-play broadcaster, who at age 25 became the youngest person ever to call a college football bowl game (2013 Poinsettia Bowl) for the network. FOX Sports San Diego’s Kris Budden (@KrisBudden) joins Harrington and Davis on the sidelines.

Veteran broadcaster Tim Brando(@TimBrando), a recent addition to FOX Sports’ college football and basketball coverage, calls Thursday night games on FOX Sports 1 with Klatt serving as analyst, and is also in the booth on Saturdays. Play-by-play announcer Craig Bolerjack (@BuckleUpBoler) returns to FOX Sports for his fourth season and teams with analyst Ryan Nece (@ryannece). The pair worked together last season with Nece serving as a sideline reporter/on-field analyst.

In addition, analysts Petros Papadakis (@PetrosAndMoney) and Coy Wire (@CoyWire) as well as rules expert Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) contribute to FOX Sports’ wide-ranging college football coverage. FOX Sports’ rich stable of college football analysts also offer their expertise regularly on FOX Sports 1 studio shows AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE.

FOX Sports kicks off the 2014 college football season with four straight days of action, beginning Thursday, Aug. 28 (10:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1 as Rutgers takes the field for the first time as a member of the Big Ten Conference, facing Washington State at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Play continues the following evening with Colorado State vs. Colorado at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (9:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1), followed by a full slate of Saturday games, highlighted by Fresno State at USC (7:30 PM ET) on the FOX broadcast network. Then, in a rare Sunday showdown, FOX Sports 1 helps Baylor debut  its beautiful new facility, McLane Stadium, as the Bears host SMU (7:30 PM ET).

FOX Sports presents college football fans some of the most exciting matchups in the country this season, with more than  100 games scheduled across its national and local broadcast and cable platforms. Top contests featuring Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA teams appear on the FOX broadcast network, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Networks (FSN), FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO all season long, culminating with the Pac-12 and Big Ten conference championship games on back-to-back nights on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6.

For more on FOX College Football, follow @CFBONFOX on Twitter and “Like” FOX Sports on Facebook (facebook.com/foxsports).


-FOX SPORTS-

Pam Oliver Elevated to Senior Correspondent

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Veteran Broadcaster to Contribute Exclusive Interviews,

Commentary and Essays on Variety of Sports

 Los Angeles – Pam Oliver, one of the premier reporters and interviewers in sports television, has been elevated to senior correspondent, FOX Sports, effectively immediately.  The announcement was made today by Eric Shanks, President, COO and Executive Producer, FOX Sports.  Oliver, the longest-tenured NFL sideline reporter, a fixture at games since joining FOX Sports in 1995, continues in that role, this year working with play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and analyst John Lynch.

In Oliver’s new position, she expands her influence beyond the NFL to include the wide breadth of sports and events covered by FOX Sports year-round, with her exclusive interviews, commentary and essays featured on a variety of FOX Sports programs and platforms, including FOX NFL SUNDAY, FOX SPORTS LIVE, AMERICA’S PREGAME, FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1, college football and basketball and FOXSports.com.

“FOX Sports has grown tremendously over the last few years, and we’ve secured and retained the rights to many of the country’s most popular sports,” said Shanks.  “After years of admiring Pam’s consistently incredible work on the NFL, we realized that there was so much more she could do for us, on a variety of sports, all year long.  Her intelligence and skills as a reporter and interviewer are unparalleled, and we’re excited to have her take a much larger role here.”

“I’m excited and grateful to my Fox family for providing this thrilling new chapter in my career,” said Oliver.  “I’m over the moon for the opportunity to expand my contributions to include a wider variety of sports and programs, while still getting to report from the sidelines on NFL Sundays.  I’ve already spoken with Kevin and John and I’m really looking forward to being part of their outstanding team this season, my 20th and final season the sidelines.”

Armed with the respect and esteem of NFL players, coaches and executives alike, Oliver’s straightforward and direct interviewing style consistently produced topical and substantive reports which she’ll now apply to the greater sports universe.

In her 19 years covering the NFL for FOX Sports, Oliver has worked the sideline for over 350 games, including 19 NFC Championship Games and seven Super Bowls.  In addition, she’s provided hundreds of exclusive one-one interviews with the sports’ news-making athletes, coaches and owners.  She also served as co-anchor of FSN South’s SOUTHERN SPORTS REPORT from 2000 to 2003, and also contributes to Turner Sports coverage of the NBA playoffs.

In 2008, Oliver was honored by WISE (Women In Sports and Events) and chosen in their “Women of the Year” class alongside Rita Benson LeBlanc, Owner and Executive Vice President, New Orleans Saints and Molly Solomon, Coordinating Producer, NBC Olympics.

Before joining FOX Sports, Oliver served as a reporter at ESPN, where she covered NFL regular and postseason games, the NBA Finals and Dream Team II at the 1995 World Championships of Basketball.

Prior to joining ESPN, Oliver worked at KHOU in Houston WTVT in Tampa as a sports reporter and anchor.  Hers additional career stops include WIVB in Buffalo, WAAY in Huntsville, Ala., WALB in Albany, Ga., and WFSU in Tallahassee. Oliver began her broadcasting career as a community affairs reporter for public television.

A graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Oliver received her degree in broadcast journalism.  As an undergraduate, she held school records in the 400 meters and was an AIAW track and field All-American in both the 400 meters and the mile relay, and as a member of the mile relay team, she had the distinction of participating on the first women’s team from Florida A&M to win a national championship (AIAW.)  She was inducted into the Florida A&M Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.

– FOX SPORTS –

2014 MLB All-Star Game on FOX Broadcast Guide

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Tuesday, July 15 – 4:30 PM ET – Live from Target Field in Minneapolis

  •  Links to new ALL-STAR GAME ON FOX photography featuring Buck, Reynolds, Verducci, Rosenthal, Andrews, Burkhardt, Kapler, Thomas and more
  • Descriptions & schedules for the more than 25 hours of original programming across FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes, FOXSports.com, FOX Sports Radio & FOX Sports Go
  • Details of production enhancements planned for the most technologically advanced MLB All-Star Game in television history
  • All-Star Game Tale of the Tape – Fun Facts about the Years the Twin Cities hosted the Mid-Summer Classic: 1965, 1985 and 2014

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FOX Presents Most Technologically Advanced ASG Broadcast in History

MLB ON FOX: LOGONetwork Introduces SideTrax;

Applies Other Technologies to Mid-Summer Classic for First Time 

New York – The MLB All-Star Game, baseball’s jewel of July, annually gathers baseball’s best and brightest, and to illustrate the action this year FOX Sports has mustered an all-star roster of high-tech gear, the most sophisticated ever deployed for the Mid-Summer Classic, befitting the evening’s honorees.  FOX Sports’ 85th All-Star Game effort is consistent with its 20-year tradition of offering its audiences the latest technical, graphic and audio innovations, regularly setting industry standards.  The game is set for Tuesday, July 15 with pregame coverage beginning with AMERICA’S PREGAME (4:30-7:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1, and game coverage on FOX beginning at 7:30 PM ET, live from Target Field in Minneapolis.

New to MLB on FOX coverage and this year’s All-Star arsenal is SideTrax from Hawkeye Technology.  True to its moniker, SideTrax graphically presents the pitched baseball as it travels through the strike zone from a side perspective and also offers a view of the ball as it sails through a virtual 3D strike zone that appears suspended over home plate.

Several production enhancements used previously in other broadcast settings are making their way to the All-Star Game for the first time, while Home Run Tracker returns:

-       Diamond Cam, first deployed in 2005 in SD, returns to the All-Star Game this year, but for the first time in crystal-clear HD. The camera, using a specially crafted prism not much larger than a few grains of infield soil, is positioned in-ground in front of home plate and creates striking images via wireless, radio frequency transmission.

-       N-Cam is an optical tracking technology that is also new to the All-Star Game, N-Cam creates the appearance of 3D graphics in the real environment and has been used in FOX Sports’ studio production since 2013, Super Bowl XLVIII and during SpeedWeeks in the 2014 Daytona 500 .

-       FOX Super Zoom 4K Cameras – Introduced in 2012, 4K “Super Zoom” cameras produce pictures with five times the resolution of normal HD cameras and capture action at 120 frames-per-second. The resulting detail is remarkable and can zoom into an area of interest with incredible detail.

-       FOX Home Run Tracker, previously used during MLB on FOX postseason coverage in 2012 and 2013.  Used in replays, the FOX Home Run Tracker graphically represents the trajectory of a batted ball’s travel and measures its distance.

Included in the arsenal of 36 state-of-the-art HD cameras positioned throughout Target Field are the following “Hyper-Motion” cameras slow the action down for a detailed look:

-       Phantom Cameras (2) – Range from 2,000-3,000 frames per second located in the low first base and low third base camera wells.  It was the “Phantom Cam” that famously captured San Francisco Giants batter Hunter Pence’s bat strike the ball three times as it broke apart in Game 7 of the 2012 NLCS.

-       X-Mo Cameras (3) – Located at centerfield and along the first and third base lines, X-Mo cameras shoot at up to 400 frames-per-second.

-       Super-Mo Camera (1) – This “Super-Mo” camera in centerfield shoots up to 540 frames-per-second.

Eric Shanks is President, COO and Executive Producer and John Entz is Executive Vice President, Production & Executive Producer, FOX Sports.  Ed Delaney serves as Executive Vice President, Operations and Michael Davies is Senior Vice President, Field Operations, FOX Sports.  Gary Hartley is Executive Vice President, Graphics and Zac Fields is Vice President, Graphics & Technology, FOX Sports.

– FOX SPORTS –

FOX Sports Programming Highlights: UFC, NASCAR, Jockey Club & More

ufc-on-foxFOX SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS – 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

UFC:  Record 16 Hours of Live UFC Programming on FOX Sports 1

For RED, WHITE & FIGHT WEEK

NASCAR: Special Thursday Night Daytona Edition

of NASCAR RACE HUB in Prime Time

JOCKEY CLUB: Horse Racing from Monmouth Park

#ICYMI: BIG STICKS WITH KEN GRIFFEY JR. Premiered Last Week With Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz; Next Episode, Featuring Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen,

Airs July 12 at 2:00 PM ET

Griffey Jr. & Ortiz talk about their toughest matchups

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 STUDIO SHOWS

FOX SPORTS LIVE – IN-DEPTH NBA FREE AGENCY COVERAGE, TEAM-BY-TEAM NFL PREVIEWS, UFC FIGHT WEEK INTERVIEWS LEAD THE WAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Charissa Thompson, Ryan Field, Cole Wright, Cobi Jones, Gabe Kapler, Joel Klatt, Bill Reiter, Andy Roddick, Adrian Wojnarowski.
  • This Week: With NBA free agency having commenced on Tuesday, FOX SPORTS LIVE has it covered from top to bottom with the sport’s preeminent news-breaker, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, in-studio on Wednesday night. Wojnarowski was on the show for the dawn of free agency Monday and Tuesday, providing up-to-the-minute news on the comings and goings of basketball’s biggest stars. Also debuting on the show this week were FOX SPORTS LIVE team-by-team NFL Preview packages. In the pieces, a panel featuring Jay Glazer, Joel Klatt, Donovan McNabb, Randy Moss and Brian Urlacher sit down to analyze one team per night, weighing each club’s offseason transactions and attempting to forecast their prospects for the 2014 season. FOX Sports and the UFC’s “Red, White & Fight Week” begins in Las Vegas, and FOX SPORTS LIVE has several appearances from fighters of all ranks and classes. On-site interviews with Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida, Urijah Faber, Ronda Rousey, Alexis Davis, BJ Penn, Frankie Edgar and UFC President Dana White appear on the show between Wednesday – Friday nights in anticipation of Saturday night’s UFC 175 and Sunday’s THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 19 finale card.

AMERICA’S PREGAME – BUCCANEERS’ PRO BOWL SAFETY GOLDSON IN STUDIO WEDNESDAY, SHOW PREEMPTED THURSDAY, STERLING TRIAL COVERAGE EARLY NEXT WEEK

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, weekdays (6:00 PM ET), preempted Thursday, July 3
  • Talent:  Mike Hill, Molly McGrath, Warren Barton, Royce Clayton, Cobi Jones, Andy Roddick, Frank Thomas, Adrian Wojnarowski, Eric Wynalda.
  • This Week: Wednesday’s show is marked by an in-studio visit from Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ two-time Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson. Goldson stops by to recap an offseason of change in Tampa and preview the Bucs’ upcoming season in the always hotly contested NFC South. NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice at Daytona preemptS the show on Thursday, but AMERICA’S PREGAME returns Friday in advance of all of the weekend action. On Monday, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s probate trial commences as he continues to challenge his wife, Shelly Sterling’s, legal right to sell the franchise. FOX Sports 1 correspondent Kevin Vaughan is on-hand filing reports from the proceedings, and legal analyst Rob Becker also gives insights as to the strategies and implications of what transpires in the court room.

The United States Men’s National Team saw its inspiring run come to an end in the knockout stage on Tuesday, but AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE’S robust coverage of the World Cup continues on a nightly basis. There are no tournament games on Wednesday or Thursday, but National Soccer Hall of Famer Cobi Jones is in-studio for recap analysis and previews of the weekend matches. Warren Barton and National Soccer Hall of Famer Eric Wynalda return to the studio for Friday and Saturday coverage, while Sports Illustrated senior soccer writer and FOX Sports 1 contributor Grant Wahl continues to file daily reports from Brazil.

UFC

FOX SPORTS 1 FEATURES A RECORD 16 HOURS OF LIVE UFC PROGRAMMING FOR “RED, WHITE & FIGHT WEEK”: This year, FOX Sports 1 celebrates the July 4th holiday weekend as never before with the culmination of “Red, White & Fight Week,” featuring 16 hours of live UFC programming, including two huge UFC fight cards and a pair of 90-minute UFC TONIGHT specials live from Las Vegas. In what can only be described as a UFC fan’s dream, “Red, White & Fight Week” delivers a record number of UFC programming hours for Saturday’s UFC 175 and its two title fights, as well as for the epic finale of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM EDGAR VS. TEAM PENN, as UFC legends and this season’s coaches, Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn, headline five hours of fights live from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 6.

UFC TONIGHT – UFC 175 TITLE FIGHTS PREVIEWED, PLUS WEIDMAN, MACHIDA, ROUSEY AND FABER INTERVIEWS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, July 2 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier, Karyn Bryant, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: On UFC TONIGHT, Kenny Florian and guest host Daniel Cormier preview UFC 175. The weekend’s headliners, Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida and Ronda Rousey, are interviewed about their upcoming title fights. Urijah Faber talks about his upcoming UFC 175 bout. Ariel Helwani and Karyn Bryant add reports.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER – BATTLE FOR SPOTS IN FINALE

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, July 2 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: BJ Penn, Frankie Edgar
  • This Week:On this episode of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, the remaining finale spots are determined in two semifinal fights. First, it’s a middleweight battle as Dhiego Lima takes on Roger Zapata. Then, light heavyweights Matt Van Buren and Daniel Spohn bring their heavy hands to the cage, facing off in the most vicious bout of the season.

SPECIAL UFC 175 WEIGH-IN FEATURED AS PART OF AMERICA’S PREGAME, TATE MAKES HER ANALYST DEBUT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Friday, July 4 (6:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Daniel Cormier, Brian Stann, Miesha Tate, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: FOX Sports 1 presents the UFC 175 weigh-in as part of a special 90-minute AMERICA’S PREGAME. The 22 fighters take the scales ahead of the exciting UFC 175, including headliners Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida, Ronda Rousey and Alexis Davis. Current UFC light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier, former UFC middleweight Brian Stann and FOX Sports 1 host Jay Glazer welcome top UFC women’s bantamweight contender Miesha Tate, as she makes her debut as television analyst.

SPECIAL FRIDAY NIGHT UFC TONIGHT LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS FEATURES THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE UFC

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Friday, July 4 (8:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Kenny Florian, Karyn Bryant, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: A special 90-minute Friday edition of UFC TONIGHT takes place in front of a live audience from the stage at Mandalay Bay Events Center. FOX Sports 1’s Jay Glazer hosts the program with UFC TONIGHT’s Kenny Florian, Karyn Bryant and Ariel Helwani, where they breakdown the next day’s action and capture the fanfare that is UFC International Fight Week. They are joined by UFC president Dana White, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, legends Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes and Dan Severn, plus former champions Rashad Evans and Dominick Cruz.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE WEIGH-IN SHOW

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2, Saturday, July 5 (4:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Daniel Cormier, Brian Stann, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: The fighters, including UFC legend BJ Penn and former champion Frankie Edgar and THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Season 19 finalists, tip the scales as they attempt to make weight before the exciting Sunday fights.

UFC 175 PREFIGHT SHOW PREVIEWS WEIDMAN VS. MACHIDA AND ROUSEY VS. DAVIS TITLE FIGHTS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Saturday, July 5 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Brian Stann, Daniel Cormier, Miesha Tate, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: The UFC 175 PREFIGHT SHOW previews the middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and No. 3-ranked Lyoto Machida, and women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and No. 2-ranked Alexis Davis. Host Jay Glazer, UFC lightweight heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier, women’s bantamweight contender Miesha Tate and former middleweight Brian Stann break down the fights.

UFC 175 PRELIMS FEATURE FOUR EXCITING FIGHTS INCLUDING URIJAH FABER

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Saturday, July 5 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • This Week:The two-hour UFC 175 PRELIMS feature an exciting bantamweight bout between No. 2-ranked Urijah Faber (30-7) and No. 11-ranked Alex Caceres (10-5, 1NC). Kenny Robertson (13-3) faces Ildemar Alcantara (20-6) in a welterweight fight. Middleweights Chris Camozzi (19-7) and Bruno Santos (13-1) and bantamweights George Roop (15-11-1) and Rob Font (10-1) kick off the prelims.

UFC 175 POSTFIGHT SHOW RECAPS TWO TITLE FIGHTS, INTERVIEWS WINNERS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Saturday, July 5 (1:30 AM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Daniel Cormier, Brian Stann, Miesha Tate, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week:The UFC ON FOX crew recaps UFC 175 and analyzes the middleweight and women’s bantamweight title fights. The one-hour review also features exclusive interviews with the winners.

SPECIAL SUNDAY UFC TONIGHT LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS FEATURES THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE UFC

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, July 6 (3:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Daniel Cormier, Brian Stann
  • This Week: A special 90-minute Sunday edition of UFC TONIGHT begins live from the UFC Fan Expo at Mandalay Bay, featuring special guest appearances by some of the biggest names in the UFC. The crew welcomes UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and UFC lightweight champion and THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Season 20 coach Anthony Pettis, among others. Additionally, fighters from the previous night of fights join host Jay Glazer, Daniel Cormier and Brian Stann on-set.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE PREFIGHT SHOW PREVIEWS NIGHT’S ACTION

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, July 6 (6:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Daniel Cormier, Brian Stann, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE PREFIGHT SHOW live from inside the arena previews the night of exciting action, including breaking down the battle between coaches and former UFC champions BJ Penn and Frankie Edger.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE PRELIMS FEATURES FOUR EXCITING BOUTS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, July 6 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian
  • This Week: The prelims of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE kicks off the evening of fights with four exciting bouts. Bout order will be announced on Thursday, July 3.

UFC LEGEND BJ PENN FACES FORMER CHAMP EDGAR IN THE UTLIMATE FIGHTER FINALE

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, July 6 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian
  • This Week: In the main event of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE,  the TUF coaches face off in their third battle in the Octagon – UFC legend BJ Penn and former champion Frankie Edgar are preceded on the six-fight main card by TUF Season 19 contestants fighting for a six-figure UFC contract and a Harley Davidson. The main card also features a matchup between heavyweights Derrick Lewis (10-2, 1NC) and Guto Inocente (6-0). Finale bout order will be announced on Thursday, July 3.

FOX SPORTS LIVE RECAPS THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE WITH INTERVIEWS OF WINNERS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, July 6 (12:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Daniel Cormier, Brian Stann, Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: The UFC ON FOX analyst crew joins FOX SPORTS LIVE to recap THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE and analyzes the headlining fight between BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar. The review also features exclusive interviews with the winners of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER.

BOXING

GOMEZ’S AGGRESSIVE STYLE COULD BE DIFFERENCE OVER PAREDES AT FOX FIGHT NIGHT GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS, SAYS MALIGNAGGI

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes, Wednesday, July 9 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Brian Custer, Paulie Malignaggi
  • This Week: An exciting Wednesday night FOX FIGHT NIGHT GOLDEN BOY LIVE! features former world title contender Alfonso Gomez (23-6-2, 12 KOs) against Ed “The Lion” Paredes (35-3-1, 23 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight main event, along with rising stars Joseph Diaz Jr. (10-0, 7 KOs) and Diego De La Hoya (5-0, 4 KOs) live from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. FOX Sports 1 analyst Paulie Malignaggi believes that 33-year-old Gomez has experience that will give him the edge. “I’m a big fan of Alfonso Gomez and his aggressive style. He’s an underrated fighter who’s only lost to the best in the world, and I don’t know if Ed Paredes is going to take him lightly, but if he does, he’s going to be in for a long night. If Paredes is on top of his game, though, this will be an interesting fight to call. Joseph Diaz has a great amateur background and shows a lot of poise in the ring. I expect him to do big things in this game, and I can say the same thing about Diego De La Hoya. They are two of the best prospects in the sport today.”

MLB

FOUR MLB GAMES COMING TO FOX SPORTS & FOX SPORTS 1 THIS SATURDAY WITH REGIONALIZED PRIME-TIME CONTESTS

  • Network: FOX Sports 1, Saturday, July 5 (4:00 PM ET)

o   Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves: Justin Kutcher & C.J. Nitkowski

  • Network/When: FOX Sports Broadcast Network, Saturday, July 5 (7:00 PM ET).

o   Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox: Joe Buck, Tom Verducci, Harold Reynolds & Ken Rosenthal

o   San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres: Matt Vasgersian & Eric Karros

o   Texas Rangers at New York Mets: Kenny Albert & Cliff Floyd

MLB WHIPAROUND CONTINUES ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Network/When/On-air Talent:  FOX Sports 1, weekdays

o   Thursday, July 3 (10:00 PM ET) – Ryan Field, Frank Thomas & Gabe Kapler

o   Friday, July 4 (10:00 PM ET) – Kevin Burkhardt, Frank Thomas & Mark Sweeney

o   Monday, July 7 (10:00 PM ET) – TBD

o   Tuesday, July 8 (10:00 PM ET) – TBD

o   Wednesday, July 9 (9:00 PM ET) – TBD

  • What: This nightly program expands FOX Sports 1’s commitment to baseball coverage with quick-turnaround highlights of in-progress games, MLB news and analysis.  The hour-long program originates from Los Angeles.

NASCAR

NASCAR HEADS TO WORLD CENTER OF RACING FOR JULY 4TH WEEKEND  – When the NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES last competed at Daytona International Speedway — in February’s Daytona 500 — NASCAR’s favorite son broke his lengthy winless streak to punch his ticket to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.  In his return to the “World Center of Racing” on Saturday night, Dale Earnhardt Jr. remains a favorite at the 2.5-mile superspeedway and hopes to become just the sixth driver in history to win the Daytona 500 and the July Daytona race in the same season.  But first he must battle his Hendrick Motorsports teammates, the strong Team Penske contingent and everyone else hoping a win in the “wild card” race paves his or her way to the playoffs.    FOX Sports 1 kicks off July 4th weekend from Daytona with live shoulder programming surrounding the NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES and NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, offers live coverage of all practice and qualifying sessions and shoulder programming telecast on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.   Customers of participating video providers may access the live streams of the race through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS and Android devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com.

NASCAR RACE HUB

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Monday through Thursdays (5:00 PM ET; 9:00 PM ET prime-time special on Thursday, July 3)
  • Talent:  Co-hosts Steve Byrnes, Danielle Trotta and Adam Alexander; Matt Clark, Bob Dillner, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds
  • This Week:  Thursday’s special, prime-time edition, hosted by Steve Byrnes and Matt Clark, includes a Dale Earnhardt Jr. feature; analysis of Danielle Trotta’s interview with NASCAR President Mike Helton; a feature on Jeff Gordon’s remaining window of opportunity to win a fifth championship and Carl Edwards’ chances to win his first; and a look at Turner Scott Motorsports crew member Ashley Parlett.
  • Next Week:  Driver/guest analyst AJ Almendinger on Monday, July 7

NASCAR RACEDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, July 5 (5:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: John Roberts, Jeff Hammond, Kenny Wallace, Krista Voda and Rutledge Wood
  • This WeekJeff Hammond’s sit-down interview with Daytona 500 pole winner and NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES rookie Austin Dillon; a look back at this year’s rookie race as the season approaches the second half; and interviews with Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski, Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson.

MOTOCROSS

SHERWOOD LOOKS TO WIN THIRD IN A ROW AT RED BULL X-FIGHTERS MADRID

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Monday, July 7 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Troy Manering, Andy Bell, reporter Ronnie Renner
  • This Week: The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour makes its third stop of the season at the famous Las Ventas bullfighting ring in the Spanish capital city of Madrid, where New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood looks to win his third straight, after his emphatic victories in the season opener in Mexico City and a spectacular triumph in Osaka, Japan. FOX Sports 1 host Troy Manering believes the competition will challenge Sherwood this time around: “Madrid’s Red Bull X-Fighters stop marks the middle point of the 2014 season and Sherwood is looking to extend his leading position,” says Manering. “However, France’s Thomas Pagès and a strong rider field will make this a tough battle.” After Madrid, Spain, the five-leg tour continues on to Munich, and the world tour final in Pretoria, South Africa. Watch this preview clip featuring some of the best tricks: http://www.redbullxfighters.com/en_US/video/best-tricks-las-ventas-ever

JOCKEY CLUB

JOCKEY CLUB ON FOX SPORTS 1 RETURNS WITH HORSE RACING FROM MONMOUTH PARK

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, July 7 (5:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Host Greg Wolf is joined by analyst Richard Migliore, analyst/handicappers Simon Bray and Andy Serling and reporter Alyssa Ali.
  • This Week: A full weekend of horse racing takes place from Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., culminating with the running of the Grade 3 Salvator Mile and the 63rd running of the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes.

ORIGINALS

TRASH TALK TAKES CENTER STAGE ON BACK OF THE SHOP

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Tuesday, July 8 (8:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Carlos Gomez and Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers, Chris Young of the New York Mets and Super Bowl Champion receiver Plaxico Burress all take their turn with Jordan the barber.
  • This Week: A new series from FOX Sports Originals and Relativity Media, BACK OF THE SHOP showcases some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment as they talk smack, let their opinions fly and share hilarious stories. In this week’s episode, Super Bowl Champion wide receiver Plaxico Burress, New York Mets outfielder Chris Young and the Milwaukee Brewers’ Carlos Gomez and Francisco Rodriguez discuss trash talk on the field, in the stands and even trash talk each other over who’s tougher – baseball or football players.

“We were watching some [NFL] game last year, and somebody had a punctured lung or something like that, and they played through it,” Young says. “A broken arm – they’re out there on the field with a cast on. I’m like, man, in baseball, you get a tweaked hammy and you’re going to shut it down. But going out there day after day after day, I’d have to argue that it takes a toll on your body – not as much, though.”

“I’m trying to figure out how standing in right field with a bag of sunflower seeds in your back pocket takes a toll on your body,” Burress jokes.

“It does, man,” Young responds. “You don’t understand – it’s rough!”