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NASCAR: 25 HOURS OF COVERAGE ON RACING’S BIGGEST WEEKEND

COLLEGE BASEBALL: BIG EAST & BIG 12 CHAMPIONS CROWNED ON FOX SPORTS 1

GOLF: PATRIOT GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP HONORS VETERANS ON MEMORIAL DAY

#ICYMI: Katie Nolan sits down with Odell Beckham Jr. to assess the “Madden Rating” of his day-to-day skills

 

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 NASCAR

FOX SPORTS LIVE FROM CHARLOTTE FOR 25 HOURS ON RACING’S BIGGEST WEEKEND

FOX Sports packs the biggest racing weekend of the year with more than 25 hours of live NASCAR coverage from Charlotte Motor Speedway beginning Thursday, May 21, and continuing through Memorial Day Weekend.  Racing begins with Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race (2:30 PM ET) and culminates with the 56th running of NASCAR’s longest race, the COCA-COLA 600, live on FOX on Sunday, May 24 (6:00 PM ET), with pre-race coverage beginning at 5:30 PM ET with FOX NASCAR SUNDAY.

A special FOX NASCAR SUNDAY is dedicated to military service members who have fallen in the line of duty in the past year. FOX Sports, as it has for several years, recognizes these service members on a graphic scroll displaying their names and service branch.

Jamie Little, who in February became the first female to cover both the DAYTONA 500 and the INDIANAPOLIS 500 for live network TV, is doing “the double” between the Indy 500 and the COCA-COLA 600 this weekend.  Little is traveling with Jeff Gordon to document his day driving the Indy 500 pace car before flying back to Charlotte that afternoon to compete in his final COCA-COLA 600.  The feature airs in Sunday’s FOX pre-race show, after which a longer version airs Monday, May 25 on NASCAR RACE HUB (6:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1). Little has served as a pit reporter for the Indy 500 numerous times.

Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race is the third of four XFINITY Series races broadcast on FOX in 2015.  Adam Alexander calls Saturday’s race alongside Michael Waltrip and driver analyst Clint Bowyer.  Bowyer is one of five NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES drivers announced as part of a rotation in the FOX and FOX Sports 1 booth for FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES season.  Also scheduled as guest analysts are defending NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES champion Kevin Harvick, four-time champion Jeff Gordon, 2012 champ Brad Keselowski and Danica Patrick.

Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag two weeks ago at Kansas in the last point-paying event for the Cup Series.  Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, defending champion Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have locked up spots in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup via wins in the season’s 11 opening races.

In the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES, Chris Buescher leads Ty Dillon leads (-8), followed by defending champion Chase Elliott (-31), Darrell Wallace Jr. (-37) and Brian Scott (-42) after 10 races.  On-track action from Charlotte begins Thursday, May 21 at 2:30 PM ET on FOX Sports 1 with NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES practice.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACING

  • Network/When:  FOX & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 24 (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Play-by-play announcer Mike Joy; analysts Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds; reporters Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum

FOX NASCAR SUNDAY PRE-RACE SHOW

  • Network/When: FOX & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 24 (5:30 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Host Chris Myers; analysts Darrell Waltrip and Michael Waltrip; reporters Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
  • This Week:  A special FOX NASCAR SUNDAY is dedicated to military service members who have fallen in the line of duty in the past year. FOX Sports recognizes these service members on a graphic scroll displaying their names and service branch.  In addition, Jamie Little travels with Jeff Gordon to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday to document his day as he drives the Indianapolis 500 pace car before flying back to Charlotte to compete in the COCA-COLA 600. A feature on his day airs on FOX NASCAR SUNDAY.

LARRY MCREYNOLDS ON WHAT DRIVER COULD BEAT JIMMIE JOHNSON OR KEVIN HARVICK ON A MILE-AND-A-HALF TRACK: 

“Kurt Busch, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski or Martin Truex Jr. are the best bets to dethrone Johnson and Harvick at a mile-and-a-half track at this time.  If I had to choose just one, I’d go with Logano.  But the one thing his team is having a tough time with right now is keeping up with the track as it changes throughout the race.  They’re fast at the beginning of the race and can lead a bunch of laps, but need to be more aggressive with their adjustments as the track changes during the course of the race.”

DARRELL WALTRIP ON WHETHER JIMMIE JOHNSON CAN MATCH DALE EARNHARDT BOTH IN NUMBER OF WINS (76) AND CHAMPIONSHIPS (SEVEN) THIS SEASON:

“Johnson will match Dale Earnhardt’s 76 wins this year.  His car is good enough, and the new aerodynamics and horsepower package seems to suit him well.  Whether he gets that seventh championship this year, though, is too hard to say this early in the season.  If his car runs like it has been running, Johnson stands a good chance.  He’s in great shape and winning a lot, and that’s what it will take to close the deal.”

JEFF HAMMOND ON THE MOMENTUM DENNY HAMLIN AND THE NO. 11 TEAM CARRY INTO THE COCA-COLA 600 WITH THEIR ALL-STAR WIN: 

“It’s huge.  You come in knowing you are capable of coming up with the right setup at this track.  You’re confident you understand what went on Saturday night and how it will translate to Sunday night.  You’ll put that type of setup in your car for the 600.  You brought a great race car to the All-Star Race but should be bringing a better car for the 600 because it’s a long race and you need a car that will take a lot of adjustments and be well-balanced.”

NASCAR RACEDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 24  (4:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Host Danielle Trotta; analysts Larry McReynolds and Kenny Wallace; reporters Alan Cavanna and Kaitlyn Vincie
  • This Week: A feature with Kenny Wallace and Kasey Kahne at Fort Bragg; an interview with Denny Hamlin; a piece on the relationship Barney Visser, a Vietnam War vet and owner of the No. 78 Chevrolet team, has with the family of a fallen Vietnam War soldier with whom he first became acquainted at their induction ceremony in Denver, who are his guests at Charlotte on Sunday; and the “24 Salute” reflects on Jeff Gordon’s first win and early racing days.

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACING

  • Network/When: FOX & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 23 (2:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander; analysts Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip; reporters Vince Welch, Jamie Little and Matt Yocum

NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY

  • Network/When:  FOX & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 23 (2:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Host Danielle Trotta; analyst Larry McReynolds; reporters Vince Welch, Jamie Little and Matt Yocum

NASCAR RACE HUB & NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, May 20 (6:00 PM ET), Thursday, May 21 (5:00 PM ET); Friday, May 22 (6:00 PM ET), Monday, May 25-Thursday, May 28 (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Co-hosts Adam Alexander, John Roberts and Danielle Trotta; analysts Larry McReynolds, Jeff Hammond and Wally Dallenbach; reporters Alan Cavanna, Andrew Doud and Kaitlyn Vincie
  • This Week:  On Wednesday, May 20, live coverage of the announcement revealing the five new members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Ryan Blaney in-studio and Kaitlyn Vincie is with the Chip Ganassi Racing drivers at the “Little 600,” an annual go-kart race preceding the COCA-COLA 600; On Thursday, May 21, the debut of a new video from Darrell Wallace Jr. featuring Danielle Trotta and Larry McReynolds, and Andrew Doud goes for a ride-along with David Ragan at Charlotte Motor Speedway; on Friday, May 22, a feature about the 1975 World 600, which marked the first career start for Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty’s first 600 win; an interview with Chase Elliott as he prepares for his first Coca-Cola 600, a feature on the No. 20 Toyota rear-tire changer, who is a former Marine, and a profile on a fan who has attended the Charlotte race for 30 years, setting up his motorhome with a white picket fence, fake lawn and mailbox each year.
  • Next Week:  Driver/guest analyst AJ Allmendinger on Monday, May 25; driver/guest analyst Joey Logano on Tuesday, May 26

 

MLB

REGIONALIZED PRIMETIME MLB COVERAGE SATURDAY ON FOX SPORTS & NATIONAL GAME OF THE WEEK AIRS ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 30
    • Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers: Brian Anderson & Bob Brenly (4:00 PM ET)
  • Network/When: FOX Sports, Saturday, May 30
    • Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals: Joe Buck, Tom Verducci, Harold Reynolds & Ken Rosenthal (7:00 PM ET)
    • Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers: Kenny Albert, Eric Karros & Jon Paul Morosi (7:00 PM ET)
    • Kansas City Royals at Chicago Cubs: Len Kasper & CJ Nitkowski
  • This Week: The MLB on FOX Sports 1 pregame show is preempted this week

MLB WHIPAROUND

  • Network/When/On-air Talent: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, weekdays
    • Thursday, May 21 (12:00 AM ET) Talent: Kevin Burkhardt, Frank Thomas & Mark Sweeney
    • Friday, May 22 (8:00 PM ET) Talent: Ryan Field, Frank Thomas & Mark Sweeney
    • Monday, May 25 (7:00 PM ET) Talent: Greg Wolf, CJ Nitkowski & Jon Paul Morosi
    • Tuesday, May 26 (7:00 PM ET) Talent: Chris Myers, CJ Nitkowski & Jon Paul Morosi
    • Wednesday, May 27 (7:00 PM ET) Talent: Chris Myers, CJ Nitkowski & Jon Paul Morosi
  • Show Description: MLB WHIPAROUND is FOX Sports 1’s nightly in-progress highlights and analysis studio show.  The 60-minute program features live look-ins at games from across the country, courtesy of FOX Sports’ Regional Sports Networks, in addition to recaps and analysis from some of the games most respected journalists and former players.

COLLEGE SPORTS

BASEBALL: BIG EAST AND BIG 12 CHAMPIONS CROWNED SUNDAY ON FOX SPORTS 1 AND FOX SPORTS 2

  • Matchup/Network/When/Talent:
    • Sunday, May 24:
      • Big 12 Championship Final
      • FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO (1:00 PM ET)
      • Dave Barnett and Pat Combs
      • BIG EAST Championship Final Game 1
      • FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO (2:00 PM ET)
      • Rich Ackerman and Jason Isringhausen
      • BIG EAST Championship Final Game 2 (if necessary)
      • FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO (5:30 PM ET)
      • Rich Ackerman and Jason Isringhausen
  • This Week: The BIG EAST and Big 12 conferences crown their baseball champions this weekend on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. On Sunday, May 24, at 1:00 PM ET, the last two teams standing in the Big 12 Championship take the diamond at Oneok Field in Tulsa, Okla., with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line. Then, at 2:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 2, the BIG EAST’s two remaining squads hit the field at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., looking to punch their tickets into the national bracket. In the tournament’s double-elimination format, a possible second championship game could be played later that evening, also on FOX Sports 2.

 

ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN TAKES ON SPORTS’ BIGGEST STORIES SUNDAYS AT 9:30 PM ET

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 24 (9:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Katie Nolan
  • This Week: Katie Nolan continues to tackle the hottest topics in sports, interjecting her wit, sarcasm and comedy in the weekly show GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN on FOX Sports 1. This week, Katie breaks down today’s mind-numbing stadium experience, checks in on our Google sports searches, and talks with comedian Nick Swardson about his beloved Vikings.

STUDIO SHOWS

FOX SPORTS LIVE – NBA AND NHL PLAYOFF RECAPS NIGHTLY, MLB HIGHLIGHTS, NFL OWNERS MEETING COVERAGE, UFC 187 PREVIEWS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Charissa Thompson, Don Bell, Ryan Field, Donny Marshall, Petros Papadakis, Bill Reiter.
  • This Week: FOX Sports 1’s flagship nightly highlight, news and opinion show rolls on this week featuring extended highlights and analysis, covering the action from across the spectrum of sports. With both the NBA and NHL playoffs reaching their conference final stages, FOX SPORTS LIVE has it covered, recapping all of the nightly action off the top of the show. FOX Sports 1 analyst and former NBA veteran Donny Marshall is in studio, breaking down all of the night’s biggest moments from the hardwood. On the NHL front, coverage continues with highlights and postgame reactions live from site at the conclusion of games. The Major League Baseball schedule is in full swing and highlights come in nightly from around the league. The spring NFL Owners Meetings are underway in San Francisco this week and through three days there have yet to be any shortage of headlines. FOX Sports 1 NFL reporters Mike Garafolo and Peter Schrager are on hand covering all of the daily storylines, providing insights and updates throughout the remainder of the week. In preparation for Saturday night’s UFC 187 championship pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, FOX SPORTS LIVE ramps up coverage, featuring an interview with UFC president Dana White on Thursday night, hits from the event weigh-in on Friday and extensive postfight integration live from site on Saturday evening.

AMERICA’S PREGAME – NIGHTLY PLAYOFF GAME PREVIEWS, PREEMPTED THURSDAY, LIVE FRIDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, weekdays (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Mike Hill, Molly McGrath, Corey Maggette, Donny Marshall, Kirk Morrison, Ephraim Salaam, Brian Scalabrine, Jenny Taft, Frank Thomas.
  • This Week: APG is off-air Thursday of this week during the NASCAR XFinity Series final practice from Charlotte. The show returns Friday in its normal 5:00 PM ET window, Amidst one of the most active pressure points on the sports calendar, APG continues to set the stage for all of the nightly action, including extensive preview coverage of the NBA and NHL playoffs. With games beginning in the early evening, the show goes to site, getting live reports from local correspondents who have covered the playoff teams throughout their regular seasons and provide insights and analysis in advance of each night’s biggest postseason games.

SOCCER

MLS SOCCER SUNDAY CONTINUES WITH DOUBLEHEADER ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Matchup/Network/When:
    • New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union, FOX Sports 1/FOX Sports GO, FOX Deportes, Sunday, May 24 (5:00 PM ET)
    • San Jose Earthquakes vs. Orlando City SC, FOX Sports 1/FOX Sports GO, FOX Deportes, Sunday, May 24 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: JP Dellacamera calls the first match alongside Brad Friedel and Grant Wahl reporting from the sideilne. John Strong calls the second match with Alexi Lalas and sideline reporter Julie Stewart-Binks.

 

GOLF

FOX SPORTS TEAMS WITH FOLDS OF HONOR TO PRESENT THE PATRIOT GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Monday, May 25 (3:00PM ET)
  • This Week: Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled in combat while serving in the United States armed forces, has teamed with FOX Sports to present the inaugural Patriot Golf Championship. Golfers around the nation submit their 18-hole score to compete against a professional golfer of their choice, with the pro’s scores being revealed on-air on FOX Sports 1 on Memorial Day. Tune in to see who can top the pros while raising money for a deserving cause.

 UFC

UFC 187 HEADLINING TITLE FIGHT COMES DOWN TO CORMIER’S WRESTLING VS. JOHNSON’S STRIKING, SAYS FOX UFC ANALYST CRUZ

This weekend’s UFC 187: JOHNSON VS. CORMIER features two thrilling championship fights including Anthony Johnson facing Daniel Cormier for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title and middleweight champion Chris Weidman defending his belt against Vitor Belfort. In the headliner, FOX UFC analyst Dominick Cruz believes it’s a battle of styles. “At the end of the day, it’s DC’s wrestling versus Johnson’s striking. To be successful, Cormier has to go out there and put the pressure on Johnson and take the fight to him.” FOX Sports 1 airs the UFC 187 PREFIGHT SHOW (7:00 PM ET), UFC 187 PRELIMS (8:00 PM ET) and UFC 187 POSTFIGHT SHOW on Saturday, May 23. Watch the FOX SPORTS 1 UFC 187: JOHNSON VS. CORMIER preview: http://www.foxsports.com/video/UFC?vid=446619715645

UFC TONIGHT: UFC 187 PREVIEW, CORMIER AND WEIDMAN INTERVIEWS, CRUZ AND BISPING GUEST HOST

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, May 20 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Ariel Helwani, Michael Bisping, Dominick Cruz
  • This Week: With two title fights at UFC 187 this Saturday, Karyn Bryant and guest hosts Michael Bisping and Dominick Cruz break down the fights, then interview light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier and middleweight champion Chris Weidman.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: ­BATTLE WOUNDS

Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, May 20 (10:00 PM ET)

  • Talent: Dana White, Dan Lambert, Glenn Robinson
  • This Week: This week on THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, one of the fighters struggles to cope with the devastation of his loss, putting the future of his team at risk. Tensions in the house continue to rise when two fighters who previously fought in the Octagon rip open old wounds. Both teams face a crossroads as they enter the 50-point fight bracket and the pressure of the competition is taken to the next level. Click the link to see a preview: http://bit.ly/1BcrIdm

FOX SPORTS LIVE PRESENTS TUF TALK, RECAPS LATEST EPISODE

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, May 20 (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Dominick Cruz
  • This Week: Host Karyn Bryant and analyst Dominick Cruz discuss the latest episode of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER with American Top Team’s Hayder Hassan and Jason Jackson from the Blackzilians. Cruz then breaks down this week’s fight.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-INS FEATURE ANALYSIS FROM FORMER BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMP CRUZ

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, May 22 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Michael Bisping, Dominick Cruz and Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: The FOX SPORTS 1 UFC 187 WEIGH-INS features host Jay Glazer with analysts Michael Bisping and Dominick Cruz breaking down the fighters on the card as they attempt to make weight. Ariel Helwani interviews fighters during the show.                            

FOX SPORTS 1 UFC 187 PREFIGHT SHOW: TWO TITLE FIGHTS PREVIEWED

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 23 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Michael Bisping, Dominick Cruz and Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: Host Glazer and analysts Bisping and Cruz preview the exciting night of fights, including the light heavyweight title fight between Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier and the middleweight bout between champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. Glazer, Bisping and Cruz also analyze the other matchups on the main card and prelims.

FOX SPORTS 1 UFC 187 PRELIMS FEATURE FOUR EXCITING BOUTS 

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 23 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Joe Rogan, Mike Goldberg
  • This Week: The two-hour FOX SPORTS 1 UFC 187 PRELIMS feature four exciting bouts, including a key flyweight matchup between No. 1 ranked John Dodson (17-6) and No. 9 Zach Makovsky (19-5). No. 8 ranked welterweight Dong Hyun Kim (19-3-1, 1NC) faces Josh Burkman (28-11), while middleweights Uriah Hall (11-4) and Rafael Natal (19-6-1) face off. No. 4 ranked strawweight Rose Namajunas (3-2) and Nina Ansaroff (6-4) get the prelims started.

UFC 187 POSTFIGHT SHOW ON FOX SPORTS 1 RECAPS TITLE FIGHTS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 23 (1:30 AM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Glazer, Michael Bisping, Dominick Cruz and Ariel Helwani
  • This Week: Host Glazer and analysts Bisping and Cruz break down the evening’s biggest bouts including the headliner between Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier. They also interview the winner of the middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort.

UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER: DOS ANJOS ON THE BRINK, ALVES INTERVIEW AND TORRES FULL BLAST

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 24 (12:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik
  • This Week: Watch Rafael Dos Anjos’ never-before-told account of one of the biggest upsets in UFC title fight history. From extraordinary fight week access, to never-before-seen angles of the Brazilian’s brilliant five rounds that shocked Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Then, resurgent welterweight Thiago Alves sits down with Jon Anik in Florida to discuss his recent impressive performances and his ongoing hunt for UFC gold. Plus, women’s strawweight contender Tecia Torres gives her exclusive Octagonside commentary as two of her biggest rivals, Carla Esparza and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, battle for the Strawweight belt.

BOXING

10-ROUND LIGHTWEIGHT BATTLE BETWEEN GESTA VS. MOLINA HEADLINE GOLDEN BOY’S FOX FIGHT NIGHT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Friday, May 22 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Beto Duran, Doug Fischer and Jessica Rosales
  • This Week: Philadelphia’s Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter (19-3, 9 KOs) kicks off Memorial Day Weekend when he faces seasoned contender Antonio Escalante (29-7, 20 KOs) of El Paso, Texas in a 10-round super welterweight bout as the main event for Golden Boy Live. Then, Southern California native and unbeaten featherweight Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (17-0-1, 12 KOs) is featured in a 10-round co-main televised event. Added to the action, in the televised opening bout, Chinese heavyweight sensation Taishan (4-0, 2 KOs), faces Lance Gauche in a four-round heavyweight opening televised bout.

 

SPECIALS

RUDY & NEAL GO FISHING FEATURES STORY OF HEALING THROUGH SPORT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Monday, May 25 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Neal Stark, Rudy Watt
  • This Week: RUDY & NEAL GO FISHING is a story about fishing as therapy – a nontraditional approach to help veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The show features Neal Stark, a hairdresser working in South Florida, who is also a tournament angler. In his spare time, he runs a non-profit foundation called Fishing with America’s Finest and takes veterans suffering from PTSD to fish as a form of recreational therapy. Watch the unlikely pairing of Neal and Army veteran Rudy Watt, who head out together for the first time. While on the trip, Rudy begins to heal and open up to Neal. Watch a preview here: https://vimeo.com/91612525

 

FOX Sports Announces Television Schedule for FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015™

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Record 16 Matches Scheduled for Over-the-Air Broadcast on FOX;

First on Broadcast TV Since 2003

All 52 Matches Air Live on FOX, FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports 2;

Every Match and Program Streamed Live on FOX Sports GO & Alternate Streams Offered

 New York — FOX Sports is planning the most expansive and comprehensive multi-platform coverage ever of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ when the 2015 tournament in Canada kicks-off in just over two weeks, including an unprecedented 16 matches airing live on FOX broadcast network.

FOX Sports is televising all 52 games live from six cities across Canada between June 6 and July 5, live on FOX; FOX Sports 1, America’s fastest growing sports network; and FOX Sports 2.  Digitally, all games are available on tablets and mobile devices via the FOX Sports GO app and online at www.FOXSportsGO.com.

No broadcast network has ever televised 16 FIFA Women’s or Men’s World Cup matches in a single tournament, and the 2015 event marks the first time since 2003 that any FIFA Women’s World Cup™ matches are scheduled for over-the-air broadcast in the U.S.  In addition to the 16 matches committed to FOX, five of which are in primetime and include one semifinal, the third place match on July 4 and the final on July 5, FOX Sports 1 carries 29 matches, including all eight in the round of 16, two quarterfinals and one semifinal.  The remaining seven games are slated for FOX Sports 2.

Combining games with anticipated pregame, postgame and complementary programming, FOX Sports is expected to provide almost 200 hours of coverage from FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ averaging between six and seven hours a day over the month-long tournament.

Calling FOX Sports’ coverage of the 52 matches are Glenn Davis & Christine Latham; JP Dellacamera, Cat Whitehill & Tony DiCicco; Jenn Hildreth & Kyndra de St. Aubin; Justin Kutcher & Aly Wagner; and John Strong & Danielle Slaton.  In addition, Angela Hucles also provides game analysis. Dellacamera, Whitehill and DiCicco have been assigned to the three U.S. games in the group stage: Monday, June 8 vs. Australia (7:30 PM ET/FOX Sports 1), Friday, June 12 vs. Sweden (8:00 PM ET/FOX) and Tuesday, June 16 vs. Nigeria (8:00 PM ET/FOX).

Complementing FOX Sports’ extensive live match coverage all month is studio programming originating from its specially-constructed set located at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver.  FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY provides pre-match, halftime, post-match and bridge show coverage, while FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT offers the definitive last word on the day’s action.  Most matches are preceded by a 60-minute edition of FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY, though there are occasional 30- and 90-minute shows. Leading-off FOX Sports’ FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015™ coverage is FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP SPECIAL, a live one-hour preview show airing on the eve of match play, Friday, June 5 (7:30-8:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1.  Besides FOX Sports’ Women’s World Cup-specific programs, ample tournament coverage is planned daily on FOX Sports 1’s signature news programs AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE.

Kate Abdo and Rob Stone share anchor duties for FOX Sports’ studio coverage from Vancouver and are joined analysts Monica Gonzalez, Ariane Hingst, Alexi Lalas, Christine Latham, Heather Mitts, Leslie Osborne, Kelly Smith, Eric Wynalda and Dr. Joe Machnik.  In addition to her match analysis, Hucles also contributes to studio coverage.

Jenny Taft, Julie Stewart-Binks and Grant Wahl serve as reporters during the four-week event.  Taft has been assigned the major role of being embedded with the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT), providing in-depth reports, breaking news and features on the squad throughout the tournament as she has since World Cup Qualifying.  Stewart-Binks, a native Canadian, serves as a roving reporter, and is expected to report from at least 11 different games in four different cities during the group stage.  Wahl serves as correspondent-at-large, covering the wide-array of stories that develop naturally during a month-long tournament.

On the digital front, besides all matches and studio programs being streamed live on FOX Sports GO, the critically-acclaimed mobile app also offers three alternate streams during the tournament.  The first, Match 360, offers exclusive backstage access to the walk players take from locker room to field and pregame warm-ups before every game, in-progress highlights throughout matches and post-match press conferences.  A second feed offers a non-stop in-game view from the tactical cameras showing all 22 players, while the third feed comes directly from cable-cam as it flies above the field during play.  The Tactical Cam feed is available for 41 of the 52 matches, while the Cable Cam feed is available for 23.  Finally, FOX Sports Digital video offers extended versions of more than 60 player profiles and team features produced specifically for FOX Sports’ coverage of the Women’s World Cup.

The last five FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournaments were televised by ESPN or ESPN-related networks and game coverage featured 32 matches in 1999, 2007 and 2011; 18 matches in 2003; and six matches in 1995.  ABC last broadcast FIFA Women’s World Cup™ matches over the air in 2003, carrying three.  ABC combined to air seven FIFA Women’s World Cup™ matches in the three tournaments from 1995 to 2003.

FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015 GROUP ASSIGNMENTS

(Includes match venue, city & province)

Group A                                                                     Group B        

Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta      Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa, Ontario

Canada                                                                       Côte D’Ivoire*

China PR                                                                    Germany

Netherlands*                                                               Norway

New Zealand                                                               Thailand*

Group C                                                                     Group D

BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia                Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cameroon*                                                                   Australia

Ecuador*                                                                       Nigeria

Japan                                                                            Sweden

Switzerland*                                                                  USA

Group E                                                                     Group F

Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec                     Moncton Stadium, Moncton, New Brunswick

Brazil                                                                             Columbia

Costa Rica*                                                                   England

Korea Republic                                                             France

Spain*                                                                           Mexico

*Denote countries making first appearance in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.

 

 

FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015 MATCH TELECAST SCHEDULE

FOX, FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports 2

(All times ET; Subject to change)

 

 

Day/Date           Time (ET)    Group       Match                                       Location           Network

Sat., June 6      6:00 PM            A          Canada vs China PR                  Edmonton         FOX Sports 1

9:00 PM            A          New Zealand vs Netherlands      Edmonton         FOX Sports 2

Sun., June 7      1:00 PM            B          Norway vs Thailand                   Ottawa              FOX

4:00 PM            B          Germany vs Côte d’Ivoire           Ottawa              FOX

Mon., June 8     4:00 PM            D          Sweden vs Nigeria                     Winnipeg          FOX

7:00 PM            C          Cameroon vs Ecuador               Vancouver        FOX Sports 2

7:30 PM            D          USA vs Australia                       Winnipeg          FOX Sports 1

10:00 PM          C          Japan vs Switzerland                 Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

Tue., June 9      1:00 PM            F          France vs England                    Moncton           FOX

4:00 PM            F          Colombia vs Mexico                  Moncton           FOX

4:00 PM            E          Spain vs Costa Rica                  Montreal           FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM            E          Brazil vs Korea Republic            Montreal           FOX Sports 1

Thur., June 11   4:00 PM            B          Germany vs Norway                  Ottawa              FOX Sports 1

6:00 PM            A          China PR vs Netherlands           Edmonton         FOX Sports 2

7:00 PM            B          Côte d’Ivoire vs Thailand            Ottawa              FOX Sports 1

9:00 PM            A          Canada vs New Zealand            Edmonton         FOX Sports 1

Fri., June 12      5:00 PM            D          Australia vs Nigeria                    Winnipeg          FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM            C          Switzerland vs Ecuador             Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

8:00 PM            D          USA vs Sweden                        Winnipeg          FOX

10:00 PM          C          Japan vs Cameroon                  Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

Sat., June 13     1:00 PM            F          France vs Colombia                  Moncton           FOX

4:00 PM            F          England vs Mexico                    Moncton           FOX

4:00 PM            E          Brazil vs Spain                          Montreal           FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM            E          Korea Republic vs Costa Rica    Montreal           FOX Sports 2

Mon., June 15   4:00 PM            B          Thailand vs Germany                 Winnipeg          FOX

4:00 PM            B          Côte d’Ivoire vs Norway             Moncton           FOX Sports 1

7:30 PM            A          Netherlands vs Canada              Montreal           FOX Sports 1

7:30 PM            A          China PR vs New Zealand          Winnipeg          FOX Sports 2

Tue., June 16    5:00 PM            C          Ecuador vs Japan                     Winnipeg          FOX Sports 1

5:00 PM            C          Switzerland vs Cameroon           Edmonton         FOX Sports 2

8:00 PM            D          Nigeria vs USA                          Vancouver        FOX

8:00 PM            D          Australia vs Sweden                  Edmonton         FOX Sports 1

Wed., June 17   4:00 PM            F          Mexico vs France                      Ottawa              FOX

4:00 PM            F          England vs Colombia                Montreal           FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM            E          Costa Rica vs Brazil                  Moncton           FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM            E          Korea Republic vs Spain           Ottawa              FOX Sports 2

Sat., June 20     4:00 PM                        Round of 16                              Ottawa              FOX Sports 1

7:30 PM                        Round of 16                              Edmonton         FOX Sports 1

Sun., June 21    1:00 PM                        Round of 16                              Moncton           FOX Sports 1

4:00 PM                        Round of 16                              Montreal           FOX Sports 1

7:30 PM                        Round of 16                              Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

Mon., June 22   5:00 PM                        Round of 16                              Ottawa              FOX Sports 1

8:00 PM                        Round of 16                              Edmonton         FOX Sports 1

Tue., June 23    10:00 PM                      Round of 16                              Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

Fri., June 26      4:00 PM                        Quarterfinal                               Montreal           FOX

7:30 PM                        Quarterfinal                               Ottawa              FOX

Sat., June 27     4:00 PM                        Quarterfinal                               Edmonton         FOX Sports 1

7:30 PM                        Quarterfinal                               Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

Tue., June 30    7:00 PM                        Semifinal                                  Montreal           FOX

Wed., July 1      7:00 PM                        Semifinal                                  Edmonton         FOX Sports 1

Sat., July 4       4:00 PM                        Third Place Match                      Edmonton         FOX

Sun., July 5       7:00 PM                        Final                                         Vancouver        FOX

 

 

FOX SPORTS’ FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015 COMPLETE TELECAST SCHEDULE

FOX, FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports 2

(All times ET; Subject to change)

 

 

Day/Date           Time (ET)    Group       Program/Match                        Location           Network

Fri., June 5        7:30 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP SPECIAL FOX Sports 1

Sat., June 6      5:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

6:00 PM            A          Canada vs China PR                 Edmonton        FOX Sports 1

8:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 2

9:00 PM            A          New Zealand vs Netherlands    Edmonton        FOX Sports 2

2:00 AM*                       FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Sun., June 7      12:00 PM                      FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

1:00 PM            B          Norway vs Thailand                  Ottawa              FOX

3:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

4:00 PM            B          Germany vs Côte d’Ivoire         Ottawa              FOX

12:00 AM*                     FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Mon., June 8     3:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

4:00 PM            D          Sweden vs Nigeria                   Winnipeg         FOX

6:30 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1 & 2

7:00 PM            C          Cameroon vs Ecuador              Vancouver        FOX Sports 2

7:30 PM            D          USA vs Australia                      Winnipeg         FOX Sports 1

9:30 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

10:00 PM          C          Japan vs Switzerland               Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

2:00 AM*                       FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Tue., June 9      12:00 PM                      FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

1:00 PM            F          France vs England                   Moncton           FOX

3:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX & FOX Sports 1

4:00 PM            F          Colombia vs Mexico                 Moncton           FOX

4:00 PM            E          Spain vs Costa Rica                 Montreal           FOX Sports 1

6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM            E          Brazil vs Korea Republic          Montreal           FOX Sports 1

11:00 PM                      FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Thur., June 11   3:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

4:00 PM            B          Germany vs Norway                 Ottawa              FOX Sports 1

5:30 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 2

6:00 PM            A          China PR vs Netherlands          Edmonton        FOX Sports 2

6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM            B          Côte d’Ivoire vs Thailand          Ottawa FOX Sports 1

9:00 PM            A          Canada vs New Zealand           Edmonton        FOX Sports 1

12:00 AM*                     FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports1

 

Fri., June 12      4:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

5:00 PM            D          Australia vs Nigeria                  Winnipeg         FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM            C          Switzerland vs Ecuador           Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

8:00 PM            D          USA vs Sweden                        Winnipeg         FOX

9:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

10:00 PM          C          Japan vs Cameroon                 Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

1:00 AM*                       FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Sat., June 13     12:00 PM                      FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

1:00 PM            F          France vs Colombia                 Moncton           FOX

3:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

3:30 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

4:00 PM            F          England vs Mexico                   Moncton           FOX

4:00 PM            E          Brazil vs Spain                         Montreal           FOX Sports 1

6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM            E          Korea Republic vs Costa Rica  Montreal           FOX Sports 2

12:00 AM*                     FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Mon., June 15   3:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX & FOX Sports 1

4:00 PM            B          Thailand vs Germany               Winnipeg         FOX

4:00 PM            B          Côte d’Ivoire vs Norway            Moncton           FOX Sports 1

6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1 & 2

7:30 PM            A          Netherlands vs Canada Montreal           FOX Sports 1

7:30 PM            A          China PR vs New Zealand        Winnipeg         FOX Sports 2

10:00 PM                      FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Tue., June 16    4:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1 & 2

5:00 PM            C          Ecuador vs Japan                    Winnipeg         FOX Sports 1

5:00 PM            C          Switzerland vs Cameroon        Edmonton        FOX Sports 2

7:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX & FOX Sports 1

8:00 PM            D          Nigeria vs USA                         Vancouver        FOX

8:00 PM            D          Australia vs Sweden                 Edmonton        FOX Sports 1

11:00 PM                      FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Wed., June 17   3:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX & FOX Sports 1

4:00 PM            F          Mexico vs France                     Ottawa              FOX

4:00 PM            F          England vs Colombia               Montreal           FOX Sports 1

6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1 & 2

7:00 PM            E          Costa Rica vs Brazil                 Moncton           FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM            E          Korea Republic vs Spain          Ottawa              FOX Sports 2

12:00 AM*                     FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Sat., June 20     3:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

4:00 PM                        Round of 16                             Ottawa              FOX Sports 1

6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

7:30 PM                        Round of 16                             Edmonton        FOX Sports 1

1:00 AM*                       FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Sun., June 21    12:00 PM                      FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

1:00 PM                        Round of 16                             Moncton           FOX Sports 1

3:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

4:00 PM                        Round of 16                             Montreal           FOX Sports 1

6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

7:30 PM                        Round of 16                             Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

9:30 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Mon., June 22   4:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

5:00 PM                        Round of 16                             Ottawa              FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

8:00 PM                        Round of 16                             Edmonton        FOX Sports 1

12:00 AM*                     FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Tue., June 23    9:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

10:00 PM                      Round of 16                             Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

1:00 AM*                       FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Fri., June 26      3:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

4:00 PM                        Quarterfinal                              Montreal           FOX

7:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

7:30 PM                        Quarterfinal                              Ottawa              FOX

12:00 AM*                     FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX

Sat., June 27     3:30 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

4:00 PM                        Quarterfinal                              Edmonton        FOX Sports 1

6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

7:30 PM                        Quarterfinal                              Vancouver        FOX Sports 1

2:00 AM*                       FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Tue., June 30    6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

7:00 PM                        Semifinal                                 Montreal           FOX

10:00 PM                      FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

Wed., July 1      6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX Sports 1

7:00 PM                        Semifinal                                 Edmonton        FOX Sports 1  

12:00 AM*                     FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Sat., July 4       3:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

4:00 PM                        Third Place Match                    Edmonton        FOX

6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

Sun., July 5       6:00 PM                        FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY               FOX

7:00 PM                        Final                                        Vancouver        FOX

10:00 PM                      FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT FOX Sports 1

*Plus 1 day

– FOX SPORTS –

FOX Sports Announces Five Broadcast Teams for FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015

fox-sports-logoAnnouncers & Analysts Bring Wide-Ranging On-Air & On-Field Experience

To World’s Biggest Women’s Sports Event

Dellacamera, Whitehill & DiCicco Draw U.S. Matches in Group Stage

New York – FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015 is set to begin in exactly 24 days, and today FOX Sports unveils the five gifted broadcast teams set to call game action during the network’s unprecedented coverage from Canada beginning Saturday, June 6. The announcement was made today by David Neal, FIFA Women’s World Cup on FOX Executive Producer.

The broadcast teams FOX Sports has developed to call the Women’s World Cup mix many of the top play-by-play voices in American soccer with former standout players on the international stage.  Below are the teams listed in alphabetical order by play-by-play announcer (left):

Glenn Davis & Christine Latham

JP Dellacamera, Cat Whitehill & Tony DiCicco

Jenn Hildreth & Kyndra de St. Aubin

Justin Kutcher & Aly Wagner

John Strong & Danielle Slaton

In addition, Angela Hucles, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who helped the U.S. Women’s National Team to a pair of third-place Women’s World Cup finishes as a midfielder, is also assigned to analyze games in the tournament.

Together the play-by-play announcers have combined broadcasting experience spanning 15 World Cups and four Olympic Games, and boast innumerable seasons calling international and domestic club soccer competitions and big-game assignments.  The game analysts, former international soccer stars and the winningest coach in U.S. international history, have extensive on-field experience, playing or coaching at the highest level.  The group has a combined for six Olympic Gold medals, eight World Cup appearances, one World Cup championship, plus a host of domestic club soccer victories.

“Our dynamic group of game commentators brings world-class knowledge and diverse experience to our coverage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup,” Neal said. “Each has their own unique style and perspective on the game and as a group they are ideally suited to our unprecedented coverage of the world’s most important women’s sports event.”

The U.S. Women’s National Team has three matches scheduled in the Group Stage, and Dellacamera, Whitehill and DiCicco call each one.  The first is Monday, June 8 in Winnipeg against Australia (FOX Sports 1, 7:30 PM ET); followed by Friday June 12 versus Sweden, also in Winnipeg (FOX, 8:00 PM ET); and Tuesday, June 16 against Nigeria in Vancouver (FOX, 8:00 PM ET.  Remaining Group Stage network and broadcast team assignments are coming at a later date.  Dellacamera, Whitehill and DiCicco called last weekend’s 3-0 U.S. Send-Off Series victory over Ireland, and also call this Sunday’s (3/17) match in Los Angeles against Mexico.  Pre-match coverage begins at 9:00 PM ET with action beginning at 9:30 PM ET

FOX Sports recently announced the studio analysts headlining the network’s pregame, halftime and postgame coverage of the Women’s World Cup, as well as live hits into FOX Sports 1 signature programs AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE. Alexi Lalas, Heather Mitts, Eric Wynalda, Leslie Osborne, Angela Hucles, Kelly Smith, Ariane Hingst, Monica Gonzalez, Christine Latham and Dr. Joe Machnik are joined by hosts Kate Abdo and Rob Stone from a brand-new state-of-the-art studio in Vancouver beginning Thursday, June 4.

Thumbnail biographies on each play-by-play announcer and analyst, in alphabetical order by play-by-play announcer, are below:

Glenn Davis is a seasoned soccer announcer, having called FIFA World Cup matches on television and radio for ESPN; the Olympics for NBC; and MLS matches on several national and local channels. Davis has lent his voice to FOX Sports’ coverage of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), CONCACAF Champions League and U.S. Men’s Youth National Teams.

Christine Latham played with the Canadian Women’s National Team for over a decade, from 1995 to 2006, as a striker, amassing 15 goals in 49 games. She scored a team-high three goals in six games during the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup, helping Canada to the semifinals – the country’s best World Cup showing. Latham has also called 2014 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament games for FOX Sports.

 

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JP Dellacamera, one of the pioneering voices of American soccer, brings decades of experience covering 12 FIFA World Cups (eight men’s, four women’s). With FOX Sports, he calls matches for Major League Soccer, CONCACAF Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

Cat Whitehill was a member of the USWNT for a decade, from 2000 to 2010, and played in the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cups and 2004 Olympics, where she helped Team USA to a gold medal. She has called previous USWNT games for FOX Sports, including the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament and served as an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.

Tony DiCicco is a former USWNT head coach and guided the squad to a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta and the squad’s last Women’s World Cup title in 1999.  DiCicco’s 103 wins with the USWNT is the highest total is U.S. Soccer history. DiCicco has called the 2000 Olympics for NBC and the 2003, 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cups for ESPN before calling several USWNT games for FOX Sports, including the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament.

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Jenn Hildreth is a former three-sport collegiate athlete with an extensive background in soccer. She has served as a play-by-play and color analyst on college and professional soccer, including Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Sundays on FOX Soccer Channel. She has also covered a variety of other sports, including MLB and college football.

Kyndra de St. Aubin has been part of FOX Sports’ soccer coverage since 2001, having called International Champions Cup games on FOX Sports 1 in 2013 and 2014. She also called Women’s Professional Soccer League and National Women’s Soccer League games for FOX Sports and has worked for the Pac-12 Networks. A standout collegiate soccer star at Minnesota, de St. Aubin has also called games for the Big Ten Network.

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Justin Kutcher calls play-by-play across a variety of FOX Sports properties, sitting behind the microphone for college football, college basketball, Major League Baseball, NFL and soccer, including USWNT matches at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament.

Aly Wagner is a former USWNT midfielder, two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup athlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist. As a national player of the year at Santa Clara, Wagner led her team to a national championship, scoring the game-winner in the title game. The first selection in the 2003 Women’s United Soccer Association Draft, Wagner played several years professionally.

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John Strong joined FOX Sports in January to call play-by-play for the network’s coverage of MLS, FIFA Women’s World Cup and other national soccer events. Strong regularly contributes to FOX Sports’ UEFA Europa League, CONCACAF Champions League, CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying and has called various U.S. Soccer friendlies.

Danielle Slaton played for five years on the USWNT, owning a third-place finish at the 2003 Women’s World Cup and a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. She also played professionally in the U.S. and in France and has coached at the high school and collegiate levels. The 2001 NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year, Slaton was a three-time All-American at Santa Clara and helped the Broncos to the 2001 NCAA Championship. She has called soccer previously for the Big Ten Network and FOX Sports, most recently at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship and 2015 Algarve Cup.

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Angela Hucles is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and helped the USWNT to a pair of third-place Women’s World Cup finishes as a midfielder (2003, 2007). She played 109 matches with the team and has since contributed to FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament. Hucles currently serves as president of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and her fiancée, Meg Mangano, is the team nutritionist for the Los Angeles Clippers.

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FOX Sports plans the most expansive and comprehensive multi-platform coverage ever of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, including an unprecedented 16 matches airing live on FOX broadcast network, when the tournament commences on June 6. FOX Sports televises all 52 games in the expanded tournament from six cities across Canada between June 6 and July 5, 2015 live on FOX; FOX Sports 1, America’s fastest growing sports network; and FOX Sports 2.  All games are available on tablets and mobile devices via the FOX Sports GO app and online at www.FOXSportsGO.com.

-FOX SPORTS-

FOX SPORTS TABS JENNY TAFT & JULIE STEWART-BINKS REPORTERS FOR FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015™

Grant Wahl Serves as Correspondent-at-Large

New York – It is 18 days and counting down to the start of FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015™, and today Jenny Taft, Julie Stewart-Binks and Grant Wahl have been formally named to the team FOX Sports is assembling to cover the world’s biggest and most exciting women’s sports event.  The announcement was made by David Neal, FIFA Women’s World Cup on FOX Executive Producer.

Taft has been assigned the major role of being embedded with the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT), providing in-depth reports, breaking news and features on the squad throughout the tournament as she has since World Cup Qualifying.  Stewart-Binks, a native Canadian, serves as a roving reporter, and is expected to report from at least 11 different games in four different cities during the group stage, among them the opening match between Canada and China (Edmonton); the tilt between title contenders France vs. England (Moncton); and top-ranked Germany taking on Norway (Ottawa).  Wahl serves as correspondent-at-large, covering the wide-array of stories that develop naturally during a month-long tournament.

In addition to the match telecasts they’re assigned, their reports also appear during FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TODAY, FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TONIGHT,  AMERICA’S PREGAME, FOX SPORTS LIVE and the popular @TheBuzzer feature made available via FOX Sports’ social and digital platforms.

“We’re very fortunate to have these three gifted, energetic professionals contributing to our Women’s World Cup coverage,” offered Neal.  “Jenny and Julie are both rising stars at FOX Sports and have spent the last two years demonstrating their reporting skills and versatility, while Grant is one of the top soccer journalists in the world.  When there’s news to report during the tournament, we have a team in place that can cover it.”

A former collegiate athlete possessing broad knowledge across several sports, Taft’s profile has expanded greatly since joining FOX Sports in 2013.  In addition to her position as a reporter embedded with the USWNT, which began during the CONCACAF Women’s Championship in 2014, she works as a reporter for the network’s Pac-12 college football coverage and other events, as a fill-in host on AMERICA’S PREGAME and also as an anchor at the FOX Sports 1 update desk.  Additional assignments have included Supercross, the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs and MLB games.  (Link to full biography here.)

The Canadian-born Stewart-Binks has proven herself to be a versatile on-air personality since moving to the U.S. in time for the launch of FOX Sports 1 in 2013.  She has served as a news update anchor, studio show host, soccer sideline reporter, a live event reporter and one-on-one interviewer.  In addition to news updates, Stewart-Binks hosted FOX SOCCER DAILY during its run.  She also provided daily segments from the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, served as a reporter during the NHL playoffs for FOX SPORTS LIVE in 2014 and covered the Guinness Champions Cup soccer tournament as a sideline reporter last summer.  Stewart-Binks is also a regular event correspondent for AMERICA’S PREGAME, and in 2011 anchored FOX Soccer Channel’s flagship program, FOX SOCCER REPORT. (Link to full biography here.)

Grant Wahl is one of the world’s leading soccer journalists, and has been reporting for FOX Sports channels since 2012.  He joined Sports Illustrated in November 1996 as a reporter and was promoted to his current position of senior writer in October 2000.  Wahl has covered eight World Cups (five men’s, three women’s) and four Olympics for SI. (Link to full biography here.)

Kate Abdo and Rob Stone anchor FOX Sports studio coverage from a brand-new state-of-the-art studio in Vancouver beginning Thursday, June 4 on AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE.  FOX Sports’ studio analysts headlining the network’s pregame, halftime and postgame coverage, as well as providing live hits into FOX Sports 1 signature programs AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE, are Monica Gonzalez, Ariane Hingst, Angela Hucles, Alexi Lalas, Christine Latham, Heather Mitts, Leslie Osborne, Kelly Smith, Eric Wynalda and Dr. Joe Machnik.

Match broadcast teams are: Glenn Davis & Christine Latham; JP Dellacamera, Cat Whitehill & Tony DiCicco; Jenn Hildreth & Kyndra de St. Aubin; Justin Kutcher & Aly Wagner; and John Strong & Danielle Slaton.  In addition to her studio work, Hucles also provides game analysis. Dellacamera, Whitehill and DiCicco have been assigned to the three U.S. games in the group stage.

FOX Sports plans the most expansive and comprehensive multi-platform coverage ever of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, including an unprecedented 16 matches airing live on FOX broadcast network, when the tournament commences on June 6. FOX Sports televises all 52 games in the expanded tournament from six cities across Canada between June 6 and July 5, 2015 live on FOX; FOX Sports 1, America’s fastest growing sports network; and FOX Sports 2.  All games are available on tablets and mobile devices via the FOX Sports GO app and online at www.FOXSportsGO.com.

— FOX SPORTS –

Budweiser & FOX Sports Highlight Top Athletes’ Untold Stories in UNCOMPROMISING

fox-sports-1-logoNASCAR Champion Kevin Harvick first to be featured in premiere episode on

May 14 on FOX Sports 1

Los Angeles – Following last year’s groundbreaking documentary series RISE AS ONE showcasing six of the most unique soccer stories from around the globe, Budweiser and FOX Sports have partnered again this year for an exciting new, four-episode documentary series titled UNCOMPROMISING, premiering on FOX Sports 1 on Thursday, May 14 (9:00 PM ET).

Highlighting the untold stories of athletes who are living their dreams by staying true to themselves, UNCOMPROMISING puts the spotlight on four top athletes who’s paths were unconventional, but led them to the pinnacle of their sports. NASCAR Champion Kevin Harvick, UFC Champion Ronda Rousey, 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard each take center stage in one of the four 30-minute episodes. View the trailer here: http://youtu.be/ikD0XwmghGE

“We joined FOX Sports to identify and celebrate athletes who have not compromised to get where they are,” said Brian Perkins, vice president, Budweiser. “The four athletes Budweiser selected are unconventional and uncompromising. These are character traits we value and associate with Budweiser as well.”

“We’re excited to bring these athlete’s stories to light in unique ways,” says Melissa Forman, SVP of Development, FOX Sports. “We’ve brought in a group of exceptional production partners to enhance these four shows and are eager to roll them out over the next several months. Fans will get insights and revelations about these athletes that they’ve never gotten before.”

Below are brief descriptions of the four episodes:

Kevin Harvick: In February 2001, on the final lap of the Daytona 500, racing legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. crashed and later died. No one could replace Earnhardt, but brash young racer Kevin Harvick was asked to try. It didn’t take long for him to honor Earnhardt, as Harvick won his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race just three weeks later. Harvick built a successful career on and off the race track, venturing into team ownership and athlete management, but it ultimately was the birth of his son, Keelan, that proved to be a turning point, as he and wife, DeLana, moved to simplify their lives, selling the race team and making the move to Stewart-Haas Racing. With the addition of crew chief Rodney Childers, Harvick won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in 2014.

Kyrie Irving: A basketball prodigy with a unique path, Kyrie Irving was born in Australia and lost his mother when he was four. He experienced a devastating knee injury his freshman year, and only played 11 games at Duke before being selected with the first draft pick and ultimately became the NBA Rookie of the Year. The episode wraps with life in the NBA, LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, and what’s next for the young player. Premieres on FOX Sports 1 on Tuesday, May 26 (8:30 PM ET)*.

Ronda Rousey: After finishing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey refused to work 9 to 5 and instead broke down gender barriers to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record. Premieres on FOX Sports 1 on Monday, July 20 (10:30 PM ET)*.

Tim Howard: Tim Howard is one of the best American goalkeepers of all time and currently plays for English Premier League club Everton. He has represented the U.S. Men’s National Team at three World Cups and holds the record for most saves in a World Cup match with 15. But he had to overcome huge obstacles to reach the pinnacle of the sport. Tim developed symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome when he was 10, and not long after that was told he suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Neither of these derailed his career though, as he displayed resilience and didn’t let his illness take away from the quality of his life and success on the field. Premieres on FOX Sports 1 on Monday, August 31 (10:30 PM ET)*.

The FOX SPORTS ORIGINALS department teamed with several award winning production companies including Five Films (Kevin Harvick), Mandalay Productions (Kyrie Irvine), Turn Left Productions (Ronda Rousey) and Electric City (Tim Howard) to produce and direct the UNCOMPROMISING series.

*Tentative, subject to change. Check local listings.

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

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

UFC: No. 2 Ranked Edgar vs. No. 3 Faber Headlines Exciting Saturday Morning UFC FIGHT NIGHT on FOX Sports 1                                                                                              

NASCAR: SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE, CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES and XFINITY SERIES all on FOX Sports 1 this weekend

SOCCER: Back-to-Back MLS and USWNT matches Sunday on FOX Sports 1

#ICYMI: Watch a special Mother’s Day Surprise for the USWNT: http://youtu.be/L5ec5Sefa-4

 

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NASCAR

 

FOX SPORTS 1 OFFERS NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE AND NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES LIVE FROM CHARLOTTE THIS WEEKEND; RARE SUNDAY RACE FOR NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

FOX Sports offers 25 packed hours of live coverage of the NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE and NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES from Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, in addition to live coverage of a rare Sunday afternoon appearance by the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES on Sunday, May 17 (2:00 PM ET) from Iowa Speedway.

The action in Charlotte culminates with the NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 16 (9:00 PM ET) with pre-race coverage beginning at 8:30 PM ET on NASCAR RACEDAY. The SPRINT SHOWDOWN, the last-chance qualifier for the All-Star Race and its $1 million payday, airs live on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, May 15 (7:00 PM ET), with the winners of the two 20-lap segments advancing to Saturday’s event, in addition to the Sprint Fan Vote winner, which is revealed following the SPRINT SHOWDOWN.

The NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES opens the weekend from Charlotte on Friday, May 15 on FOX Sports 1 (8:30 PM ET) with its fifth of 23 races this year.  Heading into Charlotte, defending champion Matt Crafton leads Tyler Reddick (-17), followed by young phenom Erik Jones (-18), Johnny Sauter (-22) and Cameron Hayley (-52). On-track action from Charlotte begins Thursday, May 14 at 3:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1 with Truck Series practice.

In the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES, Ty Dillon leads Chris Buescher (-9), followed by defending champion Chase Elliott (-37), Darrell Wallace Jr. (-37) and Regan Smith (-43) after nine races.

In addition to live programming from the two tracks, FOX Sports 1 and NASCAR Productions debut 100,000 CAMERAS: TALLADEGA, the second installment of the cutting-edge documentary series, on Thursday, May 14 (9:30 PM ET). This time, 100,000 CAMERAS sets its sights on Talladega Superspeedway, weaving together fan- and driver-generated video to tell the story of Talladega from every conceivable angle, regardless of location. The crowd-sourced documentary captures the ‘life in a day of NASCAR’ and how the sport connects people and communities at the track and around the world.

On Thursday, May 14 (9:00 PM ET), FOX Sports 1 debuts UNCOMPROMISING: KEVIN HARVICK, a documentary detailing the reigning Cup Series champion’s career beginning with him stepping into the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet following Dale Earnhardt’s death in February 2001, continuing through the peaks and valleys of the next few years and concluding with his 2014 championship. UNCOMPROMISING is a four-episode documentary series highlighting the untold stories of athletes whose paths to success were unconventional. The series also includes UFC champion Ronda Rousey, 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard.

DARRELL WALTRIP ON THE TIMING OF KYLE BUSCH’S RETURN FROM INJURY THIS WEEKEND AT CHARLOTTE: “I said a few weeks ago that he wouldn’t be out as long as people thought. I based that off of how long it took me to recover from a broken leg. It took me about 12 weeks, and I finished third in my first race back. Athletes heal faster and rehab faster because they have a goal that motivates them. That’s what Kyle did. I like his plan to return for the All-Star Race. That’s a wise decision.”

WALTRIP’S THOUGHTS ON THE EARLY DAYS OF THE NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE: “A lot of drivers had to warm up to the fact the All-Star Race was a show for the fans. We didn’t embrace that at first. I started to recognize the value in the race when teams began figuring out we could capitalize on the weekend and create new paint schemes. That’s when we began to embrace it as something special. I love the All-Star Race and the entire weekend now. I love the way teams qualify for the race – like we used to 20 years ago, hell-bent for glory coming down pit road, holding on to make a pit stop. That’s just one of the cool things about this race that teams can’t do any other time.”

LARRY MCREYNOLDS ON WHETHER HE GIVES THE ADVANTAGE TO KEVIN HARVICK OR JIMMIE JOHNSON IN THE NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE AT CHARLOTTE: “That’s almost like having to pick a winner at Talladega or Daytona. It’s not the same as choosing the winner of the Coca-Cola 600 because it’s a different race entirely and teams will get very aggressive with their setups and drivers with their driving style in the All-Star Race. It’s about hitting that last 10-lap run just right, much like Jamie McMurray did last year. But I’ll go with Harvick because he has short run speed and long run speed.”

NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 16 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Play-by-play announcer Mike Joy; analysts Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds; reporters Jamie Little, Chris Neville and Matt Yocum

 

NASCAR RACEDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 16 (8:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Host Chris Myers; analysts Darrell Waltrip and Michael Waltrip; reporters Jamie Little, Chris Neville and Matt Yocum

 

SPRINT SHOWDOWN

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, May 15 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Play-by-play announcer Mike Joy; analysts Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds; reporters Jamie Little, Chris Neville and Matt Yocum

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RACING

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, May 15 (8:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander; analysts Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip; reporters Hermie Sadler and Vince Welch

NCWTS SETUP

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, May 15 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Host John Roberts; analyst Todd Bodine; reporters Hermie Sadler and Vince Welch
  • This Week: A look back at Matt Crafton’s win last week at Kansas; a flashback to Kyle Busch’s win at Charlotte last year as he prepares to return to racing this weekend in the NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE for the first time since he was injured in Daytona in February; a feature on the chaos of the last five laps at Kansas as multiple drivers ran out of fuel; a look at Kasey Kahne’s immense success in the Truck Series as he prepares to compete this weekend; and a lighthearted word association game with drivers.

 

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACING

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 17 (2:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander; analysts Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip; reporters Vince Welch and Hermie Sadler

 

NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 17 (1:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Host Danielle Trotta; analyst Larry McReynolds; reporters Vince Welch and Hermie Sadler
  • This Week: A look at the drivers pulling “double duty” between Charlotte and Iowa this weekend; a season recap after the Mother’s Day break; a feature on Ben Rhodes, who makes his debut in the No. 88 for JR Motorsports on the weekend he graduates from high school, and receives his diploma at Iowa Speedway; and an interview with Brandon Jones.

 

NASCAR RACE HUB & NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, May 13 – Thursday, May 14 (6:00 PM ET), Friday, May 15 (3:30-4:30 PM ET), Monday, May 18 – Wednesday, May 20 (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Co-hosts Adam Alexander, John Roberts and Danielle Trotta; analysts Larry McReynolds, Jeff Hammond and Wally Dallenbach; reporters Alan Cavanna, Andrew Doud and Kaitlyn Vincie
  • This Week: On Wednesday, May 13, Hub continues to count down the Top-30 All-Star Moments; Round 2 of “NASCAR Draft” in which seven FOX NASCAR analysts select from a pool of drivers under the age of 30 to create their own three-car team. On Thursday, May 14, “Crunching the Numbers” feature on the All-Star Race; Round 3 of “NASCAR Draft” and the culmination of “Top-30 All-Star Moments.”
  • Next Week: Crew chief/guest analyst Chad Knaus on Monday, May 18; driver/guest analyst AJ Allmendinger on Tuesday, May 19; driver/guest analyst Ryan Blaney on Wednesday, May 20.

 

FIM MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

 

MOTOGP CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE MOVES ON TO LE MANS

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 17 (7:30 AM ET)
  • Talent: Bob Varsha, Nick Harris, Matthew Birt, Dylan Gray
  • This Week: Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi has a 15-point advantage at the top of the World Championship standings after the Spanish GP, although the Italian has not won in Le Mans since 2008. The man who claimed his 200th career grand prix podium in Jerez, and eighth in a row, should feel confident heading to a track where he has won three times (2002, 2005, 2008) and finished second last year. Moto2 (6:00 PM ET) and Moto3 (5:00 PM ET) races can be seen Sunday evening on FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO. For more insight into this weekend’s race, please visit http://foxs.pt/1zWa1DV.

 

UFC

EDGAR VS. FABER A TRUE SUPER FIGHT FOR FANS, SAYS FOX UFC ANALYST CRUZ

Set your alarms for the ultimate UFC wakeup call on Saturday, May 16 as the exciting FOX SPORTS 1 UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: EDGAR VS. FABER comes to FOX Sports 1 live from Manila, Philippines, starting at 7:00 AM ET. The main card, which kicks off at 10:00 AM ET, is headlined by No. 2-ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar (17-4-1) facing No. 3-ranked bantamweight Urijah Faber (32-7). Former lightweight champ Edgar looks to extend his three-fight win streak and earn another shot at the featherweight title, while fan-favorite Faber returns to featherweight to face one of the best in the UFC. FOX UFC analyst Dominick Cruz believes the headliner is a dream matchup for the fans: “Edgar is a monster. He mixes together long combinations and he finishes his combinations with kicks. He’s great with takedowns. Then you have Faber who is very fast from the outside and very underrated in grappling. These are both guys who go for the finish. This isn’t going to be a boring fight. This is for the fans. The UFC isn’t calling this a super fight, but this is easily a super fight.” Watch the FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: EDGAR VS. FABER promo: https://youtu.be/vZKThs4tT_Y

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: BOILING POINT REACHED IN HOUSE

Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, May 13 (10:00 PM ET)

  • Talent: Dana White, Dan Lambert, Glenn Robinson
  • This Week: This week on THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, team members of American Top Team and the Blackzilians feel the pressure of living under one roof when accusations of dirty fighting cause tempers to flare. Meanwhile, when a fighter suffers a health crisis, his future hangs in the balance and his team struggles to cope.

FOX SPORTS LIVE PRESENTS TUF TALK, RECAPS LATEST EPISODE

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, May 13 (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Michael Bisping
  • This Week: Host Karyn Bryant and analyst Michael Bisping discuss the latest episode of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER and interview American Top Team’s Steve Montgomery and Sabah Homasi and Carrington Banks from the Blackzilians.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-INS FEATURE ANALYSIS FROM BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMP DILLASHAW

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, May 15 (7:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Rashad Evans, Kenny Florian, TJ Dillashaw and Heidi Androl
  • This Week: The FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-INS features host Karyn Bryant with analysts Rashad Evans, Kenny Florian and bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw breaking down the fighters on the card as they attempt to make weight. Heidi Androl interviews fighters during the show.

                            

FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW: EDGAR VS. FABER PREVIEW

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 16 (7:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Rashad Evans, Kenny Florian, TJ Dillashaw and Heidi Androl
  • This Week: Host Bryant and analysts Evans, Florian and Dillashaw preview the exciting morning of fights, including the much anticipated headliner between No. 2 ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar and No. 3 ranked bantamweight Urijah Faber. Florian, Dillashaw and Evans also analyze the other matchups on the main card and prelims.

FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS FEATURE FOUR EXCITING BOUTS 

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 16 (8:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik and Brian Stann
  • This Week: The two-hour FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS feature four bouts, including Tae Hyun Bang (17-8) and Jon Tuck (8-2) in a lightweight bout. Lightweights Zhang Lipeng (9-8-1) and Kajan Johnson (19-12-1) square off. Li Jingliang (9-3) and Dhiego Lima (11-3) face each other in a welterweight scrap, while Ning Guangyou (5-2-1) and Royston Wee (4-0) get the prelims started with a bantamweight showdown.

FOX SPORTS 1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT FEATURES EXCITING HEADLINER BETWEEN NO. 2-RANKED EDGAR AND NO. 3-RANKED FABER

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 16 (10:00 AM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik and Brian Stann
  • This Week: The main card is headlined by No. 2-ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar (17-4-1) facing No. 3-ranked bantamweight Urijah Faber (32-7) in a featherweight bout. The three-hour main card also features five more thrilling matchups, including a key clash between No. 7-ranked middleweight Gegard Mousasi (36-5-2) and No. 12 Costas Philippou (13-4, 1NC). Mark Munoz (13-6), “the Filipino Wrecking Machine,” fulfills his dream of fighting in his homeland and has announced his retirement after his middleweight bout with Luke Barnatt (8-2). Welterweights Hyun Gyu Lim (13-4-1) and No. 15 Neil Magny (14-4) battle, while featherweights Phillipe Nover (6-3-1) and Yui Chul Nam (18-4-1) tangle. Mark Eddiva (6-1) and Levan Makashvili (9-1) kick off the main card with a featherweight bout.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW ON FOX SPORTS 2 RECAPS ACTION

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 16 (1:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Rashad Evans, Kenny Florian, TJ Dillashaw and Heidi Androl
  • This Week: Host Bryant and analysts Florian, Dillashaw and Evans break down the evening’s biggest bouts including the headliner between Edgar and Faber. They also interview the winners.

 

UFC COUNTDOWN UFC 187: JOHNSON VS. CORMIER

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 17 (5:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Anthony Johnson, Daniel Cormier, Chris Weidman, Vitor Belfort
  • This Week: In UFC COUNTDOWN: UFC 187: JOHNSON VS. CORMIER, four fighters from around the United States hunker down for the two title fights that top UFC 187. Light heavyweight contenders Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Daniel Cormier battle for the title left vacant by ousted champion Jon Jones. Plus, middleweight champion Chris Weidman takes on former champion Vitor Belfort in a bout over a year in the making.

 

UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER: WEIDMAN, JOHNSON, CERRONE AND SAMMAN

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 17 (6:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jon Anik
  • This Week: Watch middleweight champ Chris Weidman’s exclusive take on what forged him into a champion and how he intends to continue his impressive reign. Then, listen to light heavyweight title challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson’s live commentary as future opponent Daniel Cormier battles Dan Henderson. For the first time, Josh Samman opens up about the tragedy he suffered prior to landing what many believe to be the greatest KO of 2014. Plus, Joe Rogan counts down the Ultimate 8 moments from the thrilling career of fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

 

MLB

 

BRAVES FACE MARLINS, PIRATES VISIT CUBS IN SATURDAY DOUBLEHEADER

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 16
    • Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins
      • Talent: Justin Kutcher & Cliff Floyd (1:00 PM ET)
    • Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs
    •             Talent: Joe Davis, CJ Nitkowski & Ken Rosenthal (4:00 PM ET)

 

MLB WHIPAROUND

  • Network/When/On-air Talent: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, weekdays
    • Thursday, May 14 (12:00 AM ET) Talent: Kevin Burkhardt, CJ Nitkowski & Raùl Ibañez
    • Friday, May 15 (12:00 AM ET) Talent: Kevin Burkhardt, & Raùl Ibañez
    • Monday, May 18 (7:00 PM ET) Talent: Chris Myers, CJ Nitkowski & Pete Rose
    • Tuesday, May 19 (7:00 PM ET) Talent: Chris Myers, CJ Nitkowski & Jon Paul Morosi
    • Wednesday, May 20 (7:00 PM ET) Talent: Kevin Burkhardt, CJ Nitkowski & Jon Paul Morosi
  • This Week: MLB WHIPAROUND is FOX Sports 1’s nightly in-progress highlights and analysis studio show. The 60-minute program features live look-ins at games from across the country, courtesy of FOX Sports’ Regional Sports Networks, in addition to recaps and analysis from some of the game’s most respected journalists and former players.

 

ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

 

GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN AIRS AT 11:30 PM ET THIS WEEK FOLLOWING WOMEN’S WORLD CUP SEND-OFF SERIES MATCH

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 17 (11:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Katie Nolan
  • This Week: Katie Nolan continues to tackle the hottest topics in sports, interjecting her wit, sarcasm and comedy in the weekly show GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN on FOX Sports 1. This Sunday, the show airs at a later time, 11:30 PM ET, following the U.S. vs. Mexico 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Send-Off Series match. In case you missed it, last week Katie talked about the role of new media in sports with golf journalist Stephanie Wei, sat down with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, tried to call Tom Brady and more. This Sunday, Katie is joined by UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Deadspins’ Greg Howard.

STUDIO SHOWS

 

FOX SPORTS LIVE – NBA AND NHL PLAYOFF RECAPS, MLB HIGHLIGHTS, EXCLUSIVE 1-ON-1 WITH FORMER NBA ALL-STAR IVERSON FRIDAY NIGHT

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Charissa Thompson, Don Bell, Ryan Field, Jim Jackson, Petros Papadakis, Bill Reiter and Peter Schrager
  • This Week: FOX Sports 1’s flagship nightly highlight, news and opinion show rolls on this week featuring extended highlights and analysis, covering the action from across the spectrum of sports. With both the NBA and NHL playoffs squarely in focus, FOX SPORTS LIVE recaps all the nightly action at the top of the show. FOX Sports 1 analyst and former 14-year NBA veteran Jim Jackson breaks down all of the night’s biggest moments from the hardwood. On the NHL front, coverage continues with highlights and postgame reactions live from site at the conclusion of games. The Major League Baseball schedule is in full swing, and highlights come in nightly from around the league. Friday night’s show features an exclusive 1-on-1 interview with former 11-time NBA All-Star and league Most Valuable Player Allen Iverson. Iverson, who has been largely out of the public eye since his retirement following the 2010 season, sits down with FOX Sports 1’s Mike Hill, covering a range a topics, including highlights from his fantastic career and the state of today’s NBA.

AMERICA’S PREGAME – NIGHTLY PLAYOFF GAME PREVIEWS, PREEMPTED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, weekdays (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Mike Hill, Molly McGrath, Jim Jackson, Kirk Morrison Ephraim Salaam, Brian Scalabrine
  • This Week: APG airs at 5:00 PM ET on Wednesday evening, and is preempted on both Thursday and Friday for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice from Charlotte (Thursday) and the Sprint Cup Qualifying (Friday) races on FOX Sports 1. During one of the most active pressure points on the sports calendar, APG continues to set the stage for all of the nightly action, including extensive preview coverage of the NBA and NHL playoffs. With games beginning in the early evening, the show goes to site, getting live reports from local correspondents who have covered the playoff teams throughout their regular seasons and provide insights and analysis in advance of each night’s biggest postseason games.

SOCCER

 

MLS SOCCER SUNDAY CONTINUES WITH PHILADELPHIA UNION VS. D.C. UNITED

  • Matchup/Network/When: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 17 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: John Strong calls the match alongside Alexi Lalas and sideline reporter Katie Witham live from PPL Park in Chester, PA.
  • This Week: Maurice Edu and the Philadelphia Union host rising U.S. Men’s National Team star Bill Hamid and D.C. United at PPL Park in Week 11 of the season.

U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM FACES MEXICO IN WOMEN’S WORLD CUP PREPARATION THIS SUNDAY

  • Matchup/Network/When: USA vs. Mexico, FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 17 (9:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: JP Dellacamera, Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill, with Jenny Taft on the sideline. Rob Stone hosts pregame, halftime and postgame coverage with analysts Heather Mitts, Leslie Osborne and Angela Hucles.
  • This Week: The Women’s World Cup Send-Off Series continues at StubHub Center, the home to MLS’ LA Galaxy, as the USWNT play the second of three friendlies against another World Cup-bound team in Mexico, before the world’s biggest women’s sporting event kicks off in June.

GOLF

 

FOX SPORTS’ USGA COVERAGE CONTINUES THIS WEEK WITH INAUGURAL U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR FOUR-BALL

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, May 13 (7:00PM ET)
  • Talent: Shane O’Donoghue, Juli Inkster, Shane Bacon, Debbie Doniger and Natalie Gulbis
  • This Week: FOX Sports presents the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball with semifinal and championship match coverage from the inaugural event at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. The fifth USGA championship held at the course, the match-play format highlights battles between two-person teams. The week began with 64 sides, and it’s down to the final four with the action culminating tonight.

FOX Sports 1 Home to 30th Anniversary NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE

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NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE; COCA-COLA 600 ON FOX

10 DAYS OF THUNDER Loaded with Racing, Special Programs, Social Interaction

Highly Anticipated 100,000 CAMERAS: TALLADEGA Premieres May 14

FOX Sports 1 opens its annual 10 DAYS OF THUNDER Presented by Polaris programming block with a full calendar of racing from 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway and a selection of special original programs, including the anxiously awaited 100,000 CAMERAS: TALLADEGA.

Highlighting the opening weekend on track, NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE action gets started under the lights with the NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN on Friday, May 15 (7:00 PM ET), the last-chance qualifier for Saturday’s high-powered All-Star race, with winners of each segment advancing to the All-Star Race.

NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE QUALIFYING airs live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 16 (7:00 PM ET), followed by the one-of-a-kind, surprise-filled driver and crew introductions at 8:30 PM ET and green-flag racing at 9:00 PM ET.

The popular FOX NASCAR broadcast team, headlined by inaugural NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE winner Darrell Waltrip (1985), includes two-time All-Star race-winning crew chief Larry McReynolds and host Mike Joy in the booth, Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip in the Hollywood Hotel and Jamie Little, Chris Neville and Matt Yocum reporting from the pits.

10 DAYS OF THUNDER opens Thursday, May 14 on FOX Sports 1 with NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES PRACTICE live at 3:00 PM ET and FINAL PRACTICE beginning at 7:00 PM ET.

An evening of special programming follows, with UNCOMPROMISING: KEVIN HARVICK premiering at 9:00 PM ET, leading in to the highly anticipated NASCAR Productions crowd-sourcing special, 100,000 CAMERAS: TALLADEGA, at 9:30 PM ET and a replay of the popular NASCAR MASTERS OF THE CLOCK: THE LEGEND OF MARTINSVILLE at 10:00 PM ET. For more information on 100,000 CAMERAS: TALLADEGA – http://foxs.pt/1GA2TJT.

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES racing takes center stage on Friday, May 15 on FOX Sports 1, with NCWTS SETUP live from Charlotte at 8:00 PM ET, followed by green-flag racing at 8:30 PM ET. Adam Alexander handles play-by-play with analysis from Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip. Hermie Sadler and Vince Welch report from the pits,

On Sunday, May 17, FOX Sports 1 delivers live coverage of the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race from Iowa Speedway, beginning with NASCAR RACEDAY – XFINITY at 1:30 PM ET and racing at 2:00 PM ET. The team of Alexander, Parsons and Michael Waltrip handles the race call, with Sadler and Welch in the pits.

Week two programming heats up Thursday, May 21, with NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES and NASCAR XFINITY SERIES cars on track, along with the premiere of ONE HOT NIGHT: THE 1992 NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE at 8:30 PM ET on FOX Sports 1.

The Memorial Day weekend airing of the 56th running of the COCA-COLA 600 on FOX on Sunday, May 24 (5:30 PM ET) puts the exclamation point on 10 DAYS OF THUNDER, with Darrell Waltrip, McReynolds and Joy again calling the race. Myers and Michael Waltrip work from the Hollywood Hotel and Little, Neville and Yocum report from the pits.

First run in 1960, the Coca-Cola 600 is the longest race on the NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES circuit. Six-time champion Jimmie Johnson is the defending race winner.

NASCAR RACE HUB offers special weekend editions during 10 DAYS OF THUNDER, with hosts Danielle Trotta and Alexander, analysts McReynolds, Jeff Hammond and Wally Dallenbach, as well as reporters Alan Cavanna, Andrew Doud and Kaitlyn Vincie.

FOX NASCAR received an Emmy Award last week, its 18th in 14 years, for Outstanding Live Sports Series as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented its 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York.

FOX Sports’ award-winning digital, video and social teams are set to engage throughout the 10 DAYS OF THUNDER. All available resources are trained on Charlotte Motor Speedway, where teams are set up to create and share content, and engage with race fans. Follow @NASCARonFOX on Twitter (467,500+ Followers) and like “NASCAR on FOX” on Facebook (1.4M+ Likes) for breaking news updates and exclusive behind-the-scenes access from the garage.

NASCAR @TheBuzzer delivers micro-news and entertainment to Facebook walls and Twitter feeds. NASCAR @TheBuzzer content has produced more than 15 million video views via social networking platforms so far in 2015 and will be a presence throughout the NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE with FOX Sports’ Daryl Motte, Alexander, Hammond and AJ Allmendinger. Visit Facebook.com/TheBuzzer.

FOX Sports GO, the critically acclaimed app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on the go, now is available in 70 million households and offers live streaming of all 10 DAYS OF THUNDER programming. Customers of participating video providers may access the live stream of the race through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Fire Tablets and Fire Phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, select Windows devices, and on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com.  Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.

 

10 DAYS OF THUNDER NASCAR PROGRAMMING LINEUP

(All times ET and subject to change)

 

Thursday, May 14

NCWTS Practice (3:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR Race Hub (6:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NCWTS Final Practice (7:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

Uncompromising: Kevin Harvick (9:00 PM, Premiere on FOX Sports 1)

100,000 Cameras: Talladega (9:30 PM, Premiere on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR Masters of the Clock: The Legend of Martinsville, (10:00 PM Encore on FOX Sports 1)

 

Friday, May 15

NASCAR Final Practice: Showdown (12:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR Final Practice: All-Star (1:45 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR Race Hub Weekend Edition: All-Star (3:30 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying: Showdown (4:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NCWTS Qualifying (5:30 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Showdown (7:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NCWTS Setup (8:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NCWTS Race from Charlotte (8:30 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

 

Saturday, May 16

NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying: All-Star (7:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR RaceDay (8:30 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

30th Anniversary NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (9:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

 

Sunday, May 17

NASCAR RaceDay: XFINITY (1:30 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race from Iowa (2:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

 

Monday, May 18

NASCAR Race Hub (6:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

 

Tuesday, May 19

NASCAR Race Hub (6:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

 

Wednesday, May 20

NASCAR Race Hub (6:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

 

Thursday, May 21

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice (2:30 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice (4:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR Race Hub (5:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice (5:30 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying (7:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

One Hot Night: The 1992 NASCAR All-Star Race (8:30 PM, Premiere on FOX Sports 1)

 

Friday, May 22

NASCAR Race Hub (6:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

 

Saturday, May 23

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice (10:00 AM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying (11:00 AM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR Race Hub Weekend Edition (12:30 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice (1:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports 1)

NASCAR XFINITY Series from Charlotte (2:00 PM, LIVE on FOX)

 

Sunday, May 24

NASCAR RaceDay (4:00 PM, LIVE on FOX Sports1)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 (5:30 PM, LIVE on FOX)

 

 

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets.  Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships.  FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FOX Sports 1; FOX Sports 2; Fox’s 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports.  In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com.  Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.

 

–FOX SPORTS–

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

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FOX SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS – 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

SOCCER: U.S. Women’s National Team Preps for World Cup

with Match Versus Ireland on FOX Sports 1

NASCAR: Sprint Cup Racing from Kansas on FOX Sports 1

MLB: Royals & Tigers; Braves at Nationals Saturday on FOX Sports 1

#ICYMI: FOX MLB Reporter Jon Paul Morosi Tips Cap to Sports Emmy Winning Colleague Ken Rosenthal: http://foxs.pt/1F5J8iP

#ICYMI2: FOX Sports Live’s Jay and Dan Admire Majesty of Champions League Theme Song http://bit.ly/1FQ2VS1

 

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SOCCER

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE SEMIFINALS KICK OFF WITH FIRST LEG

  • Matchup/Network/When:

o   Sevilla vs. Fiorentina, FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Thursday, May 7 (2:30 PM ET)

o   Napoli vs. Dnipro, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO, Thursday, May 7 (2:30 PM ET)

  • Talent: Rob Stone hosts pregame, halftme and postgame coverage alongside Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda and Warren Barton. John Strong and Lalas call the first semifinal, while JP Dellacamera and Brian Dunseth calls the second semifinal.
  • This Week: The last four teams in one of Europe’s top club competitions battle for a spot in the UEFA Europa League Final.

U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM FACES IRELAND IN WOMEN’S WORLD CUP PREPARATION THIS SUNDAY

  • Matchup/Network/When:

o   USA vs. Republic of Ireland, FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, FOX Deportes, Sunday, May 10 (2:30 PM ET)

  • Talent: JP Dellacamera calls the match on-site alongside Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill, with Jenny Taft on the sideline. Rob Stone hosts pregame, halftime and postgame coverage with analysts Eric Wynalda, Leslie Osborne and Heather Mitts.
  • This Week: The series begins at Avaya Stadium, the new home to the MLS San Jose Earthquakes, as the USWNT takes on the Republic of Ireland on Mother’s Day. Live pre-match coverage begins at 2:30 PM ET with kickoff slated for 3:00 PM ET.

MLS SOCCER SUNDAY CONTINUES WITH FIRST EVER NEW YORK RIVALRY

  • Matchup/Network/When:

o   New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls, FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, FOX Deportes, Sunday, May 10 (7:00 PM ET)

  • Talent: John Strong calls the match alongside Alexi Lalas and sideline reporter Katie Witham live from Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.
  • This Week: New York City FC and New York Red Bulls face off on the field for the first time ever in an epic clash as both teams try to become the King of New York.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIFINALS WRAP UP NEXT WEEK ON FOX SPORTS 1

  • Matchup/Network/When:

o   Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona, FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Tuesday, May 12 (2:00 PM ET)

o   Real Madrid vs. Juventus, FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, May 13 (2:00 PM ET)

  • Talent: Rob Stonehosts pregame, halftime and postgame coverage alongside analysts Alexi LalasEric Wynalda and Warren Barton.
  • This Week: FOX Sports 1 features four of the biggest teams in the world on European club soccer’s biggest stage as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid meets legendary Italian side Juventus, and Lionel Messi and Barcelona battle German powerhouse Bayern Munich to reach the UEFA Champions League Final.

 

MLB

AL CENTRAL & NL EAST ACTION CONTINUES ON FOX SPORTS 1 THIS SATURDAY

Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 9

    • Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers: Joe Davis & Eric Karros (1:00 PM ET)
    • Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals: Justin Kutcher, CJ Nitkowski & Ken Rosenthal (4:00 PM ET)
  • This Week: The MLB on FOX Sports 1 pregame show (12:30 PM ET) precedes Royals at Tigers with host Kevin Burkhardt and analysts Dontrelle Willis & JP Morosi.  In this week’s program, FOX Sports 1 delivers an all-access feature on Royals relief pitcher Ryan Madson.  Additionally, Willis gives viewers his Top 5 teams in the majors and reveals the secret to pitching to Miguel Cabrera.  Cabrera and Willis were traded together from the Marlins to the Tigers back in 2007.

MLB WHIPAROUND

  • Network/When/On-air Talent: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, weekdays
    • Thursday, May 7 (7:00 PM ET) Talent: Kevin Burkhardt, Mark Sweeney & Jon Paul Morosi
    • Friday, May 8 (12:00 AM ET) Talent: Kevin Burkhardt, Mark Sweeney & Jon Paul Morosi
    • Monday, May 11 (7:00 PM ET) Talent: Chris Myers & CJ Nitkowski
    • Tuesday, May 12 (12:00 AM ET) Talent: Chris Myers & CJ Nitkowski
    • Wednesday, May 13 (12:00 AM ET) Talent: Kevin Burkhardt & CJ Nitkowski
  • Show Description: MLB WHIPAROUND is FOX Sports 1’s nightly in-progress highlights and analysis studio show.  The 60-minute program features live look-ins at games from across the country, courtesy of FOX Sports’ Regional Sports Networks, in addition to recaps and analysis from some of the game’s most respected journalists and former players.

GOLF

FOX SPORTS’ USGA COVERAGE TEES OFF THIS WEEK WITH INAUGURAL U.S. AMATEUR FOUR-BALL

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, May 6 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Joe Buck, Greg Norman, Brad Faxon, David Fay, Juli Inkster, Buddy Marucci, Corey Pavin, and Holly Sonders
  • This Week: FOX Sports presents its first USGA championship with semifinal and championship match coverage from the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif. The 10th USGA championship held at the course, the match-play format highlights battles between two-man teams. The week began with 128 sides and it’s down to the final four with the action culminating tonight.

NASCAR

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 THIS WEEKEND FROM KANSAS; NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RETURNS TO ACTION FRIDAY NIGHT

Riding the momentum of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first win of the season last Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, FOX Sports 1 telecasts Saturday’s NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES race live from Kansas Speedway (7:30 PM ET with pre-race coverage beginning on NASCAR RACEDAY at 7:00 PM ET), the second of six Cup Series races on the network in 2015. FOX Sports 1 offers 17 hours of live coverage from Kansas Friday and Saturday, including the return of the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES to action on Friday, May 8 after a five-week break.

On Tuesday evening, FOX NASCAR received an Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Series as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented its 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York. The Emmy Award marked FOX NASCAR’s 18th in 14 years of coverage (2001-’14) in a category that also featured nominations for ESPN College Football, ESPN Monday Night Football and Sunday Night Football.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the checkered flag last week at Talladega for his first victory of the 2015 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES season.  Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, defending champion Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano likely have locked up spots in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup via wins in the season’s 10 opening races.

While the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES enjoys a weekend off, the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES returns to action at Kansas on Friday, May 8 on FOX Sports 1 (8:30 PM ET) for its fourth of 23 races this year and first since March 28.  Headed into Kansas, defending champion Matt Crafton leads a tight points battle over Tyler Reddick (-2), followed by Erik Jones (-6), Johnny Sauter (-16) and James Buescher (-28).

In 2015, FOX broadcasts 10 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES races and FOX Sports 1 telecasts six, in addition to the NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE. Also airing on FOX Sports 1 this season are NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES races from Martinsville (March 29), Dover (May 31 at 1:00 PM ET), Pocono (June 7 at 1:00 PM ET), Michigan (June 14 at 1:00 PM ET) and Sonoma (June 28 at 3:00 PM ET), in addition to the NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE from Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 16 at 9:00 PM ET).

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACING

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 9 (7:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Play-by-play announcer Mike Joy; analysts Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds; reporters Jamie Little, Chris Neville and Matt Yocum

DARRELL WALTRIP SAYS BIGGEST CHANGE IN DALE EARNHARDT JR. IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS HAS TO DO WITH COMPARISONS TO HIS FATHER:

“From what I’ve observed, Dale Jr. finally quit listening to people comparing him to his father. He was always judged against his father and could never live up to those expectations, and that really weighed on him.  Dale Jr. finally let go of that, said ‘This is who I am and this is what I’ve accomplished.  I am not my father.’ Dale Jr. has won two Daytona 500s, multiple races, is a 12-time most popular driver and has had an amazing career.  That’s a lot to be proud of, and he finally has accepted and recognized that.”

LARRY MCREYNOLDS SAYS EARNHARDT JR.’S CREW CHIEF, GREG IVES,  IS ONE OF MOST POPULAR MEN IN ALABAMA THIS WEEK:

“If you’re going to win your first race with Dale Jr., Talladega is the place to do it. Greg Ives could run for governor in Alabama right now and probably win. I’m not sure anyone has stepped onto a Sprint Cup pit box carrying the type of resume Ives does with his background.  He was the lead engineer for five of Jimmie Johnson’s six championships, and then he took Chase Elliott as a rookie driver last year and won three races and the XFINITY Series championship.”

NASCAR RACEDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 9 (7:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Host Chris Myers; analysts Darrell Waltrip and Michael Waltrip; reporters Jamie Little, Chris Neville and Matt Yocum

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RACING

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, May 8 (8:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Play-by-play announcer Adam Alexander; analysts Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip; reporters Hermie Sadler and Vince Welch

NCWTS SETUP

  • Network/When:  FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, May 8 (8:00 PM ET)
  • Talent:  Host John Roberts; analyst Todd Bodine; reporters Hermie Sadler and Vince Welch
  • This Week:  A flashback to Kyle Busch’s win at Kansas last year; a look back at Joey Logano’s win at the series’ last race at Martinsville; a Johnny Sauter feature; a review of the post-race skirmish between the Nos. 00, 88 and 29 at Martinsville; a lighthearted word association game with drivers; and an update on non-NASCAR races run by Truck Series drivers during their off weeks.

NASCAR RACE HUB & NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, May 6-Thursday, May 7 (6:00 PM ET), Friday, May 8 (1:30-2:30, 3:30-4:30 & 6:00-6:30 PM ET), Monday, May 11-Thursday, May 14 (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Co-hosts Adam Alexander, John Roberts and Danielle Trotta; analysts Larry McReynolds, Jeff Hammond and Wally Dallenbach; reporters Alan Cavanna, Andrew Doud and Kaitlyn Vincie

This Week:  On Wednesday, May 6, Kaitlyn Vincie takes viewers inside the NASCAR Fan and Media Engagement Center; on Thursday, May 7, “Crunching the Numbers” feature on Kansas.

  • Next Week: Driver/guest analyst David Ragan on Monday, May 11; crew chief/guest analyst Drew Blickensderfer on Tuesday, May 12.

FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP

FULLY ELECTRIC FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP DEBUTS AT HISTORIC MONACO

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 9 (10:00 PM ET, LIVE)
  • Talent: Bob Varsha, Dario Franchitti, Jack Nicholls, Nicki Shields, Robert Llewellyn
  • This Week: Adding to an already exciting inaugural season, the FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP is in picturesque Monte Carlo this weekend for the Monaco ePrix on the historic 1.76-kilometer, 12-turn street course, a slightly modified version of the famed GP circuit. Without question, Round 7 on the racing calendar has long been circled by all of the weekend’s participants. Said Varsha: “You can bet that this Saturday’s race has been circled in red on every Formula E driver’s calendar from the beginning, for several reasons. Firstly, anything connected with Monaco represents glamor and excitement, so success there has a bigger impact than it would elsewhere. This is especially true for motor racing, an annual presence on the narrow streets of the principality, in fact the very same streets, for nearly 90 years. The event also represents the first European round in this inaugural season of the FIA’s all-electric championship. And it’s worth noting that Monaco is home to a substantial number of international racing drivers, including three who are entered in the ePrix: championship leader Lucas di Grassi, world endurance champion Sebastien Buemi and F1 veteran Bruno Senna. Win the race and you can go brag afterward to a uniquely qualified crowd down at the bistro!” Heading into this weekend’s race, Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sports ABT) sits atop the point standings with 75, followed by Nelson Piquet (74, NEXTEV TCR) and Nicolas Prost (69, e.dams-Renault). For more information on the FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP, please visit http://www.fiaformulae.com/ and follow @FIAFORMULAE and @FOXSports on Twitter.

UFC

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: AMERICAN TOP TEAM VS. BLACKZILIANS TILTING THE SCALES

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, May 6 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Dana White, Dan Lambert, Glenn Robinson
  • This Week: Tensions build as American Top Team battles personal demons and struggles to keep their team spirit intact. Meanwhile, the stress of the competition takes a toll on one of the Blackzilians, which forces them to have to make some tough decisions. Later, when an ATT fighter needs help from the Blackzilians and is denied, both teams are poised for a full-blown war. Click the link for a preview of this week’s episode: http://foxs.pt/1Eb635j

FOX SPORTS LIVE PRESENTS RECAP OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Wednesday, May 6 (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Karyn Bryant, Dominick Cruz
  • This Week: Host Karyn Bryant and analyst Dominick Cruz discuss the latest episode of the new season of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER and interview American Top Team member Steve Carl and Blackzilian Tyrone Spong.

FIGHT STORIES FEATURES URIJAH FABER IN COMEDIC ANIMATED SERIES

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Tuesday, May 12 (10:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Urijah Faber
  • This Week: FIGHT STORIES is a comedic animated series where UFC fighter Urijah Faber interviews celebrities about their most memorable, heroic and entertaining fights. This episode features stories from comedian Josh Wolf, actor Skylar Astin and Mario Lopez.

BOXING

UNDEFEATED MANUEL AVILA FACES ERIK RUIZ IN 10-ROUND SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT MAIN EVENT AT LA FIGHT CLUB

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO, Thursday, May 7 (10:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Beto Duran, Doug Fischer, Mario Lopez and Jessica Rosales
  • This Week: Undefeated Manuel “Tino” Avlia (16-0, 7 KOs) takes on Mexican-American fighter Erik Ruiz (13-2, 6 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight bout in the main event at the highly anticipated third installment of Golden Boy Promotions monthly hit series LA FIGHT CLUB. Set to make his LA FIGHT CLUB debut, promising undefeated fighter Diego De La Hoya (9-0, 6 KOs) of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico takes on fellow Mexican Ramiro “Zurdo” Robles (12-2-1, 6 KOs) of Guanajuato, in what is sure to be a high intensity eight-round featherweight co-main event. Colombian native and current Angeleno Oscar “El Jagura” Negrete (8-0, 3 KOs) defends his current undefeated status against seasoned fighter Luis “Titi” Maldonado Jr. (38-13-1, 29 KOs) from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico in a six-round super bantamweight match up.

COLLEGE SPORTS

SOFTBALL: BIG EAST CHAMPION CROWNED ON FOX SPORTS 2

  • Matchup/Network/When/Talent:
    • Friday, May 8:
      • BIG EAST Softball Championship Semifinal 1:

No. 2 DePaul vs. No. 3 Seton Hall

      • FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO (2:00 PM ET)
      • Eric Collins and Brooke Weisbrod
      • BIG EAST Softball Championship Semifinal 2

No. 1 St. John’s vs. No. 4 Villanova

      • FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO (4:30 PM ET)
      • Eric Collins and Brooke Weisbrod
    • Saturday, May 9:
      • BIG EAST Softball Championship Final
      • FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO (2:00 PM ET)
      • Eric Collins and Brooke Weisbrod
  • This Week: The BIG EAST Softball Championship Presented by New York Life returns to The Ballpark at Rosemont outside of Chicago, with the top four teams in the conference’s regular standings vying for the trophy and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. FOX Sports 2 has all three games, as play opens in the afternoon on Friday, May 8, with second-seeded DePaul facing No. 3 Seton Hall, followed by top-seeded St. John’s against Villanova. On Saturday, May 9, the BIG EAST crowns its champion as Friday’s winners face off at 2:00 PM ET.

BASEBALL: KANSAS MEETS TCU IN BIG 12 SHOWDOWN

  • Matchup/Network/When/Talent:
    • Sunday, May 10:
      • Kansas at No. 3 TCU
      • FOX Sports 2 & FOX Sports GO (2:00 PM ET)
      • Dave Barnett and Pat Combs
  • This Week: TCU sits atop the Big 12 standings at 13-5, looking to lock up the top seed in the Big 12 Tournament, while Kansas sits toward of the middle of the pack, hoping to make up ground before the conference season comes to a close. FOX Sports 2 presents the series finale between the two teams on Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 PM ET.

ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN TAKES ON SPORTS’ BIGGEST STORIES SUNDAYS AT 9:30 PM ET

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Sunday, May 10 (9:30 PM ET)
  • Talent: Katie Nolan
  • This Week: Katie Nolan continues to tackle the hottest topics in sports, interjecting her wit, sarcasm and comedy in the weekly show GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN on FOX Sports 1. In case you missed it, last week Nolan sat down with actor Stephen Amell and NBC Sports’ Kay Adams, played an exciting game of Derby Horse or Hipster Band and more. This week, three-time Olympic gold medal beach volleyball sensation Kerri Walsh Jennings stops by the studio.

STUDIO PROGRAMMING

FOX SPORTS LIVE – NBA AND NHL PLAYOFF RECAPS NIGHTLY, MLB, HIGHLIGHTS, 1-ON-1 WITH MICHIGAN’S HARBAUGH SATURDAY, TRUCKS AND SPRINT CUP POST-RACE SHOWS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Charissa Thompson, Don Bell, Ryan Field, Jim Jackson, Petros Papadakis, Bill Reiter, Peter Schrager.
  • This Week: FOX Sports 1’s flagship nightly highlight, news and opinion show rolls on this week featuring extended highlights and analysis, covering the action from across the spectrum of sports. With both the NBA and NHL playoffs squarely in focus, FOX SPORTS LIVE has it covered, recapping all of the nightly action off the top of the show. FOX Sports 1 analyst and former 14-year NBA veteran Jim Jackson is in studio, breaking down all of the night’s biggest moments from the hardwood. On the NHL front, coverage continues with highlights and postgame reactions live from site at the conclusion of games. The Major League Baseball schedule is in full swing and new FOX Sports 1 MLB analyst Dontrelle Willis is in studio every night, providing insights and analysis following highlights from around the league. FOX Sports 1 college football insider Bruce Feldman recently concluded his spring practice tours with a trip through Ann Arbor, Mich., to see new head coach Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan Wolverines. On Saturday night’s show, Feldman sits down with the always intense Harbaugh to discuss his decision to leave the NFL and take over at his alma mater, his expectations for his first season in the fall and what it will take to restore the prestige of the Michigan program. Friday and Saturday shows this week effectively serve as post-race editions, with live integrations following both NCWTS and Sprint Cup action from Kansas on those respective nights.

AMERICA’S PREGAME – NIGHTLY PLAYOFF GAME PREVIEWS, SCHRAGER HOSTS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

  • Network/When: FOX Sports 1, weekdays (6:00 PM ET)
  • Talent: Mike Hill, Molly McGrath, Jill Arrington, Jim Jackson, Ken Rosenthal, Ephraim Salaam, Brian Scalabrine, Peter Schrager
  • This Week: APG airs at 5:00 PM ET Monday through Thursday this week, setting the stage for all of the nightly action, including extensive preview coverage of the NBA and NHL playoffs. With games beginning in the early evening, APG goes to site, getting live reports from local correspondents who have covered the playoff teams throughout their regular seasons and provide insights and analysis in advance of the postseason games. Additionally, FOX Sports 1 NBA analysts Jim Jackson and Brian Scalabrine are in studio this week, breaking down the playoff matchups. Also special to Wednesday and Thursday shows is special guest host Peter Schrager, filling in for Hill. Schrager, FOXSports.com’s senior NFL writer who makes regular contributions to the show, makes his debut as host Wednesday evening. Due to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying session at Kansas on Friday afternoon on FOX Sports 1, the show is preempted and off the air, returning Monday evening at 5:00 PM ET.

Fox Sports Claims Eight Emmy Awards, Including First Ever For Fox Sports 1

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Packers-Seahawks NFC Championship Wins Outstanding Playoff Coverage

NASCAR on FOX Named Outstanding Live Sports Series

Ken Rosenthal, MLB on FOX, FOX SPORTS LIVE Features Also Earn Top Honors

New York – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented its 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards on Tuesday evening in New York City and FOX Sports notched victories in eight different categories.

FOX Sports’ broadcast of the overtime thriller that saw the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Green Bay Packers in the 2015 NFC Championship Game won for Outstanding Playoff Coverage. NASCAR on FOX won the category for Outstanding Live Sports Series.

Lead MLB on FOX insider Ken Rosenthal garnered the award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter, the first Emmy of his career, for his coverage of the sport. MLB on FOX also earned distinction in the category of Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound, for its presentation throughout the regular season and playoffs.

FOX SPORTS LIVE, FOX Sports 1’s flagship highlight, news and opinion program, enjoyed a memorable night, taking home four trophies honoring the fine work of its features department. “Finding Rico Harris: The Vanishing Man,” won the category for Outstanding Long Form Editing, while “Corked: The Albert Belle Bat Heist,” earned the award for Outstanding Short Form Editing and Outstanding Short Feature. Additionally, “Captain’s Curtain Call,” a New York-themed tribute to retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, won for Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming – Short Format. The Emmy’s awarded Tuesday night marked the first for FOX Sports 1 since the channel’s launch in August 2013.

FOX Sports’ 2015 Sports Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound: MLB on FOX (FOX / FOX Sports 1)

Outstanding Live Sports Series: NASCAR on FOX (FOX / FOX Sports 1)

Outstanding Long Form Editing: Finding Rico Harris: The Vanishing Man, FOX Sports Live (FOX Sports 1 / FOXSports.com)

Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming – Short Format: Captain’s Curtain Call, FOX Sports Live/FOXSports.com (FOX Sports 1 / FOXSports.com)

Outstanding Playoff Coverage: 2015 NFC Championship Game – Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks (FOX)

Outstanding Short Feature: Corked: The Albert Belle Bat Heist, FOX Sports Live/FOXSports.com (FOX Sports 1 / FOXSports.com)

Outstanding Short Form Editing: Corked: The Albert Belle Bat Heist, FOX Sports Live/FOXSports.com (FOX Sports 1 / FOXSports.com)

Outstanding Sports Personality– Sports Reporter: Ken Rosenthal, MLB on FOX (FOX / FOX Sports 1)

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FOX Sports Goes On-Location to Pearl Harbor in December

fox-sports-logoLive Broadcasts, Events from Iconic Location Set Dec. 4-7

Sports Provides Backdrop as FOX and FOX Sports 1 Remind Viewers about

“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”

New York — The sudden attack of United States military installations on the Hawaiian Islands on Dec. 7, 1941, which saw almost 2,400 lives lost, catapulted the country into World War II and united all Americans in a groundswell of patriotism.  Later this year, FOX Sports, with the help of the four branches of the United States military – Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force – pays solemn tribute to those who tragically fell that day, in that four-year conflict and the sacrifice of today’s uniformed personnel around the world in a weekend-long remembrance.

Using sports as a backdrop, FOX Sports is honored to call Pearl Harbor home Dec. 4-7, 2015, paying tribute to the nation’s military while enlightening Americans about the world-altering events that occurred there almost 75 years ago on “a date which will live in infamy.”  Activities and events associated with three of FOX Sports’ core sports – Major League Baseball, National Football League and college basketball – are planned throughout the extra-long weekend.

“FOX Sports is honored to call Pearl Harbor home during this year’s commemoration, an extremely fitting location to show our respect to the men and women of our nation’s armed forces, past and present,” said FOX Sports President and COO Eric Shanks.  “We appreciate the military’s cooperation with this endeavor, and we hope to return to Pearl Harbor in 2016 to pay solemn tribute on the 75th Anniversary.”

Leading off on Friday, Dec. 4, MLB on FOX game analyst Harold Reynolds teams with a contingent of baseball superstars, including Kansas City Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, Boston Red Sox outfielder and native

Hawaiian Shane Victorino to host a clinic for children at a local school, followed a day later by a similar event at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for children of active military personnel.  The baseball stars also plan to visit a local children’s hospital and wounded warriors at the base hospital.

On Saturday, Dec. 5, FOX Sports 1 uses a set on the bow of the Battleship Missouri Memorial as home base for the day’s studio programming.  Event programming that day includes college basketball and FOX broadcast network’s evening presentation of the Big Ten Championship football game, live from Indianapolis.

The following day, Sunday, Dec. 6, in what is sure to be its most special broadcast ever, FOX NFL SUNDAY presents a special two-hour edition live from the deck of the Battleship Missouri Memorial, with the poignant USS Arizona Memorial as a backdrop, as the sun rises over Pearl Harbor.  The USS Arizona was among the first ships bombed on Dec. 7, 1941, losing 1,177 crew members in the greatest loss of life on any U.S. warship in history, but it was aboard the USS Missouri that Gen. Douglas MacArthur accepted the Empire of Japan’s unconditional surrender on Sept. 2, 1945 in Tokyo Bay which officially signaled the end of World War II.

Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long and Michael Strahan, in the most reverent of settings, prepare football fans for the day’s action while offering a unique look at the surprise attack of Dec. 7, 1941, both battleships, and their unique place in U.S. history.  FOX NFL SUNDAY (12:00 PM ET/6:00 AM local time) has often paid tribute to our nation’s military, including live broadcasts from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman while on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea in 2000 and a U.S. military installation in Afghanistan in 2009.

FOX has a solid NFL doubleheader scheduled on Sunday, Dec. 6, highlighted by early regional game coverage that includes the San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears; the two-time defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks on the road against the Minnesota Vikings; and Carolina Panthers visiting the New Orleans Saints. In the national game nightcap, the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots host the Philadelphia Eagles in AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK.

Following a morning ceremony on Monday, Dec. 7 marking the 74th anniversary of the 1941 attack, FOX Sports 1 coverage from Pearl Harbor culminates with its presentation of two college basketball games played in Bloch Arena, located on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, which withstood the 1941 Japanese bombing.  FOX Sports 1 offers live coverage of Oklahoma vs. Villanova (2:00 PM local time/7:00 PM ET), followed by Navy vs. Oregon.

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FOX Sports 1 Presents First Ever U.S. OPEN MEDIA DAY SPECIAL

fox-sports-1-logoHour-Long Program Previews 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Joe Buck, Greg Norman, Holly Sonders and Brad Faxon Host

New York – With the U.S. Open Championship just around the corner, FOX Sports presents U.S. OPEN MEDIA DAY SPECIAL, a one-hour showcase previewing the 115th U.S. Open Championship. Originating from the United States Golf Association’s Media Day at Chambers Bay, the program, recorded earlier in the day, airs in primetime Monday, April 27, (9:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1.

Hosted by Holly Sonders and Joe Buck, with insights and special features from analysts Greg Norman and Brad Faxon, the special also includes sit-down interviews with USGA Executive Director Mike Davis and President Tom O’Toole Jr., who provide a comprehensive preview of our country’s national championship.

“We are excited to present the first ever U.S. Open Media Day show,” said Bill Richards, senior vice president of FOX Sports production. “Chambers Bay is one of the most unique courses in the country, and we look to capture those iconic images for viewers and bring a one of a kind behind-the-scenes look at the preparation for golf’s greatest championship event.”

Course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. also joins the show, providing a detailed look at the course layout and challenging links design. Reigning U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer appears via satellite, sharing insights on his championship experience and what he expects from this year’s venue. Norman and Faxon walk viewers through each hole, offering analysis on particular points of interest and spots that could spell trouble for competitors during championship week.

U.S. OPEN MEDIA DAY SPECIAL also showcases the innovative technology which FOX Sports expects to integrate into the U.S. Open telecast. Featuring never-before-seen enhancements, such as augmented reality graphics illustrating the contours of greens as well as wind speed and direction, in addition to drone fly-overs and 4k Flex technology that brings super slow motion shots and drop down robotic cameras for unique angles throughout the course, FOX Sports promises a golf broadcast with new and distinct perspectives.

FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2015 U.S. Open begins Thursday, June 18, at 12:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1, culminating with the final round Sunday, June 21, at 2:00 PM ET on FOX.

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