PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES CONTINUE ON mun2

NBCUNIVERSAL LOGOS -- Pictured: "mun2" Black Logo  -- (Photo by: mun2)LOS ANGELES – Dec. 4, 2014 – NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network mun2 continues its coverage of the 2014/2015 season of the Premier League with two stellar matchups. The network will air Newcastle United vs. Chelsea on Sat., Dec. 6, at 7:40 a.m. ET / 4:40 a.m. PT; followed by Southampton vs. Manchester United on Mon., Dec. 8, at 2:55 p.m. ET / 11:55 a.m. PT.

mun2 continues its unprecedented coverage across multiple platforms which includes streaming through select pay-TV providers and on Video on Demand (VOD).

Newcastle United sits with twenty points on the table after tying Burnley 1-1 on Tuesday. The Magpies have only lost once in their last eight premier league encounters. League leader Chelsea continues undefeated this season and in first place with 36 points, after a 3-0 drubbing of Tottenham on Wednesday. The Blues got a goal from veteran forward Didier Drogba who started in place of suspended Diego Costa.

This seasons surprise Southampton, has lost their last two consecutive matches in league play and have dropped to third on the table. The Saints were defeated by Arsenal on Tuesday 1-0, giving up an 89th minute goal to Alexis Sanchez in a hard fought match. Manchester United has won their last four in a row, including a 2-1 victory vs. Stoke City on Tuesday. The Red Devils sit fourth on the table and have a great opportunity to seize third place with a victory on Monday at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Legendary commentator Andres Cantor and former Mexican National Team player Manuel Sol will call both matches.

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U.S. Soccer Star Alex Morgan Joins FOX Sports’ Women’s World Cup Draw Show

fox-sports-1-logo2014 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year Announced Live

U.S. Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan joins FOX Sports’ soccer studio team as a guest analyst for THE OFFICIAL DRAW OF FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™. The Draw Show, with extensive coverage and analysis originating from Los Angeles and on-site in Ottawa, airs Saturday, Dec. 6 (12:00-1:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1.

Rob Stone anchors FOX Sports 1’s hour-long coverage live from the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles, along with analysis from Morgan, former USWNT teammate Heather Mitts and retired national team players Ariane Hingst (Germany), Kelly Smith (England) and Monica Gonzalez (Mexico).  Kate Abdo hosts on-location in Ottawa and is joined there by legendary 1999 USWNT head coach Tony DiCicco and FOX Sports soccer insider Grant Wahl.  Post-draw coverage continues for an additional 30 minutes on FOX Sports 2, and viewers have access to the full 90-minute Draw Show via FOX Sports GO, the app with live video of FOX Sports content at home or on the go. In addition, the winner of the 2014 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year is set to be announced live during the show. The nominees are Abby Wambach, Sydney Leroux, Carli Lloyd, Christen Press and Lauren Holiday.

Morgan, an Olympic Gold medalist and 2012 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year, is one of the most recognizable names in the sport. At age 22, she was the youngest player on the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany. The USWNT is among the 24 teams, including host Canada, to learn its fate in the Draw as nations are placed into six groups of four teams each to determine the tournament’s group stage configuration.

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ESPN Presents MLS Cup 2014

2014_MLS_Cup_Playoffs_LogoESPN Presents MLS Cup 2014
Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New England Revolution on Sunday in Landon Donovan’s Last Professional Match

ESPN will conclude its 19th straight season of Major League Soccer coverage with the live presentation of MLS Cup 2014 on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. ET, when the Los Angeles Galaxy hosts the New England Revolution at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif.

Commentator Adrian Healey, analyst Taylor Twellman and reporter Mónica Gónzalez will call the match with host Max BretosAlexi Lalas and Kasey Keller, providing pregame, halftime and post-game studio coverage from site.  Additionally, the match will be available on WatchESPN and ESPN Deportes Radio.

MLS Cup 2014 storylines:

  • MLS Cup 2014 will be Landon Donovan’s final game. Arguably the best U.S.-born soccer player, Donovan is Major League Soccer’s career leader in goals scored (144), assists (136), post-season goals (25), and is tied for first in MLS Cup titles with five;
  • The matchup will feature two of the top-three teams in MLS Cup appearances in the league’s 19-year history: Los Angeles (nine appearances, four titles) and New England (five appearances, no title)
  • MLS Cup 2014 pits two of the three MLS 2014 Volkswagen MVP award finalists – Robbie Keane (Los Angeles Galaxy) vs. Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution);
  • Los Angeles-New England will be facing each other for a record third time in the MLS Cup– Los Angeles won 1-0 in overtime in their two previous meetings (2002 and 2005);
  • New England has a record of 11 wins, one loss and two ties (11-1-2) in games midfielder Jermaine Jones has played since joining the team as a designated player in August after his breakout 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign with the U.S. Men’s National Team;
  • Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena is seeking his record fifth MLS Cup title. Also won in 1996, 1997, 2011 and 2012;
  • ESPN’s match analyst Taylor Twellman led the New England Revolution during the team’s four MLS Cup appearances in six years (2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007);
  • ESPN’s studio analyst Alexi Lalas played for the Los Angeles Galaxy from 2001-2003, and returned as the team’s president and general manager from 2006-2008.

TV highlights:

  • Virtual player tracking graphics – During MLS Cup 2014, ESPN will debut a graphic telestration system that tracks the movement of players in real-time. The visual graphic, created by ChryonHego, is displayed on-screen, either during live play or in a replay, spotlighting key players and enabling viewers a better grasp of the strategy and in-game spatial movements used by the teams;
  • On-site studio set with Bretos, Lalas and Keller;
  • Don Garber conversation – MLS commissioner Don Garber will be interviewed on the ESPN set at halftime;
  • 11 commentators – In all, ESPN will have 12 commentators at MLS Cup: Bretos, Gonzalez, Healey, Keller, Lalas, Twellman, Stuart Holden (English); and Kenneth Garay, Elmer Polanco, Diego Cora, Richard Mendez and Giovanni Savarese (Spanish).

ESPN FC – MLS Cup 2014 Special:

On Friday, Dec. 5, ESPN FC on TV, the daily soccer news highlights, analysis and information program, will dedicate the entire program to MLS Cup 2014. The 30-minute edition on ESPNEWS at 6 p.m. will originate from the StubHub Center with host Adrian Healey and analysts Taylor Twellman, Alexi Lalas and Stuart Holden, U.S. Men’s National Team player currently rehabbing a knee injury.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 3 (6 p.m., ESPNEWS) – Max Bretos (host), Shaka Hislop, Alejandro Moreno and Steve Nicol will discuss MLS Cup 2014 from the ESPN studios in Bristol. The 2014 Major League Soccer MVP, announced earlier in the day, will appear as a guest on the program from Los Angeles as well as New England Revolution’s Charlie Davies, the team’s leading goal-scorer in the playoffs;
  • Thursday, Dec. 4 (6 p.m., ESPNEWS)  – Bretos, Craig Burley, Hislop, Moreno and Nicol will preview the MLS Cup matchup;
  • Friday, Dec. 5 (6 p.m., ESPNEWS) – Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena, the most successful men’s soccer team manager ever in the United States, will be a guest on the MLS Cup 2014 special edition.

SportsCenter:

Beginning Saturday through kickoff on Sunday, Dec. 7, editions of ESPN’s flagship news program SportsCenter (ESPN and ESPNEWS) will feature MLS Cup 2014 segments including reports and analysis from the StubHub Center.

ESPN Deportes Studio:

ESPN’s 24-hour Spanish-language network will provide surround studio coverage of MLS Cup 2014.  Highlights:

  • ESPN Deportes SportsCenter: The flagship news, highlights and information program will present pre-game analysis of MLS Cup 2014.
  • ESPN Fútbol Center: Special post-game analysis presenting in-depth “game around the game” reports, highlights and recaps.

 

ESPN Deportes Radio:

ESPN Deportes Radio will provide live coverage of MLS Cup 2014 on Sunday, Dec. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. ET with a 90-minute pre-match program.  Soccer experts Kenneth Garay (play-by-play) and Elmer Polanco (analysis) will call the match live from the StubHub Center.  Diego Cora will report pitch-side.  The radio network will also provide live reports from site throughout the weekend leading up to the match.

ESPNFC.com:

Jeff Carlisle and Doug McIntyre headline ESPNFC.com’s weeklong coverage of MLS Cup 2014 with daily reporting from Carson, Calif., beginning Thursday through Sunday. On match day, the global soccer information digital hub, will feature a live Boot Room chat beginning at 2:30 p.m. through completion of the match, comprehensive pre- and postgame coverage, as well as updated clips from the match. Additional ESPNFC.com content:

  • Carlisle previews Landon Donovan’s last match and wonders if the former U.S. National Team star and the Los Angeles Galaxy can handle the occasion;
  • McIntyre profiles head coach Jay Heaps, who lost four MLS Cup matches in six years as a player with the same New England Revolution team;
  • Graham Parker profiles Los Angeles Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers; and
  • Jason Davis on the resurgence of Revolution striker Charlie Davies, who is regaining his top-form after a devastating car crash detoured his promising career nearly five years ago.
  • ESPNDeportes.com will also provide extensive coverage with Gonzalo Aguirregomezcorta reporting from site starting with the training session. The site will present live updates through the match and will feature video highlights and post-game analysis.

 

ESPN International:

ESPN International will televise MLS Cup 2014 on ESPN networks in 59 countries and territories covering more than 38.8 million television homes, including coverage in Australia, Brazil, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, New Zealand and South America.

Richard Mendez and Giovanni Savarese will call the game for ESPN International networks in Spanish.

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NBC Sports Group Presents 20 Premier League Matches In Five Days

nbc-sports-groupSecond-Place Southampton v. Third-Place Manchester City Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN

Unbeaten Chelsea visit Sunderland Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC

THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN

The 2 Robbies “Football” Show Expands Distribution to Terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network

All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – November 25, 2014NBC Sports Group presents 20 Premier League matches in five days beginning this Saturday, November 29. Weekend coverage is highlighted by second-place Southampton facing third-place Manchester City and Premier League-leading scorer Sergio Aguero (12 goals) this Sunday, November 30, at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC Sports Group’s Premier League lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Premier League coverage kicks off on Saturday, November 29, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by West Bromwich Albion hosting Arsenal and their leading scorer Alexis Sanchez (eight goals, third-most in BPL) at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and mun2. Coming off a crucial 2-1 victory over Arsenal, Manchester United host Hull City Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and mun2.

NBC hosts coverage of first-place Chelsea visiting Sunderland at 12:30 p.m. ET this Saturday. Premier League powerhouse Chelsea won 2-0 over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, and are off to their second-best start in Premier League history (10-2-0). White calls the match joined by Dixon at the Stadium of Light.

Following the Saturday matches, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by former Jamaica National Team Player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET. For the first time, the show will be available on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.

Following Sunday’s Southampton v. Manchester City match, Tottenham host Everton and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN each Monday throughout the Premier League season.

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the first mid-week match day of the season begins Tuesday, December 2, at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Manchester United v. Stoke City and continues Wednesday, December 3, at 2:45 p.m. ET with Chelsea v. Tottenham on NBCSN. White will be joined by Graeme Le Saux to call Chelsea v. Tottenham from Stamford Bridge.

The five additional matches this Saturday in the 10 a.m. ET slot as well as the five additional matches on Tuesday, December 3, in the 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 pm slot, and the three additional matches on Wednesday, December 3, in the 2:45 p.m. slot will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.

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

All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside Earle and Mustoe.

All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.

Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage through Wednesday, December 3 (all times ET):

Date Time Match Network
Sat., Nov. 29 6 a.m. Barclays Premier League Preview NBCSN
Sat., Nov. 29 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Nov. 29 7:45 a.m. West Brom v. Arsenal NBCSN, mun2
Sat., Nov. 29 10 a.m. Manchester United v. Hull City NBCSN, mun2
Sat., Nov. 29 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Stoke City Extra Time
Sat., Nov. 29 10 a.m. West Ham v. Newcastle Extra Time
Sat., Nov. 29 10 a.m. Swansea City v. Crystal Palace Extra Time
Sat., Nov. 29 10 a.m. Burnley v. Aston Villa Extra Time
Sat., Nov. 29 10 a.m. Queens Park Rangers v. Leicester City Extra Time
Sat., Nov. 29 12:30 p.m. Sunderland v. Chelsea NBC
Sat., Nov. 29 3 p.m. MLS Cup Playoffs: New England Revolution vs New York Red Bulls NBCSN
Sat., Nov. 29 Midnight Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Nov. 30 6 a.m. Barclays Premier League World NBCSN
Sun., Nov. 30 6:30 a.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Nov. 30 7:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Nov. 30 8:30 a.m. Southampton v. Manchester City NBCSN
Sun., Nov. 30 11 a.m. Tottenham v. Everton NBCSN
Sun., Nov. 30 1 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sun., Nov. 30 2 p.m. Match of the Day II NBCSN
Mon., Dec. 1 12:30 a.m. Match of the Week NBCSN
Mon., Dec. 1 10 p.m. THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW NBCSN
Mon., Dec. 1 10:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League Review NBCSN
Tues., Dec. 2 12:30 a.m. Premier League Encore NBCSN
Tues., Dec. 2 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Tues., Dec. 2 2:45 p.m. Manchester United v. Stoke City NBCSN
Tues., Dec. 2 2:45 p.m. Leicester v. Liverpool Extra Time
Tues., Dec. 2 2:45 p.m. Burnley v. Newcastle Extra Time
Tues., Dec. 2 2:45 p.m. Swansea City v. Queens Park Rangers Extra Time
Tues., Dec. 2 3 p.m. Crystal Palace v. Aston Villa Extra Time
Tues., Dec. 2 3 p.m. West Brom v. West Ham Extra Time
Tues., Dec. 2 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 3 1 a.m. Premier League Encore NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 3 1:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League News NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 3 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 3 2:45 p.m. Chelsea v. Tottenham NBCSN
Wed., Dec. 3 2:45 p.m. Arsenal v. Southampton Extra Time
Wed., Dec. 3 2:45 p.m. Sunderland v. Manchester City Extra Time
Wed., Dec. 3 2:45 p.m. Everton v. Hull City Extra Time
Wed., Dec. 3 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.

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Real Salt Lake Visit Portland Timbers This Friday, October 17 At 10 PM ET on NBCSN as 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs Near

NBCSN_LogoFC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids Saturday at 3 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – October 15, 2014 – NBCSN’s coverage of Major League Soccer continues this Friday, October 17, when Real Salt Lake visit the Portland Timbers and midfielder Diego Valeri at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Valeri led the Timbers to a crucial victory over the San Jose Earthquakes last Wednesday, scoring two goals in their 3-0 win.

Real Salt Lake, third in the Western Conference, secured their spot in the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs with a 2-0 win against San Jose last Saturday. A Portland Timbers win on Friday, coupled with a Vancouver Whitecaps loss or draw on Saturday, would put them in the fifth and final Western Conference spot for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs with one regular season game to play.

NBC Sports Group’s lead MLS play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match, and is joined by former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle and host Russ Thaler.

Immediately following NBCSN’s Premier League coverage at 3 p.m. ET this Saturday, October 18, FC Dallas host the Colorado Rapids. FC Dallas earned a playoff berth for the first time in three years last Sunday against the LA Galaxy, when forward Fabian Castillo scored an 87th-minute goal, leading the team to a 2-1 win.

Colorado Rapids’ lead play-by-play commentator Richard Fleming calls the match, alongside former MLS player Brian Dunseth and CSN Houston reporter Sebastian Salazar.

Strong on this weekend’s matches:Friday night’s game will feature varying degrees of desperation. The Timbers know they need to win to keep themselves alive in the hunt for a playoff spot, while Real Salt Lake will be motivated by pressure from below to try to stay in third-place to avoid the knockout round game. Saturday will feature a Rapids team trying to make sense of a season that’s slipped away from them, but FC Dallas have plenty on the line: chasing RSL for third, holding off Vancouver for fourth, and trying to follow up Sunday’s impressive comeback win against the Galaxy.”

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBCSN’s coverage of MLS this weekend will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. In addition, NBC Sports Regional Networks provide exclusive live coverage of five MLS teams, including the Philadelphia Union, D.C. United, New England Revolution, Houston Dynamo and San Jose Earthquakes. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories. 

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

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FOX Sports Names Announcers for Coverage of CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament

fox-sports-logoReporter Jenny Taft Embedded with USWNT

30-Minute Pregame Show Precedes Every USA Match

Los Angeles – FOX Sports today unveils the announcers and analysts covering the complete 2014 FIFA Women’s World Cup CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament across the FOX Sports family of networks beginning Wednesday, Oct. 15.  For the first time ever, all 16 tournament matches are televised, with coverage provided by FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2Go.  The announcement was made today by FIFA World Cup on FOX Executive Producer David Neal.

“The group we’ve assembled for the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship is an exciting mix of veterans and newcomers who we’re sure will blend together nicely, providing soccer fans the insight and coverage they clearly expect,” said Neal. “We’re committed to providing a level of coverage this tournament has never seen, and we’ve set a terrific foundation.”

FOX Sports’ game analysts include numerous U.S. Women’s National Team veterans. Cat Whitehill is a 10-year veteran defender and current player-coach for the Boston Breakers in the National Women’s Soccer League, while midfielder Angela Hucles played on the USWNT for seven years, including two FIFA Women’s World Cups. Defender Danielle Slaton spent five years with the national squad before moving on to play for Olympique Lyonnais, where she was a starting defender on the French First Division team. Tony DiCicco, best known as head coach of the USWNT that won the legendary 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, adds a coach’s perspective.  Completing the team are former University of Minnesota soccer star Kyndra de St. Aubin, who has covered women’s soccer for the Big Ten Network and Pac-12 Networks, and former Canadian Women’s National Team striker Christine Latham.

Jenny Taft, a FOX Sports 1 reporter and update anchor and a former Division I college athlete, is assigned exclusively to coverage of the USWNT for the duration of the tournament. Taft is embedded with the USWNT throughout the 12-day tournament, providing an in-depth look, news updates and features from the inside. Her reports also appear daily on FOX Sports 1 studio shows AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE.

Calling play-by-play throughout the tournament are John Strong, JP Dellacamera, Mark Rogondino, Justin Kutcher, Jenn Hildreth and Mark Followill who have all called the game at the international, professional or collegiate levels. Each play-by-play announcer is paired with various analysts throughout the tournament.

Before every USWNT match, coverage on FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2 kicks off with a 30-minute pregame show live from Los Angeles with host Rob Stone alongside a rotation of expert analysts.  Included in that group are U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Eric Wynalda, former USWNT stars Leslie Osborne and Heather Mitts, as well as former Mexican Women’s National Team defender Monica GonzalezJulie Stewart-Binks also hosts pregame coverage for select matches. FOX Sports soccer insider and Sports Illustrated senior columnist Grant Wahl serves as a tournament correspondent, and longtime FIFA and Match Commissioner Dr. Joe Machnik provides insight and opinion as it pertains to officiating.

The CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying journey begins on Wednesday, Oct. 15 with a doubleheader live from Kansas City’s Sporting Park on FOX Sports 2 as Guatemala takes on Haiti at 6:00 PM ET, followed at 8:00 PM ET by the USWNT opener against Trinidad and Tobago, also live on FOX Sports 2. All games stream live on FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2Go.

Group Stage and Playoffs

(All times ET; schedule subject to change)

Date                 Time                Show/Match                 Announce Team           Network

Oct. 15             6:00 PM            Guatemala – Haiti          Dellacamera/Hucles       FOX Sports 2

8:00 PM            Pregame                       Stone/Mitts/Wynalda     FOX Sports 1

8:30 PM            USA-Trinidad                 Strong/Whitehill/Taft      FOX Sports 2

Oct. 16             6:00 PM            Jamaica-Martinique        Followill/de St. Aubin     FOX Sports 2

8:30 PM            Costa Rica-Mexico        Kutcher/Slaton              FOX Soccer Plus

Oct. 17             6:30 PM            Haiti-Trinidad                 Hildreth/de St. Aubin     FOX Sports 2

8:30 PM            Pregame                       Stone/Mitts/Osborne/   FOX Sports 1

Wynalda

9:00 PM            USA-Guatemala Dellacamera/Whitehill/ FOX Sports 1

Taft

Oct. 18             4:00 PM            Costa Rica-Jamaica       Hildreth/Slaton FOX Sports 2

6:30 PM            Martinique-Mexico         Rogondino/Whitehill      FOX Sports 2

Oct. 20             5:00 PM            Trinidad-Guatemala        Rogondino/Latham        FOX Sports 2

7:00 PM            Pregame                       Stone/Mitts/Osborne/   FOX Sports 1

Wynalda

7:30 PM            Haiti-USA                      Strong/DiCicco/Taft       FOX Sports 1

Oct. 21             5:00 PM            Martinique-Costa Rica    Dellacamera/Hucles       FOX Sports 2

7:30 PM            Mexico-Jamaica            Kutcher/Whitehill            FOX Sports 1

Oct. 24             4:30 PM            Semifinal 1                    Rogondino/DiCicco       FOX Sports 2

7:00 PM            Pregame                       Stewart-Binks/Mitts/      FOX Sports 1

Osborne/Wynalda

7:30 PM            Semifinal 2                    Kutcher/Whitehill/Taft     FOX Sports 1

Oct. 26             3:00 PM            Third-Place Match          Hildreth/DiCicco            FOX Sports 1

5:00 PM            Final                             Strong/Whitehill/Taft      FOX Sports 1

*Update: Due to scheduling conflicts, Costa Rica-Mexico has been moved from FOX Sports 2 to FOX Soccer Plus.

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Second-Place Manchester City Host Sixth-Place Tottenham This Saturday at 7:45 AM ET on NBCSN

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First-Place Chelsea v. Crystal Palace Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN

Premier League Viewership Up 16% This Season

Match of the Day Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC

THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Returns Next Monday at 10 PM ET on NBCSN

All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – October 13, 2014 – Following the international break, Premier League coverage continues with second-place Manchester City, last season’s champions, and forward Sergio Aguero (five goals in seven Premier League appearances) hosting sixth-place Tottenham this Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and mun2. NBC Sports Group’s Premier League lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match joined by Lee Dixon at the Etihad Stadium.

Also on Saturday, first-place Chelsea and forward Diego Costa, the Premier League’s leading scorer with nine goals, visit Crystal Place at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and mun2. Chelsea, six wins and one draw, are off to their best Premier League start since the 2005-06 season, when they won their first seven games and went on to capture the Premier League title.

All matches not shown on NBCSN in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.

Premier League viewership through the first seven weeks of the season is up 16% on NBC/NBCSN with an average of 498,000 viewers per telecast (vs. 429,000 for last year’s opening seven weeks).

NBC presents a live, 90-minute, Match of the Day at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday hosted by Rebecca Lowe, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, providing in-depth analysis, plus, post-match interviews and reactions from the day’s matches and extended highlights with match commentators.

On Sunday, coverage begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Queens Park Rangers hosting Liverpool and captain Steven Gerrard on NBCSN and mun2. White and Dixon call the match from Loftus Road. Stoke City host Swansea City at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN, wrapping up Sunday’s match coverage.

On Monday, coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by fourth-place Manchester United and midfielder Angel Di Maria, who has three goals and three assists in five appearances since joining the club for a British record transfer fee (approx. $99 million), visit West Bromwich Albion at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and mun2. The Red Devils come off a 2-1 victory over Everton.

NBCSN presents Goal Zone live at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday followed by NBCSN’s live, 60-minute Match of the Day II at 2 p.m. ET featuring host Lowe, joined by Martino and Mustoe.

THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett returns next Monday, Oct. 20, at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with an encore at midnight ET.

All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside Martino and Mustoe.

All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.

Arsenal v. Hull City on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. ET will be shown in select U.S. cinemas for “Barclays Premier League LIVE.” For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit www.FathomEvents.com (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):

Date Time Match Network
Fri., Oct. 17 10 p.m. MLS: Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake NBCSN
Sat., Oct. 18 6 a.m. Barclays Premier League Match Pack NBCSN
Sat., Oct. 18 6:30 a.m. Barclays Premier League Preview NBCSN
Sat., Oct. 18 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Oct. 18 7:45 a.m. Man City v. Tottenham NBCSN, mun2
Sat., Oct. 18 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Chelsea NBCSN, mun2
Sat., Oct. 18 10 a.m. Arsenal v. Hull City Extra Time
Sat., Oct. 18 10 a.m. Everton v. Aston Villa Extra Time
Sat., Oct. 18 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Leicester City Extra Time
Sat., Oct. 18 10 a.m. Southampton v. Sunderland Extra Time
Sat., Oct. 18 10 a.m. Burnley v. West Ham Extra Time
Sat., Oct. 18 12:30 p.m. Match of the Day NBC
Sat., Oct. 18 3 p.m. MLS: Colorado Rapids vs FC Dallas NBCSN
Sat., Oct. 18 11 p.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Oct. 19 6:30 a.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Oct. 19 7:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Oct. 19 8:30 a.m. Queens Park Rangers v. Liverpool NBCSN, mun2
Sun., Oct. 19 11 a.m. Stoke City v. Swansea City NBCSN
Sun., Oct. 19 1 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sun., Oct. 19 2 p.m. Match of the Day II NBCSN
Sun., Oct. 19 10:30 p.m. Match of the Day II NBCSN
Mon., Oct. 20 12:35 a.m. Match of the Week NBCSN
Mon., Oct. 20 1:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League News NBCSN
Mon., Oct. 20 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Mon., Oct. 20 3 p.m. West Brom v. Man United NBCSN, mun2
Mon., Oct. 20 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Mon., Oct. 20 10:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League Review NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

DC United Host Sporting Kansas City In Top-Tier Eastern Conference Match This Friday At 8 Pm ET on NBCSN

NBCSN_LogoNew York Red Bulls Host Houston Dynamo Saturday at 6 p.m. ET

San Jose Earthquakes Host Portland Timbers Saturday at 11 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – October 1, 2014 – NBCSN’s coverage of Major League Soccer continues with three matches this weekend, beginning this Friday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. ET when Eastern Conference leaders DC United host last season’s MLS Cup champions Sporting Kansas City, third in the Eastern Conference, and U.S. Men’s National Team members Graham Zusi and Matt Besler.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, New York Red Bulls and current MLS-leading goal scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips (24 goals in 28 appearances), host the Houston Dynamo, who come off a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire, at 6 p.m. ET. The New York Red Bulls will be looking to maintain a playoff spot in a tight Eastern Conference, as they sit in the last playoff spot entering the final month of regular season play.

NBC Sports Group’s lead MLS play-by-play announcer John Strong calls both DC United vs Sporting Kansas City and New York Red Bulls vs Houston Dynamo joined by former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle and host Russ Thaler.

MLS coverage on NBCSN continues Saturday at 11 p.m. ET when the San Jose Earthquakes and U.S. Men’s National Team forward Chris Wondolowski host the Portland Timbers and midfielder Diego Valeri.

CSN California’s Anthony Passarelli calls the match from Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., joined by former MLS player Brian Dunseth and CSN Houston reporter Sebastian Salazar.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBCSN’s coverage of MLS this weekend will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. In addition, NBC Sports Regional Networks provide exclusive live coverage of five MLS teams, including the Philadelphia Union, D.C. United, New England Revolution, Houston Dynamo and San Jose Earthquakes. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories. 

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

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Matchup Of Last Season’s Top Two Teams Manchester City V. Liverpool Mon., Aug. 25 On NBCSN Highlights Week 2 Premier League Action

nbc-epl1Everton v. Arsenal Saturday, Aug. 23 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC

Tim Howard Makes ’14-15 Broadcast Debut on Monday With Lee Dixon & Matt Smith in On-Site Studio at Manchester City-Liverpool

Crystal Palace v. West Ham United Live in Theaters Saturday at 10 a.m. ET

All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 20, 2014 – A matchup of last season’s champions Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool on Monday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and mun2 highlights NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend.

On Saturday, fifth-place finishers Everton and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard host last season’s fourth-place finishers Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and mun2.

Two days after playing against Arsenal, Howard makes his season broadcast debut with NBC Sports Group joining Lee Dixon and ITV Sport’s Matt Smith at the Manchester City-Liverpool match for a live on-site studio appearance for Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBC Sports Group’s Premier League lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls both Everton v. Arsenal and Manchester City v. Liverpool, joined by Lee Dixon at Everton’s Goodison Park and Graeme Le Saux at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.

NBC Sports Group’s coverage on Saturday kicks off with Premier League Live at 7 a.m. ET followed by Aston Villa v. Newcastle at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN. At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and mun2 feature coverage of Chelsea v. Leicester City. All matches not shown on NBCSN in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.

Sunday’s coverage kicks off at 8 a.m. ET on CNBC with Premier League Live, followed by Tottenham v. Queens Park Rangers at 8:30 a.m. ET. Coverage switches over to NBCSN at 10:30 a.m. ET for Premier League Live, followed by Sunderland v. Manchester United at 11 a.m. ET.

On Monday, August 25, prior to Manchester City v. Liverpool, NBCSN presents back-to-back new episodes of Premier League Download, which take a look back at last season’s top two clubs. The first episode, at noon ET, revisits Liverpool’s memorable campaign and features an exclusive interview with manager Brendan Rodgers, and is followed by an episode at 12:30 p.m. ET highlighting Manchester City’s title-winning season, including an interview with captain Vincent Kompany.

All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live joined by former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, and former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle.

All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.

Crystal Palace v. West Ham United on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10am ET will be shown in select U.S. cinemas for “Barclays Premier League LIVE.” For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit www.FathomEvents.com (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Below is the NBCUniversal schedule for the second week of the Premier League season (all times ET):

Date Time (ET) Home v. Away Network
Fri., Aug. 22 7 a.m. Barclays Premier League World NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 22 7:30 a.m. Barclays Premier League News NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 23 6 a.m. Barclays Premier League Match Pack NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 23 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 23 7:45 a.m. Aston Villa v. Newcastle NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Leicester City NBCSN, mun2
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. West Ham Extra Time
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Southampton v. West Brom Extra Time
Sat., Aug. 23 10 a.m. Swansea City v. Burnley Extra Time
Sat., Aug. 23 12:30 p.m. Everton v. Arsenal NBC, mun2
Sat., Aug. 23 11 p.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 24 8 a.m. Premier League Live CNBC
Sun., Aug. 24 8:30 a.m. Tottenham v. QPR CNBC
Sun., Aug. 24 8:30 a.m. Hull City v. Stoke City Extra Time
Sun., Aug. 24 10:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 24 11 a.m. Sunderland v. Man United NBCSN, Telemundo
Sun., Aug. 24 1 p.m. Premier League Goal Zone NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 24 10 p.m. Premier League Download NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 24 10:30 p.m. Match of the Day II NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 7 a.m. Premier League Review NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 Noon Premier League Download NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 12:30 p.m. Premier League Download NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 1:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League News NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Mon., Aug 25 3 p.m. Man City v. Liverpool NBCSN, mun2
Mon., Aug 25 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

NBC Sports Group’s Premier League 2014-15 Season Kick Off Notes & Quotes

nbc-epl1Rebecca Lowe on Opening Day: “Today is the day where each and every football fan is filled with that yearly sense of hope.”

Robbie Earle on New Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal: “He’s going to be a story for the whole season.”

Robbie Mustoe on Manchester United: “It looks like their players are so thoughtful, so concentrated on their positions in this new system. They have almost forgotten to go out there and play.”

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 16, 2014 – NBC Sports Group kicked off the 2014-15 Premier League season today with Premier League Live on NBCSN at 7 a.m., followed by Manchester United v. Swansea City on NBCSN and mun2, Leicester City v. Everton on NBCSN, and Arsenal v. Crystal Palace on NBC and mun2.

Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle and former English footballer Robbie Mustoe. All matches are preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

Premier League Live (7-7:45 a.m. ET)

Rebecca Lowe: “We know it’s been a long three months but fear not, the Barclays Premier League is back and we have every single moment right here.”

Rebecca Lowe: “Today is the day where each and every football fan is filled with that yearly sense of hope. The day where each can still dream that this year will be their year…We are hoping that everyone’s alarm clocks are working this morning because you don’t want to miss this.”

On Tony Pulis stepping down as manager of Crystal Palace:

Robbie Earle: “You can kind of see an argument for both sides [former manager Tony Pulis and Chairman Steve Parish]. Tony Pulis wants greater control of the transfer deals and wants to upgrade his players. He doesn’t want to be fighting relegation again…What I didn’t see coming is the dramatic way – a day before the season starts – that Tony Pulis leaves his football club.”

Robbie Mustoe: “There are two sides, but I am firmly on the side of the football club. This is the club that gave this man the opportunity to get back into the game after losing his job at Stoke City… Crystal Palace have to be very careful, it seems to me that it’s very easy for Tony Pulis to walk away from Crystal Palace because he knows his stock is as high as it’s ever been, being the Premier League Manager of the Year last season.”

On whether the start of this season feels different from the start of last season:

Robbie Mustoe: “It does feel different. We sat here a year ago and we talked about how open this league is. There were lots of questions we had, different managers coming into the big clubs and wondered how they were going to get on. Well, we know now how they’re going to get on, they’ve been winners. [Manuel] Pellegrini won the league, [Arsène] Wenger won the FA Cup, You’ve got [Louis] van Gaal who is a winner, [José] Mourinho is a winner as well, Brendan Rogers would like to win, he’s been close, it’s a secure situation from the managers at the top. The race for the top four is going to be huge.”

Robbie Earle: “We’ve lost one big star in Luis Suarez but the league has gotten bigger and better…You can’t look beyond Louis van Gaal. We lost one in Luis Suarez; we gained one in van Gaal…He’s going to be a story for the whole season.”

The top three story lines to look at this weekend:

Robbie Earle: “Three promoted teams are back…we know how important home form is. They all have games at home in front of big, excited crowds, can they get three points? My second is West Ham v. Spurs, and I have had the fortune of seeing Mauricio Pochettino work in Seattle with the Spurs team…he was outstanding. Can he make his mark with Tottenham? The other one is Stoke City v. Aston Villa, and all I will say is Bojan Krkić – Barcelona striker to Stoke City.”

Robbie Mustoe: “It has to be Chelsea. What you’ve seen in the transfer market is great business for José Mourinho. He’s fixed the problems of last season…Arsenal, Alexis Sánchez, a player that I’ve watched for many years, I think he makes them better, no question…The other game is Newcastle v. Manchester City, the champions, and I’m interested to see the mentality and the attitude.”

On whether Louis van Gaal is enough to take Manchester United to the top of the table:

Robbie Earle: “Yes, to the top four, with this squad. I don’t think to the very top and win the league. He needs new players, extra players, particularly defending players to get that far up and to win the league.”

Robbie Mustoe: “You talk about managers like van Gaal’s experience and at the other side, [Swansea City manager] Garry Monk’s inexperience…we’ll learn a lot about this guy and whether he can make a mark in the Barclays Premier League.”

Halftime: Manchester United v. Swansea City

Swansea City lead 1-0

Rebecca Lowe at halftime of Louis van Gaal’s debut as Manchester United manager: “That renewed sense of hope at Old Trafford is currently on hold.”

Robbie Mustoe on Swansea City’s first-half goal: “The midfield of United was all over the place.”

Robbie Earle on Manchester United’s first half vs. Swansea City: “They can’t get it in to the midfield players. Their passing is slow [and] a bit pedestrian. They are flat.”

Robbie Mustoe on Manchester United: “I’m so disappointed with the tempo of the game for Manchester United.  This is their opening day. The excitement and enthusiasm is there at Old Trafford with a new manager in place, but we have seen nothing in the attacking third, we have seen very little passing from the back into the midfield.  It’s been poor…It looks like their players are so thoughtful, so concentrated on their positions in this new system. They have almost forgotten to go out there and play. Go out there and make things happen.”

Postgame: Manchester United v. Swansea City

Swansea City win 2-1

Rebecca Lowe after Swansea City’s 2-1 win over Manchester United, unbeaten in their six preseason matches: “And that is why preseason results should be taken with a large pinch of salt.”

Robbie Earle on Manchester United: “It was like last season’s form.”

Halftime: Arsenal v. Crystal Palace

Match tied 1-1

Rebecca Lowe: “It’s Day 1 of the new Premier League season and already we’ve seen the customary unpredictable nature that makes this league just so special.”

Postgame: Arsenal v. Crystal Palace

Arsenal win 2-1

Robbie Earle on Aaron Ramsey, who scored the late game-winning goal for Arsenal: “Always finds himself in the right spot. Always hits the target.”

Opening weekend coverage continues Sunday on NBCSN with Premier League Live at 7:30 a.m. ET followed by Liverpool-Southampton (NBCSN) and Newcastle-Manchester City (NBCSN, Telemundo).

NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.

–NBC Sports Group–