(All times ET)
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Friday, May 6
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tampa Bay @ New York Islanders, Game 4
9:45 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime
Saturday, May 7
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Barclays Premier League Preview
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Norwich City v. Manchester United
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Aston Villa v. Newcastle
10 a.m. on USA – Premier League: Sunderland v. Chelsea
12 p.m. on NBSCN – Kentucky Derby Prep
12 p.m. on USA – Premier League Live
12:30 p.m. on USA– Premier League: Leicester City v. Everton
12:30 p.m. on NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: St. Louis Blues @ Dallas Stars, Game 5
2:30 p.m. on USA – Goal Zone
4 p.m. on NBC – Kentucky Derby
4 p.m. on NBCSN – Varsity Cup Rugby: Cal Golden Bears vs. BYU Cougars
7:15 p.m. on NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Washington Capitals, Game 5
10 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Nashville Predators @ San Jose Sharks, Game 5
12: 45 a.m. on NBCSN –NHL Overtime
1:30 a.m. on NBCSN – IIHF World Championships: USA vs. Belarus
Sunday, May 8
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Tottenham v. Southampton
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester City v. Arsenal
1 p.m. on NBCSN – Goal Zone
1:30 p.m. on NBC – Rolex Equestrian Championships
2 p.m. on NBCSN – Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series
3 p.m. on NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 5
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – AVP Huntington Beach Open
5 p.m. on NBCSN – U.S. Olympic Trials Rowing
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Amgen Tour of California Preview Show
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this weekend with games on NBC and NBCSN.
This weekend’s action kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when John Tavares and the New York Islanders look to draw even in Game 4 against Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning, with Tampa Bay leading the series 2-1. NBC will present Game 5 of Isles-Lightning on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire will call both Islanders-Lightning Games this weekend on NBC and NBCSN.
The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bookend Kentucky Derby coverage on NBC on Saturday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, immediately followed by Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars host David Backes and the St. Louis Blues with their series tied at two games apiece. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals look to stave off elimination in Game 5 against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who lead the series 3-1. Puck drop of Penguins-Caps Game 5 is slated for 7:15 p.m. ET.
NBCSN will also present Game 5 coverage on Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET, as Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks host Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators, with their series tied 2-2.
Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the game from Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass) will have the call of Sharks-Predators from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will call Blues-Stars from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Kathryn Tappen hosts NHL Live and NHL Overtime on NBCN, along with analysts Anson Carter and Jeremy Roenick on Friday and Saturday. Liam McHugh hosts NHL Live on NBC, alongside analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones on Saturday and Sunday.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015-16 Premier League continues this weekend with matches across the networks of NBCUniversal.
Saturday’s live coverage on NBCSN kicks off at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, immediately followed by Norwich City v. Manchester United at 7:45 a.m. ET.
Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET, when NBCSN hosts coverage of Aston Villa v. Newcastle, and USA Network hosts coverage of Sunderland v. Chelsea. Coverage continues on USA with Premier League Live at Noon ET, immediately followed by Leicester City v. Everton at 12:30 p.m. ET. Coverage on USA wraps with Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Premier League coverage on Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Tottenham v. Southampton at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage continues at 11 a.m. ET with a match between Manchester City and Arsenal on NBCSN. Coverage ends with Goal Zone at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Steve Bower hosts Premier League Live joined by Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air Monday on NBCSN following coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. English freestyle footballer duo Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch – the “F2 Freestylers” – will guest this week.
Saturday, May 7
7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – Norwich City v. Manchester United, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Danny Mills
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Aston Villa v. Newcastle, commentated by Gary Weaver and Andy Hinchcliffe
10 a.m. on USA – Sunderland v. Chelsea, commentated by Ian Crocker and Neil McCann
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – West Ham United v. Swansea City, commentated by Tony Jones and Tony Gale
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Crystal Palace v. Stoke City, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Danny Higginbotham
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Bournemouth v. West Bromwich Albion, commentated by Joe Speight and Garry Birtles
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Leicester City v. Everton, commentated by Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux
Sunday, May 8
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Tottenham v. Southampton, commentated by Jon Champion and Andy Townsend
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester City v. Arsenal, commentated by Arlo White and Lee Dixon
11 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Liverpool v. Watford, commentated by Tony Jones and David Prutton
The road to the Triple Crown starts this weekend as NBC Sports Group presents coverage of the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC, this Saturday, May 7 at 4 p.m. ET. Saturday’s Derby Day coverage begins at Noon ET on NBCSN with Kentucky Derby Prep.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby features hosts Bob Costas, a 26-time Emmy Award-winner, and Tom Hammond, the authoritative voice of every Kentucky Derby telecast since NBC began airing the event 15 years ago (2001); analysts Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey, the Hall of Fame jockey and two-time Kentucky Derby winner; analysts/handicappers Bob Neumeier and Eddie Olczyk; NBCSN host/NBC reporter Laffit Pincay, III; reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers and Jay Privman; and race caller Larry Collmus. In addition, Carolyn Manno will provide a mix of features and interviews at Churchill Downs; former U.S. Olympic figure skaters and NBC figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski reprise their roles as fashion and lifestyle experts; and NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR features reporter Rutledge Wood makes his Kentucky Derby debut as an event and social media reporter.
NBC Sports Group’s continuing coverage of the America’s Cup sets sail again this weekend with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series from New York. NBCSN’s coverage begins Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. ET.
Todd Harris will handle play-by-play for all America’s Cup World Series coverage from New York, and will be joined by analyst and former America’s Cup sailor Ken Read.
VARSITY CUP RUGBY
For the fourth consecutive year, the Cal Golden Bears and BYU Cougars will square off in Provo, Utah, for the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup National Rugby Collegiate Championship. NBCSN will present live coverage of the Cal-BYU championship clash this Saturday at 4 p.m. ET.
Bill Seward (play-by-play) will call Saturday’s match, alongside former USA Sevens captain and USA Rugby World Cup participant Brian Hightower. Tanith White will handle reporting duties for the sidelines.
U.S. ROWING TEAM TRIALS
NBCSN will present exclusive coverage of the U.S. Rowing Team Trials this Sunday at 5 p.m. ET, part of NBC Olympics’ 76 hours of Trials coverage on NBC and NBCSN leading into the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Leigh Diffey handles the play-by-play coverage of the U.S. Rowing Team Trials alongside Mary Whipple, a two-time Olympic gold medalist at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games.
NBCSN will present live coverage of the AVP Huntington Beach Open, the second AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour stop of the 2016 season, this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Veteran broadcaster and Olympic gold medalist Chris Marlowe will serve as the play-by-play announcer for NBCSN’s telecast. Marlowe will be joined by beach volleyball Olympian and three-time All-American Kevin Wong (analyst), and Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton (reporter).
IIHF WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
NBC Sports Group will present extensive coverage of the 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship from Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia – NBC Sports Group’s sixth consecutive year covering international hockey’s premier annual tournament. Coverage continues Sunday, May 8, at 1:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Team USA vs. Belarus.
Liam McHugh will serve as the play-by-play announcer for NBCSN’s telecast.