Three key National Rugby League Round 10 Telstra Premiership matches hit FOX Sports this week, highlighted by the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles looking to avenge a Round 4 loss to the top-ranked Parramatta Eels on FS1 Saturday at 5:30 AM ET.
Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy Mike Mulvihill
Goes “Behind-The-Schedule” to Discuss 2020 MLB Viewership Expectations with Veteran Host Kevin Burkhardt
New York – As FOX Sports embarks on its 25th season of Major League Baseball coverage, the network reveals a full slate of matchups on FS1 and FOX Deportes, completing its regular season schedule. The announcement comes on the heels of the unveiling of its robust 22-game broadcast schedule, highlighted by the MLB at Field of Dreams event.
Beginning Saturday, July 25 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres at 9:00 PM ET, FS1 has fans covered with more weeknight games than ever before as telecasts feature some of the league’s deepest rivalries and highly anticipated matchups.
The FS1 and FOX Deportes portion of FOX Sports’ 2020 MLB regular season schedule is listed below. A complete lineup, inclusive of broadcast matchups, is available here.
|7/25||Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres||9:00 PM|
|7/28||New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies*||6:00 PM|
|Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros*||9:00 PM|
|7/30||San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants||9:30 PM|
|8/1||Cincinnati Reds at Detroit Tigers||6:00 PM|
|8/3||New York Mets at Atlanta Braves*||7:00 PM|
|8/7||Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers*||9:00 PM|
|8/8||Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates*||4:00 PM|
|8/10||Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies*||6:00 PM|
|8/11||Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians*||7:00 PM|
|8/12||Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers||7:00 PM|
|8/14||Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays||6:30 PM|
|Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels*||9:30 PM|
|8/15||Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds*||6:00 PM|
|8/17||San Diego Padres at Texas Rangers*||9:00 PM|
|8/18||St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs*||8:00 PM|
|8/20||Milwaukee Brewers at Minnesota Twins||7:00 PM|
|8/21||Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants||9:30 PM|
|8/22||Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates*||4:00 PM|
|Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals||7:00 PM|
|8/24||Chicago Cubs at Detroit Tigers*||7:00 PM|
|8/25||Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays||6:30 PM|
|Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants*||9:30 PM|
|8/28||Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins||7:00 PM|
|8/29||Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox||2:00 PM|
|9/1||Toronto Blue Jays at Miami Marlins||6:30 PM|
|Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners*||9:30 PM|
|9/2||Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners||9:30 PM|
|9/5||San Diego Padres at Oakland Athletics*||4:00 PM|
|9/7||Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres*||9:00 PM|
|9/8||Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies||7:00 PM|
|9/9||Chicago White Sox at Pittsburgh Pirates||7:00 PM|
|9/11||Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals*||6:00 PM|
|9/12||Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox||7:00 PM|
|9/15||Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Angels*||9:30 PM|
|9/22||Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks*||9:00 PM|
|9/24||Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals*||8:00 PM|
*Also airs in Spanish on FOX Deportes
All games are simulcast on the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content through iOS and Android devices.
With the 2020 season set, FOX Sports Executive Vice President/Head of Strategy Mike Mulvihill returns with another edition of the acclaimed “Behind-The-Schedule” video series. Alongside veteran host and play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt, Mulvihill discusses how the unique schedule caters to conference rivalries and why that has the potential to affect viewership numbers, the inaugural Field of Dreams event, the Postseason and more.
Three National Rugby League Round 9 Telstra Premiership matches hit FOX Sports this week, highlighted by the third-place Melbourne Storm looking to avenge their Round 3 loss to the sixth-place Canberra Raiders on FS1 Saturday at 5:30 AM ET.
Three National Rugby League Round 8 Telstra Premiership matches hit FS1 this week, highlighted by the third-place Sydney Roosters facing the fourth-place Melbourne Storm on Thursday live at 5:30 AM ET.
The 2020 Australian Football League Premiership Season heads into Round 4 this weekend with four live matches across the FOX Sports family of networks, including top-ranked Port Adelaide looking to stay undefeated on Friday at 11:00 PM ET on FS2.
Three National Rugby League Round 7 Telstra Premiership matches come to FS1 this week, highlighted by the top-ranked Parramatta Eels against the fifth-place Canberra Raiders live at 5:30 AM ET on Saturday.
n the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s monumental win over Algeria in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ group stage, U.S. Soccer legend Landon Donovan, former Men’s National Team midfielder Maurice Edu and former head coach Bob Bradley join a special episode of FOX INDOOR SOCCER. Produced remotely and hosted by Rob Stone, alongside analysts Alexi Lalas and Stu Holden, FOX INDOOR SOCCER airs at 7:00 PM ET on FS1.
Donovan, Edu and Bradley will discuss the 10-year anniversary of the historic match, the 2010 US team and MLS’ upcoming return to play. Additionally, Edu will detail the new Black Players Coalition of MLS.
Following the episode, FOX Sports offers an encore presentation of USA vs. Algeria at 7:30 PM ET on FS1 in addition to a second half live watch party with Donovan, Stone, Holden, Edu and several other U.S. Soccer stars on the @FOXSoccer Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels as well as on the FOX Sports app. In one of U.S. Soccer’s most historic moments, Landon Donovan netted the match’s only goal in stoppage time to lift the Red, White and Blue past Algeria. With the victory, the USA won its group for the first time in 80 years and advanced to the knockout stage.
Acho to Join Marcellus Wiley as Co-Host of FS1’s SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
Los Angeles – Today, FOX Sports announced that former NFL linebacker and celebrated broadcaster Emmanuel Acho has joined FOX Sports as co-host of SPEAK FOR YOURSELF on FS1. Acho will partner with Marcellus Wiley for a revamped version of the show airing weekdays at 3:00 PM ET on FS1 beginning the week of Monday, June 22.
“Emmanuel is the perfect fit for the FOX Sports family because he is thoughtful, inspiring and passionate,” said Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President, Content, FS1. “He has already achieved an extraordinary amount of success in his short broadcasting career, and we all firmly believe this is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Acho was taken in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns after a four-year college career with the Texas Longhorns. After spending four seasons in the NFL, largely with the Philadelphia Eagles, he transitioned into broadcasting as an analyst for the Longhorn Network in 2016. Acho quickly emerged as one of the sport’s preeminent voices and made the leap to ESPN in 2018, appearing on college football Saturday programming as well as the network’s studio shows. In 2019, he was recognized for his exemplary on-air work as a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree.
“To join the FOX Sports family and have the opportunity to co-host one of the most notable sports talk shows in sports entertainment is an absolute dream come true,” said Acho. “Marcellus is like a big brother to me, he’s provided tremendous advice throughout this process, so I’m beyond eager to begin working with him.”
Outside of broadcasting, Acho is well known for his advocacy work, most recently producing a video series titled “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” which opened a virtual conversation with white America to educate and inform on racism and social injustice. The series has been a resounding success, debuting with over 22 million views across social media platforms and garnering widespread media coverage. Acho also takes an active role in his family’s non-profit organization, Living Hope Christian Ministries, which provides medical care to rural communities in Nigeria.
A Dallas native, Acho holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management and a master’s degree in sports psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.
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FS1 Primes Fans with Classic Mexico-U.S. Encores
Los Angeles – As the excitement and anticipation builds for the CONCACAF CUP, a one-match winner-take-all playoff between Mexico and the United States on Saturday, Oct. 10, FS1 kicks off its coverage the night before, Friday, Oct. 9, with COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCACAF CUP (7:30 PM ET, FS1 & FOX Sports GO), an hour-long preview offering an in-depth look at the two teams in their quest to represent the region in the prestigious 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The Mexico-U.S. showdown marks the beginning of FOX Sports’ Road to Russia and the network’s coverage of FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018™.
The Rose Bowl in Pasadena provides the backdrop for COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCACAF CUP. Rob Stone hosts with comprehensive analysis from a formidable panel featuring U.S. Soccer Hall of Famers Alexi Lalas and Eric Wynalda as well as retired USMNT and Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel and former Mexican National Team defender Mariano Trujillo. Also contributing to the show are Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl and three-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Fernando Fiore who makes his English-language television debut.
COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCACAF CUP looks at the storied rivalry between Mexico and the U.S. on and off the field, breaks down the key players and highlights the history of soccer at the venerable Rose Bowl. The program also features an exclusive interview with USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
In addition to COUNTDOWN TO THE CONCACAF CUP, FS1 readies fans in the week leading up to the big match by re-airing two classic Mexico-U.S. matchups: the high-scoring 2011 Gold Cup Final, which Mexico won, 4-2, in front of more than 93,000 fans at the Rose Bowl (Tuesday, Oct. 6 (3:00 PM ET); and the historic August 2012 friendly in which USA beat Mexico, 1-0, for the first time on Mexico’s home soil at Estadio Azteca (Wednesday, Oct. 7 (3:00 PM ET).
The Mexico-U.S. CONCACAF Cup match airs live in prime time on FS1 Saturday, Oct. 10 (9:30 PM ET) from what is expected to be a raucous, sold-out Rose Bowl and is also available via the FOX Sports GO app and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Play-by-play announcer John Strong alls the match with analysis from former USMNT midfielder Stu Holden. Wahl reports from the U.S. sideline with Francisco X. Rivera reporting on the Mexican side.
A special 90-minute pregame show begins at 8:00 PM ET on FS1 live from two sets at the Rose Bowl. Stone hosts with analysis from Lalas, Wynalda, Friedel, Trujillo, Wahl and Julie Stewart-Binks. The team makes its predictions for the coveted berth in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia and examines Klinsmann’s decision to name Brad Guzan the team’s starting goalkeeper over 2014 World Cup hero Tim Howard, among other topics.
FS1 has partnered with Fathom Events to give the marquee Mexico-USA clash the big screen treatment with over 200 movie theaters across the country airing the game and the last 30 minutes of the extensive pregame show live.
Two years ago, CONCACAF split the region’s berth to the Confederations Cup between two editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, assuring that both editions in a four-year cycle have the same importance from a competitive perspective. The USMNT qualified for the CONCACAF Cup with its 2013 Gold Cup championship, while Mexico was able to capture the tournament this summer to set up next month’s showdown in Pasadena.
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