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Friday, December 18th, 2015
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – DECEMBER 18-20, 2015
(All times ET)
The “Press Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box is a quick overview of upcoming program information and highlights from the NBC Sports Group Communications team. For live streaming information on NBC Sports Live Extra, and Golf Channel Live Extra, click here.
Saturday, December 19
8 a.m. on NBCSN – Barclay’s Premier League Preview
9 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Chelsea v. Sunderland
10 a.m. on USA Network – Premier League: Manchester United v. Norwich City
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Newcastle v. Aston Villa
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: Michigan State @ Northeastern
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League Goal Zone
3 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Series – Cold Water Classic
4 p.m. on NBC – Mutual of Omaha – Duel in the Pool
7 p.m. on NBCSN – College Hockey: Michigan State @ Northeastern
9:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier Boxing Champions – Year in Review
Sunday, December 20
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Watford v. Liverpool
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Swansea City v. West Ham
1 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goal Zone
1:30 p.m. on NBC – World of Adventure Sports
2 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day II
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Dew Tour – Best of Breckenridge
4 p.m. on NBC – ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Final – Barcelona
7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night In America
8:20 p.m. on NBC – Sunday Night Football: Arizona @ Philadelphia
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC Sports’ coverage of Sunday Night Football features a matchup of NFC playoff contenders this week, as QB Sam Bradford and the tied-for-first-place Philadelphia Eagles host QB Carson Palmer and the first-place Arizona Cardinals this Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling the action live from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., is Al Michaels (play-by-play) alongside Cris Collinsworth (analyst). Joining Michaels and Collinsworth is Michele Tafoya, who will report from the sidelines.
Bob Costas will host Football Night In America reporting live alongside Hines Ward from Philadelphia at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. Joining Costas and Ward from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., is co-host Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio and Peter King. Carolyn Manno will report from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., on the Broncos-Steelers game.
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING
World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN today live at 9 p.m. ET, with Lance “The Party” Palmer (10-1) defending his lightweight title against Alexandre “Capitao” Almeida (17-5) from the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nev.
Tomorrow’s card also features bouts between Ozzy Dugulubgov (7-2) and Nic “Naptime” Herron-Webb (18-6) in the lightweight division; Robbie “Problems” Peralta (18-6) and Sheymon Moraes (7-1) in the featherweight division; Josh “Gentleman” Hill (12-1) and Bekbulat Magomedov (16-0) in the bantamweight division; and Jake “The Honey Bear” Heun (8-4) and Clinton Williams (7-2) in the light heavyweight division.
Play-by-play announcer Todd Harris will be joined by mixed martial artists and analysts Bas Rutten and Joey Varner to call the action.
NBC Sports Group concludes its coverage of Premier League action in 2015 this weekend with matches on NBC, NBCSN and USA Network.
Coverage begins this Saturday, Dec. 19, on NBCSN at 8 a.m. ET with Barclay’s Premier League Preview, followed by Premier League Live at 9 a.m. ET. Saturday’s live match coverage begins at 10 a.m. with Chelsea v. Sunderland on NBCSN, and Manchester United v. Norwich City on USA Network. Match coverage continues with Newcastle v. Aston Villa at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, immediately followed by Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Sunday’s live coverage on NBCSN begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, immediately followed by Watford v. Liverpool at 8:30 a.m. ET. Coverage continues on NBCSN with Swansea City v. West Ham at 11 a.m. ET, followed by Goal Zone at 1 p.m. ET.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by Kyle Martino and Robbie Earle.
Saturday, December 19
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Chelsea v. Sunderland, commentated by Tony Jones and Tony Gale
10 a.m. on USA Network – Manchester United v. Norwich City, commentated by Gary Weaver and Neil McCann
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Everton v. Leicester City, commentated by Joe Speight and Andy Walker
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Southampton v. Tottenham, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Davie Provan
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Stoke City v. Crystal Palace, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Danny Higginbotham
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – West Brom v. Bournemouth, commentated by Ian Crocker and David Prutton
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Newcastle v. Aston Villa, commentated by Arlo White and Lee Dixon
Sunday, December 20
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Watford v. Liverpool, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Swansea City v. West Ham, commentated by Jon Champion and Andy Townsend
Monday, December 21
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Arsenal v. Manchester City, commentated by Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Tim Howard
NBCSN presents a men’s college basketball and hockey doubleheader played between the same schools on the same day at the same arena. First, the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans, led by head coach Tom Izzo, take on the Northeastern Huskies in men’s basketball at 12:30 p.m. ET at Matthews Arena in Boston, Mass. Coverage of Michigan State – Northeastern men’s hockey begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Paul Burmeister calls Saturday’s game alongside analyst Dave Kaplan, and sideline reporter Carolyn Manno.
Steve Schlanger alongside Anson Carter (analyst) will call Saturday night’s Michigan State-Northeastern hockey matchup.
PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS
NBCSN presents a special PBC Best of 2015 program this Saturday, Dec. 19, at 9:30 p.m. ET. The 2.5-hour telecast takes a look back at the best moments since Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) launched March 7 on NBC, and will hand out awards for the top boxers and best bouts of the year.
Liam McHugh hosts the program joined by analyst B.J. Flores, with legendary “Sugar” Ray Leonard making an appearance
NBC Sports Group presents 2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final coverage this weekend from Barcelona, Spain. Coverage of the men’s and ladies’ short program begins Sunday at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBC.
Lead play-by-play commentator Terry Gannon will call the 2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, alongside Tracy Wilson, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.