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Friday, March 4th, 2016

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – MARCH 4-6, 2016

(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.

Friday, March 4  
6 p.m. on NBCSN – Pro Football Talk
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Curling Night in America
7 p.m. on Universal HD – Rugby World
7:30 p.m. on Universal HD – FIS World Cup: Kranjska Gora Men’s Giant Slalom
9 p.m. on NBCSN – USA Sevens Rugby
9 p.m. on Universal HD – UCI Track Cycling World Championships
10 p.m. on Universal HD – USA Swimming: Arena Pro Grand Prix
11:30 p.m. on Universal HD – AT&T American Cup Gymnastics
12 a.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA Tour HSBC Women’s Championship
2 a.m. on Universal HD – UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Saturday, March 5  
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: Tottenham v. Arsenal
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester City v. Aston Villa
10 a.m. on USA Network – Premier League: Everton v. West Ham
12 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour WGC – Cadillac Championship
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Watford v. Leicester City
1 p.m. on NBC – AT&T American Cup Gymnastics
1 p.m. on Universal HD – FIS World Cup: Jasna Women’s Giant Slalom
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Goal Zone
2:30 p.m. on Universal HD – FIS World Cup: Kranjska Gora Men’s Giant Slalom
3 p.m. on NBC – PGA Tour WGC – Cadillac Championship
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: George Washington @ Davidson
4 p.m. on Universal HD – IBU World Champs Women’s and Men’s Sprint
6 p.m. on NBCSN – USA Swimming Arena Pro Grand Prix
6:30 p.m. on Universal HD – UCI Track Cycling World Championships
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – USA Sevens Rugby
10 p.m. on NBCSN – ITU World Triathlon
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
12 a.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA Tour HSBC Women’s Championship

Sunday, March 6  
6:30 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: Crystal Palace v. Liverpool
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: West Brom v. Manchester United
1 p.m. on NBC – USA Sevens Rugby
12 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour WGC – Cadillac Championship
1 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: CAA Semifinals – Game 1
1 p.m. on Universal HD – FIS World Cup: Jasna Women’s Slalom
2 p.m. on NBC – PGA Tour WGC – Cadillac Championship
2:30 p.m. on Universal HD – FIS World Cup: Kranjska Gora Men’s Slalom
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – College Basketball: CAA Semifinals – Game 2
4 p.m. on Universal HD – UCI Track Cycling World Championships
6 p.m. on NBCSN – USA Sevens Rugby
6 p.m. on Universal HD – UCI Track Cycling World Championships
7 p.m. on Universal HD – UCI Track Cycling World Championships
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
8 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL: St. Louis Blues @ Minnesota Wild
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime
11:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Sunday Shootout – The Week In Review
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day II
2 a.m. on NBCSN – Paris Nice: Prologue

NHL  
NBCSN’s Sunday Night Hockey features a rematch of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as David Backes and the St. Louis Blues visit Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET in a pivotal Central Division matchup.

Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will call NBCSN’s Blues-Wild Sunday Night Hockey contest from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Liam McHugh will anchor Sunday’s NHL Live studio coverage, alongside analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

NBCSN’s NHL Sunday Shootout recaps the biggest NHL moments every week, following each of NBCSN’s Sunday Night Hockey matchups. The program, hosted by Dave Briggs, will feature insight and analysis from NBC Sports Group’s team of NHL commentators, including Jeremy Roenick, Brian Boucher, and Anson Carter.

PREMIER LEAGUE
NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend is highlighted by one of the most anticipated matches of the season, the North London Derby between storied rivals Tottenham and Arsenal this Saturday, Mar. 5, at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at White Hart Lane. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino.

Premier League coverage on Saturday, Mar. 5, continues at 10 a.m. ET with Manchester City v. Aston Villa on NBCSN, and Everton v. West Ham on USA Network. NBCSN’s coverage continues at 12:30 p.m. ET with Watford v. Leicester City, immediately followed by Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Coverage this Sunday, Mar. 6, begins at 7:30 a.m.ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Crystal Palace v. Liverpool at 8:30 a.m. ET and West Bromwich Albion v. fifth-place Manchester United at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

Saturday, March 5
7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – Tottenham v. Arsenal, commentated by Arlo White and Lee Dixon
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester City v. Aston Villa, commentated by Gary Weaver and Andy Hinchcliffe 
10 a.m. on USA Network – Everton v. West Ham, commentated by Jonathan Beck and Davie Provan
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Chelsea v. Stoke City, commentated by Tony Jones and Tony Gale
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Southampton v. Sunderland, commentated by Joe Speight and David Prutton
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Newcastle v. Bournemouth, commentated by Bill Leslie and Garry Birtles
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Swansea City v. Norwich City, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Danny Higginbotham
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Watford v. Leicester City, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and David Pleat

Sunday, March 6
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Crystal Palace v. Liverpool, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
11 a.m. on NBCSN– West Brom v. Manchester United, commentated by Jon Champion and Andy Townsend

AT&T AMERICAN CUP GYMNASTICS
NBC presents live coverage of this year’s first international gymnastics competition, the 2016 AT&T American Cup, this Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m. ET from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Gymnasts from 11 countries are expected to compete in the event, which is part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup series.

Coverage of AT&T American Cup begins tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET on Universal HD.

NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics team of Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett, Nastia Liukin, and Andrea Joyce will host coverage.

PARIS-NICE & UCI TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
NBC Sports Group presents daily coverage of Paris-Nice, beginning with Stage 1 this Monday, Mar. 7, at 2 a.m. ET/Sunday, Mar. 6 at 11 p.m. PT on NBCSN to kick off its robust 2016 cycling coverage. NBC Sports Group will present coverage of 11 different cycling events leading into the 103rd Tour de France in July.

Live cycling weekend coverage begins tonight at 9 p.m. ET with the UCI Track Cycling World Championships on Universal HD. Coverage continues on Saturday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. ET, and Sunday, March 6, at 4 p.m. ET.

Steve Schlanger will handle play-by-play for the event alongside analyst Bob Roll.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL 
NBC Sports Group will present more than six-hours of live coverage of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship, from the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md.

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2016 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, with Game 1 of the Semifinals.  CAA tournament action will continue on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET, with Game 2 of the Semifinals. Coverage will conclude on Monday night at 7 p.m. ET, with the Championship Game.

Mike Corey will manage play-by-play for all CAA Championship games on NBCSN, and will be joined by analyst Ron Thompson.

Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN will deliver an Atlantic 10 matchup between George Washington and Davidson. Steve Schlanger will manage play-by-play duties for the game and will be joined by Dalen Cuff, from Belk Arena in Davidson, NC.

USA SEVENS RUGBY
NBC Sports Group’s seven hours of USA Sevens Rugby Tournament coverage features future U.S. Olympians this weekend, beginning tonight with live coverage from Las Vegas at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Following tonight’s coverage at 9 p.m. ET, NBCSN’s presentation continues Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Action shifts to NBC on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, followed by coverage of the finals at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Veteran play-by-play announcer Bob Papa will call the matches for NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra. Papa will be joined in the booth by Brian Hightower. Tracy Wilson will report from the sidelines.

CURLING NIGHT IN AMERICA
Team USA looks to clinch the American Cup in the final draw of NBCSN’s Curling Night In America tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Heading into tonight’s telecast, Team USA holds the overall lead in the competition ahead of China, Scotland and Japan. This week’s finale will feature the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles Team USA squads as they vie to secure the American Cup. NBCSN will also air an encore presentation tonight at 11 p.m. ET.

Jason Knapp (play-by-play) and Pete Fenson (analyst) will provide commentary, while Tanith White (reporter) offers reports from Curl Mesabi in Eveleth, Minn.

USA SWIMMING ARENA PRO GRAND PRIX
NBC Sports Group presents coverage of the Arena Pro Swim series from Orlando, Fla., beginning tontight at 10 pm. ET on Universal HD and continuing live this Saturday, Mar. 5, at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Jason Knapp calls the action for NBCSN and Universal HD, joined by analyst Rowdy Gaines.

ITU WORLD TRIATHALON
NBC Sports Group presents coverage of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series, which kicks off from Abu Dhabi with the women’s competition Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and the men’s competition this Sunday, Mar. 6, at 4 p.m. ET on Universal HD. Abu Dhabi is the first of nine events, and athletes competing in the series can earn Olympic qualification points for their countries.

GOLF
NBC Sports Group presents coverage the PGA TOUR’s WGC-Cadillac Championship and the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s Champions.

Live coverage of WGC-Cadillac Championship continues Saturday on Golf Channel at 1 p.m. ET, and then moves to NBC at 3 p.m. ET. Sunday’s coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, and then shifts to NBC at 2 p.m. ET.

Terry Gannon (play-by-play) hosts Golf Channel’s coverage from Doral, Fla. Gannon is joined by analyst Frank Nobilo. Dan Hicks (play-by-play) and Johnny Miller (analyst) host NBC’s coverage from Trump National Doral.

Contributing to both teams are Gary Koch, Peter Jacobsen and David Feherty from the tower; Roger Maltbie, Mark Rolfing and Notah Begay from the course. Steve Sands contributes with interviews, while Jimmy Roberts contributes with essays.

Live weekend coverage of the HSBC Women’s Champions on Golf Channel continues Saturday at 12 a.m. ET, and concludes Sunday at 12 a.m. ET.

Karen Stupples hosts coverage of the LPGA Tour from Golf Channel’s studio in Orlando, Fla. Calling the action from the Sentosa Golf Club in Sentosa Island, Singapore are Peter Donegan (play-by-play), Sandy MacKenzie (analyst), and Kate Burton (on-course).