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Friday, April 8th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – APRIL 8-10, 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, April 8
10 p.m. on NBCSN – Indy Lights “Phoenix, AZ”
11 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR K&N Series “Kern County”
Saturday, April 9
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: West Ham v. Arsenal
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Crystal Palace v. Norwich City
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Manchester City v. West Brom
2 p.m. on NBCSN – Rolex Grand Prix
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Goal Zone
3 p.m. on NBC – NHL Live
3:30 p.m. on NBC – NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Philadelphia Flyers
5 p.m. on NBCSN – Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes, and Santa Anita Derby
7 p.m. on NBCSN – U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials
10 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
Sunday, April 10
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: Sunderland v. Leicester City
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Tottenham v. Manchester United
1 p.m. on NBC – Pacific Rim Championships Gymnastics
1 p.m. on USA – Goal Zone
2 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Download: The Leicester City Story
3 p.m. on NBC – ISU World Figure Skating Championship: Men’s Free; Pairs Free; Free Dance
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Paris-Roubaix
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL: Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Islanders
9:45 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials
1 a.m. on NBCSN – ITU World Triathlon: “Women-Gold Coast”
NBC Sports Group presents a full slate of action featuring title and Champions League hopefuls, and clubs desperate to avoid relegation.
Live Premier League action begins this Saturday, April 9, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by West Ham United v. Arsenal on NBCSN at 7:45 a.m. ET.
Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET NBCSN presents a special Relegation Breakaway, featuring RedZone-like live look-ins on the best action from Aston Villa v. Bournemouth, and Crystal Palace v. Norwich City.
USA Network will present Southampton v. Newcastle Saturday at 10 a.m. ET. At 12:30 p.m. ET coverage shifts to NBC for Manchester City v. West Bromwich Albion, followed by Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Sunday’s coverage kicks off on NBCSN at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, immediately followed by Sunderland v. Leicester City at 8:30 a.m. ET. Coverage continues on NBCSN with Tottenham v. Manchester United at 11 a.m. ET, immediately followed by Goal Zone at 1 p.m. ET. NBCSN will also present an encore presentation of Premier League Download: The Leicester City Story at 2 p.m. ET.
Premier League Live host Arlo White returns to his U.K. play-by-play post after two weeks in the U.S., along with U.S.-based analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe. White will also make pre-match and post-match appearances from NBC’s pitch-side locations. Earle, Martino and Mustoe will each call a match with White, marking the first Premier League match call for each with NBC Sports Group.
Saturday, April 9
7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – West Ham v. Arsenal, commentated by Ian Darke and Danny Mills
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Crystal Palace v. Norwich City, commentated by Daniel Mann and Davie Provan
10 a.m. on USA – Southampton v. Newcastle, commentated by Gary Taphouse and David Prutton
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Aston Villa v. Bournemouth, commentated by Tony Jones and Iain Dowie
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Swansea City v. Chelsea, commentated by Gary Weaver and Garry Birtles
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Watford v. Everton, commentated by Jonathan Beck and Tony Gale
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Manchester City v. West Brom, commentated by Peter Drury and Graeme Le Saux
Sunday, April 10
8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Sunderland v. Leicester City, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Liverpool v. Stoke City, commentated by Ian Crocker and Neil McCann
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Tottenham v. Manchester United, commentated by Steve Bower and Graeme Le Saux
Wednesday, April 13
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Crystal Palace v. Everton, commentated by Jon Champion and Kevin Kilbane
The NHL “Push For The Playoffs” comes down to the wire this weekend on NBC and NBCSN as the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, and Boston Bruins are in the running for the final two 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs berths.
The Philadelphia Flyers host the Pittsburgh Penguins on the NHL Game of the Week on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Mike Emrick (play-by-play), Pierre McGuire (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst), and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will have the call of Saturday’s Penguins-Flyers NHL Game of the Week from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
Philadelphia travels to Brooklyn to face John Tavares and the New York Islanders on NBCSN’s Sunday Night Hockey at 7 p.m. ET. Jim Jackson (play-by-play), Keith Jones (analyst) and Chris Therien (analyst) will call NBCSN’s Flyers-Islanders Sunday Night Hockey contest from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Saturday’s NHL Live and NHL Overtime will be hosted by Liam McHugh, who will be joined by analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. Sunday’s edition of NHL Live and NHL Overtime will include McHugh, as well as Brian Boucher and Mike Milbury as analysts.
NBCSN presents live elite horse racing this Saturday, April 9, at 5 p.m. ET, with coverage of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes, and Santa Anita Derby. The coverage features host Tom Hammond, joined by Hall-of-Fame jockey Jerry Bailey; veteran horse racing analyst Randy Moss; and reporters Laffit Pincay III, Carolyn Manno, and Jay Privman.
U.S. OLYMPIC WRESTLING TRIALS
NBCSN will provide five hours of Trials coverage of the wrestling finals from Iowa City, Iowa, beginning Saturday, April 9, live at 7 p.m. ET. Coverage continues the following evening, Sunday, April 10, at 10:30 p.m. ET, following NHL coverage. Jason Knapp will call the action this weekend, alongside analyst John Smith.
PACIFIC RIM GYMNASTICS
NBC presents coverage of the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships this Sunday, April 10, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics team of Al Trautwig, two-time Olympic medalist Tim Daggett, five-time Olympic medalist Nastia Liukin, and Andrea Joyce will host coverage.
NBC Sports Group will continue its coverage of the 2016 cycling season with coverage of the Paris-Roubaix, this Sunday, April 10, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The contest will be commentated by Phil Liggett (play-by-play) and Paul Sherwen (analyst).