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Friday, June 24th, 2016

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – JUNE 24-26, 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, June 24 
12 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Kohler Practice
12:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR Champions: American Family Insurance Championship
3:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR: Quicken Loans Nationals
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Draft Pre-Draft Special
6:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA TOUR: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Draft
8 p.m. on NBC – The Ranch: Home of An American Sports Dynasty
9 p.m. on NBC – 2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships

Saturday, June 25 
7:30 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: BMW International Open
1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR: Quicken Loans Nationals
2 p.m. on NBC – Ironman World Championships
3 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR Champions: American Family Insurance Championship
3:30p.m. on NBC – Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Moto 2s
4:30p.m. on NBC – U.S. Olympic Diving Trials – Men’s Springboard Final
4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee – Moto 2s
5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix – Qualifying
5:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA TOUR: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
8 p.m. on NBC – U.S. Olympic Diving Trials – Women’s Platform Final
8 p.m. on NBCSN – Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: The Gold Cup at Santa Anita
9 p.m. on NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics
9 p.m. on NBCSN – FIVB World League Volleyball: USA vs. Belgium
11 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier Boxing Champions

Sunday, June 26 
6:30 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: BMW International Open
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Countdown
1 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Series Hartlines
1 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix
1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR: Quicken Loans Nationals
3 p.m. on NBC – AVP San Francisco Open
3 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Post-Race
3 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR Champions: American Family Insurance Championship
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Indy Lights – Road America
4:30 p.m. on NBC – U.S. Olympic Diving Trials – Women’s Springboard Final
5:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA TOUR: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
6 p.m. on NBCSN – U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Qualifying Heats
7 p.m. on NBC – U.S. Olympic Diving Trials – Men’s Platform Finals
7 p.m. on NBCSN – FIVB World League Volleyball: USA vs. Australia
8 p.m. on NBC – U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Finals
8 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA of America: PGA Professional Championship
8:30 p.m. on NBCSN – FIVB World League Volleyball: USA vs. Italy
9 p.m. on NBC – 2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships
10 p.m. on NBCSN – Tour de France Preview Show

NHL DRAFT
NBC Sports will provide live coverage of the 2016 NHL Draft tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with an exclusive presentation of the first round from First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Coverage begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET with a 30-minute NHL Draft Pre-Draft Special on NBCSN. In addition, NBCSN will also provide live coverage of the 2016 NHL Awards tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET.

Liam McHugh will host coverage alongside Emmy Award-winning analyst Pierre McGuire and NHL Insiders Bob McKenzie and Craig Button. In addition, Kathryn Tappen will anchor coverage from the floor of First Niagara Center, conducting interviews with players, coaches and general managers. Darren Dreger will handle reporting duties, providing information on potential trades and developing storylines.

Coverage will feature interviews and features with all of the top 2016 NHL Draft prospects, including Auston Matthews and Matthew Tkachuk.

GYMNASTICS
NBC Olympics continues its unprecedented presentation of the U.S. Olympic Trials with the men’s gymnastics Trials from St. Louis, Mo., in primetime this Saturday, June 25, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

NBC Sports presents coverage of the 2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships from St. Louis, Mo., this Friday, June 24, and Sunday, June 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics team of play-by-play voice Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett, Nastia Liukin and reporter Andrea Joyce will host coverage of the men’s gymnastics Trials and the 2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships.

NBC Sports Films will premiere The Ranch: Home of An American Sports Dynasty, a one-hour special which explores Karolyi Ranch, the historic U.S. women’s gymnastics team training center built by legendary coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi, on tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The Ranch is narrated by actress Kristen Bell.

U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
NBC Olympics presents coverage of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials from CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., beginning this Sunday, June 26, at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and continues at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

NBC Olympics’ swimming commentary team of longtime NBC golf commentator Dan Hicks (play-by-play) calls the action, joined by three-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines (analyst), and NBC Olympic swimming reporter Michele Tafoya.

U.S. OLYMPIC DIVING TRIALS
NBC Sports’ live Trials coverage of the finals in diving begins this Saturday, June 25, at 4:30 p.m. ET, and continues in primetime at 8 p.m. ET. Finals coverage on Sunday, June 26, begins at 4:30 p.m. ET, and continues at 7 p.m. ET.

Ted Robinson will handle play-by-play duties for all of NBC and NBCSN’s diving coverage, alongside analyst Cynthia Potter, and analyst Laura Wilkinson. Kelli Stavast will handle reporting duties throughout the week’s coverage in Indianapolis.

BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIES
The 2016 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing” continues this Saturday, June 25, live on NBCSN at 8:00 p.m. ET from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., with the $500,000 Gold Cup.

Laffit Pincay III hosts the Gold Cup at Santa Anita telecast, and will be joined by analyst Jerry Bailey and reporters Jay Privman and Carolyn Manno.

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS
NBC Sports Group presents Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) this Saturday, June 25, live at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, highlighted by a 10-round super welterweight bout between Justin DeLoach (14-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten 2012 Olympian Junior Castillo (10-0, 9 KOs) from the Scottish Rite Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas.

NBCSN’s coverage also features unbeaten Ryan “Cowboy” Karl (11-0, 8 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight contest against Mexico’s Luis “Muecas” Solis (14-6-4, 12 KOs), and a bout between two undefeated fighters when Darwin Price (12-0, 11 KOs) faces Semajay Thomas (7-0, 4 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight contest.

Kenny Rice calls the action alongside analyst B.J. Flores.

INDYCAR
IndyCar returns to historic Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., this weekend for the first time since 2007, as NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Kohler Grand Prix this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-race coverage begins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Coverage from Road America begins today at noon ET with practice on NBCSN, and continues Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET with qualifying, prior to Sunday’s race coverage.

Lead IndyCar play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s race, alongside analysts Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Marty Snider, Katie Hargitt, Robin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.

In addition to this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series event at Road America, NBCSN will air coverage of the Indy Lights series from Road America Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET, immediately following the Kohler Grand Prix. Kevin Lee will call the race alongside Anders Krohn and Katie Hargitt.

MOTOCROSS
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues with the Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Saturday’s live coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC and moves to NBCSN at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call this weekend’s action.

FIVB WORLD LEAGUE VOLLEYBALL
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of FIVB World League Volleyball continues this weekend with more than three hours of action, highlighted by a Team USA doubleheader on Sunday, June 26.

Coverage begins Saturday, June 25, at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Team USA vs. Belgium. NBCSN’s coverage continues on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET as Team USA takes on Australia, immediately followed by Team USA vs. Italy at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Paul Sunderland will call the action from the Pala Lottomatica in Rome, Italy, alongside analyst Kevin Barnett.

AVP
NBC Sports will continue its live coverage of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour season with the San Francisco Open on Sunday, June 26, at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.

Veteran broadcaster and Olympic gold medalist Chris Marlowe will serve as the play-by-play announcer for all AVP telecasts on NBC and NBCSN this season. Marlowe will be joined by beach volleyball Olympian and three-time All-American Kevin Wong (analyst), and Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton (reporter).

TOUR DE FRANCE
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 103rd Tour de France begins with the Tour de France Preview Show, hosted by Paul Burmeister, this Sunday, June 26, at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Featuring an in-depth look at the 2016 race, the program includes interviews with past winners, an overview of the 2016 race route, and profiles of competing cyclists. In addition, the special will look back at historical moments from the more than 100 years of the event.

GOLF
NBC Sports Group’s tournament coverage continues this weekend with the PGA TOUR’s Quicken Loans National, the LPGA TOUR’s Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, the PGA TOUR Champions’ American Family Insurance Championship, the European Tour’s BMW International Open, and the PGA of America’s PGA Professional Championship.

Golf Channel’s live weekend coverage of the Quicken Loans National tees off this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. ET. Golf Channel’s coverage continues Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Terry Gannon (play-by-play) hosts Golf Channel’s coverage from Bethesda, Md. Gannon is joined by Nick Faldo (analyst), Matt Gogel and Peter Kostis (tower), Phil Blackmar (on course), and George Savaricas.

Golf Channel’s live tournament coverage of the LPGA Tour begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET, and continues Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Tom Abbott (play-by-play) hosts coverage of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship from Rogers, Ark. Abbott is joined by Judy Rankin (analyst), Jim Gallagher Jr. (tower), and Jerry Foltz and Karen Stupples (on course). Lisa Cornwell will contribute with interviews.

Live tournament coverage of the American Family Insurance Championship begins today at 12:30 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. Coverage continues on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.

Bob Papa (play-by-play) hosts Golf Channel’s coverage of PGA TOUR Champions from Madison, Wis. Papa is joined by Lanny Wadkins (analyst), Curt Byrum and John Mahaffey (tower), and Billy Ray Brown from the course.

Weekend coverage of the BMW International Open on Golf Channel begins Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET, and concludes Sunday at 6:30 a.m. ET.

Scott Walker hosts coverage of the European Tour from Golf Channel’s studio in Orlando, Fla. Calling the action from the Golf Club Gut Larchenhof in Pulheim, Germany are Warren Humphreys (play-by-play), analyst Julian Tutt, and Jay Townsend from the course.

Coverage of the PGA Professional Championship on Golf Channel begins Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

David Marr III (play-by-play) will host Golf Channel’s coverage of PGA of America from the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y. Marr will be joined by Michael Breed (analyst), Gary Christian (tower), and Kay Cockerill from the on course. Scott Walker will contribute with interviews.