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Friday, August 19th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – AUGUST 19-21, 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 the NBC Sports app, Powered by Playmaker Media and Golf Channel’s Golf Live Extra powered by PlayMaker Media, click here.
Friday, August 19
1 p.m. on USA – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Bristol
2 p.m. on USA – Premier League Live
3 p.m. on USA – Premier League: Manchester United v. Southampton
5 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship
5:15 p.m. on USA – NASCAR America
5:30 p.m. on USA – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Bristol
7 p.m. on USA – Countdown to Green
7:30 p.m. on USA – NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Bristol
Saturday, August 20
4 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: D+D Real Czech Masters
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Stoke City v. Manchester City
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Burnley v. Liverpool
10 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Watford v. Chelsea
12 p.m. on CNBC – Premier League Live
12:30 p.m. on CBNC – Premier League: Leicester City vs. Arsenal
3 p.m. on CNBC – Mecum Auctions – Monterey
7 p.m. on Universal HD – Vuelta a Espana Stage 1
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green
8 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Bristol
11:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Indy Car Series Qualifying Pocono
Sunday, August 21
4 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: D+D Real Czech Masters
7 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: D+D Real Czech Masters
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
8:25 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Sunderland v. Middlesbrough
10:30 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League Live
11 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: West Ham v. Bournemouth
1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship
1:30 p.m. on CNBC – Mecum Auctions – Monterey
3 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar ABC Supply 500
5 p.m. on NBC – Premier Boxing Champions – Brooklyn, NY
6 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Series Post-Race
7 p.m. on Universal HD – Vuelta a Espana Stage 2
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Unadilla National
9 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier Boxing Championships – Brooklyn
11 p.m. on NBCSN – Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Budds Creek National
This week’s Premier League coverage begins today at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network with Premier League Live followed by the first Friday match of the season – Manchester United v. Southampton at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network. Peter Drury calls the match joined by analyst Phil Neville at Old Trafford.
Coverage this Saturday, August 20, begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Stoke City v. Manchester City at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Live match coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with Burnley v. Liverpool at 10 a.m. ET (confirmed) on NBCSN.
On Sunday, August 21, coverage begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Sunderland v. Middlesbrough at 8:30 a.m. ET. At 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, coverage continues on CNBC with Premier League Live followed by the final match of the week, as West Ham host Bournemouth at 11 a.m. ET. John Champion calls West Ham v. Bournemouth, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux..
Steve Bower will host Premier League Live this week, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
As NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games winds down, the engines of NASCAR rev back into action with back-to-back races under the lights of Bristol Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Sprint Cup series returns on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The stars of tomorrow take the wheel with XFINITY Series racing tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Today’s Sprint Cup coverage wraps up with NASCAR America at 5:15 p.m. ET on USA Network, followed by qualifying at 5:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Saturday’s race day coverage begins with Countdown to Green at 7:30 p.m. ET, immediately following the conclusion of the Olympic men’s soccer gold medal match on NBCSN. Race coverage from The Last Great Colosseum begins Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. An hour-long on-site post-race show wraps up NBCSN’s coverage at 11 p.m. ET.
XFINITY Series Countdown to Green kicks into high gear at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network, followed by green flag racing at 7:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. An on-site post-race show wraps up the evening at 9:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Race announcer Rick Allen calls this weekend’s action alongside analysts Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton. Pre- and post-race coverage is handled by host Krista Voda, and analysts Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett. Marty Snider, Mike Massaro, Dave Burns and Kligerman report from pit road.
INDYCAR ABC SUPPLY 500 AT POCONO RACEWAY
NBC Sports Group continues its exclusive cable coverage of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend with live comprehensive coverage from Pocono Raceway.
Coverage begins on NBCSN late Saturday night at 12:30 a.m. ET with qualifying. Sunday’s action begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with IndyCar Countdown, leading into live race coverage from the “Tricky Triangle” at 3 p.m. ET.
Brian Till (play-by-play) will call the action alongside analysts and drivers Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt, Robin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.
MECUM AUCTIONS – MONTEREY
CNBC presents more than 10 hours of Mecum Auctions coverage from its iconic event in Monterey, Calif., this weekend, highlighted by a guest appearance in the broadcast booth by former Tonight Show host and avid car collector and enthusiast Jay Leno on Saturday.
Coverage gets underway on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on CNBC, and continues Sunday with more than five hours of Mecum Auctions action, beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site at the Colorado Convention Center, alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, Bill Stephens, and Steve Matchett.
LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP BUDDS CREEK NATIONAL
NBCSN presents the penultimate race of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Sunday at 11 p.m. ET from Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville, Md.
Veteran play-by-play voice Jason Weigandt, analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston, and pit reporter Georgia Lindsay will call this weekend’s action.
NBC Sports Group presents Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) this Sunday, August 21, at 5 p.m. ET on NBC, with undefeated rising star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) set to face Leonard “The Lion” Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight world title eliminator from Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, N.Y.
NBCSN will present continuing PBC coverage Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, with Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero (20-1, 14 KOs) taking on unbeaten Derrick Murray (13-0-1, 5 KOs) in a super featherweight bout, and undefeated contenders Heather “The Heat” Hardy (17-0, 4 KOs) and Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (18-0, 1 KO) facing off in a featherweight bout.
Kenny Albert calls the action alongside analyst and professional boxer Daniel Jacobs, with Dave Briggs serving as host.
NBC Sports Group’s robust coverage of the 2016 cycling season continues this Saturday, August 20, as NBC Sports Gold begins exclusive live coverage of the 2016 Vuelta a España – the final Grand Tour of the season. Coverage of the 21-stage race begins at 12:20 p.m. ET, with Stage 1, a team time trial from the Laias Health Resort to the Castrelo de Miño Nautical Park. NBC Sports Gold’s live coverage continues daily throughout the tour, culminating on Sunday, September 11.
Universal HD will televise nightly encore presentations of each stage of the race, beginning Saturday at 7 p.m. ET with Stage 1.
Matt Keenan will provide play-by-play commentary for 2016 Vuelta a España coverage on NBC Sports Gold. Paul Sherwen calls the action for Universal HD coverage, and will be joined by analyst Bob Roll.
NBC Sports Group’s tournament coverage continues this weekend with the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, and the European Tour’s D+D Real Czech Masters.
Golf Channel’s coverage of the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship continues tonight at 5p.m. ET from Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Coverage will continue on Sunday at 1p.m. on Golf Channel. Whit Watson (play-by-play) is joined by Lanny Wadkins (analyst), Frank Nobilo (tower), Craig Perks (tower), Arron Oberholser (on course), and George Savaricas (interviews).
Golf Channel’s coverage of the European Tour’s D+D Real Czech Masters continues Saturday at 4a.m. ET and Sunday at 4a.m. and 7a.m. ET. Scott Walker (studio host) is joined by Julian Tutt (play-by-play) and Warren Humphreys (analyst).