FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 26th, 2016

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – AUGUST 26-28, 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 26th
12 p.m. on Golf Channel – WEB.COM: Win Co Foods Portland Open
12 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – Michigan
2 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: The Barclays
5 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Michigan
6 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA Tour: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Road America
7 p.m. on Universal HD – Vuelta a Espana – Stage 7
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Whelen Modified Series – Thompson
8:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Whelen Modified Series – Bristol
9 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour Champions: Boeing Classic
10 p.m. on NBCSN – Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball – Women’s Quarterfinals

Saturday, August 27th
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Preview
6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Tottenham v. Liverpool
8:30 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – Michigan
10:00 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Chelsea v. Burnley
11:30 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice – Michigan
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League: Hull City v. Manchester United
1 p.m. on NBCSN – F1 Belgian Grand Prix – Qualifying
1 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: The Barclays
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Goal Zone
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green
3 p.m. on NBC – Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball – Women’s Semifinals
3 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Road America
3 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA Tour: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open
4:30 p.m. on NBC – Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series – Travers Stakes
6 p.m. on NBCSN – Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – Ironman National
6 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour Champions: Boeing Classic
7 p.m. on Universal HD – Vuelta a Espana – Stage 8
8 p.m. on Golf Channel – WEB.COM: Win Co Foods Portland Open
9 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Series Pre-Race Show
9:30 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Firestone 600
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Post-Race Show
11:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball – Men’s Semifinals

Sunday, August 28th
6 a.m. on NBCSN –GP2 Belgium
7 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Countdown
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Belgian Grand Prix
7:30 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League Live
8:30 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: West Brom v. Middlesbrough
10 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Extra
10:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
11:00 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester City v. West Ham
12 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: The Barclays
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green
2 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull: Track Jump
2 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Michigan
3 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Global RallyCross – Atlantic City
3 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA Tour: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open
4:30 p.m. on NBC – Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball – Women’s Finals
5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race Show
6 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour Champions: Boeing Classic
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap
7 p.m. on NBC – The Timeline: Peyton Manning’s Summer School
7 p.m. on Universal HD – Vuelta a Espana – Stage 9
8 p.m. on NBC – NFL Preseason: Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars
8 p.m. on Golf Channel – WEB.COM: Win Co Foods Portland Open
12:00 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Match of the Day
1 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Match of the Week

NFL
NBC Sports presents an NFL preseason game this Sunday as the Cincinnati Bengals visit the Jacksonville Jaguars at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Mike Tirico calls both games alongside analyst Cris Collinsworth. Reporter Michele Tafoya returns to the sidelines for Sunday’s game after reporting from poolside at the swimming competition in Rio.

On Sunday night at 7 p.m. ET, prior to Bengals-Jaguars, NBC presents The Timeline: Peyton Manning’s Summer School.

PREMIER LEAGUE
NBC Sports Group’s continues its coverage of the Premier League season this weekend across the networks of NBCUniversal.

Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET this Saturday, August 27, with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Tottenham v. Liverpool at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Live match coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET with Chelsea hosting Burnley on NBCSN.

Saturday’s live match coverage continues with Manchester United traveling to Hull City at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, with NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calling the action alongside analyst Lee Dixon at the KCOM Stadium. Goal Zone concludes Saturday’s coverage at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

On Sunday, August 28, Premier League coverage begins at 7:30 a.m. ET on CNBC with Premier League Live, followed by West Bromwich Albion v. Middlesbrough at 8:30 a.m. ET. White calls Manchester City v. West Ham at 11 a.m. ET, joined by Dixon at the Etihad Stadium.

All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe.

NASCAR
NBC Sports Group heads to the Midwest this weekend for a double feature of racing coverage, highlighted by XFINITY Series racing at Road America in Wisconsin Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Sprint Cup racing from Michigan International Speedway Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBC Sports begins its Sprint Cup coverage from the Irish Hills of southeastern Michigan today with practice at 12 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by qualifying at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Saturday’s coverage from Michigan International Speedway includes practice at 8:30 a.m. ET on CNBC followed by final practice at 11:30 a.m. ET on CNBC.

Sunday’s race day coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET with a special edition of NASCAR America Sunday on NBCSN. Countdown to Green kicks into high gear at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by race coverage at 2 p.m. ET. An on-site post-race show follows the race at 5 p.m. ET, and an additional on-site NASCAR Victory Lap at 6 p.m. ET wraps up the day.

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 Kelli Stavast report from pit road.

NASCAR XFINITY Series racing heads to the “Badger State” this weekend for road course racing from Road America. NBC Sports Group kicks off its coverage today with XFINITY Series qualifying at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Race day coverage on NBCSN begins with Countdown to Green at 2:30 p.m. ET, followed by XFINITY series racing at 3 p.m. ET.

Pulling double duty, Burns calls this weekend’s XFINITY action alongside analyst Jarrett before both travel to Michigan for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. Ralph Sheheen, Parker Kligerman and Jim Noble report from pit road.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL
NBC Sports Group presents eight hours of coverage of the 2016 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball this weekend from Long Beach, Calif., highlighted by three hours of live television coverage on NBC and five hours on NBCSN.

Coverage on NBCSN begins tonight at 10 p.m. ET with the women’s quarterfinals, and continues Saturday at 3 p.m. ET with the women’s semifinals and 11:30 p.m. ET with the men’s semifinals. Weekend coverage concludes on NBC Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET with the women’s finals.

Olympic gold medalist and veteran play-by-play commentator Chris Marlowe will call the action from Long Beach. Marlowe will be joined by beach volleyball Olympian and three-time All-American Kevin Wong, who will serve as an analyst. Dain Blanton will report from the sideline.

FORMULA ONE
NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2016 Formula One Championship this weekend. NBCSN will air delayed coverage of qualifying on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. Live Belgian Grand Prix coverage begins Sunday morning at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with F1 Countdown, and is followed by F1 Extra at 10 a.m. ET.

Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst David Hobbs, and analyst Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter in Belgium.

INDYCAR
NBC Sports Group continues its exclusive cable coverage of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series this Saturday with live coverage of the Firestone 600 from Texas Motor Speedway.

Coverage begins on NBCSN on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET with pre-race coverage, followed by green flag action at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Kevin Lee (play-by-play) will call the action alongside analysts Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller will report from the pits.

RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS
NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2016 Red Bull Global RallyCross Championship Sunday at 2p.m. ET on NBC from the series’ event in Atlantic City, N.J.

Toby Moody handles the play-by-play for this weekend’s event alongside analyst Anders Krohn and reporter Kristen Kenney.

LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
NBCSN presents the final race of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.

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

BREEDERS’ CUP
Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator and Belmont Stakes winner Creator headline a full field of 14 3-year-olds set to battle this Saturday, August 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC in the $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as the 2016 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing.”

Saturday’s 90-minute ‘Summer at Saratoga’ program is the fifth of nine telecasts in the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing,” on NBC and NBCSN, featuring 16 “Win And You’re In” races plus other major stakes on the road to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, November 4-5 at Santa Anita Park, and televised by NBC Sports Group. Saturday’s show will also be streamed live on NBCSports.com and NBC Sports app. Winners of these Challenge races, which combined offer more than $10 million in purses, automatically qualify for a spot in the Breeders’ Cup.

Tom Hammond hosts the Travers broadcast, and will be joined analysts Jerry Bailey and Randy Moss, reporters Kenny Rice and Donna Brothers and handicapper Eddie Olczyk. Daily Racing Form’s Matt Bernier will also serve as a handicapper.

CYCLING
NBC Sports Group’s robust coverage of the 2016 cycling season continues this Saturday, August 27, as NBC Sports Gold continues exclusive live coverage of the 2016 Vuelta a España – the final Grand Tour of the season.

NBC Sports Gold’s live coverage continues daily at 12:20 p.m. ET throughout the tour. Universal HD’s nightly encore presentations at 7 p.m. ET continue tonight with Stage 7, followed by Stage 8 on Saturday and Stage 9 on Sunday.

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.

GOLF
NBC Sports Group’s tournament coverage continues this weekend with the PGA Tour’s The Barclays, the LPGA Tour’s Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, the WEB.COM Tour’s WinCo Foods Portland Open, the PGA Tour Champions’ Boeing Classic, and the European Tour’s Made in Denmark.

Coverage of the PGA Tour’s The Barclays continues on Golf Channel today at 2p.m. ET, Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, and Sunday at noon ET. Rich Lerner (play-by-play) is joined by Nick Faldo (analyst), Frank Nobilo (tower), Jim Gallagher, Jr. (tower), Phil Blackmar (on course),and George Savaricas (on course).

Coverage of the LPGA Tour’s Canadian Pacific Women’s Open at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club (Raven Course) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada continues tonight at 6p.m. ET, and again on Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

Terry Gannon (play-by-play) is joined by Judy Rankin (analyst), Tom Abbott (tower), Jerry Foltz (on course), and Gail Graham (on course).

Golf Channel’s coverage of the WEB.COM Tour’s WinCo Foods Portland Open continues Saturday at 8 p.m. ET, and again on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

Grant Boone (play-by-play) is joined by Craig Perks (analyst), Steve Burkowski (tower), Tripp Isenhour (on course) and Kay Cockerill (on course).

Coverage of the PGA Tour Champions’ Boeing Classic continues tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, and again on Saturday and Sunday AT 6 p.m. ET.

Whit Whatson (play-by-play) is joined by Lanny Wadkins (analyst), John Mahaffey (tower), Dave Marr III (tower), and Billy Ray Brown (on course).

Golf Channel’s coverage of the European Tour’s Made in Denmark continues Saturday at 7 a.m ET, and Sunday at 6:30 a.m. ET.

Mike Ritz (studio host) is joined by Dougie Donnelly (play-by-play), Warren Humphreys (analyst), and Julian Tutt (on course).