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Friday, September 9th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – SEPTEMBER 9-11, 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, September 9th
3 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: BMW Championship
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
4 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Richmond
5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Richmond
7 p.m. on Universal HD – Vuelta a Espana Stage 19
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Racing – Richmond
9 p.m. on Universal HD – Tour of Britain Stage 6
10 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Post-Race
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Louisville
11:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Paralympics
Saturday, September 10th
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Preview
6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: KLM Open
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester United v. Manchester City
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Arsenal v. Southampton
10 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Stoke City v. Tottenham
12 p.m. on NBC – PGA Tour: BMW Championship
12 p.m. Golf Channel – WEB.COM: DAP Championship
12:25 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Liverpool v. Leicester City
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN –Goal Zone
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Kickoff
3:30 p.m. on NBC – Notre Dame Football Nevada @ Notre Dame
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Louisville
3:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: BMW Championship
5 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green
7 p.m. on Universal HD – Vuelta a Espana- Stage 20
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Richmond
9 p.m. on Universal HD – Tour of Britain – Stage 7
11 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race Show
11:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap
1:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Paralympics
Sunday, September 11th
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
6:30 a.m. on Golf Channel – European Tour: KLM Open
8 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Swansea vs. Chelsea
12 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: BMW Championship
1 p.m. on NBC – PGA Tour Special
1 p.m. on NBCSN – Goal Zone
1:30 p.m. on NBC – Road to the Ryder Cup
2 p.m. on NBC – PGA Tour: BMW Championship
2 p.m. on NBCSN – Aviva Premiership Rugby Exeter vs. Saracens
2 p.m. on Golf Channel – WEB.COM Tour: DAP Championship
4 p.m. on NBCSN – Vuelta a Espana- Stage 21
6 p.m. on NBCSN – Pacific Coast Open Polo Championship
7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night in America
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Paralympics
7 p.m. on Universal HD – Tour of Britain Stage 8
8:20 p.m. on NBC – Sunday Night Football New England Patriots @ Arizona Cardinals
10 p.m. on NBCSN – America’s Cup World Series – Toulon, France
12 a.m. on NBCSN –Match of the Day II
1 a.m. on NBCSN –Match of the Week
NBC Sports opens its 11th season of Sunday Night Football on September 11, when the Arizona Cardinals face the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Coverage starts with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter) will call the Sunday Night Football opener between the Patriots and Cardinals.
Bob Costas and Dan Patrick will host FNIA on-site, alongside Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN
NBC Sports heads to Richmond International Raceway for the final Sprint Cup race of the regular-season. NBCSN’s coverage continues today with an on-site edition of NASCAR America at 3:30 p.m. ET and qualifying at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Saturday’s trackside coverage begins with a special two-hour edition of NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, which rolls into Countdown to Green at 7 p.m. ET. Race coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. An on-site post-race show takes over at 11 p.m. ET, followed by NASCAR Victory Lapat 11:30 p.m. ET.
Race announcer Rick Allen calls this weekend’s Sprint Cup 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. Rutledge Wood also contributes, bringing his sense of style to the Richmond raceway.
NBCSN surrounds the XFINITY Series Friday with complete coverage from Richmond International Raceway beginning with practice at 8 a.m. ET followed by qualifying at 4 p.m. ET. Countdown to Green kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by race coverage at 7:30 p.m. ET and an on-site post-race show at 10 p.m. ET.
Race announcer Leigh Diffey calls this weekend’s XFINITY action from Richmond. Analysts Dale Jarrett and Steve Letarte join Diffey in the booth to call Friday night’s race.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL
NBC Sports Group kicks off its 26th season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this Saturday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m. ET when the No. 18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Nevada Wolf Pack at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, NBCSN’s live pre-game show.
Mike Tirico calls Saturday’s game alongside 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner and analyst Doug Flutie , and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen .
Liam McHugh will host Countdown to Kickoff at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, alongside 11-year NFL veteran and former University of Michigan LB Dhani Jones . McHugh and Jones will also manage halftime duties on NBC.
Live Premier League match coverage continues this week with a blockbuster Manchester Derby, as unbeaten clubs Manchester United and Manchester City face off this Saturday, September 10, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by Kyle Martino and Robbie Earle.
Live Premier League coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET with Arsenal v. Southampton on NBCSN, and Stoke City v. Tottenham on CNBC.
Saturday’s live Premier League match coverage wraps up with Liverpool v. Leicester City, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by a live Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Coverage on Sunday, September 11, begins at 10 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Swansea City v. Chelsea at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Saturday, Sept. 10
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester United v. Manchester City, commentated by Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Arsenal v. Southampton, commentated by Gary Weaver and Garry Birtles
10 a.m. on CNBC – Stoke City v. Tottenham, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – West Ham v. Watford, commentated by Rob Hawthorne and Tony Gale
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Middlesbrough v. Crystal Palace, commentated by Jonathan Beck and Davie Provan
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Bournemouth v. West Brom, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Ray Houghton
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Burnley v. Hull City, commentated by Joe Speight and Iain Dowie
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Liverpool v. Leicester City, commentated by Peter Drury and Andy Townsend
Sunday, Sept. 11
11 a.m. on NBCSN –Swansea City v. Chelsea, commentated by Jon Champion and David Prutton
Monday, Sept. 12
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Sunderland v. Everton, commentated by Martin Tyler and Danny Higginbotham
NBC Sports Group will continue its presentation of more than 70 hours of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games coverage across NBC and NBCSN this weekend.
NBCSN’S Rio 2016 Paralympic coverage will include Swimming and Track & Field, with Saturday’s coverage including Track & Field, Swimming, Judo, and Track Cycling. NBCSN’S Paralympic coverage on Sunday will include Swimming, Track & Field, and Wheelchair Basketball.
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP RUGBY
Round 2 of NBC Sports Group’s 2016-17 Aviva Premiership Rugby coverage is highlighted by a rematch of last year’s championship final, when Exeter Chiefs host Saracens at Sandy Park on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey will anchor studio coverage for Sunday’s Exeter-Saracens match on NBCSN. He will be joined by analyst and former Premiership Rugby player Alex Corbisiero. Nick Mullins, Glenn Delaney, and Ugo Monye will provide game commentary of Exeter-Saracens on NBCSN.
LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES
NBC Sports Group’s continuing coverage of the America’s Cup sets sail again this Sunday, September 11, at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Toulon, France.
Alastair Eykyn will handle play-by-play for all America’s Cup World Series coverage from Toulon, and will be joined by analyst and former America’s Cup sailor Ken Read.
TOUR OF BRITAIN
Universal HD continues its coverage of the 2016 Tour of Britain with an encore presentation of Stage 6 tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Universal HD will present encore presentations of Stage 7: Bristol and Stage 8:London at 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Paul Sherwen handles play-by-play for the event alongside analyst Bob Roll.
NBC Sports Group’s tournament coverage continues this weekend with the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship, the WEB.COM Tour’s DAP Championship, and the European Tour’s KLM Open.
Coverage of the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship continues today at 3 p.m.ET, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, and Sunday at 12 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. NBC’s coverage of the BMW Championship begins on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET, and continues on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
Play-by-play commentator Terry Gannon is joined by Frank Nobilo (analyst), Gary Koch (tower), Peter Jacobsen (tower), Steve Sands (tower), Jimmy Roberts (tower), Roger Maltbie (on-course), Notah Begay (on-course), Mark Rolfing (on-course), George Savaricas (Friday), Steve Sands (Saturday-Sunday) Todd Lewis (Saturday-Sunday), and Jimmy Roberts (essays).
Play-by-play commentator Dan Hicks is joined by analyst Johnny Miller on NBC.
Golf Channel’s coverage of the WEB.COM Tour’s DAP Championship continues today at 12:30 p.m. ET, Saturday at 12 p.m. ET, and Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
Play-by-play commentator John Swantek is joined by analyst Craig Perks, Steve Burkowski (tower), Phil Blackmar (on-course), and Kay Cockerill (on-course).
Coverage of the European Tour’s KLM Open will continue on Saturday at 7 a.m. ET, and Sunday at 6:30 a.m. ET on Golf Channel.
Play-by-play commentator Dominik Holyer is joined by analyst Mark James and Julian Tutt (on-course).