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Friday, September 23rd, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – SEPTEMBER 23-25, 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 23rd
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice – Kentucky
4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – New Hampshire
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – Kentucky
Saturday, September 24rd
2 a.m. on NBCSN –450 Season Recap Show
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Preview Show
6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7:25 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester United v. Leicester City
9 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Spring Cup Series Second Practice – New Hampshire
9:55 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Liverpool v. Hull City
11:30 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – New Hampshire
12 p.m. on NBC – PGA Tour The Tour Championship “Atlanta, GA”
12:25 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Arsenal v. Chelsea
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goal Zone
3 p.m. on NBCSN –Countdown to Kickoff
3:30 p.m. on NBC – Notre Dame Football: Duke @ Notre Dame
4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Kentucky
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green
8 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Kentucky
Sunday, September 25th
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
8 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
10:55 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: West Ham v. Southampton
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America Sunday
1 p.m. on NBC – Road to the Ryder Cup
1:30 p.m. on NBC – PGA Tour: The Tour Championship
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Countdown to Green
2 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – New Hampshire
5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post-Race Show
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Aviva Premiership Rugby: Leicester v. Bath
7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night in America
8:20 p.m. on NBC – Sunday Night Football: Chicago Bears @ Dallas Cowboys
9 p.m. on NBCSN – Central Park Show Jumping
12:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day II
1:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
NBC Sports continues its presentation of Sunday Night Football this week as the Dallas Cowboys and rookie QB Dak Prescott host Alshon Jeffery and the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Coverage begins with Football Night in America this Sunday, September 25, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 31st season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; Cris Collinsworth; sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
Football Night in America is hosted by Mike Tirico, and Dan Patrick. Patrick is joined by Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio. Paul Burmeister will report from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., on the Steelers-Eagles game.
NBC Sports presents back-to-back playoff coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series races this weekend. One race into the Chase, the Sprint Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. For the first time 12 XFINITY Series drivers will also face off in a seven race Chase of their own, beginning this weekend at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN from Kentucky Speedway.
Saturday’s coverage begins with practice at 9 a.m. ET on CNBC followed by final practice at 11:30 a.m. ET also on CNBC. Sunday’s race day coverage begins with NASCAR America at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Countdown to Green begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by race coverage at 2 p.m. ET. An on-site post-race show wraps up NBC Sports’ coverage from New Hampshire. Victory Lap immediately follows to recap the weekend’s racing action at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN from NBC Sports Group’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn.
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.
NBC Sports’ coverage from Kentucky Speedway begins this afternoon with practice at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Final practice wraps up the day at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Saturday’s race day coverage begins with qualifying at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Countdown to Green kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and flows into coverage of the first race of the XFINITY Series Chase at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Leigh Diffey calls this weekend’s XFINITY coverage from Kentucky alongside double-duty analyst Dale Jarrett. Marty Snider, Parker Kligerman and Alex Hayden report from pit road.
NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the Premier League season continues this weekend across the networks of NBCUniversal, highlighted by Arsenal and Chelsea this Saturday, September 24, at 12:30 p.m. ET in a London Derby.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium.
This weekend’s live match coverage begins Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Manchester United hosting last season’s champions Leicester City on NBCSN. Coverage continues when Liverpool host Hull City at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Live match coverage on Sunday, September 25, begins at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Live, followed by West Ham v. Southampton at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe.
Saturday, Sept. 24
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester United v. Leicester City, commentated by Steve Bower and Phil Neville
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Liverpool v. Hull City, commentated by Tony Jones and David Prutton
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Swansea City v. Manchester City, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Middlesbrough v. Tottenham, commentated by Ian Crocker and Neil McCann
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Bournemouth v. Everton, commentated by Bill Leslie and Tony Gale
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Sunderland v. Crystal Palace, commentated by David Stowell and Andy Walker
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Stoke City v. West Brom, commentated by Phil Blacker and Keith Andrews
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Arsenal v. Chelsea, commentated by Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux
Sunday, Sept. 25
11 a.m. on NBCSN – West Ham v. Southampton, commentated by Jon Champion and Jim Beglin
Monday, Sept. 26
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Burnley v. Watford, commentated by Martin Tyler and Danny Higginbotham
NBC Sports Group continues its 26th season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this Saturday, September 24 at 3:30 p.m. ET, when the Fighting Irish host the Duke Blue Devils at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
Mike Tirico calls Saturday’s game alongside Doug Flutie, and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen.
Liam McHugh will host pre-game and halftime coverage on NBC, and will be joined by Dhani Jones.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016-17 Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign continues this weekend, highlighted by a showdown between undefeated league-leader Bath Rugby v. Leicester Tigers on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey will anchor studio coverage for Sunday’s Leicester-Bath match on NBCSN. He will be joined by analyst Alex Corbisiero.
NBCSN presents coverage of the 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show this Sunday, September 25, at 9 p.m. ET. The event features some of the world’s top show jumpers including 2016 U.S. Olympic team silver medalists Kent Farrington and McLain Ward, as well as New York City native Georgina Bloomberg, winner of the inaugural Central Park Grand Prix in 2014.
In addition, the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team will be honored in a special ceremony opening the telecast.
Randy Moss hosts coverage of the event from Wollman Rink in New York City’s Central Park joined by equestrian analyst Melanie Smith Taylor and reporter Donna Brothers.
The PGA TOUR season will culminate at the TOUR Championship in Atlanta, with each of the top-5 players in the current FedExCup standings guaranteed to claim the FedExCup and accompanying $10 million bonus with a victory this week. NBC Sports Group will provide more than 20 hours of live tournament coverage from East Lake Golf Club, and once the final pairing makes the turn to the back nine on Sunday, NBC will present the duration of its final round coverage free of national advertisements. Following the conclusion of the TOUR Championship, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will announce his final captain’s pick during halftime of NBC’s Sunday Night Footballgame between the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. The Web.com Tour Finals continue this week with the third leg of its four-event series, with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship being staged in Columbus, Ohio. The PGA TOUR Champions are in Canada for the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship – airing in primetime Friday-Sunday – with Bernhard Langer headlining the field. And the European Tour is in Germany for the Porsche European Open, with European Ryder Cup team members Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters in the field.