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Friday, September 30th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 2, 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 30th
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR K&N Series – Meridian
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – Dover
2:30 p.m. on USA – Premier League Live
3 p.m. on USA – Premier League: Everton v. Crystal Palace
3 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Dover
5 p.m. on USA – Goal Zone
5 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Ivy League Football: Penn @ Dartmouth
Saturday, October 1st
5 a.m. on NBCSN – Formula One Qualifying – Malaysia
6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Swansea City v. Liverpool
9 a.m. on NBC – Ryder Cup
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Hull City v. Chelsea
10:30 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Dover
11:30 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Dover
12 p.m. on NBCSN – Goal Zone
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Download – Arsene Wenger
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Dover
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green
3 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Dover
5 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Post Race
5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series ‘Jockey Club Gold Cup, Awesome Again Stakes’ – Belmont & Santa Anita
8 p.m. on NBCSN – Aviva Premiership Rugby: Gloucester v. Bath
10 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
Sunday, October 2nd
2 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Countdown
2:30 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Malaysian Grand Prix
5 a.m. on NBCSN –F1 Extra
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester United v. Stoke City
9 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League Live
9:15 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Tottenham v. Manchester City
9:15 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Leicester City v. Southampton
11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Burnley v. Arsenal
12 p.m. on NBC – Ryder Cup
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Countdown to Green
2 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Dover
5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post Race – Dover
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap
7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night in America
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Kyle & Rut’s Racing Roots featuring Kevin Harvick
8:20 p.m. on NBC – Sunday Night Football: Kansas City Chiefs @ Pittsburgh Steelers
10 p.m. on NBCSN – Aviva Premiership Rugby: Worcester v. Newcastle
12 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day
1 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
NBC Sports continues its presentation of Sunday Night Football this week as Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers host Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs. Coverage begins with Football Night in America this Sunday, October 2, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Chiefs-Steelers are Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth; sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
Football Night in America, the most-watched weekly studio show in sports, is hosted by Bob Costas, who reports on-site from Heinz Field, and Dan Patrick, who will host from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and NBC Sports Radio. Paul Burmeister will report from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on the Cowboys-49ers game.
NBC Sports Group’s all-encompassing coverage of the 2016 Ryder Cup includes more than 170 hours of programming, including more than 25 hours of live competition coverage Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Golf Channel will televise Day 1 matches on Friday, while NBC will carry the final two days of the competition, Saturday-Sunday, from Hazeltine National Golf Club outside of Minneapolis.
NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico will host all three days of coverage, as well as the trophy presentation on Sunday. Dan Hicks and Terry Gannon will handle play-by-play duties, while Johnny Miller, Nick Faldo (Friday morning) and David Feherty (Saturday morning), who will be making his Ryder Cup broadcast debut after competing in the event as a member of the European team in 1991, will rotate as lead analyst in the 18th tower. Peter Jacobsen, Gary Koch, Curt Byrum and Tom Abbott will serve as tower analysts, while Feherty, Roger Maltbie, Mark Rolfing, Notah Begay and Jerry Foltz will walk inside the ropes as on-course reporters. Steve Sands will conduct player interviews, and Jimmy Roberts will provide essays.
NBC Sports heads to “The Monster Mile” in Delaware this weekend for a pivotal weekend of racing from Dover International Speedway. The third race of the Sprint Cup Chase, NBC Sports presents the final opportunity for 14 drivers to punch their ticket into the Round of 12, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Today’s trackside coverage from Dover International Speedway continues with NASCAR America at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN before Sprint Cup qualifying starts at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Saturday’s coverage begins with practice at 10:30 a.m. ET on CNBC, followed by NASCAR America at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN and final practice at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Countdown to Green begins race day coverage on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by Sprint Cup race coverage at 2 p.m. ET. A on-site post-race show immediately follows the checkered flag, and a special Victory Lap live from the Speedway concludes trackside coverage at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports’ XFINTIY coverage from Dover International Speedway continues today with final practice at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Saturday’s race day coverage begins with qualifying at 11:30 p.m. ET on CNBC. Countdown to Green kicks off at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and flows into coverage of the second race of the XFINITY Series Chase at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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.
Following this weekend’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase elimination race from Dover International Speedway, NBC Sports presents Kyle & Rut’s Racing Roots, featuring Kevin Harvick Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. In this entertaining and heartwarming special, Kevin Harvick brings Kyle Petty and Rutledge Wood back to where his love for racing took shape in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif.
NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the Premier League season this weekend across the networks of NBCUniversal, with live matches on NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC.
Tottenham host Manchester City in a match between the Premier League’s only two unbeaten clubs highlights this weekend’s coverage on Sunday, October 2, at 9:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux at White Hart Lane.
This weekend’s live Premier League match coverage begins this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on USA Network, followed by Everton v. Crystal Palace at 3:00 p.m. ET. Following the match, NBCSN presents a live Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET.
Match coverage this Saturday, October 1, begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Swansea City v. Liverpool at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Saturday’s coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with Hull City v. Chelsea on NBCSN.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents a new Premier League Download: Inside the Mind of Arsene Wenger, hosted by The Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett. With Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrating his 20th anniversary at the club, Bennett traveled to London to interview Wenger on his legacy, philosophy as a manager, and more.
On Sunday, CNBC presents coverage of Leicester City v. Southampton at 9:15 a.m. ET, with live match coverage wrapping up at 11:30 a.m. ET with Burnley v. Arsenal on NBCSN.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live and Goal Zone, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Jamaican National Team Player Robbie Earle.
Friday, Sept. 29
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Everton v. Crystal Palace, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
Saturday, Oct. 1
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Swansea v. Liverpool, commentated by Jon Champion and Kevin Kilbane
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Hull City v. Chelsea, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – West Ham v. Middlesbrough, commentated by Tony Jones and Tony Gale
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Sunderland v. West Brom, commentated by Ian Crocker and Danny Higginbotham
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Watford v. Bournemouth, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Keith Andrews
Sunday, Oct. 2
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester United v. Stoke City, commentated by Daniel Mann and Jim Beglin
9:15 a.m. on NBCSN – Tottenham v. Manchester City, commentated by Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux
9:15 a.m. on CNBC – Leicester City v. Southampton, commentated by Gary Weaver and David Prutton
11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Burnley v. Arsenal, commentated by Tony Jones and Matt Holland
NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the 2016 Formula One season continues this weekend with comprehensive live coverage of the Malaysian Grand Prix, culminating in Grand Prix racing on Sunday at 2:30 a.m. ET/Saturday at 11:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN.
Live Malaysian Grand Prix race coverage begins Sunday morning at 2 a.m. ET/Saturday at 11 p.m. PT on NBCSN with F1 Countdown, and is followed by F1 Extra at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT.
Lead play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. Townsend Bell will serve as the on-site reporter in Malaysia.
Two of Thoroughbred racing’s biggest stars, the 5-year-old California Chrome in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, and the 6-year-old mare Beholder in the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes, will be on display this Saturday, October 1 at Santa Anita Park at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN in their final prep races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Tom Hammond will host the telecast, and will be joined by analysts Jerry Bailey and Randy Moss, and reporters Laffit Pincay III, Jay Privman and Nick Luck.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016-17 Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign continues this weekend with a pair of matchups on NBCSN, beginning on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET, when Gloucester Rugby host Bath Rugby in their bitter West Country Derby rivalry. NBCSN’s coverage continues on Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET, when Worcester Warriors host Newcastle Falcons.
NBC Sports’ Leigh Diffey will anchor studio coverage for both NBCSN matches this weekend and will be joined by analyst and Alex Corbisiero.