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Friday, March 24th, 2017

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – MARCH 24-26, 2017

(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 NBCSports.com, and Golf Channel Live Extra, click here.

Friday, March 24th
2 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR: WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Aviva Premiership Rugby
5 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auctions – Kansas City
8 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central
8:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – Tucson
8:30 p.m. on Golf Central – LPGA TOUR: Kia Classic
9:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Shotgun
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – APEX: The Story of the Hypercar

Saturday, March 25th
12:30 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Australian Grand Prix – Practice 2
2 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Australian Grand Prix – Qualifying
9 a.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central
10 a.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR: WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play
10:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Dubai World Cup
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auctions – Kansas City
1:30 p.m. on NBC Making of Tommy’s Honour
2 p.m. on NBC – PGA Tour Golf WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play
2 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR: Puerto Rico Open
5:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA TOUR: Kia Classic
7 p.m. on NBCSN – World Curling Championships: Semifinal Round
9 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central
10 p.m. on Universal HD – World Curling Championships: Bronze Medal Match

Sunday, March 26th
12 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Countdown
12:30 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Australian Grand Prix
3 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Extra
9 a.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central
9:45 a.m. on NBCSN – Aviva Premiership Rugby
10 a.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR: WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play
12 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auctions – Kansas City
12 p.m. on NBC – NHL Game of the Week: Minnesota Wild @ Detroit Red Wings
1 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auctions – Kansas City
2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA TOUR: Puerto Rico Open
3 p.m. on NBC – PGA TOUR: WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play
3 p.m. on NBCSN – World Curling Championships: Gold Medal Match
5:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – LPGA TOUR: Kia Classic
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL: Philadelphia Flyers @ Pittsburgh Penguins
9 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central
9:45 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Sunday Shootout – This Week in Review

NHL
The NHL on NBC continues its “Push for the Playoffs” this week with a “Star Sunday” doubleheader, highlighted by the NHL Game of the Week on Sunday at noon ET on NBC, as Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild host Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings.

NBC Sports’ “Star Sunday” doubleheader continues at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Pre-game coverage on NHL Live begins one hour prior to games on NBCSN

Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call Sunday’s Wild-Red Wings NHL Game of the Week from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.

John Forslund (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’) calling Flyers-Penguins from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Liam McHugh, and Kathryn Tappen will anchor studio coverage throughout the day, joined by analysts Keith Jones, Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick, and Brian Boucher. Post-game coverage on NHL Overtime will air on NBCSN immediately following Sunday night’s games.

FORMULA ONE
This weekend’s coverage of the F1 Australian Grand Prix continues early Saturday morning at 2 a.m. ET with qualifying on NBCSN. F1 Countdown kicks off race coverage Saturday night at midnight ET, leading into the start of the 2017 campaign with the Australian Grand Prix early Sunday morning at 12:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBC Sports Group’s Formula One commentating team returns for a fifth consecutive season, with lead race announcer Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), veteran analyst David Hobbs, analyst Steve Matchett and F1 insider Will Buxton.

This week’s coverage of the Australian Grand Prix will also include a season preview from veteran motorsports essayist Sam Posey, as he discusses the retirement of 2016 F1 champion Nico Rosberg, and the state of F1 without Bernie Ecclestone at the helm for the first time in 40 years.

DUBAI WORLD CUP
NBCSN presents three hours of live Dubai World Cup horse racing coverage this Saturday, Mar. 25, at 10:30 a.m. ET. In addition to the live $10 million Dubai World Cup, NBCSN will air three live races, the Dubai Golden Shaheen, Dubai Turf, and Dubai Sheema Classic. Also on the telecast, NBCSN will present an encore of the UAE Derby, a key Triple Crown prep race.

Nick Luck hosts the telecast live from Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.

WGC-DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCH PLAY
Live coverage of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play continues at 2 p.m. on Golf Channel. Saturday’s coverage begins at 10 a.m. on Golf Channel, and shifts to NBC at 2 p.m. Semifinals coverage begins on Sunday at 10 a.m. on Golf Channel, and championship and consolation matches begin at 3 p.m. on NBC.

The tournament broadcast team will include Terry Gannon and Nick Faldo (Golf Channel), along with Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller (NBC) positioned in the 18th tower. For telecasts on both networks, Gary Koch and Peter Jacobsen will report from tower positions, while Roger Maltbie, David Feherty, Mark Rolfing, Notah Begay and Steve Sands will follow the matches on the ground as on-course reporters.

Golf Channel and NBC will present live tournament and news coverage originating from Austin, Texas with Golf Central.

GOLF
Golf Channel continues its coverage of the LPGA Tour and the PGA TOUR. The LPGA Tour is in southern California for the Kia Classic, where world No. 1 Lydia Ko will defend among a field that includes every single player from the LPGA top-100 money list in 2016. And the PGA TOUR will stage the Puerto Rico Open, featuring a field led by Bryson DeChambeau, Ian Poulter and Andrew Johnston, along with former major champions, including Graeme McDowell, Angel Cabrera, Retief Goosen and Y.E. Yang.

Live coverage of the Kia Classic continues at 8:30 p.m. on Golf Channel. Saturday’s coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. on Golf Channel. Coverage Concludes on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on Golf Channel.

Grant Boone will provide play-by-play coverage for Golf Channel’s coverage from Carlsbad, Calif. Boone is joined by analyst Judy Rankin with Jerry Foltz and Karen Stupples on the course.

Live coverage of the Puerto Rico Open continues at 10:30 p.m. on Golf Channel. Saturday’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. on Golf Channel. Coverage concludes on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel.

Calling all the action from Coco Beach Golf & Country Club are Whit Watson (play-by-play), analyst Curt Byrum, Craig Perks (tower), with Matt Gogel and Billy Ray Brown on the course.