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Friday, May 12th, 2017

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – MAY 12-14, 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 May 12th
2 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
3 p.m. on NBCSN- Premier League: West Brom v. Chelsea
5 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goal Zone
6 p.m. on NBCSN – THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW
7 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central Live from THE PLAYERS
8 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
9 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Nashville Predators @ Anaheim Ducks – Game 1
12 a.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime

Saturday May 13th
7 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7 a.m. on Golf Channel – Morning Drive
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester City v. Leicester City
8 a.m. on CNBC – F1 Spain Grand Prix – Qualifying
9 a.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central Live from THE PLAYERS
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Sunderland v. Swansea City
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Stoke City v. Arsenal
2 p.m. on NBC – PGA TOUR: THE PLAYERS Championship – Round 3
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goal Zone
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Download: The Noisy Neighbours
4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – F1 Spain Grand Prix – Qualifying (Encore)
6 p.m. on NBCSN – Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championships
7 p.m. on NBC – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Ottawa Senators @ Pittsburgh Penguins – Game 1
7 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central Live from THE PLAYERS
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – IAAF Diamond League Track & Field: Shanghai
10:30 p.m. on NBCSN – IIHF World Championships: USA vs. Latvia
12:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Day

Sunday May 14th
6 a.m. on NBCSN – F2 Series – Spain
6:30 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League Live
7 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Countdown
7 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: Crystal Palace v. Hull City
7 a.m. on Golf Channel – Morning Drive
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Spain Grand Prix
9 a.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central Live from THE PLAYERS
9:10 a.m. on CNBC – Premier League: West Ham v. Liverpool
10 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Extra
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Tottenham v. Manchester United
1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goal Zone
2 p.m. on NBC – PGA TOUR: THE PLAYERS Championship – Final Round
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – AMGEN Tour of California: Stage 1
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Live
7 p.m. on Golf Channel – Golf Central Live from THE PLAYERS
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Nashville Predators @ Anaheim Ducks – Game 2
10: 30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Overtime
11:30 p.m. on NBCSN – IIHF World Championships: USA vs. Slovakia
1:30 a.m. on NBCSN – AMGEN Tour of California: Stage 1 – Cutdown

PREMIER LEAGUE
With 11 days until Championship Sunday, NBC Sports coverage begins today with league –leader Chelsea up against West Bromwich Albion for the Premier League title at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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 The Hawthorns. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe.

Friday following West Bromwich Albion v. Chelsea, NBCSN presents a new live episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies at 6 p.m. ET. Actor Hank Azaria will be the guest for this week’s episode.

Weekend Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, May 13, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Manchester City v. Leicester City on NBCSN.

Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN presents coverage of Sunderland v. 17th-place Swansea City, followed by Stoke City v. Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Following Saturday’s match coverage, NBCSN presents a new Premier League Download at 3:30 p.m. ET – The Noisy Neighbours – focusing on the final day of the 2011-12 season, which saw Manchester City clinch the Premier League title in dramatic fashion.

Premier League Sunday coverage begins this Sunday, May 14, at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on CNBC, followed by Crystal Palace v. Hull City at 7 a.m. ET, and West Ham v. Liverpool at 9:15 a.m. ET on CNBC.

Premier League Sunday coverage concludes at 11 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by second-place Tottenham v. Manchester United in the final match at historic White Hart Lane at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.

Friday May 12th
2:45 p.m. on Extra Time – Everton v. Watford, commentated by Tony Jones and Iain Dowie
3 p.m. on NBCSN – West Bromwhich Albion v. Chelsea, commentated by Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux

Saturday May 13th
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester City v. Leicester City, commentated by Ian Darke and David Prutto
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Sunderland v. Swansea City, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland
10 a.m. on Extra Time – Middlesbrough v. Southampton, commentated by David Stowell and Danny Higginbotham
10 a.m. on Extra Time – Bournemouth v. Burnley, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale
12:30 p.m. NBCSN – Stoke City v. Arsenal, commentated by Jon Champion and David Pleat

Sunday May 14th
7 a.m. on CNBC – Crystal Palace v. Hull City, commentated by Joe Speight and Kevin Kilbane
9:15 a.m. on CNBC – West Ham v. Liverpool, commentated by Jon Champion and Andy Townsend
11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Tottenham v. Manchester United, commentated by Arlo White and Lee Dixon

Monday May 15th
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Chelsea v. Watford, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin

GOLF
Weekend coverage of THE PLAYERS continues this Saturday, May 13th at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage concludes Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.

The familiar pairing of Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller will be positioned in the 18th tower during weekend coverage on NBC.

Terry Gannon and Nick Faldo will oversee the 18th tower during early-round coverage on Golf Channel, with Hicks and David Duval also contributing. The remainder of the broadcast team for all four rounds will include Gary Koch, Peter Jacobsen and Justin Leonard in tower positions, with Roger Maltbie, David Feherty, Mark Rolfing and Notah Begay reporting from inside the ropes. Steve Sands will conduct interviews with players, while Jimmy Roberts will offer essays.

Ryan Burr, Lisa Cornwell (Orlando), Rich Lerner (primetime), George Savaricas (Orlando), and Kelly Tilghman will anchor Golf Central Live From THE PLAYERS coverage throughout the week, and will be joined by analysts Begay, Michael Breed, Brandel Chamblee, Duval, Jim Gallagher Jr., Billy Kratzert, Leonard, Frank Nobilo, Arron Oberholser and Rolfing.

They will be joined by a team of Golf Channel reporters and contributors, including Heather Cox, John Feinstein, Rex Hoggard, Todd Lewis, Tim Rosaforte and Ken Schofield.

Morning Drive will begin each day at 7 a.m. ET focusing on the latest news with John Cook, Cara Robinson, Matt Ginella and Charlie Rymer on-site, in addition to show contributor Geoff Shackelford. Chris DiMarco, Damon Hack, Lauren Thompson and Gary Williams will anchor the show’s coverage from Golf Channel’s World Headquarters in Orlando.

F1
NBC Sports Group presents comprehensive coverage of the Spanish Grand Prix, culminating in live race coverage on Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-race coverage on NBCSN begins Sunday with F1 Countdown at 7 a.m. ET.

CNBC presents live qualifying coverage on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET (encore on NBCSN on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET). F1 Countdown kicks off coverage on Sunday morning on NBCSN at 7 a.m. ET, and F1 Extra will recap all of the action at 10 a.m. ET.

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

TRACK & FIELD
NBC Sports Group continues coverage of the IAAF Diamond League this Saturday, May 13, from Shanghai, China, at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN and streamed live with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.”

Bill Doleman handles the call on NBCSN, joined by analysts Ato Boldon, and Josh Cox.

CYCLING
NBC Sports Group will present daily live coverage of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, beginning this Sunday, May 14, at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN In addition, daily live coverage of the race will be streamed with NBC Sports Gold’s “Cycling Pass,” as well as on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Phil Liggett calls the action joined by analysts Paul Sherwen, Christian Vande Velde, analyst and reporter Jens Voigt, and reporter Steve Schlanger. ‘Inside-the-Race’ correspondent Steve Porino will report from aboard a motorcycle on the course, and offer updates on race situations.