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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – JUNE 23 -25, 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 June 23rd

12:30 a.m. on Golf Channel – American Family Insurance Championship

1:00 p.m. on NBCSN – Tour de France Preview Show

2:00 p.m. on NBCSN – F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Practice 2

3:00 p.m. on Golf Channel – Travelers Championship Pre and Post Round Coverage

3:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Travelers Championship

3:45 p.m. on NBC Sports GoldUSATF Outdoor Championships

6:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Draft Pre Show

7:00 p.m. on NBCSN – NHL Draft

10:30 p.m. on NBCSN –  USATF Outdoor Championships   

2:00 a.m. on NBCSN – Motocross Highlight Series

Saturday June 24th

8:00 a.m. on Golf Channel – BMW International Open

8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – The Royal Ascot

9:00 a.m. on CNBC – F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Qualifying

12:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Travelers Championship Pre and Post Round Coverage

1:00 p.m. on Golf Channel – Travelers Championship

1:00 p.m. on NBC – America’s Cup Match

1:45 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold USATF Outdoor Championships 

2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Travelers Championship Pre and Post Round Coverage

2:30 p.m. on NBC – Dew Tour

3:00 p.m. on Golf Channel – American Family Insurance Championship

3:00 p.m. on NBCSN – Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tennessee National

4:00 p.m. on NBC –  USATF Outdoor Championships 

5:00 p.m. on Golf Channel – Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G

5:00 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix – Qualifying

7:00 p.m. on Golf Channel – Travelers Championship Pre and Post Round Coverage

8:00 p.m. on NBC – Nitro World Games

Sunday June 25th

6:30 a.m. on Golf Channel –  BMW International Open

6:00 a.m. on NBCSN – F2 Azerbaijan

8:00 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Countdown

8:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix

9:45 a.m. on NBC Sports Gold USATF Outdoor Championships 

11:00 a.m. on NBCSN – F1 Extra

11:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Indy Lights – Road America

12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Countdown

12:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Travelers Championship Pre and Post Round Coverage

1:00 p.m. on Golf Channel – Travelers Championship

1:00 p.m. on NBCSN – Indy Car Kohler Grand Prix

1:00 p.m. on NBC – America’s Cup Final Match

2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – Travelers Championship Pre and Post Round Coverage

3:00 p.m. on Golf Channel – American Family Insurance Championship

3:00 p.m. on NBCSN – IndyCar Post-Race

3:00 p.m. on NBC – Dew Tour

4:00 p.m. on NBC –  USATF Outdoor Championships 

5:00 p.m. on Golf Channel – Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

6:00 p.m. on NBCSN – AVP Volleyball

7:00 p.m. on Golf Channel – Travelers Championship Pre and Post Round Coverage

AMERICA’S CUP

NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup Match continues Saturday at 1 p.m. ET with Race 5 and Race 6 on NBC, and continues on Sunday on NBC at 1 p.m. ET with Race 7 and Race 8.

If ORACLE TEAM USA wins one race this weekend, coverage will continue next Monday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Alastair Eykyn (play-by-play) and former America’s Cup Helmsman and Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ken Read (analyst) will provide race commentary throughout the 2017 America’s Cup. Veteran announcer Todd Harris will anchor NBC Sports Group’s coverage on-site from Bermuda’s Great Sound during the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton. He will be joined by Nathan Outteridge, who served as skipper for Team Artemis (Sweden) at this year’s America’s Cup, as well as Chris Draper, who handled helmsman duties for Team Softbank Japan.

HORSE RACING

NBCSN presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting in Ascot on Saturday, June 24, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ET. Coverage will also be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Nick Luck will host coverage live onsite at Ascot.

The event features 30 races, including eight at the world championship “Group One” level. Five US‑based trainers are expected to field a total of 14 runners, headlined by Todd Pletcher, whose horses won the Kentucky Derby (Always Dreaming) and Belmont Stakes (Tapwrit) this year. Pletcher’s American Patriot runs in tomorrow’s Queen Anne Stakes. NBCSN will feature an interview with Pletcher as well as jockey Ryan Moore.

CYCLING

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 104th Tour de France begins with the Tour de France Preview Show, hosted by Paul Burmeister, on Friday, June 23, at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Daily live coverage of the Tour de France, including all 21 stages, begins Saturday, July 1, at 7:30 a.m. ET with the Tour de France Pre-Race Show, followed by Stage 1 at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

In addition to live linear coverage of the Tour de France on NBC and NBCSN, NBC Sports Group will provide digital coverage of all 21 stages of the race on NBC Sports Gold.

TRACK & FIELD

NBC Sports Group kicks off coverage of the Team USA Summer Champions Series presented by Comcast today, Thursday, June 22, at 2:45 p.m. ET. Coverage will also be streamed live on NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.”

The show will feature live reports from Erin Hills with Rick Allen, Ato Boldon, Sanya Richards-Ross, Craig Masback, Lewis Johnson, and Paul Swangard.

GOLF

Golf Channel presents its programming for the Travelers Championship; BMW International Open; American Family Insurance Championship; Walmart NW Arkansas Championship; PGA Professional Championship.

Golf Channel presents live coverage of the Travelers Championship on Friday, June 23, at 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m, Saturday, June 24, at 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET, and Sunday, June 25, at 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET. Pre and Post Round coverage will air on the Golf Channel on Friday, June 23, at 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m ET, Saturday, June 24, at 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m., 7 p.m.-8 p.m. ET, and Sunday, June 25, at 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-1 p.m., 7 p.m.-8 p.m. ET.

Tournament coverage will be provided by Terry Gannon (play-by-play) and will be assisted by Craig Perks and Billy Ray Brown, Frank Nobilo will serve as an analyst, and Whit Watson will conduct player interviews. Pre and Post Round Coverage will be hosted by Ryan Burr with Billy Kratzert and Brandel Chamblee serving as analysts and Chantel McCabe as a reporter.

Golf Channel presents live coverage of the BMW International Open on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, June 25, at 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m. ET. Julian Tutt will provide play-by-play and will be assisted by Jay Townsend and analysts Warren Humphreys and Tony Johnstone.

Golf Channel presents live coverage of the American Family Insurance Championship on Saturday, June 24, at 3 p.m.-5 p.m. ET and Sunday, June 25, at 3 p.m.-5 p.m. ET. Bob Papa will provide play-by-play and will be assisted by Arron Oberholser and John Cook and analyst John Mahaffey.

Golf Channel presents live coverage of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Friday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m, Saturday, June 24, at 5 p.m.-7 p.m. ET, and Sunday, June 25, at 5 p.m.-7 p.m. ET. Grant Boone will provide play-by-play and will be assisted by Tom Abbott, Jerry Foltz, Karen Stupples, and analyst Judy Rankin.

NHL

NBCSN will televise live coverage of the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft this Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Liam McHugh will host coverage alongside Emmy Award-winning analyst Pierre McGuire and NHL Insiders Bob McKenzie and Craig Button. In addition, Kathryn Tappen will anchor coverage from the floor of the United Center in Chicago, conducting interviews with players, coaches and general managers. Darren Dreger will handle reporting duties, providing information on potential trades and developing storylines.

VOLLEYBALL

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour continues this Sunday, June 25, from Seattle, Wash., at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Veteran broadcaster and Olympic gold medalist Chris Marlowe serves as the play-by-play announcer, joined by beach volleyball Olympian and three-time All-American Kevin Wong (analyst), and Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton (reporter).

MOTORSPORTS

NBCSN presents 12 hours of open-wheel motorsports action this Sunday, highlighted by live coverage of the IndyCar Kohler Grand Prix at historic Road America at 12:30 p.m. ET, and the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Coverage from Road America begins Saturday at 5 p.m. ET with qualifying, followed by race coverage on Sunday on NBCSN, which begins at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Kevin Lee (play-by-play) will call the action from Road America this weekend alongside former drivers Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Reporters Marty Snider, Katie Hargitt, Robin Miller and Jon Beekhuis will report from the pits.

NBCSN will also televise the Indy Lights race from Road America on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET. Kevin Lee will call the race with Anders Krohn and Katie Hargitt.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream Practice 1 live tomorrow at 5 a.m. ET, followed by streaming coverage of Practice 2 on 9 a.m. ET (Practice 2 will air on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET). NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app stream Practice 3 on Saturday at 5 a.m. ET, followed by qualifying on CNBC at 9 a.m. ET (encore on NBCSN on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET).

F1 Countdown kicks things off on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. ET prior to live race action from Baku at 8:30 a.m. ET, followed by F1 Extra at 11 a.m. ET. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of the race on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

Lead F1 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. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Baku.

NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season with this week’s event at Muddy Creek Raceway on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN