Friday, September 26th, 2014


(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 NBC Sports Live Extra, and Golf Channel Live Extra, click here.


Friday, September 26

5 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America

5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Pro Football Talk

8 p.m. on NBCSN – MLS: New England at Kansas City

Midnight on Golf Channel – Live From the Ryder Cup


Saturday, September 27

3 a.m. on NBC – Ryder Cup

3 a.m. on Golf Channel – Ryder Cup Alternate Shot

6 a.m. on NBCSN – Barclays Premier League Preview

7 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live

7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Liverpool vs Everton

10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Manchester United vs West Ham

10 a.m. on Extra Time – Premier League: Chelsea vs. Aston Villa

10 a.m. on Extra TimePremier League: Hull City vs. Manchester City

10 a.m. on Extra TimePremier League: Crystal Palace vs. Leicester City

10 a.m. on Extra TimePremier League: Sunderland vs. Swansea City

12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: Arsenal vs Tottenham

1 p.m. on NBC – Ryder Cup (Encore)

1 p.m. on Golf Channel – Live From the Ryder Cup

2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goal Zone

3 p.m. on NBCSN – MLS: Philadelphia at DC United

5:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Breeder’s Cup Challenge: “Jockey Club Gold Cup”

9 p.m. on NBCSN – NBCSN’s Premier League Match of the Week


Sunday, September 28

5 a.m. on Golf Channel – Live From the Ryder Cup

7 a.m. on NBC – Ryder Cup

7 a.m. on Golf Channel – Ryder Cup Alternate Shot

10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live

11 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League: West Brom vs Burnley

1 p.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Goal Zone

1 p.m. on Golf Channel – Live From the Ryder Cup

1:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NBCSN’s Premier League Match of the Day II

3 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull: Joy Ride

4:30 p.m. on NBC – Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle

4:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Spruce Meadow Show Jumping

7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night in America

8:20 p.m. on NBC – Sunday Night Football: New Orleans at Dallas

11:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NBCSN Sunday Sports Report



Sunday Night Football kicks off on Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC, when the Dallas Cowboys (2-1) host the New Orleans Saints (1-2), at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

Calling Saints-Cowboys is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from AT&T Stadium on Sunday. Costas will be joined on site by Collinsworth, Tafoya, two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward, and NBC Sports commentator Josh Elliott.

Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC Sports Group’s Studio 1 and will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated. Alex Flanagan will report from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on the Eagles-49ers game.


This week, NBC Sports Group presents an unprecedented 85.5 hours of coverage of the Ryder Cup, bringing fans closer to the action of one of the world’s most exciting sporting events.

NBC’s live coverage of the Ryder Cup matches continue Saturday at 3 a.m. ET, followed by an encore presentation at 1 p.m. ET. Sunday’s coverage of the final singles matches begins at 7 a.m. ET.

Play-by-play and lead analyst roles for Saturday will include Terry Gannon and Frank Nobilo for morning matches, and Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller for afternoon matches. Outer towers will be manned in the morning by Tom Abbott and Curt Byrum, and in the afternoon by Gary Koch and Peter Jacobsen.  Reporting from the course for both sessions will be a combination of Roger Maltbie, Mark Rolfing, Notah Begay and Jerry Foltz.  Singles matches on Sunday will feature Hicks and Miller in the booth, Koch and Jacobsen in outer towers; and a combination of Maltbie, Rolfing, Begay, Foltz and Byrum on the course.  Steve Sands and Jimmy Roberts will handle interviews both days.

Debuting this year will be Golf Channel’s Ryder Cup Alternate Shot coverage, which will feature a different view of the action that complements NBC’s live weekend coverage. Ryder Cup Alternate Shot begins Saturday at 3 a.m. ET on Golf Channel and continues Sunday at 7 a.m. ET.

Golf Channel’s Emmy-nominated host David Feherty and Morning Drive host Gary Williams anchor the Alternate Shot coverage from Golf Channel studios in Orlando, Fla. Joining Feherty and Williams will be former U.S. Ryder Cup captain Lanny Wadkins, and former U.S. Ryder Cup team members David Duval and Justin Leonard.

Live From the Ryder Cup, featuring comprehensive news, highlights, and expert analysis, continues tonight at midnight, and Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. Live From’s coverage of Sunday’s final matches begins at 5 a.m. ET, and concludes with coverage of the Closing Ceremony at 1 p.m. ET.

Comprising the Golf Channel team in Scotland will be hosts Rich Lerner and Kelly Tilghman, analysts Brandel Chamblee and Nobilo, and reporters Todd Lewis and Steve Burkowski.  Making his Golf Channel debut as guest analyst will be popular Swedish professional golfer and three-time European Ryder Cup team member Jesper Parnevik.



NBC Sports Group’s weekend Premier League coverage begins tomorrow at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Barclays Preview League Preview, followed by Premier League Live at 7 a.m. ET. Live coverage of Saturday’s matches begins at 7:45 a.m. ET with Liverpool vs Everton on NBCSN. Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET with Manchester United vs. West Ham on NBCSN, and the Chelsea vs. Aston Villa; Hull City vs. Manchester City; Southampton vs. Queens Park Rangers; Crystal Palace vs. Leicester City; and Sunderland vs. Swansea City matches on Premier League Extra Time. Tomorrow’s live coverage concludes with Arsenal vs. Tottenham at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed immediately by Premier League Goal Zone.

NBC Sports Group’s Premier League lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White will call Arsenal v. Tottenham, and will be joined by Lee Dixon at the Emirates.

Sunday’s coverage features Premier League Live at 10 a.m. ET followed by West Brom vs. Burnley at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN, immediately followed by Premier League Goal Zone.


The following games will be broadcast by the Premier League using the World Feed:

Saturday, September 27
7:45 a.m. on NBCSN – Liverpool vs. Everton: commentated by Peter Drury and Chris Waddle

10 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester United vs. West Ham: commentated by Daniel Mann and Garry Birtles

10 a.m. on Extra Time – Chelsea vs. Aston Villa: commentated by Gary Taphouse and Tony Gale

10 a.m. on Extra Time –Hull City vs. Manchester City: commentated by Gary Weaver and Andy Hinchcliffe

10 a.m. on Extra Time – Crystal Palace vs. Leicester: commentated by Phil Blacker and Ray Houghton

10 a.m. on Extra Time – Sunderland vs. Swansea City: commentated by David Stowell and Efan Ekoku
Sunday, September 28
11 a.m. on Golf Channel – West Brom vs. Burnley: commentated by Jon Champion and Danny Higginbotham.

All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe.



NBCSN’s coverage of Major League Soccer continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET when Sporting Kansas City hosts New England Revolution. The action continues Saturday at 3 p.m. ET when current Eastern Conference leaders DC United host 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup runners-up Philadelphia Union.

Philadelphia Union’s lead play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera calls the match from Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., joined by former MLS player Brian Dunseth and CSN Houston reporter Sebastian Salazar.

NBC Sports Group’s lead MLS play-by-play announcer John Strong calls DC United vs Philadelphia from RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team and MLS player Kyle Martino and host Russ Thaler.


NBCSN presents live coverage of the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In” this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif..

Saturday’s show will be hosted by Laffit Pincay III, who will be joined by analysts Jerry Bailey and Randy Moss, and reporters Carolyn Manno, Nick Luck and Jay Privman.


NBC’s coverage of the Red Bull Signature Series: Joyride begins Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.

Todd Harris, Sal Masekela, Kenan Harkin and Tina Dixon cover the action from the BMX competition in Whistler, Canada.

Coverage of the Red Bull Global Rallycross- Seattle begins Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

NBC’s action sports team of Tes Sewell, Townsend Bell and Kristen Kenney call the motorsports race from Seattle.