Month: February 2017

Cruz-UFC

Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cruz Joins Rogan and Anik to Call UFC 209: WOODLEY VS. THOMPSON 2

Retired Contenders Florian and Stann Serve As FS1 Desk Analysts

LOS ANGELES, CA – Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) joins analyst Joe Rogan (@JoeRogan) and blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) to call UFC 209: WOODLEY VS. THOMPSON 2 on Saturday, March 4 (8:00 PM ET) live from Las Vegas. UFC bantamweight Erik “Goyito” Perez (@Goyito_Perez), Mario Delgado (@mariodelgadorzm) and Victor Davila (@mastervic10) have the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

In addition, retired UFC contenders Kenny Florian (@KennyFlorian) and Brian Stann (@BrianStann) work as desk analysts with host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) for the FS1 UFC 209 WEIGH-IN, PREFIGHT and POSTFIGHT SHOWS from FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios. Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site in Las Vegas.

Following their instant classic last November, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) and No. 1 contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (13-1-1) meet again to settle the score in the main event of UFC 209. In their first encounter, Woodley and Thompson engaged in a memorable Fight of the Night battle that left fans at Madison Square Garden on their feet and judges unable to determine a winner. After calling for a rematch, former kickboxing star Thompson gets his wish as he puts his eight-fight unbeaten streak on the line against a champion hungry to close this chapter of his career in victorious fashion. Plus, the interim lightweight title is up for grabs when 24-0 Khabib Nurmagomedov squares off with surging former The Ultimate Fighter winner Tony Ferguson, who has won nine straight bouts in his quest for 155-pound gold.

Cruz believes the Woodley and Thompson headliner could resemble the last one: “I love this matchup because it was so close the first time. I think it’ll look pretty identical to the last fight. Woodley will be backing up, waiting for Thompson to come to him, and looking to use his big power punches and wrestling. In the first fight, he was able to land the much bigger shots to really hurt Stephen. Wonderboy has got to overload Tyron. That’s how he can win.” Watch Cruz’s UFC 209 preview from last week’s FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW here.

The two-hour UFC 209 PRELIMS on FS1 and FOX Deportes begin at 8:00 PM ET and feature four exciting bouts. Marcin Tybura (14-2) takes on Luis Henrique (10-2, 1 NC) in a heavyweight bout, while No. 13-ranked featherweight Mirsad Bektic (11-0) and No. 14-ranked Darren Elkins (22-5) go head to head. The No. 15-ranked bantamweight Iuri Alcantara (33-7, 1 NC) faces undefeated Luke Sanders (11-0). Mark Godbeer (11-3) squares off with UFC newcomer Daniel Spitz (5-0) to open the PRELIMS with a heavyweight bout.

Saturday’s coverage begins on FS1 (7:00 PM ET) with the FS1 UFC 209 PREFIGHT SHOW hosted by Bryant, with analysts Florian and Stann. The action wraps up after the main event with the FS1 UFC 209 POSTFIGHT SHOW. The FS1 UFC 209 WEIGH-IN SHOW takes place on Friday, March 3 (7:00 PM ET) on FS1 with the same studio crew.

On Wednesday (8:00 PM ET, FS2), UFC TONIGHT host Florian and guest host Michael Bisping preview UFC 209 and interview headliners Woodley and Thompson.

FOXSports.com features UFC 209 preview articles leading up to the fight, and senior UFC writer Damon Martin interviews Woodley and Thompson about their title bout on FOX Sports’ popular podcast Fight Society. He also catches up with Tony Ferguson about his interim title bout and lightweight Lando Vannata. The podcast is available on iTunes and Soundcloud. @TheBuzzer’s Andy Nesbitt (@anezbitt) is in Vegas providing all-access coverage in the lead-up to UFC 209, as well as post-fight interviews backstage on the night of the fight. Follow @UFConFOX on Facebook and Twitter to get a look at fight week and throughout the #UFC209 fights Saturday.

Fans can live stream the UFC shows on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The shows are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

For notes, coverage, bios, photography and more, visit the FOX UFC page on FOX Sports Press Pass.

FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME EVENT NET*
Wednesday,

March 1

8:00 PM ET UFC TONIGHT FS2
Friday,

March 3

7:00 PM ET FS1 UFC 209 WEIGH-IN SHOW FS1
Saturday,

March 4

7:00 PM ET FS1 UFC 209 PREFIGHT SHOW FS1
Saturday,

March 4

8:00 PM ET FS1 UFC 209 PRELIMS FS1 / FOX Deportes
Saturday,

March 4

1:00 AM ET FS1 UFC 209 POSTFIGHT SHOW FS1

*All programs also available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83.

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Key Daytona Speedweeks Events on FS1 Score Major Viewership Increases in 2017

FS1 Posts Largest Average Speedweeks Audience in Network History; Draws Largest NASCAR RACE HUB Audience for Daytona Opener Since 2013
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Viewership Up 6% on FS1; Up 8% Among A18-49
Sunday’s DAYTONA 500 is Most-Streamed NASCAR Event Ever

CHARLOTTE, NC – Telecasting live from Daytona International Speedway throughout the NASCAR season-opening Daytona Speedweeks, FOX Sports enjoyed several significant viewership increases across numerous race events and ancillary programming airing on FS1, marking the largest average audience for Speedweeks in FS1 or SPEED history. Additionally, FOX Sports GO and FOXSports.com enjoyed substantial bumps throughout the two weeks. Key highlights from FS1, FOX Sports GO and FOXSports.com’s coverage are below:

FOX SPORTS’ DAYTONA SPEEDWEEKS COVERAGE: FOX Sports programming and FS1 combined during Speedweeks for a +14% average viewership increase over 2016 (463,000 vs. 405,000). FS1’s average audience was up +28% (276,000 vs. 215,000) over last year, marking the highest average audience for Daytona Speedweeks in FS1 or SPEED history.

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES: Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race on FS1 scored a +6% increase in average viewership (2,253,000 vs. 2,120,000) and a +8% bump among A18-49 (513,000 vs. 474,000) over the 2016 race. The NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race propelled FS1 to the top spot for total viewership among all cable channels during the time period. FS1’s post-race show was the second most-watched post-event show in network history with 2,130,000 viewers, behind only the Oct. 22, 2016, National League Championship post-game show.

NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY: Saturday’s NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY, FS1’s dedicated pre-race show for the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES, was up +8% in average viewership over last year (1,175,000 vs. 1,090,000).

NASCAR RACEDAY: DAYTONA 500: NASCAR RACEDAY, FS1’s pre-race show that aired Sunday before FOX NASCAR SUNDAY assumed pre-race coverage on the FOX broadcast network, enjoyed a +30% increase in average viewership (1,094,000 vs. 841,000) and a +42% increase in A18-49 over 2016 (324,000 vs. 228,000). Sunday’s NASCAR RACEDAY was the most-watched in FS1 history that did not immediately precede a race on FS1, and was the seventh most-watched NASCAR RACEDAY episode overall.

FOX NASCAR SUNDAY ON FOX BROADCAST NETWORK: Sunday’s FOX NASCAR SUNDAY pre-race show, airing immediately before FOX broadcast network coverage of the DAYTONA 500, posted 6,141,000 viewers, up +16% over last year’s delivery of 5,290,000 viewers.

DAYTONA 500 ON FOX SPORTS GO: The 2017 DAYTONA 500 was the most-streamed NASCAR event ever on FOX Sports GO, followed by the 2016 season opener. Sunday’s DAYTONA 500 scored a +88% increase over 2016 in streams, a +97% increase in average minute audience, a +107% bump in minutes streamed and a 59% increase in unique streamers.

Daytona 500 2016 2017 YoY %
Streams 131,840 247,403 88%
Minutes Streamed 3,720,968 7,719,933 107%
Unique Streamers 67,218 106,802 59%
Avg. Min Audience 18,605 36,587 97%

CAN-AM DUEL AT DAYTONA: Thursday’s DUEL AT DAYTONA, the pair of qualifying races that set the starting order for the DAYTONA 500, drove FS1 to the top spot among cable sports networks in prime time, with an average of more than 2.5 million viewers. While average viewership was off 2% over 2016, an increasingly younger audience tuned in for the Duel, with Adults 18-49 up +7% over 2016 (738,000 vs. 689,000).

NASCAR RACEDAY: THE DUEL AT DAYTONA: Thursday’s NASCAR RACEDAY pre-race show scored 604,000 viewers, up +15% from 2016 (527,000) and up +7% among Adults 18-49 (149,000 vs. 139,000).

NASCAR RACE HUB: NASCAR RACE HUB, television’s most-watched NASCAR news and information program, averaged 214,000 viewers among its regular episodes during Daytona Speedweeks, up +15% percent over 2016’s Speedweeks (186,000), and scoring some of the most-watched episodes in series history. This year’s Speedweeks marked NASCAR RACE HUB’s most-watched during the two weeks preceding the DAYTONA 500 since 2013, when the program aired on FOX Sports’ SPEED.

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES: Despite an -8% decline in average viewership (1,314,000 vs. 1,435,000) year-to-year for Friday’s NCWTS race, FS1 posted positive trends in the younger demographics year-over-year, up +37% in viewership among A18-34 (108,000 vs. 79,000) and +56% among M18-34 (67,000 vs. 43,000) over 2016.

REFUSE TO LOSE: Thursday’s REFUSE TO LOSE documentary, a look back at Jeff Gordon’s first Daytona 500 win in 1997, which debuted on FS1 following the network’s coverage of the DUEL AT DAYTONA, was the most-watched documentary in FS1 history with 829,000 viewers.

SOCIAL: The DAYTONA 500 was the second-most talked-about event on social media Sunday, trailing only the Academy Awards, with 443,000 people posting about the race on Twitter or Facebook. Two million people posted or engaged socially regarding the DAYTONA 500.

FOXSPORTS.COM: NASCAR was the most popular section on FOXSports.com on Sunday, with 450,000 unique users, a +13% increase over 2016 (450,000 vs. 409,798). Page views for the DAYTONA 500 were up +81% (4,832,941 vs. 2,669,555) over 2016, while page views for the entire week leading into the race were up +80% (12,822,233 vs. 7,131,747). One in three visitors to FOXSports.com consumed NASCAR content on Sunday, with users averaging 9.2 minutes on the site.

FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES continues this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with live race coverage on FOX at 2:30 PM ET and pre-race coverage beginning at 2:00 PM ET on FOX NASCAR SUNDAY. NASCAR RACEDAY, FS1’s pre-race show, starts the day at 12:30 PM ET on Sunday. For more FOX NASCAR information, please visit FOX SPORTS PRESS PASS.

USA v Japan: Final - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015

FOX Sports is the Exclusive Home to All Matches of Second Annual SheBelieves Cup

USA-England Headlines Action on FOX this Saturday

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, FOX Sports announced it will carry all SheBelieves Cup matches for the first time ever, including a competitive clash between the Americans and England on the FOX broadcast network. FOX Sports’ coverage of the four-team women’s international tournament begins Wednesday, March 1 when No. 5-ranked England takes on No. 3-ranked France at 4:00 PM ET on FOX Sports GO. Coverage then shifts to FS1 at 7:00 PM ET when Jill Ellis’ top-ranked U.S. squad battles new coach Steffi Jones and No. 2-ranked Germany at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa.

Coverage continues Saturday, March 4 from Red Bull Arena in New Jersey when France faces Germany at 2:15 PM ET on FOX Sports GO, followed by the reigning World Cup champion USA squaring off against the Lionesses at 5:00 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network. On Tuesday, March 7, Germany takes on England at 4:00 PM ET at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. on FOX Sports GO, followed by a clash between the USA and France at 7:00 PM ET on FS1. The USWNT defeated France 1-0 during group play in the 2016 Olympics.

Broadcasters for the tournament include JP Dellacamera and Aly Wagner with Jenny Taft reporting from the sidelines. All three were part of FOX Sports’ historic 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup coverage, with Dellacamera having called the USA’s historic championship run, and Taft embedded with the team throughout its time in Canada. Former U.S. Women’s National Team coach Tony DiCicco joins Jenny Taft as pregame, halftime and postgame analyst for the USA-England match.

The USA is 20-4-7 all-time against reigning Olympic champion Germany; 17-1-2 all-time against France; and 9-3-1 all-time against England.

All SheBelieves Cup matches are also available via FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer 2Go mobile apps and on desktop computers via FOXSportsGO.com.

All FOX soccer information, including biographies, photographs and archived press releases are available on FOX Sports Press Pass.

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DAYTONA 500 on FOX Scores More Than 23 Million Total Viewers

FOX, FOX Sports GO & FOX Deportes Draw Average Audience of 12 Million, Up 5% Over 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC – With a thrilling, last-lap pass in the first MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES race to feature the new stage format, 2004 NASCAR premier series champion Kurt Busch won Sunday’s season-opening DAYTONA 500 on FOX, with 23.3 million viewers tuning in for all or part of the event. An average audience of 12 million watched the race across the FOX broadcast network, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO, including 11.92 million on FOX alone.

Key 2017 DAYTONA 500 highlights are below:

  • The race averaged 11.922 million viewers on FOX, up +5% over 2016’s average audience of 11.357 million, peaking at 14.031 million viewers from 6:15-6:30 PM ET
  • The DAYTONA 500 scored a 6.6/15 HH rating, which is flat overall compared to the 2016 edition but delivers positive gains across key male and adult demographics:
Demographic Year-Over-Year HH Rating vs 2016
Men 18-34 +10% 2.2 vs 2.0 (ties a four-year high)
Men 18-49 +9% 3.7 vs 3.4
Men 25-54 +4% 5.2 vs 5.0
Adults 18-34 +13% 1.8 vs 1.6 (ties a four-year high)
Adults 18-49 +4% 2.8 vs 2.7
Adults 25-54 +3% 3.9 vs 3.8
  • The race projects to rank as the highest-rated and most-watched sports event of the weekend and the highest-rated and most-watched sports event since the Feb. 5 Super Bowl on FOX
  • The DAYTONA 500 projects to rank as FOX’s highest-rated and most-watched telecast of any kind since Super Bowl Sunday
  • The race continues to remain the No. 1 motor sports event in television
  • Top-Five Markets: Core NASCAR markets led the way with Greensboro, N.C., finishing first with a 17.5/31, followed by Greenville, S.C. (16.5/28), Indianapolis (14.4/26), Knoxville, Tenn. (12.7/22) and Jacksonville, Fla. (12.4/22). Markets that experienced the largest year-over-year increases include Austin, Texas (+111%), San Diego (+74%), Oklahoma City (+49%) and Norfolk, Va. (+47%). Yesterday’s race also saw significant gains in America’s biggest markets, including Chicago (+18%), Philadelphia (+32%), Washington, D.C. (+18%) and Atlanta (+20%).

FOX SPORTS GO: FOX Sports GO delivered an average minute audience of 39,832, up +99% over last year’s 20,008, marking the best performance ever for a NASCAR event on FOX Sports GO.

SOCIAL: The DAYTONA 500 was the second-most talked-about event on social media Sunday, trailing only the Academy Awards, with 443,000 people posting about the race on Twitter or Facebook. Two million people posted or engaged socially regarding the DAYTONA 500.

FOXSPORTS.COM: NASCAR was the most popular section on FOXSports.com on Sunday, with 450,000 people visiting the section. One in three visitors to FOXSports.com consumed NASCAR content on Sunday, while users averaged 9.2 minutes on the site.

FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES continues this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with live race coverage on FOX at 2:30 PM ET and pre-race coverage beginning at 2:00 PM ET on FOX NASCAR SUNDAY. For more FOX NASCAR information, please visit FOX SPORTS PRESS PASS.

Not Released Boxing

Four-Time World Heavyweight Champ Evander Holyfield Joins FOX Sports Broadcast Team for Premier Boxing Champions Heavyweight Title Fight

Featherweight World Champion Abner Mares Also Serves as Analyst with Holyfield, Brian Kenny and Virgil Hunter
FOX Sports and NextVR Broadcast Title Fight Live in Virtual Reality

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports announces that four-time world heavyweight champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and current featherweight world champion Abner Mares join the FOX Sports broadcast team as analysts for PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS: WILDER VS. WASHINGTON live on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, Feb. 25 (8:00 PM ET), from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Ala. In addition, FOX Sports and industry leader NextVR team to deliver the two-hour show in virtual reality.

Holyfield makes a special appearance as a guest analyst with the broadcast team of blow-by-blow announcer Brian Kenny, fellow analyst and long-time boxing trainer Virgil Hunter, Mares and reporter Kristine Leahy, during the exciting heavyweight bouts. On FOX Deportes, former featherweight world champion and 2000 Mexican Olympic team member Daniel Ponce de Leon joins blow-by-blow announcer Ricardo Celis to call the action in Spanish.

The main event features the title fight between WBC world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) and unbeaten heavyweight Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (18-0-1, 12 KOs), as well as the 10-round clash between hard-hitting Dominic Breazeale (17-1, 15 KOs) and undefeated Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-0, 14 KOs).

Holyfield reigned as both the undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion in a career that spanned more than three decades from 1984 to 2011. He successfully defended the undisputed heavyweight championship three consecutive times.

Holyfield and Wilder share a connection. Both were born in Alabama – Holyfield in Atmore and Wilder in Tuscaloosa, where he still resides. Holyfield has followed Wilder’s career since the 31-year-old champion was a member of the U.S. boxing Olympic team and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games.

There is another Olympic connection between Holyfield and Ugonoh’s trainer, Kevin Barry. Holyfield and Barry met in the semifinals of a light heavyweight bout at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. The match was marred by controversy after Holyfield was disqualified in the second round for hitting Barry on the break. Because of the disqualification, Holyfield won the bronze medal for the U.S. team in the 1984 LA Games.

The fourth installment of PBC on FOX features the two heavyweight bouts, as well as a junior middleweight title fight. Once-beaten Tony Harrison (24-1, 20 KOs) and undefeated Jarrett Hurd (19-0, 13 KOs) battle in a 12-round affair for a vacant 154-pound world championship.

Working with NextVR, the two-hour PBC on FOX show is also broadcast live in virtual reality. For the second year in a row, multiple cameras set up around the ring capture the action in immersive, high-definition virtual reality, providing fans with the best seat in the house. The PBC on FOX boxing experience is available for free through the NextVR app. Fans with a Google Daydream or Samsung Gear VR headset, along with a compatible smartphone, can access the virtual reality experience by downloading the NextVR app from the Oculus or Google Play Stores.

Once the fights are done on FOX, the boxing continues for two more hours on FS1 & FOX Deportes, with Kenny calling the action with analysts Mares and Hunter. That show is headlined by unbeaten prospect Caleb Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) against Ghana’s Thomas Awimbono (25-6-1, 21 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

FOX Sports also presents PBC’s exciting Tuesday night series TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes. Follow on twitter at: @holyfield, @MrBrianKenny, @virgilhunter7, @abnermares, @KristineLeahy, @PremierBoxing, @FOXSports, @FOXDeportes and @Swanson_Comm

Fans can live stream the fights on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The fight is available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, fights are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

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FOX Sports Set for 22nd Season of Major League Baseball Coverage

88th All-Star Game, American League Division and Championship Series, and the World Series Highlight Second Half of 2017 FOX/FS1 MLB Season
National Schedule Features 72 Games on FOX and FS1; Over 2,260 Televised Locally on FOX Regional Sports Networks and 30 on FOX Deportes

NEW YORK, NY – FOX Sports, in its 22nd consecutive season of Major League Baseball coverage, sets its schedule for the 2017 MLB season on FS1, the FOX broadcast network, and FOX Deportes. In addition to FOX Sports’ regular season game telecasts, the network again features baseball’s jewel events with its exclusive presentation of the 2017 All-Star Game from Marlins Park on the FOX broadcast network, as well as the American League Division and Championship rounds on both FS1 and the FOX broadcast network, and culminates with its exclusive presentation of baseball’s 113th World Series airing on the FOX broadcast network.

The national broadcast schedule includes a minimum of 72 game telecasts across FOX and FS1, highlighted by over 47 appearances by teams that participated in the 2016 postseason. In addition to FOX Sports’ national baseball presence, FOX Sports’ Regional Networks offer more than 2,260 games and carry exclusive partnerships with 15 teams: the Angels, Braves, Brewers, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Indians, Marlins, Padres, Rangers, Rays, Reds, Royals, Tigers, Twins and Yankees – once again positioning FOX Sports as the leading television home of Major League Baseball both locally and nationally.

FOX Deportes, the first and longest-running Spanish-language sports network in the United States, carries 30 regular season game telecasts in addition to coverage of the American League Division and Championship Series as well as the World Series.

All games carried on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 are streamed live via the FOX Sports GO app for all subscribers of participating video providers.

FS1 broadcasts a total of 39 regular season games, beginning with an American League East battle between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM ET. The World Series Champion Chicago Cubs make their 2017 debut on FS1, Saturday, April 29 at 4:00 PM ET as they travel to Boston to take on the Red Sox from Fenway Park.

The FOX broadcast network carries 33 regular season games, beginning with primetime coverage of the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs, Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 PM ET from Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field. Regionalized primetime coverage of three games every Saturday begins on Saturday, May 20 leading into the 88th MLB All-Star Game from Marlins Park in Miami on Tuesday, July 11 live on FOX. Due to potential playoff implications, matchups, times and network(s) for the final two Saturdays of the regular season are to be determined.

Eric Shanks is President, COO & Executive Producer of FOX Sports. John Entz is President, FOX Sports Production and Executive Producer. Jamie Horowitz is President, FOX Sports National Networks

2017 MLB on FOX REGULAR SEASON BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(Note: Schedule Subject to Change – Times Refer to On-Air)

Wednesday, April 5
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, April 8
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles

Saturday, April 15
4:00 PM ET – FS1
Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
7:00 PM ET – FS1
San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves

Saturday, April 22
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Washington Nationals at New York Mets
7:00 PM ET – FS1
St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers

Saturday, April 29
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox
7:00 PM ET – FS1
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Texas Rangers

Saturday, May 6
4:00 PM ET – FS1
Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals
7:00 PM ET – FBC
New York Yankees at Chicago Cubs

Tuesday, May 9
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
New York Yankees at Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, May 13
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals

Thursday, May 18
8:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals

Saturday, May 20
7:00 PM ET – FBC
Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at New York Mets
San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals

Saturday, May 27
4:00 PM ET – FS1
Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians
7:00 PM ET – FBC
Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros
New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers*
*FOX Deportes

Saturday, June 3
4:00 PM ET – FS1
Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds
7:00 PM ET – FBC
Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets
Houston Astros at Texas Rangers

Saturday, June 10
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Kansas City Royals at San Diego Padres
7:00 PM ET – FBC
Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

Saturday, June 17
4:00 PM ET – FS1
Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers
8:00 PM ET – FBC
Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates*
*FOX Deportes

Saturday, June 24
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves
7:00 PM ET – FBC
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Boston Red Sox*
Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals
New York Mets at San Francisco Giants
*FOX Deportes

Saturday, July 1
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers
7:00 PM ET – FBC
New York Yankees at Houston Astros*
Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers
Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals
*FOX Deportes

Saturday, July 8
7:00 PM ET – FBC
Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs
Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Dodgers
10:00 PM ET – FS1
Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks

Saturday, July 15
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
7:00 PM ET – FS1
Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals

Saturday, July 22
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
7:00 PM ET – FS1
Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays

Saturday, July 29
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Cincinnati Reds at Miami Marlins

Tuesday, August 1
10:00 PM ET – FS1
Minnesota Twins at San Diego Padres

Saturday, August 5
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Tuesday, August 8
8:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
St. Louis Cardinals at Kansas City Royals

Saturday, August 12
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

Tuesday, August 15
8:00 PM ET – FS1
Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers

Saturday, August 19
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Los Angeles Dodgers at Detroit Tigers

Saturday, August 26
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
New York Mets at Washington Nationals
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians

Saturday, September 2
4:00 PM ET – FS1
St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Texas Rangers

Wednesday, September 6
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

Saturday, September 9
1:00 PM ET – FBC
Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals*
Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians
*FOX Deportes

Saturday, September 16
1:00 PM ET – FBC
Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals*
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
4:00 PM ET – FS1
Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians
*FOX Deportes

Saturday, September 23
1:00 PM ET – FBC
TBD at TBD
TBD at TBD
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Saturday, September 30
1:00 PM ET – FBC
TBD at TBD
TBD at TBD
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals

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Nick Swisher Joins FOX Sports

2009 World Series Champion and MLB All-Star Serves as Studio Analyst

NEW YORK, NY – World Series Champion and Major League Baseball All-Star, Nick Swisher, joins FOX Sports as a studio analyst for the 2017 season. The announcement was made today by John Entz, President of Production and Executive Producer, FOX Sports.

Recently retired, Swisher, a fan-favorite with an infectious personality throughout his 12-year playing career, makes his 2017 debut on FS1’s MLB Whiparound this April and appears regularly as a studio analyst during FOX Sports’ pregame coverage on Saturdays during the regular season. Swisher made his first ever appearance as a studio analyst during FOX’s World Series coverage in 2014.

“Swish was impressive as an analyst for us during the 2014 World Series and we knew we wanted to engage with him once he made the decision to retire,” said Entz. “His positivity and clear love for the game comes through on screen and we love that about him. We also just found out that he likes to go shark diving which is always a plus.”

“I’m super excited for this new chapter and can’t wait to get out to the FS1 studios in a few short weeks,” said Nick Swisher. Swisher announced his retirement today via a post to the Players Tribune and on his twitter account @NickSwisher.

Drafted 16th overall in 2002, Swisher’s successful Major League career spanned across five different franchises: Oakland Athletics (2004-2007), Chicago White Sox (2008), New York Yankees (2009-2012), Cleveland Indians (2013-2015) and Atlanta Braves (2015). Swisher was selected to the American League All-Star team in 2010 as a member of the New York Yankees, where he played an integral part in earning the team’s record 27th World Series title in 2009. Swisher finishes his career with a .249 batting average, 803 RBIs and 245 homeruns.

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Jeff Gordon

FOX Sports and NASCAR Productions Commemorate Jeff Gordon’s First Daytona 500 Victory in Original Documentary

Actor Luke Wilson Narrates Tonight’s “Beyond the Wheel” Short Film in One of Three Daytona-Themed Specials

DAYTONA BEACH, FL and CHARLOTTE, NC – In advance of the 59th annual Daytona 500, FOX Sports and NASCAR Productions have teamed up to deliver a rare behind-the-scenes look at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s first win in the “Great American Race” with an original film entitled “Refuse to Lose.” On the 20th anniversary of Gordon’s milestone triumph, the documentary takes viewers inside his journey to victory lane using never-before-seen footage of the No. 24 team captured in the 10 days leading up to the event.

Featuring interviews with Gordon and crew chief Ray Evernham, both executive producers on the project, the film premieres on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10 PM ET immediately following FS1’s coverage of the Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway.

“I forgot that Ray had secured a camera crew to document the No. 24 team heading into the 1997 Daytona 500,” Gordon said. “There is footage included in ‘Refuse to Lose’ that even I hadn’t seen before we started this project, and I think it helps paint the picture of why this team led by Ray was so successful – especially from 1995 to 1999.”

“After winning 10 races in 1996 but missing out on winning the championship, I felt like I needed to do something to boost morale in the No. 24 shop. That’s why we brought in the camera crew,” Evernham said. “‘Refuse to Lose’ will give viewers an extremely unique, behind-the-scenes look at the championship Rainbow Warrior team.”

Watch a preview of “Refuse to Lose” here.

FOX Sports and NASCAR Productions partnered for two additional Daytona 500-themed originals heading into this year’s season opener, including “Miracle at Daytona – The Tiny Lund Story,” part of season two in the acclaimed “Beyond the Wheel” series. The short film is narrated by actor Luke Wilson, who served as the Official Pace Car Driver at last season’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Premiering tonight at 6 PM ET during “NASCAR Race Hub” on FS1, the film recounts how DeWayne “Tiny” Lund risked his life to rescue a fellow driver from his burning Maserati before going on to win the 1963 Daytona 500 just five days later. The complete “Beyond the Wheel” series will air Friday, Feb. 24 at 6 PM ET.

Fans can also tune-in for “NASCAR Race Classic: The 1997 Daytona 500,” a condensed version of the race broadcast hosted by Dale Earnhardt Jr. airing immediately following “Refuse to Lose” on Thursday, Feb. 23.

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season kicks off with the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway live on FOX at 2 PM ET on Sunday, Feb. 26. Great seats are available at NASCAR.com/tickets.

TUF 25

Cast Revealed for THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: REDEMPTION

Season premieres Wednesday, April 19 at 10 p.m. ET on FS1

Las Vegas – The landmark 25th season of FS1’s highest-rated and most-watched original series, The Ultimate Fighter premieres Wednesday, April 19 at 10 p.m. ET on FS1. This season 14 former cast members will compete for redemption in the tournament comprised of welterweights and the largest cash prize in the show’s history. The competitors will be coached by bantamweight world champion Cody Garbrandt and No. 2 contender TJ Dillashaw. All of the athletes have previously competed on the series and the cast includes a member of the current UFC roster in James Krause as well as two previous winners of The Ultimate Fighter, with Joe Stevenson winning season two and Eddie Gordon capturing the honor during season 19.

Undefeated 135-pound kingpin Garbrandt (11-0, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) has become one of the most exciting and feared fighters in mixed martial arts. At just 25 years old, “No Love,” the No. 5 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and has nine knockouts in 11 pro fights – seven in the first round. Garbrandt defeated longtime champion Dominick Cruz in December 2016 in dominating fashion and now has his sights set on former Team Alpha Male training partner and fierce rival, Dillashaw.

Former bantamweight champion Dillashaw (15-3, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) has come full circle in his UFC career. He entered the company as a competitor on season 14 and is now coaching a team of his own. While the No. 14 pound-for-pound fighter in the world did not win his season, he’s one of only six athletes to compete on The Ultimate Fighter to go on to win UFC gold and is no doubt hoping to become a two-time champion at the season’s end.

The show will feature 12 episodes airing Wednesdays on FS1. Each episode’s winner will advance in the tournament, with the two semi-finalists meeting at the finale in July for a UFC contract and a $250,000 prize.

Below is a full list of competitors (name, professional record, age and fighting out of):
Seth Baczynski – 20-14, 35, Gilbert, Ariz.
Mehdi Baghdad – 11-5, 31, Los Angeles, Calif.
Justin Edwards – 9-5, 34, Bellefontaine, Ohio
Tom Gallicchio – 19-9, 30, Temecula, Calif.
Eddie Gordon – 8-4, 33, Freeport, N.Y.
Hayder Hassan – 6-3, 34, Coconut Creek, Fla.
James Krause – 23-7, 30, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Julian Lane – 11-6, 29, Mansfield, Ohio
Dhiego Lima – 12-5, 28, Dacula, Ga.
Ramsey Nijem – 9-6, 28, Salt Lake City, Utah
Gilbert Smith – 12-6, 35, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Joe Stevenson – 33-16, 34, Victorville, Calif.
Jesse Taylor – 30-15, 34, Temecula, Calif.
Hector Urbina – 17-10, 29, Coconut Creek, Calif.

For more show information, bios, videos and photos, visit ultimatefighter.com