Month: May 2018

USGA-FOX

Highlights from FOX Sports’ Ongoing First Round Coverage of the 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship

EPICS: TWO WINNERS Premieres Tonight at 8:00 PM ET on FS1

Shoal Creek, Ala. – “Sweet Home Alabama, where the skies are so blue.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s classic song lived up to its billing Thursday during first round action at the 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship, telecast live on FS1. After days of soaking rain that shortened Wednesday’s scheduled practice rounds, the sun shone Thursday over Shoal Creek in Shoal Creek, Ala., teeing off FOX Sports’ 2018 slate of USGA championships.

For the first time ever, FOX Sports offers an uninterrupted broadcast of the entire U.S. Women’s Open on FOX, FS1, the FOX Sports app and usga.org as part of the USGA Championships on FOX presented by Rolex. Highlights from today’s coverage are below:

Today’s Top Clips:

WATCH: 2014 U.S. Women’s Open Champion Michelle Wie Joins Holly Sonders After the First Round

WATCH: 2016 Women’s British Open Winner Ariya Jutanugarn Discusses Her Strong Opening Round

Today’s Top Quotes:

Two-Time U.S. Women’s Open Champion & FOX Sports Analyst Juli Inkster Weighs in on Player Preparation Heading into the Championship:

“As a player, preparation is what it’s all about. This is a new golf course for everybody. Here at Shoal Creek, no one’s seen it before. Everybody wants to get out there for the U.S. Women’s Open, which is the biggest championship that these players will play all year – the most prestigious. With no practice rounds, some played 18 holes and others didn’t. As a player, that would freak me out because I’m all about preparation. But a lot of younger players that I talked to just said there’s nothing we could do. They went out and watched TV. They weren’t really worried about their preparation… They’re just going to go and freewheel it, and that’s what the younger players really do well.”

Eight-Time PGA Tour Winner & FOX Sports Analyst Brad Faxon Discusses Shoal Creek:

“Shoal Creek is a gem of a Jack Nicklaus course, maybe the best one he designed – with all due respect to Jack and where the PGA Tour might be this week – but this course is fantastic. If players hit it in the rough, they’re going to be challenged. There are some long par 4s here, the 12th and the 4th, are the two hardest holes already on the golf course. It’s going to be fun to watch.”

Beginning tonight immediately following the conclusion of first round action, FOX Sports supplements its live coverage from Shoal Creek with the first film from its EPICS series. EPICS: TWO WINNERS, an hour-long film profiling Se Ri Pak’s unlikely victory in the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open, which galvanized a wave of South Korean female golfers who now are among the biggest names on the LPGA Tour, premieres tonight at 8:00 PM ET on FS1.

On Sunday, EPICS: TIGER AND ROCCO premieres on the FOX broadcast network at 1:00 PM ET, featuring the dramatic Monday playoff between Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate for the 2008 U.S. Open Championship.

FOX Sports’ live U.S. Women’s Open Championship coverage continues Friday, June 1 with second round action on FS1 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM ET, with early competition streaming live on usga.org from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET. The third and final rounds air on the FOX broadcast network on Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM ET. In addition to a concurrent live stream of each day’s action, the FOX Sports app also offers a bonus featured groups channel throughout the championship.

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Top-Ranked UFC Middleweight Gastelum and Host Fitzgerald Make Desk Debut with Woodley and Florian for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RIVERA VS. MORAES

Anik and Smith Call Rare Friday Night Fights on FS1 and FOX Sports GO

LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces No. 4-ranked UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum makes his desk analyst debut alongside UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, retired title contender Kenny Florian and Brendan Fitzgerald, who is making his host debut, for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RIVERA VS. MORAES on Friday, June 1.

“I’m really excited to work on the television broadcast,” says Gastelum. “This is something I’ve dreamed of doing for a long time and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s going to be a great night of fights and especially looking forward to Moraes vs. Rivera.”

Blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik and veteran MMA analyst Jimmy Smith call the bouts live Octagon-side from Utica, New York for the rare Friday UFC FIGHT NIGHT. Laura Sanko adds reports and interviews fighters on-site. In addition, Mario Delgado and Victor Davila call the fights in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

The show’s headliner features an anticipated bantamweight showdown between top contenders No. 4-ranked Jimmie Rivera (21-1) and No. 5 “Magic” Marlon Moraes (20-5-1). In the co-main event, New York’s own lightweight standout, undefeated Gregor Gillespie (11-0) puts his unbeaten record on the line against knockout artist Vinc Pichel (11-1).

FOX Sports UFC programming begins Thursday, May 31 (4:00 PM ET), with the FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW on FS2 and FOX Sports GO with Fitzgerald, Woodley and Florian in studio discussing the fights, while Sanko reports onsite. Gastelum joins Fitzgerald, Florian and Woodley on the FOX Sports desk for Friday’s UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW on FS2 and FOX Sports GO (7:30 PM ET), previewing the evening’s fights.

The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS begin at 8:00 PM ET on FS1, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO with four exciting bouts. No. 2-ranked flyweight Sijara Eubanks (3-2) battles No. 3 Lauren Murphy (10-3), while lightweights Nik Lentz (30-8-2, 1NC) and David Teymur (7-1) tangle. Belal Muhammad (13-2) and Chance Rencountre (12-2) square off at 170 pounds. Plus, Desmond Green (20-6) and Gleison Tibau (40-13) open the PRELIMS with a lightweight clash.

The three-hour main card continues on FS1, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO at 10:00 PM ET and features four more action-packed bouts, in addition to the Rivera vs. Moraes headliner and Gillespie vs. Pichel fight. Walt Harris (10-7) faces Daniel Spitz (6-1) in a heavyweight bout. Welterweight veterans Jake Ellenberger (31-13) and Ben Saunders (21-9-2) meet. Julio Arce (14-2) and Daniel Teymur (6-1) square off in a 145-pound battle. Plus, No. 15-ranked Gian Villante (16-9) and Sam Alvey (32-10, 1NC) open the main card with a light heavyweight bout.

The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW, where Fitzgerald, Gastelum, Woodley and Florian recap the event, while Sanko interviews fighters.

Leading up to the fights, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and on the FOX UFC social pages. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radio and on the SiriusXM app.

FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME (ET) EVENT NETWORK*
Thursday,

May 31

4:00 PM FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW FS2

 

Friday,

June 1

7:30 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW FS2
Friday,

June 1

8:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS FS1 / FOX Deportes
Friday,

June 1

10:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RIVERA VS. MORAES FS1 / FOX Deportes
Friday,

June 1

1:00 AM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW FS1

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

Every Game is Everything

FOX Sports Primed to Own the Weekend with Addition of Loaded College Football Schedule

Nation’s Best Rivalries, Conference Championships and More Highlight Network’s Fall Lineup
136 Matchups Set for FOX Broadcast Network, FS1, FOX Sports Regional Networks and BTN

NEW YORK – FOX Sports, last year’s leader in live events, today deepens its footprint with the release of its highest quality college football schedule to date with 136 games on the FOX broadcast network, FS1, FOX Sports Regional Networks and BTN. This fall, FOX Sports owns the weekend with an impressive lineup featuring top games from the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences, including some of the season’s most notable games like Michigan at Ohio State, USC at Texas and the Red River Showdown between Texas and Oklahoma, plus the Pac-12 and Big Ten championship games.

FOX CFB Schedule Infographic

“We are excited to present what we think is going to be our best season of college football yet,” said FOX Sports President, Production and Executive Producer John Entz. “From the nation’s best rivalries like Michigan-Ohio State and the Red River Showdown, to a pair of conference championships that are sure to influence the postseason conversation, FOX College Football televises some of the most meaningful games of the season, and we’re already looking forward to the first snap.”

One year after registering as FOX Sports’ most-watched regular-season college football game ever, the sport’s most historic matchup returns to the FOX broadcast network during “Rivalry Week” when Michigan makes its way to The Horseshoe on Saturday, Nov. 24 to face Ohio State with coverage beginning at 11:00 AM ET. The 115th meeting of “The Game” highlights a prominent weekend for FOX Sports, which begins with an NFL showdown between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, followed by Nebraska at Iowa in the Heroes Game, and in-state showdowns between Washington and Washington State and Oregon at Oregon State on Friday, Nov. 23.

After last season’s fitting rematch of the 2006 BCS National Championship Game between USC and Texas, which saw the Trojans triumph in a double-overtime thriller with former USC quarterback and FOX College Football analyst Matt Leinart getting in on the action, the renewed rivalry once again calls FOX Sports home. On Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8:00 PM ET on FOX, USC heads into Big 12 territory to face Texas in Austin for the first time since 1966.

In the heart of the State Fair of Texas, and amidst FOX Sports’ MLB Postseason coverage, the Red River Showdown returns to the FOX Sports family of networks for the second time and first since 2016 – a matchup that still ranks as FS1’s second most-watched college football game ever. Following the departure of Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, the Oklahoma Sooners look to extend their current winning streak against the Longhorns on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas. The following day, football fans won’t need to venture further for another round of hotly contested gridiron action, as the Minnesota Vikings face the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC Championship Game rematch during AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK on Sunday, Oct. 7.

This year the Pac-12 returns to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 30 for the conference’s championship game, while the Big Ten Championship is back home again in Indiana at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 1. FOX Sports closes out the season and the calendar year on Monday, Dec. 31 with back-to-back bowl games, beginning with coverage of the San Francisco Bowl at 2:30 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network and the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl at 6:30 PM ET on FS1.

Other top games include:

  • Aug. 30-Sept. 1: The college football season kicks off with three straight days of action over Labor Day weekend, including appearances from top teams like Oklahoma, Penn State and Stanford on FOX, FS1 and BTN.
  • Sept. 8: A FOX tripleheader features one of the top non-conference matchups of the season, as coverage of UCLA at Oklahoma begins at 12:30 PM ET, followed by Iowa State at Iowa at 5:00 PM ET and anchored by USC at Stanford in a Pac-12 Championship Game rematch at 8:30 PM ET.
  • FOX Sports and BTN are the primary home to the Big Ten as the season begins, with 26 of the conference’s 32 games in the first three weeks televised on FOX, FS1 and BTN.
  • Oct. 20: Conference, division and in-state rivals Michigan and Michigan State battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy and bragging rights coming off last season’s surprising upset, which saw the unranked Spartans take down the No. 7 Wolverines.

Games are simulcast on the FOX Sports app, which now provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content through iOS and Android devices.

The 2018 college football schedule for FOX, FS1, FOX Sports Regional Networks and BTN is attached. The remainder of the schedule will be announced as the season progresses.

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PBA, FOX Sports Announce Historic Television Schedule for 2019

Go Bowling! PBA Tour to Include New PBA Playoffs, 19 Live Telecasts, Four Majors and More

CHICAGO and LOS ANGELES – A new era in the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is set to begin as FOX Sports and the PBA announced its 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour television schedule today, featuring 30 telecasts and including a new PBA Playoffs series.

The robust multi-platform PBA-FOX Sports agreement, announced in March, features five telecasts on FOX and 26 on FS1. The 2019 TV schedule, which begins Sunday, Jan. 6 on FS1 with the Hall of Fame Classic in Arlington, Texas, includes 60 hours of coverage, nearly double last year’s schedule and the most in decades. Nineteen of the telecasts are live, the most in 11 years. Four 2019 events airing on FOX marks the most PBA action on network broadcast TV since 1999.

The announcement was made today by PBA CEO and Commissioner, Tom Clark and FOX Sports’ EVP of Programming, Live Operations and Research, Bill Wanger.

Kicking off the new PBA on FOX partnership will be a bonus event, PBA Clash, on Sunday, Dec. 23 on FOX. The 90-minute telecast will feature top PBA stars in a unique competition, plus a look at the new year and upcoming events on FOX and FS1.

The new PBA Playoffs is a 10-telecast event that will seed the top 24 players after the first 13 PBA on FOX events of the 2019 season into an elimination bracket. All PBA Playoffs matches will be televised from Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, from the live first Round of 24 matches on Monday night, April 8 on FS1, through to the live semifinals and finals on FOX, Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2. The PBA Playoffs champion will win a $100,000 first prize.

Other highlights of the 2019 PBA on FOX Sports schedule include:

  • Live coverage of four PBA major championships: the PBA Tournament of Champions on Sunday, Feb. 10, from suburban Akron, Ohio; the PBA Players Championship on Sunday, Feb. 17, from Columbus, Ohio; the PBA World Championship on Thursday, March 21, from Allen Park, Mich., and the United States Bowling Congress Masters on Monday, April 1, from Las Vegas.
  • Revolutionary coverage of professional bowling’s biggest event, PBA World Series of Bowling X. Five consecutive nights of prime-time WSOB coverage, including live finals of four PBA title events, will air from Allen Park, Mich., March 18-22.
  • The PBA League team competition returns, for the first time all live on TV. Back in Portland, Maine, the PBA League will conclude the 2019 PBA-FOX Sports schedule with four live prime time telecasts on FS1 for three consecutive nights, July 16-18.
  • The CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational returns and moves for the first time to network TV as FOX airs the event on Super Bowl Sunday at 2:00 PM ET.

In addition to the 60 hours of broadcast television, FOX Sports digital also will play a key role in expanding the PBA’s visibility.

Additional details concerning tournament formats, host bowling centers and more, will be announced by the PBA soon through the PBA Network’s social media outlets.

 

2019 PBA-FOX SPORTS GO BOWLING! PBA TOUR SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern)

DATE EVENT NET* TIME (ET)
Sunday,

Dec. 23

PBA Clash, Houston, Texas FOX 2:30 PM / 4:30 PM
Sunday,

Jan. 6

PBA Hall of Fame Classic, Arlington, Texas FS1 11:00 AM Live
Sunday,

Jan. 13

PBA Oklahoma Open, Shawnee, Okla. FS1 11:00 AM Live
Sunday,

Jan. 20

Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, Shawnee, Okla. FS1 1:00 PM
Sunday,

Jan. 27

PBA Lubbock Open, Lubbock, Texas FS1 3:00 PM Live
Sunday,

Feb. 3

CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational, Houston FOX 2:00 PM
Sunday,

Feb. 10

PBA Tournament of Champions, Fairlawn, Ohio FOX 5:00 PM Live
Sunday,

Feb. 17

PBA Players Championship, Columbus, Ohio FS1 1:00 PM Live
Sunday,

Feb. 24

PBA Indianapolis Open, Indianapolis, Ind. FS1 3:00 PM Live
Sunday, March 3 PBA Jonesboro Open, Jonesboro, Ark. FS1 5:00 PM

Live

Sunday, March 10 World Bowling Tour Finals presented by PBA,

Arlington, Texas

FS1 10:00 PM
Monday, March18 PBA World Series of Bowling X Cheetah Championship,

Allen Park, Mich.

FS1 8:00 PM Live
Tuesday, March 19 PBA World Series of Bowling X Chameleon Championship, Allen Park, Mich. FS1 8:00 PM Live
Wednesday, March 20 PBA World Series of Bowling X Scorpion Championship, Allen Park, Mich. FS1 8:00 PM Live
Thursday, March 21 PBA World Series of Bowling PBA World Championship, Allen Park, Mich. FS1 8:00 PM Live
Friday, March 22 PBA World Series of Bowling X USA vs The World,

Allen Park, Mich.

FS1 8:00 PM
Monday, April 1 USBC Masters, Las Vegas FS1 9:00 PM Live
Monday, April 8 PBA Playoffs Round of 24, Group One (four matches), Portland, Maine FS1 7:00 PM Live
Monday, April 15 PBA Playoffs Round of 24, Group Two (four matches), Portland, Maine FS1 8:00 PM
Monday, April 22 PBA Playoffs Round of 24, Group Three (four matches), Portland, Maine FS1 9:00 PM
Monday, April 29 PBA Playoffs Round of 24, Group Four (four matches), Portland, Maine FS1 9:00 PM
Monday,

May 6

PBA Playoffs Round of 16, Group One (four matches), Portland, Maine FS1 9:00 PM
Monday,

May 13

PBA Playoffs Round of 16, Group Two (four matches), Portland, Maine FS1 9:00 PM
Monday,

May 20

PBA Playoffs Quarterfinal Group One (two matches), Portland, Maine FS1 9:00 PM
Monday,

May 27

PBA Playoffs Quarterfinal Group One (two matches), Portland, Maine FS1 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 1 PBA Playoffs Final Four (two semifinal matches),

Portland, Maine

FOX 12:00 PM Live
Sunday, June 2 PBA Playoffs Championship Round,

Portland, Maine

FOX 12:00 PM Live
Tuesday, July 16 PBA League Quarterfinal Group One (two matches), Portland, Maine FS1 7:00 PM Live
Tuesday,

July 16

PBA League Quarterfinal Group Two (two matches), Portland, Maine FS1 9:00 PM Live
Wednesday,

July 17

PBA League Semifinals (two matches),

Portland, Maine

FS1 9:00 PM Live
Thursday,

July 18

PBA League Elias Cup Finals,

Portland, Maine

FS1 9:00 PM Live
Q-Ball

FOX Sports Films Announces “Q Ball,” Executive Produced by Kevin Durant, as the Newest Film in “MAGNIFY” Documentary Series

Next Film in the Sports Emmy®-Nominated Series Focuses on the San Quentin State Prison Basketball Team

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports Films today announced “Q Ball” as the newest documentary in its Sports Emmy®-nominated “MAGNIFY” series. The film chronicles the lives of incarcerated basketball players at the San Quentin State Prison. It’s executive produced by Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant’s Thirty Five Media, in conjunction with HEIST and Hunting Lane Films.

In the spirit of the series’ previous films, “Q Ball” utilizes sports as the lens for exploring important cultural stories.

Set to premiere in early 2019, “Q Ball” follows the lives of the San Quentin Warriors — teammates and inmates at “The Q”, California’s San Quentin State Prison. Durant and fellow Golden State Warriors team members’ previous visits to the prison helped kick-start the project. The documentary explores the inmates’ personal struggles, as they search for redemption and transcendence both on and off the court. The answers, characters, and stories are complex, but in San Quentin — a place where freedom is taken away — basketball gives a little bit back.

“My first visit to San Quentin with my teammates was an unforgettable experience that moved me and made me want to bring it to a larger audience,” said Durant. “This film shines a light on these individuals, their struggles and their connection through basketball.”

Emmy® and Peabody Award winning Michael Tolajian (“30 for 30: Once Brothers”) will direct the film. Along with Durant, “Q Ball” executive producers also include Durant’s Thirty Five Media business partner Rich Kleiman, Jamie Patricof and Katie McNeill of Hunting Lane, Jordan deBree of HEIST, and Tolajian. Rebekah Fergusson will also serve as a producer.

“It’s been an incredible first six months for Magnify, and we’re excited to continue adding compelling new projects to the series,” said Gabe Spitzer, Senior Vice President and Executive Producer, FOX Sports Films. “We’re focused on growing Magnify with films like “Q Ball” that open up larger cultural conversations through the lens of sports.”

The film is the latest addition to FOX Sports Films’ MAGNIFY documentary slate, which includes:

  • 2018 Sports Emmy®-nominated “89 Blocks,” executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter for Uninterrupted, along with Sports Illustrated (November 2017)
  • “Shot in the Dark,” executive produced by Dwyane Wade and Chance the Rapper (February 2018)
  • The upcoming documentary, “Nossa Chape,” from award-winning directors Jeffrey Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist (The Two Escobars, Pele: Birth of a Legend) focuses on the 2016 plane crash involving Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense (June 2018)

“The partners we’ve had on the early part of this journey – producers and directors — have been really outstanding,” said Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President, Content, FOX Sports. “Influential voices that truly care about the stories are a crucial part of what we’re building with this series.”

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1, FS2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com and FOX Sports GO. Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

About Thirty Five Media
NBA Champion and Finals MVP Kevin Durant founded Thirty Five Media in Spring of 2017 with business partner and sports/entertainment executive Rich Kleiman. Thirty Five Media serves as the duo’s media production and creative development arm, including a partnership with YouTube and the forthcoming scripted series “SWAGGER,” in partnership with Imagine Entertainment. Additional projects will be announced later this year.

About HEIST
HEIST (www.heistprojects.com) is a San Francisco-based production company. Founded in 2008, HEIST develops and produces creative content for both commercial and narrative platforms. ”Q Ball” is the first of several longform documentary projects HEIST currently has in development.

About Hunting Lane Films
Hunting Lane, founded by Jamie Patricof, produces director-driven narrative features and television, documentaries and digital content. Hunting Lane has produced four documentaries for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, earning them both a Peabody Award and an Emmy. Other documentary projects include Levitated Mass by filmmaker Doug Pray, Confessions of a Superhero by director Matthew Ogens, and HBO’s The Offseason: Kevin Durant. Narrative features include 2017’s The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain, Captain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortensen for which he was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe, The Accountant starring Ben Affleck, Tim Burton’s Big Eyes starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine for which Ryan Gosling was nominated for a Golden Globe and Michelle Williams was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar, and finally Half Nelson also starring Gosling. The company’s next release will be The After Party written and directed by Ian Edelman (How to Make it in America) and starring Super Duper Kyle. It will be released this summer on Netflix.

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FOX NASCAR at Pocono Raceway Quotes & Programming Schedule

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Live on FS1 Sunday & NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Live on FS1 Saturday

CHARLOTTE, NC – NASCAR begins its summer run this weekend at Pocono Raceway, with FOX Sports set to offer nearly 20 hours of live coverage across the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES, NASCAR XFINITY SERIES and ARCA RACING SERIES.

Included are FS1’s live race coverage of the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES on Sunday, June 3 (2:00 PM ET) and the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES on Saturday, June 2 (1:00 PM ET), and FS2’s live coverage of the ARCA RACING SERIES on Friday, June 1 (5:30 PM ET).

Below is programming information for the weekend ahead:

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES

  • Date/Time: Sunday, June 3 (2:00 PM ET)
  • Network: FS1
  • Announcers: Mike Joy, Hall of Famer and three-time champion Darrell Waltrip, four-time champ Jeff Gordon and Larry McReynolds
  • Pit reporters: Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum
  • Pre-race: NASCAR RACEDAY (12:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Chris Myers with Michael Waltrip, Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
  • Hosts: Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip
  • FOX NASCAR production staff: Barry Landis (race producer); Artie Kempner (race director); Richie Zyontz (coordinating producer); and Jake Jolivette (pre-race producer)

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

  • Date/Time: Saturday, June 2 (1:00 PM ET)
  • Network: FS1
  • Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip and driver analyst Jamie McMurray
  • Pit reporters: Regan Smith and Matt Yocum
  • Pre-race: NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (12:30 PM ET on FS1); hosted by Shannon Spake, Larry McReynolds and Michael Waltrip
  • Hosts: Spake and McReynolds
  • Post-race: 3:30 PM ET on FS1
  • FOX NASCAR production staff: Pam Miller (race producer); Jeremy Green (race director); Richie Zyontz (coordinating producer); and Jeremy Menell (pre-race producer)

ARCA RACING SERIES

  • Date/Time: Friday, June 1 (5:30 PM ET)
  • Network: FS2
  • Announcers: Kevin Lee and Phil Parsons
  • Pit reporter: Jim Tretow

FOX NASCAR AT POCONO RACEWAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
(All times live/Eastern unless otherwise indicated & subject to change)

Friday, June 1
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES practice (11:30 AM-12:30 PM) (FS2)
NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (12:30-1:00 PM) (FS2)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES practice (1:00-2:00 PM) (FS2)
NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (2:00-3:00 PM) (FS2)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES final practice (3:00-4:00 PM) (FS2)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES qualifying (4:00-5:30 PM) (FS2)
ARCA RACING SERIES Racing (5:30-7:30 PM) (FS2)

Saturday, June 2
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES qualifying (9:30-11:00 AM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (11:00-11:30 AM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES final practice (11:30 AM-12:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (12:30-1:00 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Racing (1:00-3:30 PM) (FS1)
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES post-race (3:30-4:00 PM) (FS1)

Sunday, June 3
NASCAR RACEDAY (12:30-2:00 PM) (FS1)
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES Racing (2:00-5:30 PM) (FS1)

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FOX Sports Tees Off 2018 Season with Uninterrupted Coverage of 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship

Two-Time U.S. Women’s Open Winner Juli Inkster Anchors 18th Tower
Longtime PGA Professional Michael Breed Joins Digital Coverage

NEW YORK – FOX Sports’ 2018 slate of USGA championships begins next week with the 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship, live from Shoal Creek in Shoal Creek, Ala. For the first time ever, viewers will experience an uninterrupted broadcast of the entire U.S. Women’s Open on FOX, FS1, FOX Sports GO and usga.org as part of the USGA Championships on FOX presented by Rolex.

Live championship coverage begins Wednesday, May 30 at 11:00 AM ET on FS1 with WEDNESDAY AT THE U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN, featuring practice round content, player interviews and a first look at this year’s field.

On Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1, early competition coverage begins on usga.org from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET, while FS1 picks up the first and second round action from 3:00 to 8:00 PM ET. The third and final rounds air on the FOX broadcast network on Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM ET. In addition to a concurrent live stream of each day’s action, the FOX Sports App also offers a bonus featured groups channel throughout the championship.

On Thursday and Friday, Shane Bacon calls play-by-play alongside analysts Brad Faxon and Juli Inkster, a seven-time LPGA Tour major winner and two-time U.S. Women’s Open champion. Inkster is joined by Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Joe Buck and lead analyst Paul Azinger in the 18th Tower for the third and final rounds.

On-course reporting duties are performed by 14-year LPGA Tour veteran Nicole Castrale and longtime broadcaster Ken Brown; the duo is joined on-course by Faxon over the weekend. Reporter Holly Sonders conducts interviews, and former USGA Executive Director David Fay offers rules analysis.

Digital coverage features longtime PGA professional and veteran broadcaster Michael Breed, play-by-play announcer Ned Michaels and on-course reporter Brett Quigley. Breed is a newcomer to the FOX Sports team but brings a wealth of television experience, having previously hosted “The Golf Fix,” which ran for nearly 400 episodes across eight years on the Golf Channel. Currently, he also serves as Golf Digest’s Chief Digital Instructor, curating and creating instructional content for the magazine’s digital game-improvement platform.

FOX Sports supplements its live golf coverage with two films from its EPICS series, beginning on Thursday at 8:00 PM ET on FS1 with EPICS: TWO WINNERS, an hour-long film profiling Se Ri Pak’s unlikely victory in the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open, which galvanized a wave of South Korean female golfers who are now among the biggest names on the LPGA Tour. On Sunday, EPICS: TIGER AND ROCCO premieres on the FOX broadcast network at 1:00 PM ET, featuring the dramatic Monday playoff between Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate for the 2008 U.S. Open Championship.

FOX Sports’ linear and digital USGA schedule follows:

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Weds, May 30 WEDS AT THE U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM FS1/FSGO
 
Thurs, May 31 Bonus First Round 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM usga.org
  First Round 3:00 – 8:00 PM FS1/FSGO
  Featured Groups 3:00 – 8:00 PM FSGO
  EPICS: TWO WINNERS 8:00 – 9:00 PM FS1
 
Fri, June 1 Bonus Second Round 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM usga.org
  Second Round 3:00 – 8:00 PM FS1/FSGO
  Featured Groups 3:00 – 8:00 PM FSGO
 
Sat, June 2 Third Round 2:00 – 7:00 PM FOX
  Featured Groups 2:00 – 7:00 PM FSGO
 
Sun, June 3 EPICS: TIGER & ROCCO 1:00 – 2:00 PM FOX
  Final Round 2:00 – 7:00 PM FOX
  Featured Groups 2:00 – 7:00 PM FSGO

 

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FOX Analyst Jeff Gordon Voted Into NASCAR Hall of Fame

NASCAR Race Hub Airs Special Jeff Gordon NASCAR Hall of Fame Episode

Gordon in NASCAR RACE HUB Studio for First Reaction Following Announcement

Hendrick, Evernham, Gustafson, Joy, Waltrip & McReynolds Excerpts Included Below

In honor of four-time NASCAR CUP SERIES champion and FOX NASCAR analyst Jeff Gordon being voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame today, NASCAR RACE HUB is devoting tonight’s entire one-hour show to the occasion (6:00 PM ET on FS1). Gordon will join NASCAR RACE HUB in-studio at 6:00 PM ET for his first comments following the announcement.

Afterward, a prominent list of individuals key to Gordon’s driving and broadcasting career will appear on the program, co-hosted by Adam Alexander and Shannon Spake, including Rick Hendrick, Ray Evernham, Alan Gustafson, Andy Papathanassiou, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy. Additionally, NASCAR RACE HUB will air special feature interviews with Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Mark Martin, Kyle Busch, Ken Schrader, Chad Knaus, Bobby Labonte, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Gordon’s family.

Below are excerpts from tonight’s NASCAR RACE HUB interviews with Hendrick, Evernham and Gustafson, as well as Gordon’s FOX NASCAR on-air teammates Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds.

Recall the first time you met a young Jeff Gordon at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1992. What do you remember most about that?

Hendrick: “I was going through the pedestrian tunnel, and I saw this car come by and he was on the outside. He went in the corner so hard, I saw smoke roll off of the car, and I thought it was an engine [failure]. I realized it wasn’t. It was tires. I don’t remember who was with me, and I said, ‘Stay here a minute. I’m going to watch this guy wreck.’ They said, ‘It’s that Gordon kid.’ It was just meant to be, I think, that I saw him that day. It was so impressive. I came back and just happened to walk into Jimmy Johnson’s office, the guy who used to run the place, and Andy Graves was sitting in there. I said, ‘It’s a shame that Gordon kid has a contract with Ford.’ Andy said, ‘He doesn’t have a contract.’ I said, ‘Let’s find him quick.’ Boy, has it been so unbelievable for our company, the relationship … I think Jeff Gordon revolutionized the sport, opened the door for all these young guys that are coming in because we took a chance on him … what he’s done for the sport has been unbelievable.”

What is the “Jeff Gordon factor” like for a team?

Gustafson: “You can’t describe it in words. You just can’t describe his presence and what he does for the team and the sport and how big he is … I got the opportunity to work with Jeff and I’ve seen Jeff and worked around Jeff for a long time, and worked with Kyle [Busch] and worked with Mark [Martin] and thought I knew what it meant to be Jeff Gordon’s crew chief. I didn’t know what that meant until I was Jeff Gordon’s crew chief. Not only Jeff and what he is, but he is so iconic. Everybody knows Jeff. Everybody respects Jeff. His fan base is massive … To sum it up, it was a surreal moment at Homestead when we were in his last race competing for the championship, and I have Lewis Hamilton sitting on this side of me and I’ve got Mario Andretti sitting behind me. That just tells you how big Jeff Gordon is and the respect he has across not only motorsports but the nation in general.”

What was the first win with Jeff like at Charlotte?

Evernham: “Jeff was ready to win, and I felt like there were times when we didn’t give him a good enough car or I didn’t make the right decision. Charlotte has always been important to us at Hendrick because we want to make sure we perform well in the boss’ backyard. That was a big night for us because it was being able to be with Jeff when he got his first Busch win and when he got his first Cup win. It was an emotional night for everybody, and even more for Mr. H. when I said was going to take two tires (laughing). Just being part of that and seeing him come from being the young guy that I knew driving midget cars to finally reaching the top.“

As a broadcaster, what was your first impression of Jeff Gordon early in his career?

Joy: “My first impression was ‘Who is this kid and how did he get here so fast?’ because Jeff broke the playbook for driver development. He’s coming from midgets, sprint cars and one season of tearing up Bill Davis’ stuff in the Busch Series, and boom, he’s Rick Hendrick’s new driver and he is good. A little undisciplined to start, but he has talent and car control and situational awareness, and suddenly, he is a superstar.”

What have you seen out of him during his time at FOX Sports?

McReynolds: “He has been an unbelievable teammate. I never knew Jeff. I had talked to and spoken to Jeff, but I’d never really had a long conversation with Jeff before. Not that I ever wondered how or why he won 93 races and four championships, but now that I have been his teammate for three years, it totally makes sense. He is all in. I didn’t know what to expect when I found out he was going to join our FOX team. I didn’t know he if was just going to blow by and do what he had to do to get by. This guy is all in. What I love about him is he challenges me, and I love to be challenged. He will ask me, ‘So, what are they doing with race cars here and here and here?’ I might say, ‘Well, I’m not really sure,’ and he’ll say, ‘Well, we need to find out.’ I have a feeling that’s the way he was as a race car driver, which is, I think, a big part of the reason why he was so successful.”

Waltrip: “Jeff is so well-prepared. He and Jon Edwards [longtime PR manager] have notes. When we go into the booth, he’s as prepared as Larry [McReynolds] is. He has notes on everybody and he is committed. He is passionate about what he does, and that’s the thing that has impressed me the most. His preparation, passion and he really wants to do it right.”

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NOSSA CHAPE Trailer

From award-winning directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist (The Two Escobars, Pelé: The Birth of a Legend), Nossa Chape tracks the rebuilding of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense after the tragic 2016 plane crash in Colombia. The documentary premieres on Saturday, June 23rd at 4:15 pm ET on FOX Sports, immediately following the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ coverage.

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FOX Sports Presents LAFC-Borussia Dortmund on FS1 and Interview with U.S. Men’s National Team Star Christian Pulisic

FOX Sports presents LAFC-Borussia Dortmund tonight on FS1 at 10:00 PM ET on FS1, featuring an interview with U.S. Men’s National Team star Christian Pulisic.

Pulisic will join Keith Costigan, Ian Joy and Mark Rogondino at Banc of California Stadium.

Additionally, FS1’s halftime presentation will feature a special sit-down conversation with Pulisic and FOX Sports’ Rachel Bonnetta.

All FOX soccer matches can be live-streamed via FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports app on iOS and Android as well as connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.