Month: April 2017

Rob Stone on UEFA Champions League Set

Mexico National Team Coach Juan Carlos Osorio to Join FS1’s UEFA Champions League Pregame Show Live Tuesday

Real Madrid Battles Bayern Munich

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports, the English-language home of the Mexico National Team (El Tricolor) in the United States, presents an exclusive live in-studio interview with head coach Juan Carlos Osorio on Tuesday, April 18 beginning at 2:00 PM ET on FS1.

Osorio joins Rob Stone, Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda and Warren Barton during the Real Madrid-Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League pregame show to discuss World Cup qualifying, FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Under Osorio’s leadership, El Tricolor leads the CONCACAF region in the final round of World Cup qualifying for the first time since 2005 and is the CONCACAF representative at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, set to air on the FOX Sports family of networks beginning Saturday, June 17.

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


FOX Broadcast Network Airs First Ever Bundesliga-MLS Doubleheader Saturday

FOX Sports MLS Studio Show Heads to Orlando and Features Live Interview with Kaka

Los Angeles – For the first time ever, the FOX broadcast network will televise a Bundesliga-MLS doubleheader on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 12:00 PM ET.

Bundesliga opens the action when Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’s Bayer Leverkusen battles Xabi Alonso’s Bayern Munich. Kate Abdo anchors Bundesliga studio coverage from the FOX broadcast center in Los Angeles alongside studio analysts Eric Wynalda, Ian Joy and Jovan Kirovski. Legendary German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be featured in the Bundesliga pregame show. Play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera and analyst Stu Holden call the match. Ariel Moncada and Claudio Suarez have the call in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

Immediately following Bundesliga, MLS action takes center stage as Orlando City hosts the Los Angeles Galaxy. Rob Stone anchors pregame and halftime coverage with Alexi Lalas from a field-level set at Orlando City Stadium beginning at 2:30 PM ET. Orlando City midfielder and Brazilian international superstar Kaka is expected to join Stone and Lalas for an exclusive pregame interview. John Strong and Brad Friedel are on the call with Katie Witham reporting from the sideline. Troy Santiago and Martin Zuñiga call the action in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

Both matches can be live streamed via FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2Go. FOX Sports GO is available on or on the FOX Sports GO app, which can be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. Streaming is also now available on several connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.

FOX Sports

FOX Sports Earns Industry Honors at 2017 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards Breakfast

FOX Sports took home several awards at this week’s 2017 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards breakfast, earning recognition for its national and regional sports coverage, use of social media and more.

Among the honorees, FOX Sports Midwest was named the RSN of the Year. Home to the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, Kansas City Royals and Indiana Pacers, FOX Sports Midwest is the highest-rated regional sports network in the country, and this past year added live in-market streaming of MLB and NHL games to its already powerful lineup.

FOX Sports also took home the trophy for Use of Facebook for “Breaking the Huddle presented by Dr Pepper,” hosted by FOX Sports lead college football analyst Joel Klatt during the fall.

FOX Sports Regional Networks also won for Live Coverage of a Sporting Event (Regional/Local) for Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs between the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks on FOX Sports Southeast; and for Regional Spot (30 Seconds), for FOX Sports South’s “Let’s Go!”

Big Ten Network also took home a pair of awards, as CAMPUS EATS was honored in the New Sports Show category, and BTN2Go and NeuLion were recognized for the top Mobile App.

The full list of Cynopsis Sports Media Award winners and honorable mentions can be found HERE.

RSN of the Year
FOX Sports Midwest

Use of Facebook
FOX Sports “Breaking the Huddle presented by Dr Pepper”

Spot (30 Seconds), Regional
FOX Sports South – Let’s Go!

Live Coverage of Sporting Event (Regional/Local)
FOX Sports Southeast: Celtics vs. Hawks Game 5 of NBA Playoffs

New Sports Show
Big Ten Network – Campus Eats

Mobile App
NeuLion – BTN2Go: New Apps with Personalization

TUF 25


More Than Five Hours of Coverage includes New Season of TUF TALK and BEST OF 25th SEASON ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

LOS ANGELES – The mixed martial arts reality series THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER returns to FS1 on Wednesday, April 19 in a big way, with five-and-a-half hours of evening programming dedicated to the show. The schedule includes the Season 25 premiere of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, this season called THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: REDEMPTION, as well as the return of the late-night companion show TUF TALK, a BEST OF 25th SEASON ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and additional coverage on the weekly news show UFC TONIGHT.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: REDEMPTION kicks off with a special two-hour episode at 10:00 PM ET. This season, 14 former cast members return to Las Vegas for a second chance in the competition. They are coached by bantamweight world champion Cody Garbrandt and No. 2 contender TJ Dillashaw. At stake is the biggest prize in the show’s history – $250,000, plus a contract with the UFC.

Following the premiere of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: REDEMPTION, FS1 presents TUF TALK at 12:00 AM ET, the show for immediate reaction and analysis of the biggest storylines from the most recent episode of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: REDEMPTION. Hosts Karyn Bryant and Dominick Cruz catch up with Garbrandt and Dillashaw via Skype this week to recap the opening episode and preview the season ahead. Dillashaw’s coach Duane Ludwig also joins live in studio to discuss the heated rivalry between Dillashaw and Garbrandt. After premiere week, TUF TALK moves to its regular time of 11:00 PM ET on Wednesdays and middleweight champion Michael Bisping joins as a co-host later in the season.

To celebrate the silver anniversary of the long-running reality sports show, THE BEST OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: 25TH SEASON ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL precedes the Season 25 premiere at 8:00 PM ET and looks back at the best moments from the first 24 seasons of the show. From the origins of the series to the most memorable fighters and coaches, former cast members and producers explain the growth and popularity of the world’s most successful mixed martial arts reality program.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: REDEMPTION coverage begins Wednesday evening with UFC TONIGHT at a special time (7:00 PM ET), with Ludwig in studio talking to host Daniel Cormier and guest host Tyron Woodley.

FOX Sports UFC programming continues on Saturday, April 22 with FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SWANSON VS. LOBOV. The exciting headliner features No. 4-ranked featherweight Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov, who was a finalist on THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Season 22. The co-main event features THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Season 1 winner Diego Sanchez vs. Season 15 finalist Al Iaquinta.

Viewers can live stream THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: REDEMPTION and the related shows on FOX Sports GO. The shows are available on desktop at and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku.

For more show information, bios, videos and photos, visit and follow on Twitter and Facebook @UltimateFighter.



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FS1 Celebrates 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show with CROWNED on Easter Sunday

Hour-Long Documentary Goes Behind the Scenes with the Dogs and Humans of Westminster Week
The Legacy of Pat Trotter
Master’s Agility Championship Mashup

NEW YORK, NY – Easter isn’t just for bunnies anymore.

CROWNED: INSIDE THE 2017 WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW, a one-hour documentary that goes behind the scenes of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, premieres Sunday, April 16, at 2:30 PM ET on FS1. The latest project from FOX Sports Originals, CROWNED explores the stories of America’s top dogs and the people who love them.

Voiced by FOX Sports’ Chris Myers, CROWNED features a unique cast of canine and human characters from across the country and beyond as they travel to New York City to take in the sights, sounds and even smells of Westminster Week. Beginning with the AKC’s Meet the Breeds and culminating with Best in Show, Sunday’s documentary offers an inside look at the intense and unique preparation involved in competing in America’s No. 1 dog show.

CROWNED tells the stories of Westminster novices and legends alike, including:

  • Jere Marder and “Andrew,” an affectionate Old English Sheepdog from Chicago;
  • Longtime breeder/owner-handler Pat Trotter of Carmel, Calif., and her Best in Group Norwegian Elkhound “Duffy;”
  • Erika and Andrew Wyatt from Chicago and “Toby” the Sloughi – one of the Westminster Kennel Club’s new breeds in 2017;
  • Molli Jason and her Smooth Collie “McKenzie” in the Junior Showmanship Final, an activity Jason credits with helping her to overcome extreme shyness;
  • Kent Boyles from Edgerton, Wis., and “Rumor” the German Shephard Dog, named this year’s Best in Show after winning the Herding Group in 2016.

Orlando Silver Appointed FOX Deportes Vice President of Production

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Deportes, the first and longest-running Spanish-language sports network in the United States, has appointed Orlando Silver Vice President of Production, it was announced today by FOX Deportes Executive Vice President and General Manager Carlos Sanchez.

“We are delighted to welcome Orlando to FOX Deportes and look forward to him leading the production team to new heights,” said Sanchez. “Orlando brings extensive experience to the role and has a deep understanding of the industry that will help our network continue to grow in this ever-changing landscape.”

Silver will lead production and operations for the network, reporting to Sanchez and Michael Davies, Senior Vice President of Field & Technical Operations for FOX Sports.

“I’m thrilled and honored to return to FOX Deportes, the place where I launched my career and the network I’ve always called home,” said Silver. “It’s been exciting to see how much the network has grown, and to form part of this family as it celebrates its 20th anniversary is more than I could ever imagine. I’m looking forward to leading the production and operations departments and am committed to delivering the best content and event coverage to our viewers.”

Silver joins FOX Deportes from Univision Deportes Network, where he served in a variety of roles since the network launched in 2012. During his time at Univision Deportes Network, Silver was an integral member of the network’s flagship programs.

Prior to Univision Deportes, Silver was President of Silvertouch Productions, where he developed projects for a wide range of domestic and international sports broadcasters including ABC, ESPN, Univision, Swiss TV, NHK and many others. Silver has covered three FIFA World Cups (1998, 2006 and 2010) and the UEFA Euro 2008 Final.

Silver began his career with Prime Deportiva-FOX Sports Americas, which was later rebranded as FOX Deportes in 2011.

A native of Mexico City, Mexico, Silver lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., with his wife and two daughters.

Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian

UFC TONIGHT Quotes – Johnson’s Dominance in the Clinch will be a Big Factor

Woodley on Waterson beating Namajunas: “I think she’ll be sharper, more aggressive, get to the punch faster and finish the fight.”
Faber on Retirement: “I stepped away not because I was old, but because I was still young.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – On UFC TONIGHT, host Kenny Florian and guest host Tyron Woodley interview UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier his win at UFC 210 and they catch up with flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson about his upcoming title defense on Saturday. Plus, Karyn Bryant adds reports.

UFC TONIGHT host Kenny Florian on what Demetrious Johnson does so well: “He gets opponents to respect hands first, then goes upstairs. He’s always showing something, but is going to do something else. He’ll show strikes and then score a takedown. Some guys do one thing in the clinch, but he can really do it all. He’s an absolute beast.”

UFC TONIGHT guest host Tyron Woodley on Wilson Reis: “Wilson is coming in with his crazy double-leg takedowns and the fact that we’re talking about his striking says something about his skills. He’s really known for his submission attacks.”

Florian on why Johnson will win Saturday: “I think DJ wins by decision. I think Wilson can hang in there, but this will be a dominant performance for DJ. His dominance in the clinch will be a big factor. Wilson does his best work when he takes someone down, but I just don’t see him getting it against Johnson. I think he controls the action and gets it done.”

Woodley on why Johnson will win Saturday: “I think Johnson has too many minutes in championship rounds. The fourth and fifth rounds will definitely be his. He has way too many tools. I don’t see him being finished with a punch or submission. The well roundedness of Johnson will pose too many problems for Wilson. I think he gets the finish in the later rounds.”

Demetrious Johnson on tying the record of title defenses: “It’s very important. For every champion, after you win the belt, you want to defend it as many times as possible. I want to beat his record.”

Johnson on what he’s thinks Reis does well: “His wrestling. He comes from a great gym. He has great wrestling and jiu-jitsu. And he’s big for the division.”

Johnson on if he’s still being challenged in his weight division: “Yes, just making weight is a challenge. In any fight, anything can happen.”

Johnson on if he’d like to fight bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt: “If he came down to my weight and get title shot, sure. I’m never going to turn down a fight. Once I break record, then maybe I’ll move up to 135 in a year or two.”

Johnson on if he’d like to avenge his loss to Dominick Cruz: “Not at all. I’m over it – it was five years ago. I’m not even thinking about it.”

VIDEO: Interview – Demetrious Johnson checks in before his fight vs. Wilson Reis

Woodley on why Michelle Waterson will be Rose Namajunas: “She’s focused and doesn’t allow the emotion get to her. At some points Rose gets emotional. I think she’ll be sharper, more aggressive, get to the punch faster and finish the fight.”

Florian’s fighter to watch at FOX UFC Fight Night: “Jacare. He’s so dominant. He’s known for his world class Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills and also has knockout power. He’s beaten just about everyone in the division and no one wants to fight him. I expect him to shine.”

Woodley’s fighter to watch: “Tim Elliott. He put a great show against Demetrious Johnson in last title fight when nobody thought he would. He’ll have a hometown crowd. He’ll be fun to watch.”

Daniel Cormier on if he knew about Anthony Johnson’s retirement: “He told me this was going to be his last fight, so I told him to go first with the postfight interviews.”

Cormier on who’s left in the division: “I believe the division is two guys, me and Jon Jones. Jimi Manawa has done a good job, but he lost points for wearing that sweat suit. It’ll be me and Jones, the two best pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC.”

Cormier on who he wants to fight next: “I’ll fight whoever. I’ll fight Jones, but I don’t know if he wants to fight me for his first time back after being gone so long. You saw how he looked after coming back and fighting Ovince Saint Preux.”

Cormier on what weight he’ll fight next: “I’m not going to fight heavyweight. I’ve got to manage my weight better. I haven’t been very active. I’ve had too many days at UFC TONIGHT, eating at the craft table. I’ve got to manage my weight and make it become routine again.”

Cormier on the how he feels about getting booed by the fans: “I said, nothing is ever going to change. You guys know me. You enjoy me. These people know me from afar. I said boo me all you want. You’re not getting rid of me. Only one guy beat me and after I take care of him, they won’t be able to say anything. Fans can boo or cheer, as long as they care and buy the pay per view, I just want to give you a show.”

VIDEO: Interview: Daniel Cormier looks towards Jon Jones after his UFC 210 win

Woodley on the next fight for Cormier: “It has to be Jones next. He’s the only one who’s beaten him. Cormier has got to avenge his loss. It’s a legacy fight. Plus, the beef is real.”

Woodley on the Mousasi – Weidman controversy: “These rules are silly. This is fighting. Granted, you want to play by the rules and not manipulate them. But you can’t stop it and say it’s an illegal knee, and then say the fight is over.”

Urijah Faber on if he was surprised he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame: “I just retired a few months ago. I think they’re really trying to make sure I don’t come back. It was a big surprise.”

Faber on his legacy: “I always came in with a smile and had fun. I tried to build something bigger than myself.”

Faber on why he walked away: “I stepped away not because I was old, but because I was still young. I have a desire to still fight, but I have a lot more to focus on now. You don’t want to be fighting for the money. That was an indicator.”

VIDEO: Urijah Faber explains his decision to retire

VIDEO: Rear Naked Choke demo with Urijah Faber and Kenny Florian


FOX Sports’ 2017 USGA Championship Season Begins with 117th U.S. Open Championship from Erin Hills

More Than 140 Hours of Live Television Coverage Scheduled Across Eight USGA Championships
Season Concludes with Network’s Inaugural Presentation of Walker Cup Match

NEW YORK, NY – FOX Sports announces its 2017 United States Golf Association television schedule, featuring more than 140 hours of live coverage across eight championships, beginning with the 117th U.S. Open Championship from Erin Hills in Erin, Wis., and concluding with the 46th Walker Cup Match from Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles.

Live coverage from the U.S. Open Championship begins Wednesday, June 14 at 9:30 AM ET on FS1, with WEDNESDAY AT THE U.S. OPEN, kicking off more than 45 hours of live golf action across FS1, the FOX broadcast network and FOX Deportes, in addition to continuous live-streaming throughout the championship on FOX Sports GO.

Competition officially begins on FS1 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET on Thursday and Friday, June 15-16, before shifting to FOX from 6:00 to 9:00 PM ET. Third-round action on Saturday, June 17 airs from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET on FOX and from 5:00 to 8:00 PM ET on FOX Deportes. A champion is crowned following the final round on Sunday, June 18, from 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM ET on FOX and from 5:30 to 8:30 PM ET on FOX Deportes.

FOX Sports continues its presentation of the nation’s premier golf championships with over 20 hours of live coverage from the 38th U.S. Senior Open Championship from historic Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass., Thursday, June 29 through Sunday, July 2, and the 72nd U.S. Women’s Open Championship from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, July 16.

Following the USGA’s major championships, FOX Sports provides live coverage from four USGA amateur championships: the 70th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, July 20-22; the 69th U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, July 27-29; the 117th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, Aug. 9-13; and the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship, Aug. 16-20.

FOX Sports’ 2017 USGA championship season coverage concludes with the 46th Walker Cup Match, a biannual team competition fielding the best amateur competitors from the U.S. against Great Britain and Ireland. This year, the Walker Cup is contested at Los Angeles Country Club on FS1 on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM ET and from 5:00 to 8:00 PM ET, and Sunday, Sept. 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM ET and 6:00 to 9:00 PM ET.

Eric Shanks and John Entz are FOX Sports’ Executive Producers. Mark Loomis is the Executive Producer for USGA studio and event production. Steve Beim serves as lead director.

See the attachment below for a full broadcast schedule.

Broadcasters Set for Saturday’s FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JOHNSON VS. REIS Flyweight Title Fight

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Cormier Serves as Desk Analyst with No. 1-Ranked Bantamweight Cruz

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports has set its broadcast team for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JOHNSON VS. REIS on FOX and FOX Deportes on Saturday, April 15 (8:00 PM ET). UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (@DC_MMA) works as desk analyst with former champion and current No. 1-ranked bantamweight Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) in Kansas City for Friday and Saturday’s coverage. Curt Menefee (@CurtMenefee) hosts the FOX broadcast network shows, while Todd Grisham (@GrishamMMA) joins the desk as host for the FS1 and FS2 programs. Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site.

Retired middleweight Brian Stann (@BrianStann) joins blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) to call the fights live from Kansas City.UFC bantamweight Erik “Goyito” Perez (@Goyito_Perez) and Victor Davila (@mastervic10) call the Spanish language telecast on FOX Deportes.

In the main event on FOX, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (25-2-1) puts his belt on the line against the No. 3-ranked Brazilian challenger Wilson Reis (22-6). A win for Johnson ties Anderson Silva’s record for most consecutive UFC title defenses (10). FOX UFC analysts Kenny Florian and Yves Edwards preview of the fight from last Saturday’s FS1 UFC 210 POSTFIGHT SHOW here.

Also featured during Saturday’s two-hour main card, No. 4-ranked strawweight Rose Namajunas (6-3) fights No. 6 Michelle Waterson (14-4), while No. 3-ranked Brazilian middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (24-4, 1NC) and No. 6 Robert Whittaker (18-4) square off. No. 5-ranked featherweight Jeremy Stephens (25-13) and Renato Moicano (10-0-1) open the main card.

The two-hour UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS on FOX and FOX Deportes begin at 6:00 PM ET and feature four more bouts. No. 11-ranked heavyweight Alexander Volkov (27-6) and Roy Nelson (22-13) collide. Bantamweight Patrick Williams (8-4) takes on Tom Duquesnoy (14-1), while Bobby Green (23-7) fights Rashid Magomedov (19-2) in a lightweight tilt. Plus, No. 12-ranked Louis Smolka (11-3) and No. 9 Tim Elliot (14-7-1) open the PRELIMS with a flyweight scrap.

Saturday’s coverage begins on FS2 (5:00 PM ET) with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW hosted by Grisham with analysts Cormier and Cruz. The action wraps up after the main event with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW. The FS1 UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW takes place Friday, April 14 (6:00 PM ET) on FS1 with the same studio crew.

On Wednesday (8:00 PM ET, FS1), UFC TONIGHT host Kenny Florian and guest host Tyron Woodley preview FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT and interview Johnson about his upcoming record-tying title defense. features FOX UFC FIGHT NIGHT preview articles leading up to the fight, and senior UFC writer Damon Martin interviews headliner Johnson, as well as Namajunas and Waterson about their co-main event on FOX Sports’ popular podcast “Fight Society.” The podcast is available on iTunes and Soundcloud. Follow @UFConFOX on Facebook and Twitter to get a look at fight week and throughout the #UFCKansasCity fights Saturday.

Viewers can live stream the UFC shows on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FOX, FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The shows are available on desktop at 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.



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Aly Wagner

JP Dellacamera and Aly Wagner Call USA-Russia International Friendly

LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports heads to Frisco, Texas, for an international friendly featuring Jill Ellis’ U.S. squad in battle against Elena Fomina and No. 23-ranked Russia on Thursday, April 6, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on FS1.

Kate Abdo anchors studio coverage from the FOX Broadcast Center in Los Angeles alongside former U.S. WNT member Leslie Osborne and former U.S. MNT star Eric Wynalda. Highly regarded broadcaster JP Dellacamera calls the action live from Toyota Stadium alongside former U.S. WNT midfielder Aly Wagner with Jenny Taft reporting from the sideline.

The USA last met Russia in two February friendlies in 2014, winning 7-0 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., and 8-0 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

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