Month: July 2019

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MLS All-Stars Mic’d Up for Live In-Game Broadcast

Conversations During Marquee Matchup

LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports brings viewers closer to the action for the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target with mic’d up players and a 4K telecast for the first time ever. Live coverage begins Wednesday, July 31, at 7:30 PM ET on FS1, as MLS All-Stars battle 10-time La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

MLS All-Stars Brad Guzan, Chris Wondolowski, Walker Zimmerman and Paxton Pomykal will wear microphones and IFB earpieces for two-way conversations with FOX Sports’ broadcasters during the match. Hometown Orlando City SC’s Nani will also join in during pregame warmup.

FOX Sports lead play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match alongside lead match analyst Stu Holden, with Katie Witham reporting from the sideline.  Rob Stone hosts pregame, halftime and postgame studio coverage from a field-level set alongside analysts Alexi Lalas and Maurice Edu.

In addition, the first-ever 4K broadcast of the MLS All Star Game is available on AppleTV 4K and Roku devices with 4K support via the FOX Sports App and FOX NOW. The 4K broadcast will also be available on select multichannel video programming distributors – check local listings for more information.

The broadcast will also feature Skycam technology, corner flag cameras, and interviews with  MLS Commissioner Don Garber, WWE superstar Finn Bálor and LA Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Pregame digital coverage begins at 7:15 PM ET on FOXSports.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. The match 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.

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’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, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships.  FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio 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.

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FOX Sports Announces Complete On-Air Lineup for 2019 NFL Season

Network Embarks on Road to Super Bowl LIV

NEW YORK – FOX Sports today announced its broadcast teams for the network’s 26th season of NFL coverage and the 100th season of the NFL. The FOX NFL lineup includes seven on-air teams featuring a mixture of experienced and new personalities. The announcement was made today by Brad Zager, Executive Producer, Executive Vice President/Head of Production and Operations, FOX Sports.

Lead announcer and Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman return for their 18th season as the NFL’s longest-tenured duo. Erin Andrews joins the lead team for her seventh season of reporting. Buck, Aikman and Andrews will open Week 1 with FOX’s first edition of AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK, as the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants in a divisional matchup from AT&T Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 4:25 PM ET. Buck, Aikman, Andrews along with Kristina Pink and FOX NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira return for the second edition of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (TNF) PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT.

FOX Sports play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt teams up with Charles Davis and veteran reporter Pam Oliver. Oliver, entering for her 25th season of FOX NFL coverage, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Atlanta Women in Sports in 2019. The trio opens the season Sunday, Sept. 8 at Lincoln Financial Field as the Washington Redskins visit the Philadelphia Eagles at 1:00 PM ET.

Three-time Super Bowl Champion, Mark Schlereth, returns with veteran play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton and reporter Jennifer Hale. Stockton, Schlereth and Hale will call the Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals matchup from State Farm Stadium Week 1 at 4:25 PM ET.

Kenny Albert and five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Rondé Barber will partner with reporter Lindsay Czarniak Week 1 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the San Francisco 49ers from Raymond James Stadium at 4:25 PM ET.

Veteran play-by-play caller Chris Myers once again teams with analyst Daryl “Moose” Johnston and reporter Laura Okmin. Myers, Johnston and Okmin call the matchup pairing the 2018 NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams versus the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Week 1 at 1:00 PM ET.

Thom Brennaman completes the FOX Sports Week 1 roster alongside analyst Chris Spielman and reporter Shannon Spake as they call the 1:00 PM ET matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings from U.S. Bank Stadium.

Play-by-play announcer Brandon Gaudin, alongside Pro Football Hall of Famer and game analyst Cris Carter and reporter Peter Schrager will call a Week 2 meeting between the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens from M&T Bank Stadium at 1:00 PM ET.

Current Carolina Panther and two-time All-Pro tight end Greg Olsen will partner with seasoned play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert and reporter Lindsay Czarniak to call the Week 7 pairing between the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Giants from MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 20. Matt Millen returns to the booth with play-by-play announcer Kevin Kugler and reporter Shane Bacon in Week 8 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 27.

2019 FOX NFL BROADCAST TEAMS
Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink
Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis and Pam Oliver
Kenny Albert, Rondé Barber and various reporters
Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman and Shannon Spake
Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin
Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth and Jennifer Hale

Additional Play-by-Play Announcers: Sam Rosen, Brandon Gaudin, Dan Hellie and Kevin Kugler
Additional Analysts: Tiki Barber, Cris Carter, Matt Millen, Greg Olsen and Brady Quinn
Additional Reporters: Shane Bacon, Lindsay Czarniak, Sarah Kustok, Megan Olivi, Peter Schrager and Sara Walsh

Former NFL Vice Presidents of Officiating Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino serve as rules analysts throughout the season, providing their unique takes on the most crucial calls of the week.

FOX NFL KICKOFF welcomes fans each Sunday at 11:00 AM ET throughout the season. The one-hour pregame show is hosted by Charissa Thompson along with 14-time NFL Pro Bowler and studio analyst Tony Gonzalez, four-time NFL Pro Bowler Michael Vick, Super Bowl winning-defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt, longtime sports media personality Colin Cowherd and Cooper Manning, who contributes weekly segments. Schrager will also join the cast most weeks, with the exception of a few games in which he will be reporting from the sidelines.

Earlier this year, FOX NFL SUNDAY was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame as America’s most watched NFL pregame show for the past 25 years. Hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee, and analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan drive the Emmy Award-winning, one-hour program. Premier NFL insider Jay Glazer, comedic prognosticator Rob Riggle and rules analysts Pereira and Blandino also contribute. FOX NFL SUNDAY immediately follows KICKOFF at 12:00 PM ET.

As previously announced, the FOX NFL THURSDAY pregame show adds a new member this season, 2019 Pro Football Hall of Famer, Tony Gonzalez. Gonzalez joins Pro Football Hall of Famers and signature FOX NFL voices Strahan, Bradshaw and Long. Bradshaw and Long split analyst duties, alternating Thursday Night Football appearances throughout the 2019 NFL season while Gonzalez and host Strahan appear each edition. The 2019 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT schedule begins with the Week 2 and 3 games airing exclusively on NFL Network. FOX NFL THURSDAY and FOX TNF games make their 2019 debut on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 PM ET and continue through Week 15 (excluding Thanksgiving night), with games broadcast on FOX also scheduled to be simulcast via NFL Network, available in Spanish via FOX Deportes, and available digitally through a variety of platforms*. FOX TNF games will also be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and Twitch. Additionally, streaming options for TNF games in addition to FOX Sunday games include NFL and FOX digital properties across devices as well as availability to all fans on mobile through NFL digital properties and Verizon Media properties such as Yahoo Sports.

Bradshaw, Buck, Long, Stockton and Albert are original FOX NFL broadcasters with the network since 1994. Oliver, as mentioned, enters her 25th year of service, followed by Rosen (24), Aikman and Johnston (19), Brennaman (17), Glazer (16) and Myers (15).

FOX Deportes is the Spanish-language leader of NFL coverage. FOX Deportes broadcasts 18 live NFL games including Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light. Rolando Cantú, Jessi Losada, Adrian Garcia Márquez, Rodolfo Landeros and Jaime Motta will lead the coverage.

FOX Sports broadcasts Super Bowl LIV from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL, on February 2, 2020. Complete programming and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.
*NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch simulcast subject to change.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’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, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio 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.

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FOX NFL Thursday Adds Another Hall of Famer to Star-Studded Lineup

Tony Gonzalez joins Thursday Night Football Beginning September 26th

NEW YORK – Class of 2019 Pro Football Hall of Famer and FOX NFL studio analyst Tony Gonzalez joins the FOX NFL THURSDAY pregame show for the NFL’s upcoming 100th season. Beginning with Week 4, the revamped THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL pregame show airs live on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 PM ET, and will feature the former tight end as a regular voice among its cast.

Days from enshrinement into NFL immortality, Gonzalez, a 14-time NFL Pro Bowler, joins Pro Football Hall of Famers and signature FOX NFL voices Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long. Bradshaw and Long split duties, alternating Thursday Night Football appearances throughout the 2019 season, while Gonzalez and Strahan appear on every edition with Strahan serving as the show’s host. Gonzalez, who appears regularly on FOX NFL KICKOFF, will remain in his role on the pregame show each Sunday during the NFL season. Strahan, Bradshaw and Long, who have been mainstays on FOX NFL SUNDAY, will continue as studio analysts each Sunday during the season. For the past 25 years, FOX NFL SUNDAY is America’s most-watched NFL pregame show.

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT games broadcast on FOX are also simulcast via NFL Network between Weeks 4-15 (excluding Thanksgiving night). The entire 2019 Thursday Night Football schedule begins with two games in Weeks 2 and 3 exclusively on NFL Network. Adding to television availability, several streaming options will be available to fans. FOX Thursday Night Football games will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and Twitch in addition to NFL, FOX and FOX Deportes digital properties across devices. The games will also be available to all fans on mobile through NFL digital properties (NFL App, NFL Fantasy, NFL.com mobile web), on Yahoo Sports and other Verizon Media properties, and on club sites and apps for the two participating teams. During the season, fans can learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF.

NFL Network and Amazon simulcast subject to change.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’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, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio 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.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 20:  Manny Pacquiao (L) and Keith Thurman battle in the first round of their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won in a split decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Pacquiao-Thurman Packs a Digital Punch

All-Time Weekly Highs for “PBC on FOX” Social Media Platforms:

  • 39 million views
  • 24 million minutes watched

First-Ever “All-Access” Livestream Pre-Main Event on YouTube:

  • Peaked at 350,000+ viewers watching live
  • 26 million minutes watched
  • Most-Consumed video in 2019 on any FOX Sports YouTube channel

SPARTA, KY - JULY 11: The field of trucks work their way down the front stretch during the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 on July 11, 2019, at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Live on FOX Saturday at 1:00 PM ET from Pocono

FOX NASCAR’S ‘HEARD ON HUB’ — MCREYNOLDS & WALTRIP
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES Live on FOX Saturday at 1:00 PM ET from Pocono

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – This week on FS1’s NASCAR RACE HUB (Monday-Thursday at 6:00 PM ET), co-hosts Adam Alexander and Shannon Spake welcomed FOX NASCAR analysts Larry McReynolds and Michael Waltrip to break down Kevin Harvick’s win at New Hampshire and the current championship scenario. Excerpts from their discussions follow at the bottom.

Today’s NASCAR RACE HUB, with analysts Joey Logano and Cole Pearn, features Alan Cavanna’s sit-down with Ryan Blaney, “Crunching the Numbers” and a “Road Warriors” feature on the No. 19 team engineer.

SATURDAY’S NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES RACE LIVE FROM POCONO RACEWAY ON FOX AT 1:00 PM ET:
FOX broadcast channel has live coverage of Saturday’s NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES race from Pocono at 1:00 PM ET, beginning with prerace coverage on NASCAR RACEDAY-NGOTS at 12:30 PM ET. In the prerace show, hosted by Kaitlyn Vincie with Todd Bodine and Jeff Hammond, Bodine visits the Niece Motorsports race shop. Vince Welch, Phil Parsons and Michael Waltrip call the race with reporting by Hermie Sadler and Alan Cavanna. Truck Series qualifying is live on FS1 Friday at 6:00 PM ET.

FS1 also offers live coverage of Friday’s ARCA RACING SERIES from Pocono at 4:00 PM ET, while NASCAR RACEDAY sets the stage for Sunday’s MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES race at 1:30 PM ET on FS1.

FOX NASCAR QUOTES:

ALAN CAVANNA SAYS SATURDAY’S NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES RACE AT POCONO COULD PRODUCE A NEW WINNER:
“This race comes at the perfect time because it truly feels like a wildcard. No one in the field has won a Truck Series race at Pocono before. So, the race is wide open. Anyone without a checkered flag this season is worried about the Playoff picture at this time. So, there are plenty of reasons for several teams to take risks this weekend.”

LARRY MCREYNOLDS SAYS THE NO. 4 TEAM AND KEVIN HARVICK WON LAST WEEK AT NEW HAMPSHIRE WHEN IT COUNTED:
“We don’t know what went on behind closed doors, but from the outside, it looked like ice water was running through their veins. They kept it business as usual, knowing that if they had fast race cars, the wins would come. They didn’t have the fastest car, but they got the win. They still need to clean up the execution issue that SHR has been suffering across the board. But Harvick could win three more races this season.”

MCREYNOLDS SEES A GOOD MATCH WITH RYAN NEWMAN AND THE NO. 6 TEAM:
“It was a pretty dismal year last year for the No. 6. The No. 6 was exactly what Ryan Newman needed, and Ryan Newman was exactly what the No. 6 car needed. Scott Graves and Ryan Newman are a package that has elevated the entire organization’s program.”

MICHAEL WALTRIP SEES SIGNIFICANT CONFIDENCE IN THE NO. 4 TEAM, DESPITE THE WINLESS STREAK LEADING INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE:
“There’s a lot of confidence in that group. Kevin Harvick knows they have the speed to win week in and week out. And Rodney Childers put an exclamation point on that.”

MCREYNOLDS SAYS HARVICK’S WIN PROVED SOMETHING AFTER 2018 ISSUES:
“That win meant a lot for several reasons. In their last win at Texas last November, there was the black cloud of the post-race penalty. They hadn’t won a race free of issues since Michigan last August. This win meant a lot because they feel like they finally executed and closed the deal.”

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About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’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, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio 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.

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Jr. NBA Global Championship and FOX Sports to Feature More Than 350 Youth Players and Coaches from 40 Countries

Dwyane Wade, Mike Conley, Breanna Stewart, Swin Cash and Rick Carlisle Among NBA and WNBA Ambassadors to Participate in Week of Basketball and Life Skills Development
FOX Sports Broadcast Includes Analysts Vince Carter, Sarah Kustok and Donny Marshall, alongside Play-By-Play Announcers Mark Followill and Brian Custer

NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced the roster of 32 youth teams that will participate in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship, a youth basketball tournament for the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world, as well as the lineup of talent who will support the event onsite. The competition will take place Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Sunday, Aug. 11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. and will air on the FOX Sports family of networks.

Three-time NBA Champion and Jr. NBA Global Championship Ambassador Dwyane Wade, Utah Jazz guard and 2019 NBA Sportsmanship and Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award recipient Mike Conley, 2018 WNBA MVP and WNBA Champion Breanna Stewart, New Orleans Pelicans Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development and former WNBA All-Star Swin Cash and Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle will attend the event to watch the competition, interact with the youth teams and participate in leadership development programs.

FOX Sports will air 16 games throughout the week, totaling 24 hours of programming across FOX, FS1 and FS2, including the girls and boys Global Championship games on Aug. 11 at 3:00 p.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX, respectively. All games will be telecast live and simulcast on FOXSports.com as well as the FOX Sports app.

Eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, YES Network’s lead Brooklyn Nets game analyst Sarah Kustok and college basketball analyst Donny Marshall will provide commentary for FOX for the second consecutive year. Play-by-play announcer Mark Followill returns courtside along with the addition of versatile broadcaster Brian Custer, while Noah Eagle will serve as a reporter and Charissa Thompson will once again anchor a pregame show live from Orlando, Fla.

Supported by long-time league partners FIBA and USA Basketball, the event will bring together the top 32 boys and girls teams (16 U.S. and 16 international) that advanced from regional competitions earlier this year that collectively reached more than 15,000 youth from 75 countries. The 16 international teams (eight boys and eight girls teams) represent Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Europe & Middle East, India, Latin America and Mexico. The following 16 U.S. teams won Jr. NBA Global Championship regional tournaments to advance to Orlando:

U.S. Boys Division:
Central (Drive5 Power Elite; Overland Park, Kan.)*
Mid-Atlantic (Quality Warriors; Upper Marlboro, Md.)
Midwest (The Family; Detroit, Mich.)*
Northeast (K/S Elite All Stars; New York, N.Y.)
Northwest (Dynasty Red; Portland, Ore.)
South (Drive Nation; Dallas, Texas)
Southeast (TSF Mack; Atlanta, Ga.)*
West (City Ballers; Los Angeles, Calif.)

U.S Girls Division:
Central (Missouri Phenom; Kansas City, Mo.)
Mid-Atlantic (Maryland Belles; Odenton, Md.)
Midwest (All Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio)
Northeast (Empire State Basketball Club; Westchester, N.Y.)*
Northwest (Evolution Greyhounds; Seattle, Wash.)
South (Cy Fair Elite; Austin, Texas)
Southeast (FBC United The Family; Metro Atlanta, Ga.)
West (San Diego Waves; San Diego, Calif.)
*Team that participated in the inaugural Jr. NBA Global Championship in 2018

Current and former NBA and WNBA players who are alumni of the U.S. teams include Ariel Atkins (South; Girls), Brooke McCarty (South; Girls), Candice Wiggins (West; Girls), Chiney Ogwumike (South; Girls), Draymond Green (Midwest; Boys), Kelsey Mitchell (Midwest; Girls), Kelsey Plum (West; Girls), Nneka Ogwumike (South; Girls) and Miles Bridges (Midwest; Boys). There are also several players who have ties to the U.S. programs, including Bol Bol (Central; Boys), Danny Green (Northeast; Boys), Jerami Grant (Mid-Atlantic; Boys), Jerian Grant (Mid-Atlantic; Boys), Jermaine O’Neal (South; Boys), Josh Hart (Mid-Atlantic; Boys), Kevin Durant (Mid-Atlantic; Boys), Kyrie Irving (Northeast; Boys), Rod Strickland (Northeast; Boys), Shelvin Mack (Southeast; Boys) and Victor Oladipo (Mid-Atlantic; Boys).

The Jr. NBA Global Championship will feature boys and girls divisions, separated into U.S. and international brackets that begin with round-robin play and continue with single-elimination competition. The competition, which aligns with the NBA and USA Basketball Youth Guidelines promoting player health and wellness, will culminate with the winners of the U.S. and international brackets playing in the Global Championship games on Aug. 11. On Aug. 8, the teams will take a break from gameplay to participate in an NBA Cares community service project during the day and a skills competition in the evening that will feature a three-point shooting competition and a dunk exhibition.

During the weeklong event, all 32 teams will participate in activities designed to reinforce the Jr. NBA’s core values and provide the players with development opportunities and memorable experiences. In the inaugural Jr. NBA Global Championship, the Central girls (Kansas City, Mo.) defeated the Europe girls team 68-38, while the Central boys (Overland Park, Kan.) defeated the Africa & Middle East boys team 60-50 in the Global Championship games. Sixteen players who participated in the inaugural event will be returning to play in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship.

More information about the Jr. NBA Global Championship can be found at jrnba.com/globalchampionship.

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 07: USA players celebrating with the winners trophy during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United State of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 7, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Getty Images)

FOX Sports Presents USA Champions: The Story of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on FOX

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle Recount Their Journey

LOS ANGELES – On the heels of a historic World Cup victory, the reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, U.S. Women’s National Team, return to FOX Tuesday, July 23 at 8:00 PM ET in a one-hour special: USA Champions: The Story of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Stars Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle, Crystal Dunn, Kelly O’Hara, Alyssa Naeher and coach Jill Ellis look back at their remarkable journey and share their personal stories – the highs and lows – which culminated in a record fourth title. The special is produced by Emmy-Award winning producer Jennifer Pransky.

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’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, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships.  FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio 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.

LAS VEGAS - JULY 17: (L-R) Sergey Lipinets, Luis Nery, Omar Figueroa, Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman, Yordenis Ugas, John Molina Jr., and Juan Carlos Payano at the final press conference for the PBC on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View at the MGM Grand on July 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Fox Sports/PictureGroup)

FOX Sports and PBC to Live Stream Undercard Bouts Saturday, July 20

Contenders Genisis Libranza and Jayar Inson Featured in Separate Bouts on FOX Sports PBC Early Prelims Beginning at 4:45 PM ET / 1:45 PM PT

LAS VEGAS – Leading up to boxing’s biggest night of the summer, FOX Sports will live stream three undercard bouts on Saturday, July 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas leading up the FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT. The bouts will be streamed on FOXSports.com, the FOX Sports PBC on FOX YouTube channel, Facebook page and Twitter starting at 4:45 PM ET. They will also be available via the FOX Sports Pay-Per-View stream starting at 6:00 PM ET.

The three exciting bouts feature a pair of contenders as Genisis Libranza (18-1, 10 KOs) battles East Los Angeles resident Carlos Maldonado (11-3, 7 KOs) in an eight-round flyweight bout, while Jayar Inson (18-2, 12 KOs) competes against veteran Mahonri Montes (35-9-1, 24 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight affair. Then, Arizona welterweight Abel Ramos (24-3-2, 18 KOs) steps in for an eight-round fight against New Haven, Connecticut’s Jimmy Williams (16-2-1, 5 KOs).

Action moves to FOX, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app at 7:00 PM ET as undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant makes the first defense of his title against unbeaten contender and Notre Dame graduate Mike Lee in the main event.

Then, boxing’s only eight-division world champion and Philippine Senator Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao taking on undefeated WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman in a powerhouse 147-pound showdown in the main event of a PBC on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View event beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Leading up to the fights, PBC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on the FOX PBC social pages. Follow @PBConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all updates throughout the #PBConFOX fights Saturday. Watch for the FOXRingPass, taking viewers behind the scenes and into the action on both Instagram and Facebook Stories.

Viewers can live stream the PBC shows on the FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps or at FOXSports.com. In addition, all programs are available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

For more information, visit FOX Sports Press Pass and order the PPV here.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’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, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio 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.

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FOX Sports Films Starts MLB Postseason Push with Special Baseball Documentary Slate

JULY 18, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) – FOX Sports Films, in association with Major League Baseball, expands the company’s coverage of America’s pastime with new documentaries featuring a wide range of stories on the past, present and future of the game.

“These documentaries are remarkable and showcase why baseball is truly America’s pastime,” said Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President of Content, FS1. “Beginning with Hunter Pence’s incredible return to the Major Leagues, these are fascinating stories that make you fall in love with baseball again and again.”

Starting this weekend, with an inside look at Hunter Pence’s emotional journey back to All-Star status, these featured documentaries and their debut dates. Exact times of airings will be released at a later date:

  • July 20 on FS1 – The Pence Method (Produced by UNINTERRUPTED)
    This half-hour film goes behind-the-scenes with two-time World Series Champion Hunter Pence and his plans to rebuild his swing – and career. His travels to the Dominican Republic league provide great insight into his journey and international love of the game. For trailer, click here.
  • August 17 on FS1 – In the Blood (Produced by Endeavor Content)
    Namesakes of two baseball legends, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr are two of the biggest stars to hit the Majors in years – and provide climactic chapters for two incredible family sagas. This film is produced by Endeavor Content and Written Out Loud.
  • October 4 on FS1 – Truth Be Told: Rick Ankiel (Produced by The Players’ Tribune)
    “Truth Be Told: Rick Ankiel” gives insight into Ankiel’s personal journey of redemption – overcoming a troubled youth, high expectations, and psychological struggles to achieve success on the field.
  • October 13 on FS1 – Walk-Off Stories: One Crazy Night in Baseball (Produced by Mandalay Sports Media)
    As part of the Walk-Off Stories series, this film takes a deep look at September 28, 2011 – the dramatic final day of the 2011 Major League Baseball season with playoff berths on the line.
  • October 13 on FOX – Seaver (Produced and Directed by Edward Burns)
    Produced and Directed by Edward Burns; Produced by Marlboro Road Gang Productions and Street Smart Video, “Seaver” is a story of miracles, homecomings, and broken hearts. The film provides unique insight into Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver — a reclusive icon and his relationship with New York City.

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