Month: March 2020

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FOX Sports to Deliver Sunday’s Inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Event on FS1

FOX NASCAR Broadcast Team of Jeff Gordon, Mike Joy
and Larry McReynolds on the Call for Star-Studded FOX NASCAR iRACING
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and Chase Elliott Among NASCAR Stars Participating

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – FOX Sports, teaming with NASCAR and iRacing, delivers the first-ever eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event Sunday, March 22, at 1:30 PM ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports app. Titled FOX NASCAR iRACING, the 90-minute, simulation-style eSports program includes a cross-section of competitors from the NASCAR CUP SERIES, NASCAR XFINITY SERIES, NASCAR GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES and a group of NASCAR dignitaries.

FOX NASCAR broadcasters Jeff Gordon, Mike Joy and Larry McReynolds call the action from the iRacing virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“This is a unique opportunity to offer competitive and entertaining racing to our viewers as we all work through these challenging times together,” said Brad Zager, FOX Sports Executive Producer, EVP/Head of Production & Operations. “We are following CDC guidelines to maintain a safe work environment, as the well-being of all those involved is paramount. We value our relationships across the NASCAR community and appreciate all of the effort that it took in bringing this project to life.”

NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Jr. and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bobby Labonte headline a high-powered lineup, including two-time and defending NASCAR CUP SERIES champion Kyle Busch, 2012 NASCAR CUP SERIES champion Brad Keselowski, 2018 NASCAR CUP Series champion Joey Logano, three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin, 2016 NASCAR CUP SERIES Rookie of the Year Chase Elliott, 2008 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES champion Clint Bowyer, 2014 NASCAR CUP SERIES Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson and 2017 NASCAR GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES champion Christopher Bell.

Additional NASCAR CUP SERIES drivers* competing on Sunday include Bubba Wallace, Chris Buescher, William Byron, Matt DiBenedetto, Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, Timmy Hill, Michael McDowell, John Hunter Nemechek, Ryan Preece, Garrett Smithley, Erik Jones, Ross Chastain, Parker Kligerman, Landon Cassill and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. A full 35-car lineup, including racers from the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES and NASCAR GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES, will be announced Sunday.

Bowyer, who expanded his role with FOX Sports earlier this year, serves as the in-car analyst, competing in an iRacing simulator in the FOX NASCAR Charlotte studio.

*Subject to change

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Former World Champions Julian Williams and Steve Cunningham Join Chris Myers to Call FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT: James Kirkland vs. Marcos Hernandez Saturday

FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT Headlined by Hard-Hitting James Kirkland Against All-Action Marcos Hernandez in Middleweight Showdown
Watch Kirkland and Hernandez prepare for the fight here.

LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces former unified super welterweight champion Julian Williams and former IBF Cruiserweight Champion Steve Cunningham join Emmy Award-winning host Chris Myers to call FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT: JAMES KIRKLAND VS. MARCOS HERNANDEZ live on FS1 Saturday, March 14 (8:00 PM ET).

In the headliner, hard-hitting James Kirkland takes on all-action “Madman” Marcos Hernández in a 10-round middleweight showdown from MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Boxing begins on FS1 and FOX Deportes with the 90-minute FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS at 6:30 PM ET featuring two more exciting bouts. Cunningham and Williams are joined by blow-by-blow announcer Ray Flores to call the prelim action.

Below is programming information, the week’s on-air broadcaster roster and fight card lineup:

FOX SPORTS PBC FIGHT NIGHT
• Announcers: Chris Myers, Ray Flores (Prelims), Steve Cunningham, Julian Williams
• Reporter: Jordan Plant
• Unofficial Scorer: Marcos Villegas
• FOX Deportes: Adrian Garcia Marquez, Jaime Motta
• Digital: FOX Sports App, FOX Now, FOXSports.com
• SiriusXM: FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83
• Social: @PBConFOX, #PBConFS1

FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS
• Network: FS1, FOX Deportes
• Date/Time: Saturday, March 14 (6:30 PM ET)
• Bouts:
• Liván Navarro (11-0, 7 KOs) vs. Demarcus Layton (8-1-1, 5 KOs), 8 Rounds, Welterweight
• Cobia Breedy (15-0, 5 KOs) vs. Eugene Lagos (16-5-3, 11 KOs), 10 Rounds, Featherweight

FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT: JAMES KIRKLAND VS. MARCOS HERNANDEZ
• Network: FS1, FOX Deportes
• Date/Time: Saturday, March 14 (8:00 PM ET)
• Bouts:
• Jonathan Esquivel (13-0, 12 KOs) vs. Dormedes Potes (12-2-1, 9 KOs), 8 Rounds, Middleweight
• Eimantas Stanionis (10-0, 7 KOs) vs. Justin DeLoach (18-4, 9 KOs), 10 Rounds, Welterweight
• James Kirkland (34-2, 30 KOs) vs. Marcos Hernández (14-3-1, 3 KOs), 10 Rounds, Middleweight

Mar 10, 2018; New York, NY, USA; 2018 Big East Championship at Madison Square Garden Credit: William Hauser-FOX SPORTS

NCAA Tournament Tickets Punched This Week on FOX and FS1

BIG EAST Champion Crowned Saturday in Prime Time on FOX
Pac-12 Tournament Title Game Saturday Night on FS1

NEW YORK – FOX Sports crowns champions at two premier college basketball tournaments this week, in New York for the BIG EAST Tournament and in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Tournament. The 2020 BIG EAST Tournament tips off in Madison Square Garden Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00 PM ET on FS1. The champion is crowned Saturday, March 14, on FOX with coverage beginning at 6:00 PM ET. In Las Vegas, FS1 televises select Pac-12 Tournament games, including Saturday’s final with coverage beginning at 10:00 PM ET.

The most exciting voice in sports, FOX College Hoops lead play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson brings his unmatched energy to the evening quarterfinals, semifinals and championship game of the BIG EAST Tournament. Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Bill Raftery joins Johnson for Thursday night’s quarterfinals, while former All-American and NBA veteran Jim Jackson sits alongside Johnson for the semifinals and final. Veteran play-by-play announcer Tim Brando calls Wednesday’s first-round games with Raftery and Thursday’s afternoon quarterfinals with Jackson, while Lisa Byington reports from the court for the duration of the tournament.

At T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, play-by-play announcer Joe Davis and analyst Steve Lavin have the call for FOX Sports’ coverage of the Pac-12 Tournament. Reporter Andy Katz joins on site for Saturday’s title game.

Studio host Rob Stone is joined by analyst Donny Marshall and special guest analyst and former St. John’s coach Chris Mullin for studio coverage surrounding the BIG EAST Tournament Wednesday through Saturday. Kevin Burkhardt serves as host for the network’s Pac-12 Tournament studio coverage with analyst Casey Jacobsen.

A full schedule of this week’s BIG EAST and Pac-12 tournament games on FOX and FS1 is below.

All FOX College Hoops games on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 can be live streamed on the FOX Sports app.

BIG EAST & PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS ON FOX & FS1

Date Time (ET)

Network

Program Broadcasters
Wednesday, March 11 7:00 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament First Round: Georgetown vs. St. John’s Tim Brando, Bill Raftery and Lisa Byington
9:30 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament First Round: Xavier vs. DePaul Tim Brando, Bill Raftery and Lisa Byington
Thursday, March 12 12:00 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal: Creighton vs. TBD Tim Brando, Jim Jackson and Lisa Byington
2:30 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal: Providence vs. Butler Tim Brando, Jim Jackson and Lisa Byington
7:00 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal: Villanova vs. TBD Gus Johnson, Bill Raftery and Lisa Byington
9:30 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal: Seton Hall vs. Marquette Gus Johnson, Bill Raftery and Lisa Byington
11:30 PM

FS1

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal: TBD vs. Arizona State Joe Davis and Steve Lavin
Friday, March 13 6:30 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal Gus Johnson, Jim Jackson and Lisa Byington
9:00 PM

FS1

BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal Gus Johnson, Jim Jackson and Lisa Byington
11:30 PM

FS1

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal Joe Davis and Steve Lavin
Saturday, March 14 6:00 PM

FOX

FOX College Hoops Tip-Off Rob Stone, Donny Marshall and Chris Mullin
6:30 PM

FOX

BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game Gus Johnson, Jim Jackson and Lisa Byington
10:00 PM

FS1

FS1 College Hoops Tip-Off Kevin Burkhardt,

Casey Jacobsen and Donny Marshall

10:30 PM

FS1

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game Joe Davis, Steve Lavin and Andy Katz
Sept 1, 2019; Clermont, IN, USA; NHRA  US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Credit: William Hauser-FOX Sports

FOX Sports Opens East Coast NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with 51st Gatornationals

Pedregon: Gators a Top-Three Event for All NHRA Drag Racers
First Event of the Season for Pro Stock Motorcycle & Pro Mod Drag Racing Series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The 51st running of the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla., brings NHRA hot rodders to the East Coast for the first time in 2020, as FS1 delivers the final rounds on Sunday, March 15 at 9:30 PM ET.

“The Gatornationals is the biggest drag race on the East Coast and has to be a top-three event for all NHRA racers,” said FOX NHRA analyst Tony Pedregon, a two-time NHRA Funny Car champion and a Gatornationals winner in 2002 and 2008. “This is the first race where we see a drop off from better than 1,000 feet in elevation … that means it’s easier for the tuners to make power, and it’s one of the reasons we’ve seen impressive runs and big speeds at this event, including the first 300-mph Top Fuel run (Kenny Bernstein in 1992) and the first 200-mph Pro Stock Motorcycle run (Hector Arana Jr. in 2018).”

Pedregon is joined in the FOX NHRA booth by play-by-play voice Brian Lohnes and reporters Bruno Massel Jr., a two-time NHRA champion, and Jamie Howe.

“This 2020 running of the race is special because we have more than a half dozen racers either debuting or returning to NHRA action across our professional categories,” Lohnes said. “Adding the fact that the cavernous facility is among the largest on the tour, regularly sells out, and the weather is always fast, means you have a recipe that no other drag race on Earth can match. The Gatornationals truly stands as a unique gem on the 24-race NHRA Mello Mello Drag Racing Series tour.”

The Gatornationals also marks the first event of the season for the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class, as well as the return of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, which airs April 2 at 8:30 PM ET on FS2.

For the complete Gatornationals TV schedule, visit: https://www.nhra.com/tv-schedule.

Beckham

FS1 Presents “The Beckham Effect”

FOX Sports PR Beckham Effect

On July 21, 2007, global soccer superstar and cultural icon David Beckham made his debut for the LA Galaxy. From his first day with the club, David Beckham spoke about his desire to help soccer grow in North America. The Beckham Effect examines the ups and downs of Beckham’s six-year tenure with the LA Galaxy and its impact on the sports landscape. Those experiences planted the seeds for Beckham’s latest endeavor as an owner of 2020 MLS expansion club Inter Miami CF.

Exclusive interviews with Landon Donovan, Don Garber, Bruce Arena, Steve Nash, Kyle Martino and more shed new light on how Beckham eventually defied his critics –again. As the Miami chapter of Beckham’s story begins, The Beckham Effect sets the stage. This is a film about David Beckham’s legacy and his opportunity.

MLB WHIPAROUND

FOX Sports Bolsters Lineup for Its 25th Season of Major League Baseball

Schedule Features Exclusive Broadcast of MLB at Field of Dreams presented by GEICO
MLB All-Star, National League Division and Championship Series, 116th World Series Anchor Network’s Coverage
Highly Acclaimed MLB WHIPAROUND Returns on Opening Day

New York – FOX Sports, the leading network in live events, continues to connect fans to Major League Baseball’s greatest moments with the release of its most expansive schedule to date. In its 25th consecutive season of coverage, the network offers an impressive lineup featuring the sport’s most coveted events.

Deep in the cornfields of Iowa, MLB and FOX Sports bring the 1989 Oscar nominee “Field of Dreams” to life. On Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7:00 PM ET on FOX and FOX Deportes, the Chicago White Sox host the New York Yankees on the Dyersville farm site where the classic film was shot. The network’s exclusive presentation of the first-of-its-kind event will also be the first-ever Major League game played in the Hawkeye State.

On Saturday, June 13, FOX Sports returns across the pond to showcase one of baseball’s deepest division rivalries with the Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2020. The network’s exclusive U.S. broadcast will capture the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals live from London Stadium at 1:00 PM ET on FOX and FOX Deportes.

As home to the league’s jewel events, FOX Sports readies for the 2020 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif., as well as the National League Division Series presented by Doosan and National Championship Series airing across FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes. The season culminates with exclusive coverage of the 116th World Series on FOX and FOX Deportes.

FS1 televises a full slate of regular season games, beginning with reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals at Citi Field against the New York Mets on Saturday, March 28 at 4:00 PM ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes. Later that evening, the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Atlanta Braves from Chase Field at 8:00 PM ET on FS1.

FOX carries regionalized action on nine Saturdays in primetime, beginning Saturday, May 23 with a pair of regionalized telecasts featuring the Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Dodgers at 7:00 PM ET.

In addition to regular season game telecasts the network returns MLB WHIPAROUND, its nightly in-season baseball-centric studio show, Thursday, March 26 at a special start time of 7:30 PM ET on FS1. MLB WHIPAROUND airs regularly throughout the season at 11:00 PM ET on FS1.

The 2020 MLB schedule for FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes is below. The remainder of the schedule will be announced as the season progresses. All games are simulcast on the FOX Sports app, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content through iOS and Android devices.

2020 MLB on FOX REGULAR SEASON BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(Note: Schedule Subject to Change – Times Refer to On-Air)

Saturday, March 28
Washington Nationals at New York Mets
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks
8:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, April 4
Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
10:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, April 11
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers
9:00 PM ET – FS1

Friday, April 17
Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, April 18
Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals
4:00 PM ET – FS1

Saturday, April 25
Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
7:00 PM ET – FS1

Saturday, May 2
Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels
9:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Tuesday, May 5
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, May 9
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Thursday, May 14
Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds
6:30 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, May 16
New York Yankees at Houston Astros
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, May 23
San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox
Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Dodgers
7:00 PM ET – FBC

Saturday, May 30
Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets
7:00 PM ET – FBC, FOX Deportes
Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies
Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants
7:00 PM ET – FBC

Saturday, June 6
San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Milwaukee Brewers at Boston Red Sox
7:00 PM ET – FBC, FOX Deportes
Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins
New York Mets at Washington Nationals
7:00 PM ET – FBC

Saturday, June 13
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (London)
1:00 PM ET – FBC, FOX Deportes
Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers
4:00 PM ET – FS1
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
7:00 PM ET – FBC, FOX Deportes
Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves
7:00 PM ET – FBC

Saturday, June 20
New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins
2:00 PM ET – FS1
Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs
Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics
8:00 PM ET – FBC

Saturday, June 27
St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
7:00 PM ET – FBC, FOX Deportes
Chicago Cubs at New York Yankees
7:00 PM ET – FBC

Saturday, July 4
Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Los Angeles Angels at Atlanta Braves
7:00 PM ET – FBC, Deportes
Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
7:00 PM ET – FBC

Saturday, July 11
St. Louis Cardinals at Tampa Bay Rays
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels
7:00 PM ET – FBC, FOX Deportes
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals
7:00 PM ET – FBC

Tuesday, July 14
All-Star Game
8:00 PM ET – FBC, FOX Deportes

Friday, July 17
Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers
8:00 PM ET – FS1

Saturday, July 18
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Yankees at St. Louis Cardinals
7:00 PM ET – FBC

Saturday, July 25
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
San Diego Padres at Kansas City Royals
7:00 PM ET – FS1

Saturday, August 1
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies
8:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, August 8
San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox
7:00 PM ET – FS1

Thursday, August 13
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox (Field of Dreams)
7:00 PM ET – FBC, FOX Deportes

Saturday, August 15
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
9:00 PM ET – FS1

Saturday, August 22
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers
7:00 PM ET – FS1

Saturday, August 29
Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes
New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, September 5
Cleveland Indians at Colorado Rockies
4:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Friday, September 11
Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians
7:00 PM ET – FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, September 26
TBD at TBD
TBD – FS1, FOX Deportes
Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves
7:00 PM ET – FBC, FOX Deportes

Saints  31-  Steelers  28     (W)

Saints Secure #1 Seed.

New Orleans Saints 2018 Season

Michael C.  Hebert

Cam Jordan Set to Make Guest Appearance on FOX Sports’ XFL Broadcast Saturday, March 7

Jordan Joins Curt Menefee and Joel Klatt for the New York Guardians-Dallas Renegades Game at 5:00 PM ET

New York – FOX Sports announces New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan as a guest reporter for the Week 5 XFL matchup between the New York Guardians and the Dallas Renegades on Saturday, March 7 on FOX. Curt Menefee and Joel Klatt call the game from Dallas beginning at 5:00 PM ET.

Jordan has held several television assignments, including the NFL Network’s broadcast of the Scouting Combine last Saturday, where he served as an analyst for the defensive lineman drills. Jordan has also appeared on the network’s New York set of “Good Morning Football.” In 2014, he served as a weekly guest analyst for local New Orleans NBC affiliate, WDSU.

Jordan was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (24th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Cal. He spent nine seasons with the Saints and is known as the defensive leader of the team. The five-time Pro Bowl player has started 143 games for the Saints and recorded 451 tackles and 87 sacks in his career with the team.

Born in Minneapolis, Cam’s father, Steve Jordan, is a former Minnesota Vikings tight end. Cam Jordan attended high school in Chandler, Ariz., where he played football and ran track. He earned All-State honors his senior year after recording 85 tackles and 17.5 sacks.