Month: March 2021

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FOX Sports Names Starting Lineup for 2021 Major League Baseball Regular Season

Star-Studded Studio Lineup Features Frank Thomas, David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez and Dontrelle Willis
Tom Rinaldi Makes FOX MLB Opening Week Debut on FS1

LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports takes the field for its 26th season of Major League Baseball coverage with Judy Boyd, Senior Vice President of Remote Production, and Kent Camera, Senior Vice President of Studio Production, delivering the lineup card for the 2021 FOX MLB roster of on-air announcers and analysts.

The network’s lead broadcast duo of Emmy Award-winning announcer Joe Buck and first-ballot Hall of Famer John Smoltz team with two-time Emmy Award-winning reporter Ken Rosenthal as the 2020 NL East champion Atlanta Braves travel to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies Saturday, April 3, at 4:00 PM ET on FS1. In the second half of the division-matchup doubleheader, veteran broadcaster Adam Amin and 1992 NL Rookie of the Year Eric Karros call the action when the 2020 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Colorado Rockies at 8:00 PM ET on FS1.

Throughout the season, announcers Kevin Burkhardt, Joe Davis, Aaron Goldsmith and Len Kasper are joined by World Series catcher A.J. Pierzynski and Emmy Award-winning reporter Tom Verducci in contributing to FOX MLB game coverage.

In the FOX Sports studio, Burkhardt and Karros are joined by versatile host Chris Myers, World Series champion pitcher Dontrelle Willis and Hall of Famer Frank Thomas for select events. Burkhardt, Willis and Thomas are at the desk for Saturday’s pregame at 3:00 PM ET on FS1.

World Series champions Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz join the studio for special events and FOX’s coverage of the MLB Postseason.

Award-winning feature reporter Tom Rinaldi makes his FOX MLB debut with an essay on the promise of renewal that comes with Opening Day during Saturday’s pregame.

Set to broadcast a network record of more than 40 MLB games this regular season, FOX Deportes opens this season’s coverage simultaneously on Saturday, April 3 as veteran baseball broadcasters Carlos Alvarez and Jaime Motta call the NL East matchup between the Braves and Phillies at 4:00 PM ET. Later that evening, the network’s lead baseball duo of renowned play-by-play announcer Adrian Garcia Marquez and former MLB infielder and Mexico National Team manager Edgar Gonzalez bring viewers the Dodgers vs. Rockies at 8:00 PM ET.

FOX Sports offers additional coverage across its digital and social platforms, including the new FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. Former professional baseball player Ben Verlander debuts his new podcast, FLIPPIN’ BATS WITH BEN VERLANDER, a weekly conversation with one of today’s top players, and also contributes original written content.

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FOX Sports Expands Original Digital Offerings with New WWE and MLB Podcasts

OUT OF CHARACTER WITH RYAN SATIN and FLIPPIN’ BATS WITH BEN VERLANDER Debut This Week on FOX Sports Digital Platforms

NEW YORK – FOX Sports adds to its growing lineup of original digital franchises with two new podcasts launching this week: OUT OF CHARACTER WITH RYAN SATIN and FLIPPIN’ BATS WITH BEN VERLANDER. OUT OF CHARACTER, featuring special guest Edge, debuts Monday, March 29, and FLIPPIN’ BATS, highlighted by a conversation with Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day starter Tyler Glasnow, premieres Tuesday, March 30.

“We are excited to expand our original digital programming lineup and bring fans closer to WWE and MLB,” said David Katz, Executive Vice President and Head of Digital, FOX Sports. “Ryan and Ben have a special ability to create communities around their engaging content, which our fans will enjoy across our social channels and our all-new app and website.”

OUT OF CHARACTER WITH RYAN SATIN is FOX Sports’ first original podcast dedicated to WWE. Each week, Satin sits down with a different Superstar to learn more about the person behind the made-for-TV alter-ego. In the podcast’s first episode, Satin is joined by Adam Copeland – better known as Edge to wrestling fans – for a discussion on how Copeland returned from injury to win the Royal Rumble at 47 years old, earning the opportunity to headline next month’s WrestleMania and more.

FLIPPIN’ BATS WITH BEN VERLANDER is a long-form conversation between the former pro and some of today’s top active players. In Tuesday’s edition, Verlander chats with Glasnow about the pitcher’s first World Series appearance and the new slider/cutter combo pitch he’s developing for 2021. Additional guests include Twins shortstop Royce Lewis and Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini, who returns to the diamond this season as a Stage 3 colon cancer survivor.

“Verlander and Satin are exactly the type of people we love having on our roster – big, engaging personalities with strong communities that interact across a variety of platforms,” said Michael Bucklin, Vice President, Digital, FOX Sports. “Both have unique backgrounds, have an enormous upside and are completely dialed into their sports and fan bases. They’re also both genuine and dependable teammates who we love working with.”

OUT OF CHARACTER and FLIPPIN’ BATS are the newest additions to FOX Sports’ growing lineup of original digital series, which also includes THE PEOPLE’S SPORTS PODCAST WITH MARK TITUS AND CHARLOTTE WILDER and CLUB SHAY SHAY, hosted by FS1 host and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe. Since launching in August, CLUB SHAY SHAY has racked up nearly half a billion public interactions, 75 million lifetime views and 380,000 YouTube subscribers and is a finalist for the 13th annual Shorty Awards.

FOX Sports podcasts are available on Apple and Spotify as well as across the network’s digital and social platforms, including the new FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com.

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FOX Sports and NYRA Announce Landmark Wagering and Media Rights Agreements

Deal Extends FOX Sports’ NYRA Television Rights Package Through 2030
FOX Uniquely Positioned as Only Media Company with Strategic Stakes in Digital Bet-Taking Businesses in Horse Racing, Sports Betting, Poker and Casino Gaming

NEW YORKFOX Sports, a unit of Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX), and the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced an expanded partnership agreement that establishes FOX Sports as the official wagering partner of NYRA Bets and the leading media provider for elite thoroughbred racing through the next decade.

NYRA Bets Equity Option

The prior FOX Sports/NYRA media rights agreement provided a FOX Sports subsidiary with an option to acquire a 25% stake in NYRA Bets, LLC (NYRA Bets), a leading Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) platform launched in 2016 and available to customers in 30 states across the country. The FOX Sports subsidiary will exercise this option by the summer of 2021, pending final regulatory approval.

The newly announced agreement provides a FOX Sports subsidiary with a future opportunity to increase its equity interest in NYRA Bets.

As an unprecedented year interrupted live sports around the world, horse racing operated safely and continuously. NYRA Bets achieved record growth in 2020, as new fans engaged with horse racing by watching an unparalleled amount of coverage across FOX Sports’ family of networks. Driven by a dramatic expansion in this live television coverage, NYRA Bets generated $225 million in wagering handle in 2020, a more than 100% increase compared to 2019.

“The remarkably rapid expansion of NYRA Bets, and the digital ADW wagering marketplace, make this an ideal opportunity for FOX Sports to deepen and broaden its investment in both premier media rights and the high-growth sports wagering industry. With our investment options in NYRA Bets, FOX is now uniquely positioned as the only media company with strategic stakes in digital bet-taking businesses in horse racing, sports betting, poker and casino gaming,” said Michael Mulvihill, FOX Sports’ Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy and Analytics. “We’re confident that our television partnership with NYRA will fuel continued growth for NYRA Bets in the years ahead ”

Dave O’Rourke, President and CEO, NYRA, underscored the importance of its partnership with FOX Sports to the sport in New York as well as across the country.

“FOX Sports has shown an unwavering commitment to the sport of horse racing over the past five years,” said O’Rourke. “The strength of our partnership with FOX Sports, and the continued expansion of our high-quality telecasts, has proven to be hugely beneficial for the New York racing community and the sport as a whole.”

Media Rights Extension

The new agreement will extend FOX Sports’ television rights with NYRA through 2030 and further expand exclusivity for daily racing at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.

Under the new deal, FOX Sports expects to air at least 700 hours of coverage each year from Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course and, outside of prior commitments, gives the network exclusive national broadcast rights at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course through 2030. NYRA will serve as the production arm for all horse racing events during the term of the partnership.

NYRA and FOX Sports began their collaboration during the first season of Saratoga Live during the 2016 summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course. The critically acclaimed show, broadcast daily from the grounds of Saratoga, aired 80 hours of live coverage on FS2 and coincided with the national launch of NYRA Bets. Since then, total coverage has grown to more than 700 hours in 2020. The NYRA Bets wagering handle has also grown – from $7.2 million in 2016 to over $225 million in 2020. Wagering through national ADW outlets increased 115% during that same period. Along with Saratoga Live, FOX Sports’ NYRA television portfolio includes America’s Day At The Races, airing in the spring, summer, fall and select dates throughout the winter racing season.

FOX Sports became the national television home for NYRA’s Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course coverage in 2019. That same year, the brand furthered its commitment to horse racing by televising the Runhappy Travers to a national audience on the FOX broadcast network (FOX) for the first time in network history. Following a successful presentation in 2019, the Travers returned to FOX in 2020.

First held in 1864, the Travers is the most prestigious stakes race for 3-year-olds outside of the Triple Crown series and the traditional centerpiece of the annual 40-day summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. The race is named for William R. Travers, the first president of Saratoga Race Course who won the inaugural running in 1864 with a horse named Kentucky.

The new FOX Sports/NYRA agreement ensures that the Travers will air LIVE on FOX through 2030.

“NYRA is delighted to extend our relationship with FOX Sports,” said Tony Allevato, President, NYRA Bets. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with the FOX Sports team over the next decade to grow NYRA Bets while continuing to present the very best in horse racing coverage to more sports fans than ever before.”

The agreement does not include the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival and the Belmont Stakes.

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 television arm of the FOX Network; 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 business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Bet Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

About the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA)
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) holds the exclusive franchise to conduct thoroughbred racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. NYRA tracks are the cornerstone of New York State’s thoroughbred industry, which is responsible for 19,000 jobs and more than $3 billion in annual economic impact to New York State. For additional information, visit NYRA.com

About NYRA BETS, LLC (NYRA Bets)
NYRA Bets, LLC (NYRA Bets) is the official advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA). Launched as a national ADW in 2016 and currently available to customers in 30 state, NYRA Bets provides fans the opportunity to wager on tracks worldwide from anywhere at any time. The NYRA Bets app is available for download today on iOS and Android at NYRABets.com

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Legendary FOX Sports Broadcaster Dick Stockton to Retire After Illustrious 55-Year Career

Acclaimed Play-by-Play Announcer and Multi-Award Winner is a FOX Sports Cornerstone Since Network’s Inception

NEW YORK – The man who has called more major U.S. professional sports games for television than anyone in history likely has called his last.

Dick Stockton, acclaimed FOX Sports play-by-play announcer and one of the most iconic voices in sports broadcasting history, is retiring after an illustrious 55-year TV career that encompassed at least 1,545 network television games across the big four professional sports leagues in the U.S. — NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL — more than any American sports broadcaster ever.

Stockton, whose signature voice transcended not only sports genres but generations of fans, joined FOX Sports in 1994 and has been with the network ever since, serving as play-by-play announcer for NFL, MLB and college basketball.

“After a fulfilling 55-year career, I’ve decided to step aside, enjoying the many memorable events I’ve been blessed to cover, and ready to enjoy doing more things away from the broadcast booth,” Stockton said. “My 27 years at FOX Sports have been the most rewarding, and my talented production colleagues and a loyal, supportive management have made the experience more pleasurable than I had ever hoped. I wish everyone in my field could work for FOX Sports. Working alongside former players and coaches, many of whom are still in the FOX rotation, has been a particular joy. But I feel there is a time to call it a day and allow the many younger broadcasters the chance to develop their careers, just as I had the opportunity years ago. I have nothing but indelible memories of being part of the sports landscape for over seven decades and will now sit back and watch the future of sports broadcasting unfold.”

The FOX Sports linchpin steps away from fulltime broadcasting after celebrating his 27th year of NFL on FOX in 2020, with 714 NFL games to his credit, the second-most of any. He has worked with and mentored nearly every single NFL analyst who has risen through the FOX Sports ranks.

“Dick’s contributions to FOX Sports began on day one of our existence and will be felt for years to come,” said Eric Shanks, CEO & Executive Producer, FOX Sports. “He is a cornerstone of this company whose legacy, talent and hard work helped build the NFL on FOX brand. Growing up as a sports fan, I knew his voice signified a big game, but later working with him, I realized just how big and irreplaceable that voice truly is. Dick will be greatly missed, and we at FOX Sports wish him the best in retirement.”

Stockton’s outstanding work earned multiple awards and recognition over the years, most recently with the announcement he was voted into the National Sports Media Association’s Hall of Fame as a first balloter. Stockton’s accolades also include: the 2001 Curt Gowdy Electronic Media Award from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame; a CableAce nomination for his NBA work for TNT in 1997; and the prestigious Sonny Hirsch Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award in 2016, named after the longtime voice of the Miami Hurricanes and honoring an outstanding sports broadcaster who has had a major impact in their field, while making notable accomplishments within the community. Additionally, Stockton was named one of the top-50 network sportscasters of all time by the American Sportscasters Association in 2009.

Considered one of the most versatile broadcasters in history, Stockton’s vast resume includes 17 years at CBS Sports and 19 years covering the NBA Playoffs for Turner Sports, in addition to a play-by-play role for TBS’ coverage of MLB postseason. Stockton also served as Turner Sports’ voice for regular season and NBA playoff games from 1995-2013. He called a total of 617 NBA games, the fourth-most for a play-by-play announcer.

Prior to joining FOX, Stockton worked for CBS Sports, calling a variety of sports including the NFL, NBA (lead play-by-play from 1982-‘90), MLB and college basketball (lead play-by-play for NCAA Regional Finals), in addition to the World Swimming and Diving Championships, championship boxing, track and field, the Pan American Games and the Olympic Games. Earlier in his career, NBC tapped him to cover NFL games and NCAA tournament basketball. Furthermore, he called play-by-play for Oakland A’s games for KRON-TV in San Francisco.

He also was assigned the Winter Olympics Men’s Skiing events in France in 1992 and the 1994 Norway Games’ speed-skating events for CBS. In the latter capacity, Stockton called the Gold Medal-winning performances by speed skaters Dan Jansen and Bonnie Blair, moments he considers among the highlights of his career.

Stockton also called six Super Bowls for the NFL Network’s international broadcast between 2002 and 2008, beginning with the Patriots’ upset of the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI alongside FOX NFL analyst Daryl “Moose” Johnston. Stockton teamed with Johnston four times, and FOX Sports lead NFL analyst Troy Aikman and Sterling Sharpe once each for the international broadcast.

As the voice of Boston Red Sox baseball from 1975 through 1978 at WSBK-TV, he called Carlton Fisk’s legendary 12th-inning, game-winning homerun in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series for NBC Sports, coining his famous call, “There it goes, a long drive, if it stays fair … homerun!,” in that game. In 1998, “TV Guide” ranked the Fisk homerun as the top moment in the history of televised sports.

His broadcasting career first took flight in 1965 in local radio and TV in his hometown of Philadelphia, after which he worked his way up to sports director at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. While there in the late 1960s, Stockton began working with CBS Sports for the first time before moving to a fulltime role in 1978.

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HOUSE OF ATHLETE: GOING PRO Chronicles the Road to the NFL Draft on FS1

NFL Star & FS1 Host Brandon Marshall Leads Prospects on Demanding Journey to NFL Draft

Los Angeles – Leading up to the NFL Draft, FOX Sports and House of Athlete (HOA) showcase the demanding journey of NFL prospects in HOUSE OF ATHLETE: GOING PRO, a six-part docuseries beginning Wednesday, March 24 at 5:30 PM ET on FS1.

HOUSE OF ATHLETE: GOING PRO goes beyond the sidelines with young athletes chasing their NFL dreams in unprecedented times. As college seasons have been cut short, bowl games are cancelled and the NFL Combine is called off, these prospects are faced with unique obstacles that are often beyond their control.

Former NFL star and co-host of FS1’s FIRST THINGS FIRST Brandon Marshall enlists the help of some of his NFL family to lead athletes in this transition as they prepare for the NFL Draft at HOA, Marshall’s new state-of-the-art fitness facility and lifestyle brand located in South Florida. FOX Sports colleague Michael Vick and veteran players Ryan Clark, Ray Lewis and Donte Stallworth are joined by head coach Hue Jackson to provide on-field training as well as intangible life skills that separate the good from the great.

“House of Athlete is thrilled to work with FOX Sports to deliver a tremendous platform for these athletes and their preparations for the NFL Draft,” said Marshall, the founder of HOA. “The GOING PRO series on FS1 is a great way for fans to get to know these prospects by giving them a front-row seat to everything they put into this process, including exciting footage from our HOA Scouting Combine showcase that took place on March 4th and 5th. At HOA, we’re honored to be leading the way and providing the resources necessary for these players to reach their dreams. Just like everything we do, this series is going to be raw and personal and true to who these future NFL stars are and what we at HOA are all about.”

HOUSE OF ATHLETE: GOING PRO Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Episode Platforms
Wednesday, March 24 5:30 PM 1: Welcome To The House FS1, FOX Sports app & FOXSports.com
Wednesday, March 31 5:30 PM 2: Family Bonds FS1, FOX Sports app & FOXSports.com
Wednesday, April 7 5:30 PM 3: Roots FS1, FOX Sports app & FOXSports.com
Wednesday, April 14 5:30 PM 4: Character Before Competition FS1, FOX Sports app & FOXSports.com
Wednesday, April 21 5:30 PM 5: On the Line FS1, FOX Sports app & FOXSports.com
Wednesday, April 28 5:30 PM 6: Draft Daze FS1, FOX Sports app & FOXSports.com

In episode one, “Welcome to the House,” NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis joins the prospects and warns about the detours and distractions to making it in the NFL. Lewis and Marshall challenge the 1% who actually have the chance to play in the NFL to stay the course. Details and sneak previews of episodes two through six will be released in the coming weeks.

HOUSE OF ATHLETE: GOING PRO is produced by Emmy Award-winning production company Lobas Productions, who also collaborate with Marshall on the “I Am Athlete” podcast. Their past work includes HBO’s “Hard Knocks” and “24/7” series, Showtime’s “All-Access” program and the recently directed “Secret Life of Lele Pons for YouTube Originals,” which won a Streamy for Best Docuseries.

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Fox Corporation Announces New Eleven-Year Media Rights Agreement with the National Football League

FOX Remains Exclusive Home of Top-Rated NFC Football Package Through 2033
Expanded Digital Rights Provide FOX with New Opportunities and Flexibility
FOX to Broadcast New and Exclusive Holiday Games & Air Four of the Next 12 Super Bowls

Los Angeles, CA – March 18, 2021 – Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) today announced a new and expanded media rights agreement with the National Football League that runs through the 2033 season. The 11-year* agreement extends FOX’s coverage of premier National Football Conference (NFC) games, creates new and exclusive holiday games on FOX, and expands FOX’s digital rights to enable future direct-to-consumer opportunities as well as NFL programming on FOX’s AVOD streaming service Tubi. Additionally, FOX will not extend its Thursday Night Football contract beyond its current expiration after the 2022 NFL season.

“Today we extend our 27-year partnership with the NFL and solidify the foundation of our marquee sports portfolio beyond the end of the decade. In addition to maintaining our leading Sunday afternoon NFC package, we are pleased to broaden our deal to include new digital rights that provide us with the flexibility to deliver NFL on FOX to customers in expanded and innovative ways,” said Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lachlan Murdoch. “This long-term agreement ensures that we will continue to deliver the best in football coverage to our viewers while also strengthening and providing optionality to our business.”

Among the highlights of the new agreement are:

  • FOX will create an NFL experience on Tubi consisting of premiere VOD as well as condensed games throughout the NFL season
  • FOX extended its rights to continue America’s leading free-to-play wagering game, FOX Bet Super 6
  • FOX Bet will receive authorized sportsbook operator status if, and when, the NFL approves official sportsbook operators for its officially licensed intellectual property
  • FOX will broadcast four of the next 12 Super Bowls, including the games in 2023, 2025, 2029 and 2033
  • FOX will produce special Christmas Day games as the schedule allows
  • FOX will continue to be the exclusive home of the NFC Championship game
  • FOX increased its NFL footage rights to use across linear and digital programming
  • FOX broadened its presentation rights using interactivity and alternate feeds
  • FOX Deportes gained additional Spanish language rights

FOX is America’s No. 1 network for the NFL; its flagship America’s Game of the Week has been the most-watched show in all of television for the past 12 seasons and the most-watched NFL window for the past 20 seasons.

The NFC package that FOX will continue to broadcast is strategically aligned with the locations of FOX’s owned and operated television stations. FOX Television Stations owns and operates the FOX affiliate in 14 of the 16 NFC markets.

About Fox Corporation
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News Media, FOX Sports, FOX Entertainment and FOX Television Stations. These brands hold cultural significance with consumers and commercial importance for distributors and advertisers. The breadth and depth of our footprint allows us to deliver content that engages and informs audiences, develop deeper consumer relationships and create more compelling product offerings. FOX maintains an impressive track record of news, sports, and entertainment industry success that shapes our strategy to capitalize on existing strengths and invest in new initiatives. For more information about Fox Corporation, please visit www.FoxCorporation.com.

Contact:
Megan Klein
Megan.Klein@fox.com

*The NFL has a one-time termination right after the seventh year, which covers seasons 2030 – 2033 inclusive.

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Play Ball: FOX Sports Sets Schedule for 2021 Major League Baseball Regular Season

Lineup Features Exclusive Broadcast of 2021 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard and Inaugural MLB at Field of Dreams presented by GEICO
FOX Deportes Presents Most Expansive MLB Schedule-To-Date

NEW YORK – On the heels of a season unlike any other, FOX Sports is once again ready to play ball. Today, the leader in live events announces the schedule for its 26th season of Major League Baseball coverage – culminating this fall with the 117th World Series.

Baseball returns to FS1 as the network boasts a full lineup of regular season telecasts. The action gets underway beginning Saturday, April 3, with a star-studded doubleheader featuring the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies at 4:00 PM ET. The Colorado Rockies face the reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers later that evening at 8:00 PM ET.

The leader in Spanish-language MLB coverage for over two decades, FOX Deportes presents its most comprehensive schedule ever with more than 40 live games. Beginning with the opening doubleheader on Saturday, April 3, the network’s 2021 schedule features six appearances from the Dodgers.

Starting Saturday, May 22, FOX carries regionalized action on nine Saturdays in prime time. The network’s signature BASEBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA leads off with a slate including the Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies all at 7:00 PM ET.

Season Highlights:

  • This summer, FOX Sports prepares for its 22nd Midsummer Classic. The league’s best converges on Truist Park in Atlanta for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday, July 13, at 8:00 PM ET on FOX and FOX Deportes.
  • On Thursday, Aug. 12, FOX Sports brings the Oscar-nominated “Field of Dreams” to life with an exclusive presentation of the first-ever MLB at Field of Dreams presented by GEICO. Set deep in the cornfields of Iowa, the Chicago White Sox host the New York Yankees on the same Dyersville farm site where the classic film was shot. The action starts at 7:00 PM ET on FOX and FOX Deportes.
  • On Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 PM ET, FOX and FOX Deportes’ regular season schedule features a unique matchup between the New York Yankees and New York Mets. This marks the first time both franchises have played each other on 9/11 as the network and MLB observe its 20th

The 2021 MLB schedule for FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes can be found here. 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.

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FOX Sports Showcases Full Slate of Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship Matches for First Time in English-Language Television History

USA on Quest for First Olympic Berth Since 2008; Faces Mexico, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic in Group Stage  

NEW YORK – For the first time in English-language television history, FOX Sports presents a full slate of matches and extensive studio coverage of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship from Thursday, March 18, through Tuesday, March 30, on FS1 and FS2. The tournament features eight teams from North America, the Caribbean and Central America with the two semifinal winners securing a berth to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Alexi Lalas, a member of the 1992 and 1996 U.S. Olympic team, and Maurice Edu, who played on the USA’s 2008 squad, join host Rob Stone for studio coverage in Los Angeles.

Play-by-play announcer John Strong and analyst Stu Holden, a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, lead the network’s game coverage. The duo has the call for all U.S. Men’s National Team matches (USA-Costa Rica on Thursday, March 18, at 5:30 PM ET; Dominican Republic-USA on Sunday, March 21, at 6:30 PM ET; and Mexico-USA on Wednesday, March 24, at 9:30 PM ET) as the Americans aim for their first Olympic berth since 2008. Strong and Holden also call a semifinal and final.

Former Mexican international Mariano Trujillo joins play-by-play announcer Adrian Garcia Marquez to call non-USA matches in Group B and share Group A matchups with play-by-play announcer Jake Zivin and analyst Warren Barton. Trujillo and Garcia Marquez open their slate with 2012 Olympic gold medal winners Mexico as they face the Dominican Republic on Thursday, March 18, at 7:30 PM ET, while Zivin and Barton kick off tournament duties with Canada vs. El Salvador on Friday, March 19, at 6:00 PM ET. Longtime FIFA and CONCACAF match commissioner and National Hall of Famer Dr. Joe Machnik contributes to telecasts, lending expertise on rule interpretations and analyzing officiating decisions.

All matches are live streamed via http://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.

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Lalas Discusses USMNT’s Road to Redemption

Holden Looks to See if USMNT Can Handle High-Pressure Matches

Strong Believes USA-Costa Rica Match Holds Most Significance

Edu Shares What the Olympic Games Mean to Him

Stone Outlines the USMNT’s First Three Matches

Trujillo Thinks Mexico Can Dominate

Zivin Previews Group B

Garcia Marquez Talks About Costa Rica’s Uphill Climb

Barton Believes Canada can Punch Ticket to Olympics

Machnick on Referee Appointments and Ball Handling