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FOX SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS – 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
FOX SPORTS LIVE Covers NFL Draft From New York With Charissa Thompson, Jay Glazer, Donovan McNabb, Joel Klatt, Mike Garafolo and Peter Schrager
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Returns To Action From Kansas Speedway
UEFA Europa League Final Between Sevilla & Benfica Airs Wednesday, 5/14 on FOX Sports 1
#ICYMI: FOX SPORTS LIVE’s @GabeKapler looks at the rise and fall of former MLB No. 1 draft pick Matt Bush: http://foxs.pt/1kNxHMC
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS BATTLE LOS ANGELES DODGERS / CLEVELAND INDIANS TAKE ON TAMPA BAY RAYS SATURDAY ON FOX SPORTS 1
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Saturday, May 10 (3:30 PM ET).
· Talent: Host Kevin Burkhardt is joined by MLB on FOX studio analysts C.J. Nitkowski and Gabe Kapler to breakdown Saturday’s upcoming games and provide highlights and analysis on baseball’s biggest storylines this weekend.
o San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers: Joe Buck & Tom Verducci (4:00 PM ET)
o Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays: Justin Kutcher & Brian Anderson (7:00 PM ET)
MLB WHIPAROUND CONTINUES ON FOX SPORTS 1
- Network/When/On-air Talent: FOX Sports 1, Weekdays
- Thursday, May 8 (10:00 PM ET) – Ryan Field, C.J. Nitkowski, Gabe Kapler
- Friday, May 9 (12:00 AM ET) – Kevin Burkhardt, Eric Karros, Gabe Kapler
- Monday, May 12 (10:00 PM ET) – Chris Myers, C.J. Nitkowski
- Tuesday, May 13 (10:00 PM ET) – Chris Myers, C.J. Nitkowski
- Wednesday, May 14 (12:00 AM ET) – TBD
- What: This nightly program expands FOX Sports 1’s commitment to baseball coverage this season with quick-turnaround highlights of in-progress games, MLB news and analysis. The hour-long program originates from Los Angeles.
NASCAR ON FOX, FOX SPORTS 1 & FOX SPORTS 2 FROM KANSAS SPEEDWAY –
The NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES tradition of racing on Mother’s Day weekend moves from Darlington Raceway to Kansas Speedway this year, with Saturday night’s event, live on FOX at 7:30 PM ET, beginning with prerace coverage at 7:00 PM ET.
Mike Joy leads the NASCAR on FOX booth from Kansas with analysis from NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and former crew chief Larry McReynolds. Chris Myers hosts from the famed Hollywood Hotel with analysis from Michael Waltrip and Jeff Hammond, and Steve Byrnes, Krista Voda and Matt Yocum reporting from the pits. Denny Hamlin became the latest driver to throw his name in the hat for a shot at the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with his win Sunday at Talladega, becoming the eighth different winner in 10 races. Matt Kenseth, winner of this race last year en route to seven wins, remains winless in 2014.
The NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES returns to action for the third race of its 22-race season at Kansas, live on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, May 9 at 8:30 PM ET with prerace coverage on NCWTS SETUP beginning at 8:00 PM ET. After two races, Timothy Peters and Johnny Sauter are tied atop the point standings, followed by Matt Crafton, Ryan Blaney and four-time champion Ron Hornaday Jr.
FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, offers live streaming of the race, as well as all practice and qualifying sessions and shoulder programming telecast on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. Customers of participating video providers may access the live streams of the race through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com. FOX Deportes also telecasts the race on a delay on Sunday, May 11 (2:00 AM ET).
NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACING FROM KANSAS SPEEDWAY
- Network/When: LIVE on FOX & FOX Sports GO, Saturday, May 10 (7:30 PM ET); FOX Deportes (delayed; Sunday, May 11 at 2:00 AM ET)
- Talent: Mike Joy leads the NASCAR on FOX booth with analysis from NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and former crew chief Larry McReynolds. Chris Myers hosts alongside Michael Waltrip with pit reports from Steve Byrnes, Jeff Hammond, Krista Voda and Matt Yocum.
JEFF HAMMOND SAYS MATT KENSETH IS IN A SLUMP: “Somebody who happens to be in a slump is Matt Kenseth because … how many races did he win last year, including Kansas (seven)? He needs to get up on the wheel and make it happen because this is not normal for Matt Kenseth.”
LARRY MCREYNOLDS SAYS TALLADEGA WAS A BIG WIN FOR DENNY HAMLIN: “This win was important. He had a very dismal year last year and missed several races due to injury. He missed the Chase for the first time but returned from injury to win the season finale. Then at Speedweeks this year, he won two non-points races and nearly won the Daytona 500, but after that, the only thing they could hang their hat on was a sixth-place finish–at Bristol. Look at the places we always talk about Denny — Martinsville and Richmond — but the only time we talked about him there was when he was about to get lapped or spun out.”
HAMMOND SAYS BRAD KESELOWSKI AND MATT KENSETH COULD BE HEADED TOWARD A RIVALRY AFTER RICHMOND & TALLADEGA: “These guys definitely have a war of words going on right now. I’ll be interested to see how it plays out the rest of the year. Brad has one win and Matt doesn’t have a win, and these guys probably will ramp it up as we go through the summer. We might wind up having a good rivalry between these two guys.”
FOX NASCAR SATURDAY KANSAS PRE-RACE SHOW
- Network/When: FOX, Saturday, May 10 (7:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Chris Myers, Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds, Michael Waltrip, Jeff Hammond, Steve Byrnes, Matt Yocum and Krista Voda
- This Week: Mother’s Day spotlight on Krissie Newman, Ryan Newman’s wife, regarding the “woman behind the driver,” including her responsibilities outside motherhood
- Network/When: FOX Sports 2, Saturday, May 10 (6:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Chris Myers, Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds, Michael Waltrip, Jeff Hammond, Steve Byrnes, Krista Voda, Matt Yocum and Rutledge Wood
- This Week: “Home Again” encore feature follows Kansas native Clint Bowyer as he returns to his home state; rookie profile on Ryan Truex
- Guests: Live interview with Clint Bowyer
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RACING FROM KANSAS SPEEDWAY
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 & FOX Sports GO, Friday, May 9 (8:30 PM ET)
- Talent: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip, Bob Dillner, Ray Dunlap and Hermie Sadler
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Friday, May 9 (8:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Krista Voda, Bob Dillner, Ray Dunlap and Hermie Sadler
- This Week: After a month off since the last Truck Series race, FOX Sports 1 revisits the late-race dustup and best scanner sound from Martinsville; feature on Matt Crafton’s win at Martinsville; Kaitlyn Vincie’s sit-down interview with Brian Ickler; and news from the Charlotte Motor Speedway test
RAY DUNLAP CALLS THE YOUTH MOVEMENT THE BIGGEST STORYLINE IN THE TRUCK SERIES IN 2014: “Without a doubt, the youth movement is the biggest storyline for 2014. We have an interesting mix of youth, mid-level experience drivers and veterans. Drivers with mid-level experience in the field like Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Joey Coulter have won but aren’t exactly veterans. Then we have 10 or 12 very young kids in excellent equipment with a great shot at winning and showcasing their skills, such as Cole Custer, John Hunter Nemechek, Gray Gaulding, Ben Rhodes and so forth. It will be a lot of fun to watch them compete in the 10 or 12 races they’re eligible to enter.”
NASCAR RACE HUB
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Thursday, May 8 (4:00 PM ET); Monday, May 12 (5:00 PM ET), Tuesday, May 13 (5:00 PM ET); Wednesday, May 14 (5:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Co-hosts Steve Byrnes, Danielle Trotta and Adam Alexander; analysts Matt Clark, Bob Dillner, Jeff Hammond and Larry McReynolds
- This Week: Interview with Kasey Kahne, Kansas race preview, “Crunching the Numbers” at Kansas segment and “Let it Ride” odds segment with Todd Fuhrman on Thursday, May 8
- NOTE: NASCAR RACE HUB moves to its new time of 5:00 PM ET beginning Monday, May 12 (weekdays 5:00-6:00 PM ET)
UFC TONIGHT – UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BROWN VS. SILVA PREVIEW, BROWN & DANA WHITE INTERVIEWS
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, May 7 (8:00 PM ET – new time)
- Talent: Kenny Florian, Chael Sonnen, Karyn Bryant, Ariel Helwani
- This Week: On UFC TONIGHT, Florian and Sonnen break down UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BROWN VS SILVA. Plus, the two interview Matt Brown before his first headliner, and discuss the fight with UFC President Dana White. Helwani and Bryant add reports.
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER – TEAM PENN GOES FOR THIRD STRAIGHT VICTORY
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, May 7 (10:00 PM ET)
- Talent: BJ Penn, Frankie Edgar
- This Week: Having secured two wins in the first two matchups, Team Penn looks to continue the streak. Meanwhile, at the house, a rivalry develops between two light heavyweights. In the Octagon, it’s a middleweight battle as jiu jitsu brown belt Tim Williams of Team Penn takes on jiu jitsu purple belt Dhiego Lima of Team Edgar.
BROWN A DUAL THREAT TO WIN AT UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BROWN VS. SILVA, SAYS FLORIAN: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Cincinnati for UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: BROWN VS. SILVA live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes on Saturday, May 10 (10:00 PM ET), headlined by an exciting five-round welterweight matchup between No. 7-ranked Matt “The Immortal” Brown (20-11) versus No. 14-ranked Erick Silva (16-4, 1NC). Brown puts his six-fight win streak on the line against the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace, Silva, in a bout that UFC on FOX analyst Kenny Florian says features two dangerous finishers. “Matt Brown is both a finisher and has a grinding ability, which is tough for a lot of people to deal with because he can use either of them early or late in a fight to win. For Erick, he’s always been dangerous, and a lot of people consider him a future contender. This is an exciting matchup between two fighters who always deliver.”
UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW: BROWN VS. SILVA
- Network/When: FOX Sports 2, Friday, May 9 (6:30 PM ET)
- Talent: Karyn Bryant, Dominick Cruz, Michael Bisping, Heidi Androl
- This Week: The UFC WEIGH-IN SHOW features Bryant, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping in studio as the 24 fighters attempt to make weight. Androl interviews fighters during the show.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW: BROWN VS. SILVA PREVIEW
- Network/When: FOX Sports 2, Saturday, May 10 (7:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Jay Glazer, Dominick Cruz, Michael Bisping, Heidi Androl
- This Week: Host Jay Glazer and analysts Dominick Cruz and Michael Bisping preview the main card and prelim fights at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BROWN VS. SILVA.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS FEATURE FOUR EXCITING MATCHUPS
- Network/When: FOX Sports 2, Saturday, May 10 (8:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian, Jay Glazer, Dominick Cruz, Michael Bisping, Heidi Androl
- This Week: The UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS feature four exciting fights, kicking off with No. 4-ranked and former title challenger Eddie Wineland (21-9-1) facing the returning Johnny Eduardo (26-9) in a bantamweight bout. Yan Cabral (11-0) faces Zak Cummings (16-3) in a welterweight fight. Flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi (12-1) fights No. 15-ranked Darrell Montague (13-3), and Ed Herman (21-9, 1NC) battles Rafael Natal (17-5-1) in a middleweight bout.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BROWN VS. SILVA FEATURES WELTERWEIGHT BOUT WITH TITLE IMPLICATIONS
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1 / FOX Deportes, Saturday, May 10 (10:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Jon Anik, Kenny Florian, Jay Glazer, Dominick Cruz, Michael Bisping, Heidi Androl
- This Week: The three-hour main card is headlined by an exciting five-round welterweight matchup between No. 7-ranked Matt “The Immortal” Brown (20-11) versus No. 14-ranked Erick Silva (16-4, 1NC). Also on the main card, former Golden Gloves boxer and current No. 12-ranked contender Costas Philippou (12-4, 1NC) returns to action against flashy Lorenz Larkin (14-2, 1NC) in a clash of middleweight strikers. Erik Koch (14-3) faces Daron Cruickshank (14-4) in a lightweight bout. The Ultimate Fighter® Brazil season two standout William “Patolino” Macario (8-1), takes on Neil Magny (9-4) at welterweight. The 6’4” Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (20-3) faces South African MMA champion Ruan Potts (8-1) who is making his debut in a heavyweight bout. Kicking off the main card, 10th-ranked flyweight Chris Cariaso (16-5) squares off against undefeated Louis Smolka (7-0).
UFC FIGHTER’S CUT FEATURES UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMP ANTHONY PETTIS
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, May 11 (8:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Anthony Pettis
- This Week: Step inside the Octagon as Anthony “Showtime” Pettis relives his three exciting first-round finishes, including his thrilling submission of Benson Henderson to capture the Lightweight title.
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER: DILLASHAW’S DREAM, HOLDSWORTH TALKS, GRICE’S RECOVERY
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, May 11 (8:30 PM ET)
- Talent: Jon Anik
- This Week: Go inside TJ Dillashaw’s quest to solve UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and bring Team Alpha Male their first UFC belt. Then, Chris Holdsworth sits down with Jon Anik to discuss his journey from The Ultimate Fighter house to Team Alpha Male. Finally, everything in Matt Grice’s world changed when a horrific car accident left the veteran UFC fighter in a month-long coma. In the months to follow, Grice became the very personification of courage and resolve.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL
• Network/When: Sevilla vs. Benfica, FOX Sports 1, Wednesday, May 14 (2:00 PM ET)
• Talent: John Strong calls the final alongside analyst Brian McBride. Rob Stone hosts pre, halftime and postgame coverage live from the FOX Network in Los Angeles, with analysts McBride, Eric Wynalda, Warren Barton, and former FIFA and CONCACAF Match Commissioner Dr. Joe Machnik.
SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS CONTINUE ON FOX SPORTS 1 & 2 – FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 continue to present live coverage of several spring championships with the BIG EAST Softball Championship live from The Ballpark at Rosemont, located just outside Chicago, this weekend. On Friday, May 9, Creighton meets DePaul in the first semifinal (2:00 PM ET), followed by St. John’s vs. Georgetown (4:30 PM ET) for the right to meet in Saturday’s championship game (12:00 PM ET). Both semifinals are live on FOX Sports Go and delayed that evening on FOX Sports 2. The championship game airs live on FOX Sports 1.
The spring season wraps up on Sunday, May 25, with the BIG EAST (1:00 PM ET) and Big 12 (5:30 PM ET) baseball championship contests, both live on FOX Sports 1.
A full schedule of upcoming college spring sports championships on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 is below.
|Friday, May 9||Creighton vs. DePaul
(BIG EAST Softball Semifinals)
|2:00 PM||FOX Sports Go (LIVE); FOX Sports 2 (Delay, 7:30 PM ET)||Daron Sutton||Brooke Weisbrod|
|Friday, May 9||St. John’s vs. Georgetown
(BIG EAST Softball Semifinals)
|4:30 PM||FOX Sports Go (LIVE); FOX Sports 2 (Delay, 9:30 PM ET)||Daron Sutton||Brooke Weisbrod|
|Saturday, May 10||BIG EAST Softball Championship||12:00 PM||FOX Sports 1||Daron Sutton||Brooke Weisbrod|
|Sunday, May 25||BIG EAST Baseball Championship||1:00 PM||FOX Sports 1||Rich Ackerman||CJ Nitkowski|
|Sunday, May 25||Big 12 Baseball Championship||5:30 PM||FOX Sports 1||Dave Barnett||Pat Combs|
CREIGHTON & ST. JOHN’S BATTLE FOR BIG EAST BASEBALL LEAD ON FOX SPORTS 1
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, May 11 (1:00 PM ET)
- Talent: Play-by-play announcer Rich Ackerman and analyst CJ Nitkowski
- This Week: Creighton heads east to St. John’s for a three-game series that will break a tie for first place in the BIG EAST standings and go a long way in determining seeding in the upcoming conference championship. FOX Sports 1 has Sunday’s series finale with Rich Ackerman and CJ Nitkowski, a current FOX Sports 1 MLB analyst and former St. John’s pitcher, on the call.
FOX SPORTS 1 GETS REAL WITH THE PECOS LEAGUE – Far Removed from the glamorous life of Major League Baseball, Pecos League players are given a jersey, a hat and $50 a week to keep their big league dreams alive. FOX Sports 1 examines what it’s like to play in the lowest rung of professional baseball in its latest original series THE PECOS LEAGUE, debuting Tuesday, May 13 (9:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1. Click here to view the extended promo.
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1, weekdays (6:00 PM ET)
· Talent: Mike Hill and Molly McGrath
FOX SPORTS LIVE
· Network/When: FOX Sports 1, nightly (11:00 PM ET)
· Talent: Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole, Don Bell, Ryan Field, Gary Payton, Donny Marshall and Gabe Kapler
This Week on America’s Pregame & FOX Sports Live: Mike and Molly are joined by former MLB shortstop Royce Clayton and FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Bill Reiter. Charissa Thompson, Jay Glazer, Donovan McNabb, Joel Klatt, Mike Garafolo and Peter Schrager anchor nightly coverage for AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE, live the NFL Draft in New York City providing coverage for FOX Sports 1, FOXSports.com & FOX Sports Radio.
JOCKEY CLUB ON FOX SPORTS 1 RETURNS WITH HORSE RACING
- Network/When: FOX Sports 1, Sunday, May 11 (4:30 PM ET)
- On-Air Talent: Host Greg Wolf is joined by analyst Richard Migliore, analyst/handicappers Simon Bray and Andy Serling and reporter Maggie Wolfendale
· This Week: The Man o’ War Stakes has been held every year since 1959 and is named to honor the Thoroughbred many consider to be the best racehorse in the history of U.S. racing. Man o’ War won 20 of his 21 career starts and set three world records, two American records, two track records, and equaled another track standard. He won one race by an incredible 100 lengths and triumphed in another while carrying 138 pounds.