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British Open 2014 TV coverage on ESPN includes all four rounds live from Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) in northwest England July 17-20. Golf’s third major of the year, the Open Championship — still the “British Open” to some of us in the Colonies — tees off July 17 at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) in northwest England. Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy are the top contenders to capture the Claret Jug. Phil Mickelson had the round of his life at the 2013 Open, making birdie on four of his final six holes to win his fifth career … Continue reading
Multifaceted performer Drake hosts the 2014 ESPYS, the annual celebration that brings athletes and celebrities together to honor the year’s best in sports. ESPN televises the awards show from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 16, beginning at 9pm ET. Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, receives the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Stuart Scott will be honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award. U.S. Paralympic gold medal sled hockey player and Purple Heart recipient Josh Sweeney is the first to be honored with the new Pat Tillman Award for … Continue reading
MLB All-Star Game 2014 TV coverage on FOX begins Tuesday, July 15, at 7:30pm ET from Target Field in Minneapolis. The best of the American League take on the best of the National League as voted by fans in the Midsummer Classic. Calling the game is play-by-play announcer Joe Buck along with analysts Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci. Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews are field reporters, and Kevin Burkhardt anchors pregame coverage with analysts Frank Thomas and Gabe Kapler. Expect the New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter to get the spotlight as he’ll be playing in his final All-Star Game, as … Continue reading
Monday was NBCUniversal cable day at the Television Critics Association 2014 Summer Press Tour, with panels for shows from USA Network, Syfy, Bravo, Oxygen, Esquire Network and more. Kicking off the day was USA Network’s DaVinci Code-like new limited series DIG, starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche. Described as a murder mystery set in the realm of biblical prophecies, DIG is in production in Jerusalem. Recent violence in the Holy Land may impact production of both DIG and FX’s Tyrant, but producers were still trying to assess the situation. We talked with Isaacs, who reveled in the opportunity to film … Continue reading
MLB Home Run Derby 2014 TV coverage on ESPN begins Monday, July 14, at 8pm ET from Target Field in Minneapolis as part of the 2014 MLB All-Star break festivities. ESPN airs the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby Monday, July 14, beginning at 8pm ET from Target Field in Minneapolis. Chris “Back Back Back Back, etc.” Berman will host the telecast with analyst John Kruk. Buster Olney and Pedro Gomez provide reports and interviews with participants. The Derby has a new format this year that should speed up the pace (thankfully!) and keep the participants fresh for the finals. There … Continue reading
The broadcast portion of the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour began Sunday with NBC presenting talent and executives from its new fall shows. Among the highlights of the sessions: In the NBC executive session, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment President Jenniger Salke and NBC President of Alternative and Late Night Programming Paul Telegdy announced that Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC’s Peter Pan live event in December. We danced with joy. NBC will import Red Nose Day from the UK, and do a programming event in May 2015 to raise funds for charity. And … Continue reading
The FIFA World Cup tournament began a month ago with 32 of the world’s best national soccer teams, and that field has been narrowed down to the final two teams who will face off in the championship match in Rio de Janeiro. Germany takes on Argentina in the final on Sunday, July 13, with game time set for 3pm ET on ABC (English) and Univision/Univision Deportes (Spanish). On Saturday, July 12, at 4pm ET on ESPN/Univision, Brazil will play the Netherlands in the tournament’s consolation third-place match. Brazil would like a strong showing in this match in front of the … Continue reading
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Wimbledon finals 2014 TV coverage on ESPN includes the ladies’ final between Eugenie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova live on Saturday and the gentlemen’s final live on Sunday. Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runner-up Simona Halep to advance to the Wimbledon final against Petra Kvitova, who won the ladies’ singles title at the All England Club in 2011. Bouchard, playing in her first Grand Slam final, will try to claim her first major victory after losing in the semifinals at this year’s Australian and French Opens. ESPN will air the ladies’ singles final live on Saturday, July 5, at 9am ET. … Continue reading
The 101st Tour de France, the world’s most prestigious cycling race, airs on NBC Sports Network and NBC beginning Saturday, July 5, starting with Stage 1 at 6am ET. NBC and NBCSN combine to televise all 21 stages through the race’s conclusion on Sunday, July 27. NBC Sports Network also airs Tour Primetime each night with highlights of the day’s best action. This year’s Tour de France features nine new stage cities and stages in England for the first time since 2007, including the Grand Depart in Leeds. In all the course covers 3,664 kilometers (2,277 miles) through England, France, … Continue reading