CBS Sports, Turner Sports Announce More Round One, Round Two Tip-Off Times

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Tip-off times for the second round of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball Championship Tournament have been announced.

CBS Sports and Turner Sports have revealed the start times for their coverage of second round games in this year’s tournament.  They include the tip-off times for the last of the Round One games today.

Round One wraps today beginning at 12:15 p.m. ET on CBS as Michigan and Oklahoma State hit the hardwood live from Indianapolis.  Baylor and New Mexico State tip off at 12:45 p.m. ET on truTV live from Tulsa, while Arkansas and Seton Hall face off live from Greenville, SC.  TBS will carry coverage of Oregon and Iona at 2 p.m.

More games are scheduled for each network on the afternoon and evening slate. The networks’ evening Round One coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. as Kansas and UC Davis go toe-to-toe. Round One wraps with a concession game between UCLA and Kent State late tonight.

Round Two coverage begins Saturday at 12:10 on CBS as Notre Dame and West Virginia face off live from Buffalo.  Willanova and Wisconsin follow that game.  CBS will also carry the first of Round Two’s afternoon games as Gonzaga takes on Northwestern live from Salt Lake City.

Turner Sports’ Round Two coverage begins with coverage of Florida State and Xavier beginning at 6:10 p.m. live from Orlando on TNT.  Butler and Middle Tennessee State will play live from Milwaukee beginning at 7:10 p.m. on TBS.  The rest of the night’s games will be spread across CBS and Turner Sports’ networks.

 

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CBS Sports, Turner Sports Partner Again For 2017 March Madness Coverage

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CBS Sports and Turner Sports have announced their broadcast schedules for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball Championship tournament.

The networks will launch their coverage of the annual tournament with a live broadcast of Selection Sunday on CBS this Sunday, March 12.  The annual tournament kickoff show will air from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Greg Gumbel will anchor CBS’ Selection Sunday broadcast  He will be joined by analysts Clark Kellogg and Seth Davis for additional commentary live from CBS Studios in New York.  Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith will provide commentary from Turner Studios in Atlanta, Ga.

Following the broadcast, the networks will partner to carry full coverage of the tournament’s games, airing a total 67 games throughout the month.  Those games will be broadcast on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV.

Regional Final games will be split between TBS and CBS.  TBS will carry Regional Final games on March 25 while CBS will carry Regional Final games on March 26.  CBS will carry the Final Four semi-final matchups Saturday, April 1 and the National Championship on Monday, April 3.

Those that won’t be near a television during the games’ broadcasts won’t have to worry about missing out on all of the action. Every game will be simulcast live online via NCAA March Madness Live.

The full schedule for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball Championship tournament is available online now at http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2017-03-01/march-madness-dates-schedule-times-key-numbers-2017-ncaa.

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TNT Announces Special MLK, Jr. Day NBA Broadcast Schedule

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Courtesy: TNT/Turner Sports/NBA

TNT will present a special edition of its weekly double header NBA broadcast on Monday.

First up on Monday’s special double header broadcast is an interdivisional matchup in the Eastern Conference.  The Knicks (18 – 22) will play host to the Hawks (22 – 17) in Madison Square Garden. Broadcast is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET.

Atlanta currently sits atop the Eastern Conference’s Southeast Division while New York sits third in the Atlantic division, 8.5 games back from the division leading Raptors. The numbers favor Atlanta coming into Monday afternoon’s game between the conference Eastern Conference opponents.

Atlanta has gone 8 – 2 in its last 10 games and is 12 – 9 on the road so far this season versus its current 10 – 8 home record. New York has proven to be better at home so far this season with a 12 – 8 home record so far versus its current road record of 6 – 14.

However, the Knicks are 2 – 8 in their last 10 games, having won their most recent game. So even though New York is great and home and Atlanta is better on the road so far than at home, the team’s long-term records combine with those records to favor Atlanta.

The Denver Nuggets play host to the Orlando Magic at 5 p.m. in the second game on TNT’s Monday NBA on TNT double header schedule.  Each team currently sits fourth in its respective division, and going by the numbers, this game is either team’s game to win and lose.

The host Nuggets are currently 8 – 11 at home this season versus going 7 – 12 on the road so far.  Denver has also struggled lately, going 3 – 7 in its last 10 games. Orlando is only slightly better on the road than they are on the road, going 10 – 11 so far on the road and 7 – 13 at home.

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TNT Announces Thursday, Special Monday NBA Broadcast Schedules

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TNT will carry a special double header schedule NBA double header schedule Monday night.

Monday’s special broadcast schedule opens at 7 p.m. with a special hour-long edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader.  The special broadcast will come live from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA.  It will lead into the first of the games scheduled for the night as the Cavaliers and Warriors face off in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals.

The Inside The NBA broadcast team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal will be at the desk for Monday’s special edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader.  Hank Thomas – one of the original Freedom Riders – will be a special guest during the broadcast.

Marv Albert will have the call for the game.  He will be joined by analyst Chris Webber for additional commentary.  Reporter Kristen Ledlow will also be on hand for all of the latest in-game interviews and news.

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers round out the night’s NBA on TNT coverage.  Kevin Harlan will have the call for the game.  Coverage is scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m.  Harlan will be joined by analyst Reggie Miller for additional commentary.  Reporter David Aldridge will be on hand for all of the latest in-game interviews and news.

Before Monday’s matchup, TNT will present its regular NBA on TNT double header schedule on Thursday.  The New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls will lead the night’s schedule beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Marv Albert will have the call for the game.  He will be joined by analyst Brent Barry for additional commentary.  Reporter Kristen Ledlow will be on hand for all of the latest in-game interviews and news.

The Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors follow at 10:30 p.m. ET.  Kevin Harlan will anchor the broadcast.  He will be joined by analyst Kevin Mchale for additional commentary.  Reporter Lewis Johnson will be on hand for the latest in-game interviews and news.

As an additional bonus for audiences, Kevin Garnett’s Area 21 will feature a number of special guests throughout the evening.  This includes pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage.

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Bucks, Bulls Lead TNT’s NBA Broadcast Schedule Thursday Night

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TNT has announced its broadcast schedule for this week’s Thursday NBA double header slate.

Up first on the night is an Eastern Conference showdown between the Bucks and Bulls.  Thursday’s game is a big one for both teams.  Chicago currently sits second in the Central Division, 4.5 games back from the division-leading Cleveland Cavaliers.

Milwaukee on the other hand sits in the basement in the Central Division at 11 – 12 so far on the season, 6.5 games back from the Cavs.  Each team is 5 – 5 in its last 10 games, but Chicago is more primed for a win, having won its last two games.  The Bucks meanwhile have lost three straight.  So both teams will be playing hard Thursday night, one to get out of a slump and the other to extend its streak.

Brian Anderson and Reggie Miller will have the call for Thursday’s Eastern Conference, Central Division matchup between the Bucks and Bulls.  Special guest Chris Webber will also be on hand for additional commentary live from Area 21.

Next up on the night is a cross-conference matchup between the Knicks and Warriors.  Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. EST.  The Lakers have picked up the 2016 – ’17 season right where they left off last season.  The team is in the midst of a 7-game skid, 12 games back from the Western Conference, Pacific Division-leading Warriors.

New York meanwhile sits second in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division, three games back from the division-leading Toronto Raptors, who surprised everybody last season.  New York has won two straight and is looking to keep the numbers coming in the “W” column.

Marv Albert will have the call for the game.  He will be joined by analyst Kevin McHale for additional commentary.  Reporter Lewis Johnson will also be on hand for all of the latest in-game news and interviews.

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TNT Reveals 2016 – ’17 NBA Season Broadcast Schedule

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Courtesy: TNT/Turner Sports/NBA

Turner Network Television has announced its broadcast schedule for the 2016 –’17 NBA season.

The network’s broadcast schedule for the 2016 – ’17 season (its 33rd consecutive season of NBA action) will feature a total of 64 games beginning with a double header matchup on Tuesday, October 25th.  The Knicks and Cavaliers open the night at 8pm ET.  The Spurs and Warriors follow at 10:30pm ET.  The opening schedule marks the 21st consecutive season that TNT has opened its NBA broadcast schedule with a double header showcase. TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader opens the night at 7pm ET with a full one-hour pre-game broadcast.

TNT’s extended broadcast schedule for the 2016 – ’17 NBA season includes a new Monday night package that launches on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 16).  The package is part of TNT’s new long-term deal with the NBA that includes enhanced multimedia rights.  That debut Monday night double header will be led by a matchup between the Cavaliers and Warriors at 8pm.  The Clippers and Thunder follow at 10:30pm ET.  Other key Monday night matchup’s on TNT’s new schedule include the Warriors facing the Thunder on March 20th (at 8pm ET) and the Spurs hosting the Cavs on March 27th (also at 8pm ET).  TNT’s full 64-game NBA broadcast schedule is noted below.

TNT’s 2016-17 NBA Regular Season Schedule

(All Times Eastern)

 

Date Day Time (ET) Game
Oct. 25 Tuesday 8 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
    10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors
Oct. 27 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Nov. 3 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
    10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors
Nov. 10 Thursday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings
Nov. 17 Thursday 8 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
    10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz
Dec. 1 Thursday 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
    10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors
Dec. 8 Thursday 7 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors
    9:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls
Dec. 15 Thursday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks
    10:30 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors
Dec. 22 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers
    10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. L.A. Clippers
Dec. 29 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
    10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. L.A. Lakers
Jan. 5 Thursday 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets
    10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets
Jan. 12 Thursday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks
    10:30 p.m. Detroit Pistons vs. Golden State Warriors
Jan. 16 Monday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
    10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. L.A. Clippers
Jan. 19 Thursday 8 p.m. Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks
    10:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. L.A. Clippers
Jan. 23 Monday 8 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers
Jan. 26 Thursday 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers vs. Utah Jazz
Jan. 30 Monday 8 p.m. Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics
    10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns
Feb. 2 Thursday 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets
    10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Clippers
Feb. 6 Monday 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers vs. New York Knicks
    9:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Feb. 9 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
    10:30 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Feb. 13 Monday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers
    10:30 p.m. Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Feb. 16 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls
Feb. 23 Thursday 8 p.m. New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors
Feb. 27 Monday 7 p.m. Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks
    9:30 p.m. Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks
Mar. 2 Thursday 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls
    10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Mar. 6 Monday 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets
    10:30 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. L.A. Clippers
Mar. 9 Thursday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns
Mar. 13 Monday 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs
    10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets
Mar. 20 Monday 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
    10:30 p.m. New York Knicks vs. L.A. Clippers
Mar. 27 Monday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs
    10:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz
Mar. 30 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls
    10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Apr. 6 Thursday 8 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks
    10:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Apr. 10 Monday 8 p.m. Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons
    10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. L.A. Clippers

 

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Turner Sports Announces Extensive Coverage Schedule For 2016 PGA Championship

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Courtesy: Turner Sports/Time Warner

TNT launches its coverage of the 2016 PGA Championship this week.

Officials with Turner Sports announced today that TNT’s coverage of the 98th PGA Championship begins this Thursday, July 28th at 1pm ET. The four-day tournament runs from July 28th to 31st and will feature some of golf’s biggest names including: defending champion Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, and Phil Mickelson among so many others.

2016 marks the 26th consecutive year that Turner Sports has covered the PGA Championship and the 18th year that TNT has televised the tournament.  TNT will carry 18 hours of exclusive live action on July 28th an 29th from 1pm ET – 7pm ET.  The network will also carry coverage of the third and fourth rounds on Saturday and Sunday, July 30th and 31st from 11am ET – 2pm ET.  Ernie Johnson will anchor the broadcast alongside Brian Anderson, who will be calling his first-ever PGA Championship.  The pair will be joined by analysts Ian Baker-Finch and Billy Kratzert for additional commentary along with on-course analyst Mike Weir and Amanda Balionis, handling pre- and post-round interviews.

Along with its coverage on television, PGA.com, which is managed by Turner Sports, will offer expanded coverage of the event streaming live via PGA Championship LIVE.  That coverage is presented by Mercedes-Benz and Edward Jones.  PGA Championship LIVE will double its “Features Group” coverage this year, expanding that coverage to four featured groups each day.  That expanded coverage begins Thursday morning with defending PGA Championship winner Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy at 8:30am ET.  Coverage of Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, and Jamie Donaldson follows at 9:30am ET.  Coverage of the afternoon groups begins at 1:25pm ET with Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, and Bubba Watson.  Danny Willet, Dustin Johnson, and Henrik Stenson follow at 1:45pm ET.  Coverage of the afternoon groups will follow all 18 holes for the noted groups.  The PGA Championship LIVE video player will be available across a number of platforms including desktop, iOS, and Android tablets, smart phones, and the PGA Championship TV App designed specifically for Samsung Smart TVs.  Brian Anderson an Brian Katrek will anchor will co-anchor PGA.com’s coverage of the PGA Championship.  They will be joined by analysts Billy Kratzert and Michael Breed.  Course reporters Brian Katrek an Annabel Rolley will be on hand for additional commentary throughout the tournament.  Viewers can watch full simulcast coverage of the tournament on PGA.com by logging in with their user names and passwords provided by their TV service providers.

Along with its extensive coverage on television and via PGA.com Turner Sports’ coverage of the PGA Championship will also extend to the network’s social media outlets, too.  Fans can follow all of the action in a variety of ways through those outlets, too.  More information on the 2016 PGA Championship is available online now at:

 

 

 

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