Sam Bradford and the 3-0 Minnesota Vikings host Eli Manning and the New York Giants on October 3 in the first Monday Night Football game in Minneapolis since 2010, and ESPN’s first NFL game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium. Sean McDonough will call the game at 8:15 p.m. with analyst and Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters. Giants-Vikings will also be available on ESPN Deportes and streamed live on WatchESPN for fans with video subscriptions from affiliated providers. ESPN’s MNF marketing ad for Giants-Vikings.
Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears host rookie Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN’s Monday Night Football on September 19 at 8:15 p.m. ET. Sean McDonough will call the game from Solider Field in Chicago with analyst and Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden, who met with Wentz during the seventh season of Gruden’s QB Camp. Lisa Salters and ESPN Deportes’ John Sutcliffe will report from the sidelines. Eagles-Bears will also be available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and streamed live on WatchESPN for fans with video subscriptions from affiliated providers.
ESPN’s new Sunday NFL Countdown crew makes its debut on September 11 at 11 a.m. ET. In his 32nd season quarterbacking ESPN’s signature NFL pregame show, Chris Berman hosts with a new slate of analysts – Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Charles Woodson and NFL analyst and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer. Additionally, Wendi Nix will host segments, NFL Insider Adam Schefter will have the latest league news and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry will share his insights on the day’s matchups. Feature reporters include Annie Apple, Frank Caliendo, Greg Garber, Jade McCarthy and Jim Trotter.
NBA’s Jabari Parker, WNBA’s Cappie Pondexter and USA Track & Field’s Kristi Castlin to Join An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility, and Violence Thursday on ESPN and ESPN Radio
A trio of high-profile athletes – Chicago native and Milwaukee Bucks player Jabari Parker, Chicago Sky guard Cappie Pondexter and USA Track and Field star Kristi Castlin, a bronze medalist at the Rio Olympics in the 100m hurdles — will participate in ESPN’s 90-minute An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility, and Violence – a discourse on athletes, guns, violence and law enforcement – on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Jemele Hill, the discussion will be taped earlier that day during a town hall at the South Side YMCA of Metro Chicago (2 – 4 p.m. CT). ESPN Radio will also carry the program from 9:30 – 11 p.m.
ESPN will present An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility, and Violence – a discourse on athletes, guns, violence and law enforcement – on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET. The 90-minute program will be taped earlier that day during a town hall in Chicago at the South Side YMCA from 2 – 4 p.m. ET (1 – 3 p.m. CT).
ESPN has reached an agreement with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the rights to the UEFA European Football Championship 2020™ and all UEFA national team matches between 2018 and 2022. ESPN will be the exclusive English-language home in the United States for UEFA EURO 2020, which will be played in stadiums across 13 European nations to mark the 60th anniversary of the competition.
Leading up to the 2016 MLS All-Star Game, this year’s Major League Soccer matches on ESPN and ESPN2 have delivered an average audience of 312,000 viewers (227,000 household impressions), an increase of 32 percent in viewers (235,000) and 44 percent in television homes (158,000) from the same period in 2015.
ESPN will televise the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game Presented by Audi on Thursday, July 28, live from Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. The game will feature a team of Major League Soccer All-Stars playing against English Premier League powerhouse Arsenal FC. ESPN’s match coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. The MLS All-Star Game will also be streamed on WatchESPN.
The Undefeated, ESPN’s new platform focusing on the intersection of sports, race and culture, has added three journalists to its staff. The new journalists – Domonique Foxworth, LZ Granderson and Mark W. Wright – bring a wide range of experiences as content providers to the platform which launched on May 17, 2016.
For the first time, SportsCenter on the Road will originate from the site of a Major League Soccer matchup on Saturday, July 23, at 2:30 p.m. ET, live from Providence Park in Portland, Ore. – site of that day’s special MLS Special Edition featuring defending MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 3:45 p.m.
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