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THE 25th ESPYS / 30 FOR 30

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THE 25th ESPYS / 30 FOR 30

The 25th ESPYS: Live on ABC on Wednesday, July 12
contact: jennifer.christie@espn.com
The 25th ESPYS, hosted by five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning, will air live on Wednesday, July 12, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The award show gathers top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances.

Pre-show coverage begins at 4 p.m. on ESPN. The four hours leading into The 25th ESPYS include:

  • 4-5 p.m.: SportsNation at The ESPYS from Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles with Michelle Beadle, Marcellus Wiley, LZ Granderson and Cassidy Hubbarth, plus special guest Victoria Arlen.
  • 5-6 p.m.: 2017 ESPYS Red Carpet Live from Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles with Jalen Rose, David Jacoby and Cassidy Hubbarth, plus special guests Mike Greenberg and Dustin Plunkett.
  • 6-7 p.m.: SC6 at The ESPYS from the red carpet with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill, plus special guest Chris Berman.
  • 7-8 p.m.: 2017 ESPYS Red Carpet Live from the red carpet with Hannah Storm, Jesse Palmer and Lindsay Czarniak

Additionally, a 60-minute, second-screen Red Carpet Live social experience will stream live to Twitter leading into The 25th ESPYS. Adam Schefter and Jay Williams will host from 6-7 p.m. as they help keep guests entertained and “cool” on the red carpet by playing games and offering them refreshments.

What to watch for:

  • Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Eunice Shriver (Tim Shriver accepting on her behalf), presented by Michelle Obama.
  • Jimmy V Perseverance Award to Jarrius Robertson, presented by John Cena.
  • Tillman Award for Courage to Israel Del Toro, presented by Jon Stewart.
  • Icon Award to Vin Scully, presented by Bryan Cranston.

The ESPYS support ESPN’s ongoing commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, launched by ESPN with the late Jim Valvano in 1993. More information including nominees, announcements and photos can be found in the ESPYS media kit.


30 for 30: “Mike and The Mad Dog” Premieres Thursday on ESPN
contact: jennifer.christie@espn.com
The latest ESPN Films documentary in its award-winning 30 for 30 series, “Mike and the Mad Dog,” will premiere Thursday, July 13, at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The film chronicles Mike Francesa and Chris Russo’s “Mike and the Mad Dog” radio show that ruled afternoon sports talk from the New York studios of WFAN 660 for nearly 20 years. Trailer: http://es.pn/2saIMnn

Though Francesa and Russo both brought Long Island accents and encyclopedic sports knowledge to the microphone, they were distinctly different personalities who often clashed on and off the air. This chemistry resulted in many memorable moments and when all was said and done, the duo had changed sports radio forever. In this 30 for 30 documentary, director Daniel H. Forer tells the story of Francesa and Russo’s success through in-depth interviews, archival tapes and a chorus of colleagues and fans in an effort to capture what made “Mike and the Mad Dog” so compelling.

Additional information, including film clips and director statements and bios, are available on the 30 for 30 website espn.com/30for30.


WIMBLEDON

Wimbledon Gentlemen’s QFs Wednesday: Murray-Querrey, Federer-Raonic, Djokovic-Berdych Headline the Action
contact: dave.nagle@espn.com; Claire.L.Duckworth@espn.com
ESPN continues its exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon on Wednesday, July 11, with the Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals and Cross Court Coverage – ESPN and ESPN2 all day starting at 8 a.m. ET. The four matches include three of the ATP’s “Big Four” – Andy Murray (facing American Sam Querrey), Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.  All the action, plus all the televised courts – are available on ESPN3 and streaming live on the ESPN App.

The matchups:

  • Top seed, defending champion and local hero Andy Murray plays No. 24 Sam Querrey of the U.S. who is in the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.
  • 3 Roger Federer, owner of seven Wimbledon titles and 18 Major trophies, vs. No. 6 Milos Raonic, who reached the Wimbledon final a year ago.  Federer will be seeking revenge for last year’s thrilling semifinal loss to the Canadian.
  • 2 Novak Djokovic, three times the champion at the All England Club, meets No. 11 Tomas Berdych, who reached the Wimbledon final in 2010.
  • 2014 US Open winner No. 7 Marin Cilic faces No. 16 Gilles Muller, the big-serving lefty who out-lasted Rafael Nadal 15-13 in the fifth set of Monday’s Fourth Round match.

Among the eight players:

  • Five are in their 30s with Querrey 29, Cilic 28 and Raonic 26.
  • Five are 6’4” or taller with Murray 6’3”, Djokovic at 6’2” and Federer the shortest, listed as 6’1”.

Action from London will peak with this weekend’s five championships:  the Ladies’ Championship and the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Doubles Championships on ESPN on Saturday, July 15; and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 16, followed by the Mixed Doubles Championship.

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)  
Wed, July 12 –
Sun, July 16
6:30 a.m. All TV Courts, all day;
The Wimbledon Channel (from AELTC)
ESPN3 Live
   
Wed, July 12 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals,
No.1 Court
ESPN2 Live
Thu, July 13 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Semifinals ESPN
ESPN Deportes
Live
Fri, July 14 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gentlemen’s Semifinals ESPN
ESPN Deportes
Live
Sat, July 15 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ladies’ Championship
Gentlemen’s Doubles Championship
Ladies’ Doubles Championship
ESPN
ESPN Deportes
Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ABC Tape
Sun, July 16 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship
Mixed Doubles Championship
ESPN
ESPN Deportes
Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ABC Tape

 


X GAMES

X Games Minneapolis 2017: 18.5 Live Hours on ESPN and ABC
contact: olivia.wilson@espn.com
X Games Minneapolis 2017 will receive extensive coverage across multiple ESPN television and digital platforms July 13-16, as the world’s best action sports athletes make their debut at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, to compete for X Games gold and prize money. ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 18.5 hours of live X Games Minneapolis 2017, which will also be accessible via the ESPN App to viewers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

For the first time ever, ESPN’s X Games, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics, will bring selected live events to fans in immersive virtual reality at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis, July 13-16.Three X Games disciplines – Skateboard Vert, BMX Street and Skateboard Street Amateurs – will be streamed live exclusively to 45 countries on Samsung’s Gear VR platforms and the Samsung VR app.

Additional coverage of sports and music will be carried on the ESPN App as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app, and X Games pages across YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. By enhancing and adding dimension to the X Games viewing experience through digital and social offerings, fans will have the opportunity to watch all the action, get an inside look at the event and establish a two-way conversation with X Games, athletes and other viewers.


MLB/NBA/NFL

Home Run Derby Champion Aaron Judge and New York Yankees Visit Boston Red Sox on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball; ESPN Radio Broadcasts 2017 MLB All-Star Game Tonight
contacts: ben.cafardo@espn.com; michael.skarka@espn.com
ESPN’s exclusive, full-national Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell schedule resumes this weekend with Home Run Derby champion Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees facing the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox and Mookie Betts at Fenway Park. Karl Ravech will call the game with analysts Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone and reporter Buster Olney at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet (7 p.m., ESPN) will be at Fenway with Adnan Virk, Eduardo Pérez and Tim Kurkjian leading into the game.

ESPN Radio will also broadcast Sunday Night Baseball, as well as the Yankees-Red Sox game on Saturday, July 15, at 3 p.m.

Tonight, ESPN Radio will broadcast the 2017 MLB All-Star Game from Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. with coverage starting at 7 p.m. Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton will describe the action with Olney and Kurkjian reporting. Additionally, ESPN Deportes Radio will serve as the Spanish-language radio home of the MLB All-Star Game. Baseball Tonight presented by T-Mobile with Ravech, David Ross, Mark Teixeira and Kurkjian will be live from Miami at 7 p.m. on ESPN prior to the ESPN Radio broadcast of the MLB All-Star Game.

On July 17, ESPN’s Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA features the Toronto Blue Jays and José Bautista against the Red Sox at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Ravech, Pérez and Kurkjian will have the call. The telecast will be subject to blackout restrictions in the Boston market.

MLB Intentional Talk, with Chris Rose and 2004 World Series Champion Kevin Millar, will air on Tuesday this week from Marlins Park at 5 p.m. on ESPN2. On Wednesday, Millar will showcase the first half of the MLB season at 4 p.m. on ESPN2 during MLB Intentional Talk: Best of Kevin’s Highlights. MLB Intentional Talk will also air on Friday, July 14, and Monday, July 17, at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.

Date Time (ET) Telecast Network(s)
Tue, Jul 11 5 p.m. MLB Intentional Talk
Chris Rose, Kevin Millar
ESPN2
7 p.m. Baseball Tonight presented by T-Mobile
Karl Ravech, David Ross, Mark Teixeira, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN
MLB All-Star Game
Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton, Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes Radio
Wed, Jul 12 4 p.m. MLB Intentional Talk: Best of Kevin’s Highlights
Chris Rose, Kevin Millar
ESPN2
Fri, Jul 14 4 p.m. MLB Intentional Talk
Chris Rose, Kevin Millar
ESPN2
Sat, Jul 15 3 p.m. New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
TBD
ESPN Radio
Sun, Jul 16 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet
Adnan Virk, Eduardo Pérez, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN
  8 p.m. New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox presented by Taco Bell
Karl Ravech, Jessica Mendoza, Aaron Boone, Buster Olney
ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio
Mon, Jul 17 4 p.m. MLB Intentional Talk
Chris Rose, Kevin Millar
ESPN2
  7 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox presented by USAA
Karl Ravech, Eduardo Pérez, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN, ESPN Deportes

 


The Jump: Summer League Special Tonight on ESPN2;
ESPN Will Televise the NBA Summer League Championship Game July 17
contact: ben.cafardo@espn.com; gianina.thompson@espn.com
ESPN is carrying all 67 Samsung NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and the ESPN App, culminating with the Summer League Championship Game on Monday, July 17, at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. Mark Jones and analyst Jeff Van Gundy will call the Championship.

Quarterfinal games will air across ESPN2 and ESPNU on Saturday, July 15, beginning at 4 p.m. Marc Kestecher and analyst Fran Fraschilla will call the 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. games on ESPN2, while Jones, Van Gundy and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth will call the 8 p.m. (ESPN2) and 10 p.m. (ESPNU) games.

Games tonight include: San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers (4p. m., ESPN3), Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies (4:30 p.m., ESPNU), Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards (6 p.m., ESPN3), Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (6:30 p.m., ESPN2), Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks (8 pm., ESPN3) and Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8:30 p.m., ESPN2).

Following the Warriors vs. Timberwolves game, The Jump: Summer League Special will air at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN2 with host Rachel Nichols and insiders Amin Elhassan and Zach Lowe. The Jump will be off on Wednesday.

First round and second round games will be determined later this week.

Date Time (ET) Telecast Network(s)
Tue, July 11 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan, Zach Lowe
ESPN2
  4 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Mark Jones, Seth Greenberg
ESPNU
  6 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
Alvaro Martin, Mark Jackson
ESPN2
  8 p.m. Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Alvaro Martin, Mark Jackson
ESPN2
  10:30 p.m. The Jump Summer League Special
Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan, Zach Lowe
ESPN
Wed, July 12 4 p.m. First Round TBD
  4:30 p.m. First Round TBD
  6 p.m. First Round TBD
  6:30 p.m. First Round TBD
  8 p.m. First Round TBD
  8:30 p.m. First Round TBD
  10 p.m. First Round TBD
  10:30 p.m. First Round TBD
Thu, July 13 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan, Marc Spears
ESPN
  4:30 p.m. Second Round TBD
  6 p.m. Second Round TBD
  6:30 p.m. Second Round TBD
  8 p.m. Second Round TBD
  8:30 p.m. Second Round TBD
  10 p.m. Second Round TBD
  10:30 p.m. Second Round TBD
Fri, July 14 3 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan, Ohm Youngmusik
ESPN
  4 p.m. Consolation TBD
  4:30 p.m. Consolation TBD
  6 p.m. Consolation TBD
  6:30 p.m. Consolation TBD
  8 p.m. Consolation TBD
  8:30 p.m. Consolation TBD
  10 p.m. Consolation TBD
  10:30 p.m. Consolation TBD
Sat, July 15 4 p.m. Quarterfinals
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN2
  6 p.m. Quarterfinals
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
ESPN2
  8 p.m. Quarterfinals
Mark Jones, Jeff Van Gundy, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPN2
  10 p.m. Quarterfinals
Mark Jones, Jeff Van Gundy, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPNU
Sun, July 16 6 p.m. Semifinals
Mark Jones, Jeff Van Gundy, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPN2
  8 p.m. Semifinals
Mark Jones, Jeff Van Gundy, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPN2
Mon, July 17 10 p.m. Championship Game
Mark Jones, Jeff Van Gundy, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPN

 


Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians Visits ESPN on Thursday
contact: bill.hofheimer@espn.com
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is scheduled to visit ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., campus on Thursday, July 13, to discuss the upcoming NFL season and his new book, “The Quarterback Whisperer”. Arians, a two-time NFL Coach of the Year, will appear on multiple programs throughout the day including Mike and Mike, NFL Live, editions of SportsCenter, and more.


OTHER SPORTS

Soccer: LA Galaxy vs. Manchester United, as Romelu Lukaku Makes His ManU debut; UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 and more
contacts: mac.nwulu@espn.com; santa.brito@espn.com; tara.c.chozet@espn.com
Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy host Manchester United at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., on Saturday, July 15, at 10 p.m. ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and streamed live on the ESPN App). Manchester United’s first match since acquiring former Everton FC and Belgium National Team striker Romelu Lukaku will kick off a series of international club friendly matches across ESPN networks through Sunday, July 30. Adrian Healey, analyst Taylor Twellman and sideline reporter Julie Stewart-Binks will provide English-language commentary for the Galaxy-Manchester United match.

ESPN FC’s Alexis Nunes conducted an exclusive interview this week with Lukaku about his move to Manchester United.

ESPN’s presentation of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 kicks off Sunday, July 16, with two matches – host country Netherlands facing off against Norway at noon, followed immediately by Denmark vs. Belgium. Both matches will be carried on ESPN3 and streamed live on the ESPN App.  EURO 2017 Schedule.

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Tue, Jul 11 8:20 p.m. Pumas UNAM vs. Puebla FC (Socio MX Tour) ESPN Deportes
Wed, Jul 12 8 p.m. Jacksonville Armada vs. Puerto Rico FC (NASL) ESPN3
Fri, Jul 14 9 p.m. San Antonio FC vs. OKC Energy FC (USL) ESPN3
Sat, Jul 15 6:30 p.m. Indy Eleven vs. Jacksonville Armada (NASL) ESPN3
  9 p.m. FC Edmonton vs. New York Cosmos (NASL) ESPN3
  10 p.m. LA Galaxy vs. Manchester United (Club Friendly) ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Jul 16 12 p.m. Netherlands vs. Norway (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Denmark vs. Belgium (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3

 


The Basketball Tournament South and Northeast Regionals on ESPN3 and the ESPN App
contact: bill.hofheimer@espn.com
ESPN coverage of The Basketball Tournament (TBT) continues this weekend. Now in its fourth year, the 64-team, single-elimination 5-on-5 tournament features top professional, college alumni, and international basketball players competing for a winner-take-all $2 million prize. The West (at Desert Oasis in Las Vegas) and Midwest (at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.) regional events are Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16, with all games streaming live on ESPN3 and the ESPN app. ESPN commentators include play-by-play voices Lee Hall and Brian Bedo with analyst Rich Zvosic at Bradley, and Eric Duick and analyst Mike Brown in Las Vegas. Last weekend, Syracuse and VCU alumni teams were among the eight teams that advanced to the TBT Super 16. The semifinals and championship will be contested in Baltimore on August 1-3. In all, ESPN will carry up to 150 live hours of TBT action across its networks, with 30 live hours on ESPN or ESPN2. TBT bracket/schedule.

 

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