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ThisWeek-January 10, 2017


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Postseason NFL Countdown on Saturday, Sunday for NFL Divisional Playoffs
Berman Interview with Bill Belichick

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ESPN will surround the 2016 NFL Divisional Playoffs weekend with two Postseason NFL Countdown editions previewing the games on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET and Sunday at 11 a.m. Chris Berman hosts with analysts Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Charles Woodson; plus, co-host Wendi Nix and NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Saturday’s Countdown will feature two pieces by Berman – a one-on-one conversation with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and Berman’s exploration of the unique and winning culture head coach Pete Carroll has fostered in Seattle with the Seahawks. On Sunday, ahead of the matchup between quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers (Packers) and Dak Prescott (Cowboys), the two-hour program will examine the feelings of the player who has his locker situated next to Dallas’ star quarterback who generally attracts the media scrum once the locker room is open to the media. The weekend’s NFL programming:

Date Time (ET) Show Networks
Sat, Jan 14 5 & 5:30 a.m. NFL Matchup ESPN and WatchESPN

(re-air, ESPN2 at 9:30 a.m.)

10 a.m. Postseason NFL Countdown ESPN and WatchESPN
12 a.m. NFL PrimeTime ESPN and WatchESPN
Sun, Jan 15 10 a.m. NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition ESPN and WatchESPN
11 a.m. Postseason NFL Countdown ESPN and WatchESPN
8 p.m.* NFL PrimeTime ESPN and WatchESPN

*Time is approximate.

ESPN Audio: “Adam Schefter’s Know Them from Adam” Podcast Launches Today
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ESPN Audio launches a new weekly podcast today with NFL Insider Adam Schefter. His new “Adam Schefter’s Know Them from Adam” podcast is an interview series featuring long-form conversations with individuals who have a connection to pro football. Discussions touch upon football topics and go much deeper, exploring life lessons, philosophies, what motivates the interview subjects, and more. Schefter’s first guest is Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, (Listen) and upcoming interviews are expected to include recently retired Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. and Schefter’s longtime ESPN NFL partner Chris Mortensen. The podcast is available now to subscribe and listen in the ESPN App, the ESPN PodCenter and via the Apple iTunes store.

NBA on ESPN Continues This Week; WNBA Champion Candace Parker on Tuesday’s The Jump; DJ Khaled on Wednesday’s NBA Countdown
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The NBA on ESPN continues with a doubleheader on ESPN Wednesday, Jan. 11, starting with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook hosting the Memphis Grizzlies and Mike Conley at 8 p.m. ET. Mike Breen and analyst Doug Collins will provide commentary. Later that night, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James will visit the Portland Trail Blazers and C.J. McCollum at 10:30 p.m. Mark Jones, Hall of Famer and analyst Hubie Brown will call the action with reporter J.A. Adande.

ESPN will have another doubleheader on Friday, Jan. 13 beginning with the Boston Celtics and Isaiah Thomas visiting the Atlanta Hawks and Kent Bazemore at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Breen and analyst Jeff Van Gundy will call the action. At 10:30 p.m., the Detroit Pistons and Andre Drummond will visit the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward on ESPN with Dave Pasch and analyst Doris Burke on the call.

On Sunday, Jan. 15, the Chicago Bulls and Jimmy Butler will visit the Grizzlies at 9 p.m. on ESPN with Jones, Collins and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth providing commentary.

NBA Countdown charged by Mountain Dew will precede both doubleheaders for an hour-long episode at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Host Michelle Beadle will be joined by analysts Jalen Rose and Chauncey Billups. ESPN analyst Tracy McGrady will join the show on Wednesday as well as special guest DJ Khaled.

The Jump— ESPN’s daily NBA studio show hosted by Rachel Nichols— airs weekdays at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2 with various NBA analysts/insiders. WNBA champion Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks will be on set for Tuesday’s show.

On ESPN Radio, Marc Kestecher and analyst Jon Barry will call the Bulls-Knicks game (Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.) and Cavaliers-Warriors game (Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.).

Date Time (ET) Telecast/Commentators Network(s)
Tues, Jan. 10 3:30 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Byron Scott, Ramona Shelburne, Candace Parker
Wed, Jan. 11 3:30 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Chauncey Billups, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  7 p.m. NBA Countdown charged by Mountain Dew
Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose, Chauncey Billups, Tracy McGrady, DJ Khaled
  8 p.m. NBA Wednesday presented by State Farm
Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder
Mike Breen, Doug Collins
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
  10:30 p.m. NBA Wednesday presented by State Farm
Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trailblazers
Mark Jones, Hubie Brown, J.A. Adande
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Thu, Jan. 12 3:30 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Israel Gutierrez
  7 p.m. Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks
Radio: Marc Kestecher, Jon Barry
ESPN Radio
Fri, Jan. 13 3:30 p.m. The Jump
Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady, Israel Gutierrez
7 p.m. NBA Countdown charged by Mountain Dew
Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose, Chauncey Billups, Zach Lowe
8 p.m. NBA Friday presented by State Farm
Boston Celtic at Atlanta Hawks
Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy
10:30 p.m. NBA Friday presented by State Farm
Detroit Pistons at Utah Jazz
Dave Pasch, Doris Burke
Sun, Jan. 15 9 p.m. NBA Sunday Presented by State Farm
Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies
Mark Jones, Doug Collins, Cassidy Hubbarth
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Mon, Jan. 16 7 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
Radio: Marc Kestecher, Jon Barry
ESPN Radio

ESPN.com: MLB Insider Buster Olney’s Top 10 Series; 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Discussions
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This week, ESPN.com MLB Insider Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) continues his series ranking top players by position and team units. The top 10 series continues with the final position rankings including center fielders, right fielders and catchers. Beginning on Thursday, Olney ranks the top rotations, bullpens, lineups and defenses by team.

Top 10 Schedule – Week of Jan. 9

Monday: Center Fielders

Tuesday: Right Fielders

Wednesday: Catchers

Thursday: Rotations

Friday: Bullpens

Saturday: Lineups

Sunday: Defenses

With the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame class announcement next week, ESPN.com MLB writers discuss the potential for certain players to be included and their chances in the coming years.

Hall of Fame Highlights



  • Bradford Doolittle (@bbdoolittle) breaks down the Hall of Fame decision when it comes to Vladimir Guerrero, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina.


  • Doolittle examines players whose Hall of Fame case may be impacted by postseason performance.


  • Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) breaks down the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot

In addition, ESPN.com MLB writers continue offseason conversations around player and team development and what comes next for teams in the 2017 season.

Additional Highlights



  • Doug Padilla (@DougPadilla) analyses if the Los Angeles Dodgers will be able to stay healthy throughout the season.
  • Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) highlights the possible high and low points for the St. Louis Cardinals’ offense this season.


  • com features a mini movie on performance enhancing drugs.
  • Sam Miller (@SamMillerBB) examines Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s center fielder Mike Trout’s ability to hit into open space on the field.


  • Miller follows Dodgers’ pitcher Rich Hill’s unique career path.
  • Rogers discusses what Maddon’s follow up phrase will be after the success of ‘Embrace the Target’ in 2016.


  • Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) predicts the impact that David Ortiz’s retirement will have on the Boston Red Sox offense.

Men’s College Basketball: Sonic Blockbuster Matchup—No.  7 Duke at No. 14 Louisville 
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Four top-25 games dominate the Saturday, Jan. 14, men’s college basketball schedule, tipping off with the Sonic Blockbuster matchup of No. 7 Duke at No. 14 Louisville (ESPN) at noon ET. Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor will be on the call.

Also on the schedule, No. 9 Florida State at North Carolina (ESPN) at 2 p.m., new No. 1 Baylor at No. 25 Kansas State (ESPNU) at 4:30 p.m. and No. 21 Saint Mary’s at No. 5 Gonzaga (ESPN2) at 10 p.m. In addition, No. 2 Kansas, No. 6 Kentucky, No. 10 West Virginia, No. 23 Florida and No. 24 Minnesota are also in action.

The Big Monday presented by eBay doubleheader will again showcase the ACC and Big 12 on ESPN through the remainder of the regular season. In addition, ESPNU will present a regular schedule of Monday night games, primarily involving the Big 12, MEAC or SWAC.

  • Syracuse will travel to No. 11 North Carolina to open the Big Monday schedule at 7 p.m., followed by No. 2 Kansas at Iowa State

The Super Tuesday presented by CenturyLink series will highlight an ESPN Big Ten and SEC doubleheader, as well as a weekly ESPN2 prime-time matchup featuring the Big 12, plus the ACC and SEC on ESPNU with select Mountain West games.

  • ESPN showcases two ranked teams – No. 6 Kentucky travels to Mississippi State at 7 p.m., followed by No. 18 Wisconsin hosting Michigan
  • Also in action, No. 1 Baylor facing Texas at 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Schedule highlights:

  • Five games on Thursday, Jan. 12, include a ranked team: at 7 p.m. – No. 20 Notre Dame at Miami (ESPN), No. 18 Wisconsin hosting Ohio State (ESPN2); at 9 p.m. – No. 22 Cincinnati hosting SMU (ESPN) and No. 16 Arizona vs. Arizona State (ESPN2) and at 11 p.m. No. 21 Saint Mary’s at Portland (ESPNU)
  • The ranked teams on this week’s schedule: No. 1 Baylor, No. 2 Kansas, No. 5 Gonzaga, No. 6 Kentucky, No. 7 Duke, No. 9 Florida State, No. 10 West Virginia, No. 11 North Carolina. No. 14 Louisville, No. 16 Arizona, No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 20 Notre Dame, No. 21 Saint Mary’s, No. 22 Cincinnati, No. 23 Florida, No. 24 Minnesota and No. 25 Kansas State and USC
  • ESPN Buzzer Beater network will offer live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college basketball games on Saturday from 1-9 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8-11 p.m.

Weekly Schedule (Wednesday-Tuesday); Full Season Schedule

Weekly Men’s College Basketball Key Matchup (subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
 Wed, Jan 11 8 p.m. No. 11 North Carolina at Wake Forest
Karl Ravech, LaPhonso Ellis
Thu, Jan 12 7 p.m. No. 20 Notre Dame at Miami
Karl Ravech, Dick Vitale
  Ohio State at No. 18 Wisconsin
Jason Benetti, Jim Calhoun
  9 p.m. SMU at No. 22 Cincinnati
Adam Amin, Len Elmore
  Arizona State at No. 16 Arizona
Dave Pasch, Bill Walton
   11 p.m. No. 21 Saint Mary’s at Portland
Brendan Fitzgerald, Sean Harrington
Sat, Jan 14 Noon Sonic Blockbuster: No. 7 Duke at No. 14 Louisville
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Maria Taylor

ESPN3 Surround

  Georgia at No. 23 Florida
Beth Mowins, Dalen Cuff
  No. 24 Minnesota at Penn State
Clay Matvick, Sean Harrington
  2 p.m. No. 9 Florida State at No. 11 North Carolina
Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale, Allison Williams
  Oklahoma State at No. 2 Kansas
Bob Wischusen, Fran Fraschilla
  4 p.m. Auburn at No. 6 Kentucky
Tom Hart, Kara Lawson, Kaylee Hartung
  No. 10 West Virginia at Texas
Rich Hollenberg, Miles Simon
  4:30 p.m. No. 1 Baylor at No. 25 Kansas State
Mark Neely, Mark Plansky
  10 p.m.
No. 21 Saint Mary’s at No. 5 Gonzaga
Dave Pasch, Bill Walton
 Sun, Jan 15 8:30 p.m. No. 25 USC at Colorado
Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams
Mon, Jan 16 Big Monday Presented by eBay (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU & ESPNEWS)
  7 p.m. Syracuse at No. 11 North Carolina
Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Allison Williams
  North Carolina Central at Hampton
Kevin Brown, Stan Lewter
  9 p.m. No. 2 Kansas at Iowa State
Bob Wischusen, Fran Fraschilla, Holly Rowe
  Jackson State at Texas Southern
Tyler Denning, Jerod Ward
Tue, Jan 17 Super Tuesday Presented by CenturyLink (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU & ESPNEWS)
   7 p.m. No. 6 Kentucky at Mississippi State
Brent Musburger, Sean Farnham, Kaylee Hartung
  Texas at No. 1 Baylor
Jon Sciambi, Miles Simon
  Pittsburgh at NC State
Rich Hollenberg, Dino Gaudio
  USF at Central Florida
Roy Philpott, Mark Wise
  9 p.m. Michigan at No. 18 Wisconsin
Dave Flemming, Dan Dakich, Molly McGrath
  Vanderbilt at Georgia
Mike Couzens, Brooke Weisbrod
  11 p.m. New Mexico at Boise State
Steve Quis, Adrian Branch

Women’s College Basketball: Big Monday Tips Off January 16
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This week’s slate features several top-ranked conference matchups, highlighted by No. 14 Miami (Fla.) facing No. 9 Louisville on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Beth Mowins and Deb Antonelli will be on the call.

Sunday’s lineup on ESPNU includes a matchup between No. 2 Baylor and Kansas at 2 p.m.

Big Monday presented by eBay tips off on Monday, Jan. 16, with No. 6 Notre Dame playing against Tennessee. SEC Network will televise Ole Miss facing No. 4 Mississippi State. Both games are part of We Back Pat, tipping off at 7 p.m.

Other ranked teams on this week’s slate include No. 5 South Carolina, No. 7 Florida State, No. 11 Ohio State, No. 12 Duke, No. 15 Virginia Tech and No. 23 NC State.

espnW will provide week-long coverage as top-ranked UConn’s winning streak continues. Follow @espnW and @ESPN_WomenHoop as Graham Hays, Sean Hurd and Mechelle Voepel cover the Huskies’ historic run.

Weekly Women’s Basketball Schedule (Subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators Network
Wed, Jan 11 6 p.m. Catawba at Wingate ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 15 Virginia Tech at No. 14 Miami (Fla.) ACC Network Extra
  Eastern Michigan at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
  Ball State at Central Michigan ESPN3
  Toledo at Buffalo ESPN3
  Albany at New Hampshire ESPN3
  Hartford at UMBC ESPN3
  Maine at UMass Lowell ESPN3
  Bowling Green at Western Michigan ESPN3
  Taylor at Indiana Wesleyan ESPN3
  Ohio at Akron ESPN3
  8 p.m. UCF at Houston ESPN3
  Detroit Mercy at Green Bay ESPN3
  Oakland at Milwaukee ESPN3
Thu, Jan 12 4 p.m. Georgia Tech at Boston College ACC Network Extra
  5 p.m. Monmouth at Siena ESPN3
  5:15 p.m. UIC at Youngstown State ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Valparaiso at Cleveland State ESPN3
  7 p.m. Georgia at No. 5 South Carolina
Sam Gore, Gail Goestenkors
SEC Network
  No. 23 NC State at Syracuse ACC Network Extra
  Clemson at Wake Forest ACC Network Extra
  North Carolina at No. 12 Duke ACC Network Extra
  Pittsburgh at No. 6 Notre Dame ACC Network Extra
  No. 9 Louisville at No. 7 Florida State ACC Network Extra
  Tennessee at Ole Miss SEC Network +
  Samford at Western Carolina ESPN3
  Texas State at Troy ESPN3
  8 p.m. Arkansas at Texas A&M SEC Network +
  Auburn at Vanderbilt SEC Network +
  Kentucky at Alabama SEC Network +
  Missouri at LSU SEC Network +
  Incarnate Word at Lamar ESPN3
  Cal Poly at UC Riverside ESPN3
  9 p.m. Florida at No. 4 Mississippi State
Courtney Lyle, Deb Antonelli
SEC Network
Fri, Jan 13 Noon Detroit Mercy at Milwaukee ESPN3
  7 p.m. Niagara at Iona ESPN3
  8 p.m. Drake at Bradley ESPN3
  Northern Iowa at Illinois State ESPN3
  Oakland at Green Bay ESPN3
Sat, Jan 14 Noon St. Francis-Brooklyn at LIU Brooklyn ESPN3
  1 p.m. Kent State at Ohio ESPN3
  Buffalo at Miami (Ohio) ESPN3
  North Florida at NJIT ESPN3
  UIC at Cleveland State ESPN3
  Wright State at Northern Kentucky ESPN3
  Vermont at UMBC ESPN3
  Maine at Stony Brook ESPN3
  2 p.m. East Tennessee State at Chattanooga ESPN3
  Mercer at Western Carolina ESPN3
  Furman at Wofford ESPN3
  Sam Houston State at Northwestern State ESPN3
  Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
  Northern Illinois at Toledo ESPN3
  Columbia at Cornell ESPN3
  Stetson at Kennesaw State ESPN3
  Akron at Ball State ESPN3
  Anderson at Wingate ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Central Michigan at Bowling Green ESPN3
  Florida Gulf Coast at Lipscomb ESPN3
  3 p.m. Houston at Tulane ESPN3
  UT Arlington at Troy ESPN3
  4 p.m. Samford at UNC Greensboro ESPN3
  New Hampshire at Binghamton ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Nicholls State at Stephen F. Austin ESPN3
  Jacksonville at USC Upstate ESPN3
  Valparaiso at Youngstown State ESPN3
  5 p.m. Northern State at Augustana ESPN3
  8:30 p.m. Indiana State at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3
Sun, Jan 15 Noon Dayton at Saint Louis

Melissa Lee, Fran Harris

  1 p.m. Texas A&M at Florida
Paul Sunderland, Nell Fortner, Andy Landers, Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
  1:30 p.m. No. 14 Miami at No. 9 Louisville
Beth Mowins, Deb Antonelli
  2 p.m. No. 7 Florida State at Clemson ACC Network Extra
  North Carolina at Pittsburgh ACC Network Extra
  Boston College at Virginia ACC Network Extra
  Wichita State at Evansville ESPN3
  Marist at Iona ESPN3
  Canisius at Monmouth ESPN3
  No. 2 Baylor at Kansas
Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod
  3 p.m. Georgia at Kentucky

Courtney Lyle, Tamika Catchings

SEC Network
  Missouri at Vanderbilt SEC Network +
  No. 5 South Carolina at LSU SEC Network +
  Northern Iowa at Bradley ESPN3
  Drake at Illinois State ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. No. 11 Ohio State at Purdue
Pam Ward, Gail Goestenkors
  5 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama
Tiffany Greene, Katie Smith
SEC Network
Mon, Jan 16 Noon Florida Gulf Coast at Kennesaw State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Hartford at Maine ESPN3
  2 p.m. UMass Lowell at Stony Brook ESPN3
  4 p.m. Wright State at Oakland ESPN3
  7 p.m. Big Monday presented by eBay as part of We Back Pat: No. 6 Notre Dame at Tennessee
Dave O’Brien, Doris Burke, Kara Lawson
  We Back Pat presented by Regions Bank: Ole Miss at No. 4 Mississippi State
Brenda VanLengen, Carol Ross
SEC Network
  Jacksonville at NJIT ESPN3
  North Florida at USC Upstate ESPN3
  Cleveland State at Youngstown State ESPN3
  UMBC at Albany ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Stetson at Lipscomb ESPN3
Tue, Jan 17 8 p.m. Valparaiso at Green Bay ESPN3

College Basketball Live: Intel Report Tonight on ESPN2
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With the college football season officially over, college basketball’s top voices will bring fans up to speed on the first part of the college basketball season with College Basketball Live: Intel Report tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The half-hour program will include Jay Bilas, Dick Vitale, Dan Dakich, Fran Fraschilla, Len Elmore, Sean Farnham, Doris Burke and Bill Walton discussing the key storylines of the season so far and what to look for during conference play.

Australian Open Begins Sunday, Start to Finish on ESPN TV, WatchESPN & ESPN App
New No. 1’s Kerber, Murray Lead Fields
Serena Seeks No. 23; Djokovic Defends Title; Federer, Nadal Return to Action
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Newly minted top-ranked players Angelique Kerber and Andy Murray will lead the women and men’s fields at the Australian Open on ESPN TV and WatchESPN from start to finish beginning Sunday, Jan. 15.  Over the course of two weeks – culminating with the Women’s and Men’s Championships on January 28 and 29 – ESPN will present more than 100 hours of live television plus nearly 1,400 on WatchESPN and the ESPN App which covers every singles, doubles and juniors match – more than 600 in total.  Look for a press release Tuesday, Jan. 10, with all the details.


  • ESPN2 will present daily, marathon, overnight telecasts from Melbourne (generally at 9 p.m. ET) through the women’s semifinals; later action airs on ESPN.
  • Approximately 40 additional hours will be aired on ESPN2 during the afternoon recapping the action from the overnight telecasts.
  • WatchESPN will offer nearly 1,400 hours starting each day with the first match of each court at 7 p.m. (the first 13 days of play). It will also present live the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles championships and the finals of the boys and girls divisions and of the legends and wheelchair competitions.

2017 AUSTRALIAN OPEN through January 23

(For these charts, all times are Eastern, and each day “begins” at 6 a.m. ET. Therefore, the listing Mon., Jan. 23, at 3 a.m. ET is actually very late on Saturday night.)

Date Time (ET) Event Network  
Nightly thru

Fri Jan 27

7 p.m. All Courts (up to 16), all day (English)

Multiple Courts


Sat, Jan 28 12 MID Men’s Doubles Championship

Men’s Singles Championship

Tue, Jan 17 3 – 6 p.m. Early Round Play ESPN2 Same-day
  9 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Wed, Jan 18 3 – 6 p.m. ESPN2 Same-day
  9 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Thu, Jan 19 3 – 6 p.m. ESPN2 Same-day
  11 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Fri, Jan 20 3 – 6 p.m. ESPN2 Same-day
  9 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Sat, Jan 21 9 a.m. – noon ESPN2 Same-day
  9 p.m. – 7 a.m. Round of 16 ESPN2 LIVE
Sun, Jan 22 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ESPN2 Same-day
  9 p.m. – 7 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE
Mon, Jan 23 3 – 6 p.m. ESPN2 Same-day
  9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Quarterfinals ESPN2 LIVE
  3 – 6 a.m. ESPN2 LIVE

World of X Games: The Making of Doonies 3, X Games Golden Moments
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On Saturday, Jan. 14, World of X Games on ABC will feature back-to-back shows at 3 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT, beginning with a behind-the-scenes look at The Making of Doonies 3, followed by a look back at all of the X Games Golden Moments of Aspen 2016.

The Making of Doonies 3 is a behind-the-scenes look at all the high octane action in the dunes of Glamis, Calif. The annual Doonies edits bring together the best moto, truck, rally, snowmobile and other action sports athletes in a week-long, “go-big-or-go-home” film shoot. The Making of Doonies 3 looks at the experience through the eyes of riders Jeremy McGrath, Twitch, Axell Hodges, Tyler Bereman and more.

X Games Golden Moments of Aspen 2016 will revisit some of the top “Golden Moments” from last year’s X Games Aspen event. Featured moments will include snowboarder Chloe Kim defending her SuperPipe gold, skier Kevin Rolland reclaiming the SuperPipe throne, Snowmobiler Tucker Hibbert earning a record-setting ninth consecutive gold, Snowboarder Mark McMorris taking gold in Slopestyle and silver in Big Air and many more.

Latin America Amateur Golf Airs Thursday-Sunday
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Two hours of live play per day from all four rounds of the third Latin America Amateur Championship will air across ESPN’s networks beginning Thursday, Jan. 12. The event at Club de Golf de Panama in Panama City, Panama, will include the top amateur golfers from Latin America vying for an invitation to the 2017 Masters Tournament, with the winner and runner(s)-up exempt into the final stages of qualifying for The Open and U.S. Open. Rich Lerner will call the play with analysis by two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North. Dottie Pepper and Billy Kratzert will report from the course and John Sutcliffe will conduct player interviews. In addition to the U.S. telecasts, ESPN will provide exclusive live coverage throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The schedule (all telecasts also streaming live on WatchESPN and ESPN App):


Date                 Time (ET)                    Event                           Network

Thu. Jan. 12 3 p.m. First Round ESPN2
Fri., Jan. 13 3 p.m. Second Round ESPN2
Sat., Jan. 14 1 p.m. Third Round ESPNEWS
Sun., Jan. 15 1 p.m. Final Round ESPN
6:30 p.m. Final Round Highlights ESPN2


Outside the Lines Examines NHL Concussions
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Sunday’s Outside the Lines will examine the potential link between hockey and CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), a disease in the brain commonly found in athletes with a history of concussions. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has denied the connection between player concussions and the disease. Outside the Lines’ Steve Delsohn reports on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN2.

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz Moves Final Hour to ESPN2
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Beginning today, ESPN Radio’s The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz – hosted by Le Batard and Jon “Stugotz” Weiner – will continue to air the 10 a.m. – noon ET block on ESPNU, but the final hour moves to ESPN 2 (Noon – 1 p.m.). The program is also available on terrestrial ESPN Radio stations throughout the country and via ESPNRadio.com, the ESPN App, SiriusXM Channel 80, Apple Music, Slacker Radio and TuneIn.

Draymond Green’s Pre-Game Fashion Inspires Anchors in Latest “This is SportsCenter” spot
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ESPN has debuted the latest iteration of the “This is SportsCenter” campaign, starring Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green alongside SportsCenter anchors Steve Levy and John Buccigross.

The 30-second spot, titled “Pre-Work Outfits”, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at ESPN’s own “pre-game” fashion walk as Green, Levy and Buccigross enter the halls, a la the NBA. The spot features Green as he arrives in the building in his usual stylish outfit, strolling past an unfazed security guard, followed by the SportsCenter anchors. From the looks on the guard’s face, it’s clear that Buccigross and Levy’s unique fashion choices are not as flattering as Green’s.

Wieden + Kennedy New York is the creative agency for the “This is SportsCenter” franchise, which launched in 1995.