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Vacation

The offices of Sports Media Journal will be closed until July 1st as the staff enjoys a much needed vacation.

There will be no content posted on the site and there will be no Sports Media Weekly program this coming week.

See you on July 1st.  Thank you for your support!

NBA TV Has Playoff Match-up Tomorrow Night

NBA TV will provide coverage of Game Five of the first round NBA Playoff series between the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks.

Here are the details of the network’s coverage tomorrow night:

NBA Playoffs on NBA TV Schedule:

Wednesday, May 1 7:30 p.m. ET AutoTrader.com Pregame Show
Vince Cellini (host), Dennis Scott and Monty Williams (analysts)
8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks @ Indiana Pacers (Game 5)
Kevin Calabro (play-by-play), Greg Anthony and Steve Smith (analysts) with Dei Lynam (reporter)
 
Postgame NBA GameTime presented by Hyundai
Cellini, Scott and Williams

Hockey Action this Week on NBC Sports

Once again NBC Sports will provide a plentiful slate of hockey action.  NBC Sports Network will have double header action tomorrow while NBC has its game Sunday afternoon.

Here is the schedule, along with announcer assignments and network designation:

DATE GAME TIME (ET) NETWORK
Wed., Feb. 27 Washington at Philadelphia
Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
7:30 p.m. NBCSN
Detroit at Los Angeles
Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda
10 p.m. NBCSN
Fri., Mar. 1 Wisconsin at No. 15 Nebraska-Omaha (college)
Dan Parkhurst, Ken Hodge
7:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., Mar. 3 Chicago at Detroit
Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
12:30 p.m. NBC
Montreal at Boston
Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
7:30 p.m. NBCSN
Mon., Mar. 4 Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh
Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
7:30 p.m. NBCSN
Tues., Mar. 5 Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers
Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
7:30 p.m. NBCSN

MLB Network’s Spring Training Game Schedule

The MLB Network has unveiled a schedule of 150 spring training games from Florida and Arizona.

MLB Network will also again originate from every Spring Training site as part of its 30 Clubs in 30 Days program.  The program begins tomorrow.

Here is the proposed MLB Network Spring Training game schedule:

Sat., Feb. 23 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Washington Nationals @ New York Mets
Sun., Feb. 24 12:00 a.m. Toronto Blue Jays @ Detroit Tigers
Sun., Feb. 24 3:00 a.m. Tampa Bay Rays Split Squad @ Boston Red Sox
Sun., Feb. 24 6:00 a.m. Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sun., Feb. 24 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays Split Squad @ New York Yankees
Sun., Feb. 24 4:00 p.m. Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels
Mon., Feb. 25 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Detroit Tigers @ Philadelphia Phillies
Mon., Feb. 25 – LIVE 6:00 p.m. Washington Nationals @ New York Mets
Mon., Feb. 25 9:00 p.m. New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles
Tue., Feb. 26 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. New York Yankees @ Philadelphia Phillies
Tue., Feb. 26 4:00 p.m. Arizona D-backs Split Squad @ Los Angeles Angels
Wed., Feb. 27 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets
Wed., Feb. 27 4:00 p.m. San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Angels
Wed., Feb. 27 – LIVE 7:00 p.m. Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles Split Squad
Thu., Feb. 28 2:00 a.m. Baltimore Orioles Split Squad @ New York Yankees
Thu., Feb. 28 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies
Thu., Feb. 28 – LIVE 6:00 p.m. New York Mets @ Washington Nationals
Thu., Feb. 28 10:00 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees Split Sqaud
Fri., March 1 2:00 a.m. New York Yankees Split Squad @ Houston Astros
Fri., March 1 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Detroit Tigers @ New York Mets
Fri., March 1 4:00 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Yankees
Fri., March 1 – LIVE 7:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Pirates Split Squad @ Boston Red Sox
Sat., March 2 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Miami Marlins @ New York Mets
Sat., March 2 4:00 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies @ Toronto Blue Jays
Sun., March 3 9:00 a.m. Detroit Tigers Split Squad @ New York Yankees
Sun., March 3 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies Split Squad
Sun., March 3 4:00 p.m. New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox
Sun., March 3 8:00 p.m. Detroit Tigers @ Atlanta Braves
Sun., March 3 11:00 p.m. Chicago White Sox @ San Diego Padres
Mon., March 4 9:30 a.m. Chicago Cubs Split Squad @ Los Angeles Angels
Mon., March 4 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets
Mon., March 4 4:00 p.m. Colorado Rockies @ Seattle Mariners
Mon., March 4 8:30 p.m. Houston Astros @ Detroit Tigers
Tue., March 5 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Dominican Republic @ Philadelphia Phillies
Tue., March 5 4:00 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Diego Padres
Tue., March 5 – LIVE 9:00 p.m. Mexico @ Arizona D-backs
Wed., March 6 12:00 a.m. Atlanta Braves @ New York Yankees
Wed., March 6 9:00 a.m. Cincinnati Reds @ Los Angeles Angels
Wed., March 6 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Dominican Republic @ New York Yankees
Wed., March 6 4:00 p.m. Italy @ Los Angeles Angels
Wed., March 6 9:00 p.m. Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies
Fri., March 8 2:00 a.m. Washington Nationals @ Houston Astros
Fri., March 8 9:00 a.m. Miami Marlins @ New York Mets
Sat., March 9 1:00 a.m. Arizona D-backs @ Los Angeles Angels
Sun., March 10 1:00 a.m. Minnesota Twins @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Mon., March 11 12:00 a.m. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Colorado Rockies
Mon., March 11 3:00 a.m. New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays
Mon., March 11 10:00 a.m. Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros
Mon., March 11 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Oakland Athletics @ San Diego Padres
Mon., March 11 9:00 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers
Tue., March 12 12:00 a.m. St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Yankees
Tue., March 12 3:00 a.m. Los Angeles Angels @ Cleveland Indians
Tue., March 12 4:00 p.m. Detroit Tigers @ Philadelphia Phillies
Wed., March 13 12:00 a.m. San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants
Wed., March 13 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Los Angeles Angels @ San Diego Padres
Wed., March 13 11:00 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers @ Arizona D-backs
Thu., March 14 3:00 a.m. Atlanta Braves @ Miami Marlins
Thu., March 14 8:00 a.m. Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Yankees
Thu., March 14 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Braves @ St. Louis Cardinals
Thu., March 14 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Chicago White Sox @ Los Angeles Angels
Thu., March 14 11:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles
Fri., March 15 3:00 a.m. Detroit Tigers @ New York Mets
Fri., March 15 8:00 a.m. Pittsburgh Pirates @ Philadelphia Phillies
Fri., March 15 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Pirates @ Houston Astros
Fri., March 15 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Texas Rangers @ San Francisco Giants
Fri., March 15 11:00 p.m. Minnesota Twins @ Boston Red Sox Split Squad
Sat., March 16 3:00 a.m. Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals
Sat., March 16 6:00 a.m. New York Mets @ Atlanta Braves
Sat., March 16 9:00 a.m. Miami Marlins @ New York Yankees
Sat., March 16 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Texas Rangers Split Squad @ Chicago Cubs Split Squad
Sat., March 16 8:00 p.m. Houston Astros @ Washington Nationals
Sun., March 17 12:00 a.m. Miami Marlins @ New York Mets
Sun., March 17 3:00 a.m. Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Yankees Split Squad
Sun., March 17 6:00 a.m. New York Yankees Split Squad @ Atlanta Braves
Sun., March 17 9:00 a.m. Kansas City Royals @ Chicago Cubs Split Squad
Sun., March 17 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins
Sun., March 17 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Cleveland Indians @ Cincinnati Reds
Mon., March 18 1:00 a.m. Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco Giants
Mon., March 18 4:00 a.m. San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Angels
Mon., March 18 7:00 a.m. Minnesota Twins @ Baltimore Orioles
Mon., March 18 10:00 a.m. Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers Split Squad
Mon., March 18 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers @ Cleveland Indians
Tue., March 19 1:00 a.m. Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers
Tue., March 19 8:00 a.m. New York Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals
Wed., March 20 12:00 a.m. San Francisco Giants @ Seattle Mariners
Wed., March 20 3:00 a.m. Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals
Wed., March 20 6:00 a.m. Tampa Bay Rays @ Detroit Tigers
Wed., March 20 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles Angels @ Milwaukee Brewers
Wed., March 20 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Cleveland Indians @ Los Angeles Angels
Wed., March 20 8:00 p.m. Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees
Wed., March 20 11:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Pirates @ Atlanta Braves
Thu., March 21 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets
Thu., March 21 – LIVE 6:00 p.m. Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves
Thu., March 21 – LIVE 9:00 p.m. Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers
Fri., March 22 1:00 a.m. Chicago Cubs Split Squad @ Seattle Mariners
Fri., March 22 6:00 a.m. Houston Astros @ Detroit Tigers
Fri., March 22 9:00 a.m. Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees
Fri., March 22 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Detroit Tigers @ Washington Nationals
Fri., March 22 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Kansas City Royals @ Los Angeles Angels
Fri., March 22 9:00 p.m. Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies
Sat., March 23 12:00 a.m. Chicago White Sox @ Oakland Athletics
Sat., March 23 3:00 a.m. Arizona D-backs @ Cleveland Indians
Sat., March 23 6:00 a.m. St. Louis Cardinals @ Houston Astros
Sat., March 23 9:00 a.m. Seattle Mariners @ San Diego Padres
Sat., March 23 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins
Sat., March 23 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners
Sat., March 23 8:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Pirates @ Boston Red Sox
Sun., March 24 12:00 a.m. Washington Nationals @ New York Mets
Sun., March 24 3:00 a.m. Texas Rangers @ Cincinnati Reds
Sun., March 24 6:00 a.m. Philadelphia Phillies @ Baltimore Orioles
Sun., March 24 9:00 a.m. Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants
Sun., March 24 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees
Sun., March 24 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Cincinnati Reds @ Texas Rangers
Sun., March 24 8:00 p.m. Baltimore Orioles @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Mon., March 25 12:00 a.m. Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox
Mon., March 25 3:00 a.m. Miami Marlins @ Houston Astros
Mon., March 25 7:00 a.m. Chicago Cubs @ Cleveland Indians
Mon., March 25 10:00 a.m. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Oakland Athletics
Mon., March 25 5:00 p.m. Detroit Tigers @ Miami Marlins
Mon., March 25 – LIVE 9:00 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Kansas City Royals
Tue., March 26 12:00 a.m. Cleveland Indians @ Colorado Rockies
Tue., March 26 3:00 a.m. Washington Nationals @ Houston Astros
Tue., March 26 7:00 a.m. San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs
Tue., March 26 10:00 a.m. St. Louis Cardinals @ Minnesota Twins
Tue., March 26 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers
Tue., March 26 – LIVE 7:00 p.m. Houston Astros @ New York Yankees
Tue., March 26 11:00 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets
Wed., March 27 2:00 a.m. Los Angeles Angels @ Arizona D-backs
Wed., March 27 7:00 a.m. Tampa Bay Rays @ Philadelphia Phillies
Wed., March 27 10:00 a.m. Colorado Rockies @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Wed., March 27 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels
Wed., March 27 – LIVE 7:00 p.m. New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles
Wed., March 27 11:00 p.m. Washington Nationals Split Squad @ St. Louis Cardinals
Thu., March 28 2:00 a.m. Chicago Cubs @ Kansas City Royals Split Squad
Thu., March 28 7:00 a.m. Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays
Thu., March 28 10:00 a.m. Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox
Thu., March 28 4:00 p.m. Miami Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals
Thu., March 28 – LIVE 7:00 p.m. Minnesota Twins @ Boston Red Sox
Thu., March 28 11:00 p.m. Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants
Fri., March 29 2:00 a.m. Los Angeles Dodgers Split Squad @ Los Angeles Angels
Fri., March 29 7:00 a.m. Seattle Mariners @ Chicago Cubs
Fri., March 29 10:00 a.m. Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies
Fri., March 29 – LIVE 2:00 p.m. New York Yankees @ Washington Nationals
Fri., March 29 – LIVE 7:00 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies
Fri., March 29 – LIVE 10:00 p.m. Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants
Sat., March 30 12:00 a.m. San Diego Padres @ Texas Rangers
Sat., March 30 3:00 a.m. Seattle Mariners @ Colorado Rockies
Sat., March 30 – LIVE 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Twins @ Boston Red Sox
Sat., March 30 – LIVE 4:00 p.m. San Francisco Giants @ Oakland Athletics
Sat., March 30 – LIVE 9:00 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Los Angeles Angels
Sun., March 31 12:00 a.m. San Diego Padres @ Texas Rangers
Sun., March 31 3:00 a.m. Seattle Mariners @ Colorado Rockies

ESPN’s Coverage at Daytona

Even though they do not have the television rights to the Daytona 500, ESPN will be providing blanket coverage of the activities around  at the Daytona Motor Speedway.

ESPN will be producing its NASCAR Now program from Daytona throughout the period.

ESPN will also have coverage of the Nationwide Series race from Daytona on February 23rd at Noon ET.  Allen Bestwicxk will call the race with Dale Jarrett and Andy Petrie. Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch and Vince Welch will report from the pits. Nicole Briscoe, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham, and Brad Daugherty will handle pre and post race duties. 

Here is ESPN’s complete schedule of coverage of the activities at the Daytona 500:

Date Time Program Network
 
Wednesday, Feb. 13 12:30 a.m. NASCAR Now ESPN2
Thursday, Feb. 14 2 a.m. NASCAR Now ESPN2
Thursday, Feb. 14 Noon NASCAR Now: Media Day Special ESPNEWS
Friday, Feb. 15 Midnight SportsCentury: Dale Earnhardt ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 15 1 a.m. 1998 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 15 1:30 a.m. NASCAR Now ESPN2
Friday, Feb. 15 3 a.m. 3 Nation: The Life & Legacy of Dale Earnhardt ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 15 4 a.m. SportsCentury: Dale Earnhardt ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 15 5 a.m. 3 Nation: The Life & Legacy of Dale Earnhardt ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 15 7 a.m. 1998 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 15 9 a.m. SportsCentury: Dale Earnhardt ESPN Classic
Saturday, Feb. 16 6 a.m. RaceDay ESPN Radio
Sunday, Feb. 17 6 a.m. RaceDay ESPN Radio
Tuesday, Feb. 19 12:30 a.m. NASCAR Now ESPN2
Wednesday, Feb. 20 12:30 a.m. NASCAR Now ESPN2
Wednesday, Feb. 20 8:30 a.m. SportsCentury: Mario Andretti ESPN Classic
Wednesday, Feb. 20 9:30 a.m. SportsCentury: Tim Flock ESPN Clsssic
Wednesday, Feb. 20 10:30 a.m. SportsCentury: Jeff Gordon ESPN Classic
Wednesday, Feb. 20 11 a.m. 1993 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Wednesday, Feb. 20 1 p.m. 2007 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Wednesday, Feb. 20 3 p.m. 1997 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Wednesday, Feb. 20 5 p.m. 1999 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Thursday, Feb. 21 2 a.m. NASCAR Now ESPN2
Thursday, Feb. 21 2:30 a.m. 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Preview ESPN2
Thursday, Feb. 21 8 a.m. Tim Richmond: To the Limit ESPN Classic
Thursday, Feb. 21 9 a.m. 3 Nation: The Life & Legacy of Dale Earnhardt ESPN Classic
Thursday, Feb. 21 10 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series practice ESPN2
Thursday, Feb. 21 10 a.m. SportsCentury: Dale Earnhardt Jr. ESPN Classic
Thursday, Feb. 21 11 a.m. SportsCentury: Dale Earnhardt ESPN Classic
Thursday, Feb. 21 Noon 1976 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Thursday, Feb. 21 1 p.m. 1981 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Thursday, Feb. 21 3 p.m. 1983 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Thursday, Feb. 21 5 p.m. 1979 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 22 1:30 a.m. NASCAR Now ESPN2
Friday, Feb. 22 2 a.m. 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preview ESPN2
Friday, Feb. 22 7:30 a.m. 1998 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 22 9:30 a.m. SportsCentury: Tony Stewart ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 22 11 a.m. SportsCentury: Richard Petty ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 22 Noon 1973 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 22 1 p.m. 1978 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 22 2 p.m. 1988 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 22 3:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying ESPN2
Friday, Feb. 22 4 p.m. 1993 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Friday, Feb. 22 6 p.m. 1998 Daytona 500 ESPN Classic
Saturday, Feb. 23 1:30 a.m. NASCAR Now ESPN2
Saturday, Feb. 23 6 a.m. RaceDay ESPN Radio
Saturday, Feb. 23 Noon NASCAR Countdown ESPN
Saturday, Feb. 23 1:15 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series race, telecast presented by Royal Purple ESPN
Sunday, Feb. 24 2:30 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series race (re-air) ESPN2
Sunday, Feb. 24 4 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series race ESPN Deportes
Sunday, Feb. 24 6 a.m. RaceDay ESPN Radio
Sunday, Feb. 24 9 a.m. NASCAR Now ESPN2
Monday, Feb. 25 Midnight NASCAR Now ESPN2
Monday, Feb. 25 TBA Daytona 500 winner at ESPN Various outlets

 

 

The Australian Open on the Tennis Channel

Tennis’ first major is on the horizon and the Tennis Channel will provide 30 hours of live match telecasts during the two-week tournament again this year, with more than 180 hours of dedicated tournament coverage overall.

Among the programming will be a daily highlight and encore-match show called Australian Open Today. This year’s version will feature two daily editions, one dedicated to the tournament’s most recent day session and one to the most recent night session.

Bill Macatee and Martina Navratilova will serve as the main play-by-play and analyst team. Brett Haber and commentator Justin Gimelstob will also call live action

Lindsay Davenport will lend her championship perspective to Tennis Channel’s booth while Rennae Stubbs will handle specials reports and vignettes.  Sports Illustrated reporter Jon Wertheim will also appear on the network in Melbourne this year.

Here is the Australian Open schedule on Tennis Channel beginning January 14th:

Date                                                    Time                           Event

Monday, Jan. 14                                 7 p.m.-9 p.m.               First Round

Tuesday, Jan. 15                                 7 p.m.-9 p.m.               Second Round

Wednesday, Jan. 16                            7 p.m.-11 p.m.            Second Round

Thursday, Jan. 17                                7 p.m.-11 p.m.             Third Round

Friday, Jan. 18                                    7 p.m.-9 p.m.               Third Round

Saturday, Jan. 19                                7 p.m.-9 p.m.               Round of 16

Sunday, Jan. 20                                   7 p.m.-9 p.m.               Round of 16

Monday, Jan. 21                                7 p.m.-9 p.m.         Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals

Tuesday, Jan. 22                                 7 p.m.-9 p.m.         Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals

Wednesday, Jan. 23                            7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.          TBA

Thursday, Jan. 24                                11 p.m.-3 a.m.             Mixed Doubles Semifinal

and Women’s Doubles Final

Saturday, Jan. 26                                5:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.     Men’s Doubles Final

Sunday, Jan. 27                                   12:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m.   Mixed Doubles Final