Sports

Remembering Muhammad Ali: TV programs and schedules

Beloved boxer, philanthropist and American icon Muhammad Ali died June 3 at age 74  after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. As an athlete, he won the gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics in the light heavyweight division. He then won the world heavyweight championship in 1964, 1974 and 1978. Outside of the ring, he was an inspiration to many for his work as a philanthropist and his vocal opposition to the Vietnam War. He earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. Below is a list of programs that pay tribute to “The Greatest,” including the Muhammad Ali […]

Michael Phelps
Sports

Olympic trials TV schedule: Phelps, Lochte swimming schedule

The below U.S. Olympic trials TV schedule will help you get into Olympic mode real fast. While the 2016 Summer Olympics are less than three months away (Friday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 21), U.S. athletes are in preparation for upcoming team trials. NBC Networks will be turning its full attention to the swimming trials late in June giving primetime coverage for eight nights straight at the Omaha, Nebraska, swimming trials. Michael Phelps (who holds the most Olympic medals in history, with 22 medals) is coming out of retirement to show the world he still has what it takes to […]

Strong
News & Current Events

P&G Releases “Strong” Mom-themed Olympic Commercial (VIDEO)

It’s 100 days until the start of the Olympic games in Rio, and while organizers put finishing touches on the city and its venues, advertisers have already started releasing their Olympic-themed commercials. One of the Olympic traditions that I always enjoy is Procter & Gamble’s emotional ads under its “Thanks Mom” campaign. But this year, the first commercial that it has released touts a slightly edgier message, but pulls at your heartstrings, nonetheless. In the newly released ad “Strong,” the company again pays homage to the moms behind the athletes, but recognizes them more than a carpool driver, laundry washer and fixer […]

30 for 30 Soccer Stories
Sports

“30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men”: The Soviet side of the Miracle on Ice

Americans know the USA’s 1980 Winter Olympics hockey “Miracle on Ice” win over the Soviet Union as one of the great Cinderella stories in all of sports. ESPN’s new 30 for 30 documentary “Of Miracles and Men,”  (Sunday, Feb. 8, at 9pm ET) however, looks at the Miracle on Ice from the perspective of the seemingly unbeatable Soviet team before, during and after the seminal game. Director Jonathan Hock says: “Of all the 30 For 30 films I’ve directed, ‘Of Miracles and Men’ is the most ambitious. I was raised in the 1970’s on the notion that Soviet hockey players were robots, […]

Winter Olympics 2014 TV schedule
Sports

Canada vs. Sweden Olympic gold medal game Sunday on NBC

Canada vs. Sweden Olympic gold medal game Sunday on NBC: NBC airs the gold-medal final in Olympic men’s hockey between Canada and Sweden Sunday, Feb. 23, live at 6:30am ET (pregame). The USA plays Finland in the bronze-medal game Saturday, Feb. 22, live on NBCSN at 10am ET. Full medal round TV schedule below: 2014 Winter Olympics Men’s Hockey Medal Round TV Schedule All times Eastern. Saturday, Feb. 22 10am NBCSN Men’s Hockey: Bronze Medal Game: USA vs. Finland (LIVE) 6pm NBCSN Hockey: Game of the Day Sunday, Feb. 23 6:30am NBC Men’s Hockey: Gold Medal Final: Canada vs. Sweden […]