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UFC® ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2019 EVENT DATES

ESPN+ and ESPN to Carry Seven UFC Fight Night Events from April through June 2019

LAS VEGAS – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced the dates and distribution plans for UFC events in the second quarter 2019. The schedule is a continuation of the historic multi-year agreement between UFC and The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-To-Consumer & International segment and ESPN beginning in 2019 that makes ESPN+ and ESPN the exclusive media homes of UFC in the United States. The exact locations of the Q2 events will be announced at a later date. 

The first of five second-quarter “UFC Fight Night on ESPN+” takes place Saturday, April 20 on the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service. ESPN+ will also carry Saturday UFC events on May 4, May 18, June 1 and June 22, with ESPN+ exclusively streaming all bouts for each event.

ESPN linear networks will air two “UFC Fight Night on ESPN” in the second quarter, on Saturday, April 27 and Saturday, June 29. The main card for both events will be televised live to a national audience exclusively on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, while the prelims and early prelims will be streamed live on ESPN+. 

Other confirmed events for the second quarter 2019 include three UFC Pay-Per-Views: UFC 236 on Saturday, April 13; UFC 237 on Saturday, May 11; and UFC 238 on Saturday, June 8. ESPN linear networks will televise the prelims for each of these events.

DATE
EVENT
Saturday, April 13
UFC 236
Saturday, April 20
UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, April 27
UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN
Saturday, May 4
UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, May 11
UFC 237
Saturday, May 18
UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, June 1
UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, June 8
UFC 238
Saturday, June 22
UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+
Saturday, June 29
UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN

Locations, fight cards and ticket on-sale information will be announced at a later date.

Starting in January 2019, ESPN+ and ESPN will be the exclusive digital and linear distributors of UFC in the U.S., showcasing 42 live events, 30 of which will feature a full card of 12 UFC bouts.  Starting January 19, ESPN+, the recently-launched multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service, will offer 20 exclusive events and all preliminary fights for “UFC Fight Night on ESPN+” programs, and ESPN linear networks will broadcast 10 exclusive “UFC Fight Night on ESPN” events, as well as all UFC pay-per-view preliminary fights.

To subscribe to ESPN+, visit https://watch.espnplus.com/sports/.

                  

UFC FIGHT PASS® and Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions Reach Multi-Year Live Streaming Agreement

Exclusive Programming Includes up to 72 Boxing Events Through 2021

First Event will Stream Live on Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

LAS VEGAS – UFC® and Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions have reached a new agreement to live stream up to 72 professional boxing events over the next three years on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports.

The inaugural event in the RJJ Boxing series on UFC FIGHT PASS will stream January 31, starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, live from Viejas Casino & Resort in Alpine, California.  WBO #2-rated world title challenger, “Mighty” Aston Palicte (24-2-1, 20 KOs), and unbeaten WBO #4 ranked Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez (20-0-2, 13 KOs) will headline in the 12-round World Boxing Organization Junior Bantamweight Title Eliminator.

Roy Jones Jr., a multi-time world champion and future boxing Hall of Famer, formed the Las Vegas-based promotional company RJJ Boxing Promotions three years ago with Las Vegas entrepreneur Keith Veltre and developed a growing stable of fighters in a short period of time.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Roy Jones Jr. and I’m excited to be in business with him,” said UFC President Dana White. “Everyone knows I’m looking to get into boxing, and I look forward to the future with Roy and using FIGHT PASS to live stream these exciting fights to our subscribers.”

“I was elated when my partner, Keith Veltre, told me he had started talking with UFC,” said Jones. “This is just the beginning of a long, lucrative partnership between these two brands.”

“I couldn’t be happier to bring together the biggest name in boxing, Roy Jones Jr., with UFC, the biggest name in combat sports,” said Veltre. “I love that UFC is allowing us to be creative, so expect to see prospects, tournaments, title fights, and more in this series.”

FIGHT PASS is a digital subscription service that is now available in more than 200 countries and territories. In 2019, FIGHT PASS will showcase more than 200 exclusive events featuring top promotions from around the world, providing fans with a front row seat to a broad spectrum of competitive fighting, including mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, individual and team submission grappling, and more.

Fight fans can access FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV.

UFC FIGHT PASS® TO STREAM MORE THAN 200 LIVE COMBAT SPORTS EVENTS
IN 2019 – DOUBLE THE CURRENT SCHEDULE

Exclusive Programming Includes UFC Pay-Per-View Prelims and Live Bouts from Top Promotions Including
Glory Kickboxing, Cage Warriors, Invicta FC, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing, and More

LAS VEGAS – UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, today announced that it will double its live event schedule in 2019, showcasing more than 200 exclusive events featuring top promotions from around the world. In all, FIGHT PASS will offer more than1,000 hours of live and exclusive combat sports programming in 2019, providing fans with a front row seat to a broad spectrum of competitive fighting, including mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and more.

“If you’re a combat sports fan, FIGHT PASS is a must have for 2019,” said UFC President Dana White. “Fans will get exclusive UFC FIGHT PASS Prelimsbefore every Pay-Per-View, as well as a look at up-and-coming fighters competing live in top combat sports promotions around the world. This is just the beginning of how we’re going to tap into the power of FIGHT PASS to continue to grow MMA and all these other combat sports that fight fans love.”

The preliminary 2019 programming schedule calls for FIGHT PASS to live stream fights from a minimum of 20 combat sports promotions. The total number of live fights offered on FIGHT PASS is expected to rise throughout the year, as discussions take place with current and potential partners about booking additional events.

ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

Complementing the live event schedule on FIGHT PASS will be a lineup of original programming featuring in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes content, and award-winning documentaries. FIGHT PASS will also premiere ON THE LINE, a new betting show that will help educate fight fans about placing wagers on UFC bouts, featuring analysis from professional bettors and oddsmakers. In addition, the UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, a marquee annual event noted for immortalizing MMA’s pioneers, trailblazers, innovators, and visionaries, is streamed live and exclusively on FIGHT PASS.  Additional details about FIGHT PASS original programming will be announced at a later date. 

SELECTION OF FEATURED LIVE EVENTS ON FIGHT PASS IN 2019

MMA

UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims
Leading FIGHT PASS’ live programming schedule will be exclusive UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims, comprising the early bouts from every upcoming UFC Pay-Per-View event in 2019 and regularly featuring Octagon® veterans and the fastest-rising stars in UFC.

Invicta FC
The world’s elite all-female MMA promotion, Invicta has produced over thirty UFC champions and contenders, including UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, UFC women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, and former UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza.

Cage Warriors
Known for its fast-paced live events, Europe’s premier MMA organization has seen some of the biggest names in MMA history pass through its ranks over the years, including former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, former UFC welterweight Dan Hardy, and former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC)
Operating primarily in the Northeastern United States, CFFC has launched the careers of UFC stars like Aljamain Sterling, Paul Felder, Jim Miller, and the late street-fighting icon Kimbo Slice.

Pancrase
For much of the 1990s, Pancrase boasted the world’s greatest roster of MMA fighters, including UFC Hall of Famers Bas Rutten and Ken Shamrock, as well as Masakatsu Funaki. A quarter of a century later, this pioneering Japanese MMA promotion continues to build upon its legacy with monthly events on FIGHT PASS.

Island Fights 
Owned and promoted by boxing legend Roy Jones Jr., the Florida-based Island Fights produces fast-paced events featuring both MMA and boxing bouts.

KICKBOXING

GLORY Kickboxing
Home to the most devastating strikers in all of combat sports and selling out arenas across the globe, GLORY is the world’s premier kickboxing promotion.

SUBMISSION GRAPPLING / BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ)

Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI)
Founded by jiu-jitsu icon Eddie Bravo, EBI is the progenitor of the submission-only grappling phenomenon. Each EBI event is a 16-competitor grappling tournament with the world’s best submission specialists competing for a winner-take-all cash prize.

Polaris Professional Jiu-Jitsu Invitational
A pro jiu-jitsu event based in the UK, Polaris Pro Grappling invites the world's best grapplers to compete in a series of superfights.

Combat Jiu-Jitsu
The brainchild of grappling icon Eddie Bravo, Combat Jiu-Jitsu sees the greatest grapplers in the world compete with the added nuance of legal palm strikes.

Quintet
Created by UFC Hall of Famer Kazushi Sakuraba, this unique five-on-five team survival match is contested under submission only rules. Some of the biggest names in BJJ and MMA have already competed in this entertaining grappling format that has the combat sports world buzzing.

BOXING

Roy Jones Jr. Boxing
After FIGHT PASS showcased the final fight of his legendary career in 2018, the great Roy Jones Jr. returns to UFC’s streaming service with a monthly live boxing event featuring the sport’s rising title contenders.

MUAY THAI

Friday Night Fights
The longest running Muay Thai promotion in North America, the New York-based Friday Night Fights brings high-quality Muay Thai fighting to FIGHT PASS.

Bangkok Fights
Every week, FIGHT PASS will live stream a major Muay Thai event from the iconic Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok, showcasing the “art of the eight limbs” in its most authentic form.

Muay Thai Grand Prix
Europe’s elite Thai boxers compete in a series of elimination tournaments noted for their all-out action.

LETHWEI

World Lethwei Championship
The ancient Burmese sport of Lethwei is considered the most aggressive martial art in the world. Using slightly modified rules, theWorld Lethwei Championship brings world-class production values to the ancient Burmese art, featuring noted American combat sports broadcaster Sean Wheelock calling the action from ringside.

Lethwei Fighting Championship
Featuring the most aggressive fighters in the world’s most aggressive martial art, Lethwei Fighting Championship events will stream live on FIGHT PASS from Myanmar.

WORLD’S LARGEST FIGHT LIBRARY 

FIGHT PASS subscribers will also have complete access to the world’s largest fight library, featuring more than 20,000 bouts from dozens of combat sports organizations as well as every fight in UFC history.

UFC® KICKS OFF 2019 ON ESPN+ WITH
FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP SUPERFIGHT BETWEEN
(C) HENRY CEJUDO AND (C - BW) TJ DILLASHAW



FEATURED BOUTS:
PAIGE VANZANT vs. RACHAEL OSTOVICH
(#11) GLOVER TEIXEIRA vs. ION CUTELABA

TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: CEJUDO vs. DILLASHAW 
AT BARCLAYS CENTER GO ON SALE FRIDAY, DEC. 14

Las Vegas – UFC® debuts on ESPN+ in Brooklyn, NY with a championship superfight that will see newly crowned flyweight titleholder Henry Cejudo make his first title defense against current bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw. Also, fan favorite Paige VanZant returns to the Octagon to take on The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion veteran Rachael OstovichUFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: CEJUDO vs. DILLASHAW takes place Saturday, Jan. 19 at Barclays Center and will stream live at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, with the prelims kicking off the evening at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and the early prelims on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT. All UFC live events on ESPN+ will be available in English and Spanish.

An Olympic wrestling gold medal winner, Cejudo (13-2, fighting out of Phoenix, Ariz.) put on his most spectacular performance to date in August when he dethroned dominant flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson. During his UFC career, he has also earned impressive victories over Sergio Pettis, Wilson Reis, Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso. Cejudo now looks to make his first successful title defense in the biggest fight of his career.

Dillashaw (17-3, fighting out of Angels Camp, Calif.) aims to make history by joining Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier as only the third fighter to simultaneously hold championships in two UFC divisions. Dillashaw most recently defended his bantamweight belt against heated rival Cody Garbrandt by sensational KO. He also holds incredible wins against Renan Barao, John Lineker and Raphael Assuncao. Dillashaw is now poised to etch his name among the all-time UFC greats.

Looking for her first win at flyweight, VanZant (7-4, fighting out of Portland, Ore.) finally returns to action after a year off due to injury. A fan favorite for her time on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars where she placed second, VanZant is still one of the youngest fighters on the roster. She intends to show off her constantly-evolving mixed martial arts skills by outdoing her highlight reel knockout of Bec Rawlings and earning the third post-fight bonus of her career. 

Ostovich (4-4, fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii) looks to start 2019 off on a high note by earning her second UFC win in the biggest opportunity of her career. A quarterfinalist on her season of The Ultimate Fighter, Ostovich has won half of her fights by submission, most recently tapping out fellow TUF competitor Karine Gevorgyan in under two minutes. She is now positioned to break into the top-15 rankings with an impressive win. 

Announced bouts on the card include:
  • No.11-ranked light heavyweight contender and former title challenger Glover Teixeira (27-7, fighting out of Danbury, Conn. by way of Governador Valadares, Brazil) goes to war with power-punching Ion Cutelaba (14-3, fighting out of Chisinau, Moldova)
  • Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series signee Allen Crowder (9-3, fighting out of Mebane, N.C.) looks to spoil the highly-anticipated debut of ex-NFL star Greg Hardy (3-0, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.)
  • No. 11-ranked Joanne Calderwood (12-3, fighting out of Glasgow, Scotland) intends to defend her top-15 rank against the debuting Ariane Lipski (11-3, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil)
  • New York’s Randy Brown (10-3, fighting out of Queens, N.Y.) looks to rebound against Chance Rencountre (12-3, fighting out of Pawhuska, Okla.)
  • In a battle of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series contract winners, Alonzo Menifield (7-0, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.) takes on Vinicius Moreira (9-1, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil)
  • Belal Muhammad (14-2, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.) meets Geoff Neal (10-2, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.) in a welterweight thriller

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

Visit the UFC® Press Portal for information and content to support your UFC coverage. Please click here to apply for the event.

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: CEJUDO vs. DILLASHAW go on sale Friday, Dec 14 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $200, $150, $120, $100 and $90 (not including fees). Tickets are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. ET via the website 
www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Dec. 13 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

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TSN and RDS Extend Broadcast Partnership with UFC®

– New multi-year agreement includes extensive broadcast and digital rights across TSN, RDS and Bell Media platforms 

TORONTO (December 11, 2018) – TSN, RDS, and UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, have agreed on a multi-year renewal in which the networks continue to serve as the broadcast partners of UFC in Canada. The agreement, which includes extensive broadcast and digital rights, was announced live from Toronto on SPORTSCENTRE in advance of one of UFC’s biggest events of the year, UFC® 231: HOLLOWAY vs. ORTEGA, hosted at Scotiabank Arena.

Under the terms of the agreement, TSN and RDS are the home in Canada for 22 UFC Fight Night main cards and late preliminaries, as well as preliminary fights ahead of UFC’s 12 pay-per-view eventsTSN and RDS will also broadcast Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, focused on finding the next generation of UFC talent.

TSN and RDS will also distribute UFC content beyond linear broadcasts, including across social channels and via other Bell Media platforms, such as the short-form video content hub SnackableTV. The all-new Crave will feature a UFC collection where fans can stream content on demand, and as a result of UFC’s exclusive agreement with ESPN and ESPN+ in the United States, TSN viewers will also have access to original UFC content from ESPN.

“We are incredibly excited to build on our strong relationship with UFC to extend our agreement as their Canadian home,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, TSN and Discovery Networks. “This expanded partnership allows us to deliver even more UFC content across not only TSN and RDS but also Bell Media platforms, providing additional choice and coverage to our viewers.”

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with TSN and RDS, as they have been a key component of UFC’s growth in Canada,” said David Shaw, UFC Senior Vice-President, International and Content. “Canada is one of UFC’s most important markets, supported by a strong and loyal fan base. With this continued relationship, TSN and RDS will help us reach more UFC fans in Canada than ever before.”

The new agreement with TSN and RDS also allows UFC FIGHT PASS® to expand its offerings to customers in Canada with eight exclusive UFC Fight Night events and all Early Preliminary fights from each UFC live event. FIGHT PASS customers will also have access to the largest collection of combat sports programming in the world, featuring UFC’s full archive of historic events, classic bouts, and original content, as well as live events from leading independent promotions from around the globe.

UFC programming is also available to TSN and TSN Direct subscribers on TSN.ca and the TSN app. The complete UFC on TSN broadcast schedule can be found here.


viernes, 10 de agosto de 2018

#ClutchBaloncesto Noticias recientes del Baloncesto Mundial



NBA UNVEILS 2018-19 GAME AND BROADCAST SCHEDULES

– Back-to-Backs at Historic Low for Fourth Consecutive Season; No Four-in-Fives for Second Straight Season –

NEW YORKAug. 10, 2018 – The NBA today released its complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for ABCTNTESPNNBA TV andESPN Radio for the 2018-19 regular season.  The league’s 73rd regular season will tip off on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, and conclude on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  

As part of the 2018-19 schedule, the number of times when teams play games on back-to-back days will be an all-time low for the fourth consecutive season.  The team average is 13.3 back-to-backs this season, down 31 percent since the 2014-15 season (19.3 per team).  For the second season in a row, no team is scheduled to play a stretch with four games in five days.  In addition, instances when teams play five games in seven days (0.7 per team) has been reduced by 42 percent from last season (1.2 per team) and 77 percent from the 2016-17 season (3.0 per team).

Also in 2018-19, the NBA will again label its schedule by week to enhance the ability of fans to follow the 1,230-game regular season.  Starting with Week 1 and ending with Week 26, the weekly structure will help reinforce awareness of upcoming games and communicate key storylines.  Each week will run Monday through Sunday. 

The NBA previously announced its national television schedule for Week 1 of the 2018-19 regular season as well as its lineup of five Christmas Day games on ESPN networks and three Martin Luther King Jr. Day games on TNT.  (Click here for those schedules.)  The season will begin on Oct. 16 with a doubleheader on TNT featuring the Philadelphia 76ers visiting the Boston Celtics (8 p.m. ET) and the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder (10:30 p.m. ET).    

NBA on ABC
In addition to televising three Christmas Day games, ABC will have the following regular-season series:

• NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC: The fourth season of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC will feature eight games, each scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. ET.  The series will tip off on Jan. 19 (Week 14) with the Los Angeles Lakers visiting the Houston Rockets, which will be preceded by a special matinee broadcast on ABC as Philadelphia hosts Oklahoma City at 3:30 p.m. ET.  Other Primetime telecasts will include the Celtics playing interconference showdowns against the visiting Warriors on Jan. 26 (Week 15) and the host Lakers on March 9 (Week 21).

• NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC: ABC will present six Sunday afternoon games, starting on Feb. 3 (Week 16) with the Celtics taking on the Thunder in Boston (2 p.m. ET) and concluding on April 7 (Week 25) with the Thunder visiting the Minnesota Timberwolves (3:30 p.m. ET).

ABC will also televise the NBA Finals 2019 presented by YouTube TV – its 17th straight season as the exclusive home of the league’s championship series. 

NBA on TNT
TNT will televise 21 Thursday doubleheaders and 10 Tuesday doubleheaders as part of Turner Sports’ 35th straight year of NBA coverage.  All games will be live streamed via tntdrama.com/watchtnt and the Watch TNT App. 

The network’s Players Only franchise – which comprises former professional basketball players in all broadcast roles – will return for its third year starting on Tuesday, Jan. 29 (Week 16) with a doubleheader showcasing the New Orleans Pelicans at the Rockets (8 p.m. ET) and the 76ers at the Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET).  Players Only telecasts will air regularly on Tuesday nights from the series’ Jan. 29 debut through April 2 (Week 25).

As previously announced, TNT’s first Thursday doubleheader of the season, on Oct. 18, will include LeBron James’ debut with the Lakers as they visit the Portland Trail Blazers (10:30 p.m. ET). 

Additional highlights of TNT’s regular-season schedule:

·         Week 5: Golden State at Houston (Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. ET) – The Warriors and Rockets will square off for the first time since their seven-game series in the 2018 Western Conference Finals.
·         Week 11: Philadelphia at Utah (Thursday, Dec. 27, 10:30 p.m. ET) – 2017-18 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons will lead the 76ers against last season’s runner-up, Donovan Mitchell, and the Jazz.
·         Week 12: Toronto at San Antonio (Thursday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m. ET) – The Raptors and Spurs will face each other for the first time since their July 18 trade in which Toronto acquired Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green from San Antonio for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round draft pick. 

In addition to its regular-season coverage, TNT will air NBA All-Star 2019 events from Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte, culminating with the NBA’s 68th All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 17.

TNT will also exclusively televise the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals.

NBA on ESPN
In its 17th consecutive season of NBA coverage, ESPN will present 21 Wednesday doubleheaders and 16 Friday doubleheaders.  The network’s telecasts will be available via the ESPN App.  ESPN Deportes, ESPN’s Spanish-language U.S. sports network, will also have a full slate of regular-season games.

ESPN’s regular-season schedule will feature:

·         Week 4: Boston at Utah (Friday, Nov. 9, 9:30 p.m. ET) – Celtics forward/guard Gordon Hayward is set to face the Jazz for the first time.
·         Week 6: Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland (Wednesday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. ET) – Four-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and the Lakers will make their one regular-season visit to Cleveland.
·         Week 19: San Antonio at Toronto (Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. ET) – Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors’ career scoring leader, will play his first game at Scotiabank Arena as a visitor.

ESPN will be the exclusive network of the 2019 Western Conference Finals.

NBA on NBA TV
NBA TV will televise 30 doubleheaders during the season as well as a tripleheader on April 7 (Week 25), its last day of live game coverage for the 2018-19 regular season.

The network’s coverage will feature a special afternoon doubleheader on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21 (Week 15) as the Knicks take on the Thunder at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m. ET) and the Magic visits the Atlanta Hawks (3 p.m. ET).

NBA TV’s regular-season schedule will also include:

·         Week 6: Phoenix at Philadelphia; Oklahoma City at Sacramento (Monday, Nov. 19) – The top two selections from the NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm will be in action as No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton and the Suns visit the 76ers (7 p.m. ET), followed by No. 2 pick Marvin Bagley III and the Kings facing the Thunder at Golden 1 Center (10 p.m. ET).  
·         Week 9: NBA Mexico City Games 2018 (Saturday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. ET) – The Jazz and the Orlando Magic will play the second of the NBA’s two games in Mexico City during the 2018-19 season.   
·         Week 14: NBA London Game 2019 (Thursday, Jan. 17, 3 p.m. ET) – The New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards will meet at The O2 in the NBA’s ninth regular-season game in London.

NBA on ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio will air 26 games during the regular season, including Warriors vs. Thunder on opening night and two Christmas Day matchups in Celtics vs. 76ers and Warriors vs. Lakers.  It will also provide coverage from NBA All-Star 2019 and broadcast the NBA Finals 2019 presented by YouTube TV.

Additional 2018-19 Schedule Highlights
The NBA on ABC, TNT, ESPN and NBA TV will present flexible scheduling throughout the regular season to provide the most compelling matchups to a national audience.

NBA League Pass will offer up to 40 live, out-of-market games each week through connected televisions, the NBA App, NBA.com and B/R Live for fans who want to watch their favorite teams, players and matchups from outside their local markets (blackout restrictions apply).  Games included in NBA League Pass will be in addition to those available on TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBA TV as well as local networks (such as a regional sports network and/or an over-the-air station).  For more information about NBA League Pass, visit nba.com/leaguepass/.

The 2018-19 season will feature 42 games on Saturdays and Sundays during primetime for fans in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  This marks the most primetime games for fans in these regions and the fifth consecutive season with at least 20 such games.

The schedule also includes five consecutive Sunday games from March 10 to April 7 that will air in primetime in India.  This marks the second straight year that five games will be televised in primetime in India.

NBA programming and games are seen in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages.
NBA.com and the NBA App will provide day-by-day and team-by-team schedules as well as regular-season telecast schedules of the league’s domestic broadcast partners.

REGRESAN LOS EXPLOSIVOS DE MOCA A LA LIGA PUERTORIQUEÑA DE BALONCESTO  
Moca, Puerto Rico – Hablar de los Explosivos de Moca, en la Liga Puertorriqueña de Baloncesto era hablar de uno de los equipos más fogosos y agresivos de los 90’s. Jugadores como Edwin Pellot, James Carter, José “Canito” Nieves, pusieron a gozar a la fanaticada mocana y la de los pueblos del noroeste del país.
Su campeonato en el 1993 contra los Ganaderos de Hatillo 88 por 83  en tiempo extra en el juego decisivo celebrado en el vetusto y legendario coliseo Árquelio Torres Ramírez de San Germán. Bajo el mando de su entonces dirigente Ángel “Caco” Cancel, sin dudas marco un día magno historia del deporte en la periferia del noroeste del país, el cual sigue vivo en la memoria de cano mocano. 
25 años han pasado de ese campeonato y ahora vuelve  la explosión a la “Capital del Mundillo” con la nueva representación de los Explosivos TNT en Moca ahora con el deportista Jesús Rosario como apoderado de la franquicia   y el bajo la dirección de Xavier Aponte, actual asistente de los Leones de Ponce en el BSN.
Los Explosivos TNT tendrán como sede su coliseo el doctor Juan Sánchez Acevedo y la temporada dará inicio el  17 de noviembre de 2018.

MIKE FRATELLO PARTICIPARÁ DE CLÍNICA
PARA COACHES, JUGADORES Y PADRES

GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO - El conocido exentrenador y analista de NBA, Mike Fratello, participará junto al exjugador y asistente de NBA, Ed Pinckney, y los entrenadores locales Leo Arill y el experimentado Flor Meléndez, de una clínica para entrenadores, jugadores, padres y todos los amantes del baloncesto. 

La clínica se llevará a cabo en el coliseo Mario “Quijote” Morales de Guaynabo el próximo domingo 12 de agosto de 2018.

“Lo interesante de ésta clínica es que puede participar cualquier persona amante del deporte del baloncesto. Estamos juntando estos excelentes entrenadores para ayudar a los que asistan a continuar reforzando sus conocimientos dentro del juego. Será una actividad única y de mucho aprendizaje”, comentó por su parte Sammy Díaz, organizador del evento. Díaz también informó que el viernes, 10 de agosto se ofrecerá una conferencia de prensa a las 6:00pm en el Marriott Resort de San Juan (Condado), donde se darán cita dichos entrenadores.

El horario del evento será de 8:00am a 5:00pm, tendrá un costo de $80.00 por persona e incluye el almuerzo. 

Para inscripciones se pueden comunicar al 787-934-6267 ó 787-637-2096; o a través de PRTicket.com .

EDUCACIÓN CONTINUA APROBADA POR FBPUR Y DRD

La clínica servirá como curso de educación continua para los entrenadores certificados por la Federación de Baloncesto de Puerto Rico y el Departamento de Recreación y Deportes. “Esta es la oportunidad perfecta para que los entrenadores certificados puedan acreditar esas horas de aprendizaje, mientras comparten junto a jugadores y padres que también se podrán beneficiar del conocimiento de estos expertos”, culminó explicando Díaz.

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          NBA MEXICO CITY GAMES 2018 TO FEATURE ORLANDO MAGIC HOSTING CHICAGO BULLS AND UTAH JAZZ

- NBA to Play Two Regular-Season Games in Mexico City for Third Consecutive Season -

- NBA and Zignia Live Announce Multiyear Partnership Extension for Two Regular-Season Games at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico Each of the Next Three Seasons -

MEXICO CITYAug. 7, 2018 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live announced today that the NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will feature the Orlando Magic playing regular-season games against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, Dec. 13, and against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City.  The games will mark the third consecutive season the NBA will play two regular-season games in Mexico City.

As part of today’s announcement, the NBA and Zignia Live have also forged a multiyear partnership to collaborate on future games over the next several years in Mexico.

The NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will be broadcast live by ESPN and on NBA League Pass International.  Fans can register their interest in tickets and gain access to presale information, exclusive offers and more by visiting https://mexicogames.nba.com.

The NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will mark the 27th and 28th games in Mexico since 1992, the most NBA games held in any country outside the United States and Canada. 

The Magic’s roster currently features Aaron Gordon and 2018 No. 6 overall draft pick Mohamed Bamba.  The Bulls’ roster currently includes two-time Verizon Slam DunkChampion Zach LaVine and forward Lauri Markkanen (Finland).  The Jazz are led by Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio and 2018 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert (France).


The NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will be supported by a full roster of marketing partners, including Nike, SAP, Gatorade and Tissot with additional partners to be announced in the coming months. 

In 2017, the NBA played four games in Mexico, which marked the first time the league has held four regular-season games in one country outside the U.S. and Canada in one calendar year. 

Following the conclusion of the NBA Mexico City Games 2020, the league will have played 32 games in Mexico since 1992.  

Details about future games will be announced at a later date.

Fans can find more NBA information at NBA.comFacebook.com/NBA_Mexico and on Twitter (@NBAMEX).  Fans can also purchase all the latest NBA merchandise atNBATienda.com and at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico on game nights.

Executive and Player Quotes:

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver:
“Returning to Mexico City for two regular-season games this season reinforces our commitment to growing basketball in Mexico and Latin America.  NBA teams have been playing in Mexico for more than 25 years, and the Bulls, Jazz and Magic organizations are excited to continue the tradition of bringing the live game experience to our passionate Mexican fans.”

Zignia Live Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships Ignacio Sáenz:
“I´m so proud, that once again, NBA Mexico City Games will be held in our
country this upcoming December.  The enthusiasm and dedication of every Mexican fan resulted in a multiyear partnership, that will see future games played in Mexico City over the next several years.  The Arena Ciudad de México is the ideal setting to enjoy the magic of basketball as a family, and we are sure that the games will be an unforgettable and memorable experience for all. We thank the NBA, the teams and of course, the fans in Mexico for all their support. We continue making history together!”

Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins: 
“Having played in England twice, Japan, China, Mexico and Brazil, the Orlando Magic are always honored to participate in the NBA’s Global Games and look forward to again representing the Central Florida community and the NBA.  From our previous experience of playing in Mexico City, we know the passion of the fans and look forward to this amazing opportunity.”

“We are honored that the NBA invited the Chicago Bulls to be a part of sharing a game we love with a global audience.  While our home town is Chicago, the Bulls are fortunate to have fans around the world and we are excited to take our team on the road and help bring the NBA-game experience to Mexico City.  On behalf of the entire organization, I want to thank Adam Silver, the NBA, and Mexico City for this opportunity.”

Utah Jazz President Steve Starks:
“The Utah Jazz are excited to play in Mexico City and are proud to represent our fans and the NBA on a global stage.  This will be our fourth time playing in Mexico and first time back in 15 years. Our organization thanks the NBA and the people of Mexico City for this unique opportunity.”

About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.5 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Zignia Live

Zignia Live is a subsidiary of Avalanz Group, and is known for hosting first class events in the most modern and comfortable venues every year while offering the public a unique and world-class experience every time.  In partnership with leading companies in the live entertainment industry, Zignia Live brings the best music, family and sporting events closer to Mexican public.