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NBCSN is TV's fastest growing sports network since debut of Premier League on August 17, 2013; NBCSN Total Day Audience Up 80% & Adult 25-54 Demo Up 73% since Premier League Launch
In the 50 weeks since NBCUniversal debuted its unprecedented coverage of the Barclays Premier League on August 17, 2013, NBCSN is television’s fastest growing sports cable network in Total Day viewership (6 a.m.-6 a.m.), according to live plus same day data released by The Nielsen Company.
The 2014-15 Premier League season kicks off on Saturday, August 16 on NBC and NBCSN.
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Former Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino has reportedly accepted the job as Argentina coach, replacing Alejandro Sabella
Argentine and former Barcelona manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino is tipped as favorite to replace Alejandro Sabella as La Albiceleste coach, according to Mundo Deportivo (per Football Espana).
Sabella, who is rumored to have left the helms of the two-time World Cup champions, guided the South American nation to the World Cup final, but lost 1-0 in extra-time to eventual winners Germany.
The... Read the rest of the article »
World Cup winners Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, and Per Mertesacker won't take part in the beginning of the upcoming English Premier League season, reveals Wenger
Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal's German core, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, and Per Mertesacker, will all miss the beginning of the 2014-15 English Premier League season.
The trio were all part of the German national team that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, beating Argentina 1-0 at the famous Maracana stadium back in July 13.
Former Real Madrid star Ozil in particular played a full... Read the rest of the article »
The Liverpool captain declared his desire to hang up his boots after 114 caps with the national side. With his retirement the FA will have an important decision to make as they look for a new man to lead the team.
Gerrard’s retirement puts the Three Lions in unchartered waters as they will be for the first time in a very long time put in a situation where they will have to choose a leader from a group of players who are not suitable to lead, an opinion which has been voiced by several former players.
Ex-England captain Bryan Robson who was capped 90 times between 1980 and 1991 has declared that... Read the rest of the article »
The Liga BBVA heavyweights are ready to sell Spanish midfielder Isco in order to fund a move for Colombian ace James Rodriguez
La Liga giants Real Madrid are reportedly ready to sell Spanish midfielder Isco in an attempt to fund their James Rodriguez chase.
The Colombian star shined at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, scoring six goals in five games, and has a number of admirers on his tail, but the 23-year-old Monaco star openly admittied to preferring the Bernabeu over any other destinations.
Isco, on the other... Read the rest of the article »
The Liverpool icon feels that his former club will find it difficult to find a like for like replacement for the prolific Uruguayan attacker.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher feels that the Reds will find it impossible to find a striker that will match the quality of the Barcelona-bound Luis Suarez.
The controversial Uruguayan enjoyed the most prolific season of his career, netting 31 goals and earning himself numerous awards, including the much coveted European Golden Shoe. However, with him donning the Blaugrana kit alongside Lionel... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona's player-plus-cash Luis Suarez move has taken a huge blow as Alexis Sanchez opts against a Liverpool move in favor of another English Premier League club
Barcelona's Chilean ace Alexis Sanches looks to dish out a transfer deal blow to the Catalan side's hopes of signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
The Liga BBVA side are planning on offering the 25-year-old attacker plus £40m to tempt the English Premier League club to sell Barcelona their Uruguayan striker.
But now, the former Udinese man is set to spoil Barcelona's plans as reports... Read the rest of the article »
Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, found in Varane the perfect replacement for his spot.
When asked about who would be best suited to replace him, Rio Ferdinand tweeted “Varane…Real Madrid won't sell though.” The young French defender, still in Brazil with his national team, has impressed with Real Madrid, every time he was given a chance.
"@Jonathan_bergh: What central defender would you buy to United? @rioferdy5" > Varane....Real Madrid won't sell... Read the rest of the article »
The three lions were embarrassingly knocked out of the World Cup after losing both their matches against Italy and Uruguay. Their exit will definitely have an impact on England’s top tier league.
It has been 48 years since England were crowned World Champions, since then the three lions despite of boasting numerous talented squads have failed to challenge for the top honor.
England’s golden generation of 2002 and 2006 managed to salvage some pride for the three lions after reaching the Quarter-Final stage of the competition on both occasions. However the squads which were to follow... Read the rest of the article »
The world waits for Uruguay to take on England at the World Cup but the South American side's boss tells fans not to expect too much from Liverpool striker Luis Suarez
English Premier League's top two goal-scorers from last season get geared up to go head-to-head when Uruguay take on England at the World Cup in Brazil on Thursday.
Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez will both look to help their respective nations get back to winning ways as the Three Lions ran out 2-1 losers to Italy whilst La Celeste fell to a shock 3-1 loss at the hands of Costa Rica on their... Read the rest of the article »
After a mixed season, many people are doubting whether Lionel Messi can perform in Brazil but Iniesta says there is no one like the Argentine
Barcelona ace Lionel Messi heads to Brazil on the back of a roller coaster year with the Blaugrana star reaching news highs and record lows in his 2013-14 season at Camp Nou.
A persisting injury, accompanied by a loss of form, lead to many questioning the Argentina captain's abilities and whether he would be able to lead La Albiceleste to success in football's grand tournament, in Brazil.
However... Read the rest of the article »
After releasing a provisional 28-man squad, Lamouchi announced the list of 23 players to leave for Brazil.
When Ivory Coast manager Sabri Lamouchi announced his list of 28 provisional players to potentially leave for Brazil, he relied heavily on players with experience in the English Premier League. In fact, one fourth of the nominated players have experienced football in England's top flight championship.
The inclusion of both Toure brothers should come as no surprise, especially since their clubs... Read the rest of the article »
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who scored twice for France in a friendly match against Norway this week, has talked about why the Gunners failed to win the EPL.
In a lengthy interview with French magazine Midi-Libre, Olivier Giroud talked about Arsenal’s season and his personal future at the Emirates. The striker admitted that his team lacked maturity against the big teams and cracked under the pressure of being first. The striker stated:
“We were on top for a good half of the season and then we cracked, I believe we lacked maturity and... Read the rest of the article »
We take a look back at the English Premier League this season, its highs and lows, its individuality and the place it has warranted in the history books.
2013-14 has without question been transformational, a refreshment and a statement. There has been some huge score-lines, big questions asked over management and players along more than the odd surprise that has seen a revolutionary campaign, unlike no other.
Including Pepe Mel’s and Tim Sherwood’s sackings over the past forty-eight hours the Premier League has seen thirteen... Read the rest of the article »
League leaders Man City will take on West Ham in the final match of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, the 11th of May.
Preview: City poised to wrap up the title at Etihad
A 4-0 thumping of Aston Villa allowed City to leapfrog Liverpool at the top of the table and should they win their match on Sunday Man City can clinch their second league title in three seasons. Man City’s goal difference of 63 is 13 better than Liverpool’s and their superiority as far as the goal difference is concerned provides... Read the rest of the article »
As Chelsea’s season comes to an end, there seem to be more questions than answers. For Cardiff City, this match is their last in the Premier League for at least another year as they return to the Championship.
Preview: Can Chelsea end the campaign on a high?
Jose Mourinho has seemed more critical and more devoid of energy than he has in previous seasons this campaign. He has shown the press that he is well aware of his striker problem. He has Samuel Eto’o at his disposal. Eto’o of course is not at an age where he can satisfy all the requirements of the modern game. Fernando Torres hit... Read the rest of the article »
10 Matches Kick off Simultaneously at 10 a.m. ET on the Networks of NBCUniversal; Highlighted by Manchester City v. West Ham United on NBC and Liverpool v. Newcastle on NBCSN
NBCUniversal presents the most extensive and comprehensive “Championship Sunday” programming plans ever in the U.S. with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, Spanish-language networks Telemundo and mun2 will each televise one match.
- Premier League Live Pregame... Read the rest of the article »
The top two in the Premier League lock horns in a crucial tie to be held at Anfield on Sunday, the 27th of April.
Preview: Liverpool looking to put the title race to rest
A 12th consecutive victory for Liverpool in the league could draw them closer to their first Barclays Premier League title. The Reds have been impeccable as of late and have defied all odds in cementing their place at the league summit.
Brendan Rodgers men have not lost a single league game this year and a victory on Sunday will... Read the rest of the article »
A statement on the club’s official website has confirmed the rumors which had been surfacing yesterday and the Scotsman has been removed from his post as the manager of Manchester united.
It was something which had been inevitable for quite some time now and David Moyes’ woeful stint as the head coach of the most successful club in England has come to an end. The former Everton man who was appointed as the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson’s throne has guided the Red Devils to their worst campaign in the Premier League era.
In his only season as manager of Man United... Read the rest of the article »
From Rooney to Suarez, to Sturridge and even an unlikely strike from a Norwich midfielder scoring his first ever Premier League goal.
The Premier League has offered some spectacular moments this season but nothing quite beats a festival of the best goals of the season.
There have been some long range screamers, some ticky-tacky one-touch displays and some goals scored that barely escape the training-pitch. However, as the talent in the Premier League has grown of late so have the range of varying strikes.
So... Read the rest of the article »