It’s Friday, you’re heading home from the office and the moment you’ve been looking forward to all week has arrived.
The Premier League action on NBC Sports is upon us my friends.
Kicking off the action on Saturday, we have a ding-dong West London derby between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage. Jose Mourinho’s Blues make the short 1.8 mile trip down Fulham Road and you can watch it unfold live on NBCSN at 10 a.m. ET. Then the late game on NBCSN at 12:30 p.m. ET is Southampton vs. Liverpool, as the Saints aim to bag a third-straight Premier League win over Luis Suarez and co. Saints had four players called into the England squad this week, so expect their young side to be brimming with confidence.
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On Sunday the action continues as Tottenham host struggling Cardiff City at White Hart Lane, you can watch that game live on NBCSN as coverage begins from 10:30 a.m. ET. Tim Sherwood’s Spurs need a win to keep in the top four hunt, while Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s Bluebirds need anything that can get to try and get out of the bottom three.
You can watch NBC and USA for our feature games and watch every single second of every single game live this season online via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra App.
Via your TV you can watch the games live on Premier League Extra Time. Here’s your full TV schedule for the coming days. Enjoy.
FULL TV SCHEDULE
10am ET: Fulham vs. Chelsea – NBCSN
10am ET: Hull City vs. Newcastle United – Premier League Extratime
10am ET: Stoke City vs. Arsenal – Premier League Extratime
10am ET: Everton vs. West Ham United – Premier League Extratime
12:30pm ET: Southampton vs. Liverpool – NBCSN
11:30am ET: Aston Villa vs. Norwich City – Premier League Extratime
11:30am ET: Swansea City vs. Crystal Palace – Premier League Extratime
11:30am ET: Tottenham vs. Cardiff City – NBCSN
PRAGUE (AP) Czech champion Viktoria Plzen is close to signing Austrian midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz.
Plzen says Ivanschitz agreed terms for a contract lasting 1 + seasons and will sign it when the team returns from a training camp in Spain. Ivanschitz has already joined the squad at the Oliva Nova resort, the club says.
Ivanschitz helped the Seattle Sounders win their first MLS Cup in December.
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No financial details were given.
The 33-year-old Ivanschitz also played for Rapid Vienna and Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, Mainz in the Bundesliga, Levante in Spain and Panathinaikos in Athens.
Ivanschitz played 69 games for Austria in 2003-14, scoring 12 goals.
Joel Matip is going to get to play for Liverpool during AFCON after all.
The center back had turned down the chance to represent Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations, and Liverpool was forced to apply to FIFA for a waiver.
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Matip suffered an ankle injury in December, adding to his desire to stay at Anfield. He declared himself internationally retired and was one of six Cameroon players who refused call-ups for AFCON.
He last played for the Reds on Dec. 11, and can be selected by Jurgen Klopp against Swansea City on Saturday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says he raised 1.2 million pounds ($1.5 million) from a friendly game against former club Everton last year.
That represents the profits, after operational costs, from August’s sellout match at Old Trafford and goes toward the Wayne Rooney Foundation’s target of raising 5 million pounds for children’s charities.
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Rooney said: “I’d like to thank all the fans who came to the testimonial and made it such a special night. They’ve raised a huge amount of money for children who are disadvantaged and it will make a real difference to their lives.”
Rooney is one goal from breaking Manchester United’s scoring record, with the striker currently tied with Bobby Charlton on 249 goals.
Rooney joined United from Everton in 2004.
Robert Lewandowski picked up where he left off.
The Polish striker scored twice for Bayern Munich, once in stoppage time, as the Bavarians improved their Bundesliga lead to six points after toppling Freiburg 2-1 on Friday.
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And what a winner it was, Lewandowski taking a Douglas Costa cross with two juggling touches before hitting an offspeed bouncer inside the post.
It was the league’s first match following the winter/holiday break, giving Bayern a cushion before RB Leipzig takes the pitch against Eintracht Frankfurt in a Top Five tilt on Saturday.
Lewandowski moves closer to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the goal scoring chart. His 13th and 14th goals have him two back of Borussia Dortmund’s striker, as Lewandowski pursues a third Golden Boot in four seasons.
Full Weekend Schedule
Freiburg 1-2 Bayern Munich — Friday
Augsburg vs. Hoffenheim — Saturday
Schalke vs. Ingolstadt — Saturday
Darmstadt vs. Borussia Monchengladbach — Saturday
Werder Bremen vs. Borussia Dortmund — Saturday
Wolfsburg vs. Hamburger SV — Saturday
RB Leipzig vs. Eintracht Frankfurt — Saturday
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Hertha Berlin — Sunday
Mainz vs. Koln — Sunday