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
Former Premier League midfielder Samir Nasri has been banned for six months by European governing body UEFA for receiving an intravenous drip treatment in Los Angeles, California in December 2016.
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During the time in question, Nasri was on loan from Manchester City with Spanish side Sevilla.
Nasri reportedly received the treatment upon an initial diagnosis from his ex-girlfriend Dr. Sarabjit Anand. He later traveled to LA for the treatment, where a private medical company known as the Drip Doctors, set up the IV drip for Nasri.
The IV was said to have contained sterile water containing 50 milliliters of micronutrient components, which given in an infusion over the span of six hours is considered illegal by the World Anti-doping Agency.
Nasri is without a club at this time, after last appearing for Turkish club Antalyaspor in January. The 30-year-old left the side this winter after making just eight appearances in all competitions.
With an important run of fixtures upcoming, including a UEFA Champions League date with Real Madrid, the Parisians received disappointing news on Sunday.
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Despite picking up a 3-0 victory against Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain suffered a massive blow in the second stanza after Neymar was stretchered off the pitch with a right leg injury in the 81st minute.
The Brazilian international appeared to twist his ankle upon landing on the ground after going in for a challenge, although there was no contact when the attacker went down in agony.
Minutes after suffering the apparent ankle injury, Neymar was carried off the field on a stretcher by medical staff, raising questions about his availability in the coming weeks.
PSG faces a crucial run of matches, including Wednesday’s French Cup match against Marseille and their second leg UCL fixture against Real Madrid.
Unai Emery and his side currently trail 3-1 against Los Blancos, as the tie heads back to Paris for the second meeting.
This season, Neymar has tallied 28 goals in all competitions for the Parisians, including six finishes in the UCL, so his potential absence would be a huge blow to PSG’s hopes of advancing to the quarterfinals.
A roundup of Sunday’s action in Spain and Italy’s top flights…
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Sevilla 2-5 Atletico Madrid
Antoine Griezmann’s hat-trick helped pace Atletico on Sunday as Diego Simeone and Co. continue to apply pressure to Barcelona at the top of La Liga. Atleti remains seven points behind the Blaugrana in Spain’s top flight, after picking up its 17th victory of the season. The visitors scored twice in the first half with finishes from Diego Costa and Griezmann, before Koke and two more goals from the Frenchman extended the lead to 5-0.
Meanwhile, Sevilla did manage to pull back two late goals through Pablo Sarabia and Nolito, however, it was too late to complete a comeback.
Valencia 2-1 Real Sociedad
A brace from Santi Mina pulled Valencia to within two points of Real Madrid for third place in La Liga. The defeat for Sociedad keeps the bottom half side in 14th place, however, the side has a 10-point cushion above the relegation zone.
Elsewhere in La Liga
Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Malaga
Villareal 1-0 Getafe
Roma 0-2 AC Milan
A big victory for the Milan side has Gennaro Gatusso’s men back in contention for a top five place in Italy. Second-half strikes from Patrick Cutrone and Davide Calabria helped pace the visitors, as Roma suffered a big blow in the title race. Roma now sits 16 points behind league leaders Napoli, while already having lost earlier in the week to Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League.
Elsewhere in Serie A
Crotone 2-3 SPAL
Fiorentina 1-0 Chievo
Hellas 2-1 Torino
Sampdoria 2-1 Udinese
Sassuolo 0-3 Lazio
Juventus vs. Atalanta (POSTPONED)
A former world-record sprinter is set to take his opportunity as a soccer player, however, he won’t reveal which club just yet.
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Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt revealed on Sunday that he has signed a contract with a professional side, although the 31-year-old wouldn’t state which club or where the side resides.
The veteran runner retired from track and field last year after winning eight Olympic gold medals in his career.
Bolt has been connected with several major European clubs in the past, including Manchester United — whom he has been a lifelong supporter of — and Borussia Dortmund.
Bolt was set to have a trial with the German side next month, although it’s unlikely that the Jamaican will have that chance now that he’s signed with a team.
Last month, he also trained with South African side Mamelodi Sundown.