NBC to air all 10 Premier League games on final day in “Championship Sunday” extravaganza

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10 games, 10 channels but only one “Championship Sunday” is coming your way on May 11.

Get excited.

Ahead of the final day of the Premier League season, NBCUniversal will be using all of their resources to finish off the PL season in style, with the PL title, Champions League places and relegation battles going down to the wire.

WATCH: Details on where you can watch every single PL game on May 11

All 10 games on Sunday, May 11 will be shown across NBC’s umbrella of channels, with games to be shown on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Esquire Network and Syfy.

Here are all the details below in the release from NBC Sports Group, as an incredible day of action will unfold before our very eyes on May 11.

OFFICIAL RELEASE — With less than one month to the Premier League’s May 11 season finale, NBCUniversal has unveiled the most extensive and comprehensive “Championship Sunday” programming plans ever in the U.S.  Viewers will have front row seats to watch how the race unfolds for the Premier League title, Champions League berths, and the quest to avoid relegation.

All 10 matches will be 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. Channel assignments for the matches will be determined in early May.

“It will be a day of football like no one has ever experienced,” Premier League Live host Rebecca Lowe said. “A one-off, must-watch date you just can’t miss to finish off a season which I believe has been the best of the Premier League era.”

“Blood, sweat and tears guaranteed on Championship Sunday as we watch this amazing season reach its thrilling finale,” said Premier League Live analyst and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe. “You won’t miss a thing as we bring you unprecedented coverage of one of the most anticipated sporting days anywhere.”

“Strap yourself into the armchair, grab hold of the remote and get ready for the ride of your life,” said Premier League Live analyst and former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle. “Championship Sunday delivers one, last, enthralling episode of the Barclays Premier League.”

Premier League “Championship Sunday” matches on May 11 will be televised live on the following networks of NBCUniversal, all at 10 a.m. ET:

NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off May 11 at 9 a.m. ET with an exclusive Premier League Live pregame show on CNBC featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe, and Robbie Earle. Lowe, Mustoe and Earle will return following the matches for a special Premier League Live season wrap-up postgame show on NBC at 12 Noon ET.  NBCSN will simulcast the season-ending postgame show.

In addition, all 10 Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets (further details below).

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA COVERAGE

NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all 10 Premier League “Championship Sunday” matches. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play. Matches airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • The nine non-NBC matches will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

The interactive Premier League Game Finder can be accessed at http://www.nbcsports.com/ExtraTime.

With “Championship Sunday,” NBC Sports Group concludes the most ambitious, extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Premier League available anywhere in the world with all 380 Premier League matches available live in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. In total, NBC Sports Group presented more than 1,600 hours of Premier League programming.

FOLLOW LIVE: Timbers host Sounders in PNW showdown

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They don’t get much bigger, or more heated, than this one in MLS — it’s Portland versus Seattle, the Timbers versus the Sounders, tonight at Providence Park (10 p.m. ET).

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Seattle won the first meeting between these sides, 1-0 back on May 27, on their home turf at CenturyLink Field. Cristian Roldan, who’ll depart for U.S. national team camp following Sunday’s game, scored the only goal that afternoon in Seattle, a 4th-minute header from three yards out.

Mustafi: Arsenal players powerless, hope “brilliant” Sanchez will stay

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Shkodran Mustafi admits that he, along with his Arsenal teammates, feels helpless with over the ongoing transfer saga of Alexis Sanchez.

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The Chilean superstar is linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer, as the Gunners fell out of the Premier League’s top-four and the 28-year-old’s contract is set to expire next summer. Perhaps most importantly, Sanchez hasn’t so much as publicly stated a desire to remain at the club, which, from the outside, appears to have left his future in even greater doubt.

Mustafi admits he hasn’t a clue how things will shake out in the coming weeks, but he’s quick with a pleading sales pitch for Sanchez to stay — quotes from Goal.com:

“I have no idea. Obviously the other players cannot make that decision, he has to make that decision.

“I’m not too much involved. I hope he stays because he is a really brilliant football player but there’s nothing in my hands that I can do.”

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Arsenal would likely have to double (if not more) Sanchez’s current $180,000 weekly wages in order to convince him to forego a season in the UEFA Champions League and commit his long-term future to a club presently trending in the wrong direction.

Report: Frank De Boer accepts Crystal Palace job

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Frank de Boer is widely expected to be named new Crystal Palace manager this week, as he has reportedly accepted the job after having been offered the position this week.

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The 47-year-old Dutchman has been out of work since he was fired by Inter Milan in November. He lasted just 84 days at the San Siro, where he managed to win just five of 14 games. Inter Milan is Inter Milan, though, and that’s something worth remembering when critiquing Palace’s impending appointment of De Boer.

Palace are also widely expected to back De Boer in the transfer market this summer, in a big way. Kelechi Iheanacho is the biggest name linked with a move to Selhurst Park, as the 20-year-old Nigerian striker is reportedly unwanted by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

5th-place San Jose parts ways with Kinnear after 2.5 seasons

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Dominic Kinnear is out after two and a half seasons as head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes, despite leading the club to a hugely improved standing 17 games into the 2017 season.

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The move comes 17 hours after San Jose put to bed a three-game winless skid with a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday, a result which propelled them into fifth place in the Western Conference, just two points off second place. After seventh- and ninth-place finishes in Kinnear’s first two seasons back in Northern California (he managed the club in 2004 and 2005 before the club was relocated to Houston, where he would remain for nine seasons, through the 2014 season), this year’s team seemed to be moving in a positive direction quicker than most had previously expected.

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The club has named Chris Leitch head coach and Alex Covelo as assistant coach. Current assistant coach Steve Ralston and goalkeeper coach Tim Hanley will remain in their current roles.

“First and foremost, we would like to thank Dominic for his hard work, professionalism and contributions to this club over the years,” Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli said in a release. “He worked hard this year and was a first-class person all the way. This decision was made after a lot of thought and evaluation. We decided that we wanted to go in a different direction as we continue to build the identity of this club.”

Kinnear is the second MLS coach to be relieved of his duties this season, suffering the same fate as RSL’s Jeff Cassar, who lasted just three games before being fired in March.