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2018-19 Premier League TV schedule released

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The TV schedule has been released for the first batch of games in the 2018/19 Premier League season on NBC Sports.

Bring. It. On. The dates and times are now locked in for the first two months of the season. For more details on how to watch and opening weekend, click here.

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The full TV schedule for the PL games up until October 1 are below, plus you can watch every single second of every single game live online via NBC,the NBC Sports App and by purchasing the “Premier League Pass” via NBC Sports Gold.

Gold also includes an extensive selection of shoulder programming such as Premier League News, Premier League Today and NBC Sports originals such as Premier League Download and much more.

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You can also watch Premier League “Goal Rush” at for all the goals as they go in around the grounds. Goal Rush is available via NBC and the NBC Sports App.

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If you’re looking for full-event replays of Premier League games, you can find them here for the games streamed on and here for the games on NBC Sports Gold.

All times below are listed in Eastern Time.

Matchweek 1
Fri., Aug. 10 3 p.m. Manchester United v. Leicester City NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 7:30 a.m. Newcastle v. Tottenham NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Chelsea TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Fulham v. Crystal Palace TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 10 a.m. Watford v. Brighton & Hove Albion TBD
Sat., Aug. 11 12:30 p.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Everton NBC
Sun., Aug. 12 7:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 12 8:30 a.m. Liverpool v. West Ham TBD
Sun., Aug. 12 8:30 a.m. Southampton v. Burnley TBD
Sun., Aug. 12 11 a.m. Arsenal v. Manchester City NBCSN

Matchweek 2
Sat., Aug. 18 7:30 a.m. Cardiff City v. Newcastle NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Tottenham v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Burnley v. Watford TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Everton v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 10 a.m. West Ham v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Aug. 18 12:30 p.m. Chelsea v. Arsenal NBC
Sun., Aug. 19 8:30 a.m. Manchester City v. Huddersfield NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 19 11 a.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 20 3 p.m. Crystal Palace v. Liverpool NBCSN

Matchweek 3
Sat., Aug. 25 7:30 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester City NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Arsenal v. West Ham TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Everton TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Fulham v. Burnley TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 10 a.m. Southampton v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Aug. 25 12:30 p.m. Liverpool v. Brighton & Hove Albion NBC
Sun., Aug. 26 8:30 a.m. Watford v. Crystal Palace NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 26 11 a.m. Newcastle v. Chelsea NBCSN
Mon., Aug. 27 3 p.m. Manchester United v. Tottenham NBCSN

Matchweek 4
Sat., Sept. 1 7:30 a.m. Leicester City v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Burnley v. Manchester United TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. Everton v. Huddersfield TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 10 a.m. West Ham v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Sept. 1 12:30 p.m. Manchester City v. Newcastle NBC
Sun., Sept. 2 8:30 a.m. Cardiff City v. Arsenal NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 2 11 a.m. Watford v. Tottenham NBCSN

Matchweek 5
Sat., Sept. 15 7:30 a.m. Tottenham v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Arsenal TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Chelsea v. Cardiff City TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Crystal Palace TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 10 a.m. Bournemouth v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 15 12:30 p.m. Watford v. Manchester United NBC
Sun., Sept. 16 8:30 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Burnley NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 16 11 a.m. Everton v. West Ham NBCSN
Mon., Sept. 17 3 p.m. Southampton v. Brighton & Hove Albion NBCSN

Matchweek 6
Sat., Sept. 22 7:30 a.m. Fulham v. Watford NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Cardiff City v. Manchester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Manchester United v. Wolverhampton Wanderers TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Burnley v. Bournemouth TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Newcastle TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Huddersfield TBD
Sat., Sept. 22 12:30 p.m. Brighton & Hove Albion v. Tottenham NBC
Sun., Sept. 23 8:30 a.m. West Ham v. Chelsea NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 23 11 a.m. Arsenal v. Everton NBCSN

Matchweek 7
Sat., Sept. 29 7:30 a.m. West Ham v. Manchester United NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Huddersfield v. Tottenham TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Arsenal v. Watford TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Brighton & Hove Albion TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Southampton TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Everton v. Fulham TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Leicester City TBD
Sat., Sept. 29 12:30 p.m. Chelsea v. Liverpool NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 30 11 a.m. Cardiff City v. Burnley NBCSN
Mon., Oct. 1 3 p.m. Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace NBCSN

Emotional scenes as Thailand scores in World Cup loss (video)

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Kanjanaporn Sung-Ngoen won the World Cup for Thailand.

Well, that’s not entirely correct, but the late goal she scored against Sweden in Thailand’s second game of the 2019 Women’s World Cup sure means a lot to the team.

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Thailand was hammered 13-0 by the USWNT in the first match of the World Cup, a statement of the Yanks’ strength as much as the underdogs’ weakness. After all, Thailand carries a higher FIFA ranking (34) than its final opponent Chile (39).

But Sung-Ngoen’s finish late in Sunday’s 5-1 loss to Sweden was a visible relief to the Thai team, who will now turn its attention to Chile and a possible win (The USWNT’s destruction of Thailand’s goal differential gives the Asian side little chance of getting a third-place spot in the knockout rounds).

It was a fine finish, too (See below). Linda Sembrandt, Kosovare Asllani, Fridolina Rolfo, Lina Hurtig, and Elin Rubensson scored for the Swedes, who are 2-0 heading into Thursday’s meeting with the USWNT.

Juve, Chelsea announce Sarri agreement

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The white smoke coming out of Italy isn’t a new pope, it’s Maurizio Sarri setting up shop in Turin.

Juventus and Chelsea confirmed the long-anticipated news: Sarri is returning to Serie A and will manage The Old Lady’s quest for a UEFA Champions League crown.

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Chelsea executive Marina Granovskaia says an agreement was reached and that the Blues wanted to allow Sarri the chance to be closer to home. From

“He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.”

If it took Sarri some time to understand the personality of Eden Hazard, just wait until he gets a load of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sky Sports says the move will net Chelsea around $6 million, and that Gianfranco Zola will also leave Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard has been widely expected to get a shot at the Chelsea gig, though Derby County is trying to lock him down with a new deal.

Just how different will Manchester United look next year?

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It’s Sunday morning, Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United, and the USWNT doesn’t play its World Cup match until Noon: Let’s deal in theoreticals by starting with a fact.

This season is going to be a major challenge for one Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Manchester United boss will seemingly be pulling together a significant amount of new parts into a team which is coming off a sixth place finish in the Premier League, with four of the five teams ahead of him having maintained their managers and most if not all key pieces.

Oh, and he’ll have to fashion this team based out of parts willing to buy into the club’s mystique and ignore the lack of UEFA Champions League play (which is seemingly why Paul Pogba is ready to skip town).

Big paychecks will help, but there’s no way to quickly meld these pieces into one unit. That’s especially true if the biggest piece of their 2018-19 puzzle, Pogba, isn’t in the middle of the park (or pushed a bit forward).

Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, and Antonio Valencia are out of contract, and Romelu Lukaku has been as mentioned as any striker on the market (He has three goals in four days for Belgium, albeit against Kazakhstan and Scotland).

Pogba’s potential departure puts a lot of weight on Ed Woodward to spend money well (One could make an argument for United needing 60-80 percent of those names).

Subtracting them and adding no one, United’s best XI is something like David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Anthony Martial, Andreas Pereira, Jesse Lingard, and Marcus Rashford.

As an aside, the expectations and pressure heaped on Rashford by the “he’s better than Lukaku, play him now centrally” media crowd is going to be a burden if 21-year-old has to bear the center forward burden alone. My goodness are their Old Trafford subplots in excess or what?

Now, of course, there are seven weeks to go in the transfer window and there’s no guarantee Pogba and Lukaku will leave town. In fact, you may want to place your confidence on Pogba opening the season unhappy but at Old Trafford. Either way, the center of the park is going to get a remarkable makeover, and both center back and goalkeeper will get upgrades, too.

To the fixes:

— United is expected to spend big on Crystal Palace right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was sensational last season with the Eagles. They reportedly have sent a $51 million offer to Roy Hodgson‘s squad.

— They’ve been linked with desire for Issa Diop, though West Ham has hopes of $75 million for the center back who made JPW’s Top Ten of the season.

Wilfred Ndidi is “flattered” by links to United, but is focused on Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations line. Should the Red Devils want to buy the 22-year-old, he’s likely in the same price range as the above names.

— Don’t forget Monaco’s Youri Tielemans, who feels like a PL player from his outstanding time at Leicester City last season. He’d merit another $50 million or so.

It’s worth noting that all would get more European football than at their current home with a bump in wages plus an new iconic shirt. Don’t sleep on that.

You’re probably talking a $240-250 million outlay there, should United land them.

Without going further, nor mentioning Swansea’s young Daniel James and Sheffield United loanee Dean Henderson, you can see a thread here: United could be showing us how a Premier League Best XI without any Top Six players would fare in the top flight.

Of course, United has also been linked with big buys from outside of the Premier League and many of these are older than Ndidi, Diop, Tielemans, and AWB.

But taking those four young players and assuming a focal point/back bone strengthening holding mid would likely join part-time players and full-time leaders Nemanja Matic and Chris Smalling (and maybe Juan Mata).

Now of course there are rumors of experienced leaders Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona and there could be a return from Real, PSG, or Juve. And this whole post looks even worse when United swaps Pogba for Neymar straight-up.

Here’s another question in the myriad facing Solskjaer and Woodward: Is the Europa League a better route to the Champions League than the idea of beating out two of Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, and Liverpool (And noting that Spurs, City, and Liverpool will be heavily expected to finish 1-2-3 in some permutation and Chelsea has a leg up on the field assuming Eden Hazard is their lone significant departure).

Manchester United w/ above transfers (Age when season starts)

De Gea (28)

Wan-Bissaka (21) — Lindelof (25) — Diop (22) — Shaw (24)

Ndidi (22) — Matic (30)

Tielemans (22)

Lingard (26) — Rashford (21) — Martial (23)

What a time to be alive. Rashford better deliver!

Watch Live: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Day 10

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Ten months ago, the United States women’s national team beat Chile 3-0 and 4-0 in a pair of friendlies, but the expectations were ratcheted up when the ladies began their 2019 World Cup with a 13-0 demolition of Thailand.

The Yanks and Chile tangle Sunday at Noon ET in the business end of a Women’s World Cup Group F doubleheader, with Sweden and Thailand opening play at 9 a.m. ET.

You can watch every single game from the tournament live online in Spanish via Telemundo Deportes and via the NBC Sports App. All you have to do is click on the links below.

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Here is your full schedule for Friday, June 14 at the Women’s World Cup.

2019 Women’s World Cup schedule

Group F: Sweden v. Thailand – 9 a.m. ET – STREAM LIVE
Group F: USWNT v. Chile – Noon ET – STREAM LIVE