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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 Sports.com,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 Sports.com 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 NBCSports.com 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

Barcelona’s Setien under pressure after three games in charge

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona hired Quique Setien to improve a team that was already leading the Spanish league.

Two weeks later, the defending champions are trailing Real Madrid and clearly struggling to adapt to the on-the-fly coaching change.

The team has boosted its possession of the ball and its number of passes, tenants of the orthodox Barcelona style professed by Setien that had waned in recent seasons. But that has yet to make it firmer on defense or lead to more goals compared to its performances under predecessor Ernesto Valverde.

Barcelona needed a goal by Lionel Messi to get past Granada 1-0 in Setien’s debut on Jan. 19. A double by Antoine Griezmann, including a second goal in stoppage time, saved them against third-tier side Ibiza in the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 win on Wednesday.

But on Saturday Barcelona was completely outplayed at Valencia, which was content to let Barcelona have the ball and then wait to pounce on the break. Valencia won 2-0 despite also missing a penalty and hitting the post. Madrid’s 1-0 win at Valladolid on Sunday let it move three points ahead and take charge of the title race.

Setien acknowledged that his team has yet to play like he wants.

“We are evaluating the position of our players and the understanding we need to have to do what we propose,” Setien said after Saturday’s loss. “One thing is that (the players) understand it on the chalkboard and quite another is how we put it into practice.”

Setien’s three-man backline, a change from Valverde’s four defenders, left the team’s flanks exposed against Valencia. Ansu Fati and Jordi Alba, playing as wing backs, were unable to effectively join the attack. And, most disconcertingly for Setien, the midfield of Sergio Buquests, Frenkie de Jong, and Arthur failed to set up Messi and Griezmann in scoring positions.

Barcelona only got going once it was trailing in the score and after Arturo Vidal had replaced Arthur. Vidal set up Messi’s goal against Granada and was his best partner in attack again at Valencia.

“There are things that (my players) didn’t interpret correctly,” Setien said. “That, or we didn’t explain them well. We made passes that didn’t help advance the team. There are things we need to work on to correct.”

Setien will need to work out the kinks in his team before Barcelona visits Napoli in the opening leg of their Champions League round-of-16 leg on Feb. 25.

Next up is Leganes in the Copa del Rey round-of-16 on Thursday.

SIMEONE’S SLUMP

Atletico Madrid is in a slump and its road forward is only going to get more difficult.

Diego Simeone’s side will take a four-game winless streak across all competitions to crosstown rival Real Madrid next weekend.

Madrid bettered Atletico on Jan. 12 in a penalty shootout to win the Spanish Super Cup. That loss started a wretched run for Atletico that has included a 2-0 loss at Eibar, a humiliating exit from the Copa del Rey to a third-tier team, and Sunday’s 0-0 draw at home with lowly Leganes.

“The results are not good, but we have never stopped trying nor fighting for the good times to return,” goalkeeper Jan Oblak said. “We hope to build the run of wins that we all need.”

While Oblak is keeping the team in matches by anchoring a strong defense, the team’s attack is sputtering. With 22 goals in 21 league matches, only five teams in the 20-team division have scored fewer. Barcelona, the leading scorer, has 50 goals.

The pressure will be on former Madrid player Alvaro Morata to lead an attack with Angel Correa and youngster Joao Felix, who has yet to meet expectations following his 120 million euros ($133 million) transfer from Benifca.

A win at the Santiago Bernabeu would do wonders to silence Atletico’s critics. A loss would realistically leave the team with only the Champions League to play for. It faces defending champion Liverpool in the round-of-16 next month.

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Americans Abroad: Johnson, Yedlin register starts; Miazga injured in FA Cup bout

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After last weekend served as the year’s best weekend yet for Americans abroad, positive activity was scarce this time around.

Fabian Johnson and DeAndre Yedlin returned to their respective team’s starting lineups, but neither them or any other American abroad managed to put the ball in the back of the net.

To make matters worse, Matt Miazga left Reading’s match on Saturday with an apparent ankle injury.

Here is a list of several other USMNT affiliates making a name for themselves (or not) abroad this weekend.

FA Cup

DeAndre Yedlin, Newcastle — Yedlin was back on Steve Bruce‘s starting lineup on Saturday. The fullback played all 90 minutes in Newcastle’s draw with Oxford United.

Duane Holmes, Derby County — Holmes remianed on the bench in Derby’s 0-0 draw with Northampton Town on Friday.

Matt Miazga, Reading (loan from Chelsea) — The 24-year-old captain started and played 66 minutes before exiting the field with an apparent ankle injury against Cardiff City on Saturday.

Eric Lichaj, Hull City — The Tigers’ defender started and played 90 minutes in Hull’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea.

Geoff Cameron, QPR — The 34-year-old defender stayed on the bench in QPR’s 2-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on Friday.

Tim Ream, Fulham — Ream played the final six minutes in Fulham’s 4-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.

Ligue 1

Timothy Weah, Lille — Weah didn’t feature on the field or on Lille’s bench this weekend.

Theoson Jordan-Siebatcheu, Rennes — Jordon-Siebatcheu watched Rennes draw 1-1 with Nice from the bench.

Eredivisie

Haji Wright, VVV-Venlo — Wright remained on the bench in Venlo’s 2-1 win over RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.

Sergino Dest, Ajax — Dest started and played 90 minutes in Ajax’s 2-1 defeat to Groningen.

Desevio Payne, FC Emmen — The U-23 MNT fullback didn’t dress for FC Emmen on Sunday.

Bundesliga

Timmy Chandler, Eintracht Frankfurt — The fullback played 89 minutes in Frankfurt’s 2-0 win over RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Tyler Adams, RB Leipzig — Adams started and played 71 minutes for Leipzig.

Weston McKennie, Schalke — McKennie is back and running, playing 10 minutes for Schalke in their 5-0 loss to Bayern Munich.

Zack Steffen, Fortuna Dusseldorf — Steffen is inactive with an injury.

Alfredo Morales, Fortuna Dusseldorf — Morales started and played 90 minutes in Fortuna’s 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.

Josh Sargent, Werder Bremen  The 19-year-old started and played 66 minutes in Werder Bremen’s 3-0 loss to Hoffenheim.

Fabian Johnson, Borussia Mönchengladbach — Johnson made his way back into Mönchengladbach’s starting cast, playing 87 minutes on Sunday.

Honorable Mentions

Alex Mendez, Jong Ajax — Mendez played all 90 minutes and registered an assist in Jong Ajax’s 3-3 draw with  NEC Nijmegen.

Mexicans Abroad: Vela starts preseason with a bang; Davila continues to shine in A-League

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It took Carlos Vela 10 minutes to prove that he didn’t lose a step over Major League Soccer’s lengthy offseason.

Vela, 30, started his third preseason in grandiose fashion, scoring a trademark left-footed curler against Uruguayan giants Peñarol. The Mexican winger, who scored a league-record 34 goals in 31 matches, inspired LAFC’s 2-0 win at the Banc of California Stadium.

Thousands of miles away, an old friend of Vela, Ulises Davila, delivered the good for his club once again. The Chivas academy product scored a goal and provided an assist in Wellington Phoenix’s 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets.

Here is a list of several other Mexico national team affiliates making a name for themselves (or not) outside of Mexico this weekend.


Premier League

Raul Jimenez, Wolverhampton Wanderers —  Jimenez and Wolves did not feature this weekend, but they did on Thursday, and the Mexican shined then. Jimenez scored his 11th goal of the season in Wolves’ 2-1 loss to leaders Liverpool, equalling Harry Kane‘s and Sadio Mane’s count. Thhe goal, itself, was a masterpiece:

La Liga

Hector Herrera, Atletico Madrid — Herrera took the field in the 62nd minute for Angel Correa and completed 25 passes in Atletico’s 0-0 draw with Leganes.

Andres Guardado, Real Betis —  Guardado started but left the field 34 minutes in after picking up an injury. Betis dropped three points after losing to Getafe 1-0.

Diego Lainez, Real Betis — The 19-year-old was not called up to Betis’ bench on Sunday. 

Nestor Araujo, Celta Vigo — Araujo started and played 90 minutes in Celta’s draw with Eibar on Sunday.

Serie A

Hirving “Chucky” Lozano, Napoli —  With reports linking the frenetic winger to Everton, Lozano continues lack playing minutes with Napoli. The 24-year-old was on Genaro Gattuso’s bench on Sunday, but was not substituted on in Napoli’s 2-1 win over Juventus.

Primeira Liga

Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, FC Porto — Tecatito started and played all 90 minutes in Porto’s 1-0 loss to Braga in the Taca da Liga final. It was reported that the 27-year-old’s home in Portugal was burglarized during the match.

Eredivisie

Erick Gutierrez, PSV Eindhoven —  Gutierrez earned his first minutes of competitive playing time of the year on Sunday. The midfielder played the final eight minutes of PSV’s draw with FC Twente on Sunday.

Edson Alvarez, Ajax — Alvarez dressed but remained on the bench for Ajax on Sunday.

Major League Soccer

Carlos Vela, LAFC – Vela kickstarted LAFC’s 2020 preseason in spectacular fashion. Take a look for yourself:

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Omar Govea, Zulte Waregem — Govea and Zulte were inactive this weekend.

Elsewhere around the globe:

Ulises Davila, Wellington Phoenix – On Thursday, Davila played a tremendous role in Phoenix’s 2-1 win, scoring a goal and adding an assist against Newcastle Jets. Davila is the A-League’s fourth highest scoring this season with 10 goals.

Serie A roundup: Struggling Napoli stun leaders Juventus (video)

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Napoli’s much-needed win against leaders Juventus highlights Sunday’s busy Serie A action.

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Napoli 2-1 Juventus

Second-half goals from Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne earned Napoli a hard-earned 2-1 win over leaders Juventus in San Paolo. 

Gli Azzurri’s win marks their first in three Serie A bouts and ended the Old lady’s five-game winning streak.

Cristiano Ronaldo managed to extend his goalscoring streak to eight games in the final minutes of the match, but Juventus failed to go six point clear of second best Inter Milan, who drew on Sunday.

Following the game, the visitor’s boss, Maurizio Sarri, was delighted for Napoli, who he managed from 2015 to 2018.

“I am happy for the lads, as I will always be fond of them,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “If you have to lose, I guess I’d rather it be here to help Napoli get out of their current problems. I’d rather they started winning next week, of course.”

“Clearly, the game takes over and you have to detach yourself from everything around that,” he added. “Napoli represented a special moment in my life and it’s always pleasing and emotional to be back here.”

As for Napoli, the home league victory – their first since October – takes loads of pressure from their back. The club, under the guidance of Gennaro Gattuso, had been struggling.

The club stands 10th with 27 points after 21 games, but has a long ways to go, according to Gattuso.

“We beat two good teams now, fine, but we are still in trouble, still a long way back and need to keep pushing,” he said. “I congratulate the lads for the work they’ve done over the last seven days, but we have to keep going like this now, do not let up, focus on Napoli 24 hours a day.”

Up next for Napoli is Sampdoria, while Juventus host Fiorentina.

Elsewhere in Serie A 

Inter Milan 1-1 Cagliari

Parma 2-0 Udinese

Sampdoria 0-0 Sassuolo 

Verona 3-0 Lecce

Roma 1-1 Lazio