NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of National Football League games on NBC in the United States. It began airing on August 6, 2006 with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, which opened that year's preseason. NBC took over the rights to the Sunday prime time game telecasts from ESPN, which carried the broadcasts from 1987 to 2005. NBC had aired American Football League, American Football Conference, games from 1965 until 1998, when CBS took over those rights. During the 2011–12 season, Sunday Night Football became the first live sports competition to hold the position as Nielsen's most-watched program on U. S. network television during the year, beating American Idol, which held that honor for eight consecutive seasons beginning in 2004. As of 2020, Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play announcer for the broadcasts, with Cris Collinsworth as the color commentator and Michele Tafoya as the sideline reporter. Upon NBC's assumption of the Sunday prime time game rights, Fred Gaudelli and Drew Esocoff, who serve as the respective lead producer and director, joined SNF in the same positions they held during the latter portion of the ABC era of Monday Night Football.
John Madden, the color commentator for the first three years of the program, retired prior to the 2009 season. Since 2014, sister cable channel Universo has carried Spanish-language simulcasts of select games, after years of aborted attempts to simulcast the games on Telemundo. With the former mun2's relaunch on February 1, 2015, Universo simulcast Super Bowl XLIX with NBC, with the channel expected to carry Spanish-language simulcasts of NFL games and NBC Sports properties. NBC's broadcast begins at 7 p.m. Eastern Time with its pre-game show; the show serves the same purpose as NFL Primetime did for ESPN, offering recaps of the early action as well as a preview of the game to come. The show emanates from the NBC Sports studios in Connecticut as well as at the game site. Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Peter King and Mike Florio broadcast from the studio while Liam McHugh reports from the game. Michaels and Tafoya will appear. NBC's current NFL contract includes the rights to the season-opening Thursday night NFL Kickoff Game, the game played on Thanksgiving Night, two playoff games, one in the Wild Card round and one in the Divisional Playoffs.
Under the initial 6-year deal, the network was awarded the rights to two Super Bowl games, following the 2008 and 2011 seasons, the Pro Bowl games in the years which NBC was slated to air the Super Bowl and two more Pro Bowls in 2013 and 2014. Beginning in 2012, through an extension to the contract that runs through 2022, NBC gained the rights to air a primetime Thanksgiving game, one divisional playoff game in lieu of a Wild Card game in the postseason, the rights to Super Bowls held or to be held in 2015 for, 2018 for and 2022. However, the Pro Bowl is excluded in the new contract as ESPN was set to gain exclusive rights to the game in 2015, with NBC's broadcast of the 2014 Pro Bowl being the final time the game would air on broadcast television prior to ABC's simulcast with ESPN on the 2018 edition. NBC is the current home of the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, which begins the NFL's preseason each August. However, the 2007 game aired on the NFL Network as the league had planned to stage the China Bowl just a few days to be televised by NBC as a tie-in to its coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
There are two other preseason telecasts on NBC. Two preseason games, the Thursday night season opener were retained as part of the new contract beginning in 2014. From 2006 until 2013, NBC's contract included the rights to both Saturday wild card playoff games, aired by ABC as part of its Monday Night Football contract. Tom Hammond provided play-by-play for the early game until 2012, with Dan Hicks taking the position in 2013. Cris Collinsworth was the initial color commentator for these broadcasts, doing so until 2008 when he replaced John Madden as lead analyst in 2009. Mike Mayock, NBC's Notre Dame color commentator until 2012, took over as color commentator in 2013; the first regular season game to be shown by NBC under this contract, between the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelers, aired on September 7, 2006, followed by the first Sunday-night game – between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants – on September 10, 2006. The actual first game of the run – the 2006 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles – was televised on August 6, 2006.
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The Indian cricket team toured Zimbabwe from 26 September to 10 October 1998 in a tour consisting of three One Day Internationals and a one-off Test match. The ODI series was named Hero Honda series for sponsorship reasons; this was India's third tour of Zimbabwe, after the tours of 1992–93 and 1996–97. It began with ODI games on 26 and 27 September, both of, won by India by a margin of eight wickets. Zimbabwe won the final game by a 37-run margin played three days a win that their coach David Houghton attributed to Eddo Brandes. Henry Olonga who returned to Zimbabwe's Test side after two years played a significant role his team's 61-run win that followed the ODI series, was named player of the match. Meanwhile, India's poor record in Tests away from home continued, having won only one away Test since 1986; the tour included a three-day first-class game between the India and Zimbabwe Cricket Union President's XI. In the Zimbabwe side, picked for the ODI series and the one-off Test, Grant Flower was a notable exclusion.
He was dropped. Other team regulars who missed out included Guy Whittall, rested after he underwent a knee surgery, Everton Matambanadzo, who had an injured shoulder. John Rennie and Gary Brent were added back to the squad, alongside Zimbabwe under-19 player Mluleki Nkala. India's touring party included administrative manager C. T. Palanka. Eddo Brandes returned to the side after recovering from an injury for the third ODI. Henry Olonga, not included in the initial squad, was included in the one-off Test, making his comeback in the Test side after two years, alongside Neil Johnson. Tour home at ESPNcricinfo India in Zimbabwe 1998/99 at CricketArchive
Emilio Kovačić is a Croatian professional basketball scout and former player. At a height of 2.08 m tall, he was a center with great rebounding skills and decent defensive abilities. He played for many years in the EuroLeague. Kovačić played American college basketball for Biola Eagles, he played in the NCAA Division I team, the Arizona State Sun Devils. In his pro career, Kovačić played with Zadar, Fortitudo Bologna, Union Olimpija, Cibona, he was named the MVP of the Krešimir Ćosić Cup of the 1997 -- 98 season. In 2001, Kovačić has named the MVP of the Slovenian Cup finals. Kovačić was a regular member of the senior men's Croatian national team. With Croatia, he won the bronze medal at the 1993 EuroBasket, he played at the 1997 EuroBasket and at the 2001 EuroBasket. Kovačić was hired in June 2013, as an international scouting consultant for the NBA's Phoenix Suns. After five seasons, Kovačić was relieved from his position with the Suns on October 8, 2018. Fibaeurope.com Profile Euroleague.net Profile