2018 Indy 500

The 2018 Indy 500 is a Verizon IndyCar Series event that is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, 2018, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The event is scheduled for 500 milesThe 2018 Indy 500 will be televised live on ABC as the final race of a multi-year contract between Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the network.

2018 Indy 500 Information

Date: Sunday, May 27

Start Time: 12:19 p.m. ET (TV Coverage starts at 11 a.m. ET)


Live Stream: ESPN App or Watch ESPN

Indy 500 radio information

More than 400 affiliate IMS Radio Network radio stations located throughout the U.S. and Canada will broadcast live Indy 500 coverage beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday with a pre-race show, followed by the race broadcast at 12 p.m.

Indianapolis 500 coverage also will be broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio channel 209 and SIRIUS channel 214. All IndyCar races can be listened to online at IndyCar Radio.

2018 Indy 500 starting grid

Row 1: Ed Carpenter, Simon Pagenaud, Will Power
Row 2: Josef Newgarden, Sebastien Bourdais, Spencer Pigot
Row 3: Danica Patrick, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon
Row 4: Tony Kanaan, Matheus Leist, Marco Andretti
Row 5: Zach Claman De Melo, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Charlie Kimball
Row 6: Takuma Sato, Kyle Kaiser, Robert Wickens
Row 7: James Davison, Max Chilton, Carlos Munoz
Row 8: Gabby Chaves, Stefan Wilson, Sage Karam
Row 9: Zach Veach, Oriol Servia, JR Hildebrand
Row 10: Jay Howard, Ed Jones, Graham Rahal
Row 11: Jack Harvey, Alexander Rossi, Conor Daly

Kanaan Sets Tone for Sunday with Impressive Carb Day

One of the most experienced drivers in the field stole the spotlight during the final practice session before Sunday’s race.

Tony Kanaan, who won the Indy 500 in 2013, produced the fastest lap on Carb Day with a run around the track at 227.791 miles per hour.

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The 43-year-old Brazilian spoke from experience after practice as to where teams have to be less than 48 hours ahead of the race, per Scott Horner of the Indianapolis Star.

“This is the closest we are going to get as far as [race day] weather,” Kanaan said. “If you haven’t figured out by today, you’re cooked. This day is always really easy.”

Kanaan’s top speed was more than two miles per hour faster than the second-best car, piloted by Scott Dixon. But it’s important not to read too much into Friday’s times.

In addition to winning in 2013, Kanaan finished in the top 10 on four more occasions since 2010. He will be in the mix for the checkered flag once again.


Rossi’s Struggles Continue

While it’s best not to take too much away from Friday’s practice, there is some concern Alexander Rossi might not rebound from starting in 32nd.

The 2016 Indy 500 champion produced the second-worst practice speedFriday, as he only bested Conor Daly, who begins the race behind him in 33rd.

Rossi recorded a speed of 221.374 miles per hour on his fastest lap, which is more than six miles per hour worse than Kanaan’s session-leading speed.

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Although nothing has gone in Rossi’s favor in the buildup to the race, he is still the favorite to win at +800, per OddsShark.

While there is plenty of reason to be concerned about Rossi’s position near the bottom of the speed chart, he’s one of the top in-form drivers in the field. He could easily shake off the struggles and surge to the front of the field.

Rossi enters the Indy 500 with a win and three other top-five performances in the IndyCar series this season.

If he follows up his string of consistent performances on the IndyCar circuit with a nice race Sunday, all of Rossi’s struggles will be forgotten.

MLB Opening Day 2018

How To Watch MLB Opening Day 2018 Live stream online?

The action begins on Thursday, March 29, and all 30 teams will be playing in what’s a true Opening Day. From that point, those 30 teams will make the six-month trek to determine which 10 will make the postseason. Not every team has realistic playoff aspirations, of course, but hope — foolish or otherwise — is part of the beauty of Opening Day.

Speaking of which, here’s how you can watch all of those Opening Day games …

Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 12:40 p.m. ET
Location: Marlins Park
Starting Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Jose Urena
TV Channel: Fox Sports Florida, WGN, ESPN (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv, WatchESPN
Live Stats: GameTracker

Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 1:10 p.m. ET
Location: Comerica Park
Starting Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Jordan Zimmermann
TV Channel: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh and Fox Sports Detroit (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv
Live Stats: GameTracker

Cardinals at New York Mets
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 1:10 p.m. ET
Location: Citi Field
Starting Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Noah Syndergaard
TV Channel: SportsNet New York and Fox Sports Midwest (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv
Live Stats: GameTracker

Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards; Baltimore, Maryland
Starting Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Dylan Bundy
TV Channel: Fox Sports North and MASN (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv
Live Stats: GameTracker

Houston Astros at Texas Rangers
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 3:35 p.m. ET
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington
Starting Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Cole Hamels
TV Channel: Fox Sports Southwest, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, ESPN (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv, WatchESPN
Live Stats: GameTracker

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 3:37 p.m. ET
Location: Rogers Centre
Starting Pitchers: Luis Severino vs. J.A. Happ
TV Channel: YES Network, Sportsnet (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv
Live Stats: GameTracker

Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Tropicana Field
Starting Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Chris Archer
TV Channel: NESN, Fox Sports Sun (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv
Live Stats: GameTracker

Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: Oakland Coliseum; Oakland, California
Starting Pitchers: Garrett Richards vs. Kendall Graveman
TV Channel: Fox Sports West, NBC Sports California (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv
Live Stats: GameTracker

Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 4:10 p.m. ET
Location: Petco Park
Starting Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Clayton Richard
TV Channel: Fox Sports Wisconsin, Fox Sports San Diego (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv
Live Stats: GameTracker

Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 4:10 p.m. ET
Location: SunTrust Park
Starting Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Julio Teheran
TV Channel: Fox Sports Southeast (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv; NBC in the Philadelphia area (it’s not on local TV — more details here)
Live Stats: GameTracker

Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 4:10 p.m. ET
Location: Great American Ball Park
Starting Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Homer Bailey
TV Channel: Fox Sports Ohio, MASN 2 (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv
Live Stats: GameTracker

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 4:15 p.m. ET
Location: Kauffman Stadium
Starting Pitchers: James Shields vs. Danny Duffy
TV Channel: Fox Sports Kansas City, NBC Sports Chicago (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv
Live Stats: GameTracker

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 7:08 p.m. ET
Location: Dodger Stadium
Starting Pitchers: Ty Blach vs. Clayton Kershaw
TV Channel: ESPN (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv, WatchESPN
Live Stats: GameTracker

Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 10:10 p.m. ET
Location: Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Felix Hernandez
TV Channel: Root Sports Northwest, Sports Time Ohio, ESPN (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv, WatchESPN
Live Stats: GameTracker

Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, Mar. 29
Time: 10:10 p.m. ET
Location: Chase Field
Starting Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Patrick Corbin
TV Channel: Fox Sports Arizona, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountains (check local listings)
Online Stream: MLB.tv
Live Stats: GameTracker

Arizona State vs Syracuse | Live Stream™ Time TV Channel

How to watch Arizona State vs Syracuse live stream online men’s basketball? These are two teams that we sometimes see in the field of 64, but this time around they’ll have to fight to get in. No. 11-seeds Arizona State and Syracuse will play in a First Four game to determine whether they get to play in the first round. Here’s how you can watch the game.

Viewing Information
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: Approx. 9:10 p.m. ET
TV: truTV
Stream: NCAA March Madness Live
Follow: CBS Sports App

Don’t forget before the NCAA Tournament begins, you can also play Bracket Games through CBS Sports by creating a pool with your office, family or friends, or filling out your bracket online.

The last two years, SportsLine’s computer simulation correctly predicted nine out of 12 double-digit NCAA Tournament upsets in the first round with their computer algorithm. This year they have plenty of upsets again, like one region where you need to pick the 11, 12, AND 13 seeds, and another region with a 4-seed in the Final Four. Click here to see SportsLine’s Optimized NCAA Tournament bracket.

Click here to follow updates in our LIVE bracket

About No. 11 Arizona St.
Just the second bid for the Sun Devils since 2009. Tra Holder, Shanon Evans, Remy Martin and Kodi Justice make for a dangerously fun small-ball attack. ASU wants to win in the high-80s.

About No. 11 Syracuse
The last time Syracuse made the NCAA Tournament as a bubble team it got hot and put together a Final Four run, so do not doubt Jim Boeheim. The zone defense has worked pretty well for the Orange this year, but when it doesn’t things get tough for a Syracuse team that ranks as a bottom-50 shooting squad.

NC Central vs Texas Southern | Live Stream™ Time TV Channel

How to watch NC Central vs Texas Southern live stream online men’s basketball? There’s still some great basketball to be played before the field of 64 gets underway. North Carolina Central and Texas Southern are two of the eight teams trying to make it into the opening round of the competition, so it will likely be a heated matchup between hungry opponents. Here’s how to watch the game.

Viewing Information
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
TV: truTV
Stream: NCAA March Madness Live
Follow: CBS Sports App

Don’t forget before the NCAA Tournament begins, you can also play Bracket Games through CBS Sports by creating a pool with your office, family or friends, or filling out your bracket online.

The last two years, SportsLine’s computer simulation correctly predicted nine out of 12 double-digit NCAA Tournament upsets in the first round with their computer algorithm. This year they have plenty of upsets again, like one region where you need to pick the 11, 12, AND 13 seeds, and another region with a 4-seed in the Final Four. Click here to see SportsLine’s Optimized NCAA Tournament bracket.

Click here to follow updates in our LIVE bracket

About No. 16 North Carolina Central
The NC Central Eagles are making their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and third in five years under LeVelle Moton, thanks to a convincing MEAC title game win over No. 1 seed Hampton. Six-foot-nine big man Raasean Davis is the straw that stirs the Eagles’ drink on offense and they’ve got a defense that has come alive in the final two weeks of the season that will buoy them.

About No. 16 Texas Southern
Texas Southern began its season 0-13 — yes, 0-13! — before turning things around and finishing the season 15-6, culminating with a SWAC tournament championship win over Arkansas Pine Bluff. The Tigers haven’t lost in nearly a month, and enter the Big Dance on a seven game winning streak.

Nascar 2018 Daytona 500 | Live stream™ Start time TV Channel

How to watch 2018 Daytona 500 live stream online? Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500 as a rookie. However since then he has failed to finish better than tenth of last year with a year of experience under him. The Daytona 500 could be the start of a very good season for Daniel Suarez. Paul Menard is the new driver at Wood Brothers Racing and hopes to be the sixth driver to win the Daytona 500 for  the historic team 2011. Firecracker 400 winner David Ragan is starting his 12th Daytona 500 in his sixth with front row Motorsports. Austin Dillon hopes to give Richard Childress Racing their third Daytona 500 win 20 years after Dale Earnhardt won his first in only Daytona 500.

Watch Here Daytona 500 Live

Line UP of Daytona 2018 500 

Alex Bowman
Denny Hamlin
Ryan Blaney
Chase Elliott
Joey Logano
Kevin Harvick
Darrell Wallace Jr.
Erik Jones
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Clint Bowyer
Kurt Busch
Kyle Busch
Ryan Newman
Austin Dillon
David Ragan
Paul Menard
Daniel Suarez
Trevor Bayne
Jamie McMurray
AJ Allmendinger
Chris Buescher
Michael McDowell
Ty Dillon
Martin Truex Jr. (champion)
Brendan Gaughan
Kasey Kahne
Jeffrey Earnhardt
Danica Patrick
Justin Marks
DJ Kennington
Brad Keselowski
Corey LaJoie
William Byron
Gray Gaulding
Jimmie Johnson
Matt DiBenedetto
Aric Almirola
Kyle Larson
David Gilliland
Mark Thompson

The Earnhardt family is represented in the Daytona 500 this year. Jeffrey Earnhardt is the sole representative of the historic racing family. Kasey Kahne moves to the Levine family racing for the 2018 season. However he still received technical support from motor sports Brendan Gaughan returns for his third Daytona 500 in his second with beard motorsports. Martin Truex Jr was a  popular champion in 2017 and won seven races however at the Daytona 500. Where he led with two laps to go he ran low on fuel and finished 13th he looks to have better luck this year.

Ryan Newman won the 50th annual Daytona 500 back in 2008 perhaps. He can win the 60th Daytona 500 to go along with it between NASCAR’s main three Series Kyle Busch has 183 wins. However a Daytona 500 is not one of these wins his best finishes are third and 2016 he looks to improve on that this year  2004 Series champion. Kurt Busch’s attempting to be just the fourth driver to went back-to-back. Daytona 500 in the first sense sterling marlin in 1994 and 1995 at Daytona 500 win would end a wendla’s job for Clint Bowyer dating back to 2012.

Race Info of 2018 Daytona 500 

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: Sunday, Feb. 18
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Length: 200 laps/500 miles
Stage 1: Ends on lap 60
Stage 2: Ends on lap 120

Ricky Stenhouse jr. enters the Daytona 500 with plenty of confidence after winning his first two races in 2017 last year’s Rookie of the Year. Erik Jones has big shoes to fill as he replaces a retiring Matt Kenseth at Joe Gibbs Racing. NASCAR Truck Series standout Darrell Wallace jr. is the new driver Richard Petty Motorsports in the  historic a number 43 car.


Previous Daytona 500 winners

  • 2017: Kurt Busch
  • 2016: Denny Hamlin
  • 2015: Joey Logano
  • 2013: Jimmie Johnson
  • 2011: Trevor Bayne
  • 2010: Jamie McMurray
  • 2008: Ryan Newman
  • 2007: Kevin Harvick
  • 2006: Jimmie Johnson

He is the first african-american to start the Daytona 500 since Wendell Scott in 1969 since winning the 2007 Daytona 500. Kevin Harvick has finished second in 2009 and 2015 perhaps this year. He can improve by one position last season 2015 Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano failed to make the playoffs and finished 17th in points. Perhaps the second Daytona 500 win can make up nicely for that for the second consecutive year chase Elliott won his qualifying race perhaps this year. He can translate it to a Daytona 500 win which would also be his first NASCAR Cup Series. When Ryan Blaney is off to a good start with Team Penske. As he won his  qualifying race for the first time in his career 2016. when it’s any Hamlin is on the front row for the Daytona 500 rolling off second. The last time Alex Bowman was at the Daytona 500 was in 2015. That year he failed to qualify this year he qualified on the pole position the following drivers will be required to move to the rear of the field.

UFC 221: Rockhold vs Romero Live Stream (PPV) TV Channel

UFC 221: Rockhold vs Romero Live Stream (Pay-per-view) TV. On Saturday morning Perth, Australia time—Friday night in the U.S.—the UFC 221 main event and the middleweight division fell into even more chaos when No. 1 contender Yoel Romero failed to make weight for a hastily thrown together interim title match. This was after Romero took the fight on short notice following the withdrawal of middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, who was only promoted to lineal champ after Georges St-Pierre won the belt and handed it back like a hot potato.


Event : UFC 221
Player : Rockhold vs Romero
Date : February 10, 2018
Time : 10:00 PM ET

Yes, we have ourselves a mess going on, which may be compounded further depending on the result of the fight between Romero and No. 2 contender Luke Rockhold. If Rockhold wins, he unequivocally becomes the next in line to fight Whittaker, but if Romero wins, then what? After missing weight, he is ineligible for the interim belt, but hell, it’s a “belt” in name only. “Interim” means whatever the UFC wants it to.

Are you excited to pay your $65 yet?!

UFC 221, Rockhold vs Romero, Romero vs Rockhold, PPV

Drama aside, Romero vs. Rockhold is still an excellent stylistic bout between two dynamic fighters who wield danger from opening horn to closing bell. By virtue of his No. 1 ranking, let’s start with Romero (12-2), who was installed as a slight favorite in the bout, only to see the odds tilt recently toward his opponent. The two-time Cuban wrestling Olympian is nearing his 41st birthday, and though he still looks like an updated version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, time is a key factor in everything about his career going forward. It is a factor in his championship desires, in the months between bouts, in the length of main events, and apparently, in the time necessary to cut down to 185 pounds. Even in the way he fights, Romero seems to express feelings of timing and tempo. He is patient, and is intent on keeping his own laborious pace, punctuated by sudden, explosive bursts designed to maim and mangle. This extreme stop-and-start style is often hypnotic for opponents who must account for the danger waiting around some unforeseen corner.

Whittaker, who was Romero’s last opponent in July 2017, was one of the first to actively and consistently attempt to mitigate that risk by continually leading, particularly with a front kick that had Romero backpedaling and served as an effective deterrent against Romero’s favored jump knee.

Romero’s boxing game isn’t particularly amazing but he has powerful hands and his left hand has gotten straighter and sharper with time and practice. Really, it’s his legs and knees that bring the danger. Even though he lost to Whittaker, Romero essentially battered him into a one-legged fighter with low kicks early. His flying knee is the stuff of nightmares, as both Chris Weidman and Clifford Starks can attest to.

His one-shot knockout power is one of the factors that often holds back aggression from opponents; the other is his wrestling ability.

Statistically, Romero is actually a below-average MMA takedown artist. During his UFC career, he’s completed a staggeringly low 32 percent of his takedown attempts, per FightMetric. Against Whittaker, for example, he was successful on just four of his 18 tries, and that was against an opponent compromised by injury.

The stat is somewhat misleading however; Romero is so experienced that he seems to feel out the moment and know when to explode into the takedown and when to pull back and reroute his energy into a fence-grind. That’s partly because Romero doesn’t always need a takedown to make his effort worthwhile. Remember, his style is to fights in bursts. So he’s not opposed to trying a takedown, and if he fails, alternating to plan B: pushing his opponent against the fence, putting his weight on him, helping along the onset of fatigue. Alternately, when he feels low resistance, he also can overwhelm opponents in the clinch.

While Romero has five third-round finishes, proving he’s dangerous all the way through a fight, it is his propensity to find rest spots during the action that makes him susceptible against more active opponents.

Rockhold (16-3) fits that profile. Historically, he lands 4.34 strikes per minute compared to 2.99 for Romero. The Californian centers nearly all of his offense off of two techniques: the left wheel kick and the right hook.

The rangy, 6-foot-4 southpaw is adept at using his reach advantage. He likes to walk opponents down, leading with kicks, then back-step into a counter hook when his opponent attempts to step into a strike. This is his best technique but also among his riskiest. Rockhold often overcommits to the check hook and if he misses, ends out of position and in line for a counter. That’s exactly the sequence that preceded his first knockdown at the hands of Michael Bisping in his shocking title loss. David Branch also took advantage of the issue in Rockhold’s most recent fight. In some ways, the southpaw vs. southpaw matchup against Romero helps safeguard Rockhold from that situation because if he overcommits to the hook and misses, he falls off to Romero’s weaker right-hand side. Still, against an improvisational striker, it’s a danger spot.

Rockhold’s takedown defense will no doubt be tested. For his career, he’s successfully stopped 68 percent of attempts against him. That’s a solid number, and it will have to hold up to give him his best chance. When he is taken down though, he is adept at well-walking to his feet. Training with smother wrestlers like Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez has certainly played dividends there.

It also wouldn’t be shocking to see Rockhold attempt to put Romero on his back. Rockhold may have the best top-game in the division, with slicing passes and an anchor-like mount that leads to striking and submission opportunities. His abilities there are rivaled only by Brazilian jiu jitsu phenom Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.

His hellacious kicks to the body are one of his main weapons but he may be forced to adopt a different tactic here as again, the matchup of southpaws takes away one of his favored targets. Against an orthodox fighter, Rockhold would have an open line to the body, but against Romero his left leg will have a beeline to his back and shoulders. In addressing that change, Rockhold may resort to switching stances as he occasionally does, or he may spend more time attacking Romero’s legs with his own.

In assessing the bout, the current moneyline seems right. Romero fights in bursts, and while it often results in brilliant individual moments—some of which end in knockouts—it also by nature minimizes his chances of winning a long slog. He has survived this in the past with late finishes, but those don’t always come against truly elite competition. Any doubt in his late-fight energy stores is only exacerbated by yesterday’s failure to make weight. He is almost certainly more physically depleted than normal. Against Whittaker, he lost all of the last three rounds. Now he’s nearing 41 and drained, and that does not sound like a winning combination.

Rockhold is younger and more active, and has the length and firepower to frustrate Romero’s bursts. As Romero slows down, Rockhold catches him and finishes him with a fourth-round submission.

Winter Olympics 2018 | Live Stream® opening ceremony TV

Winter Olympics 2018 live stream online.

The 23rd Olympic Winter Games officially kicked off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, today with a dazzling spectacle featuring the parade of participating nations and a whimsical storyline.

Although competition for the 2018 Winter Olympics began Thursday, the much-anticipated opening ceremony started today at 8 p.m. local time (6 a.m. ET), at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in the sleepy mountain town of Hoenggye, located in the Gangwon province of Pyeongchang County.

The 2018 Winter Olympics

  • What: XXIII Olympic Winter Games
  • Date: Coverage from Feb. 7-25, 2018
  • TV: NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, Olympic Channel
  • Opening Ceremony Live:  Feb 9, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. ET (online stream)
  • Opening Ceremony TV: TV coverage begins Feb 9 at 8:00 p.m. on NBC
  • Online streaming: NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app, Google’s YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and FuboTV
  • Full TV schedule: NBC TV Coverage list

Watching the Olympics: TV coverage

In addition to NBC’s over-the-air network, the sports network NBCSN will be the main overflow channel, carrying events such as biathlon, bobsled and luge. Coverage on CNBC and USA Network will be limited to curling and ice hockey. The Olympic Channel will have medal ceremonies, news and highlights, but not event coverage. All four of these cable channels will also be streamed online.

How To Watch Winter Olympic 2018

Spectators at the 35,000-seat temporary venue were provided with several items to fend off the region’s bitter cold and high winds, including a raincoat, a blanket and knitted hats, as well as hand, feet and seat warmers. They watched in awe as about 20,000 fireworks were set off throughout the opening ceremony, with some soaring nearly a mile high.

PHOTO: A package consisting of a hand warmer, a heat cushion, a wind cape, a small drum and a cap will be handed out to the audience at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics Feb. 9, 2018.Michael Kappeler/dpa Photo via Newscom
A package consisting of a hand warmer, a heat cushion, a wind cape, a small drum and a cap will be handed out to the audience at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics Feb. 9, 2018.more +

The opening ceremony, titled “Peace in Motion,” emphasized peace by following the fairytale-like adventures of five imaginary children from Gangwon province with a cast of hundreds of other performers. The magical journey was performed in parts throughout the ceremony.

The five children — Haenaroe, Ara, Puri, Bichae and Nuri — traveled through time to the past and future, learning about South Korea’s history and culture. In the mythic world that the children explored, they first saw a land of peace where nature and people together live in harmony.

When the children entered the future world, where everyone and everything are connected, they realized the significance of working together for peace.

“The opening ceremony will weave together the narratives of five lovable protagonists from Gangwon province through cultural performances,” Yang Jung-woong, executive producer of the opening ceremony, said during a Jan. 23 news conference in Pyeongchang. “The stage will unfold like a winter fairytale depicting the children’s adventure.”

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PHOTO: People arrive at the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2018. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo
People arrive at the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2018.more +

The five children returned to the present world as their journey came to an end. They held lit candles and passed the candlelight to a family who then shared it with other performers onstage.

About 1,000 residents of Gangwon province with lit candles came onstage to help form the glowing shape of a dove. An additional 35,000 people in the audience also held candles.

When the stage was illuminated with candlelight, four South Korean singers began singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” as videos of 27 street musicians around the world singing the song were played.

The five children then released a fauz dove, a symbol of peace, into the night sky.

PHOTO: Members of the North Korean delegation wave flags as they wait for the Opening ceremonies to begin for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2018.Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo
Members of the North Korean delegation wave flags as they wait for the Opening ceremonies to begin for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2018.more +

The Rainbow Choir, comprised of 75 children from multicultural families, sang South Korea’s national anthem as the host country’s flag was hoisted into the air.

The athletes of the 2018 Winter Olympics marched into the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium amid roaring applause and cheers. Erin Hamlin, the first U.S. athlete to win an Olympic medal in singles luge, was Team USA’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

North and South Korea were last to enter the stadium. The teams marched together behind a “unification flag” carried by an athlete from each country, according to the International Olympic Committee.

Russia’s national Olympic committee was barred from the 2018 Winter Olympics as punishment for its alleged state-sponsored cover-up of doping by its athletes. But some individual Russian athletes will be allowed to participate in the games by competing under a neutral Olympic flag.

“You can only really enjoy your Olympic performance if you respect the rules and stay clean,” International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said during his speech at the opening ceremony today. “In sport, we are all equal.”

PHOTO: Fireworks light up the night sky as the Opening Ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2018. Phil Noble/Reuters
Fireworks light up the night sky as the Opening Ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2018.more +

The Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 Torch Relay will arrive at its final destination of the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony today.

The 27.5-inch torch represents the altitude of Pyeongchang, which is nearly half a mile above sea level. Its white and gold tones are the main colors of the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 Torch Relay.

The torch was designed by South Korean artist Kim Young-se and was meant to ensure the flame will stay lit in various weather conditions, even South Korea’s strong winds and heavy snow.

PHOTO:The Olympic flag surrounded by flags from various countries that are competing in the Winter Olympics, wave in the wind in front of the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 7, 2018. Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via Newscom
PHOTO:The Olympic flag surrounded by flags from various countries that are competing in the Winter Olympics, wave in the wind in front of the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 7, 2018.more +

South Korean actor and producer Song Seung-whan was the executive creative director of the opening ceremony.

The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium will also host the closing ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics Feb. 25.

This is the second Olympics held in South Korea; Seoul was the host city for the Summer Olympics in 1988.

“The first Olympic Games on snow and ice in the Republic of Korea,” Bach, the International Olympic Committee president, said at the opening ceremony today. “Now is the time for Pyeongchang.”

source: abcnews

NFC vs AFC | Live Stream® Stream Pro Bowl 2018

NFC vs AFC Pro Bowl 2018 All-Stars Live Stream Online. The all-time series between the NFC and AFC in the NFL Pro Bowl will feature a new leader after Sunday’s event at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

After last year’s victory by the AFC in the return to the conference vs. conference format, the series is tied 22-22, with the NFC being victorious in four of the past seven matchups in that format.

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The AFC is led by the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaching staff, who will have a plethora of their own players to work with. New Orleans Saints coaches are in charge of the NFC.

Below is a look at everything you need to know before the Pro Bowl.

Date: Sunday, January 28

Time: 3 p.m. ET


Live Stream: Watch ESPN

AFC Looking for 2nd Straight Win, Advantage in All-Time Series

The AFC used a pair of second-quarter touchdown receptions by tight ends Delanie Walker and Travis Kelce from Alex Smith and Andy Dalton to open up a slender advantage in the 2017 Pro Bowl.

Two field goals from Justin Tucker helped secure the 20-13 victory and level the all-time series at 22 wins apiece.

Of the players who scored points for the AFC last year, only Smith and Walker will have a chance to replicate their success Sunday.

The AFC has the potential to do a ton of damage on the ground, with LeSean McCoy, Le’Veon Bell and Kareem Hunt at running back.

As if that combination weren’t scary enough, Antonio Brown, Jarvis Landry, Keenan Allen and T.Y. Hilton are the targets the AFC quarterbacks will have the pleasure of throwing to at wide receiver.

On the other side of the ball, the AFC possesses five members of the Jacksonville Jaguars defense, including defensive backs Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – JANUARY 07: Jalen Ramsey #20 of the Jacksonville Jaguars reacts to an interception during AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at EverBank Field on January 7, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty
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The shutdown corners get to go up against Adam Thielen, Michael Thomas, Davante Adams and Doug Baldwin with the opportunity to put on one more dominant performance before the offseason hits.

The NFC counters with a plethora of talent at quarterback, including Drew Brees, Jared Goff and Russell Wilson, but just like the AFC, the running backs could be stars of the offense, with Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram and Todd Gurley in the backfield.

Look for the NFC defense to relish the challenge of stopping the AFC offense with plenty of intriguing battles strewn across the field.

One of the top matchups to watch will feature corners Patrick Peterson, Marshon Lattimore and Xavier Rhodes, who have the task of attempting to silence Brown.

Steelers, Saints Boast Large Contingent Working with Own Coaching Staffs

Not only will the Steelers and Saints have a heavy influence on the Pro Bowl because their respective coaching staffs are in charge, but they also have 17 combined players who have been selected for the game.

Pittsburgh had 10 players named to the Pro Bowl, with only linebacker Ryan Shazier missing the game because of an injury.


Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, fullback Roosevelt Nix and offensive linemen Alejandro Villanueva, Maurkice Pouncey and David DeCastro join Bell and Brown on the AFC offense.


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Kicker Chris Boswell will represent the Steelers on special teams, and defensive lineman Cameron Heyward will suit up for the AFC defense. The team’s official Twitter account gave us a look at the crowded picture of all nine Pro Bowl participants.

The coaching staff and the players agreed being together makes the Pro Bowl experience better. Special teams coordinator Danny Smith elaborated on that to Teresa Varley of the team’s official website.

“It’s special to have your guys with you,” Smith said. “They did a great job. You know them. I will get to know the other guys, those are relationships that are good to build, but to have your own guys is the best.”

Brees, Kamara, Ingram and Thomas lead the Saints contingent on offense that will also feature guard Larry Warford.

Pro Bowl 2018

Pro Bowl 2018-NFC vs AFC All Stars® Live Stream Online. If you’re planning to watch the Pro Bowl on Sunday, you’re going to want to make sure to clear your afternoon schedule, because, for the first time in nearly 10 years, the game has been moved out of primetime.

This weekend’s game between the AFC and the NFC will kickoff at 3 p.m. ET, marking the first time since 2009 that the game hasn’t been played in primetime.

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How to Watch the 2018 Pro Bowl
Date: Jan. 28, 2018
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Stream: WatchESPN
Announcers: Sean McDonough, Matt Hasselbeck

Although the Pro Bowl has undergone several changes over the years, the NFL will be giving us the normal AFC-NFC format for the second straight season. From 2013 to 2015, the league dumped the format in favor of a game where two captains would pick each team.

Pro Bowl week got off to a rousing start on Thursday with the annual skills challenge. Thanks to Jarvis Landry, the AFC pulled out a wild dodgeball win over the NFC. You can catch highlights of that by clicking here.

One thing you won’t see on Sunday are any players from either the Patriots or the Eagles. With New England and Philadelphia both playing in the Super Bowl, the NFL had to replace players from both teams for Sunday’s game.

As for the odds for the game, the NFC is favored by 3, with the Over/Under set at 70.

No. 1 SportsLine expert R.J. White — who finished in the top 1 percent of the nation’s top handicapping tournament and is up $2,144 on NFL picks this season — has released a pick against the spread. National sportswriter Mike Tierney — who’s 52-29 on NFL totals since the start of last season — has a strong opinion on Over or Under.

Now here’s how you can watch the game and the full rosters for each side.


Patriots vs Jaguars

Patriots vs Jaguars live stream online AFC Championship NFL playoffs 2018. The Jacksonville Jaguars have shown they can survive their nerves in a low-scoring playoff debut and they’ve shown they can survive a shootout going into Pittsburgh to take out the No. 2 Steelers. And yet, they were still headed toward being a double-digit underdog against the New England Patriots before the hearts of every Patriots fan stopped on Wednesday upon hearing of Tom Brady’s hand injury.

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AFC Conference Championship 2018
Patriots vs Jaguars
Date : Sunday , January 21th,
Start Time: 3:05 PM. ET


Brady’s secrecy has scared Vegas enough to drive the line back toward a touchdown, but even if Brady isn’t at 100 percent, do the Jaguars have enough firepower to go into Foxborough and take out the defending Super Bowl champions?

The Patriots looked very beatable in the Titans’ first two drives with a healthy Marcus Mariota before scoring 35 unanswered points en route to a 35-14 victory over Tennessee.

Brady’s injury definitely creates uncertainty for both the casual bettor and the sharps that will put down six figures on the AFC Championship Game. Where is the smart money headed into this matchup?

We turn to Zack Jones of SportsBookReview.com for advice and some key stats to ponder, but first, here are the basics of the matchup, along with picks for the five best bets outside the basic plays.

JONES’ EXPERT PICK: New England Patriots (14-3) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (12-6)

“Jacksonville shocked the world with their upset win over the Steelers in Pittsburgh last week but can they double up and defeat the reigning Super Bowl champs? Let’s review the NFL odds and discuss.

“Although this line looks steep, we will surf on over to a top online sportsbook like Bookmaker where they are offering New England -7.5 (+110) and cash a ticket on the Super Bowl champs.

“Here’s why:

  • Jacksonville is 1-4 ATS in their last five games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Jacksonville is 1-4 ATS in their last five games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
  • Jacksonville is 0-7 straight up and 2-5 ATS over their last seven games versus the Patriots.
  • New England is 4-0 ATS in their last four playoff games as a favorite.
  • New England is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
  • New England is 4-0 ATS in their last four games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0.

“If anyone told you that Ben Roethlisberger would throw for 469 yards and five touchdowns against the Jags’ vaunted defense, you would have been trying to figure out the line on the Steelers/Patriots matchup this weekend.