1. Sportscenter Special - Fantasy Draft
Details: Friday, August 16 @ 7:00 PM ET
Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY
Why Watch: It’s time for you to get your study guide before the final exam. It’s fantasy football season and this Sportscenter special will supply you with the game plan needed to win draft day. Get all the sleepers, busts and bold predictions on Friday night from the ESPN Fantasy crew.
#5ToFollow Insider: Matthew Berry - @MatthewBerryTMR
ESPN's Senior Fantasy Analyst is one of social media's great follows for fantasy advice. On Friday night, Berry will be forecasting the upcoming fantasy season and assisting his followers with advice. Tune in and tweet away as Berry is here to help with your fantasy football season.
Follow - @MatthewBerryTMR
2. Arsenal vs. Aston Villa
Details: Saturday, August 17 @ 10:00 AM ET - Emirates Stadium - London
Watch or record here: NBCSN on XFINITY
Why Watch: It’s opening day! This is the day millions of crazy soccer fans have been waiting for. And, Saturday is the first of many days Americans can get their fill of European soccer. Arsenal have owned opening day matches going 8-0-4 in their last 12 Premier League games. And, Aston Villa hasn’t faired too well against Arsenal. But, with a new season comes a new hope. Can Aston Villa hold their own and pull this out? Find out what the excitement is all about on NBCSN.
#5ToFollow Insider: Premier League - @premierleague
The BPL's official account is a must follow for the latest information on the 20 teams that makeup the league. Make sure that you are getting all your Premier League news, straight from the League, during this weekend's #BPLKickOff.
Follow - @premierleague
3. Montreal Alouettes vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders
Details: Saturday, August 17 @ 4:00 PM ET - Mosaic Stadium - Regina, SK
Watch or record here: ESPN3 on XFINITY
Why Watch: The Alouettes have acquired 2006 Heisman winning quarterback, Troy Smith They may just need him as Montreal is facing the CFL's top scoring offense.. It's Canadian football at its finest, so don't miss this high-flying affair Saturday night.
#5ToFollow Insider: Rick Moffat - @RickMoffat
Rick Moffat is the Voice of the Alouettes and thinks Smith is the spark Montreal needs to get back to their winning ways. Follow Moffat for the talk of the team Saturday night as the Als are on the road against the 'Riders.
Follow - @RickMoffat
4. Chelsea vs. Hull City
Details: Sunday, August 18 @ 11:00 AM ET - Stamford Bridge - London
Watch or record here: NBCSN on XFINITY
Why Watch: Ouch, Hull City has not won in their last 19 matches at Chelsea (0-14-5). But, it’s opening day and anything can happen. Will this be the weekend upset everyone is talking about? Stream Chelsea vs. Hull City Sunday morning.
#5ToFollow Insider: Arlo White - @arlowhite
Arlo White is NBC Sports' lead soccer commentator for NBC Sports. White will be bringing you all the Barclays Premier League this season, so enjoy him on air and online. Tweet Arlo with any questions you've got during this weekend's matches using the hashtag #BPLonNBC.
Follow - @arlowhite
5. New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
Details: Sunday, August 18 @ 8:00 PM ET - Fenway Park - Boston, MA
Watch or record here: ESPN on XFINITY
Why Watch: Once again the Yankees and Red Sox are in a series with playoff implications. The Yankees desperately need wins to stay in playoff contention But, on the mound, C.C. Sabathia’s numbers against the BoSox don't reflect how good he is (11 starts, 3-4, 4.93 ERA). Either way, it’ll be fun to watch this scenario play out.
#5ToFollow Insider: Sean McAdam - @Sean_McAdam
Get ready for Sunday night's battle between the Bronx Bombers and the BoSox with CSNNE's Sox insider, Sean McAdam. Few people know more about the in’s and out’s of the Red Sox better than Sean.
Follow - @Sean_McAdam
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