Gretzky Part of NBC Pebble Beach Celebrity Golf

Pebble Beach, Calif. – June 17, 2010 – Mark Wahlberg, Drew Brees, Wayne Gretzky and contest winner Peggy Ference, the first-ever female winner, attempt to break 100 at the 2010 U.S. Open course at Pebble Beach in the third annual “Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge,” airing this Sunday on NBC from 1:30-3 p.m. ET, prior to NBC Sports’ final-round coverage of the 2010 U.S. Open. The concept of “The Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge” was born after the second round of the 2007 U.S. Open when Tiger Woods mentioned that there was no way a 10-handicapper could break 100 because of the way U.S. Open courses are set up. Assisting the competitors on their quest to break 100 are their golf-pro caddies. Rickie Fowler caddies for Wahlberg, Bubba Watson for Brees, Ricky Barnes for Gretzky, and Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin for Ference. Golfers of all handicaps were eligible for the contest, not just golfers with a 10-handicap. The round was played under the exact same course conditions and USGA rules that the U.S. Open competitors will face the following week. In the December 2009 issue, Golf Digest asked readers to describe in an essay of no more than 60 words how playing in the “Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge” at Pebble Beach would significantly change their lives. Ference wrote about playing at Pebble as a 10-year-old and outdriving her dad for the first time during that vacation. She also wrote about being unemployed for the past two years and how she hoped that being the first woman to play in the Challenge might somehow lead to a job (note: Peggy was recently hired as a regional business director for a biopharmaceutical company). NBC SPORTS DIGITAL AT THE U.S. OPEN NBCSPORTS.COM: will simulcast NBC Sports’ Thursday and Friday live broadcasts (3-5 p.m. ET), live stream on the weekend the 7th and 17th holes, and offer live post-game coverage all four days with the U.S. Open Wrap-up Show presented by Lexus, hosted by Bill Patrick, Brian Crowell and Jennifer Mills. The site also will offer highlights, interviews and analysis, as well as live blogging. This week also marks the debut of’s new live-stream video player that will offer users a significantly upgraded, high-quality video experience for this event. NBC SPORTS MOBILE: Fans can get U.S. Open news and scores wherever they are with NBC Sports Mobile. The NBC Sports Mobile site will offer the latest news and videos from, along with complete leaderboards throughout the weekend, by visiting HTTP://M.NBCSPORTS.COM on their mobile device. Users on the go can also get news and scoring alerts sent right to their phone by texting “GOLF” to 51515. MOBILE TV: NBC Sports’ complete coverage of the U.S. Open will be available on both NBC 2Go and NBC Sports Mobile.


NHL Net Presents Saturday with Stanley

NEW YORK (June 17, 2010) – NHL Network™ U.S today announced that it will be re-airing all six games of this year’s Stanley Cup Final in their entirety as well as the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup victory parade on a day-long Saturday with Stanley beginning at 9 a.m. ET, Saturday, June 19. All games will be broadcast in high definition.

Saturday with Stanley comprises more than 14-hours of relentless entertainment. From the moment the puck was dropped in Chicago for Game 1 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final until Patrick Kane’s series-clinching overtime goal in Game 6 in Philadelphia ended a 49-year Stanley Cup drought for the Blackhawks, the 2010 Stanley Cup Final was a fast-paced, action-packed series.

In keeping with the unpredictability and excitement of the three playoff rounds that preceded it, there was no hint of a conservative ‘feeling out process’ to begin the Stanley Cup Final series. The Blackhawks and Flyers combined for 11 goals in Game 1, the most in a Stanley Cup Final opener in 18 years. That merely set the tone for the series-long thrill ride that would see the home Club prevail through five hard-fought games until Kane’s overtime heroics broke the pattern and returned the Cup to the city of Chicago for the first time since 1961.

Following the re-airing of Game 6, NHL Network will broadcast a special NHL On The Fly Awards Preview show at 9:00 p.m. ET. The NHL Network panel will analyze all of the finalists for the upcoming NHL Awards in Las Vegas, highlighting the plays, saves and off-ice activities that make each player a contender for these post-season accolades.

Saturday with Stanley will wrap up beginning at 10:00 p.m. with complete coverage of the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup victory parade and rally. Led by team captain Jonathan Toews, Blackhawks players, coaches and their families salute over two million fans lined Washington Blvd. and Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory.

Saturday With Stanley – June 19 Schedule (all times ET)

9:00 a.m. 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 1

11:00 a.m. 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 2

1:00 p.m. 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 3

3:00 p.m. 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 4

5:00 p.m. 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 5

7:00 p.m. 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 6

9:00 p.m. NHL On The Fly Awards Preview

10:00 p.m. Blackhawks Stanley Cup Parade


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