Sport

Global Television comes out swinging with the live, HD broadcast of the most highly-anticipated sporting event of the spring: the Masters Tournament. Beginning with the third round of competition on Saturday, April 10 – 3:30 p.m. ET and concluding with the final competitive round on Sunday, April 11 – 2 p.m. ET (see below for additional air times), the Masters will be held at the majestic Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta, Georgia. This year’s competition will feature the much buzzed about return of embattled golfer, Tiger Woods. In the first tournament since his scandal-induced retreat from the sport, all eyes will be on Woods as he works toward his professional – and personal – comeback.

The Masters is one of four major annual tournaments in professional golf. First played in 1934, it has a long-running history as one of the most prestigious competitions in the sport. Among the prizes awarded, the winner is presented with a green jacket, which signifies the golfer’s entry into the exclusive group of Masters champions.

A list of air times for the third and fourth rounds of competition are as follows:

Time Zone

Third Round of Competition

Saturday, April 10

Final Round of Competition

Sunday, April 11

Pacific Daylight Time

12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mountain Daylight Time

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

12 noon – 5 p.m.

Central Daylight Time

2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Eastern Daylight Time

3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Atlantic Daylight Time

4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

4:00pm – Sunday, January 10 on CTV

National Football Conference game: Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals

1:00pm – Sunday, January 10 on CTV

American Football Conference game: Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots. Pre-game show begins at noon.

8:00pm – Saturday, January 9 on CTV

National Football Conference game: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

4:30pm – Saturday, January 9 on CTV

American Football Conference game: New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals. Pre-game show begins at 4 p.m.

Sunday, February 1 6 p.m.

The Steelers and the Cardinals both look to make history when they go head-to-head for the Vince Lombardi trophy in SUPER BOWL XLIII. Should the Steelers come out on top, they will be the only team in NFL history to win six SUPER BOWL titles, while a victory for the Cardinals will mark their first championship win in franchise history.

Sunday, February 1 1 p.m.

Bob Costas hosts the pre-game show live on location from Raymond James Stadium, with co-hosts Cris Collingsworth, Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, studio analysts Tiki Barber and Jerome Bettis, reporter Peter King, and special guests and SUPER BOWL champions Tony Dungy, Mike Holmgren and Matt Millen. The pre-game show includes an in-depth look at the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, along with additional analysis, features and interviews in anticipation of the championship tilt.

Sunday, February 1 12 p.m.

One of the signature programs of the NFL, ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL captures the most dramatic moments of the 2008-09 NFL season, from the opening kick off of Week 1 in September through the AFC and NFC Championship games. The best material from more than 130 players and coaches wired for sound make this a memorable look back at an unforgettable season.

— Broadcast Begins at 12:30pm ET Live From Dunedin, Florida —

Citytv takes you out to the ball game as it brings you the hottest pre-season action live from Dunedin, Florida as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 on Citytv. Live coverage begins at 12:30pm ET.

Join some of your favourite Citytv personalities in supporting the Toronto Blue Jays. “CityNews” anchor Gord Martineau, resident Sports Specialists Kathryn Humphreys and Hugh Burrill, and “Breakfast Television’s” Jennifer Valentyne are joined by The Fan 590’s Barb DiGiulio to bring you three hours of pre-season action, atmosphere and excitement as it happens. This unconventional sports broadcast team will give you a perspective on baseball you’ve never seen before on television! The last half hour of the telecast will take you behind the scenes at the season ticket holder barbeque where fans get to rub elbows with their favourite players.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Toronto Blue Jays in this Citytv baseball broadcast first” said Jamie Haggarty, Executive Vice President, Television Operations, GM/VP Citytv Toronto, Rogers Media Television. “We look forward to offering our viewers a taste of pre-season action from sunny Florida, giving them a chance to witness all the action Citytv-style.”

“We are excited about our partnership with Citytv and love the fact that they will broadcast our March 2 game against the Cincinnati Reds using such a diverse crew,” commented Patrick Elster, VP Ticket Sales & Services. “Live during the broadcast they will also announce the Grand Prize winner from our Spot the Bobblehead contest which kicks off February 22nd.”

The Toronto Blue Jays partnership with Citytv coincides with the Clubs full offering of single game seats which go on sale March 2nd at 10:00 a.m. via all ticket sales channels. Ticket purchasers have the chance to buy tickets directly from Toronto Blue Jays alumni who will be in town on March 2nd at the Toronto Blue Jays Box Office located at Gate 9 – Rogers Centre as well as Rogers Video store locations.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 starting at 12:30pm ET on Citytv.

12 p.m. – Road to the Super Bowl
Narrated by Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Road to the Super Bowl captures the most dramatic moments of the 2007 NFL season, from the opening kick-off of Week 1 in September through the AFC and NFC Championship games. The best audio clips from more than 100 players and coaches wired for sound make this a memorable look back at an unforgettable season.

1 p.m. – Inside the Rings with Troy Aikman
Inside the Rings takes a close look at key quarterbacks and their personal journeys to Super Bowl victory. Featured QBs include John Elway, Kurt Warner and Doug Williams.

1:30 p.m. – Howie Long’s Tough Guys “Super Bowl Edition”
Pigskin analyst Howie Long pays tribute to the NFL’s “roughest and toughest” with a little help from “tough guy ambassadors” of the past. Old meets new as legendary tough guys, such as quarterback Jim Kelly and tight end Mark Bavaro, comment on the current players who show true grit and determination.

2 p.m. – Fox Super Bowl Sunday Pre-Game Show
Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee co-host the pre-game show with analysts Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson, sideline reporters Pam Oliver and Chris Myers, comedic prognosticator Frank Caliendo, NFL Insider Jay Glazer and Canadian Jillian Reynolds from a specially-constructed set on the field inside University of Phoenix Stadium. The four-hour program offers a thorough analytical breakdown of New York and New England’s offense, defense and special teams, player/coach features, interesting statistical tidbits, historical perspective, keys to the game and late-breaking injury news. Mixing the safety blitz with Hollywood glitz is American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, who will report all the razzle dazzle from the red carpet of Super Bowl XLII and anchor the entertainment portions of the program. While Bradshaw & Co. cover the Xs and Os, Seacrest will report on the musical offerings and interview the celebrities who attend the grandest spectacle in sports annually. Musical performances are expected from Seacrest’s American Idol castmate Paula Abdul, Alicia Keys, and a duet between Willie Nelson and Sara Evans.

6 p.m. – Super Bowl XLII with New England Patriots vs. New York Giants
The Patriots put their undefeated season on the line and make a run at history when they take on the Giants for the Vince Lombardi trophy in Super Bowl XLII. Should the Patriots come out on top, they will be the only team in NFL history to achieve a perfect 19-0 season record.