AP Sports Extra is expanding in the new year to include a Summer Olympics preview page that will be available 19 days before the opening ceremonies. This will give AP Sports subscribers a 12th edition of the product in 2016 and one that likely will be extremely popular among members, advertisers and readers.
Sports Extra is available to all AP member newspapers that receive full Member Choice Complete or the AP Sports Vertical. The pages are available in full broadsheet, half broadsheet and tab formats – in Adobe InDesign and PDF formats. There is an ad position at the bottom of the page.
The Sports Extra preview of the NFL playoffs is now available for use in advance of first playoff games set for Saturday, Jan. 9.
Here’s the full 2016 schedule:
Event Release Date Target publication
Super Bowl Feb 7 Jan 27
PGA Masters Apr 7–10 Apr 4
NFL Draft Apr 28–30 Apr 25
USGA US Open Golf Jun 16–19 Jun 13
British Open Golf Jul 14–17 Jul 11
Summer Games Aug 5–21 Jul 18
PGA Championship Jul 28–31 Jul 25
FBC Top 25 Poll Preview Aug 20 Aug 20
NASCAR Cup Chase TBD Sep–Nov Monday before first race
FBC Bowl Preview Start Dec 17 Dec 5
NFL Playoff Preview Start Jan 7, 2017 Jan 2, 2017