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Schedule for U.S. Figure Skating Nationals

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Here’s a quick rundown of the schedule for the U.S. Figure Skating Nationals, which are airing all weekend on NBC. You can also catch the Europeans Nationals streaming live on

Friday, Jan. 25
Session 15 – Championship Short Dance – 3:00 p.m.
Session 16 – Championship Men’s Short Program – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 26
Session 17 – Championship Pairs Free Skate & Free Dance (early groups) – 11:00 a.m.
Session 18 – Championship Pairs Free Skate & Free Dance (late groups) – 2:35 p.m.
Session 19 – Championship Ladies Free Skate – 6:45 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 27
Session 20 – Championship Men’s Free Skate – 1:45 p.m.
Session 21 – U.S. Championships Skating Spectacular – 8:30 p.m.

* All times Eastern

Boules bids for 2024 Olympic inclusion

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 (AP) — The sport of boules has launched a bid to be included in the 2024 Olympics.

The Bowls Sports World Confederation, which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee, is campaigning on behalf of three disciplines: the French petanque, the Boule Lyonnaise and the Raffa, a version of the game popular in Italy.

According to the international world games association, about 20 million people regularly play boules in France and Italy, and more than 2 million players are licensed in 150 other countries.

Under new IOC rules, Olympic host cities can propose the addition of one or more sports to their games. Paris and Rome are among the five cities bidding for the 2024 Games, along with Los Angeles, Budapest and Hamburg.

MORE: Complete 2024 Olympic bidding coverage

South Korean rhythmic gymnast throws another acrobatic first pitch (video)

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South Korean Olympic gymnast Shin Soo-ji made a triumphant return to the mound over the weekend and outdid her acrobatic 2013 first pitch.

Shin, who finished 12th in rhythmic gymnastics at Beijing 2008, added another gymnastics move to her wind-up before tossing a little bit high.

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