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U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials broadcast schedule

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Track and field athletes will be vying for top three finishes and spots on the U.S. team for Rio at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., from July 1-10 and NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.

The headliners include Olympic champions Allyson Felix in the 200m and 400m, Ashton Eaton in the decathlon and Justin Gatlin in the 100m and 200m.

The full U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials event schedule is here.

Gatlin may also have his eye on rival Usain Bolt in the Jamaican Olympic Trials from June 30-July 3 in Kingston.

In Eugene, the top three finishers per individual event make the Olympic team, provided they have met the Olympic standard qualifying mark or time at some point since May 1, 2015, (since Jan. 1, 2015, for 10,000m, decathlon and heptathlon).

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Day Time (ET) Network Key Events
Fri, July 1 7-9 p.m. Digital Men’s shot put | STREAM
9-10 p.m. NBC Men’s 10,000m | STREAM
Sat, July 2 12:45-2 p.m. Digital Decathlon | STREAM
2-5 p.m. NBC Women’s 10,000m, long jump | STREAM
5-6:30 p.m. NBCSN Decathlon | STREAM
Sun, July 3 1-7 p.m. Digital Women’s High Jump | STREAM
7-8 p.m. NBC Men’s, women’s 400m | STREAM
8:30-9 p.m. NBC Men’s, women’s 100m | STREAM
Mon, July 4 6:30-7 p.m. Digital Men’s pole vault | STREAM
7-9 p.m. NBCSN Men’s, women’s 800m | STREAM
Wed, July 6 4-6:30 p.m. Digital Women’s hammer throw | STREAM
8-10:30 p.m. Digital Men’s hammer throw | STREAM
Thurs, July 7 6:30-8 p.m. Digital Women’s 5000m | STREAM
8-11 p.m. NBCSN Women’s steeplechase, shot put | STREAM
Fri, July 8 6-8 p.m. NBCSN Men’s discus | STREAM
8-9 p.m. NBC 100m hurdles, Men’s steeple | STREAM
Sat, July 9 6:30-8 p.m. Digital Men’s triple jump | STREAM
8-9 p.m. NBC 110m hurdles, Men’s 200m, 5000m | STREAM
Sun, July 10 4-7 p.m. Digital Women’s pole vault | STREAM
7-8:30 p.m. NBC 1500m, Women’s 200m | STREAM

U.S., Great Britain to hold track and field dual meet

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The U.S. and Great Britain go head-to-head in a track and field meet on July 21 at the London Olympic Stadium.

“The Meet” will include nine running, jumping, hurdles and relay events and last two hours. Specific events and athletes will be announced early next year.

The U.S. topped the overall medal standings at every Olympics and world outdoor championships since 2004.

Great Britain is one of three countries to earn at least five medals at every Olympics and worlds since 2007, joining the U.S. and Kenya.

British athletes made six podiums at the just-completed worlds at the London Olympic Stadium, including in all four relays. The other two medals came from Mo Farah, who is moving to road racing and marathons after this season.

“The Meet” is similar to swimming’s “Duel in the Pool,” a biennial head-to-head competition between the U.S. and rival Australia from 2003 through 2007 and between the U.S. and Europe between 2009 and 2015.

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Maria Sharapova gets U.S. Open wild card

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NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova was granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open’s main draw on Tuesday and will take part in a Grand Slam event for the first time in more than 1 ½ years.

Sharapova is among eight women given entry into the 128-player field by the U.S. Tennis Association — and by far the most noteworthy.

The former No. 1-ranked player and owner of five major titles, including the 2006 U.S. Open, has not entered a major tournament since the Australian Open in January 2016, when she tested positive for the newly banned drug meldonium.

That led to a 15-month doping ban, which expired in April. She returned to the tour, but her ranking — currently 148th — was too low to allow entry into major tournaments, and the French Open denied her a wild card. Sharapova planned to try to qualify for Wimbledon, but the 30-year-old Russian wound up skipping the grass-court portion of the season because of an injured left thigh.

Sharapova has been participating in tournaments via wild-card invitations, beginning in April on red clay at Stuttgart, Germany. She’s only played nine matches this season.

Sharapova was 19 when she won her U.S. Open trophy. Two years before, at 17, Sharapova won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. She has since completed a career Grand Slam and become one of the most recognizable — and marketable — athletes in the world.

The U.S. Open starts in Flushing Meadows on Aug. 28.

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