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Bode Miller rejoins NBC Sports Alpine team; winter sports weekend schedule

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Bode Miller, the most decorated U.S. Olympic skier of all time with six medals, rejoins NBC Sports’ commentary team for World Cup Alpine skiing races this weekend.

Miller will be on the call for races in Val d’Isere, France, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, featuring Olympic champions Ted Ligety and Aksel Lund Svindal.

The women will be racing at Lake Louise, Alberta, featuring Mikaela Shiffrin in what’s expected to be her World Cup downhill debut.

That’s just part of the winter sports coverage that also includes bobsled, luge, skeleton, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and ski jumping.

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Date Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 5 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
6 a.m. Cross-Country: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
6 a.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men SG) STREAM LINK
8 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
11 a.m. Ski Jumping: Lillehammer (Women) STREAM LINK
Noon Freestyle Skiing: Monchengladbach (Big Air) STREAM LINK
1 p.m. Alpine Skiing: – Val d’Isere (Men SG)* NBCSN
2:30 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women DH) STREAM LINK
5 p.m. Skeleton: Whistler (Women Run 1) STREAM LINK
6:30 p.m. Skeleton: Whistler (Women Run 2) STREAM LINK
7:30 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women DH)* Universal HD
9 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Two-Man Run 1) STREAM LINK
10:30 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Two-Man Run 2) STREAM LINK
Saturday 3 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
4 a.m. Cross-Country: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
4:45 a.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men DH) STREAM LINK
6:50 a.m. Cross-Country: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
8 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
9 a.m. Ski Jumping: Lillehammer (Women) STREAM LINK
10:15 a.m. Ski Jumping: Klingenthal (Men) STREAM LINK
Noon Snowboard: Monchengladbach (Big Air) STREAM LINK
1 p.m. Skeleton: Whistler (Men Run 1) STREAM LINK
2:30 p.m. Skeleton: Whistler (Men Run 2) STREAM LINK
2:30 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women DH) STREAM LINK
5 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men DH)* NBC
5 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Two-Woman Run 1) STREAM LINK
6:30 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Two-Woman Run 2) STREAM LINK
8 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women DH)* NBCSN
9 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Four-Man Run 1) STREAM LINK
9:30 p.m. Luge World Cup: Lake Placid (Women)* NBCSN
10:30 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Four-Man Run 2) NBCSN
Sunday 3 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
4 a.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men GS) STREAM LINK
4:15 a.m. Cross-Country: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
6 a.m. Cross-Country: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
7 a.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men GS) STREAM LINK
8 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
9 a.m. Ski Jumping: Klingenthal (Men) STREAM LINK
1 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women SG) STREAM LINK
5 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men GS)* NBCSN
6 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women SG)* Universal HD

*Same-day delay coverage

MLB Players Association head says ‘continuing dialogue’ about 2020 Olympics

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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The head of the Major League Baseball Players Association says it will be difficult for big leaguers to participate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Baseball returns to Olympics after a 12-year absence for the Tokyo Games, which are scheduled for July 24-Aug. 9 — in the middle of baseball’s season.

“There are challenges with the schedule, and there are challenges with major leaguers being involved,” Tony Clark said Thursday at the Baltimore Orioles’ spring training camp.

In 2008, players on major league 25-man rosters and disabled lists on June 26 were ineligible to play. The U.S. roster included 17 players from Triple-A, seven from Double-A and college pitcher Stephen Strasburg, now with the Washington Nationals.

“It doesn’t mean that we are not continuing to have dialogue. We have going back. We will going forward. Where we land, I don’t know,” Clark said. “One of the things we were able to discuss during this round of bargaining were some additional flexibility in the schedule moving forward. Maybe there are some opportunities for a broader discussion than there have been a year ago. We’ll have to wait and see. We haven’t had that kind of substantive sit down yet.”

Many players are preparing for the fourth edition of World Baseball Classic, an international tournament launched in 2006 that is co-owned by Major League Baseball and the union. Clark hopes to see a fifth edition in 2021.

“I see no reason at this point why it wouldn’t,” he said. “I’m hopeful it continues, understanding that the world we live in four years from now may be different from the one we’re in now.”

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Lance Armstrong’s $100 million trial set for November

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 20:  Lance Armstrong (C) heads out with cyclists on December 20, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. The disgraced Tour de France rider is in New Zealand to film a commercial, and put out a call on social media for local riders to join him on a ride along the Auckland Waterfront.  (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong‘s $100 million legal fight with the federal government has been set for a November trial.

U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper on Thursday set a Nov. 6 trial start in Washington. Armstrong’s legal team had asked to postpone trial until 2018 because of a potential scheduling conflict.

The government wants Armstrong to pay back the $32 million the U.S. Postal Service paid his team for sponsorship, plus triple damages.

Armstrong’s former teammate Floyd Landis initially filed the whistle-blower case in 2010, accusing him of violating the sponsorship contract by taking performance-enhancing drugs. The government joined the case in 2013 after Armstrong admitted cheating and was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and 2000 Olympic bronze medal.

Landis, who was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title for cheating, could collect up to 25 percent of damages awarded.

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