AP

World Alpine Skiing Championships broadcast schedule

Leave a comment

Every event of the World Alpine Skiing Championships will stream live on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app, starting with Lindsey Vonn in the super-G on Tuesday.

The biggest competition outside of the Olympics is slated in St. Moritz, Switzerland, from Feb. 7-19. This year’s worlds will prove a key indicator of 2018 Olympic prospects.

Recall that four years ago, Mikaela Shiffrin won her first world title in slalom, while Vonn crashed in the worlds super-G.

Shiffrin went on to become the youngest Olympic slalom champion. Vonn missed the Sochi Winter Games due to knee injuries.

This year, Vonn and Shiffrin headline the U.S. team in St. Moritz.

International stars include World Cup overall champions Marcel Hirscher of Austria and Lara Gut of Switzerland.

In addition to live streaming coverage, NBCSN will air live early morning coverage of most events, while NBC will air weekend afternoon coverage of key races — men’s and women’s downhills and the women’s slalom.

MORE: Vonn develops friendship with young skier battling cancer

Date Time (ET) Network Event
Tuesday, Feb. 7 6 a.m. NBCSN Women’s Super-G
Wednesday, Feb. 8 6 a.m. NBCSN Men’s Super-G
Friday, Feb. 10 4 a.m. NBCSports.com/live Women’s Combined Downhill
Friday, Feb. 10 6:30 a.m. NBCSN Women’s Combined Slalom
Sunday, Feb. 12 5:15 a.m. NBCSports.com/live Women’s Downhill
Sunday, Feb. 12 7:30 a.m. NBCSports.com/live Men’s Downhill
Sunday, Feb. 12 12:30 p.m.* NBC Women’s Downhill
Sunday, Feb. 12 2 p.m.* NBCSN Men’s Downhill
Monday, Feb. 13 4 a.m. NBCSports.com/live Men’s Combined-Downhill
Monday, Feb. 13 6:30 a.m. NBCSN Men’s Combined-Slalom
Tuesday, Feb. 14 6 a.m. NBCSN Team Event
Thursday, Feb. 16 3:45 a.m. NBCSports.com/live Women’s Giant Slalom Run 1
Thursday, Feb. 16 7 a.m. NBCSN Women’s Giant Slalom Run 2
Friday, Feb. 17 3:45 a.m. NBCSports.com/live Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1
Friday, Feb. 17 7 a.m. NBCSN Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2
Saturday, Feb. 18 3:45 a.m. NBCSports.com/live Women’s Slalom Run 1
Saturday, Feb. 18 7 a.m. NBCSports.com/live Women’s Slalom Run 2
Saturday, Feb. 18 12:30 p.m.* NBC Women’s Slalom
Sunday, Feb. 19 3:45 a.m. NBCSports.com/live Men’s Slalom Run 1
Sunday, Feb. 19 7 a.m. NBCSN Men’s Slalom Run 2

* Denotes same-day delay.

Serena Williams eyes Australian Open return after pregnancy

Getty Images
Leave a comment

Serena Williams hopes to return from pregnancy (due date by the end of the summer) to defend her Australian Open title in January, according to Vogue.

“It’s the most outrageous plan,” Williams said, according to the report. “I just want to put that out there. That’s, like, three months after I give birth. I’m not walking anything back, but I’m just saying it’s pretty intense.”

Williams, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title last January and, two months later, said she played that event while about two months pregnant.

Williams, 35, is already the oldest Grand Slam women’s singles champion in the Open Era. That’s by virtue not of her 2017 Australian Open title but of her 2016 Wimbledon crown.

She hopes to pass Margaret Court‘s record of 24 Grand Slaim singles titles, though Court won the majority of her events before the Open Era began in 1968.

“In this game you can go dark fast,” Williams said, according to the report. “If I lose, and I lose again, it’s like, she’s done. Especially since I’m not 20 years old. I’ll tell you this much: I won’t win less. Either I win, or I don’t play.”

As for another Olympics?

“I can’t promise that … Tokyo 2020 is a lot,” Williams said on Japanese TV on Jan. 28 after winning the Australian Open, while knowing she was already, secretly, two months pregnant.

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!

MORE: Past two men’s champions out of U.S. Open

Vuelta a España TV, live stream schedule

Leave a comment

Less than a month after winning his fourth Tour de France, Chris Froome returns to headline the Vuelta a España, the final Grand Tour of the season, with daily live coverage on NBC Sports Gold’s Cycling Pass and the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

Olympic Channel coverage will be live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.

NBCSN will also air encore broadcasts of select stages.

NBC Sports Gold coverage will be commercial-free.

Froome, eyeing his first Tour of Spain win after a trio of runners-up, is joined by Spaniard Alberto Contador, who has won every Grand Tour multiple times and is set to retire after this event.

Rounding out the marquee men is 2014 Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali, who also captured the Vuelta back in 2010.

Romain Bardet and Fabio Aru, who challenged Froome at the Tour de France last month, are also in the Vuelta field.

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!

MORE: Olympic champion, Tour de France runner up fails drug test

Day Time (ET) Network Stage
Saturday, Aug. 19 11:25 a.m.-1:30 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 1
Saturday, Aug. 19 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 1
Sunday, Aug. 20 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 2
Sunday, Aug. 20 12-2 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 2
Monday, Aug. 21 7:10 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 3
Monday, Aug. 21 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 3
Monday, Aug. 21 12 p.m. NBCSN Stage 3
Tuesday, Aug. 22 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 4
Tuesday, Aug. 22 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 4
Wednesday, Aug. 23 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 5
Wednesday, Aug. 23 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 5
Thursday, Aug. 24 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 6
Thursday, Aug. 24 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 6
Friday, Aug. 25 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 7
Friday, Aug. 25 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 7
Friday, Aug. 25 5 p.m. NBCSN Stage 7
Saturday, Aug. 26 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 8
Saturday, Aug. 26 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 8
Sunday, Aug. 27 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 9
Sunday, Aug. 27 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 9
Tuesday, Aug. 29 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 10
Tuesday, Aug. 29 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 10
Tuesday, Aug. 29 6:30 p.m. NBCSN Stage 10
Wednesday, Aug. 30 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 11
Wednesday, Aug. 30 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 11
Thursday, Aug. 31 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 12
Thursday, Aug. 31 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 12
Thursday, Aug. 31 1 p.m. NBCSN Stage 12
Friday, Sept. 1 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 13
Friday, Sept. 1 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 13
Saturday, Sept. 2 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 14
Saturday, Sept. 2 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 14
Sunday, Sept. 3 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 15
Sunday, Sept. 3 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 15
Tuesday, Sept. 5 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 16
Tuesday, Sept. 5 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 16
Tuesday, Sept. 5 9 p.m. NBCSN Stage 16
Wednesday, Sept. 6 6:25 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 17
Wednesday, Sept. 6 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 17
Thursday, Sept. 7 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 18
Thursday, Sept. 7 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 18
Friday, Sept. 8 9 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 19
Friday, Sept. 8 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 19
Saturday, Sept. 9 8:15 a.m.-12 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 20
Saturday, Sept. 9 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 20
Sunday, Sept. 10 10:55 a.m.-3 p.m. NBC Sports Gold Stage 21
Sunday, Sept. 10 1-3 p.m. Olympic Channel Stage 21
Sunday, Sept. 10 7 p.m. NBCSN Stage 21