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Diving world championships schedule on Olympic Channel

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Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA event coverage kicks off with the world diving championships from Budapest this weekend.

The Olympic Channel, NBCSN and NBCSports.com/live will combine to air every semifinal and final from Saturday through July 22.

Check the Channel Finder to see how you can watch the Olympic Channel in your area.

The U.S. roster at worlds is led by Olympic synchronized medalists Steele JohnsonSam Dorman and Michael Hixon.

David Boudia, a quadruple Olympic medalist, is missing worlds for the first time since 2003 as he takes a (possibly permanent) break from competition.

Powerhouse China is without its two stalwarts, Chen Ruolin and Wu Minxia, who retired after Rio.

However, all of the Chinese individual gold medalists from Rio are back — springboard divers Cao Yuan and Shi Tingmao and platform divers Chen Aisen and Ren Qian.

The Olympic Channel will launch in more than 35 million homes starting Saturday, available to most subscribers of Altice, AT&T DirecTV, Comcast, Spectrum and Verizon. It will also be available on streaming services DirecTV Now, Fubo, Hulu, Sony PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV.

The Olympic Channel will live stream on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Select replays and highlights will be available on those platforms and TeamUSA.org.

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Day Event Final Time (ET) Network
Saturday, July 15 Mixed Synchro Platform 7-8:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s 1m Springboard 10-11:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s Synchro Springboard 12:30-2 p.m. Olympic Channel
Sunday, July 16 Men’s 1m Springboard 9:30-11 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Synchro Platform 9-10:30 p.m.* Olympic Channel
Monday, July 17 Women’s Synchro Springboard 10-11:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s Synchro Platform 12:30-2 p.m. Olympic Channel
Tuesday, July 18 Women’s Platform (Semi) 9:30-11 a.m. Olympic Channel
Team Event 12:30-2 p.m. NBCSN
Wednesday, July 19 Men’s 3m Springboard (Semi) 9:30-11 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Platform 12:30-2 p.m. NBCSN
Thursday, July 20 Women’s 3m Springboard (Semi) 9:30-11 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s 3m Springboard 12:30-2 p.m. Olympic Channel
Friday, July 21 Men’s Platform (Semi) 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.* Olympic Channel
Women’s 3m Springboard 12:30-2 p.m. Olympic Channel
Saturday, July 22 Mixed Synchro Springboard 8-9:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s Platform 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Olympic Channel

*Same-Day Delay

Michael Phelps still has ‘no desire’ to come back

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Michael Phelps says he has “no desire” to return to competitive swimming, but he is eager to stay involved with the sport and cheer on those who follow in his enormous wake.

In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press while promoting a healthy pet food campaign, Phelps said he is excited about the birth of his second child and numerous opportunities away from the pool.

It was around this time four years ago when Phelps got serious about ending his first retirement, but he now seems content with his decision to step away again after the Rio Olympics.

His wife, Nicole, is about four months pregnant. The couple already has a 16-month-old son, Boomer.

“I’ve got no desire, no desire to come back,” the 32-year-old Phelps said flatly.

Phelps has attended a handful of swimming meets since the Rio Games, where the winningest athlete in Olympic history added to his already massive career haul by claiming five gold medals plus a silver. A few months ago, he conceded to the AP that he was eager to see how he would feel about a possible comeback after this year’s world championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Turns out, it had no impact.

Phelps said watching others compete “truly didn’t kick anything off or spike any more interest in coming out of retirement again.”

He is eager to follow the development of his heir apparent, Caeleb Dressel, who emerged as the sport’s newest star by winning seven gold medals at Budapest. The 21-year-old Floridian joined Phelps and Mark Spitz as the only swimmers to accomplish that feat at a major international meet.

“I’m happy Caeleb decided to go off this year instead of last year,” Phelps joked. “I’m kind of happy to see him swimming so well when I’m not there.”

With Dressel and Katie Ledecky now leading the American team, the U.S. is expected to remain the world’s dominant swimming country heading into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Even without Phelps.

“It’s time to kind of move on,” he said, “and watch other people come into their own.”

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Dutch cyclist returns from horrific Rio crash to win world title

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Dutch road cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten came back from this dramatic Rio Olympic crash to win her first world title on Tuesday, taking the time trial in Bergen, Norway.

“This one is really beautiful without the crash in Rio, but this makes the story really, really special,” an emotional van Vleuten said. “Actually, I still cannot believe it. … This season I’m surprising myself what I can do. To be world champion in the time trial, I never thought I’d be able of this.”

Van Vleuten, 34, covered the 13-mile course in 28 minutes, 50.35 seconds, topping countrywoman Anna ven der Breggen by 12 seconds.

Australian Katrin Garfoot took bronze, 19.02 seconds ahead of Chloe Dygert, a U.S. Olympic silver medalist in track cycling. American Amber Neben, the defending champion, was 11th.

Full results are here.

In Rio, van Vleuten suffered three small spine fractures and a concussion when her brakes appeared to lock, and she flipped over into a ditch during the road race. Van Vleuten was alone in the lead at the time with about seven miles to go of the 87-mile course.

She was eventually hospitalized in intensive care.

Van der Breggen went on to win the Olympic title.

Van Vleuten wasn’t out long. She raced at last October’s world championships, placing a career-high fifth in the time trial. She then won La Course in France, a two-day race, in July.

“To be an athlete is to have really ups and downs,” van Vleuten said Tuesday. “Sometimes really downs, but the downs make the ups even more beautiful, I think.”

Van Vleuten’s first celebratory act Tuesday was to climb past two barriers and into her mother’s arms.

“Last year my mum watched the Rio race on television, it was her birthday and she was with lots of my family, so it was a really hard day for her,” Van Vleuten said in a news conference, according to Cyclingnews.com. “My father died in 2008, and so it was really special to have her here and celebrate the good things of cycling together. We’ve dealt with bad things together in the past, so it’s important to be really happy and proud to celebrate and to also remember my father.”

The world championships continue Wednesday with the men’s time trial at 7 a.m. ET on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and streaming on NBCSports.com/live.

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