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Curling Night in America TV schedule

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Curling Night in America returns for its fourth season with eight episodes on Tuesdays on NBCSN as the Winter Olympics draw near.

Coverage will stream on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.

Curling Night features the U.S., China, Japan and Scotland in round-robin tournaments competing in men’s, women’s and the new Olympic event of mixed doubles.

The U.S. rinks are led by reigning national champions Jamie Sinclair and Becca Hamilton and Matt Hamilton, a sibling mixed doubles team.

The men’s team is skipped by Heath McCormick, who was third at the 2014 Olympic Trials.

The 2018 Olympic Curling Trials are Nov. 11-18 in Omaha.

Date Coverage Time (ET)
Tues., Oct. 10 U.S. vs. Scotland – Men 1 a.m.*
Tues., Oct. 17 U.S. vs. Scotland – Women 1 a.m.*
Tues., Oct. 24 U.S. vs. China – Men 11 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 31 U.S. vs. Japan – Women 7 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 7 U.S. vs. Japan – Men 12:30 a.m.*
Tues., Nov. 21 U.S. vs. Japan – Women
U.S. vs. China – Mixed Doubles
11:30 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 28 U.S. vs. Japan – Mixed Doubles 11:30 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 5 U.S. vs. Scotland – Mixed Doubles 1 a.m.*

*late Tuesday/early Wednesday

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Team USA Opening Ceremony uniforms have heaters

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The U.S. Olympic team uniforms for the PyeongChang Opening Ceremony contain heating components that will last up to 11 hours.

Ice dancers Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani and bobsledder Aja Evans wore the uniforms on TODAY on Monday.

The heat technology will come in handy.

The PyeongChang Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9 (live streaming on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app) will be in an outdoor stadium, likely in below-freezing temperatures.

From USA Today:

“The athletes can set the temperature (there are three settings) via their cellphones. The heat can last up to five hours on the high setting and 11 hours on the low setting, fully charged.”

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Jamaica misses Olympic men’s bobsled by one spot

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The only Jamaican bobsled team in PyeongChang will be its women’s bobsled team.

Jamaica missed qualifying a two-man bobsled team for the Olympics by one spot in rankings finalized last week.

Jamaica still had a chance to sneak into the 30-sled Olympic field if one of the qualified nations declined a spot, but that didn’t happen.

The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation made it official Monday, publishing the Olympic fields for each event.

At least one Jamaican men’s sled competed in every Olympics from 1988 through 2002, then again in 2014.

Sochi driver Winston Watts retired, but a new team was formed in this Olympic cycle that included former Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals running back Michael Blair.

New driver Seldwyn Morgan competed on the lower-level North American Cup the last three seasons with a top finish of seventh.

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