WATCH LIVE: Penn Relays, Drake Relays at 12:30 p.m. ET

Justin Gatlin

The outdoor track and field season continues to ramp up with two of the most storied U.S. meets Saturday.

The 120th Penn Relays in Philadelphia and the 105th Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, will air back to back on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.

The professional events at the Penn Relays are dubbed “USA vs. The World” with matchups generally coming down to the U.S. and Jamaica. The Drake Relays include individual and relay events featuring Olympic champions.

Penn Relays, 12:30 p.m. ET; Drake Relays, 3 p.m. ET — CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

Here are highlighted Penn Relays events:

Women’s 4x100m relay (12:35 p.m.) — Olympic silver medalist Kerron Stewart, 2013 World Championships silver medalist Alexandria Anderson.
Men’s 4x100m relay (1:05 p.m.) — Olympic medalists Justin GatlinWalter Dix and Michael Frater.
Women’s sprint medley relay (1:15 p.m.) — 2013 World Championships silver medalist Alexandria Anderson.
Men’s distance medley relay (2:05 p.m.) — Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano.
Women’s 4x400m relay (2:35 p.m.) — Olympic and world medalists DeeDee TrotterJessica Beard and Shericka Williams.
Men’s 4x400m relay (2:52 p.m.) — Bahamas’ entire Olympic gold medal team; U.S. Olympian Manteo Mitchell.

Here are highlighted Drake Relays events:

Women’s high jump (2:45 p.m.) — Olympic silver medalist Brigetta Barrett, 2012 Olympian Chaunte Lowe.
Women’s 400m hurdles (3:10 p.m.) — Olympic silver medalist Lashinda Demus, 2008 Olympian Tiffany Ross-Williams.
Men’s pole vault (3:15 p.m.) — Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.
Women’s 100m hurdles (3:36 p.m.) — 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson, 2013 world champion Brianna Rollins, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Kellie Wells.
Men’s 4x110m shuttle hurdle relay (3:52 p.m.) — Olympic champion Aries Merritt, 2013 world champion David Oliver.

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Francesco Friedrich, most decorated bobsledder in history, rebounds for 12th world title

Francesco Friedrich

A week after his first major championships defeat in seven years, German Francesco Friedrich returned to his winning ways to close the world bobsled championships on Sunday.

Friedrich’s four-man sled won the world title by 69 hundredths of a second over British and Latvian sleds that tied for silver, combining times from four runs over the last two days in St. Moritz, Switzerland. It marked Great Britain’s first world championships men’s bobsled medal since 1966.

Geoff Gadbois drove the lone U.S. sled in the field, finishing 18th.

Friedrich, the most decorated bobsledder in history, extended his records with a fifth consecutive world four-man title and 12th world championship between two- and four-man events.

Germany swept all four titles at bobsled worlds with four different drivers taking gold.

Friedrich had won 12 consecutive Olympic or world titles before taking two-man silver at worlds last week in St. Moritz, Switzerland. He was dethroned in that event by countryman Johannes Lochner.

Friedrich has been hampered recently by a muscle injury from sprint training in late December. Going into worlds, Lochner had won four consecutive World Cup two-man races, while Hall won the last two World Cups in four-man.

Friedrich, 32, said before this season that he plans to make the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Games his final competition. Friedrich and push athlete Thorsten Margis can break the record of four career Olympic bobsled gold medals that they currently share with retired Germans Andre Lange and Kevin Kuske.

The World Cup season concludes with stops in Igls, Austria, and Sigulda, Latvia, the next two weekends.

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2023 World Alpine Skiing Championships TV, live stream schedule


Every race of the world Alpine skiing championships airs live on Peacock from Feb. 6-19.

France hosts the biennial worlds in Meribel and Courchevel — six women’s races, six men’s races and one mixed-gender team event.

Mikaela Shiffrin is the headliner, in the midst of her most successful season in four years with a tour-leading 11 World Cup wins in 23 starts. Shiffrin is up to 85 career World Cup victories, one shy of Ingemar Stenmark‘s record accumulated over the 1970s and ’80s.

World championships races do not count in the World Cup tally.

Shiffrin is expected to race at least four times at worlds, starting with Monday’s combined. She earned a medal in 11 of her 13 career world championships races, including each of the last 10 dating to 2015.

Shiffrin won at least one race at each of the last five world championships (nobody has gold from six different worlds). Her six total golds and 11 total medals are American records. At this edition, she can become the most decorated skier in modern world championships history from any nation.

She enters one medal shy of the record for most individual world championships medals since World War II (Norway’s Kjetil Andre Aamodt) and four medals shy of the all-time record. (Worlds were held annually in the 1930s, albeit with fewer races.)

She is also one gold medal shy of the post-World War II individual record shared by Austrian Toni Sailer, Frenchwoman Marielle Goitschel and Swede Anja Pärson.

The other favorites at these worlds include Italian Sofia Goggia, the world’s top female downhiller this season, and the two leading men: Swiss Marco Odermatt (No. 1 in super-G and giant slalom) and Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (No. 1 in downhill).

2023 World Alpine Skiing Championships Broadcast Schedule

Date Event Time (ET) Platform
Mon., Feb. 6 Women’s Combined Super-G Run 5 a.m. Peacock
Women’s Combined Slalom Run 8:30 a.m. Peacock
Tues., Feb. 7 Men’s Combined Super-G Run 5 a.m. Peacock
Men’s Combined Slalom Run 8:30 a.m. Peacock
Wed., Feb. 8 Women’s Super-G 5:30 a.m. Peacock
Thu., Feb. 9 Men’s Super-G 5:30 a.m. Peacock
Sat., Feb. 11 Women’s Downhill 5 a.m. Peacock
Highlights 2:30 p.m.* NBC, Peacock
Sun., Feb. 12 Men’s Downhill 5 a.m Peacock
Highlights 3 p.m.* NBC, Peacock
Tue., Feb. 14 Team Parallel 6:15 a.m. Peacock
Men’s/Women’s Parallel Qualifying 11 a.m. Peacock
Wed., Feb. 15 Men’s/Women’s Parallel 6 a.m. Peacock
Thu., Feb. 16 Women’s Giant Slalom Run 1 4 a.m. Peacock
Women’s Giant Slalom Run 2 7:30 a.m. Peacock
Fri., Feb. 17 Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1 4 a.m. Peacock
Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2 7:30 a.m. Peacock
Sat., Feb. 18 Women’s Slalom Run 1 4 a.m. Peacock
Women’s Slalom Run 2 7:30 a.m. Peacock
Highlights 2:30 p.m.* NBC, Peacock
Sun., Feb. 19 Men’s Slalom Run 1 4 a.m. Peacock
Men’s Slalom Run 2 7:30 a.m. Peacock
Highlights 3 p.m.* NBC, Peacock

*Delayed broadcast
*All NBC coverage streams on and the NBC Sports app for TV subscribers.

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