Tyson Gay last place in Zurich; Jenny Simpson leads U.S. winners (video)

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Tyson Gay recorded the worst result since the end of his doping ban, finishing last in a 100m race in Zurich on Thursday.

Gay, who owns the American record of 9.69 seconds, clocked 10.35 at the Swiss Diamond League meet. Gay started out slow, swayed in his lane and eventually decelerated once it was clear he wouldn’t finish among the leaders. He had run 9.93 and 10.04 in his first two races since his ban was lifted in July.

Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole won in 9.96 in Zurich. Former world record holder Asafa Powell was fourth in 10.07. Powell ran 9.87 on Saturday, making him the fastest Jamaican this year.

Usain Bolt ran two 100m races this year, the fastest being 9.98, and shut down his abbreviated season delayed by a foot injury that required surgery and crutches.

The fastest man in the world this year is Justin Gatlin, who has clocked 9.80 seconds but wasn’t invited to the Zurich meet.

Zurich marked the first of two Diamond League finals meets, though the men’s 100m final is in the latter meet in Brussels on Sept. 5.

In Zurich finals events, Jenny Simpson recorded one of the closest wins, by .01 over countrywoman Shannon Rowbury in the 1500m. Simpson, the 2011 World champion, captured the season-long Diamond League title in the event.

Beijing Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson also prevailed in Zurich, in 12.58, to claim the season title in the 100m hurdles. Her top competition, Queen Harrison, fell to the track.

Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown won the women’s 100m in a photo finish over Ivorian Murielle Ahoure. They both finished in 11.04. Allyson Felix was seventh in 11.27. Campbell-Brown earned the season title with world leader Tori Bowie sitting out due to injury.

David Rudisha could not summon enough of a late surge in the 800m, settling for third place behind Nijel Amos. Amos clocked 1:43.77, with Rudisha crossing in 1:43.96.

Amos won the 800m season title over Rudisha, who had won 26 straight races from 2009 to 2011 and the Olympics in a world record in 2012 before suffering a knee injury in 2013 that kept him out for over one year.

London Olympic champion Christian Taylor stole the triple jump season title from Olympic silver medalist Will Claye on his final jump. Taylor leaped 17.51m, his farthest this year.

Kenyan Caleb Ndiku won the 5000m and the season title, clocking 13:07.01. American Galen Rupp was third in 13:07.82.

Fabiana Murer cemented herself as Brazil’s top track and field athlete going into 2015, winning the pole vault and the season title with a 4.72m clearance. She defeated a field that included Olympic champion Jenn Suhr.

Olympic bronze medalist Reese Hoffa won the shot put with a 21.88m throw, wrapping up the Diamond League season title.

Michael Tinsley, the Olympic and World silver medalist, finished second in the 400m hurdles, .06 behind South African Cornel Fredericks. It was good enough to earn Tinsley the season title over Puerto Rican Javier Culson.

LaShawn Merritt, who had already clinched the season title in the 400m, won his race anyway in 44.36 without rival Kirani James in the field.

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Aleksander Aamodt Kilde sweeps Beaver Creek World Cup races

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Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde held off Swiss Marco Odermatt for a second consecutive day to sweep World Cup races in Beaver Creek, Colorado, this weekend.

Kilde won Sunday’s super-G by two tenths of a second over Odermatt, one day after edging Odermatt by six hundredths. France’s Alexis Pinturault took third as the podium was made up of the last three men to win the World Cup overall title, the biggest annual prize in ski racing.

This season’s overall figures to be a two-man battle between Kilde, the 2019-20 champion, and Odermatt, the reigning champion, and could come down to March’s World Cup Finals. They’ve combined to win the first five of 38 scheduled races.

The top American Sunday was River Radamus, who finished an impressive 16th given his start number was 57. Radamus’ best event is the giant slalom.

Ryan Cochran-Siegle, the Olympic super-G silver medalist, and Travis Ganong, who was third in Beaver Creek last year, both skied out.

The men’s World Cup heads next weekend to Val d’Isere, France, for a giant slalom and slalom.

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Alpine skiing TV, live stream schedule for 2022-23 World Cup season

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NBC Sports and Peacock combine to air live coverage of the 2022-23 Alpine skiing season, including races on the World Cup, which starts this weekend.

Coverage begins with the traditional season-opening giant slaloms in Soelden, Austria, this Saturday and Sunday, streaming live on Peacock.

The first of four stops in the U.S. — the most in 26 years — is Thanksgiving weekend with a women’s giant slalom and slalom in Killington, Vermont. The men’s tour visits Beaver Creek, Colorado the following week, as well as Palisades Tahoe, California, and Aspen, Colorado after worlds in Courchevel and Meribel, France.

NBC Sports platforms will broadcast all four U.S. stops in the Alpine World Cup season, plus four more World Cups in other ski and snowboard disciplines. All Alpine World Cups in Austria will stream live on Peacock.

Mikaela Shiffrin, who last year won her fourth World Cup overall title, is the headliner. Shiffrin, who has 74 career World Cup race victories, will try to close the gap on the only Alpine skiers with more: Lindsey Vonn (82) and Ingemar Stenmark (86). Shiffrin won an average of five times per season the last three years and is hopeful of racing more often this season.

On the men’s side, 25-year-old Swiss Marco Odermatt returns after becoming the youngest man to win the overall, the biggest annual prize in ski racing, since Marcel Hirscher won the second of his record eight in a row in 2013.

2022-23 Alpine Skiing World Cup Broadcast Schedule
Schedule will be added to as the season progresses. All NBC Sports TV coverage also streams live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Date Coverage Network/Platform Time (ET)
Sat., Oct. 22 Women’s GS (Run 1) – Soelden (PPD) Peacock 4 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) – Soelden (PPD) Peacock 7:05 a.m.
Sun., Oct. 23 Men’s GS (Run 1) — Soelden Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) – Soelden Peacock 7 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 12 Women’s Parallel (Qualifying) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 6 a.m.
Women’s Parallel (Finals) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 12 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 13 Men’s Parallel (Qualifying) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s Parallel (Finals) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 10 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 19 Women’s SL (Run 1) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 4 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 7 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 20 Women’s SL (Run 1) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 4:15 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 7:15 a.m.
Fri., Nov. 25 Men’s DH — Lake Louise (PPD) Skiandsnowboard.live 2:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 26 Women’s GS (Run 2) — Killington NBC, Peacock 12:30 p.m.
Men’s DH — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2:30 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 27 Women’s SL (Run 2) — Killington NBC, Peacock 12:30 p.m.
Men’s SG — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2:15 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 2 Women’s DH — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 3 Women’s DH — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2:30 p.m.
Men’s DH — Beaver Creek NBC, Peacock 5 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 4 Women’s SG — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 1 p.m.
Men’s SG — Beaver Creek NBC, Peacock 5 p.m.*
Sat., Dec. 10 Men’s GS (Run 1) – Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 3:30 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 1) – Sestriere Skiandsnowboard.live 4:30 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) — Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 6:30 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) – Sestriere Skiandsnowboard.live 7:30 a.m.
Sun., Dec. 11 Men’s SL (Run 1) – Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 3:30 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 1) – Sestriere Skiandsnowboard.live 4:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 6:30 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) – Sestiere Skiandsnowboard.live 7:30 a.m.

*Delayed broadcast.

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