Figure skating broadcast schedule for 2015-16 season

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NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports will broadcast more than 30 hours of figure skating coverage this season, capped by the World Championships in Boston in March and April.

The season kicks off in earnest with live Skate America coverage on NBC in Milwaukee in three weeks. It also includes live coverage of all four disciplines of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in St. Paul, Minn., in January.

Here’s the full broadcast schedule:

Broadcast Date

2015 Grand Prix Series

Time (ET)

Network

Oct. 24, 2015

2015 Skate America

5-6 p.m.

NBC

Oct. 25, 2015

2015 Skate America

10-11:30 p.m.

NBCSN

Oct. 31, 2015

2015 Skate Canada International: Free Dance

4-5:30 p.m.

Universal

Oct. 31, 2015

2015 Skate Canada International: Pairs Free

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Universal

Nov. 1, 2015

2015 Skate Canada International

4:30-6 p.m.

NBC

Nov. 6, 2015

2015 Cup of China: Ladies and Men’s Short Programs

12-2 p.m.

Universal

Nov. 7, 2015

2015 Cup of China: Free Dance/Pairs Free

12-3 p.m.

Universal

Nov. 8, 2015

2015 Cup of China

12-1:30 p.m.

NBC

Nov. 13, 2015

2015 Trophee Bompard (France): Ladies/Men’s Shorts

8-10 p.m.

Universal

Nov. 14, 2015

2015 Trophee Bompard: Free Dance/Pairs Free

6-9 p.m.

Universal

Nov. 15, 2015

2015 Trophee Bompard

12-2 p.m.

NBC

Nov. 20, 2015

2015 Rostelecom Cup (Russia): Men’s/Ladies Shorts

8-10 p.m.

Universal

Nov. 21, 2015

2015 Rostelecom Cup: Free Dance/Pairs Free

4-7 p.m.

Universal

Nov. 22, 2015

2015 Rostelecom Cup

12-1:30 p.m.

NBC

Nov. 28, 2015

2015 NHK Trophy (Japan): Men’s/Ladies Shorts

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Universal

Nov. 29, 2015

2015 NHK Trophy: Pairs Free

11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Universal

Nov. 29, 2015

2015 NHK Trophy: Free Dance

5-6:30 p.m.

Universal

Nov. 29, 2015

2015 NHK Trophy

4-6 p.m.

NBC

Dec. 10, 2015

2015 Grand Prix Final: Pairs/Men’s Shorts

8-10 p.m.

Universal

Dec. 11, 2015

2015 Grand Prix Final: SD/Pairs FS/Ladies SP

8-11 p.m.

Universal

Dec. 12, 2015

2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final: FD

8-9 p.m.

Universal

Dec. 20, 2015

2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

4-6 p.m.

NBC

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Broadcast Date

2016 U.S. Championships

Time (ET)

Network

Jan. 17, 2016

Preview Show

4-5 p.m.

NBC

Jan. 23, 2016

Pairs Free Skate and Free Dance

3-6 p.m.

NBC

Jan. 23, 2016

Ladies Free Skate

8-11 p.m.

NBC

Jan. 24, 2016

Men’s Free Skate

4-6 p.m.

NBC

Jan. 30, 2016

Smucker’s Skating Spectacular

4-6 p.m.

NBC

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Broadcast Date

2016 ISU Championship Events

Time (ET)

Network

Jan. 25-31, 2016

2016 European Championships

TBD

Universal

Jan. 31, 2016

2016 European Championships

4-6 p.m.

NBC

Feb. 16-20, 2016

2016 Four Continents Championships

TBD

Universal

Feb. 20, 2016

2016 Four Continents Championships

2-4 p.m.

NBC

March 28-April 3, 2016

2016 World Championships

TBD

Universal

April 2, 2016

2016 World Championships

9-11 p.m.

NBC

April 10, 2016

2016 World Championships

3-6 p.m.

NBC

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Aksel Lund Svindal, Olympic Alpine champ, has testicular cancer, ‘prognosis good’

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Aksel Lund Svindal, a retired Olympic Alpine skiing champion from Norway, said he underwent surgery for testicular cancer and the prognosis “looked very good.”

“Tests, scans and surgery all happened very quickly,” Svindal, 39, wrote on social media. “And already after the first week I knew the prognoses looked very good. All thanks to that first decision to go see a doctor as soon as I suspected something was off.”

Svindal retired in 2019 after winning the Olympic super-G in 2010 and downhill in 2018. He also won five world titles among the downhill, combined and giant slalom and two World Cup overall titles.

Svindal said he felt a change in his body that prompted him to see a doctor.

“The last few weeks have been different,” he wrote. “But I’m able to say weeks and not months because of great medical help, a little luck and a good decision.

“I wasn’t sure what it was, or if it was anything at all. … [I] was quickly transferred to the hospital where they confirmed what the doctor suspected. Testicle cancer.”

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2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup schedule, results

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The U.S. goes for its fourth consecutive title at the FIBA World Cup in Sydney — and eighth global gold in a row overall when including the Olympics.

A’ja Wilson, a two-time WNBA MVP, and Breanna Stewart, the Tokyo Olympic MVP, headline a U.S. roster that, for the first time since 2000, includes neither Sue Bird (retired) nor Diana Taurasi (injured).

The new-look team includes nobody over the age of 30 for the first time since 1994, before the U.S. began its dynasty at the 1996 Atlanta Games. The Americans have won 52 consecutive games between worlds and the Olympics dating to the 2006 Worlds bronze-medal game.

The field also includes host Australia, the U.S.’ former primary rival, and Olympic silver medalist Japan.

Nigeria, which played the U.S. the closest of any foe in Tokyo (losing by nine points), isn’t present after its federation withdrew the team over governance issues. Spain, ranked second in the world, failed to qualify.

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2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Round
Wed., Sept. 21 8:30 p.m. Puerto Rico 82, Bosnia and Herzegovina 58 Group A
9:30 p.m. USA 87, Belgium 72 Group A
11 p.m. Canada 67, Serbia 60 Group B
Thurs., Sept. 22 12 a.m. Japan 89, Mali 56 Group B
3:30 a.m. China 107, South Korea 44 Group A
6:30 a.m. France 70, Australia 57 Group B
8:30 p.m. USA 106, Puerto Rico 42 Group A
10 p.m. Serbia 69, Japan 64 Group B
11 p.m. Belgium 84, South Korea 61 Group A
Fri., Sept. 23 12:30 a.m. China 98, Bosnia and Herzegovina 51 Group A
4 a.m. Canada 59, France 45 Group B
6:30 a.m. Australia 118, Mali 58 Group B
Sat., Sept. 24 12:30 a.m. USA 77, China 63 Group A
4 a.m. South Korea 99, Bosnia and Herzegovina 66 Group A
6:30 a.m. Belgium 68, Puerto Rico 65 Group A
Sun., Sept. 25 12:30 a.m. France vs. Mali Group B
4 a.m. Australia vs. Serbia Group B
6:30 a.m. Canada vs. Japan Group B
9:30 p.m. Belgium vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Group A
11:30 p.m. Mali vs. Serbia Group B
Mon., Sept. 26 12 a.m. USA vs. South Korea Group A
2 a.m. France vs. Japan Group B
3:30 a.m. China vs. Puerto Rico Group A
6:30 a.m. Australia vs. Canada Group B
9:30 p.m. Puerto Rico vs. South Korea Group A
11:30 p.m. Belgium vs. China Group A
Tues., Sept. 27 12 a.m. USA vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Group A
2 a.m. Canada vs. Mali Group B
3:30 a.m. France vs. Serbia Group B
6:30 a.m. Australia vs. Japan Group B
Wed., Sept. 28 10 p.m. Quarterfinal
Thurs., Sept. 29 12:30 a.m. Quarterfinal
4 a.m. Quarterfinal
6:30 a.m. Quarterfinal
Fri., Sept. 30 3 .m. Semifinal
5:30 a.m. Semifinal
11 p.m. Third-Place Game
Sat., Oct. 1 2 a.m. Final