How to watch World Cup Alpine skiing on NBC Sports this weekend

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U.S. Olympic champions Lindsey VonnMikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety are in World Cup action this weekend, with every race streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.

Vonn gets it started at her favorite course — Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada.

The 2010 Olympic downhill champion has won 15 times in 38 World Cup starts at Lake Louise, which is nicknamed “Lake Lindsey” for her dominance. That’s a record for victories at a single venue.

Vonn is skiing this season with an eye on a fifth World Cup overall title, which would move her one crown shy of the record held by retired Austrian Annemarie Moser-Pröll. Vonn, at 31, would be the oldest women’s World Cup overall winner ever.

She’s also trying to close the gap on the overall World Cup wins record of 86 held by retired Swede Ingemar Stenmark. Vonn is at 67 victories and wiped out in her first start this season, in a giant slalom last week in Aspen, Colo.

Vonn will be favored in Lake Louise downhills on Friday and Saturday and a super-G on Sunday.

Shiffrin joins the field Sunday, marking the slalom queen’s World Cup speed event debut. She’s coming off two dominant slalom wins in Aspen last weekend but is not expected to make the podium in her new event Sunday.

Shiffrin, tapped to vie with Vonn for the World Cup overall title this season, finished 24th and 10th in two lower-level downhill races two weeks ago.

The men will race in Beaver Creek, Colo., from Friday through Sunday.

World Championships downhill silver medalist Travis Ganong will be the top U.S. hope in a downhill on Friday and a super-G on Saturday.

The 2014 Olympian placed third and fourth in a downhill and super-G in Lake Louise last weekend, both won by returning Norwegian star Aksel Lund Svindal.

Ted Ligety finishes the weekend off in his best event, the giant slalom, on Sunday. The Olympic and World champion won the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Oct. 25.

Bode Miller, the most decorated U.S. Olympic skier with six medals, will make his broadcast debut on NBC for the men’s races.

“I’m comfortable with my knowledge based on skiing,” the 38-year-old Miller, who is taking this season off and might not compete again, told media in Beaver Creek on Wednesday. “If it’s fun, then I would do it [more broadcast work in the future], but it’s not really in me to do things that I don’t really enjoy and find exciting and fun. If it’s work, then don’t expect to see me again.”

Here’s the full broadcast and streaming schedule (all times Eastern):

12:30 p.m. — Men’s downhill — LIVE on NBCSN and Live Extra
2:30 p.m. — Women’s downhill — LIVE on Live Extra

1 p.m. — Men’s super-G — LIVE on NBCSN and Live Extra
2:30 p.m. — Women’s downhill — LIVE on Live Extra

1 p.m. — Women’s super-G — LIVE on Live Extra
5 p.m. — Men’s giant slalom – LIVE on NBC and Live Extra

Wimbledon reverses ban on Russia, Belarus tennis players

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Russian and Belarusian players will be able to compete at Wimbledon as neutral athletes after the All England Club on Friday reversed its ban from last year.

The players must sign declarations of neutrality and comply with “appropriate conditions,” including not expressing support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“This was an incredibly difficult decision, not taken lightly or without a great deal of consideration for those who will be impacted,” All England Club chairman Ian Hewitt said in a statement.

The players cannot receive funding from the Russian or Belarusian states, including sponsorship from companies operated or controlled by the states.

Those impacted include Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus and Russian players Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev.

Other tennis tournaments have allowed Russian and Belarusian players to compete as neutral athletes.

“We also consider alignment between the Grand Slams to be increasingly important in the current tennis environment,” the club said.

The same conditions will apply for Lawn Tennis Association tournaments used by players as grass-court warmups for the sport’s oldest Grand Slam tournament.

The women’s and men’s professional tennis tours last year imposed heavy fines on the LTA and threatened to pull its tournaments. The ATP and WTA had also responded to last year’s ban by not awarding ranking points for Wimbledon — an unprecedented move against the prestigious event.

“There was a strong and very disappointing reaction from some governing bodies in tennis to the position taken by the All England Club and the LTA last year with consequences which, if continued, would be damaging to the interests of players, fans, The Championships and British tennis,” the club said.

This year’s Wimbledon tournament will start on July 3. The women’s final is scheduled for July 15 and the men’s final on July 16.

The All England Club said the conditions were developed through talks with the British government, the LTA and “international stakeholder bodies in tennis.”

The club’s statement described “personal player declarations” but didn’t provide details. The LTA said the players and support staff “will be required to sign neutrality declarations” similar to those used in other sports.

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2023 World Junior Gymnastics Championships live stream schedule

World Junior Gymnastics Championships

The world junior gymnastics championships individual finals stream live on the International Gymnastics Federation YouTube channel from Friday through Sunday.

Already this week, Japan swept the men’s and women’s team titles in Antalya, Turkey. The U.S. women took silver.

The U.S. women in Friday’s all-around final are Izzy Stassi (qualified fourth) and Jayla Hang (qualified 22nd). The U.S. men in Friday’s all-around final are Kai Uemura (qualified 11th) and David Shamah (qualified 14th).

Americans also advanced to four of this weekend’s apparatus finals: women’s vault (Stassi, Hang), uneven bars (Hezly Rivera) and floor exercise (Rivera, Hang) and men’s still rings (Uemura).

Gymnastics added a biennial junior worlds starting in 2019. The 2021 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Women ages 14 or 15 and men ages 15 through 18 compete.

The U.S. team in 2019 included future senior world team members Skye Blakely, Kayla DiCello and Konnor McClain.

2023 World Junior Gymnastics Championships Live Stream Schedule

Day Competition Time (ET) Platform
Friday Men’s All-Around 7:30 a.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK
Women’s All-Around 12 p.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK
Saturday Apparatus Finals 7 a.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK
Sunday Apparatus Finals 7 a.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK

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