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U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials broadcast schedule

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Track and field athletes will be vying for top three finishes and spots on the U.S. team for Rio at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., from July 1-10 and NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.

The headliners include Olympic champions Allyson Felix in the 200m and 400m, Ashton Eaton in the decathlon and Justin Gatlin in the 100m and 200m.

The full U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials event schedule is here.

Gatlin may also have his eye on rival Usain Bolt in the Jamaican Olympic Trials from June 30-July 3 in Kingston.

In Eugene, the top three finishers per individual event make the Olympic team, provided they have met the Olympic standard qualifying mark or time at some point since May 1, 2015, (since Jan. 1, 2015, for 10,000m, decathlon and heptathlon).

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Day Time (ET) Network Key Events
Fri, July 1 7-9 p.m. Digital Men’s shot put | STREAM
9-10 p.m. NBC Men’s 10,000m | STREAM
Sat, July 2 12:45-2 p.m. Digital Decathlon | STREAM
2-5 p.m. NBC Women’s 10,000m, long jump | STREAM
5-6:30 p.m. NBCSN Decathlon | STREAM
Sun, July 3 1-7 p.m. Digital Women’s High Jump | STREAM
7-8 p.m. NBC Men’s, women’s 400m | STREAM
8:30-9 p.m. NBC Men’s, women’s 100m | STREAM
Mon, July 4 6:30-7 p.m. Digital Men’s pole vault | STREAM
7-9 p.m. NBCSN Men’s, women’s 800m | STREAM
Wed, July 6 4-6:30 p.m. Digital Women’s hammer throw | STREAM
8-10:30 p.m. Digital Men’s hammer throw | STREAM
Thurs, July 7 6:30-8 p.m. Digital Women’s 5000m | STREAM
8-11 p.m. NBCSN Women’s steeplechase, shot put | STREAM
Fri, July 8 6-8 p.m. NBCSN Men’s discus | STREAM
8-9 p.m. NBC 100m hurdles, Men’s steeple | STREAM
Sat, July 9 6:30-8 p.m. Digital Men’s triple jump | STREAM
8-9 p.m. NBC 110m hurdles, Men’s 200m, 5000m | STREAM
Sun, July 10 4-7 p.m. Digital Women’s pole vault | STREAM
7-8:30 p.m. NBC 1500m, Women’s 200m | STREAM

Geraint Thomas attacks, takes Tour de France lead ahead of Chris Froome

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British Olympic track cycling champion Geraint Thomas grabbed the Tour de France lead, attacking with three and a half miles to win a summit finish on Stage 11 on Wednesday.

Thomas now leads a Team Sky one-two in the overall standings, 85 seconds ahead of four-time Tour winner Chris Froome, as the three-week Grand Tour passed the halfway mark.

“Froome is the [Team Sky] leader here, so there’s no pressure on me,” Thomas said Tuesday, according to Cyclingnews.com. “It’s a bonus for me to be up there, and hopefully I can be there for as long as possible.”

The Tour continues Thursday with stage 12 to Alpe d’Huez, live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold (full broadcast schedule here).

The 109-mile stage features three beyond-category climbs — Col de la Madeleine, Croix-de-Fer and the iconic Alpe d’Huez finish after 21 switchbacks to close out the Tour’s three days in the Alps. The overall standings are sure to change.

Greg Van Avermaet, the Rio Olympic road race champion, went into stage 11 with a 2:22 lead, which he had tripled on the first mountain day Tuesday.

But Van Avermaet, who predicted he would lose the yellow jersey before stages Tuesday and Wednesday, cracked on the second of three major climbs Wednesday. He finished in a group 22 minutes after Thomas.

Van Avermaet is a super one-day racer but not a strong climber.

Thomas dons the yellow jersey for a second straight Tour. The 2008 and 2012 Olympic track cycling gold medalist won the opening stage in 2017 and wore the maillot jaune four days before Froome took over en route to his fourth title in Paris.

There was talk before and during this year’s Tour that Thomas could challenge Froome as Sky’s team leader, even though Froome has won the last three Grand Tours and is going for record-tying fifth Tour de France crown.

But Thomas and Sky have played that down.

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U.S. Olympic, USA Gymnastics leaders set for another Senate hearing

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Recently replaced U.S. Olympic Committee acting CEO Susanne Lyons, USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry and Michigan State interim president John Engler are scheduled witnesses for a Senate subcommittee hearing next Tuesday on reforms following the Larry Nassar sexual-abuse crimes.

The hearing is titled, “Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward with Solutions” and will stream live at https://www.commerce.senate.gov/ on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

“The hearing will focus on changes made by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Gymnastics (USAG), and Michigan State University (MSU) to protect Olympic and amateur athletes from abuse,” according to the subcommittee’s website. “It will examine recent reforms to provide safe environments for athletes and how these reforms are being implemented.”

The subcommittee held hearings April 18 and June 5 with testimonies from gymnasts and other athletes who were abused, former Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon and former senior vice president of USA Gymnastics Rhonda Faehn. Former USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny also attended the June 5 hearing but refused to answer questions.

Lyons and Perry were questioned at a House subcommittee hearing May 23.

The USOC last Thursday named Sarah Hirshland its new CEO, replacing Lyons, who had been in the role on an interim basis since Scott Blackmun resigned in February. Blackmun, who had been CEO since January 2010, left citing prostate cancer and the USOC’s need to immediately address the USA Gymnastics sexual-abuse scandal.

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