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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).

Track and Field Trials
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Women’s Preview

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

Asbel Kiprop, Olympic 1500m champ, banned four years

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Kenyan Asbel Kiprop, the 2008 Olympic 1500m champion and a three-time world champ, was banned four years after testing positive for EPO in November 2017, according to track and field’s doping watchdog organization.

The ban is backdated to Feb. 3, 2018, when the 29-year-old was provisionally suspended after the failed test.

Kiprop repeatedly denied doping since last May, when he first acknowledged the positive test. Most recently, a 3,000-word defense from his lawyer was posted on Kiprop’s Facebook page.

Kiprop’s defenses included saying he was a victim of extortion and that he was offered “a reward” of becoming an anti-doping ambassador if he admitted guilt. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), the IAAF’s independent organization to monitor doping and corruption, denied the latter last May.

A disciplinary panel dismissed six defenses from exonerating him, including the possibility his sample was spiked, in handing out the four-year ban.

Kiprop, the pre-eminent 1500m runner of the last decade, can appeal the ban.

At 19, he finished second in the Beijing Olympic 1500m but was upgraded to gold a year later after Bahrain’s Rashid Ramzi failed a drug test. He is the youngest Olympic 1500m medalist of all time, according to the OlyMADMen.

Kiprop went on to earn three straight world titles in the 1500m in 2011, 2013 and 2015, matching the feats of retired legends Noureddine Morceli and Hicham El Guerrouj.

He struggled in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, finishing last in the London final with a hamstring injury and sixth in the Rio final won by American rival Matthew Centrowitz.

Kiprop has targeted El Guerrouj’s world record of 3:26:00, missing the mark by .69 of a second in 2015.

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Maggie Nichols is second woman in 20 years to repeat as NCAA all-around champ

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Oklahoma junior and world champion gymnast Maggie Nichols became the first woman to repeat as NCAA all-around champion in 12 years, returning from a heel injury to compete on all four events for the first time since January on Friday.

Nichols, a Rio Olympic hopeful before being beset by a torn meniscus in 2016, joined 2004 Olympic silver medalist Courtney Kupets as the only women to win back-to-back NCAA all-arounds in the 2000s.

A junior, Nichols can next year join Jenny Hansen as the only women to three-peat in NCAA history.

Oklahoma goes for a third team title in four years on Saturday night against UCLA (featuring Olympic champions Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross), LSU and Denver.

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NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships Individual Results
All-Around
1. Maggie Nichols (Oklahoma) — 39.7125
2. Lexy Ramler (Minnesota) — 39.6625
2. Kyla Ross (UCLA) — 39.6625
4. Sarah Finnegan (LSU) — 39.65
5. Kennedi Edney (LSU) — 39.6

Vault
1. Kennedi Edney (LSU) — 9.95
1. Derrian Gobourne (Auburn)
1. Maggie Nichols (Oklahoma)
1. Kyla Ross (UCLA)

Uneven Bars
1. Sarah Finnegan (LSU) — 9.95

Balance Beam
1. Natalie Wojcik (Michigan) — 9.95

Floor Exercise
1. Alicia Boren (Florida) — 9.95
1. Lynnzee Brown (Denver)
1. Brenna Dowell (Oklahoma)
1. Kyla Ross (UCLA)