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WATCH LIVE: Canoe/kayak, sailing, shooting and tennis

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The men’s canoe double slalom and women’s kayak single slalom competitions are scheduled for Thursday, with medals being awarded in both events during the afternoon session. In the women’s kayak single American Ashlee Nee has hopes of winning a medal in a field that includes Australia’s Jessica Fox, who’s looking to improve upon the silver medal she won in London four years ago.

WATCH LIVE: Men’s canoe double slalom, women’s kayak single slalom — 11:30 a.m. Eastern

As for the men’s canoe double slalom the American team of Devin McEwan and Casey Eichfeld look to medal in a field headlined by France’s Gauthier Klauss and Matthieu Peche, the reigning world champions in the C2 slalom.

WATCH LIVE: Sailing, Men’s 470 and men’s Finn — 12 p.m. Eastern

Like tennis, sailing had some weather issues to deal with Wednesday but ultimately many of those races were able to run. Thursday features another full schedule that includes men’s 470 and men’s Finn races, and there are also women’s 470 and RS:X races to be run. Great Britain’s Giles Scott, a big favorite to win gold, will be racing in the men’s Finn and Americans Annie Haegar and Briana Provancha will look to move closer to a medal in the women’s 470 after performing well on the first day of the competition.

WATCH LIVE: Women’s 50 meter rifle, three positions final — 11 a.m. Eastern

Having already won a gold medal in these Olympics, American Ginny Thrasher is back in competition as the women’s 50 meter air rifle (three positions) competition will be held Thursday. Du Li of China, Croatia’s Snjezana Pejcic and Germany’s Barbara Engleder are all expected to contend, with Du Li finishing second behind Thrasher in the 10 meter air rifle competition.

WATCH LIVE: Tennis competitions, day six — 10 a.m.

No tennis was played Wednesday, with rain forcing the cancellation of all 26 scheduled matches. Among those scheduled to compete Thursday are Spain’s Rafael Nadal, Great Britain’s Andy Murray and Americans Madison Keys and Steve Johnson. Venus Williams, who was eliminated in the first round of both the women’s singles and women’s doubles competitions, will look to advance in the mixed doubles tournament with partner Rajeev Ram.

Eddy Alvarez, Olympic short track medalist, to play for Miami Marlins

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Eddy Alvarez realized his MLB dream, six years after earning a Winter Olympic medal, and during a global pandemic that affected his club more than any other U.S. professional sports franchise.

Alvarez, a 2014 U.S. Olympic short track speed skating medalist, is being added to the Miami Marlins roster for Tuesday’s restart of their abbreviated season, president of baseball operations Mike Hill said Monday, according to Marlins beat reporters.

The 30-year-old was among a group added after as many as 18 Marlins tested positive for the coronavirus last week, forcing the club to cancel seven games.

Alvarez is believed to be the first U.S. Winter Olympian to become a Major League Baseball player.

He may be the second Olympic medalist in a sport other than baseball to make it to the majors, joining Jim Thorpe. (Michael Jordan tried to do so with the Chicago White Sox, playing Double-A in 1994, but returned to the Chicago Bulls in 1995.)

Alvarez, a Miami native, played baseball in high school and at Salt Lake Community College before focusing on short track in 2012 for a 2014 Olympic run.

He came back from missing the 2010 Olympic team and surgeries on both knees, reportedly leaving him immobile and bedpan dependent for four to six weeks, to make the Sochi Winter Games. Eddy the Jet earned a silver medal in the 5000m relay.

Then Alvarez returned to baseball after three years away. He signed a minor-league contract with the Chicago White Sox in June 2014. He worked his way through the minors between that franchise and the Marlins system.

Alvarez was a Kannapolis Intimidator, a New Orleans Baby Cake and a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

Now, he’s a big leaguer.

“It definitely was a chance, picking up a kid who hasn’t played in three years who is starting at the age of 24,” Alvarez said in 2014. “It’s not your typical story, but I play like a 17-year-old kid. I’m running around everywhere. I’m diving around everywhere. I’m full of life. I definitely see my progression moving at a rapid pace.”

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Katie Ledecky balances glass of chocolate milk on her head while swimming

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Katie Ledecky will always remember Aug. 3 as the date she won her first Olympic gold medal, at age 15 in 2012.

Now, she can also associate it with the time she created another kind of buzz on social media.

The five-time Olympic champion posted video of her swimming the length of a pool while balancing a glass of chocolate milk on her head. Barely any, if any, milk spilled into the pool.

Ledecky swam as part of a new got milk? ad campaign.

“Hoooowww nervous were you when you did this?!” fellow Olympic champion and training partner Simone Manuel asked Ledecky on Instagram.

“I have never braced my core so hard,” Ledecky wrote. “It’s a great drill!”

“Try doing it breaststroke,” British Olympic 100m breaststroke champion and world-record holder Adam Peaty wrote.

“Is it wrong of me to think this is even more impressive than a few of your WR’s?!!!” wrote 1992 Olympic champion Summer Sanders.

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