Rio Olympics Daily Preview: August 12

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Track and field gets underway at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Day 7 with the world’s fastest women on the track in round one races of the 100m. Carmelo Anthony and Co. are back on the court against Serbia, while the first round of win-or-go-home games get started in beach volleyball and soccer.

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Later in swimming, Michael Phelps hopes to swim for his fourth-straight Olympic gold medal in the 100m butterfly, and expect 19-year-old Katie Ledecky to be in the pool for the 800m freestyle final, an event in which she currently holds the world record.

What to Watch: Day 7, Aug 12


3:27 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Men’s Archery: Individual medal matches

Appearing in his third Olympic Games, archer Brady Ellison attempts to win the first individual archery medal for the U.S. since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.


6 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Men’s Basketball: USA vs. Serbia

Serbia is out to prove they belong in the field after eking into the Olympics via July’s last-minute Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Led by Nikola Jokic, who finished third in the NBA’s Rookie of the Year voting last season, Serbia has a monumental task ahead of them if they’re to upset the United States in their first Olympic appearance since becoming an independent nation in 2006.


10 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Beach Volleyball: Men’s and Women’s Round of 16

Watch Team USA’s Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena attempt to exorcise Dalhausser’s London demons in Rio, after he and then partner Todd Rogers were eliminated in the Round of 16 in 2012.


12:30 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Men’s Field Hockey: Germany vs. Netherlands

In a rematch of the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal Match, defending Olympic champs Germany take on the Netherlands in Pool B play.


6:30 a.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Men’s Golf: Round 2


2 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Women’s Shooting: Skeet final

U.S. skeet shooter, Kimberly Rhode, appears in her sixth straight Olympics ready to defend her 2012 gold from London.


WATCH LIVE — Women’s Soccer: Quarterfinals

Noon EDT – Game 1 – USA vs. Sweden

3 p.m. EDT – Game 2 – China vs. Germany

6 p.m. EDT – Game 3 – Canada vs. France

9 p.m. EDT – Game 4 – Brazil vs. Australia


Tennis  — WATCH LIVE —

11 a.m. EDT – Centre Court

Men’s singles semifinal – TBD

Men’s doubles Gold Medal Match – TBD

11 a.m. EDT – Court 1

Men’s doubles Bronze Medal Match – TBD

Men’s singles semifinal – TBD


7:20 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Track and Field: Day 7 Evening Session

Must see:

Men’s 400m Round 1 heats

Women’s shot put final

Women’s 100m heats Round 1

Michelle Carter, daughter of  three-time Super Bowl champ and 1984 Olympic silver medalist in shot put Michael Carter, leads the women’s U.S. shot put team in Rio.

Also, a strong field in the men’s 400m takes to the track, including Beijing Olympic champion, LaShawn Merritt (USA), reigning Olympic champion, Kirani James (Grenada), and 2015 world champion Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa).

Later, the fastest women in the world get to work to determine who will leave Rio with gold. U.S. standouts include Tori Bowie, English Gardner and Tianna Bartoletta.


9 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Swimming: Day 7 Evening Session

Must see:

Men’s 100m butterfly final

Women’s 800m freestyle final

Men’s 50m freestyle final

Women’s 50m freestyle semifinals

The stars come out for the U.S. on Day 7 of swimming with Michael Phelps looking to win the 100m butterfly for the fourth Olympics in a row (becoming the third four-time Olympic champion in a single event for the U.S.).

Katie Ledecky swims the 800m freestyle, the event that started it all for the young Olympian in London, and a race in which she has repeatedly broken the world record (often her own) since 2013. We should also mention Ledecky has not lost an 800m freestyle race since 2012.

And the men’s 50m freestyle — the breakneck event  dubbed the “Splash and Dash” — pits Americans Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin against the defending Olympic champion France’s Florent Manaudou.

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