WATCH LIVE: More basketball action, including Argentina vs. Brazil

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With Argentina not progressing out of the group stage in the men’s soccer tournament, there won’t be a battle between Argentina and bitter rivals Brazil on the pitch. But there will be one on the basketball court, as the two teams are both in Group B of the men’s tournament.

And it’s a big game for both, with Argentina in second place on five points and Brazil fifth on four points. Only the top four teams in each group get out of group play, which makes games such as this one incredibly important. Argentina will look to rebound from a tough loss to Lithuania, and Brazil is in a similar position after falling to Croatia. Also of note in Group B is first-place Lithuania taking on Spain, with the runners-up of the last two Olympic tournaments finally getting their first win of these Games Thursday night against China.

WATCH LIVE: Women’s Group A, Men’s Group B — 11:15 a.m.

On the women’s side they’re completing group play, with first-place Australia playing Belarus in a game the latter needs if they’re to have a shot at getting out of the group stage. Belarus currently sits fifth in the group on five points, so they’ll need a positive result and some help to go through. Brazil’s in an even tougher spot, as they’re sixth on four points going into their group play finale against Turkey.

The games begin at 11:15 a.m., with that Argentina vs. Brazil game set for a 1:15 p.m. tip-off.

Wimbledon reverses ban on Russia, Belarus tennis players

Wimbledon Russia

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 comply with “appropriate conditions,” including not expressing support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

They also must not receive funding “from the Russian and/or Belarusian states (including sponsorship from companies operated or controlled by the states) in relation to their participation in The Championships,” the All England Club said in a statement.

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. “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.”

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.

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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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