Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF

Rio Olympics track and field Wednesday schedule (live stream)

Leave a comment

Ashton Eaton is among three Americans hoping to thrive in the decathlon on Wednesday in Rio.

And he’s the one with the gold medal.

WATCH LIVE: Morning session | Evening

Also grabbing out attention is the star-studded field for the Men’s 200m semifinals, with Usain Bolt and LaShawn Merritt racing for the right to run in the final.

Also, USA’s Bernard Lagat faces Round 1 of men’s 5000m running, with Great Britain’s Mo Farah amongst his competition. And Caster Semenya takes her bows, as well.

8:30 a.m. EDT — Men’s Decathlon

USA: Jeremy Taiwo, Zach Ziemek, Ashton Eaton

CAN: Damian Warner

GER: Arthur Abele

8:40 a.m. EDT — Men’s hammer throw

USA: Kibwe Johnson, Rudy Winkler, Conor McCullough

POL: Pawel Fajdek

9:05 a.m. EDT — Men’s 5000m Round 1

USA: Bernard Lagat, Hassan Mead

GRB: Mo Farah

ETH: Muktar Edris

9:55 a.m. EDT — Women’s 800m Round 1

USA: Ajee Wilson, Kate Grace, Chrishuna Williams

RSA: Caster Semenya

CAN: Melissa Bishop

10:55 a.m. EDT — Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Final

USA: Hillary Bor, Donald Cabral, Evan Jager

WATCH LIVE: Afternoon

4:45 p.m. EDT — Men’s decathlon, continued

USA: Jeremy Taiwo, Zach Ziemek, Ashton Eaton


7:3o p.m. EDT — Men’s javelin throw qualifying

USA: Cyrus Hostetler, Sam Crouser, Sean Furey

7:45 p.m. EDT — Women’s 100m hurdles

USA: Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali, Kristi Castlin

JAM: Nickiesha Wilson

GER: Nadine Hildebrand

8:15 p.m. EDT — Women’s long jump final


8:20 p.m. EDT — Men’s decathlon 400m

USA: Jeremy Taiwo, Zach Ziemek, Ashton Eaton

8:15 p.m. EDT — Women’s long jump final


9 p.m. EDT — Men’s 200m semis

USA:LaShawn Merritt, Ameer Webb, Justin Gatlin

JAM: Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake

CAN: Andre De Grasse

ESP: Bruno Hortelano

9:30 p.m. EDT — Women’s 200m Final


9:55 p.m. EDT — Women’s 100m hurdles final



Anna van der Breggen is first cyclist to sweep road world titles in 25 years

Anna van der Breggen
Getty Images
Leave a comment

Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen added the road race crown to her time trial victory at the world road cycling championships, becoming the second rider in history to win both events at the same edition.

“This is, for me, pretty good so far,” she said.

Van der Breggen, the Rio Olympic road race champion, won after a solo attack with more than 25 miles left of an 89-mile course in Imola, Italy, on Saturday.

She prevailed after more than four hours of racing by 80 seconds over countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten, the 2019 champion. Van Vleuten raced nine days after breaking her left wrist in a Giro Rosa crash.

Italian Elisa Longo Borghini took bronze in the same time as van Vleuten after losing a photo-finish sprint. Lauren Stephens was the top American in 11th.

Full results are here.

The race lacked American standout Chloé Dygert, who crashed out of the time trial while leading on Thursday and required leg surgery.

Van der Breggen joined Frenchwoman Jeannie Longo as the only male or female cyclists to sweep the time trial and road race at a single worlds. Longo did so in 1995 at age 36.

Van der Breggen, 30, said in May that she will retire after the 2021 Olympic season.

It will be the end of one of the great cycling careers. She is now a three-time world champion and nine-time world medalist to go along with her road race gold and time trial bronze in her Olympic debut in Rio.

Worlds conclude Sunday with the men’s road race. A TV and stream schedule is here.

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!

MORE: A more equal future for women’s cycling? Lizzie Deignan has high hopes

2020 French Open TV, live stream schedule

Leave a comment

Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams can each tie Grand Slam singles titles records at the French Open, with daily live coverage among NBC Sports, Peacock and Tennis Channel.

NBC coverage starts Sunday with first-round action at Roland Garros, its 38th straight year covering the event. Tennis Channel airs the majority of weekday coverage. Peacock, NBC Universal’s new streaming service, has middle weekend broadcasts.

All NBC TV coverage alo streams on and the NBC Sports app.

Nadal is the primary men’s storyline, favored to tie Roger Federer‘s male record of 20 major titles and extend his own record of 12 French Open crowns. Federer is absent after knee operations earlier this year.

The Spaniard’s primary competition is top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the 2016 French Open champion whose only defeat in 2020 was a U.S. Open default for hitting a ball that struck a linesperson in the throat.

Williams bids again to match the overall Grand Slam singles mark of 24 held by Australian Margaret Court. Williams, a three-time French Open champion, lost in the third and fourth round the last two years and is coming off a U.S. Open semifinal exit.

The women’s field is led by 2018 champion Simona Halep but lacks defending champion Ash Barty of Australia, not traveling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Also out: U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka, citing a sore hamstring and tight turnaround from prevailing in New York two weeks ago.

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!

MORE: How Jay-Z, Beyonce helped Naomi Osaka come out of her shell

French Open TV Schedule

Date Time (ET) Network Round
Sunday, Sept. 27 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
12-3 p.m. NBC
Monday, Sept. 28 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
Tuesday, Sept. 29 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
Wednesday, Sept. 30 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Thursday, Oct. 1 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Friday, Oct. 2 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
Saturday, Oct. 3 5 a.m.-12 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
11 a.m. Peacock
Sunday, Oct. 4 5 a.m.-12 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
11 a.m. Peacock
Monday, Oct. 5 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
11 a.m. Peacock
Tuesday, Oct. 6 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Wednesday, Oct. 7 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Thursday, Oct. 8 5 a.m.-2 p.m. Tennis Channel Women’s Semis
11 a.m. NBC, NBCSN
Friday, Oct. 9 5 a.m.-4 p.m. Tennis Channel Men’s Semis
11 a.m. NBC, NBCSN
Saturday, Oct. 10 9 a.m. NBC Women’s Final
Sunday, Oct. 11 9 a.m. NBC Men’s Final