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Rio Olympics Daily Preview: August 19

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Freestyle wrestling continues in Rio on Day 14 with another top wrestler from the United States in action. Defending Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs wrestles in Rio, aiming for legend status.

Also, the semifinals in men’s basketball tip off, and Team USA is a win away from a third-straight final. Spain stands in the way.

Maggie Steffens, Ashleigh Johnson, and the United States women can gold in water polo when they meet Italy at 2:30 p.m. EDT

MORE: FULL Day 14 streaming schedule

Catch the final for the men’s and women’s BMX competition. Anything can happen in a race that takes less than a minute to complete. It starts with a hellish drop-in where riders furiously pedal through repeated jumps and 180-degree banking turns.

The men’s and women’s 4x100m relays continue in Rio. On the men’s side, Jamaica, led by Usain Bolt, looks to continue its dominance for a third Olympic Games in a row.

And let us not forget on Day 14, the women’s Olympic soccer competition concludes with bronze and gold medal matches.

What to Watch: Day 14, Aug 19

6:30 p.m. EDT – STREAM LIVE – Women’s Golf: Round 3

8:15 a.m. EDT – STREAM LIVE – Men’s Taekwondo: -80kg Round of 16

Competing in his fifth Olympic games, Steven Lopez will get another shot at the title at 37, 16 years after winning his first Olympic gold medal in Sydney.  Lopez, the most decorated taekwondo athlete in the sport, also won Olympic gold in Athens in ’04 and added a bronze to his collection in Beijing in ’08.

Wrestling – STREAM LIVE

9 a.m. EDT – Men’s Freestyle Wrestling: 74kg qualifying

5 p.m. EDT – Stream Live Men’s Freestyle Wrestling: 74kg final

Jordan Burroughs, Team USA’s defending Olympic and three-time world champion comes to Rio wanting to build a legacy as the greatest freestyle wrestler of all time.

Men’s Volleyball semifinals  – STREAM LIVE

Noon p.m. EDT – Game 1 –USA vs. Italy

9:15 p.m. EDT – Game 2 – Russia vs. Brazil

Women’s Water Polo

2:30 p.m. EDT – STREAM LIVE – Gold Medal Match – USA vs Italy

Women’s Soccer – STREAM LIVE

Noon EDT  – Bronze Medal Match – Canada vs. Brazil

4:30 p.m. EDT – Gold Medal Match – Germany vs. Sweden

11:00 p.m. EDT – STREAM LIVE – Synchronized Swimming: Teams free routine final

Men’s Basketball semifinals – STREAM LIVE

2:30 p.m. EDT – USA vs. Spain

6 p.m. EDT – Australia vs. Serbia

Cycling BMX

12:30 p.m. EDT – STREAM LIVE – Men’s and Women’s finals

2:30 p.m. EDT – STREAM LIVE – Women’s Boxing: 75kg semifinals

Must see:

Claressa Shields (USA) vs. Dariga Shakimova (KAZ)

3 p.m. EDT – STREAM LIVE – Men’s Diving: 10m platform preliminary

Team USA’s David Boudia looks to defend his 2012 Olympic title in 10m platform diving. To do it he’ll need to fend off three-time world champion Qiu Bo of China. Steele Johnson, Boudia’s synchronized 10m platform partner, also enters the competition for the U.S. in his first Olympic Games.

Women’s Field Hockey

4 p.m. EDT – STREAM LIVE – Gold Medal Match – Netherlands vs. Great Britain

7:10 p.m. EDT – STREAM LIVE – Track and Field: Day 14 Evening Session

Women’s pole vault final

Women’s 4x100m relay final

Men’s 4x100m relay final

U.S. pole vaulter Jenn Suhr looks to make it two Olympic gold medals in a row in Rio. On the men’s side, the 4x100m relay could be Usain Bolt’s last Olympic race ever.

Mikaela Shiffrin returns with mantra, stuck to her helmet, to carry forever

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Look close at Mikaela Shiffrin as she steps into a race start gate for the first time in eight months on Oct. 17.

Shiffrin, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Cup overall champion, plans to wear a helmet with two special stickers on the back.

She’s donned the first decal for years — the initials ABFTTB, which stand for “Always Be Faster Than The Boys,” a personalized autograph motto from retired Olympic Alpine skier Heidi Voelker.

The new sticker reads, Be nice. Think first. Have fun.

Those lines came from Shiffrin’s father, Jeff — the mantra instilled in her and older brother Taylor, also a young ski racer at the time.

After Jeff died on Feb. 2, Shiffrin regularly remembered the question that Jeff posed years ago: “What are the golden rules?”

Be nice. Think first.

When the Shiffrin siblings were old enough, Jeff added the third rule.

“He felt like we could understand that having fun wasn’t just about going and doing whatever you want because it’s instantly gratifying,” Shiffrin told NBC Sports’ Alex Azzi in an On Her Turf interview. “Fun is doing something well and the satisfaction you get from sticking to something.”

She plans to race all season with the golden rules sticker on her helmet, right next to ABFTTB.

Shiffrin detailed more about her prep for a very different World Cup campaign, in conjunction with a new fund in honor of her late father, in this On Her Turf report.

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2020 Tour de France results

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2020 Tour de France results for the yellow jersey, green jersey, white jersey and polka-dot jersey …

Overall (Yellow Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 87:20:05
2. Primoz Roglic (SLO) — +:59
3. Richie Porte (AUS) — +3:30
4. Mikel Landa (ESP) — +5:58
5. Enric Mas (ESP) — +6:07
6. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) — +6:47
7. Tom Dumoulin (NED) — +7:48
8. Rigberto Uran (COL) — +8:02
9. Adam Yates (GBR) — +9:25
10. Damiano Caruso (ITA) — +14:03
13. Richard Carapaz (ECU) — +25:53
15. Sepp Kuss (USA) — +42:20
17. Nairo Quintana (COL) — +1:03:07
29. Thibaut Pinot (FRA) — +1:59:54
36. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) — +2:19:11
DNF. Egan Bernal (COL)

Sprinters (Green Jersey)
1. Sam Bennett (IRL) — 380 points
2. Peter Sagan (SVK) — 284
3. Matteo Trentin (ITA) — 260
4. Bryan Coquard (FRA) — 181
5. Wout van Aert (BEL) — 174

Climbers (Polka-Dot Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 82 points
2. Richard Carapaz (ECU) — 74
3. Primoz Roglic (SLO) — 67
4. Marc Hirschi (SUI) — 62
5. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) — 51

Young Rider (White Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 87:20:13
2. Enric Mas (ESP) — +6:07
3. Valentin Madouas (FRA) — +1:42:43
4. Dani Martinez (COL) — +1:55:12
5. Lennard Kamna (GER) — +2:15:39

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