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Berlin Marathon to live stream on NBC Sports app

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The Berlin Marathon, where the men’s world record has been broken five of the last nine years, will stream live on the NBC Sports app on Sunday beginning at 2:30 a.m. ET.

The race will also air on NBCSN on Monday from 7:30-10 p.m. ET. The race schedule is here, with the elite runners slated for a 3:15 a.m. ET start.

The men’s field includes Kenyan Wilson Kipsang, who broke the world record at the 2013 Berlin Marathon, and Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, the current 5000m and 10,000m world-record holder on the track.

At the 2015 Berlin Marathon, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge came 63 seconds shy of the world record set by Dennis Kimetto at the 2014 Berlin Marathon (2:02:57). Kipchoge ran much of the race with his insoles flopping out from the back of his shoes.

Kipchoge is not in this year’s Berlin field as he is recovering after winning the Rio Olympic marathon on Aug. 21.

Neither Kipsang, the 2012 Olympic marathon bronze medalist, nor Bekele, a three-time Olympic track champion, was selected for his nation’s 2016 Olympic marathon team. That freed them up for Berlin.

Also in the Berlin field is Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai, whose runner-up time from the 2014 Berlin Marathon is the third-fastest clocking of all time (2:03:13).

The women’s field in Berlin includes two-time Berlin winner Aberu Kebede of Ethiopia.

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Boglarka Kapas, world champion swimmer, tests positive for coronavirus

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Boglarka Kapas, the Hungarian swimmer and world 200m butterfly champion, said she tested positive for the coronavirus.

“I don’t have any symptoms yet, and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus,” was posted on her social media. “Please be careful, stay at home and stay healthy.”

Nine total members of the Hungarian national team — including swimmers and staff — have tested positive, according to the federation.

Kapas said her first test was negative but a second test showed she had the virus. She was staying in quarantine at home for two weeks.

Kapas, 26, won the 200m fly at last summer’s world championships by passing Americans Hali Flickinger and Katie Drabot in the last 25 meters. She clocked 2:06.78 to prevail by .17 of a second.

Kapas also took bronze in the Rio Olympic 800m freestyle won by Katie Ledecky.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

NHL players: Marie-Philip Poulin is world’s best female hockey player

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The U.S. may have the world’s best women’s hockey team, but NHL players believe Canadian Marie-Philip Poulin is the world’s best player.

Poulin received the most votes out of 496 responses in the 2019-20 NHLPA Player Poll, conducted before the season was suspended. The tally:

Poulin: 39.92%
Hilary Knight (USA): 36.29%
Kendall Coyne Schofield (USA): 15.52%
Emily Pfalzer Matheson (USA): 1.41%
Other: 6.85%

Last year, Knight received the highest percentage of votes from 203 NHL players (27.59), edging Poulin (24.14) with Amanda Kessel third (12.81) and Coyne Schofield and Pfalzer Matheson each receiving 5.91 percent.

Why were Poulin and Knight swapped this year? Perhaps Poulin’s Canadian team winning the debut of the NHL All-Star Skills Competition women’s 3-on-3 game on Jan. 24, even though Knight scored and Poulin did not.

Poulin, now 29, scored both goals in the 2010 Olympic final and the game-tying and -winning goals in the 2014 Olympic final. Even before her Olympic debut at age 18, the daughter of Quebec hospital workers was dubbed “the female Sidney Crosby.”

Knight, 30, led last April’s world championship tournament with seven goals as the U.S. won a fifth straight title. Poulin played 4 minutes, 44 seconds, total at the tournament, missing time with a knee injury.

This spring’s tournament, which was to start Tuesday, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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