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Pyeongchang Winter Olympic test events broadcast schedule

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NBC Sports will air 100 hours of coverage of test events in 12 sports for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics this winter sports season.

Test events are international competitions held at Olympic venues in early preparation for the Olympics, generally one or two years before the Games.

NBC Sports’ test-event coverage begins with this weekend’s snowboard big air World Cup at Alpensia Ski Resort in South Korea.

Major test events include the World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships and Four Continents Championships in figure skating in February and women’s Alpine skiing World Cup races in March.

Events will air on NBC, NBCSN, Universal HD and NBCSports.com and stream on the NBC Sports app.

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Date Time (ET) Program Network
Nov. 26 11 p.m. Snowboard World Cup: Big Air NBCSports.com
Nov. 27 8 p.m. Snowboard World Cup: Big Air Universal HD
Dec. 16 11 p.m. Short Track World Cup Universal HD
Dec. 17 2 p.m. Short Track World Cup Universal HD
Dec. 18 6 p.m. Short Track World Cup NBCSN
Feb. 3 5 a.m. Cross Country World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 4 12:30 a.m. Cross Country World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 4 2 a.m. Cross Country World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 4 4 a.m. Nordic Combined World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 4 6:30 a.m. Nordic Combined World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 5 4 a.m. Nordic Combined World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 5 5 a.m. Cross Country World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 5 6:30 a.m. Nordic Combined World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 5 7 p.m. Nordic Combined World Cup: Recap Universal HD
Feb. 5 8:30 p.m. Cross Country World Cup: Recap Universal HD
Feb. 9 5:00 p.m. World Single Distance Champs NBCSN
Feb. 10 12 p.m. World Single Distance Champs NBCSN
Feb. 10 5 a.m. Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Aerials NBCSports.com
Feb. 10 7 p.m. Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Aerials Universal HD
Feb. 11 5 a.m. Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Moguls NBCSports.com
Feb. 11 6:30 p.m. World Single Distance Champs NBCSN
Feb. 11 8 p.m. Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Moguls NBCSN
Feb. 12 12 a.m. Snowboard World Cup: Alpine NBCSports.com
Feb. 12 5 p.m. World Single Distance Champs NBCSN
Feb. 15 3 a.m. Ski Jumping World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 15 6 a.m. Ski Jumping World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 15 8 p.m. Ski Jumping World Cup: Recap Universal HD
Feb. 16 1:45 a.m. Ski Jumping World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 16 5 a.m. Ski Jumping World Cup NBCSports.com
Feb. 16 12 p.m. Four Continents Figure Skating NBCSN
Feb. 16 2 p.m. Four Continents Figure Skating NBCSN
Feb. 16 4 p.m. Four Continents Figure Skating NBCSN
Feb. 16 6 p.m. Ski Jumping World Cup: Recap Universal HD
Feb. 16 11 p.m. Snowboard World Cup: Halfpipe NBCSports.com
Feb. 17 12 p.m. Four Continents Figure Skating NBCSN
Feb. 17 1:30 p.m. Four Continents Figure Skating NBCSN
Feb. 17 5 p.m. Snowboard World Cup: Halfpipe Universal HD
Feb. 17 11:30 p.m. Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Halfpipe NBCSports.com
Feb. 18 8 a.m. Four Continents Figure Skating NBCSN
Feb. 18 2 p.m. Four Continents Figure Skating NBC
Feb. 18 7:30 p.m. Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Halfpipe Universal HD
Feb. 18 11 p.m. Four Continents Figure Skating NBCSN
March 2 7 p.m. Biathlon World Cup Universal HD
March 3 7:30 p.m. Biathlon World Cup Universal HD
March 3 9 p.m. Alpine Skiing World Cup NBCSports.com
March 3 9 p.m. Alpine Skiing World Cup NBCSN
March 4 1:30 p.m. Biathlon World Cup Universal HD
March 4 3:30 p.m. Alpine Skiing World Cup Universal HD
March 4 9 p.m. Alpine Skiing World Cup NBCSports.com
March 4 9 p.m. Alpine Skiing World Cup NBCSN
March 5 3:30 p.m. Biathlon World Cup Universal HD
March 17 1 a.m. World Cup: Women’s Skeleton NBCSports.com
March 17 2:30 a.m. World Cup: Women’s Skeleton NBCSports.com
March 17 5 a.m. World Cup: Men’s Skeleton NBCSports.com
March 17 6:30 a.m. World Cup: Men’s Skeleton NBCSports.com
March 17 12 p.m. World Cup: Men’s Skeleton NBCSN
March 17 11 a.m. World Cup: Women’s Skeleton Universal HD
March 18 1 a.m. World Cup: Two-Woman Bobsled NBCSports.com
March 18 2:30 a.m. World Cup: Two-Woman Bobsled NBCSports.com
March 18 5 a.m. World Cup: Two-Man Bobsled NBCSports.com
March 18 6:30 a.m. World Cup: Two-Man Bobsled NBCSports.com
March 18 5 p.m. World Cup: Two-Woman Bobsled Universal HD
March 18 6 p.m. World Cup: Two-Man Bobsled Universal HD
March 19 2:30 a.m. World Cup: Four-Man Bobsled NBCSports.com
March 19 4 a.m. World Cup: Four-Man Bobsled NBCSports.com
March 19 12 p.m. World Cup: Four-Man Bobsled NBCSN

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

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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.

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2020 French Open TV, live stream schedule

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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 NBCSports.com/live 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.

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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