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Olympic champions among Laureus World Sports Awards nominees

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Olympic champions Katie Ledecky, Mikaela ShiffrinAllyson FelixCaster Semenya and Mo Farah are among the nominees for this year’s Laureus World Sports Awards.

Ledecky, Shiffrin, Felix and Semenya, all gold medalists at their most recent Olympics, are among the nominees for World Sportswoman of the Year.

Farah, who retired from track racing after another gold and silver at last year’s world championships, is on the World Sportsman of the Year nominees list.

Laureus World Sports Academy members vote on the winners, who will be revealed Feb. 27 in Monaco.

Full nominees lists for every award:

Mo Farah (Track and Field)
Roger Federer (Tennis)
Chris Froome (Cycling)
Lewis Hamilton (Auto Racing)
Rafael Nadal (Tennis)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer)

Allyson Felix (Track and Field)
Katie Ledecky (Swimming)
Garbine Muguruza (Tennis)
Caster Semenya (Track and Field)
Mikaela Shiffrin (Alpine Skiing)
Serena Williams (Tennis)

France Davis Cup (Tennis)
Golden State Warriors (Basketball)
Mercedes-AMG Petronas (Auto Racing)
New England Patriots (Football)
New Zealand America’s Cup (Sailing)
Real Madrid (Soccer)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (Basketball)
Caeleb Dressel (Swimming)
Sergio Garcia (Golf)
Anthony Joshua (Boxing)
Kylian Mbappé (Soccer)
Jelena Ostapenko (Tennis)

FC Barcelona (Soccer)
Chapecoense (Soccer)
Roger Federer (Tennis)
Justin Gatlin (Track and Field)
Sally Pearson (Track and Field)
Valentino Rossi (MotoGP)

Sportsperson with a Disability
Marcel Hug (Track and Field)
Yui Kamiji (Tennis)
Oksana Masters (Cross-Country Skiing)
Bibian Mentel-Spee (Snowboarding)
Jetze Plat (Triathlon)
Markus Rehm (Track and Field)

Action Sportsperson
John John Florence (Surfing)
Anna Gasser (Snowboarding)
Nyjah Huston (Skateboarding)
Armel Le Cleac’h (Sailing)
Mark McMorris (Snowboarding)
Tyler Wright (Surfing)

There is also an award for best sports moment of the year, with nominees detailed here.

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WATCH LIVE: French Open on NBC, streaming

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NBC’s coverage of the French Open begins Sunday at 12 p.m. ET, streaming on and the NBC Sports app.

WATCH LIVE: French Open, Rd. 1 — STREAM LINK

Notables in action on the first day at Roland Garros include Venus Williams, 2017 French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko and No. 2 men’s seed Alexander Zverev.

Williams, 37, is the oldest woman in the draw. She reached the fourth round the last two years, her best results in Paris since her last quarterfinal in 2006. The seven-time major champion has reached one French Open final, losing to little sister Serena Williams in 2002.

Ted Robinson handles play-by-play for NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. This is NBC’s 36th straight year broadcasting the French Open.

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17-year-old runs 3:52 mile at Pre Classic

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen, a 17-year-old Norwegian, clocked 3:52.28 at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday, faster than Alan Webb‘s U.S. high school record set at Pre in 2001.

“My goal was to take Alan Webb’s record,” Ingebrigtsen told media in Eugene, Ore.

It’s the second-fastest mile in history recorded by somebody younger than 18, according to the IAAF. Qatar’s Hamza Driouch ran 3:50.90 in 2012, clocked two months before two years of his results would be annulled by a doping ban.

Webb famously ran 3:53.43 as an 18-year-old at Pre in 2001, which led to him appearing on “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Ingebrigtsen, who ran 3:58 at Pre last year to become the youngest sub-4-minute miler in history, finished fourth in a field of the world’s best middle-distance runners. His two older brothers, Filip and Henrik, are also middle-distance runners (but weren’t in Saturday’s race).

Ingebrigtsen beat Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz (fifth) and Olympic 800m bronze medalist Clayton Murphy (sixth) in the Bowerman Mile. The race’s second-place finisher is 18 years old — Ethiopian Samuel Tefera ran 3:51.26

Webb was at Saturday’s meet, in part to award the 400th man to run a sub-4-minute mile in Pre Classic history.

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