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Winter Olympics late night: What to watch/stream

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An absolutely jam-packed session awaits on Wednesday evening (or Thursday morning, depending how you look at it).

Snowboarding and alpine skiing will usher us into the early hours of the morning, as the quarterfinals and semifinals begin for the former. Should the winds let up and officials deem it safe, then the final of the two runs for the women’s giant slalom will conclude.

Elsewhere, biathletes will endure a difficult 20km race. To close things out, the Canadian men take to the rink as they challenge Norway in their hockey opener.

Scroll down below to find out what else is on tap.

Snowboard Cross

The snowboard cross competition continues. Pierre Vaultier of France should be the man standing on top of the podium when all is said and done, but this program does have a tendency for the dramatic.

Men’s quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals Stream Live Here 11:30p.m.. EST / 9:30p.m. PST

Alpine Skiing

Mikaela Shiffrin is in action, weather permitting, as the second and final run of the women’s giant slalom concludes.

Stream Live Here 11:15p.m. EST / 8:15p.m. PST

Biathlon

A grueling 20km race awaits the men. Martin Fourcade performed exceptionally well in the 10km Pursuit, overcoming a near-30 second gap at the start to win gold. Now that his confidence is back, the Frenchman could very well be unbeatable.

Men’s 20km Individual Stream Live Here 6:20a.m. EST / 3:20a.m. PST

Cross-Country

Following a postponement because of fierce winds, athletes should feel a bit more refreshed with that extra day off. Norway’s Marit Bjorgen has already made history earlier in the Games by winning her 11th Olympic medal. She’s just one of three strong competitors from Norway looking to medal. Look out for Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla as well.

Women’s 10km Free Stream Live Here 1:30a.m. EST / 10:30p.m. PST

Curling

If curling is your thing, then you’re in luck: both men and women’s competitions continue this morning, eight games in total. The U.S. men started off strong in their opening round victory, and will look to continue their good start against Italy. Meanwhile, the women will be looking to bounce back after they were thumped by Japan.

Game to watch: Women’s Curling, Canada vs. Sweden. The Canadians swept the competition in last year – literally and figuratively – and remain heavy favorites to do so again. Sweden, the 2014 runners-up, will be Canada’s main competition this year.

Men’s Tournament

DEN vs. SUI Stream Live Here 12:05a.m. EST / 9:05p.m. PST

USA vs. ITA Stream Live Here 12:05 a.m. EST / 9:05p.m. PST

NOR vs. CAN Stream Live Here 12:05a.m. EST / 9:05p.m. PST

GBR vs. JPN Stream Live Here 12:05a.m. EST / 9:05p.m. PST

Women’s Tournament

CAN vs. SWE Stream Live Here 6:05a.m. EST / 3:05a.m. PST

KOR vs. JPN Stream Live Here 6:05a.m. EST / 3:05a.m. PST

USA vs. SUI Stream Live Here 6:05a.m. EST / 3:05a.m. PST

CHN vs. GBR Stream Live Here 6:05a.m. EST / 3:05a.m PST

Luge

Minus David Gleirscher’s surprising gold medal in the men’s individual, the Germans have performed as expected in the luge.

Chris Mazdzer, though, is back in action. Can he win a second Olympic medal?

Team Relay Stream Live Here 7:30a.m. EST / 4:30a.m. PST

Hockey

We get our first look at the Canadian men’s national team as they take on Switzerland. The reigning gold medalists will be looking to get off to a quick start while hosts South Korea face a difficult opening round versus the Czech Republic.

CAN vs. SUI Stream Live Here 7:10a.m. EST / 4:10a.m. PST

KOR vs. CZE Stream Live Here 7:10a.m. EST / 4:10a.m. PST

Speed Skating

Jorritt Bergsma set a World Record in 2014 in this event. Considering how dominant the Dutch have been in PyeongChang, it would be a major surprise if he didn’t win gold again.

Men’s 10,000m Stream Live Here 6:00a.m. EST / 3:00a.m. PST

Freestyle Skiing

Stream Women’s Aerials Qualifying Live Here 6:00a.m. EST / 3:00a.m. PST

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