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Winter Olympics late night: What to watch/stream

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Curling

It’s going to be a disappointing Olympic campaign for Canadian curling. The nation has featured on the podium ever since the sport was reestablished in 1998. The women failed to make the medal rounds and the men were bounced by a hot USA in the semifinals. Next up for Canada are Switzerland, who were thumped by Sweden. Canada do have the capability of handling Switzerland, it’s just a matter of staying mentally sharp after such a disappointing loss.

On the women’s side, South Korea will continue their dream run as they take on Japan in the semifinals. The Koreans may not have been pegged as legitimate contenders in the lead-up to this tournament, but they’ve got the top seed and everyone else has taken notice of them. Opposite of the draw are Great Britain and Sweden, both of whom have been here before and will be looking to use that experience to bring them a gold medal in a Canada-less draw.

Men’s Tournament Bronze Medal Game

CAN vs. SUI Stream Live Here 1:35a.m. EST / 10:35p.m. PST

Women’s Tournament Semifinals 

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

GBR vs. SWE Stream Live Here 6:50a.m. EST / 3:50a.m. PST

Hockey

The Athletes from Russia thoroughly took down USA in the quarterfinals, setting themselves up against the Czech Repbublic. The Czechs are very good on the defensive end, and if they can grab a 1-0 lead over the Russians it could pave the way for an historic upset, by Ilya Kovalchuk will be sure to make sure that his squad is firing on all cylinders.

Germany, who stunned Sweden in the quarterfinals, are the darlings of the tournament. They weren’t expected at all to contend, yet here they stand. It’ll be a tough ask to take down Canada, who are heavily favored to challenge OAR for the gold.

CZE vs. OAR Stream Live Here 2:40a.m. EST / 11:40p.m. PST

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

Biathlon 

Martin Fourcade has been a revelation this tournament. The Frenchman has already won three gold medals, including when he anchored his nation to gold in the mixed relay. The room for error is exceptionally small, but Fourcade’s shooting has gotten better in each race and his skiing is unmatched by any other competitor.

France can be challenged in the relay, though. If Germany and Norway shoot clean, something they’ve been inconsistent in, then they could make a big push for gold.

Men’s Team 4×7.5km Relay Stream Live Here 6:15a.m. EST / 3:15a.m. PST

Speed Skating

It’s been a disappointing campaign for the American men. Shani Davis and Joey Mantia will be hoping to reverse those fortunes. Kei Verbij of Netherlands and Havard Lorentzen are entering the event as the gold medal favorites.

Men’s 1000m Stream Live Here 5:00a.m. EST / 2:00a.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