Curling
NBC Sports

2018 Curling Night in America TV schedule

1 Comment

Curling Night in America returns for a fifth season on NBCSN on Fridays, featuring Olympic champion John Shuster‘s team.

The weekly series, running through Dec. 14, features members from all three U.S. Olympic teams — three members from Shuster’s rink, the first U.S. Olympic gold-medal team, plus four from Nina Roth‘s team and mixed doubles siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton.

The U.S. teams faced Italy, China and Japan from Aug. 27-29 in Minnesota, with a points system to determine the season winners in each division.

All NBCSN telecasts will also stream on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!

MORE: Team Shuster tabletop curling game to hit stores

Date Coverage Time (ET)
Fri., October 12 Team USA vs. Italy – Men 8 p.m.
Fri., October 19 Team USA vs China – Mixed Doubles 11 p.m.
Fri., October 26 Team USA vs. China – Women 9:30 p.m.
Fri., November 2 Team USA vs. Japan – Women 8 p.m.
Fri., November 9 Team USA vs. Italy – Mixed Doubles 8 p.m.
Fri., November 23 Team USA vs. Japan – Men 11 p.m.
Fri., November 30 Team USA vs. Italy – Women 9:30 p.m.
Fri., December 14 Team USA vs. Japan – Mixed Doubles 7 p.m.
Fri., December 14 Team USA vs. China – Men 9 p.m.

Why did Shaun White cut his hair? Carrot Top

Getty Images
Leave a comment

Shaun White said a revelatory chat with Carrot Top led to the Olympic snowboarding champion chopping off his flowing red locks more than seven years ago, according to a report.

“I went to an event in Vegas where I run into Carrot Top,” White wrote, according to a Bleacher Report AMA last Wednesday. “We were talking about our hair and he basically looked at me like you could see into his soul and he basically said he was stuck like this. And at that point it was like seeing the ghost of Christmas future. And at that point I was like omg I can change.”

White documented a meeting with Carrot Top on social media in September 2013, but that was 10 months after the haircut. They must have met in 2012, too.

White, formerly known as the Flying Tomato, posted video of the haircut in December 2012, saying he didn’t tell anybody beforehand. He had grown tired of the nickname.

He donated the hair to Locks of Love, which makes wigs for needy children.

White is known for charitable efforts for children, including with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. White was born with a heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot, requiring two major surgeries before his first birthday.

White, a 33-year-old who recently changed his hair color to blond, announced in February that he ended a bid to make the first U.S. Olympic skateboarding team for the Tokyo Games.

He is expected to compete for a spot in the 2022 Winter Olympics, where he could be the oldest U.S. Olympic halfpipe rider in history.

MORE: White, Shiffrin among dominant Winter Olympians of 2010s

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!

Susie O’Neill, Australian great, answers Katie Ledecky by balancing beer while swimming

Susie O'Neill
Getty Images
Leave a comment

Katie Ledecky‘s feat of balancing a glass of chocolate milk while swimming reverberated Down Under, where one of Australia’s Olympic legends attempted to mimic it with a cup of beer.

Susie O’Neill, an eight-time Olympic medalist from 1992-2000 known as Madame Butterfly, accepted a challenge put forth by her fellow radio show hosts. In video shared across Australian media, she took 13 strokes before the beer came off her head, just before reaching a wall.

“It’s actually not as hard as I expected,” O’Neill said in an Instagram Live. “Well, it was pretty hard.”

O’Neill, 47, said backstrokers sometimes train with a water bottle on their foreheads to stay straight. But O’Neill, a freestyler and butterflier, never balanced anything on her head while training.

MORE: O’Neill in tears watching Sydney Olympic defeat for first time

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!