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Olympic sports on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel this weekend

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Olympic champions Ted Ligety and Jessie Diggins headline winter sports action this weekend with coverage on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and streaming on NBC Sports Gold.

Ligety, a 2006 and 2014 gold medalist, eyes his first World Cup win in three years in a giant slalom in Alta Badia, Italy, on Sunday. That follows a super-G and downhill on Friday and Saturday in Val Gardena.

Diggins, who earned team sprint gold in PyeongChang, moves with the cross-country skiing World Cup to Davos, Switzerland, for sprint and 10km races.

U.S. Olympians are also in action in biathlon, bobsled, freestyle skiing, luge, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding and speed skating World Cups, plus the world short-course swimming championships.

ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP — Val Gardena and Alta Badia, Italy

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 6 a.m. Men’s Super-G Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold
Saturday 5:30 a.m. Men’s Downhill Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold
8 p.m.* NBCSN
Sunday 4 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 1) Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
7 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 2) Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold
6 p.m.* Men’s Giant Slalom NBCSN

*Same-day delay
All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

BIATHLON WORLD CUP — Hochfilzen, Austria

Day Time (ET) Event TV Live stream
Thursday 8:05 a.m. Women’s 7.5km Sprint Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
12 p.m.* Olympic Channel
Friday 8:05 a.m. Men’s 10km Sprint Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
9:30 a.m.* Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* NBCSN
Saturday 5:20 a.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
8:40 a.m. Men’s 12.5km Pursuit Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
2 p.m.* Women’s 10km Pursuit Olympic Channel
3 p.m.* Men’s 12.5km Pursuit Olympic Channel
Sunday 5:10 a.m. Women’s 4x6km Relay Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
7:50 a.m. Men’s 4×7.5km Relay Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
3 p.m.* Women’s 4x6km Relay Olympic Channel
4 p.m.* Men’s 4×7.5km Relay Olympic Channel

*Same-day delay
All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

BOBSLED/SKELETON WORLD CUP — Winterberg, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 4:15 a.m. Men’s Skeleton (Run 1) Olympic Channel
6 a.m. Men’s Skeleton (Run 2) Olympic Channel
8 a.m. Women’s Skeleton (Run 1) Olympic Channel
9:30 a.m. Women’s Skeleton (Run 2) Olympic Channel
3 p.m.* Men’s Skeleton Olympic Channel
4 p.m.* Women’s Skeleton Olympic Channel
Saturday 5:15 a.m. Women’s Bobsled (Run 1) Olympic Channel
6:45 a.m. Women’s Bobsled (Run 2) Olympic Channel
9 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled (Run 1) Olympic Channel
10:30 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled (Run 2) Olympic Channel
4 p.m.* Women’s Bobsled Olympic Channel
5 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel
7 p.m.* Women’s Bobsled NBCSN
Sunday 5:30 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled (Run 1) Olympic Channel
7 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled (Run 2) Olympic Channel
2 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel
7 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled NBCSN

*Same-day delay

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP — Davos, Switzerland

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 7:30 a.m. Men’s, Women’s Sprints Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold
Sunday 3:15 a.m. Women’s 10km Interval Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
5:45 a.m. Men’s 15km Interval Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
9 a.m.* Women’s 10km Interval Olympic Channel

*Same-day delay
All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

FREESTYLE SKIING WORLD CUP — Thaiwoo, China

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 12:30 a.m. Moguls Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold
Sunday 12:30 a.m. Dual Moguls Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold

*Delayed broadcast
All events stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

LUGE WORLD CUP — Lake Placid, N.Y.

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 9 a.m. Men’s Singles (Run 1) Olympic Channel
10:45 a.m. Men’s Singles (Run 2) Olympic Channel
12:15 p.m. Doubles (Run 1) Olympic Channel
1:35 p.m. Doubles (Run 2) Olympic Channel
9 p.m.* Men’s Singles Olympic Channel
10 p.m.* Doubles Olympic Channel
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Women Singles (Run 1) Olympic Channel
9:50 a.m. Women Singles (Run 2) Olympic Channel
12 p.m. Men’s Sprint Olympic Channel
12:45 p.m. Doubles Sprint Olympic Channel
1:20 p.m. Women’s Sprint Olympic Channel
4 p.m.* Men’s Singles/Doubles NBCSN
10 p.m.* Women’s Singles Olympic Channel

*Delayed broadcast

SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP — Engelberg, Switzerland and Premanon, France

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 11:50 a.m. Men’s Qualifying Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
Saturday 4:50 a.m. Women Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
9:50 a.m. Men Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
6 p.m.* Women Olympic Channel
7:30 p.m.* Men Olympic Channel
Sunday 4:50 a.m. Women Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
8:05 a.m. Men Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
7 p.m.* Women Olympic Channel
8:30 p.m.* Men Olympic Channel

*Same-day delay
All events stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP — Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 10:50 a.m. Parallel Slalom Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
11 a.m. Parallel Giant Slalom Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold

*Same-day delay
All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

SPEED SKATING WORLD CUP — Heerenveen, Netherlands

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Day 1 NBC Sports Gold
Sunday 8 a.m. Day 2 NBC Sports Gold
10:30 p.m.* Highlights Olympic Channel
Sunday 11 p.m.* Highlights Olympic Channel

*Delayed broadcast
All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Speed Skating Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

SWIMMING SHORT-COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS — Hangzhou, China

Day Time (ET) Event TV Live stream
Thursday 6 a.m. Day 3 Finals Olympic Channel
5 p.m.* NBCSN
8:30 p.m. Day 4 Heats Olympic Channel
Friday 6 a.m. Day 4 Finals Olympic Channel
10:30 a.m.* Olympic Channel
1 p.m.* NBCSN
8:30 p.m. Day 5 Heats Olympic Channel
Saturday 6 a.m. Day 5 Finals Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* Olympic Channel
8:30 p.m. Day 6 Heats Olympic Channel
9 p.m. Day 5 Finals NBCSN
Sunday 5 a.m. Day 6 Finals Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* Olympic Channel
11 p.m.* NBCSN

*Same-day delay

Finland, without its NHL stars, tops Canada for hockey world title

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Finland’s roster for the world men’s hockey championship included zero players who finished the 2018-19 season on an NHL team. Didn’t matter, the Finns knocked out the last three nations to win world titles en route to their first gold since 2011.

Finland beat Canada 3-1 in Sunday’s final in Bratislava, Slovakia, getting two goals from captain Marko Anttila, a 2004 Chicago Blackhawks draft pick who plays in the KHL (and has never played in the NHL). Anttila also scored the lone goal in Saturday’s semifinal with Russia.

The most notable name on Finland’s roster may be its youngest. Forward Kaapo Kakko, 18, could be the No. 2 pick in the NHL Draft behind American Jack Hughes.

Finland became the first nation to win a world title without a player who finished the season on an NHL roster since at least 1993, not counting the 1995 and 2005 lockout years. The NHL didn’t participate in the Olympics until 1998.

Canada’s roster was headlined by Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray, Nashville Predators forward Kyle Turris as captain and Philadelphia Flyers veteran forward Sean Couturier. But it lacked the superstars of recent years like Connor McDavid (2018), Claude Giroux (2017), Brad Marchand (2016) and Sidney Crosby (2015).

The Russians had stalwarts Alex OvechkinEvgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk but were blanked by Finland in the semifinals and ended up with bronze over the Czech Republic. They eliminated the Patrick Kane-captained Americans in the quarterfinals.

MORE: Great Britain gets first win at hockey worlds in 57 years

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U.S. diving roster for world championships finalized at nationals

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Collegians David Dinsmore and Brandon Loschiavo beat out Olympian Steele Johnson for the two U.S. men’s platform spots at July’s world championships.

Dinsmore, a rising Miami senior, had the highest cumulative score at the U.S. Championships in Indianapolis, while Loschiavo, a rising Purdue senior, was second while earning the national title with the top tally in Sunday’s final.

Johnson, coming back from two foot surgeries in the last eight months, ended up third, 41.95 points behind Loschiavo.

Johnson is still going to worlds in South Korea with former Purdue teammate Ben Bramley in the synchronized platform. Johnson is an Olympic silver medalist in that event with David Boudia, who left the platform for the springboard and won the national title on that event Saturday.

Also Sunday, Brooke Schultz and Sarah Bacon earned world spots in the women’s springboard, the one event this weekend without an Olympian in the field. Schultz won the previous world championships trials in 2017 and placed 25th at those worlds. Bacon, a rising Minnesota senior, is going to her first worlds.

Divers will compete at worlds for themselves but also to earn Olympic quota spots for the U.S.

U.S. roster for World Diving Championships
Women
Synchronized Springboard — Alison Gibson/Krysta Palmer
Synchronized Platform — Murphy Bromberg/Katrina Young (Olympian)
1m Springboard (Not an Olympic event) — Sarah Bacon, Maria Coburn
3m Springboard — Brooke Schultz, Sarah Bacon
Platform — Amy Cozad Magana (Olympian), Delaney Schnell

Men
Synchronized Springboard — Andrew Capobianco/MIchael Hixon (Olympian)
Synchronized Platform — Ben Bramley/Steele Johnson (Olympian)
1m Springboard (Not an Olympic event) — Briadam Herrera, Michael Hixon (Olympian)
3m Springboard — Michael Hixon (Olympian), David Boudia (Olympian)
Platform — David Dinsmore, Brandon Loschiavo

Mixed (Not Olympic events)
Synchronized Springboard — Briadam Herrera/Lauren Reedy
Synchronized Platform — Zach Cooper/Olivia Rosendahl

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