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2020 World Biathlon Championships TV, live stream schedule

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NBC Sports airs live coverage of every event of the world biathlon championships in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy, starting this week.

Frenchman Martin Fourcade, a five-time Olympic champion, headlines the entrants at worlds, held annually outside of Olympic years.

Fourcade, after an off-year in 2019 with zero world championships medals, is back leading the World Cup standings over Norwegian rival Johannes Thingnes Bø. Bø skipped four races in January (all won by Fourcade) due to the birth of his son.

Norwegian veteran Tiril Eckhoff has taken hold of the women’s tour with six wins in 13 events. Eckhoff, 29, had five career World Cup wins before this season.

The top two female biathletes at the PyeongChang Olympics — German Laura Dahlmeier and Slovakian Anastasiya Kuzmina — retired after last season.

The U.S. contingent is led by Susan Dunklee, a two-time Olympian who in 2017 earned the first individual world medal for an American female biathlete (silver in the mass start).

Clare Egan has been the top American this season, notching a career-best sixth-place finish at a Jan. 24 World Cup individual race.

The men’s roster includes two-time Olympians Sean Doherty and Leif Nordgren.

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Date Time (ET) Event Network
Feb. 13 8:45 a.m. Mixed Relay Olympic Channel | STREAM
1 p.m.* Mixed Relay NBCSN | STREAM
Feb. 14 8:45 a.m. Women’s Sprint Olympic Channel | STREAM
Feb. 15 2 a.m.* Women’s Sprint NBCSN | STREAM
8:45 a.m. Men’s Sprint Olympic Channel | STREAM
Feb. 16 1:30 a.m.* Men’s Sprint NBCSN | STREAM
6:50 a.m. Women’s Pursuit NBC Sports Gold | STREAM
9:15 a.m. Men’s Pursuit Olympic Channel | STREAM
10:30 a.m.* Women’s Pursuit Olympic Channel | STREAM
Feb. 17 12:30 a.m.* Men’s Pursuit NBCSN | STREAM
Feb. 18 8:15 a.m. Women’s Individual Olympic Channel | STREAM
Feb. 19 8:15 a.m. Men’s Individual Olympic Channel | STREAM
Feb. 20 1:30 a.m.* Men’s Individual NBCSN | STREAM
9 a.m. Single Mixed Relay Olympic Channel | STREAM
Feb. 21 1 a.m.* Single Mixed Relay NBCSN | STREAM
Feb. 22 5:45 a.m. Women’s Relay NBC Sports Gold | STREAM
8:45 a.m. Men’s Relay Olympic Channel | STREAM
10:15 a.m.* Women’s Relay Olympic Channel | STREAM
Feb. 23 6:30 a.m. Women’s Mass Start Olympic Channel | STREAM
9 a.m. Men’s Mass Start Olympic Channel | STREAM
Feb. 24 1 p.m.* Women’s Mass Start NBCSN | STREAM

*Delayed broadcast

2020 French Open women’s singles draw, bracket

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If Serena Williams is to win a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title at the French Open, she may have to go through her older sister in the fourth round.

Williams, the sixth seed, could play Venus Williams in the round of 16 at Roland Garros, which begins Sunday.

Serena opens against countrywoman Kristie Ahn, whom she beat in the first round at the U.S. Open. Serena could then get her U.S. Open quarterfinal opponent, fellow mom Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, in the second round.

If Venus is to reach the fourth round, she must potentially get past U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka in the second round. Azarenka beat Serena in the U.S. Open semifinals, ending the American’s latest bid to tie Margaret Court‘s major titles record.

Venus lost in the French Open first round the last two years.

The French Open top seed is 2018 champion Simona Halep, who could play 2019 semifinalist Amanda Anisimova in the third round.

Coco Gauff, the rising 16-year-old American, gets 2019 semifinalist Jo Konta of Great Britain in the first round in the same quarter of the draw as Halep.

The field 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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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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