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2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials TV, live stream schedule

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The U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials air live on NBC, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app on Saturday from Atlanta.

Coverage runs from 12-3 p.m. ET. The men start at 12:08, followed by the women at 12:20.

The top three finishers per gender are in line to make the Tokyo Olympic team.

Defending champion Galen Rupp looks to become the first person to win multiple U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials outright.

Rupp, a two-time Olympic medalist, is coming off Achilles and calf injuries that kept him from completing a marathon in 2019. But Rupp just recorded a promising half marathon, consolidating his favorite status.

The other fastest U.S. marathoners in this Olympic cycle include Rio Olympians Jared Ward and Leonard Korir, plus Scott Fauble. Olympic veterans Bernard Lagat, 45, and Abdi Abdirahman, 43, look to break Lagat’s record as the oldest U.S. Olympic runner in history.

The women’s field includes one Olympic marathon veteran — 2018 Boston Marathon champion Des Linden. Absent are fellow Rio Olympians Shalane Flanagan (retired) and Amy Cragg (withdrew due to illness).

But Linden’s bid to become the first woman to compete in three Olympic marathons for the U.S. is no easy task. The field includes four women with faster personal bests — Jordan HasaySara HallEmily Sisson and Kellyn Taylor — plus American 10,000m record holder Molly Huddle.

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Boglarka Kapas, world champion swimmer, tests positive for coronavirus

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Boglarka Kapas, the Hungarian swimmer and world 200m butterfly champion, said she tested positive for the coronavirus.

“I don’t have any symptoms yet, and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus,” was posted on her social media. “Please be careful, stay at home and stay healthy.”

Nine total members of the Hungarian national team — including swimmers and staff — have tested positive, according to the federation.

Kapas said her first test was negative but a second test showed she had the virus. She was staying in quarantine at home for two weeks.

Kapas, 26, won the 200m fly at last summer’s world championships by passing Americans Hali Flickinger and Katie Drabot in the last 25 meters. She clocked 2:06.78 to prevail by .17 of a second.

Kapas also took bronze in the Rio Olympic 800m freestyle won by Katie Ledecky.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

NHL players: Marie-Philip Poulin is world’s best female hockey player

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The U.S. may have the world’s best women’s hockey team, but NHL players believe Canadian Marie-Philip Poulin is the world’s best player.

Poulin received the most votes out of 496 responses in the 2019-20 NHLPA Player Poll, conducted before the season was suspended. The tally:

Poulin: 39.92%
Hilary Knight (USA): 36.29%
Kendall Coyne Schofield (USA): 15.52%
Emily Pfalzer Matheson (USA): 1.41%
Other: 6.85%

Last year, Knight received the highest percentage of votes from 203 NHL players (27.59), edging Poulin (24.14) with Amanda Kessel third (12.81) and Coyne Schofield and Pfalzer Matheson each receiving 5.91 percent.

Why were Poulin and Knight swapped this year? Perhaps Poulin’s Canadian team winning the debut of the NHL All-Star Skills Competition women’s 3-on-3 game on Jan. 24, even though Knight scored and Poulin did not.

Poulin, now 29, scored both goals in the 2010 Olympic final and the game-tying and -winning goals in the 2014 Olympic final. Even before her Olympic debut at age 18, the daughter of Quebec hospital workers was dubbed “the female Sidney Crosby.”

Knight, 30, led last April’s world championship tournament with seven goals as the U.S. won a fifth straight title. Poulin played 4 minutes, 44 seconds, total at the tournament, missing time with a knee injury.

This spring’s tournament, which was to start Tuesday, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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