NBCSN Olympics TV schedule: Next 2 weeks features Phelps, Bolt, Biles, more

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The NBCSN Olympics TV schedule will air nearly 100 hours of classic Olympic programming nightly from April 13-26, featuring Michael PhelpsUsain BoltSimone Biles and official Olympic films.

The first week features “Return to Rio” and “Return to London” programs of the last two Summer Olympics, highlighted by gymnastics, swimming and diving and track and field.

The second week, starting April 20, kicks off with Beijing Olympic highlights, including Phelps’ record eight gold medals and Bolt’s breakout with world records in the 100m and 200m.

The NBCSN Olympics TV schedule concludes with other Olympic classics — basketball and gymnastics finals scattered from 1988 through 2016. Plus, Olympic films featuring Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games and “1968,” which tells the intersection of sports and politics leading up to and during the Mexico City Olympics, narrated by Serena Williams.

All coverage also streams on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.

Olympic Highlights
Rio 2016

  • Michael Phelps’ last Olympics, including five gold medals
  • Usain Bolt‘s last Olympics, including three gold medals
  • Simone Biles‘ four gold medals
  • Katie Ledecky‘s four gold medals
  • Lilly King‘s rivalry with Russian Yuliya Efimova
  • Wayde van Niekerk‘s 400m world record
  • Matthew Centrowitz winning the U.S.’ first 1500m title since 1908
  • Ashton Eaton repeating as decathlon champion

London 2012

  • Michael Phelps becomes most decorated Olympian in history
  • Usain Bolt repeats as 100m and 200m champion
  • Gabby Douglas wins all-around, leads U.S. gymnastics team to gold
  • Misty May-TreanorKerri Walsh Jennings three-peat
  • Missy Franklin sweeps backstrokes, breaks world record
  • Katie Ledecky wins first gold medal at age 15
  • Allyson Felix wins first individual Olympic title
  • David Boudia wins first U.S. diving title since 2000

Beijing 2008

  • Michael Phelps goes 8 for 8
  • Usain Bolt breaks 100m, 200m world records
  • Nastia LiukinShawn Johnson go one-two in all-around
  • U.S. sweeps beach volleyball golds

NBCSN Olympics Games Week TV Schedule

Date Time (ET) Program Events
April 13 7 p.m. Return to Rio Best of Team USA
9 p.m. Return to Rio Women’s Gymnastics Team Final
11 p.m. Return to Rio Women’s Gymnastics All-Around
April 14 1 a.m. Return to Rio Women’s Road Cycling
7 p.m. Return to Rio Track and Field Men’s Sprints
8 p.m. Return to Rio Gymnastics Event Finals
10 p.m. Return to Rio Michael Phelps
11 p.m. Return to Rio Track and Field Women’s Sprints
April 15 12 a.m. Return to Rio Track and Field Men’s Distance
1 a.m. Return to Rio Track and Field Women’s Distance
2 a.m. Return to Rio Track and Field Multi/Field Events
7 p.m. Return to Rio Women’s Swimming
9 p.m. Return to Rio Men’s Swimming
11 p.m. Return to Rio Women’s Diving
April 16 12 a.m. Return to Rio Men’s Diving
1 a.m. Return to Rio Men’s Gymnastics Team Final
2 a.m. Return to Rio Women’s Water Polo Final
7 p.m. Return to London Women’s Gymnastics Team Final
9 p.m. Return to London Women’s Gymnastics Finals
11 p.m. Return to London Men’s Gymnastics All-Around
April 17 12 a.m. Return to London Men’s Diving
1 a.m. Return to London Women’s Diving
2 a.m. Return to London Women’s Water Polo Final
8 p.m. Return to London Women’s Swimming
10 p.m. Return to London Men’s Swimming
April 18 12 a.m. Return to London Women’s Soccer: USA-Canada
2 a.m. Return to London Women’s Beach Volleyball Final
10 p.m. Return to London Track and Field Men’s Sprints
11 p.m. Return to London Track and Field Women’s Sprints
April 19 12 a.m. Return to London Women’s Soccer Final
2 a.m. Return to London Track and Field Men’s Distance
2 p.m. Return to Rio Gymnastics Individual Finals
10:30 p.m. Olympic Films Tokyo 1964
April 20 1 a.m. Olympic Films London 2012
7 p.m. Return to Beijing Men’s Beach Volleyball Final
8:30 p.m. Return to Beijing Michael Phelps
10 p.m. Return to Beijing Women’s Beach Volleyball Final
11 p.m. Return to Beijing Men’s Volleyball Final
April 21 1 a.m. Return to Beijing Michael Phelps
2:30 a.m. Return to Beijing Beijing Olympic Stories
7 p.m. Return to Beijing Women’s Gymnastics Team Final
8:30 p.m. Return to Beijing Women’s Gymnastics All-Around
10:30 p.m. Return to Beijing Usain Bolt
11 p.m. Return to Beijing Women’s Soccer Final
April 22 2 a.m. Return to Beijing Usain Bolt
2:30 a.m. Return to Beijing Beijing Olympic Stories
7 p.m. Olympic Classics Men’s Basketball 2008 Final
9 p.m. Olympic Classics Men’s Basketball 1992 Final
11 p.m. Olympic Classics Men’s Basketball 2012 Final
April 23 1 a.m. Olympic Classics Men’s Basketball 2000 Final
2:30 a.m. Mary Carillo Summer Olympic Adventures
7 p.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Basketball 1996 Final
8:30 p.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Basketball 2000 Final
10 p.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Basketball 2004 Final
April 24 12 a.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Basketball 2016 Final
2 a.m. Olympic Films Jesse Owens and Berlin 1936
8 p.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Gymnastics 1996 Team
10 p.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Gymnastics 2004 AA
April 25 12 a.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Gymnastics 2008 AA
2 a.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Gymnastics 1988 AA
8 p.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Gymnastics 2012 Team
10 p.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Gymnastics 2012 AA
11:30 p.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Gymnastics 2016 AA
April 26 1:30 a.m. Olympic Classics Women’s Gymnastics 2004 Team
10:30 p.m. Olympic Films 1968 documentary
April 27 12 a.m. Olympic Films Sydney 2000
2:30 a.m. Mary Carillo Summer Olympic Adventures

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U.S. women win record 27th consecutive FIBA World Cup game

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SYDNEY — There’s been a long legacy of success for the U.S. women’s basketball team at the World Cup.

The names change over time, but the results don’t seem to.

Kelsey Plum scored 20 points, Chelsea Gray added 16 and the United States routed Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-59 on Tuesday to break the team record for consecutive wins at the World Cup.

The victory was the 27th in a row in World Cup play for the Americans, who haven’t lost since the 2006 semifinals against Russia. The U.S. won 26 in a row from 1994-2006 leading up to that game. The Soviet Union holds the World Cup record with 56 straight wins from 1959-86.

“It’s kind of amazing,” said Breanna Stewart, who has been part of the last three World Cup teams. “Obviously, been here for some of it, but you understand the legends before that who really kind of started the streak. It goes to show that no matter who is playing on USA Basketball, we’re always trying to chase excellence.

“This streak doesn’t mean much right now because we’re going into the quarterfinals and focusing on winning a gold medal, but it’s something to kind of hang your hat on later.”

What started with Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Sylvia Fowles has now been passed on to Stewart and A’ja Wilson. A legacy of excellence that doesn’t appear it will end anytime soon.

“The players change and, you know, there was a lot of concern about who’s next,” U.S. coach Cheryl Reeve said. “It was a concern when Dawn Staley and Lisa Leslie were playing and who was going to be next. Then it was Sue and (Taurasi) and then other great players, too. Now with this group they are saying, hey, we’re pretty good, too.”

MORE: FIBA World Cup Schedule, Results

The U.S. last lost a group play game in 1975, according to Bill Mallon of Olympedia.org.

“We know the responsibility when you put on this jersey. There’s a lot more than yourself,” Plum said. “Everyone puts pride to the side. We have a common goal. We have some amazing players on this team.”

The Americans (5-0) won their pool games by an average of 46.2 points and never trailed in any of them. Now they play Serbia in the quarterfinals.

The U.S. was coming off a record rout of South Korea in which the team broke the World Cup record for points with 145. While the Americans didn’t match that number, they put the game out of reach in the first 10 minutes, going up 33-15.

The lead ballooned to 63-31 at halftime. Bosnia and Herzegovina put together a small run to start the third quarter, but the U.S. scored the final 19 points of the period.

Once again they used a dominant inside performance, outscoring Bosnia and Herzegovina 84-28 in the paint led by Wilson, Stewart and Brionna Jones.

“It’s a huge part of our identity,” Reeve said. “Ninety-whatever we had yesterday and 84 today, we just know what we’re good at and we have players that are really understanding their opportunities for that.”

The U.S. was missing Jewell Loyd, whom the team said was resting. Kahleah Copper started in her place and finished with 11 points.

Nikolina Elez scored 19 points to lead the Bosniaks (0-5), who were playing in their first World Cup.

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2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup schedule, results

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The U.S. goes for its fourth consecutive title at the FIBA World Cup in Sydney — and eighth global gold in a row overall when including the Olympics.

A’ja Wilson, a two-time WNBA MVP, and Breanna Stewart, the Tokyo Olympic MVP, headline a U.S. roster that, for the first time since 2000, includes neither Sue Bird (retired) nor Diana Taurasi (injured).

The new-look team includes nobody over the age of 30 for the first time since 1994, before the U.S. began its dynasty at the 1996 Atlanta Games. The Americans have won 52 consecutive games between worlds and the Olympics dating to the 2006 Worlds bronze-medal game.

The field also includes host Australia, the U.S.’ former primary rival, and Olympic silver medalist Japan.

Nigeria, which played the U.S. the closest of any foe in Tokyo (losing by nine points), isn’t present after its federation withdrew the team over governance issues. Spain, ranked second in the world, failed to qualify.

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2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Round
Wed., Sept. 21 8:30 p.m. Puerto Rico 82, Bosnia and Herzegovina 58 Group A
9:30 p.m. USA 87, Belgium 72 Group A
11 p.m. Canada 67, Serbia 60 Group B
Thurs., Sept. 22 12 a.m. Japan 89, Mali 56 Group B
3:30 a.m. China 107, South Korea 44 Group A
6:30 a.m. France 70, Australia 57 Group B
8:30 p.m. USA 106, Puerto Rico 42 Group A
10 p.m. Serbia 69, Japan 64 Group B
11 p.m. Belgium 84, South Korea 61 Group A
Fri., Sept. 23 12:30 a.m. China 98, Bosnia and Herzegovina 51 Group A
4 a.m. Canada 59, France 45 Group B
6:30 a.m. Australia 118, Mali 58 Group B
Sat., Sept. 24 12:30 a.m. USA 77, China 63 Group A
4 a.m. South Korea 99, Bosnia and Herzegovina 66 Group A
6:30 a.m. Belgium 68, Puerto Rico 65 Group A
Sun., Sept. 25 12:30 a.m. France 74, Mali 59 Group B
4 a.m. Australia 69, Serbia 54 Group B
6:30 a.m. Canada 70, Japan 56 Group B
9:30 p.m. Belgium 85, Bosnia and Herzegovina 55 Group A
11:30 p.m. Serbia 81, Mali 68 Group B
Mon., Sept. 26 12 a.m. USA 145, South Korea 69 Group A
2 a.m. France 67, Japan 53 Group B
3:30 a.m. China 95, Puerto Rico 60 Group A
6:30 a.m. Australia 75, Canada 72 Group B
9:30 p.m. Puerto Rico 92, South Korea 73 Group A
11:30 p.m. China 81, Belgium 55 Group A
Tues., Sept. 27 12 a.m. USA 121, Bosnia and Herzegovina 59 Group A
2 a.m. Canada 88, Mali 65 Group B
3:30 a.m. Serbia 68, France 62 Group B
6:30 a.m. Australia 71, Japan 54 Group B
Wed., Sept. 28 10 p.m. USA vs. Serbia
Thurs., Sept. 29 12:30 a.m. Canada vs. Puerto Rico
4 a.m. China vs. France
6:30 a.m. Australia vs. Belgium
Fri., Sept. 30 3 a.m. Semifinal
5:30 a.m. Semifinal
11 p.m. Third-Place Game
Sat., Oct. 1 2 a.m. Final