NBCSN’s Olympic Games Week: What to watch on Sunday

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NBCSN’s Olympic Games Week concludes Sunday with a pair of Olympic films and Mary Carillo‘s adventures through Olympic host countries.

The film “1968” airs at 10:30 p.m. ET. It dissects the intersection of sports and politics leading up to and during the Mexico City Olympics. It is narrated by Serena Williams.

It tells the stories not only of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their black-gloved fists on the medal podium, but also Czech gymnast Vera Caslavska and triumphs from the likes of Bob BeamonGeorge Foreman and Dick Fosbury.

Later, the official film for the 2000 Sydney Olympics airs at 12 a.m.

Bud Greenspan‘s film features athlete stories including Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe and sprinter Cathy Freeman, Dutch cyclist Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel and the U.S. baseball team that uspet Cuba for gold. Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda managed the club.

Finally, at 2:30 a.m., a half-hour show shares Carillo’s stories from visiting Olympic hosts including Beijing and London.

LIVE STREAM: NBCSN Olympic Games Week — Saturday, 8 p.m.-3 a.m. ET

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NBCSN Olympic Games Week — Sunday, April 26

Time (ET) Program Events Live Stream
10:30 p.m. Olympic Films ‘1968’ documentary Stream Link
12 a.m. Olympic Films Sydney 2000 Stream Link
2:30 a.m. Mary Carillo Summer Olympic Adventures Stream Link

 

2020 French Open women’s singles draw, results

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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, results

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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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