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WATCH LIVE: Monaco Diamond League with Lyles, Brazier, Holloway

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World champions Noah LylesDonavan Brazier and Grant Holloway headline the strongest track and field meet of 2020, live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports Gold on Friday.

The Diamond League season begins, four months later than originally scheduled, in Monaco.

Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET.

Lyles leads the field in the 200m, where he is the fourth-fastest man in history. This is the biggest meet of Lyles’ season, which means he may be aiming to improve on his personal best of 19.50 seconds.

The three men ahead of him on the all-time list: Usain Bolt (19.19), Yohan Blake (19.26) and Michael Johnson (19.32).

Lyles’ competition in Monaco includes, for the first time internationally, his younger brother, Josephus.

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Brazier has been arguably more dominant than Lyles over the last year. The 23-year-old swept the world and Diamond League 800m titles in 2019, breaking a 34-year-old American record.

In Monaco, he faces the rest of the top four from 2019 Worlds, but none of them have beaten Brazier since the start of 2018. Brazier is the joint ninth-fastest man in history at 1:42.34.

Holloway is also coming off an impressive 2019. He ran more than 40 races going into the world championships final in Doha, where he became the first American to claim a global 110m hurdles title since 2013.

In Monaco, Holloway can look to improve on his personal best of 12.98 seconds and notch his first Diamond League win in his second start on the circuit.

Other world champions in action Friday include Sam Kendricks (pole vault, facing world-record holder Mondo Duplantis), Karsten Warholm (400m hurdles), Timothy Cheruiyot (1500m) and Hellen Obiri (5000m, facing world 1500m and 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan)

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Coco Gauff eliminated from French Open

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PARIS (AP) — American teenager Coco Gauff’s French Open debut ended in the second round after she double-faulted 19 times in a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 loss to 159th-ranked qualifier Martina Trevisan.

Gauff double-faulted twice in the last game of the 2-hour, 11-minute match.

The 16-year-old Gauff has reached at least the third round at the other three major tournaments.

For Trevisan, a 26-year-old from Italy, this was her first victory in a Grand Slam match played to its conclusion.

She lost in the first round at the Australian Open this year in her first appearance at a major, then advanced Sunday at Roland Garros when her opponent, Camila Giorgi, stopped playing in the second set because of an injury.

Against Gauff, Trevisan kept yelling, “Yes!” and “Let’s go!” in Italian between points, then let out a high-pitched scream when the match ended.

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Earlier, Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the third round by beating American player Mackenzie McDonald 6-1, 6-0, 6-3.

The No. 2-seeded Spaniard is looking to win his record-extending 13th French Open title and equal Roger Federer’s men’s record of 20 major titles overall.

Nadal improved his record at Roland Garros to 95-2 when he sealed victory on his first match point. He next faces 74th-ranked Stefano Travaglia of Italy.

Sebastian Korda has now beaten two tour veterans in his first French Open.

After eliminating Andreas Seppi in his opening main draw match, the 20-year-old American qualifier took out 21st-seeded John Isner in the second round with a 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win.

A former junior world No. 1 and winner of the boys title at the 2018 Australian Open — and the son of 1992 French Open finalist Petr Korda — Korda broke Isner’s normally dominant serve five times.

The No. 213-ranked Korda will next face either Mikhail Kukushkin or qualifier Pedro Martinez on Friday.

Also, No. 27-seeded American Taylor Fritz reached the third round by serving 16 aces in a straight-set victory over Radu Albot.

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Figure skating’s Grand Prix Final postponed

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The Grand Prix Final, the second-biggest annual international figure skating competition, will not take place as scheduled in December in Beijing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The International Skating Union announced Wednesday that the Final was postponed.

There were “a number of logistical points raised by potentially participating teams that meant that hosting the competitions on the scheduled dates (close to the end of year holidays and national championships) would have impacted on the number of participants, given the potential need to quarantine on returning to their home country,” according to the ISU.

The ISU is “evaluating the continuation” of the upcoming season and possible rescheduling of the competition in China, which doubles as a 2022 Beijing Olympic test event.

The Grand Prix Final, held every December after the six-event Grand Prix Series, is the biggest indicator of Olympic and world championships medal prospects.

The Grand Prix Series is still scheduled to start with Skate America in Las Vegas from Oct. 23-25.

Fields have not been announced, but skaters are restricted to compete at the event in their home nation or in or near their training location.

The ISU also announced that the remaining World Cup short track speed skating stops in 2020 were postponed or canceled — Seoul and Beijing, both in December.

Previously, the first short track World Cups in November were canceled. All four of the long-track speed skating World Cups scheduled this fall were also canceled.

The next scheduled World Cup short- or long-track events are in February.

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