Mikaela Shiffrin headlines this week’s winter sports TV, live stream schedule

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Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen highlight winter sports competition on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel and Peacock Premium this week.

Shiffrin races three times — a Tuesday slalom and Saturday and Sunday giant slaloms on the Alpine skiing World Cup.

Tuesday’s race in Flachau, streaming live on Peacock, is the final slalom before the world championships in February. Shiffrin last won a slalom, her trademark discipline, on Dec. 29, 2019, while Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova emerged as the world’s top slalom skier.

The men’s Alpine World Cup was to visit Wengen, Switzerland, for the classic Lauberhorn ski races, but they were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, two slaloms are scheduled for Kitzbühel, Austria.

In figure skating, Chen goes for a fifth straight national title at the U.S. Championships in Las Vegas that begin Thursday. It’s the last competition before the team for March’s world championships is announced.

Two-time U.S. champion Alysa Liu headlines the women’s field, though at 15 she is too young for the senior worlds.

Alpine Skiing World Cup  — Flachau and Kranjska Gora (women), Kitzbühel (men)

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Tuesday 12 p.m. Women’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
2:45 p.m. Women’s Slalom Run 2 Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Saturday 3:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
5 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom Run 1 Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
6:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
8 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Sunday 3:15 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom Run 1 Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
4:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
6:15 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
7:45 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

U.S. Figure Skating Championships — Las Vegas

Day Time (ET) Competition Network
Thursday 6-8 p.m. Pairs’ Short NBCSN | Peacock Stream
10 p.m.-12 a.m. Women’s Short NBCSN | Peacock Stream
Friday 4-6 p.m. Rhythm Dance NBCSN | Peacock Stream
8-11 p.m. Women’s Free NBC | Peacock Stream
Saturday 4-6 p.m. Men’s Short NBC | Peacock Stream
9 p.m.-12 a.m. Free Dance/Pairs’ Free NBCSN | Peacock Stream
Sunday 3:30-6 p.m. Men’s Free NBC | Peacock Stream

Biathlon World Cup — Oberhof, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. Men’s Sprint Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Thursday 8:30 a.m. Women’s Sprint Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Friday 8:30 a.m. Men’s Relay Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Women’s Relay Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Sunday 6:30 a.m. Men’s Mass Start Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
9 a.m. Women’s Mass Start Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Bobsled/Skeleton World Cup  — St. Moritz, Switzerland

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 3 a.m. Men’s Skeleton OlympicChannel.com
6 a.m. Women’s Skeleton OlympicChannel.com
5 p.m.* Men’s Skeleton Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.* Women’s Skeleton Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Saturday 3:30 a.m. Two-Man Bobsled OlympicChannel.com
7 a.m. Women’s Monobob OlympicChannel.com
5 p.m.* Two-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.* Women’s Monobob Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Sunday 3 a.m. Two-Woman Bobsled OlympicChannel.com
7 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled OlympicChannel.com
5 p.m.* Two-Woman Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK

*Delayed broadcast

Freestyle Skiing World Cup — Yaroslavl, Russia

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Saturday 11:30 a.m. Men’s and Women’s Aerials Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Sunday 11 a.m. Team Aerials Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Luge World Cup  — Oberhof, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Saturday 3:10 a.m. Men’s Singles OlympicChannel.com
6:30 a.m. Doubles OlympicChannel.com
Sunday 4:10 a.m. Women’s Singles OlympicChannel.com
Monday 12 a.m.* Highlights NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Nordic Combined World Cup — Val di Fiemme, Italy

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 4 a.m. Men’s Ski Jump Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
7:45 a.m. Men’s 10km Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Saturday 4 a.m. Men’s Team Ski Jump Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
7:30 a.m. Men’s Team 2×7.5km Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Sunday 4 a.m. Men’s Ski Jump Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
8:15 a.m. Men’s 10km Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Ski Jumping World Cup — Zakopane, Poland

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 12 p.m. Men’s Qualifying Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Saturday 10:15 a.m. Men’s Team Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Sunday 10 a.m. Men’s Individual Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Snowboarding World Cup — Bad Gastein, Austria

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Tuesday 12:40 p.m. Parallel Slalom Finals Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Wednesday 7 a.m. Team Parallel Slalom Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

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Aksel Lund Svindal, Olympic Alpine champ, has testicular cancer, ‘prognosis good’

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Aksel Lund Svindal, a retired Olympic Alpine skiing champion from Norway, said he underwent surgery for testicular cancer and the prognosis “looked very good.”

“Tests, scans and surgery all happened very quickly,” Svindal, 39, wrote on social media. “And already after the first week I knew the prognoses looked very good. All thanks to that first decision to go see a doctor as soon as I suspected something was off.”

Svindal retired in 2019 after winning the Olympic super-G in 2010 and downhill in 2018. He also won five world titles among the downhill, combined and giant slalom and two World Cup overall titles.

Svindal said he felt a change in his body that prompted him to see a doctor.

“The last few weeks have been different,” he wrote. “But I’m able to say weeks and not months because of great medical help, a little luck and a good decision.

“I wasn’t sure what it was, or if it was anything at all. … [I] was quickly transferred to the hospital where they confirmed what the doctor suspected. Testicle cancer.”

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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 vs. Mali Group B
4 a.m. Australia vs. Serbia Group B
6:30 a.m. Canada vs. Japan Group B
9:30 p.m. Belgium vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Group A
11:30 p.m. Mali vs. Serbia Group B
Mon., Sept. 26 12 a.m. USA vs. South Korea Group A
2 a.m. France vs. Japan Group B
3:30 a.m. China vs. Puerto Rico Group A
6:30 a.m. Australia vs. Canada Group B
9:30 p.m. Puerto Rico vs. South Korea Group A
11:30 p.m. Belgium vs. China Group A
Tues., Sept. 27 12 a.m. USA vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Group A
2 a.m. Canada vs. Mali Group B
3:30 a.m. France vs. Serbia Group B
6:30 a.m. Australia vs. Japan Group B
Wed., Sept. 28 10 p.m. Quarterfinal
Thurs., Sept. 29 12:30 a.m. Quarterfinal
4 a.m. Quarterfinal
6:30 a.m. Quarterfinal
Fri., Sept. 30 3 .m. Semifinal
5:30 a.m. Semifinal
11 p.m. Third-Place Game
Sat., Oct. 1 2 a.m. Final