2020-21 Alpine skiing World Cup season TV, live stream schedule

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NBC Sports, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and Peacock Premium combine to air Alpine skiing World Cup races all season, starting next week.

In addition to TV coverage, Peacock Premium will live stream snow sports events that were previously on NBC Sports Gold’s “Snow Pass” and will be the exclusive home for events held in Austria.

Mikaela Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic champion eyeing a fourth World Cup overall title, headlines the Alpine circuit, starting with back-to-back slaloms in Levi, Finland.

Extra European races were added given annual North American stops in Beaver Creek, Colo., Killington, Vt., and Lake Louise, Alberta will not be held due to coronavirus pandemic travel-related precautions.

Last season, Shiffrin led the overall standings when she stepped away from competition after her father’s death on Feb. 2. Italian Federica Brignone ended up with the crystal globe, the biggest annual prize in ski racing.

This season, Shiffrin bids to become the third woman to collect a fourth overall title, joining 1970s Austrian legend Annemarie Moser-Pröll and Lindsey Vonn, who retired in 2019. Shiffrin can also make significant gains on Vonn’s female record 82 World Cup wins. Shiffrin is second on the list with 66.

On the men’s side last season, Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde edged Frenchman Alexis Pinturault by 54 points for the overall in the first season since eight-time champion Marcel Hirscher‘s retirement.

This season also includes the world championships in February in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, followed by 2022 Olympic test events outside of Beijing.

Here is the broadcast schedule through January (to be updated later with more 2021 events):

Date Event Time (ET) Network
Nov. 21 Women’s SL – Levi, Finland 6:45 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s SL – Levi, Finland* 12 a.m. NBCSN
Nov. 22 Women’s SL – Levi, Finland 6:45 a.m. Olympic Channel
Nov. 26 Women’s PG – Lech/Zuers, Austria 11:45 a.m. Peacock Premium
Nov. 27 Men’s PG – Lech/Zuers, Austria 11:50 a.m. Peacock Premium
Nov. 28 Women’s SL – Levi, Finland^ 3 p.m. NBC
Nov. 29 Women’s SL – Levi, Finland^ 2:30 p.m. NBC
Dec. 5 Women’s SG – St. Moritz, Switzerland 5:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s GS – Val d’Isere, France 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Dec. 6 Women’s SG – St. Moritz, Switzerland 5:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s GS – Val d’Isere, France 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s SG – St. Moritz, Switzerland* 4:30 p.m. NBC
Dec. 12 Men’s DH – Val d’Isere, France 4:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s GS – Courchevel, France 6:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Dec. 13 Men’s SG – Val d’Isere, France 4:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s GS – Courchevel, France 6:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s GS – Courchevel, France* 4:30 p.m. NBCSN
Dec. 18 Women’s DH – Val d’Isere, France 4:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s SG – Val Gardena, Italy 5:45 a.m. Olympic Channel
Dec. 19 Women’s DH – Val d’Isere, France 4:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s DH – Val Gardena, Italy 5:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s DH – Val d’Isere, France* 9:30 p.m. NBCSN
Dec. 20 Women’s SG – Val d’Isere, France 5 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s GS – Alta Badia, Italy 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s SG – Val d’Isere, France* 5:30 p.m. NBCSN
Dec. 21 Men’s SL – Alta Badia, Italy 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
Dec. 22 Men’s SL – Madonna di Campiglio, Italy 2:30 p.m. Olympic Channel
Dec. 28 Women’s GS — Semmering, Austria 4, 7 a.m. Peacock Premium
Men’s DH – Bormio, Italy 5:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s DH – Bormio, Italy* 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
Dec. 29 Men’s SG – Bormio, Italy 5:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s SL — Semmering, Austria 9:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Peacock Premium
Jan. 3 Women’s SL — Zagreb, Croatia 9:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s SL — Zagreb, Croatia* 3 p.m. NBC
Jan. 6 Men’s SL — Zagreb, Croatia 9:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Jan. 8 Men’s GS — Adelboden, Switzerland 7:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Jan. 9 Women’s DH — St. Anton, Austria 5:45 a.m. Peacock Premium
Men’s GS — Adelboden, Switzerland 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s GS — Adelboden, Switzerland* 8 p.m. NBCSN
Jan. 10 Women’s SG — St. Anton, Austria 5:30 a.m. Peacock Premium
Men’s SL — Adelboden, Switzerland 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s SL — Adelboden, Switzerland* 2 p.m. NBCSN
Jan. 12 Women’s SL — Flachau, Austria 12 p.m., 2:45 p.m. Peacock Premium
Jan. 16 Men’s SL — Kitzbuehel, Austria 6:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s GS — Kranjska Gora, Slovenia 8 a.m. Olympic Channel
Jan. 17 Women’s GS — Kranjska Gora, Slovenia 6:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s SL — Kitzbuehel, Austria 7:45 a.m. Olympic Channel
Jan. 22 Women’s DH — Crans-Montana, Switzerland 4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s DH — Kitzbuehel, Austria 5:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Jan. 23 Women’s DH — Crans-Montana, Switzerland 4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s DH — Kitzbuehel, Austria 5:30 a.m. Peacock Premium
Women’s DH — Crans-Montana, Switzerland* 4:30 p.m. NBCSN
Men’s DH — Kitzbuehel, Austria* 6 p.m. NBCSN
Jan. 24 Men’s SG — Kitzbuehel, Austria 4:20 a.m. Peacock Premium
Women’s SG — Crans-Montana, Switzerland 6 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s SG — Crans-Montana, Switzerland* 6:30 p.m. NBCSN
Jan. 26 Women’s GS — Kronplatz, Italy 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s SL — Schladming, Austria 11:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m. Peacock Premium
Jan. 30 Women’s DH — Garmisch, Germany 5 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s SL — Chamonix, France 6:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s DH — Garmisch, Germany* 3 p.m. NBCSN
Jan. 31 Women’s DH — Garmisch, Germany 5 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s SL — Chamonix, France 6:30 p.m. Olympic Channel
Feb. 5 Men’s SG — Garmisch, Germany 5:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s SG — Garmisch, Germany* 4 p.m. NBCSN
Feb. 6 Men’s DH — Garmisch, Germany 5:30 a.m. Olympic Channel

MORE: 2021 World Alpine Skiing Championships TV Schedule

*Same-day Delay
Note: In addition to streaming on Peacock Premium, all television coverage will stream on NBC Sports digital platforms.

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Eliud Kipchoge breaks marathon world record in Berlin

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Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge broke his own world record in winning the Berlin Marathon, clocking 2:01:09 to lower the previous record time of 2:01:39 he set in the German capital in 2018.

Kipchoge, 37 and a two-time Olympic champion, earned his 15th win in 17 career marathons to bolster his claim as the greatest runner in history over 26.2 miles.

His pacing was not ideal. Kipchoge slowed in the final miles, running 61:18 for the second half after going out in an unprecedented 59:51 for the first 13.1 miles. He still won by 4:49 over Kenyan Mark Korir.

“I was planning to go through it [the halfway mark] 60:50, 60:40,” Kipchoge said. “My legs were running actually very fast. I thought, let me just try to run two hours flat, but all in all, I am happy with the performance.

“We went too fast [in the first half]. It takes energy from the muscles. … There’s still more in my legs [to possibly lower the record again].”

MORE: Berlin Marathon Results

Ethiopian Tigist Assefa won the women’s race in 2:15:37, the third-fastest time in history for somebody who ran one prior marathon in 2:34:01. Only Brigid Kosgei (2:14:14 in Chicago in 2019) and Paula Radcliffe (2:15:25 in London in 2003) have gone faster.

American record holder Keira D’Amato, who entered as the top seed, was sixth in 2:21:48. D’Amato, who went nearly a decade between competitive races after college, owns the American record of 2:19:12 and now also the 10th-best time in U.S. history.

“Today wasn’t my best day ever, but it was the best I could do today,” she said in a text message, according to Race Results Weekly, adding that she briefly stopped and walked late in the race.

The last eight instances the men’s marathon world record has been broken, it has come on the pancake-flat roads of Berlin. It began in 2003, when Kenyan Paul Tergat became the first man to break 2:05.

The world record was 2:02:57 — set by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014 — until Kipchoge broke it for the first time four years ago.

The following year, Kipchoge became the first person to cover 26.2 miles in under two hours, clocking 1:59:40 in a non-record-eligible showcase rather than a race.

Kipchoge’s focus going forward is trying to become the first runner to win three Olympic marathon titles in Paris in 2024. He also wants to win all six annual World Marathon Majors. He’s checked off four of them, only missing Boston (run in April) and New York City (run every November).

Kipchoge grew up on a farm in Kapsabet in Kenya’s Rift Valley, often hauling by bike several gallons of the family’s milk to sell at the local market. Raised by a nursery school teacher, he ran more than three miles to and from school. He saved for five months to get his first pair of running shoes.

At 18, he upset legends Hicham El Guerrouj and Kenenisa Bekele to win the 2003 World 5000m title on the track. He won Olympic 5000m medals (bronze in 2004 and silver in 2008), then moved to the marathon after failing to make the 2012 Olympic team on the track.

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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 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