Noah Lyles, Allyson Felix headline USATF Grand Prix at Oregon Relays on NBCSN

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Noah Lyles and Allyson Felix are among the headliners for the USATF Grand Prix at Oregon Relays on NBCSN and Peacock Premium on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. ET.

Earlier Saturday, the Drake Relays air on NBCSN and Peacock Premium from 3-5, featuring 100m hurdles world-record holder Keni Harrison, Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser and Olympic pole vault silver medalist Sandi Morris.

The USATF Grand Prix at Oregon Relays marks the first professional track and field meet at the newly renovated Hayward Field in Eugene.

The current fields also include Olympic medal favorites Sydney McLaughlin (100m hurdles), Michael Norman (400m) and Vashti Cunningham (high jump).

Lyles, who bids this summer to sweep the Olympic 100m, 200m and 4x100m, is entered in the 100m against a field including another Olympic medal favorite, countryman Trayvon Bromell.

Felix, trying at age 35 to make her fifth Olympic team this summer (and first as a mom), races the 100m on Saturday. For Olympic Trials in June at Hayward, she is expected to enter the 400m and the 200m. The top three per individual event make the team.

Here’s the schedule of events (all times Eastern; 4-5 p.m. on USATF.TV):
4 — Men’s Hammer
4:15 — Women’s 100m Heats
4:15 — Men’s Javelin
4:15 — Men’s Long Jump
4:15 — Women’s High Jump
4:20 — Women’s Triple Jump
4:28 — Men’s 100m Heats
4:42 — Women’s 5000m
5:04 — Women’s 400m
5:12 — Women’s 1500m
5:22 — Men’s 200m
5:30 — Women’s 800m (college)
5:39 — Women’s 100m
5:40 — Men’s Triple Jump
5:46 — Men’s 100m
5:50 — Women’s Hammer
5:53 — Men’s 800m (College)
6 — Women’s Shot Put
6:04 — Men’s 3000m Steeplechase
6:18 — Women’s 800m
6:25 — Men’s 800m
6:32 — Women’s 100m Hurdles
6:41 — Men’s 1500m
6:53 — Men’s 400m

Here are five races to watch:

Women’s 400m — 5:04 p.m.
Olympic gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas has said she plans to race the 200m at the Olympics, but she’s entered in the one lap here against four of the seven fastest Americans since the start of 2019. That includes Wadeline Jonathas, the top American at 2019 Worlds in fourth, and the 2017 World champion Phyllis Francis.

Women’s 1500m — 5:12 p.m.
Jenny Simpson
, the Rio bronze medalist, bids this summer to become the oldest American to contest an Olympic 1500m at age 34. Here, in her first 1500m since the 2019 Worlds, she’ll get a look at some of the younger challengers. That includes 2019 World Championships teammate Nikki Hiltz and fellow former Colorado Buffalo Dani Jones (who won NCAA titles indoors, outdoors and in cross-country). The field also includes top Brit Laura Muir and Eritrean Weini Kelati (an NCAA cross-country and 10,000m champion).

Women’s 100m — 5:39 p.m.
Felix is the biggest name here, but not the favorite in one of her non-primary events. The field includes the first- and third-place finishers from the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships — Teahna Daniels and Morolake Akinosun. Plus, Kayla White, the second-fastest American since the start of 2019, and Briana Williams, a 19-year-old who is Jamaica’s brightest young star.

Men’s 100m — 5:46 p.m.
Lyles is not only the world 200m champion, but also the joint-world’s fastest man since the start of 2019 among those expected to contest the 100m this summer. Bromell, who emerged as a teen star in the last Olympic cycle, then was sidelined by injuries, re-emerged as the world’s fastest man for 2020 among those expected to contest the 100m this summer. The field also includes sub-10 men Mike RodgersRonnie BakerMarvin BracyCameron BurrellCravon GillespieJaylen BaconChris Belcher and Nigerian Divine Oduduru, who matched Lyles’ 9.86 in 2019.

Men’s 400m — 6:53 p.m.
In April 2019, Norman clocked 43.45 seconds to become the joint-fourth-fastest man in history. Injuries slowed him at both nationals and worlds that year, but he goes into the Olympic year a medal favorite. Potentially a gold-medal favorite if he posts fast times over the next two months. Here, Norman faces a field including training partner Rai Benjamin, the world 400m hurdles silver medalist.

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

USA Basketball

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

After going unbeaten in pool play again, the U.S. hasn’t lost a game prior to the semifinals since 1983.

“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 will wait to see who they draw 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

FIBA Women's World Cup

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 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