2021 French Open TV, live stream schedule

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The French Open returns to its spring spot on the calendar with daily live coverage among NBC Sports, Peacock and Tennis Channel.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Krejcikova, ranked Nos. 32 and 33 in the world, meet in Saturday’s women’s final.

One of the unlikeliest Grand Slam final pairings airs live on NBC, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC sports app at 9 a.m. ET.

Novak Djokovic gets fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the men’s final, live on NBC, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC sports app at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday.

FRENCH OPEN DRAWS: Men | Women

Rafael Nadal was the leading storyline, going for his 14th Coupe des Mousquetaires at Roland Garros and to break the record for most men’s Grand Slam singles titles.

But Djokovic ousted him in the semifinals. Now Djokovic can become the first man in the Open Era to win all four majors twice. He can win his 19th career Slam, moving one shy of the record shared by Nadal and Roger Federer.

The French Open women’s singles draw produced the greatest variety of recent champions of the four Grand Slams — seven different players the last seven years. That includes Serena Williams, a three-time champ whose last title in Paris came in 2015.

An eighth different champion will be crowned in as many years after all four semifinalists reached that stage of a Grand Slam for the first time in their careers.

Williams lost in the fourth round to No. 21 seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan. Williams remains on 23 career Grand Slam singles titles, an Open Era record and one shy of Margaret Court‘s all-time mark. However, most of Court’s wins came before the Open Era and some at the Australian Open before the world’s top players participated.

Defending champion Iga Swiatek was the overwhelming favorite before she lost in the quarterfinals. The world’s top four women all bowed out before the fourth round — No. 1 Ash Barty (injury), No. 2 Naomi Osaka (mental health), No. 3 Simona Halep (injury before the tournament) and No. 4 Aryna Sabalenka (third-round loss).

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2021 French Open Broadcast Schedule

Date Time (ET) Network Round
Sunday, May 30 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
12-3 p.m. Peacock | STREAM
Monday, May 31 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
11 a.m.-3 p.m. NBC | STREAM LINK First Round
Tuesday, June 1 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
Wednesday, June 2 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Thursday, June 3 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Friday, June 4 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
Saturday, June 5 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
12-2 p.m. NBC | STREAM LINK
2-6 p.m. Peacock | STREAM
Sunday, June 6 5 a.m.-12 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
12-2 p.m. NBC | STREAM LINK
2-6 p.m. Peacock | STREAM
Monday, June 7 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
3-6 p.m. Peacock | STREAM
Tuesday, June 8 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Wednesday, June 9 5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Thursday, June 10 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tennis Channel Women’s Semifinals
11 a.m.-2 p.m. NBC, NBCSN | STREAM
Friday, June 11 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Men’s Semifinals
11 a.m.-3 p.m. NBC, NBCSN | STREAM
Saturday, June 12 9 a.m. NBC | STREAM LINK Women’s Final
12-2 p.m. Peacock | STREAM Men’s Doubles Final
Sunday, June 13 9 a.m. NBC | STREAM LINK Men’s Final
12-3 p.m. Peacock | STREAM Women’s Doubles Final

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].”

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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).

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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