U.S. Olympic Mixed Doubles Curling Trials TV, live stream schedule

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The first of five U.S. Olympic Trials for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Mixed Doubles Curling Trials are underway this week in Eveleth, Minnesota.

Extensive live coverage of the six-day tournament is being presented on NBCSN, Olympic Channel, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.

Ten teams that have qualified over the better part of two years for Trials are playing a round-robin format Tuesday through Friday, with tiebreakers set for Friday and Saturday if needed, followed by page playoffs on the latter. The final day of action features a semifinal broadcast on Olympic Channel and the winner-takes-all final on NBCSN Sunday night.

The teams feature a who’s who of elite curlers in the United States, including eight Olympians and four Youth Olympians.

Mixed doubles made its Olympic debut four years ago in PyeongChang, with one man and one woman playing together on each team. Siblings Becca and Matt Hamilton won the 2018 Trials and finished sixth in Korea.

They return, though hardly as favorites, as the field also includes the past four U.S. championship teams, all of whom have world championship experience.

Cory Christensen and John Shuster, who were runners-up to the Hamiltons at Trials last quad, are among those favorites after earning bronze at the 2019 World Championships. Both are Olympians in the traditional four-person curling, with Shuster representing the U.S. at the past four Winter Games and skipping his team to a historic gold in 2018.

Olympians Tabitha Peterson and Joe Polo also have a world medal, bronze in 2016, and won nationals in 2016 and 2019.

Other top contenders include 2012 Youth Olympians Sarah Anderson and Korey Dropkin, who were fifth at worlds in 2015 and earned two Grand Final medals together in 2019, and 2021 U.S. champions Vicky Persinger and Chris Plys. Plys is on Shuster’s men’s team that is favored to go to Beijing for that event.

Other teams to watch this week include 2018 Olympian Aileen Geving with 2016 Youth Olympic medalist Luc VioletteJenna Burchesky and Violette’s Youth Olympic teammate Ben Richardson, and Jamie Sinclair, skip for the fourth-place team at the 2018 women’s worlds, with 2018 men’s team Olympic Trials runner-up Rich Ruohonen.

Many of the same athletes will be back in action Nov. 12-21 for the Olympic Trials that will select the U.S. men’s team and women’s team for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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U.S. Olympic Mixed Doubles Curling Schedule

Date Key Events Time (ET) Network
Tuesday, Oct. 26 Draw 1: Christensen/Shuster vs. Hamilton/Hamilton 1 p.m. NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app
Draw 2: Burchesky/Richardson vs. Persinger/Plys 8 p.m. NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app
Wednesday, Oct. 27 Draw 3: Peterson/Polo vs. Anderson/Dropkin 11 a.m. NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app
Draw 4: Geving/Violette vs. Walker/Leichter 3:30 p.m. NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app
Draw 5: Sinclair/Ruohonen vs. Bear/Stopera 8 p.m. NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app
Thursday, Oct. 28 Draw 6: Persinger/Plys vs. Christensen/Shuster 1 p.m. NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports all
Draw 7: Hamilton/Hamilton vs. Peterson/Polo 8 p.m. NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app
Friday, Oct. 29 Draw 8: Bear/Stopera vs. Geving/Violette 1 p.m. NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app
Draw 9: Anderson/Dropkin vs. Sinclair/Ruohonen 7 p.m. NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app
Tiebreaker #2 if necessary 10 p.m. NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app
Saturday, Oct. 30 Tiebreaker #1 if necessary 9 a.m. NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
Page playoffs 1 p.m. NBCSN | NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app
Sunday, Oct. 31 Semifinal 12 p.m. Olympic Channel | NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app
Final 8 p.m. NBCSN | NBCOlympics.com | NBC Sports app

2023 French Open men’s singles draw, scores

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The French Open men’s singles draw is missing injured 14-time champion Rafael Nadal for the first time since 2004, leaving the Coupe des Mousquetaires ripe for the taking.

The tournament airs live on NBC Sports, Peacock and Tennis Channel through championship points in Paris.

Novak Djokovic is not only bidding for a third crown at Roland Garros, but also to lift a 23rd Grand Slam singles trophy to break his tie with Nadal for the most in men’s history.

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But the No. 1 seed is Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who won last year’s U.S. Open to become, at 19, the youngest man to win a major since Nadal’s first French Open title in 2005.

Now Alcaraz looks to become the second-youngest man to win at Roland Garros since 1989, after Nadal of course.

Alcaraz missed the Australian Open in January due to a right leg injury, but since went 30-3 with four titles. Notably, he has not faced Djokovic this year. They could meet in the semifinals.

Russian Daniil Medvedev, the No. 2 seed, was upset in the first round by 172nd-ranked Brazilian qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild. It marked the first time a men’s top-two seed lost in the first round of any major since 2003 Wimbledon (Ivo Karlovic d. Lleyton Hewitt).

All of the American men lost before the fourth round. The last U.S. man to make the French Open quarterfinals was Andre Agassi in 2003.

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2023 French Open Men’s Singles Draw

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Coco Gauff, Iga Swiatek set French Open rematch

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Coco Gauff swept into the French Open quarterfinals, where she plays Iga Swiatek in a rematch of last year’s final.

Gauff, the sixth seed, beat 100th-ranked Slovakian Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 7-5, 6-2 in the fourth round. She next plays the top seed Swiatek, who later Monday advanced after 66th-ranked Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko retired down 5-1 after taking a medical timeout due to illness.

Gauff earned a 37th consecutive win over a player ranked outside the top 50, dating to February 2022. She hasn’t faced a player in the world top 60 in four matches at Roland Garros, but the degree of difficulty ratchets up in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Swiatek won all 12 sets she’s played against Gauff, who at 19 is the only teenager in the top 49 in the world. Gauff said last week that there’s no point in revisiting last year’s final — a 6-1, 6-3 affair — but said Monday that she should rewatch that match because they haven’t met on clay since.

“I don’t want to make the final my biggest accomplishment,” she said. “Since last year I have been wanting to play her, especially at this tournament. I figured that it was going to happen, because I figured I was going to do well, and she was going to do well.

“The way my career has gone so far, if I see a level, and if I’m not quite there at that level, I know I have to improve, and I feel like you don’t really know what you have to improve on until you see that level.”

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Also Monday, No. 7 seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia dispatched 36th-ranked American Bernarda Pera 6-3, 6-1, breaking all eight of Pera’s service games.

Jabeur, runner-up at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year, has now reached the quarterfinals of all four majors.

Jabeur next faces 14th-seeded Beatriz Haddad Maia, who won 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-5 over Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo, who played on a protected ranking of 68. Haddad Maia became the second Brazilian woman to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal in the Open Era (since 1968) after Maria Bueno, who won seven majors from 1959-1966.

Pera, a 28 year-old born in Croatia, was the oldest U.S. singles player to make the fourth round of a major for the first time since Jill Craybas at 2005 Wimbledon. Her defeat left Gauff as the lone American singles player remaining out of the 35 entered in the main draws.

The last American to win a major singles title was Sofia Kenin at the 2020 Australian Open. The 11-major drought matches the longest in history (since 1877) for American men and women combined.

In the men’s draw, 2022 French Open runner-up Casper Ruud reached the quarterfinals by beating 35th-ranked Chilean Nicolas Jarry 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-5. He’ll next play sixth seed Holger Rune of Denmark, a 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7) winner over 23rd seed Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina.

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