2022 U.S. Olympic Curling Trials TV, live stream schedule

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NBC Sports, NBCOlympics.com and Peacock combine to air daily live coverage of the U.S. Olympic men’s and women’s curling trials, culminating in the finals determining the teams for the Beijing Winter Games.

NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app stream one game of every round-robin session from Friday through next Thursday in Omaha, Nebraska.

The best-of-three finals are Nov. 19-21, preceded by tiebreakers if necessary. Those air on NBCSN, NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports app and Peacock.

Surprise 2018 Olympic gold medalist John Shuster and his team headline the fields (six teams each for men and women).

After leading the first U.S. Olympic curling champion team in PyeongChang, Shuster won national titles in 2019 and 2020 and placed fifth at a pair of world championships.

The team made one change from four years ago. Tyler George, a Duluth liquor store owner who competed in eight-year-old Skechers, stepped away from competition later in 2018. He was replaced by Chris Plys, who in 2010 was subbed in at the Olympics while a struggling Shuster was benched.

Gold medalists Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner are back on Team Shuster.

It’s been five years since Shuster last failed to win a nationals, but three of the other five teams in Omaha are skipped by men who own U.S. titles — Korey Dropkin, 50-year-old Rich Ruohonen and Greg Persinger.

The standout women’s team at trials is skipped by PyeongChang Olympian Tabitha Peterson.

Peterson, along with 2018 Olympic teammates Nina Roth and Becca Hamilton, younger sister Tara Peterson and alternate Aileen Geving, took bronze at the world championship in May, the first medal for a U.S. women’s team since 2006.

Challengers include teams skipped by Cory Christensen and Jamie Sinclair, each a runner-up for the 2018 Olympic team who won a national title in this Olympic cycle.

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U.S. Olympic Curling Trials Broadcast Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchup Platform
Nov. 12 8:30 p.m. Men’s Draw 1: Shuster vs. Brundidge NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
Nov. 13 10 a.m. Women’s Draw 1: Strouse vs. Peterson NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
3 p.m. Men’s Draw 2: Ruohonen vs. Dropkin NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
8 p.m. Women’s Draw 2: Christensen vs. Sinclair NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
Nov. 14 10 a.m. Men’s Draw 3: Dunnam vs. Brundidge NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
3 p.m. Women’s Draw 3: Rhyme vs. Bear NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
8 p.m. Men’s Draw 4: Persinger vs. Shuster NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
Nov. 15 9 a.m. Women’s Draw 4: Sinclair vs. Peterson NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
1 p.m. Men’s Draw 5: Brundidge vs. Ruohonen NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
5 p.m. Women’s Draw 5: Strouse vs. Christensen NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
9 p.m. Men’s Draw 6: Shuster vs. Dunnam NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
Nov. 16 10 a.m. Women’s Draw 6: Peterson vs. Rhyme NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
3 p.m. Men’s Draw 7: Persinger vs. Dropkin NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
8 p.m. Women’s Draw 7: Sinclair vs. Strouse NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
Nov. 17 10 a.m. Men’s Draw 8: Dunnam vs. Ruohonen NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
3 p.m. Women’s Draw 8: Bear vs. Christensen NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
8 p.m. Men’s Draw 9: Dropkin vs. Shuster NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
Nov. 18 10 a.m. Women’s Draw 9: Rhyme vs. Sinclair NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
3 p.m. Men’s Draw 10: Ruohonen vs Persinger NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
8 p.m. Women’s Draw 10: Peterson vs Strouse NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
8 p.m. Men’s Tiebreaker (if necessary) NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
Nov. 19 10 a.m. Women’s Tiebreaker (if necessary) NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
2 p.m. Men’s or Women’s Tiebreaker (if necessary) NBCOlympics.com | LIVE STREAM
6 p.m. Men’s Final Game 1 NBCSN | NBCOlympics.com | Peacock
9 p.m. Women’s Final Game 1 NBCSN | NBCOlympics.com | Peacock
Nov. 20 6 p.m. Men’s Final Game 2 NBCSN | NBCOlympics.com | Peacock
9 p.m. Women’s Final Game 2 NBCSN | NBCOlympics.com | Peacock
Nov. 21 6 p.m. Men’s Final Game 3 (if necessary) NBCSN | NBCOlympics.com | Peacock
9 p.m. Women’s Final Game 3 (if necessary) NBCSN | NBCOlympics.com | Peacock


Faith Kipyegon breaks second world record in eight days; three WRs fall in Paris


Kenyan Faith Kipyegon broke her second world record in as many Fridays as three world records fell at a Diamond League meet in Paris.

Kipyegon, a 29-year-old mom, followed her 1500m record from last week by running the fastest 5000m in history.

She clocked 14 minutes, 5.20 seconds, pulling away from now former world record holder Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia, who ran 14:07.94 for the third-fastest time in history. Gidey’s world record was 14:06.62.

“When I saw that it was a world record, I was so surprised,” Kipyegon said, according to meet organizers. “The world record was not my plan. I just ran after Gidey.”

Kipyegon, a two-time Olympic 1500m champion, ran her first 5000m in eight years. In the 1500m, her primary event, she broke an eight-year-old world record at the last Diamond League meet in Italy last Friday.

Kipyegon said she will have to talk with her team to decide if she will add the 5000m to her slate for August’s world championships in Budapest.

Next year in the 1500m, she can bid to become the second person to win the same individual Olympic track and field event three times (joining Usain Bolt). After that, she has said she may move up to the 5000m full-time en route to the marathon.

Kipyegon is the first woman to break world records in both the 1500m and the 5000m since Italian Paola Pigni, who reset them in the 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m over a nine-month stretch in 1969 and 1970.

Full Paris meet results are here. The Diamond League moves to Oslo next Thursday, live on Peacock.

Also Friday, Ethiopian Lamecha Girma broke the men’s 3000m steeplechase world record by 1.52 seconds, running 7:52.11. Qatar’s Saif Saaeed Shaheen set the previous record in 2004. Girma is the Olympic and world silver medalist.

Olympic 1500m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway ran the fastest two-mile race in history, clocking 7:54.10. Kenyan Daniel Komen previously had the fastest time of 7:58.61 from 1997 in an event that’s not on the Olympic program and is rarely contested at top meets. Ingebrigtsen, 22, is sixth-fastest in history in the mile and eighth-fastest in the 1500m.

Olympic and world silver medalist Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic won the 400m in 49.12 seconds, chasing down Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, who ran her first serious flat 400m in four years. McLaughlin-Levrone clocked a personal best 49.71 seconds, a time that would have earned bronze at last year’s world championships.

“I’m really happy with the season opener, PR, obviously things to clean up,” said McLaughlin-Levrone, who went out faster than world record pace through 150 meters. “My coach wanted me to take it out and see how I felt. I can’t complain with that first 200m.”

And the end of the race?

“Not enough racing,” she said. “Obviously, after a few races, you kind of get the feel for that lactic acid. So, first race, I knew it was to be expected.”

McLaughlin-Levrone is expected to race the flat 400m at July’s USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, where the top three are in line to make the world team in the individual 400m. She also has a bye into August’s worlds in the 400m hurdles and is expected to announce after USATF Outdoors which race she will contest at worlds.

Noah Lyles, the world 200m champion, won the 100m in 9.97 seconds into a headwind. Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs of Italy was seventh in 10.21 in his first 100m since August after struggling through health issues since the Tokyo Games.

Lyles wants to race both the 100m and the 200m at August’s worlds. He has a bye into the 200m. The top three at USATF Outdoors join reigning world champion Fred Kerley on the world championships team. Lyles is the fifth-fastest American in the 100m this year, not counting Kerley, who is undefeated in three meets at 100m in 2023.

Olympic and world silver medalist Keely Hodgkinson won the 800m in 1:55.77, a British record. American Athing Mu, the Olympic and world champion with a personal best of 1:55.04, is expected to make her season debut later this month.

World champion Grant Holloway won the 110m hurdles in 12.98 seconds, becoming the first man to break 13 seconds this year. Holloway has the world’s four best times in 2023.

American Valarie Allman won the discus over Czech Sandra Perkovic in a meeting of the last two Olympic champions. Allman threw 69.04 meters and has the world’s 12 best throws this year.

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Iga Swiatek sweeps into French Open final, where she faces a surprise


Iga Swiatek marched into the French Open final without dropping a set in six matches. All that stands between her and a third Roland Garros title is an unseeded foe.

Swiatek plays 43rd-ranked Czech Karolina Muchova in the women’s singles final, live Saturday at 9 a.m. ET on NBC, NBCSports.com/live, the NBC Sports app and Peacock.

Swiatek, the top-ranked Pole, swept 14th seed Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil 6-2, 7-6 (7) in Thursday’s semifinal in her toughest test all tournament. Haddad Maia squandered three break points at 4-all in the second set.

Swiatek dropped just 23 games thus far, matching her total en route to her first French Open final in 2020 (which she won for her first WTA Tour title of any kind). After her semifinal, she signed a courtside camera with the hashtag #stepbystep.

“For sure I feel like I’m a better player,” than in 2020, she said. “Mentally, tactically, physically, just having the experience, everything. So, yeah, my whole life basically.”

Swiatek can become the third woman since 2000 to win three French Opens after Serena Williams and Justine Henin and, at 22, the youngest woman to win four total majors since Williams in 2002.

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Muchova upset No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus to reach her first major final.

Muchova, a 26-year-old into the second week of the French Open for the first time, became the first player to take a set off the powerful Belarusian all tournament, then rallied from down 5-2 in the third set to prevail 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-5.

Sabalenka, who overcame previous erratic serving to win the Australian Open in January, had back-to-back double faults in her last service game.

“Lost my rhythm,” she said. “I wasn’t there.”

Muchova broke up what many expected would be a Sabalenka-Swiatek final, which would have been the first No. 1 vs. No. 2 match at the French Open since Williams beat Maria Sharapova in the 2013 final.

Muchova is unseeded, but was considered dangerous going into the tournament.

In 2021, she beat then-No. 1 Ash Barty to make the Australian Open semifinals, then reached a career-high ranking of 19. She dropped out of the top 200 last year while struggling through injuries.

“Some doctors told me maybe you’ll not do sport anymore,” Muchova said. “It’s up and downs in life all the time. Now I’m enjoying that I’m on the upper part now.”

Muchova has won all five of her matches against players ranked in the top three. She also beat Swiatek in their lone head-to-head, but that was back in 2019 when both players were unaccomplished young pros. They have since practiced together many times.

“I really like her game, honestly,” Swiatek said. “I really respect her, and she’s I feel like a player who can do anything. She has great touch. She can also speed up the game. She plays with that kind of freedom in her movements. And she has a great technique. So I watched her matches, and I feel like I know her game pretty well.”

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