2022 U.S. Gymnastics Championships TV, live stream schedule

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The U.S. Gymnastics Championships air live on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and Peacock from Thursday through Sunday, featuring the return of Olympic medalists Jade Carey and Jordan Chiles.

All four senior sessions — two days each for men and women — air live at 7 p.m. ET from Tampa, Florida.

Gymnasts are bidding for spots on the team for the world championships in Liverpool, Great Britain, in October and November. The five-person men’s and women’s teams will be finalized at October selection camps.

Carey, the Olympic floor exercise champion, and Chiles, an Olympic team silver medalist, can become the first U.S. female Olympians to make the following year’s world championships team since McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross in 2013. Nationals marks Carey’s and Chiles’ first elite competition since the Tokyo Games, though both competed collegiately this past winter.

The women’s field also includes 2021 World all-around silver and bronze medalists Leanne Wong and Kayla DiCello, plus Konnor McClain, who won the Winter Cup in February.

Simone Biles will miss nationals for the first time since 2017. Biles has not decided whether she will return for a 2024 Olympic run. Suni Lee, the Tokyo Olympic all-around champion, will not return to elite competition until 2023 at the earliest.

The men’s field features three of the five Olympic team members. Defending national all-around champion Brody Malone is joined by Yul Moldauer and Shane WiskusSam Mikulak, who competed at every nationals from 2012 through 2021 (with six all-around titles), and Alec Yoder retired.

The U.S. men’s all-around champion qualifies for the world team. The all-around runner-up qualifies if he is also top three on two individual events. The rest of the men’s team and the entire women’s team are named after the October selection camps.

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2022 U.S. Gymnastics Championships Broadcast Schedule

Day Time (ET) Network Competition
Thursday 7-9:30 p.m. Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK Men Day 1
Friday 7-9 p.m. Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK Women Day 1
Saturday 3-5 p.m.* CNBC | STREAM LINK Women Day 1
7-9:30 p.m. CNBC | Peacock | STREAM LINK Men Day 2
Sunday 12:30-2 p.m.* NBC | STREAM LINK Men Day 2
7-9 p.m. NBC | Peacock | STREAM LINK Women Day 2

*Sunday night’s NBC broadcast will be pre-empted in the New York City area for preseason football but still available on NBCSports.com/live, the NBC Sports app, Peacock and Cozi.
*Delayed broadcast.

Novak Djokovic breaks record he shared with Rafael Nadal at French Open

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Novak Djokovic broke a tie with rival Rafael Nadal by reaching the French Open quarterfinals for the record 17th time, never truly in trouble during a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Juan Pablo Varillas on Sunday.

Djokovic is closing on bettering Nadal in a more prestigious category: Grand Slam singles championships. Both currently sit at 22. For Djokovic, that total includes two at Roland Garros, in 2016 and 2021, and he can become the first man to own at least three trophies from each major tournament.

Nadal is a 14-time champion in Paris but is missing this time because of a hip injury; he had arthroscopic surgery Friday night.

Against the 94th-ranked Varillas, who had never won a Slam match until this event and then took three in a row in five sets, Djokovic was, not surprisingly, at his dominant best at Court Philippe Chatrier on a warm, sunny day.

The 36-year-old from Serbia finished with more than twice as many winners, 35-15, and fewer unforced errors. He went 15 for 17 on trips to the net. He put in 80% of his first serves. He converted 6 of 12 break points while dropping his serve only once.

All in all, a no-drama showing in under two hours from Djokovic, who hasn’t ceded a set yet through four matches. He’s had his less-than-amiable back-and-forths with some spectators over the past week in Paris, but when this one ended, Djokovic gestured as though to hug everyone as he heard some chants of his two-syllable nickname, “No-le!”

In his 55th career major quarterfinal — Roger Federer, who retired with 58, is the only man to reach more — and 14th in a row at Roland Garros, the No. 3-seeded Djokovic will face No. 11 Karen Khachanov on Tuesday.

Khachanov, who is 1-8 against Djokovic, made it this far at a Slam for the fifth time by defeating Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7), 6-1.

Also Sunday, No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz beat No. 17 Lorenzo Musetti by the same scoreline as Djokovic’s win over Varillas — 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. He will next play No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas or Sebastian Ofner.

Three unseeded women moved into quarterfinals: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the 2021 runner-up at Roland Garros, Karolina Muchova and Elina Svitolina.

Pavlyuchenkova, who missed last year’s tournament as part of a lengthy absence with a knee injury, got past a third consecutive seeded opponent, No. 28 Elise Mertens, by a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 score.

Muchova was a 6-4, 6-4 winner against Elina Avanesyan, who lost in qualifying but got into the main draw when another player withdrew. Muchova plays Pavlyuchenkova next.

Svitolina, a Ukrainian mom once ranked No. 3 in the world, took out No. 9 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 7-6 (5).

The other women’s match scheduled for later: No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka vs. 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens.

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French Open doubles team disqualified after tennis ball hits ball girl

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French Open doubles player Miyu Kato and her partner were forced to forfeit a match when Kato accidentally hit a ball girl in the neck with a ball after a point on Sunday.

In the second set on Court 14 at Roland Garros, Kato took a swing with her racket and the ball flew toward the ball kid, who was not looking in the player’s direction while heading off the court.

At first, chair umpire Alexandre Juge only issued a warning to Kato. But after tournament referee Remy Azemar and Grand Slam supervisor Wayne McEwen went to Court 14 to look into what happened, Kato and her partner, Aldila Sutjiadi of Indonesia, were disqualified.

That made Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic and Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain the winners of the match.

“It’s just a bad situation for everyone,” Bouzkova said. “But it’s kind of something that, I guess, is taken by the rules, as it is, even though it’s very unfortunate for them. … At the end of the day, it was the referee’s decision.”

Bouzkova said she did not see the ball hit the ball girl, but “she was crying for like 15 minutes.”

She said one of the officials said the ball “has to do some kind of harm to the person affected” and that “at first, (Juge) didn’t see that.”

Bouzkova said she and Sorribes Tormo told Juge “to look into it more and ask our opponents what they think happened.”

During Coco Gauff’s 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-1 singles victory over Mirra Andreeva on Saturday, Andreev swatted a ball into the Court Suzanne Lenglen stands after dropping a point in the first set. Andreev was given a warning by the chair umpire for unsportsmanlike conduct but no further penalty.

“I heard about that. Didn’t see it,” Bouzkova said. “I guess it just depends on the circumstances and the given situation as it happens. … It is difficult, for sure.

In the quarterfinals, Bouzkova and Sorribes Tormo will face Ellen Perez of Australia and Nicole Melichar-Martinez of the United States.

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