5 to Watch: First Medals Awarded, 3×3 Basketball's Debut and Texans Go for Gold

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There are respective caller sports making their Olympic debut successful Tokyo, and Friday is erstwhile you tin archetypal drawback the breathtaking enactment including Texans going for gold.

The archetypal rounds of tennis get underway astatine 9 p.m. CT Friday and proceed Saturday, look for Plano's Austin Krajicek successful Men's Doubles connected the Olympics Channel connected you tin watercourse it online. Wylie's Jourdan Delacruz competes successful the Group A Women's 49kg weightlifting competition which starts astatine 7:50 p.m. CT Friday with the medal finals a fewer hours aboriginal astatine 11:50 p.m. CT you tin watercourse it online or spot highlights connected USA web astatine 9 a.m. CT.

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3x3 hoops makes Olympic debut successful Tokyo

Kelsey Plum and Allisha Gray, right, of the USA Women's National 3x3 Team grin  during USAB Womens 3x3 National Team signifier    astatine  the Mandalay Bay Convention Center connected  July 17, 2021 successful  Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Kelsey Plum and Allisha Gray, right, of the USA Women's National 3x3 Team grin during USAB Womens 3x3 National Team signifier astatine the Mandalay Bay Convention Center connected July 17, 2021 successful Las Vegas, Nevada.

The women’s 3x3 hoops tourney volition extremity disconnected astatine 8:15 p.m. CT connected Friday. The U.S. women’s squad volition instrumentality the level for the archetypal clip against France connected Saturday astatine 3:55 a.m. CT, followed by a crippled against Mongolia astatine 7 a.m. CT. 

Chicago Sky halfway Stefanie Dolson, Dallas Wings defender Allisha Gray, Las Vegas Aces defender Kelsey Plum and Las Vegas Aces defender Jackie Young volition marque up the inaugural Team USA 3x3 roster. Young was named a replacement for Seattle Storm defender Katie Lou Samuelson, who tested affirmative for COVID-19 earlier this week.

Watch Team USA conflict France unrecorded online. 3x3 hoops volition beryllium featured successful TV sum connected NBCSN (11 p.m. to 1 a.m. CT), USA 1 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. CT) and NBC (9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. CT).

Who volition triumph the archetypal golden medal of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

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Less than 24 hours aft the Tokyo Opening Ceremony, the first golden medal of the Tokyo Olympics volition beryllium awarded -- and it could spell to Team USA.

On Friday astatine 8:45 p.m. CT, the women’s 10m aerial firearm finals volition begin. Ginny Thrasher earned golden for Team USA successful the lawsuit astatine the 2016 Rio Olympics, wherever it was besides the archetypal medal lawsuit of the Games. In Tokyo, Americans Mary Tucker and Ali Weisz are beardown contenders to scope the podium successful their Olympic debuts.

The adjacent medal lawsuit to commence volition beryllium the men’s roadworthy contention successful cycling, which begins astatine 9 p.m. CT. After that, medals volition beryllium awarded successful weightlifting, archery, judo, fencing and taekwondo.

Watch unrecorded online oregon during TV sum connected NBCSN (11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. CT) oregon NBC (9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. CT).

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Dalhausser and Lucena instrumentality to the Olympics

Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena observe  successful  the finals against Trevor Crabb (not pictured) and Tri Bourne (not pictured) during the Porsche Cup connected  Aug. 2, 2020, successful  Long Beach, California.

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Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena observe successful the finals against Trevor Crabb (not pictured) and Tri Bourne (not pictured) during the Porsche Cup connected Aug. 2, 2020, successful Long Beach, California.

Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena volition beryllium backmost successful the pit astatine the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The American men’s formation volleyball duo won its excavation successful the preliminary circular astatine the Rio Games earlier losing to eventual golden medalists Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt of Brazil connected their location tribunal successful the quarterfinals. Lucena helped person Dalhausser, who won golden with Todd Rogers astatine the 2008 Beijing Games, to instrumentality for different Olympic run.

Dalhausser and Lucena, some 41 years old, volition commencement Pool D play against Dutch brace Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen connected Saturday. Pool D besides features returning golden medalist Alison with a caller partner, Álvaro Morais Filho, and Argentinian brace Julian Azaad and Nicolas Capogrosso.

Watch unrecorded astatine 7 a.m. CT connected USA, oregon stream it online.

Team USA looks to proceed triumph streak successful softball tournament

The Team USA Softball squad defeated Canada successful their 2nd crippled of the Tokyo Olympics. U.S. starting pitching remained ascendant arsenic starting pitcher Monica Abbott pitched done the 6th inning

After going 2-0 to commencement the Olympics, the U.S. softball squad volition look for different triumph aboriginal Saturday morning. Team USA has 2 shutout wins nether its belt, against Italy connected Tuesday nighttime and past against Canada connected Wednesday evening.

Texan Cat Osterman, who started against Italy, and Monica Abbott, who went the region against Canada, person fixed up conscionable 2 hits combined done 2 games. At the plate, Michelle Moultrie, Janie Reed and Amanda Chidester person driven successful 1 tally apiece for Team USA.

Next up for Team USA is simply a matchup against Mexico connected Saturday. Mexico is 0-2 truthful acold successful Tokyo with a shutout nonaccomplishment to Canada and a 3-2 decision against big federation Japan.

Watch unrecorded astatine 12:30 a.m. CT connected NBCSN, oregon stream online.

Swimming heats statesman aboriginal connected Saturday morning

Chase Kalisz of the United States reacts aft  competing successful  a semifinal vigor   for the Men's 200m idiosyncratic  medley during Day Five of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials astatine  CHI Health Center connected  June 17, 2021 successful  Omaha, Nebraska.

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Chase Kalisz of the United States reacts aft competing successful a semifinal vigor for the Men's 200m idiosyncratic medley during Day Five of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials astatine CHI Health Center connected June 17, 2021 successful Omaha, Nebraska.

The swimming competitions astatine the Tokyo Games volition marque a splash opening Saturday morning.

Action volition statesman astatine 5 a.m. CT connected Saturday with heats successful six events: men’s 400m IM, women’s 100m butterfly, men’s 400m freestyle, women’s 400m IM, men’s 100m breaststroke and women’s 4x100m freestyle relay.

The finals for the men’s 400m IM, men’s 400m freestyle, women’s 400m IM and women’s 4x100m relay volition instrumentality spot Saturday nighttime opening astatine 8:30 p.m. CT.

Chase Kalisz (men’s 400m IM); Torri Huske and Claire Curzan (women’s 100m butterfly); Kieran Smith (men’s 400m freestyle); Emma Weyant and Hali Flickinger (women’s 400 IM); Michael Andrew (men’s 100m breaststroke); and Abbey Weitzeil and Erika Brown (women’s 4x100m relay) volition beryllium among the apical Americans to ticker connected the archetypal time of the swimming competitions.

One of the biggest questions going into Tokyo was whether oregon not Texan Simone Manuel would beryllium included successful the women’s 4x100m relay team. The four-time Olympic medalist took golden successful the women’s 100m freestyle and 4x100m relay successful Rio, but she failed to suffice successful the 100m freestyle astatine the U.S. Olympic Trials successful June. She secured her spot connected the Olympic swimming squad by winning the 50m freestyle astatine the trials, but it remains unclear if she volition get a accidental to spell for different golden arsenic portion of the relay team.

Watch the opening heats unrecorded connected USA, oregon stream online.

USWNT aims for bounce-back show vs. New Zealand

Two-time Olympic golden medalist Julie Foudy gives 3 ways she expects the U.S. women's shot squad to amended against New Zealand successful its 2nd lucifer astatine the Tokyo Olympics. The USWNT mislaid its opening lucifer to Sweden, 3-0.

The U.S. women’s nationalist shot squad was dealt an eye-opening decision to footwear disconnected the Olympics, falling to 2016 metallic medalist Sweden successful a 3-0 rout. The nonaccomplishment snapped a 44-game unbeaten streak and was the archetypal clip the squad mislaid by aggregate goals successful a large tourney since 2008.

Now, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Co. volition effort to rebound against New Zealand, which mislaid to Australia successful its opening game.

With conscionable 2 radical signifier games near and lone the apical 2 teams from each radical earning automatic qualification to the quarterfinals, the USWNT could usage a three-point effect aft coming up bare against Sweden.

Watch Team USA look New Zealand unrecorded connected NBCSN, oregon stream online.

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