5 to Watch: The GOAT in Action, Undefeated Team USA Softball, Swimming Finals and USWNT Soccer

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The GOAT of gymnastics volition person her archetypal accidental to gain a medal astatine the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Two Texans bash their portion to support enactment undefeated each the mode to gold. Team USA looks to bring location much medals from the pool, women's hoops begins and USWNT look for their spot successful the quarterfinals.

Simone Biles leads USA Gymnastics into women’s squad final

Simone Biles earned the apical all-around people successful qualifying, but there’s enactment to beryllium done if she wants to travel retired connected apical successful the women’s squad final, which begins astatine 5:45 a.m. CT connected Tuesday. Team USA finished with an wide people of 170.562 successful qualifying, bully for 2nd spot down the Russian Olympic Committee’s 171.629. China, France and Belgium finished qualifying successful third, 4th and fifth, respectively.

Biles volition beryllium joined by 20-year-old Jordan Chiles, 18-year-old Suni Lee and 18-year-old Grace McCallum successful the squad event. Lee finished 3rd successful qualifying with an all-around people of 57.166, portion McCallum and Chiles finished 13th and 40th, respectively. While the U.S. owns 2 of the apical 3 spots for all-around scores, ROC has the fourth, 5th and sixth-highest scores connected its team.

Watch the women’s gymnastics squad last unrecorded connected the Olympic channel. You tin stream afloat coverage oregon with the Team USA tracker.


Undefeated Team USA takes connected Japan successful softball golden medal game

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After a walk-off triumph against Japan connected Sunday, Team USA volition erstwhile again look the big federation successful the softball golden medal crippled astatine 6 a.m. CT connected Tuesday.

Both teams were 4-0 entering Sunday’s matchup and had clinched their spots successful the gold medal game earlier facing 1 different successful the last crippled of round-robin play.

The Americans person been led by outstanding pitching from Texans Cat Osterman and Monica Abbott. Neither pitcher conceded a tally implicit the archetypal 3 games of the tournament. The squad has besides seen immoderate timely hitting, arsenic Amanda Chidester walked it disconnected with a two-run azygous successful the eighth inning against Australia connected Saturday and Kelsey Stewart deed a walk-off location tally against Japan connected Sunday.

The crippled is simply a rematch of the 2008 golden medal crippled astatine the Beijing Olympics, wherever Japan became the archetypal and lone squad to support Team USA disconnected the apical of the podium successful softball.

Watch the crippled unrecorded connected NBCSN oregon stream it.

Two American satellite grounds holders header swimming finals

Regan Smith competes during the women's 100m backstroke preliminaries astatine  the Tokyo Aquatics Center, July 25, 2021, successful  Tokyo.

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Lilly King and Ryan Murphy volition look to support their Olympic crowns Monday night.

King volition contention successful the last for the women’s 100m breaststroke, an lawsuit wherever she acceptable the satellite grounds successful 2017. She finished with the third-fastest clip successful Sunday’s qualifying, trailing chap American Lydia Jacoby and South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker, who broke King’s Olympic grounds with a clip of 1:04.82.

Murphy, connected the different hand, acceptable the satellite grounds successful the men’s 100m backstroke astatine the 2016 Rio Olympics. After finishing tied for seventh wide successful Sunday’s heats, helium posted the apical clip successful the semifinals, putting him successful enactment to repetition successful the event.

The women’s 100m backstroke volition besides beryllium an intriguing last aft the Olympic grounds was breached successful 3 consecutive heats connected Sunday. Canadian Kylie Masse and American teen Regan Smith each owned the grounds for precisely 1 vigor earlier Australian Kaylee McKeown raised the barroom successful the last race.

The different last taking spot connected Monday is the men’s 200m freestyle. Kieran Smith, who already won bronze successful the men’s 400m freestyle, volition conflict against Great Britain’s Duncan Scott.

Monday night’s enactment volition besides diagnostic semifinal races for the women’s 200m freestyle, men’s 200m butterfly and women’s 200m idiosyncratic medley.

Watch unrecorded successful NBC’s primetime coverage, oregon stream it live.


U.S. women’s hoops squad tips disconnected against Nigeria

Brittney Griner #15 of the USA Basketball Women's National Team and teammates Jewell Loyd #4, Sue Bird #6, Breanna Stewart #10 and A'ja Wilson #9 during the crippled  against the Nigeria Women's National Team connected  July 18, 2021 astatine  Michelob ULTRA Arena successful  Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The U.S. women’s hoops squad begins its tally astatine a seventh consecutive Olympic rubric with a Group B conflict against Nigeria astatine 11:40 p.m. CT connected Monday.

Led by U.S. Olympic emblem bearer Sue Bird and four-time golden medalist Diana Taurasi, the American squad is loaded with WNBA superstars. Along with Bird and Taurasi, determination are 4 different members connected the squad who person already taken location Olympic golden medals. A’ja Wilson headlines the database of players making their Olympic debuts successful Tokyo.

Watch for Baylor alum Brittney Griner and University of Texas' Ariel Atkins.

The squad amazingly stumbled going into the Games, dropping exhibitions against the WNBA All-Stars and Australia earlier this month. Still, the squad is an overwhelming favorite to triumph golden erstwhile again.

Watch the crippled connected USA Network oregon stream it live.


USWNT wraps up radical play against Australia

New Zealand's Olivia Chance (11) battles for the shot  against United States' Emily Sonnett (14) and Rose Lavelle (16) during a women's shot    lucifer  astatine  the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, successful  Saitama, Japan.

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The U.S. women’s nationalist shot squad got a much-needed triumph implicit New Zealand connected Saturday pursuing a stunning decision against Sweden to statesman the tournament. Now, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Co. volition instrumentality connected Australia astatine 3 a.m. CT connected Tuesday looking to clinch an automatic spot successful the quarterfinals.

The USWNT and Australia some person 3 points successful the Group G array done 2 games. Sweden, with wins implicit the USWNT and Australia, already clinched 1 of the 2 automatic quarterfinal spots. Two third-place teams volition besides marque it to the quarterfinals, truthful determination is simply a accidental the loser of this lucifer volition beforehand anyways.

The USWNT is looking to instrumentality to the podium successful Tokyo aft missing it for the archetypal clip successful the event’s past astatine the Rio Games.

Watch the crippled connected USA Network oregon stream it live.

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