Even with solely two days left of the Tokyo Olympics, there stay high-stakes competitions for Crew USA, which is on the verge of gold in a number of occasions.
Many Olympic fan favorites will decide whether or not the U.S. will go house with gold medals on Day 15, which can start on Friday evening in the USA and proceed into Saturday morning.
Listed here are the foremost Olympic occasions that can happen on Saturday, Aug. 7:
U.S. males’s basketball vs France: 10:30 p.m. (Friday), NBC
The Olympic males’s basketball finals would be the likelihood for a star-studded workforce USA to redeem itself after a stunning loss to France in its first sport.
Since then, the U.S. workforce has turned its act round and has crushed each different workforce it’s confronted on the Summer time Video games in each the group play and elimination rounds. The Nets’ Kevin Durant led the USA 97-76 semifinal victory over Australia.
France is coming off a nail-biting 90-89 win over Luka Doncic’s Slovenian workforce within the semifinals, which had a miraculous run of its personal. The USA has not misplaced a gold medal sport in males’s basketball since 2004.
U.S. males’s baseball vs Japan: 11 p.m. (Friday), NBCSN
The 2 greatest baseball-loving nations on this planet will face off within the remaining on Friday when Japan and the USA rematch for the gold medal.
Japan is Crew USA’s solely loss through the Summer time Video games. The celebrities and stripes blew a three-run lead and ultimately fell 7-6 to the Japanese. Since then, the U.S. has revved again with victories over South Korea and the Dominican Republic.
Three former Yankees will compete within the occasion: Todd Frazier and David Robertson, who’re representing the USA, and Masahiro Tanaka, who’s enjoying for Japan.
Observe all of the 2020 Olympics motion
U.S. ladies’s water polo vs Span: 3:30 a.m., CNBC
The U.S. ladies’s water polo workforce is on the verge of a three-peat. After gold medal wins in 2012 and 2016, the workforce is hoping to copy its success as soon as once more after dismantling the Russian Olympic Committee, 18-5, within the semifinals. Crew USA is the one water polo workforce to have medalled at each Summer time Video games for the reason that sport was first included in 2000.
Monitor and discipline: 6:35 a.m., Peacock
Saturday morning will probably be dominated by monitor and discipline occasions with finals in ladies’s excessive bounce (6:35 a.m.), ladies’s 10000m (6:45 a.m.), males’s javelin (7:00 a.m.), males’s 1500m (7:40 a.m.). To complete off the morning would be the 4×400 relays at 8:30 a.m. for the ladies and eight:50 a.m. for the boys. Each U.S. groups got here first of their respective Spherical 1 heats and can compete within the finals. It will the final likelihood for the boys’s monitor workforce to win a gold medal, which is up to now has did not do through the Summer time Video games.
Allyson Felix will race within the ladies’s 4×400, and it’ll possible be the final Olympic race for the 35-year-old American legend. She already stands alone because the chief for many medals in ladies’s historical past with 10, and will add to that lead if the US can place within the prime three.
Equestrian: 6 a.m., NBCOlympics.com
The U.S. equestrian workforce that features Jessica Springsteen — daughter of rock legend Bruce Springsteen — will show that it was born to experience when it competes within the present leaping finals. Springsteen and her horse Don Juan van de Donkhoeve did not qualify for the person leaping competitors earlier this week.