Sports

By Tessa Jackson

We have one week before we get to watch the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams play in the Super Bowl LVI. As of Wednesday morning, the spread sits at Rams -4; the general rule is if you plan on betting the favorite you should do it early and if you want to bet on the underdog you should wait until closer to game time. because the public tends to favor the favorite team and the odds will probably move in their favor. But since we have one more week, let’s talk about something else for now.

We’ve come a long way since November when the Sacramento Kings broke the franchise record for most 3-pointers in a game and I said I really see them making the play-in tournament this year. Since then, the Kings have lost the Boston Celtics by 53, gotten to a .346 win percentage, and lost the last seven games in a row. But, the good news is, they’ve stopped pursuing a trade for the Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons. There is no way I want that guy on my team. Well, Kings fans, there’s always next year.

Meanwhile, the 2022 Winter Olympics officially begin in China this Friday, February 4. Here’s a list of the events taking place between today (February 2) and next Wednesday (February 9):

Alpine Skiing

Men’s Downhill: Sunday, 2/6

Women’s Giant Slalom: Monday, 2/7

Men’s Super G: Tuesday, 2/8

Women’s Slalom: Wednesday, 2/9

Biathlon

Mixed (men’s & women’s) Relay: Saturday, 2/5

Women’s 15 km: Monday, 2/7

Men’s 20 km: Tuesday, 2/8

Cross Country Skiing

Women’s 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathon: Saturday, 2/5

Men’s 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathon: Monday, 2/7

Men’s & Women’s Free Sprint: Tuesday 2/8

Figure Skating

Team Event: Monday, 2/7

Freestyle Skiing

Men’s Moguls: Saturday, 2/5

Women’s Moguls: Sunday, 2/6

Women’s Free Ski Big Air: Tuesday, 2/8

Men’s Free Ski Big Air: Wednesday, 2/9

Short Track Speed Skating

Mixed Team Relay: Sunday, 2/6

Women’s 500m: Monday, 2/7

Men’s 1000m: Monday, 2/7

Men’s 1500m: Wednesday, 2/8

Ski Jumping

Women’s Normal Hill: Saturday, 2/5

Men’s Normal Hill: Sunday, 2/6

Mixed Team: Monday, 2/7

Snowboard

Women’s Slope Style: Sunday, 2/6

Men’s Slope Stype: Monday, 2/7

Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom: Tuesday, 2/8

Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom: Tuesday, 2/8

Women’s Snowboard Cross: Wednesday, 2/9

Speed Skating

Women’s 3000m: Saturday, 2/5

Men’s 5000m: Sunday, 2/6

Women’s 1500m: Monday, 2/7

Men’s 1500m: Tuesday, 2/8

You’ll find TV coverage of the Olympics on NBC’s big broadcast network (without their announcers due to COVID concerns) and cable channels USA Network and CNBC. On many days, the USA Network will have Olympics coverage live or tape-delayed for 24 straight hours.

Just as importantly, every event in Beijing is available to stream online in two ways.

If you subscribe to cable or satellite TV — or streaming platforms like YouTube TV, FuboTV or Sling TV — you can go to NBCOlympics.com and log in with your provider account.

For those who aren’t a pay-TV subscriber the premium tier of Peacock, NBC’s online streaming service, is available via a subscription costing $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year.

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