United States

5 to Watch: Phelps, Ledecky, Biles & Co. and More

Getty Images

Day 4 of the 2016 Rio Games features major events for Michael Phelps as well as Texans Simone Biles and Madison Kocian. Here are five key things to watch.

TO WATCH: Tune in to NBC 5 at 7 p.m. for primetime coverage from Rio. Or return here to watch on your phone, tablet or computer.

Ledecky/Phelps Split - Revised
Harry How/Getty Images


A rejuvenated Michael Phelps competed for his first individual gold in the 200m butterfly final, and won.

The most decorated athlete in Olympic history now has 20 gold medals, two silver and two bronze.

Sports Connection

Connecting you to your favorite North Texas sports teams as well as sports news around the globe.

Former NFL wide receiver Jacoby Jones, a Super Bowl star for Ravens, has died at age 40

Carlos Alcaraz defeats Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon final for second straight year

Katie Ledecky continues her reign in the 200m freestyle with another Olympic gold medal.

How to Watch: Watch Phelps and Ledecky Adrian live on your smartphone or desktop computer. The events will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. CT.

NurPhoto via Getty Images
Simone Biles of the United States acts during women's qualification match of floor exercise of Artistic Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 7, 2016.


It’s not easy being the favorites. Now Texans Simone Biles and Madison Kocian along with Aly Raismsan, Gabby Douglas and Laurie Hernandez look to defend Team USA's 2012 title.

The team is headlined by Biles, who could win as many as five gold medals in Rio. The 4-foot 9 gymnast has dominated the sport since her debut in 2013 and is the first female gymnast since 1974 to win four consecutive all-around titles at the U.S. national championships.

How to Watch: Watch Biles and Team USA go for gold live on your smartphone or desktop computer. The event will air at 2 p.m. CT.

Getty Images
Clark Montgomery of the United States riding Loughan Glen competes in the Individual Dressage event on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)


Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen came in 49th in the eventing individual final Tuesday at the Olympic Equestrian Center. Team USA failed to medal in the team eventing jumping finals.

Find out how horses like Loughan Glen got to Rio here.


Catalina Usme scored on a free kick at a tight angle in the 90th minute to pull Colombia into a 2-all draw with the United States on Tuesday night.

The top-ranked U.S. still finished atop Group F for good position in the women's soccer quarterfinals at the Rio Games.

Usme also scored in the 26th minute to give the Colombians an early 1-0 lead. It was the team's first-ever Olympic goal, and first-ever goal against the United States.

Teenager Mallory Pugh became the youngest player to score for the United States in an Olympics a 59th-minute goal that gave the Americans a 2-1 lead. Crystal Dunn also scored for the defending champions.

The top-ranked U.S. women's team, the reigning World Cup champion, is vying for its fourth straight Olympic gold medal.


Reunited and it feels so good. Ten years after splitting up, the tandem of Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena have come back together to form the top U.S. men’s beach volleyball team.

[[389681471, C]

The duo of Dalhausser and Nick Lucena entered the tournament as a third seed, and beat Mexico 2-0 on Tuesday.

Contact Us