Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
TV or not TV
Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)

Sunday at the Olympics: Basketball, volleyball, water polo, field hockey and more

The U.S. men's basketball team will see a familiar face - Spurs star Tony Parker - when it faces off against France.

"I've been chasing that dream for, like, 10 years," Parker told NBC Sports. "It was very important for me."

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Parker may be wearing goggles because of the injury he suffered in the Chris Brown-Drake nightclub melee. And before you chuckle at that, a piece of glass from a broken bottle nearly cost the basketball star his eye. (7:30 a.m., NBCSN and NBC basketball channel)

  • The U.S. men's volleyball team begins defense of its 2008 gold medal against Serbia. (11:45 a.m. ET, NBC/Ch. 5)
  • The U.S. men's water polo team, which won a silver medal in Beijing, takes on Montenegro. (2:40 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)
  • The U.S. women's field hockey team takes on Germany. (2:15 p.m., NBCSN)
  • Boxing action features Americans Errol Spence Jr. and Jose Ramirez.. (6:30-9:30 a.m.; 1:30-4:30 p.m., CNBC)

NBC PRIMETIME (6-11 p.m., Ch. 5): Michael Phelps has a chance to tie the Olympic record with his 18th medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay. And U.S. women gymnasts make their London debut in the qualifying round, hoping to make it to the medal competition.


Men's soccer: MSNBC has coverage of Brazil vs Belarus (8 a.m.); Sengal vs Uraguay (10 a.m.); and Great Britain vs. United Arab Emirates (12:45 p.m.)

Men's basketball (9:30 a.m., NBCSN): Spain, seen as a possible threat to Team USA's gold-medal hopes, takes on China.

Badminton (11:50 a.m., NBCSN): Americans Tony Gunawan and Howard Bach match up against a team from Malaysia.

Archery (1:45 p.m., NBCSN): Not surprisingly, the South Koreans are favored. They've won gold medals in all six games since the sport was added to the Olympics.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.