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World Beach Volleyball Championships broadcast schedule

April Ross

Adam Nurkiewicz; Adam Nurkiewicz

Olympic medalists April Ross and Phil Dalhausser lead eight U.S. pairs into the world beach volleyball championships on NBC Sports and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA starting Friday.

All 74 center-court matches from Vienna will stream live on, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app, including the medal matches Aug. 4 and 5. That’s in addition to broadcast coverage on NBC Sports and Olympic Channel.

Ross split from three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings three months ago, less than a year after taking bronze in Rio together. Walsh Jennings withdrew from worlds on Tuesday after dislocating her shoulder in a match last Saturday.

Ross, a 2009 World champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist with Jennifer Kessy, is now paired with Rio Olympian Lauren Fendrick. They made the World Series of Beach Volleyball final earlier this month.

The other U.S. women’s pairs at worlds are Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes, Olympian Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross and 2008 Olympian Nicole Branagh and Emily Day.

Rio gold medalists Kira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig of Germany and top Brazilians Larissa and Talita headline the women’s field.

On the men’s side, the 2008 Olympic champion Dalhausser and Nick Lucena are medal contenders. They have won three of their last five events together, one season after being bounced in the Rio quarterfinals by eventual winners Alison and Bruno.

The other U.S. men’s teams each have one Olympian -- Casey Patterson with Theo Brunner, Jake Gibb with Taylor Crabb and John Hyden with Ryan Doherty.

MORE: April Ross discusses playing without Kerri Walsh Jennings

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Broadcast Schedule

DaySessionTime (ET)Network
Friday, July 28Pool Play11 a.m.-2 p.m.Olympic Channel
Saturday, July 29Pool Play11 a.m.-2 p.m.Olympic Channel
Sunday, July 30Pool Play11 a.m.-2 p.m.Olympic Channel
Monday, July 31Pool Play11 a.m.-2 p.m.Olympic Channel
Monday, July 31Pool Play3-5 p.m.NBCSN
Tuesday, Aug. 1Pool Play11 a.m.-2 p.m.Olympic Channel
Tuesday, Aug. 1Pool Play3-5 p.m.NBCSN
Wednesday, Aug. 2Playoffs11 a.m.-2 p.m.Olympic Channel
Wednesday, Aug. 2Playoffs3-5 p.m.NBCSN
Thursday, Aug. 3Playoffs10 a.m.-2 p.m.Olympic Channel
Friday, Aug. 4Playoffs10 a.m.-1 p.m.Olympic Channel
Friday, Aug. 4Playoffs9-11 p.m.NBCSN
Saturday, Aug. 5Playoffs1 p.m.Olympic Channel
Saturday, Aug. 5Women’s Final2-3 p.m.NBC
Saturday, Aug. 5Playoffs9-11 p.m.NBCSN
Sunday, Aug. 6Men’s Medal Matches12:30 p.m.Olympic Channel
Monday, Aug. 7Men’s Medal Matches12-1 a.m.NBCSN