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USATF Outdoor Championships broadcast schedule

Athletics - Olympics: Day 14

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 19: English Gardner, Allyson Felix, Tianna Bartoletta and Tori Bowie of the United States celebrate winning gold in the Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold will air comprehensive live coverage of the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif., part of the TeamUSA Summer Champions Series, presented by Comcast.

The U.S. Championships serve as a qualifying meet for the world championships in London in August. The top three finishers per event this week make the worlds team, should they reach the qualifying times or marks.

In addition to the top three, reigning world champions from 2015 and Diamond League champions from 2016 receive automatic byes into worlds, should they toe the start line in Sacramento.

That list includes Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt in the 400m, Christian Taylor in the triple jump and Keni Harrison in the 100m hurdles.

The headliners include most of the 40 U.S. athletes who earned medals in Rio. A full schedule of events is here.

The nine-time Olympic medalist Felix is expected to contest the 100m and 200m in Sacramento. She has a bye into the worlds 400m.

Five-time Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin faces a new crop of sprinters in his bid to make the worlds team at age 35. Only one American in history has raced a 100m at an Olympics or worlds at a more advanced age -- Gail Devers at Athens 2004 at 37.

Notable absentees will be retired decathlete Ashton Eaton and 100m hurdles gold medalist Brianna Rollins, who is serving a suspension.

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DayTime (ET)NetworkKey Events
Thursday1 p.m.-12:30 a.m.NBC Sports Gold100m first round, 10,000m finals
Friday3:45-10:30 p.m.NBC Sports Gold100m semis, men’s triple jump final
Friday10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.NBCSN, Gold100m finals, 5000m finals
Saturday1:45-4 p.m.; 6-6:30NBC Sports Gold200m first round, men’s pole vault
Saturday4-6 p.m.NBC, Gold400m finals, men’s 1500m final
Sunday9:45 a.m.-4 p.m.; 6-6:10NBC Sports Gold200m semis, men’s shot put
Sunday4-6 p.m.NBC, Gold200m finals, 110m hurdles final