olympic sports

Desk Potato Sports: Live streams for Sept. 8-14

Welcome to a new feature for those of us who aren’t content with what we get on the networks. We want Olympic sports! We want cricket!

And curling. Plenty of curling.

There’s no way to be comprehensive. But I’ll pick a few good events to check out.

I thought about calling it “Wide World of Webcasts,” but I really don’t want copyright lawyers on my tail.

With that, here’s Week 1 …

ONGOING

Paralympics: NBCSN will have a few hours a day, and NBC will pick up some action on the final day Sept. 18.

But we go hard-core here. Want three track and field feeds? About 12 hours of wheelchair basketball a day? Check TeamUSA.org and enjoy. Note the twice-daily highlight shows.

World Cup of Hockey: ESPN3 brings plenty of action from the sort-of national teams: USA, Russia, North America, Europe, Sweden …

Curling: TESN will attempt to bring coverage of Brady Clark’s team in World Curling Tour action this weekend.

Friday, Sept. 9

College volleyball: Do you get the new ACC programming on WatchESPN? Good time to find out, with a clash of top-12 teams in Wisconsin and North Carolina. 6:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Sept. 10

Rugby: The competition formerly known as the Tri-Nations (now “The Rugby Championship”) resumes on ESPN3 with first-place New Zealand vs. Argentina and South Africa vs. last-place Australia. 3:35 a.m./6:05 a.m. ET

Marching bands: WatchESPN’s SEC content includes halftime shows from Georgia and Texas A&M. 1 p.m. ET-ish

Saturday, Sept. 10-Sunday, Sept. 11

Table tennis: The Olympic Channel has coverage of the North American Team Championship. Time tba

Tuesday, Sept. 13

WNBA: With less than a week left in the season, ESPN3 has three games to supplement the national ESPN2 broadcast. 7 p.m. ET

And your sources for complete listings:

See anything I’m missing? Let me know.

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