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What to Watch at the Olympics: Basketball, Swimming, Shooting

What's on tap for day two.

Gold: Men's Basketball - USA v France - 9:30a.m. EDT (NBCSN)
They may be compared to the Dream Team, 1992 Olympic champions, but the 2012 team hasn't won an Olympic game yet. France has six current NBA players, led by Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs.

Silver: Swimming - Men's 4x100 Meter Freestyle Relay - 4:00p.m.EDT (NBC will show on tape delay in prime time)
We expect Michael Phelps to be back in the pool, trying to return to the podium. The Americans will have their hands full with the Aussies who are led by James Magnussen, the heavy favorite to win the 100 meter freestyle later in the week. The French, upset by the USA four years ago, will contend as well.

Bronze: Shooting - Women's Skeet - 9:00 a.m. (MSNBC)
Kim Rhode won her first gold medal in Atlanta in 1996. She is the favorite here, a medal of any type would make her the first American to medal in an individual event at five consecutive Olympics. Teresa Edwards won five straight medals as a member of the women's basketball team.

Also:
Women's Beach Volleyball - April Ross and Jen Kessey could challenge for a spot on the podium. They open against Argentina (4:00p.m. - NBC)
Men's Beach Volleyball - Defending champions Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser start their pool play against Japan (5:00p.m. - NBC  will show in prime time.)
Women's Field Hockey - The Americans upset world number 1 Argentina to win the Pan Am Games last year. The USA hasn't won a medal since 1984, but they have a shot in London. They are underway against Germany today (4:14 p.m. - NBCSN)
Diving - Women's Synchronized Springboard - Diving opens, and the Chinese begin their quest to sweep all eight events. The American team of Kelci Bryant and Abigail Johnston are medal contenders, but the Russians and Mexicans are expected to join China on the podium. (10:00a.m. - NBC will show in prime time.)
Men's Soccer - The British team gave up a late goal against Senegal on Thursday and had to settle for a 1-1 tie. They try to get on track today against the United Arab Emirates, a game the Brits can't afford to drop. (2:45p.m. - MSNBC)
Swimming - Women's 100 Meter Butterfly - Dana Vollmer, the 2011 World Champion, looked like the woman to beat from Saturday's heats and semifinals. Vollmer could be strongly challenged by Alicia Coutts, who helped Australia win relay gold (2:30PM - NBC will show in prime time.)
Tennis - Women's Doubles - The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, will open up defense of their Olympic title against Romania. They recently won Wimbledon and also won doubles gold in 2000 (5:00 p.m.)
Men's Volleyball - The US opens defense of their Olympic title against Serbia (11:45 a.m. - NBC).
Men's Water Polo - The US attempts for another podium finish, they have a tough test in the first match against Montenegro (2:40 p.m. - NBC).

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