What to Watch: Rio Olympic Games Day 4

(NBCOlympics.com) — With the world watching, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian hope to win the second-consecutive Olympic team final gold medal for the United States in Rio on Day 4 of the Games.

In soccer, the U.S. women have one more obstacle in group play as they go head-to-head with Colombia.

Over on the beach, Brazil’s Larissa and Talita will have home field advantage against Team USA’s Olympic first-timers Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat.

For a full rundown of the action in Rio check out the NBCOlympics.com streaming schedule. Watch all of the events of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games live on NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports app, and on connected set-top boxes.

Beach Volleyball

10:00 pm ET
Men’s Beach Volleyball: Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) vs. Virgen/Ontiveros (MEX)
STREAM LIVE

Ten years after splitting up, Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena reunited to form the top U.S. men’s beach volleyball team. Dalhausser recalls always hoping to play with Lucena again, determined to find success in a rekindled partnership. Entering the Olympic tournament as the third seed, the U.S. men hope to keep the momentum going with a win against Mexico’s Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros, a team who also grabbed a W in their first match of the Olympic Games.

11:00 pm ET
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Larissa/Talita (BRA) vs. Fendrick/Sweat (USA)
STREAM LIVE

Under the lights on Copacabana beach and against the top ranked Brazilians, Olympic rookies Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat will be tested when they face off against Rio favorites, Larissa and Talita. Fendrick and Sweat could find themselves in a tough spot with a loss, which would leave them in a must-win situation going into their final match of pool play.

United States' April Ross, left, and Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate a point over China during a women's beach volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
United States’ April Ross, left, and Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate a point over China during a women’s beach volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Canoe/Kayak

2:10 pm ET
Men’s canoe/kayak C1 final
STREAM LIVE

Team USA’s Casey Eichfeld tries to break out and onto the medals podium in an event historically dominated by European competitors. Eichfeld is sitting in third place entering the C1 semifinals, an event where athletes drop into man-made whitewater rapids and must navigate a slalom-style course. The last time a U.S. canoe athlete won a medal in C1 was at the 1972 Munich Olympics.  James McEwan won bronze, and happens to be the father of Eichfeld’s C2 partner, Devin, in Rio.

Diving

3:00 pm ET
Women’s Diving: Synchronized 10m platform final
STREAM LIVE

After being introduced at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the women’s synchronized 10m platform diving competition has been owned by the Chinese.  The U.S. team of Amy Cozad and Jessica Parratto hope to hang with the world’s best in Rio.

United States' Amy Cozad and Jessica Parratto take part in a diving training session at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
United States’ Amy Cozad and Jessica Parratto take part in a diving training session at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Gymnastics

3:00 pm ET
Women’s Gymnastics: Team final
STREAM LIVE

The most anticipated gymnastics event of the year pits the rest of the world vs. the American women, who have been on a winning streak since they won gold four years ago in London. With three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles, 2012 Olympians Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, and new stars Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian, the U.S. is heavily favored to repeat as Olympic champions.

United States' Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
United States’ Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women’s qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Rowing

8:10 am ET
Women’s rowing single sculls quarterfinals
STREAM LIVE

Returning for her second Olympic games, Cambridge, Massachusetts single sculler Gevvie Stone looks to improve upon her seventh place finish from London. Stone will row in the second quarterfinal race Tuesday morning after winning her qualifying heat in Rio.

Rugby

5:00 pm ET
Men’s Rugby: United States vs. Brazil
STREAM LIVE

The U.S. brings a men’s rugby roster to Rio featuring a former track sprinter (Carlin Isles), an NFL safety (Nate Ebner) and a UK expat captain (Madison Hughes). Some may call them ragtag, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming one of the most entertaining teams to watch in rugby this season.

Soccer

6:00 pm ET
Women’s Soccer: United States vs. Colombia
STREAM LIVE

The U.S. women close out their preliminary round matches against a Colombia team that’s had more success on the international stage since the 2012 Olympics, but has been unable to find the back of the net in Rio in their first two contests.  Look for Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd to lead the U.S. team on the road to the quarterfinals.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, United States' Carli Lloyd takes a shot at the Costa Rica goal during a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match in Frisco, Texas. After being cut from the Under-21 U.S. national team, Lloyd was having a career crisis in 2003. She decided to play out her senior year at Rutgers and "hang up her boots". She then met James Galanis, who became her coach and mentor, and helped her become the best women's soccer player in the world. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, United States’ Carli Lloyd takes a shot at the Costa Rica goal during a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match in Frisco, Texas. After being cut from the Under-21 U.S. national team, Lloyd was having a career crisis in 2003. She decided to play out her senior year at Rutgers and “hang up her boots”. She then met James Galanis, who became her coach and mentor, and helped her become the best women’s soccer player in the world. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Swimming

9:00 pm ET
Day 4 Evening Session
STREAM LIVE

Men’s 100m freestyle semifinal
Women’s 200m freestyle final
Men’s 200m butterfly final
Men’s 4x200m freestyle final

Katie Ledecky attempts to extend her reign in the 200m freestyle with an Olympic win, while Michael Phelps tries to reclaim the 200m butterfly throne from South African Chad le Clos, after le Clos left Phelps stunned in the London final.

Michael Phelps
FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, Michael Phelps swims the breaststroke leg of the men’s 200-meter individual medley in a preliminary race at the U.S. Winter Nationals swimming event in Federal Way, Wash. Phelps moved to suburban Phoenix a few months ago after Bob Bowman, basically the only coach he’s ever had, took a job running Arizona State’s promising but underachieving swim program. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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