What to Watch: Rio Olympic Games Day 12

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(NBCOlympics.com) — Opening Day 12 at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the world’s best women’s golfers tee off in round one competition. Meanwhile, Brazilian soccer fans hope to see their football hero Neymar and the rest of his teammates positioned for a gold medal run in the semifinals of men’s soccer. Also, quarterfinal action starts in men’s basketball.

In track and field, the decathlon begins. Defending gold medalist, USA’s Ashton Eaton, will begin to tackle all ten events on his way to a second-consecutive Olympic title.  Also on the track, the women’s 200m final will be run in primetime. A race which will take on a new look for the U.S. team after London gold medalist Allyson Felix was unable to qualify for the event at U.S. Trials.  Look for Mississippi speedster Tori Bowie to hold her own against the world in Rio.

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.

Basketball

Men’s Basketball: Quarterfinals
10:00 am ET – Australia vs. Lithuania – STREAM LIVE
1:30 pm ET – Spain vs. France STREAM LIVE
5:45 pm ET – United States vs. Argentina – STREAM LIVE
9:15 pm ET – Croatia vs. Serbia – STREAM LIVE

The men’s basketball quarterfinals feature four games played throughout Day 12 beginning at 10:00 am ET.

Australia's David Andersen drives to the basket past Venezuela's Nestor Colmenares, rear, during a basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Australia’s David Andersen drives to the basket past Venezuela’s Nestor Colmenares, rear, during a basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Beach Volleyball

Not since the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney has there been a Gold Medal Match in beach volleyball devoid of U.S. representation. Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst have had the hot hand throughout the Games. The Germans will face the No. 2 team from Brazil, Agatha and Barbara, who in the semifinals plunged the stake in the heart of Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross’ Olympic dream of gold in Rio. The Brazilians dismantled the top U.S. duo in straight sets in a game in which the Americans could not land the needed knockout blow. Relegated to the Bronze Medal Match, Walsh Jennings and Ross will face familiar opponents in the other Brazilian team, Larissa and Talita. The action begins at 9:00 pm ET from Copacabana’s wild ocean-side stadium.

9:00 pm ET
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Bronze Medal Match
Walsh Jennings/Ross (USA) vs. Larissa/Talita (BRA)
STREAM LIVE

11:00 pm ET
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Gold Medal Match
Ludwig/Walkenhorst (GER) vs. Agatha/Barbara (BRA)
STREAM LIVE

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)
Brazil's Agatha Bednarczuk, center, celebrates a point against the United States with teammate Barbara Seixas de Freitas during a women's beach volleyball semifinal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk, center, celebrates a point against the United States with teammate Barbara Seixas de Freitas during a women’s beach volleyball semifinal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Boxing

Women’s Boxing: 75kg Quarterfinals
STREAM LIVE

Defending Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields brings her Flint, Michigan-made boxing style to the ring in Rio.  Watch Sheilds fight her first bout at 1:30 pm ET in the quarterfinals. A win in the quarterfinals will guarantee Shields a medal.

Thailand's Peamwilai Laopeam, left, and Colombia's Ingrit Lorena Valencia Victoria exchange punches during a women's flyweight 51-kg quarterfinals boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Thailand’s Peamwilai Laopeam, left, and Colombia’s Ingrit Lorena Valencia Victoria exchange punches during a women’s flyweight 51-kg quarterfinals boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Golf

6:30 am ET
Women’s Golf: Round 1
STREAM LIVE

The United States swept gold, silver and bronze the last time women’s golf was contended at the Olympics back in 1900 in Paris.  One hundred and sixteen years later, New Zealand’s Lydia Ko tops the women’s Olympic golf rankings, followed by Canada’s Brooke M. Henderson and South Korea’s Inbee Park.  Fourth on the list is Team USA’s Lexi Thompson who has won nine tournaments, including one major, since turning pro in 2010.  The U.S. team will also be represented by Stacy Lewis, ranked ninth, and Gerina Piller, ranked 13th.

Lexi Thompson of the United States, hits her tee shot on the 6th hole during a practice round for the women's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Lexi Thompson of the United States, hits her tee shot on the 6th hole during a practice round for the women’s golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Soccer

Men’s Soccer: Semifinals

Brazil faces off against surprise semifinalist Honduras at Maracanã Stadium with a Gold Medal Match berth at stake. Neymar and company are looking to win Brazil’s first Olympic gold medal.

Nigeria takes on Germany in a matchup of two of the highest scoring teams at the Olympics. Goals should be expected in this match as each side has in-form goal scorers. The men’s soccer semifinals get underway with the first game at 12:00 pm ET and the second at 3:00 pm ET.

12:00 pm ET – Brazil vs. Honduras – STREAM LIVE
3:00 pm ET – Nigeria vs. Germany – STREAM LIVE

Brazil's Neymar dribbles past Colombia's Jefferson Lerma, left, and Andres Renteria during a quarter-final match of the men's Olympic football tournament against Colombia in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday Aug. 13, 2016. Brazil won 2-0 and qualified for the semi-finals.(AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Brazil’s Neymar dribbles past Colombia’s Jefferson Lerma, left, and Andres Renteria during a quarter-final match of the men’s Olympic football tournament against Colombia in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday Aug. 13, 2016. Brazil won 2-0 and qualified for the semi-finals.(AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Track and Field

Decathlon
8:30 am ET – 100m, Long jump, Shot put – STREAM LIVE
4:45 pm ET – High jump – STREAM LIVE

Ashton Eaton will run, jump, vault and throw for the U.S. in the decathlon in Rio. He is attempting to become the first person to successfully defend an Olympic decathlon title since Great Britain’s Daley Thompson in 1984.  The day begins for the decathletes at 8:30 am ET when the 100m, long jump, and shot put will be contested.  Later, the decathlon high jump competition will take place at 4:45 pm ET.

7:20 pm ET
Day 12 Evening Session
STREAM LIVE

Decathlon – 400m
Men’s 200m semifinals
Women’s 200m final
Women’s 100m hurdles final

Look out for first place finisher at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Tori Bowie in the women’s 200m final.  Also, expect to see Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin back on the track in the men’s 200m semifinals.

United States' Tori Bowie, center, competes in a women's 200-meter heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
United States’ Tori Bowie, center, competes in a women’s 200-meter heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Water Polo

Women’s Water Polo: Semifinals
11:20 am ET – Hungary vs. United StatesSTREAM LIVE
3:30 pm ET – Russia vs. Italy – STREAM LIVE

The women’s water polo semifinals feature two games on Day 12 with the first game starting at 11:20 am ET and the second at 3:30 pm ET.

Italy's Chiara Tabani, shoots against China, during their women's water polo quarterfinal round match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Italy’s Chiara Tabani, shoots against China, during their women’s water polo quarterfinal round match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Volleyball

Men’s Volleyball: Quarterfinals
9:00 am ET – Canada vs. Russia STREAM LIVE
1:00 pm ET – United States vs. PolandSTREAM LIVE
5:00 pm ET – Italy vs. IranSTREAM LIVE
9:15 pm ET – Brazil vs. ArgentinaSTREAM LIVE

Russia's Viacheslav Krasilnikovdives for a ball during a men's beach volleyball semifinal match against Italy at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Russia’s Viacheslav Krasilnikovdives for a ball during a men’s beach volleyball semifinal match against Italy at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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