What to Watch: Rio Olympic Games Day 14

(NBCOlympics.com) — Freestyle wrestling action continues in Rio on Day 14 with another top wrestler from the United States in action.  Defending Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs wrestles in Rio with hopes of becoming a legend in his sport.

Also, the semifinals in men’s basketball tip off, and most expect Team USA to be leading the way into the final game for a third-straight Olympics.

Catch the final for the men’s and women’s BMX competition where anything can happen in a race that takes less than a minute to complete. It starts with a hellish drop-in where riders furiously pedal through repeated jumps, 180-degree banking turns and finally across the finish line with muscles screaming.

In two events not to be missed in track and field, the men’s and women’s 4x100m relays are run in Rio. In 2012, the U.S. women set a world record and just might have the team to do it again in Rio. On the men’s side, Jamaica, led by Usain Bolt, looks to continue its dominance for a third Olympic Games in a row.

And let us not forget on Day 14, the women’s Olympic soccer competition concludes with bronze and gold medal matches.

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: Semifinals

After opening the tournament with two lopsided wins against China and Venezuela, Team USA had a string of close calls in Rio at the end of the group stage. A quarterfinal game against Argentina ended with a comfortable lead by the end of regulation, but the U.S. has struggled at times which only feeds their opponent’s confidence. Look for Spain’s six-time NBA all-star Pau Gasol to lead the attack against his professional colleagues on the U.S. side in Rio.

2:30 pm ET
Spain vs. United States
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6:00 pm ET
Australia vs. Serbia
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, Spain's Ricky Rubio (79) drives to the basket over France's Tony Parker (9) during a men's quarterfinal round basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. When Rubio lost his mother to cancer this summer, there were times he wondered if he had any basketball left in him. He tells The Associated Press that he thought about pulling out of the Rio Games to be with his family. But he chose to stay, and he has been a catalyst for Spain heading into a semifinal showdown with the United States on Friday, Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
FILE – In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, Spain’s Ricky Rubio (79) drives to the basket over France’s Tony Parker (9) during a men’s quarterfinal round basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. When Rubio lost his mother to cancer this summer, there were times he wondered if he had any basketball left in him. He tells The Associated Press that he thought about pulling out of the Rio Games to be with his family. But he chose to stay, and he has been a catalyst for Spain heading into a semifinal showdown with the United States on Friday, Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Boxing

Women’s Boxing: 75kg Semifinals

2:30 pm ET
Claressa Shields (USA) vs. Dariga Shakimova (KAZ)
STREAM LIVE

Defending Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields brings her Flint, Michigan-made boxing style to the ring in Rio.  Watch Shields fight Kazakhstan’s Dariga Shakimova in the semifinals at 2:30 pm ET. Shields is already guaranteed a spot on the podium, but now she fights to determine how high she will stand.

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)

Cycling

2:00 pm ET
Men’s and Women’s BMX: Semifinals and finals
STREAM LIVE

The rules for BMX are simple, fastest rider to the finish wins, one lap for gold, silver and bronze.  For the women, reigning Olympic and world champion Mariana Pajón of Colombia comes to Rio as the favorite, with the top BMXer for the U.S., Alise Post, hoping to right her unfortunate semifinal race from the London Olympics where a crash knocked her out of the competition. On the men’s side, Joris Daudet of France returns for his second Olympic Games after winning the 2016 World Championship in May.  He’ll be chased by American riders Nic Long, Corben Sharrah, and Connor Fields.

Cyclists, front from left, Jeremy Rencurel of France, Amidou Mir of France, Sam Willoughby of Australia and Carlos Ramirez Yepes of Colombia compete in the BMX cycling quarterfinals during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. In the background left is Kyle Evans of Britain. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Cyclists, front from left, Jeremy Rencurel of France, Amidou Mir of France, Sam Willoughby of Australia and Carlos Ramirez Yepes of Colombia compete in the BMX cycling quarterfinals during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. In the background left is Kyle Evans of Britain. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Diving

3:00 pm ET
Men’s Diving: 10m platform preliminary
STREAM LIVE

Team USA’s David Boudia looks to defend his 2012 Olympic title in 10m platform diving, but to do it he’ll need to fend off three-time world champion Qiu Bo of China, who dropped to silver behind Boudia in London.  Steele Johnson, Boudia’s synchronized 10m platform partner, also enters the competition for the U.S. in his first Olympic Games.

Silver medalists United States' David Boudia, left, and Steele Johnson raise their arms on the podium after the men's synchronized 10-meter platform diving final in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Silver medalists United States’ David Boudia, left, and Steele Johnson raise their arms on the podium after the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving final in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Golf

Inbee Park of South Korea leads the women’s field at 10-under after making five birdies on a bogey-free back nine in her second round in Rio. Look for the chase to begin on Friday with American Stacy Lewis sitting one stroke off the lead. Two golfers also with a chance to shake things up are Great Britain’s Charley Hull and Canada’s Brooke Henderson currently tied for third at two back.

6:30 am ET
Women’s Golf: Round 3
STREAM LIVE

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

Women’s Soccer: Medal Matches

Brazil, like the U.S. women’s team, struggled to put the ball in the net against a defense-centric team from Sweden, content to take their chances on sudden death penalties. So far that formula has the Swedes in position for gold, but they’ll need to have their tactics work one last time against a German team lauded as one of the best in the world. Although brokenhearted after losing their shot at gold, expect Marta and the rest of the Brazilian team to get a boost from the host nation crowd as they play Canada for bronze.

12:00 pm ET
Bronze Medal Match
Brazil vs. Canada
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4:30 pm ET
Gold Medal Match
Sweden vs. Germany
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Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe kicks the ball during a semi-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between Canada and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)
Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe kicks the ball during a semi-final match of the women’s Olympic football tournament between Canada and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)

Taekwondo

8:00 am ET
Men’s Taekwondo: -80kg Round of 16
STREAM LIVE

7:00 pm ET
Men’s Taekwondo: -80kg medal matches
STREAM LIVE

Competing in his fifth Olympic games, Steven Lopez will get another shot at the title at 37, 16 years after winning his first Olympic gold medal in Sydney.  Lopez, the most decorated taekwondo athlete in the sport, also won Olympic gold in Athens in ’04 and added a bronze to his collection in Beijing in ’08.

FILE - In this July 21, 2015 file photo, United States' Steven Lopez celebrates winning a bronze medal by defeating Venezuela's Javier Medina in the men's taekwondo under-80kg category at the Pan Am Games in Mississauga, Ontario. Lopez is competing on the Olympic stage for the fifth time, at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he's looking to add a medal to the ones he claimed in 2000, 2004 and 2008.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
FILE – In this July 21, 2015 file photo, United States’ Steven Lopez celebrates winning a bronze medal by defeating Venezuela’s Javier Medina in the men’s taekwondo under-80kg category at the Pan Am Games in Mississauga, Ontario. Lopez is competing on the Olympic stage for the fifth time, at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he’s looking to add a medal to the ones he claimed in 2000, 2004 and 2008. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Track and Field

7:10 pm ET
Day 14 Evening Session
STREAM LIVE

Women’s pole vault final
Women’s 4x100m relay final
Men’s 4x100m relay final

U.S. pole vaulter Jenn Suhr looks to make it two Olympic gold medals in a row in Rio.  Also, see if the U.S. women burn up the track like they did in London in the 4x100m relay when they set the world record on their way to gold.  For the men, the 4x100m relay could be Usain Bolt’s last Olympic race ever.

Usain Bolt from Jamaica celebrates after crossing the line to win the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Usain Bolt from Jamaica celebrates after crossing the line to win the gold medal in the men’s 200-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Volleyball

Men’s Volleyball: Semifinals

If you haven’t figured it out over the past 13 days, Brazilians love their volleyball. With their indoor women’s team out, and fresh off a gold medal win by the men’s beach team of Alison and Bruno, fans will now turn attention to the men’s indoor squad to continue their march toward the top podium spot against Russia. The United States team is on a four match winning streak after opening the Olympic Games with back-to-back loses. One of those two loses came against the Italians they face on Friday for a chance at gold.

12:00 pm ET
United States vs. Italy
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9:15 pm ET
Russia vs. Brazil
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Brazil's Alison Cerutti celebrates after defeating Italy during the men's beach volleyball gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Brazil’s Alison Cerutti celebrates after defeating Italy during the men’s beach volleyball gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Water Polo

Women’s Water Polo: Gold Medal Match

2:30 pm ET
Italy vs. United States
STREAM LIVE

It will be a battle of unbeatens for gold as Team USA looks to defend their 2012 London Olympic title in Rio against Italy. The Americans held off the Hungarians to advance to the Gold Medal Match winning their closest match of the tournament, 14-10. Italy enters the game with a couple of back-to-back 12 goal efforts which catapulted them to the finals. Team USA will look to captain Maggie Steffens and goalkeeper Ashleigh Johnson to have big games on water polo’s grandest stage. Click in at 2:30 pm ET to catch the action.

United States players prepare for their women's semifinal water polo match against Hungary at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
United States players prepare for their women’s semifinal water polo match against Hungary at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Wrestling

9:00 am ET
Men’s Freestyle Wrestling: 74kg qualifying and eliminations
STREAM LIVEMat A | Mat B | Mat C

5:00 pm ET
Men’s Freestyle Wrestling: 74kg Repechages, Bronze, Gold Medal Matches
STREAM LIVE

Jordan Burroughs, Team USA’s defending Olympic and three-time world champion comes to Rio wanting to build a legacy as the greatest freestyle wrestler of all time.

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2012, file photo, United States' Jordan Burroughs celebrates after winning against Iran's Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi in the gold medal match of a 74-kg men's freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Burroughs had won every world title he wrestled for until a sprained MCL in his left knee doomed him to a bronze in 2014 in Uzbekistan. He’s healthy now though, and focused on winning a third world title at home ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2012, file photo, United States’ Jordan Burroughs celebrates after winning against Iran’s Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi in the gold medal match of a 74-kg men’s freestyle wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Burroughs had won every world title he wrestled for until a sprained MCL in his left knee doomed him to a bronze in 2014 in Uzbekistan. He’s healthy now though, and focused on winning a third world title at home ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

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