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Maggie Hendricks

What to watch on Saturday: day and night

Maggie Hendricks
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10:00 a.m. ET, NBC: The U.S. women's basketball team, led by veteran Lisa Leslie and up and coming superstar Candace Parker plays for gold live against Australia, led by WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson. Also, two of the most picked-upon sports, synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics, have their finals.

4:00 p.m. ET, NBC: In women's volleyball, the U.S. goes for gold against volleyball powerhouse Brazil. The U.S. men's and women's team have the chance to complete the U.S. sweep in volleyball after the American wins on the beach.

7:30 p.m. ET, NBC: Last week, when the women's marathon aired, I thought that it would be boring to watch. Then, there were injuries, people falling, runners dropping out and a furious finish to decided silver and bronze. I was glad I watched, and will certainly be tuning in for the men's marathon airing live. The diving 10m platform finals, and several track finals will be aired.

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