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5 to Watch: Huskies in Rio, More Gold for Phelps?

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    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Diana Taurasi #12 of United States handles the ball ahead of Anna Cruz #15 of Spain during the women's basketball game on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Youth Arena on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    COURT IN SESSION

    The U.S. women's basketball team came out with another win Wednesday, beating Serbia 110-84.

    The UConn contingent of Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi, Tina Charles, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart have all contributed to the team's first three wins.

    This marks the third game Team USA broke the 100-point mark as the U.S. squad looks to continue its gold medal domination.

    How to watch: You can stream a replay of the game by clicking here.

    Michael Phelps of competes in the second Semifinal of the Men's 200m Butterfly of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 8, 2016.
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    PHELPS VS. LOCHTE?

    After a qualifying heat earlier in the day it’s a good bet Michael Phelps will be swimming in the men’s 200m individual medley semifinal Wednesday night. He’s likely to face teammate Ryan Lochte, the current world record holder in the event.

    How to Watch: Catch the men’s 200m individual medley semifinals live on NBC Connecticut or online at 11:29 p.m. ET.

    FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, United States' Stuart McNay and Graham Biel, left, compete during the 470 class race at the Summer Olympics in Weymouth and Portland, England. The American sailors with the best chances of medaling in Rio are the women's 470 crew of Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha; the men's 470 crew of McNay and David Hughes of Miami; and Laser Radial sailor Paige Railey.
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    COME SAIL AWAY

    Stuart McNay is one of three Olympic sailors who graduated from Yale. He and partner David Hughes ranked 10th in the men's 470 race 1 and 7th in race 2 Wednesday, giving them a score of 17 overall and ranking them 8th in the fleet overall.

    For McNay, Rio marks his third Olympics (Beijing, 2008 and London, 2012).

    McNay was a two-time collegiate All-American while at Yale and graduated with a degree in architecture.

    How to Watch: Sailing races continue tomorrow. You can watch live on your devices here beginning at noon.

    The USA's Julia Reinprecht hits the ball past Argentina's Maria Granatto during the women's field hockey Argentina vs USA match of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 6 2016.
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    FIELD HOCKEY FAMILY AFFAIR

    Katie and Julia Reinprecht, along with the rest of Team USA, squared off against Japan in Pool B of the women's field hockey tournament Wednesday. The US defeated Japan 6-1.

    The sisters joined the national team in 2010 and, in their first major international competition, helped the U.S. take home gold at the 2011 Pan American Games.

    Their teammate, Melissa Gonzalez, is a UConn grad.

     How to watch: Catch a replay of Gonzalez and the Reinprecht sisters in action by clicking here.

    Samuel Mikulak of the United States competes on the pommel horse during the men's team final on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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    GYMNASTICS HISTORY?

    Japan’s Kohei Uchimura tries to become the first male gymnast to win back-to-back Olympic all-around titles since fellow countryman Sawao Kato did it at the 1968 Mexico City and 1972 Munich Olympics.

    American Sam Mikulak has said he wants to be the one to dethrone Uchimura. Backing up that talk will be a challenge, but Mikulak’s swagger is born of his recent success with four consecutive all-around national championships titles (2013 to 2016).

    How to Watch: Catch Uchimura and the U.S. competition live at 3 p.m. ET.