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Daily Snapshot: August 18

Posted by Staff  August 18, 2008 12:00 AM

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Germany's Dirk Nowitzki (left) will lead his country against Team USA. (Filippo Monteforte / Getty Images)

STAR ATTRACTION: It will be nationalism at its finest as the American and Chinese teams battle on the softball and baseball diamonds, while Team USA men's basketball will meet up against the Germans and Dirk Nowitzki (above).

TV SCHEDULE:

NBC and NBC HD
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Men's Volleyball - USA vs. Japan (LIVE); Track & Field; Men's Diving; Men's Beach Volleyball; 8 p.m.-Midnight Gymnastics; Track & Field; Women's Beach Volleyball (LIVE); 12:35-2 a.m. Men's Diving Springboard Semifinal; Men's Triathlon

CNBC and CNBC HD
Midnight-2 a.m. Softball - USA vs. China (LIVE); 5-8 p.m. Boxing

USA and USA HD
2 a.m.-Noon Men's Basketball - USA vs. Germany (LIVE); Men's Water Polo - USA vs. Germany (LIVE); Canoeing (LIVE); Women's Field Hockey - USA vs. Britain (LIVE); Men's Table Tennis; Women's Table Tennis

MSNBC
5 a.m.-5 p.m. Men's Basketball - Argentina vs. Russia (LIVE); Women's Soccer Semifinals (LIVE); Baseball - USA vs. China; Cycling - Track; Men's Handball - Germany vs. Denmark; Men's Weightlifting 105kg Competition; Men's Beach Volleyball

OXYGEN
6-8 p.m. Equestrian - Team Jumping Final

TELEMUNDO
2-6 a.m. Gymnastics; Women's Diving; Track & Field; 8 a.m.-Noon Women's Soccer Semifinal (LIVE); Men's Beach Volleyball; Boxing; Midnight-1 a.m. TBA

UNIVERSAL HD
24-hour MSNBC, & CNBC HD Simulcasts and Coverage

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL
2:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Men's games

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL
6 a.m.-6 p.m. Women's Semifinals

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