Perhaps the most intriguing event on tap at the Pan American Games Friday is the women’s 50-meter freestyle.
The one to watch will be 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin, but she’s far from a runaway favorite. Also competing in the race is 21-year-old Canadian Chantal Van Landeghem, who upset Coughlin in the 100-meter freestyle earlier in the week, as well as Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace (Bahamas) and Etiene Medeiros (Brazil), each of whom broke the Pan American Games record in prelims.
The final takes place at about 9:08 p.m. ET.
Other events from Toronto on Friday include the men’s softball semifinal games, the last of the preliminary games in men’s baseball (including United States vs. Canada) and women’s basketball prelims.
Coverage on ESPN2 begins at 8 p.m. ET, while CBC has a pair of time slots on the day: 2-5 p.m. ET and 8-10 p.m. ET. Here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
Watch 2015 Pan Am Games (July 17) Online
If you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to WatchESPN, you can watch ESPN2’s coverage at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
However, other sports will be streamed live on ESPN3, which doesn’t require a cable subscription. Women’s basketball, men’s volleyball, swimming, wrestling, beach volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s basketball and cycling will all be shown at various times on ESPN3. Here’s all the information you need to know about WatchESPN and ESPN3.
Finally, viewers in Canada (or viewers who trick their computer into thinking it’s in Canada) can watch all the events live online at CBC.ca.
Watch 2015 Pan Am Games (July 17) on Mobile
Mobile and tablet users with access to WatchESPN can watch ESPN2’s coverage on the WatchESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store , the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.
Again, events that are on ESPN3 can be viewed on the WatchESPN app without a cable subscription.