The world’s top gymnasts will be in action on Saturday when they compete in the prestigious American Cup in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The women’s competition (12:30 p.m. ET start time) will be on NBC, and the men’s competition (5 p.m. ET) will be on NBC Sports Network.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch both competitions live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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NBC (live in select markets) and NBC Sports Network are two of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the 2020 American Cup on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package comes with 47 channels, including both NBC (live in select markets) and NBC Sports Network. Sling is the cheapest streaming service with the NBC channels if you plan on keeping it long term, but it also comes with a free trial that lasts through March 15:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the 2020 American Cup live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include NBC (live in select markets) and NBC Sports Network. The “Plus” and “Max” packages come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the 2020 American Cup on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
NBC (live in select markets) and NBC Sports Network are included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the 2020 American Cup on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
2020 American Cup Preview
The American Cup gymnastics competition is heralded as one of the sport’s most prestigious events, but this year it will present even more significance in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics.
A field lined with some of the world’s top gymnasts from 14 countries is in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin this weekend to compete in the American Cup at the Fiserv Forum.
The event is a part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s four-event all-around World Cup series. On Saturday, the women’s all-around event will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on NBC. Coverage continues at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the men’s all-around competition.
For the first time, the all-around series will have an impact on Olympic qualification for this summer’s Tokyo Games. The top three countries in both the men’s and women’s standings following the series of four events will each earn one additional quota spot for the 2020 Olympics.
Two-time U.S. Olympian Sam Mikulak and two-time world champion Morgan Hurd will headline the field on Saturday.
Mikulak, the six-time U.S. all-around champion and 2014 American Cup winner will be up against a world-class men’s field featuring 2016 Olympic parallel bars gold medalist and 2016 Olympic all-around silver medalist Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine, 2016 Olympian Néstor Abad of Spain and 2019 men’s world team bronze medalist Daiki Hashimoto of Japan.
The 27-year-old Mikulak won a record sixth U.S. all-around title last August by the largest margin in history.
Joining Mikulak on home soil to compete will be 2019 U.S. vault champion Shane Wiskus who is also the reigning NCAA parallel bars champ for Minnesota.
The 18-year-old Hurd, the 2018 American Cup champion will be going against a top-notch women’s field featuring 2017 world all-around silver medalist Ellie Black of Canada, 2019 world team bronze medalist Giorgia Villa of Italy and the 2019 U.S. junior champion Kayla DiCello, who is making her senior international debut.
Calling the action from the home of the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday will be play-by-play commentator Terry Gannon, five-time Olympic medalist and 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, two-time Olympic medalist Tim Daggett and reporter Andrea Joyce.
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