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Best events to watch on Sunday’s Olympics slate

We take a look at Sunday’s events on the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics schedule

Kevin Durant of Team USA during USAB Mens National Team practice at the Super Saitama Arena on July 22, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

Most eyes will be on Simone Biles and the women of USA Gymnastics on Sunday, with qualification for the team and individual events taking place starting at 2:10 a.m. Biles will begin her quest to become one of the most decorated Olympic athletes in history, with as many as five gold medals possible for her. She’s the massive favorite to win the all-around event.

Skateboarding takes to the Olympic program for the first time, as Nyjah Huston leads a team of three Americans in the men’s street event from Ariake Park. Both qualifying and the final will take place on the same day, and this will be the first-ever gold medal awarded in the sport. For so many that grew up on the sport as a counterculture place of rebellion, it will come full-circle on Sunday.

Team USA men’s basketball is one of the biggest question marks heading into Tokyo, and they’ll get one of their toughest tests of the Games against France to open pool play. The USA are 12-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook, and are -850 on the moneyline.

And if you’re looking for an event that’s a bit off the board to watch: The women’s 10 meter air pistol preliminaries and finals take place at the Asaka shooting range, with Americans Sandra Uptagrafft and Alexis Lagan amongst the 55 competitors. Each shooter will fire 60 times in the preliminaries, with the top eight heading to the Final.

Best Olympic Events to watch at Tokyo Games on Sunday, July 25th

Team USA Women’s Gymnastics Qualification: 2:10 a.m. ET

Nyjah Huston, men’s park skateboarding: Heats - 7:30 p.m. ET, Final - 11:25 p.m.

Team USA Men’s Basketball: 8:00 a.m. ET vs. France

Women’s 10 meter air pistol: 8:00 p.m. preliminaries, 10:15 p.m. final