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A Trio Of Must-Watch Paralympic Events: Sept. 13

By Jamie MacDonald | Sept. 13, 2016, 2:34 a.m. (ET)

Looking for a good reason to tune in this morning, afternoon and evening? How about Team USA's Michael “Mikey” Brannigan, a dominant duo and a wheelchair basketball team on a mission. If you’re looking for the “what to watch from Rio,” this is the place for the next six days. The action can be viewed live on TeamUSA.org and broadcast on NBC and NBCSN. Click here for a full viewing schedule.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Track And Field

Not only is Brannigan expected to medal in the 1,500-meter in Rio, but he’s also one of the best teenage milers in all of the United States. The 19-year-old has been featured on "NBC Nightly News," profiled in Runner’s World and The Wall Street Journal, he has run under a 4-minute mile and aims to one day reach the Olympic Games. He’s also coming off a 1,500-meter T20 win at the 2015 IPC world championships in Qatar. Today, one of the more compelling stories of the Games unfolds this morning in the men’s 1,500-meter T20 final (9:58 a.m.).

Wheelchair Tennis

Going for gold. Again. The quad doubles team of Nick Taylor and David Wagner are undefeated in their Paralympics history and have won gold at the three previous Games. Taylor and Wagner are aiming for more in today’s quad doubles gold-medal match against Australia (3:30 p.m.). As individual players, Taylor earned bronze in London after finishing fourth in Beijing and Athens, and Wagner reached the semis in Rio before falling on Monday night to Great Britain’s Andy Lapthorne.

Wheelchair Basketball

Team USA’s women, to date, are undefeated in Rio, having outscored opponents, 311-146 in four wins — including a Game 3 win over the Netherlands, which beat them for bronze in London. Today, though, begins with Rio’s knockout rounds, where the United States, in the final game of the day, will face host Brazil in the quarterfinals (8 p.m.). Team USA is led by three-time Paralympian Becca Murray, and two-time Paralympian Rose Hollermann, who scored 17 points against the Dutch.

Broadcast Schedule

On TV:

NBCSN    1-5 a.m.      Swimming, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball
NBCSN  2-5 p.m.   Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball quarterfinals
NBCSN 7-9 p.m.   Swimming, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball quarterfinals

Live Stream:

Track and Field
Track and Field 2
Track and Field 3
 8:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m., 4:20-7:45 p.m.
 8:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 4:20-7:30 p.m.
 8:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 4:20-7:30 p.m.
 8:25-11:00 a.m., 4:25-8:30 p.m.
Wheelchair Fencing
 7:55-11:30 a.m., 12:55-5:30 p.m.
Table Tennis
 8:55 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:55-7:00 p.m.
 8:55-10:30 a.m., 11:55 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:55-4:30 p.m.
Wheelchair Tennis
 10:55 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wheelchair Basketball
 8:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2:05-6:15 p.m.
Highlight Show  9:00-9:05 p.m., 3:00-4:00 p.m., 10:00-11:00 p.m.