Olympics: What to Watch Tonight -- Tune In to NBC!

Here's our quickie guide to the day's can't-miss Summer Olympic events

On Wednesday, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor beat out fellow Americans Jen Kessy and April Ross in the beach volleyball women’s title match, scoring their third straight gold. Over on the track, Aries Merritt grabbed gold for the U.S.A. in the 110-meter hurdles, with American Jason Richardson coming in second. Rounding out a big day for the red, white, and blue, Brittney Reese and Janay Deloach grabbed the gold and bronze medals respectively in the women’s long jump. That brings us to day 13.

So let’s get to it: Here’s what to catch tonight!

Women’s Soccer, 2:15 p.m., ET, NBC Sports
Team U.S.A. will go for its third straight gold medal after a thrilling win over Canada on Monday. The team will play Japan for a rematch of the 2011 Women’s World Cup (which Japan won on penalty kicks).

Women’s Water Polo, 3 p.m. ET, NBC
The U.S. women have never won gold, though the team has medaled in three straight Olympics. They’re looking to change that against Spain today. Leading the American effort will be top scorer Maggie Steffens with the help of goaltender Betsey Armstrong.

Women's Boxing, 5 p.m. ET, CNBC

The U.S.A.’s Claressa Shields will shoot for the first middleweight gold in women's boxing history against Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova.

Men’s Track & Field, 8 p.m. ET, NBC
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt is looking to become the first man ever to win gold in both the 100-meter and 200-meter in consecutive games. He’ll face Yohan Blake in the 200-meter, also from Jamaica, who beat Bolt in that country’s trials last month. American Wallace Spearmon will also make a play for the podium. On the track for the 800-meter final, Kenya’s David Rudisha is the favorite by far.

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer. Follow her on Twitter: @alicedubin.

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