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J. Lo and Shakira at tonight's Super Bowl 2020 halftime show: How to watch without cable – CNET

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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are sharing the stage during the Super Bowl halftime show.


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The excitement for Super Bowl 2020 goes way beyond the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers — many people tune in to watch the big game for its buzz-worthy commercials and halftime entertainment. Tonight at Super Bowl LIV, music superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will wow the crowds during the game’s halftime show. 

You can watch the halftime performance tonight on Fox at 8:20 p.m. ET (7:20 p.m. CT, 5:20 p.m PT). Or if you want to know how to watch the Super Bowl halftime show without cable, check out the details below for more ways to see it, including free live stream options. 

“It doesn’t get any bigger than this! So excited about getting on that SuperBowlLIV PepsiHalftime stage!” Shakira wrote in a tweet back in September, when the duo’s gig was first announced.

Shakira shared an action image from a rehearsal for the performance just 10 days before the game, and based on the height she’s achieving on her jump, it looks as if she could easily hurdle several linebackers.

But the actual throwing and catching of the football could create some problems.

Lopez also shared several sneak peeks into her preparations. One brief video clip earned 8.2 million views in just a day. “Week out from the Super Bowl … can you tell we’re having fun!!??!!” she wrote in the clip’s caption on Instagram.

In another video clip, she takes a football stance on the 25-yard line.

Lopez also showed off her glittery new drinking cup emblazoned with the Super Bowl’s date.

The two singers aren’t officially revealing much about the Super Bowl performance itself. But Hola! magazine published a photo of what it says may be a set list for the event, as shown by Spanish-language talk show Despiérta America. If that list turns out to be accurate, expect some major-league guests (Beyoncé, Pitbull, Ja Rule, Wyclef Jean) and some blockbuster hits (Get Right, Booty, She Wolf, Hips Don’t Lie)


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Here’s what you need to know to watch Super Bowl LIV if you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription.

When does the Super Bowl 2020 halftime show start?

What: Super Bowl LIV
When (kickoff): Tonight (Sunday, Feb. 2) at 6:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. CT, 3:30 p.m. PT) 
When (halftime show): Tonight (Sunday, Feb. 2) at 8:20 p.m. ET (7:20 p.m. CT, 5:20 p.m PT), according to the NFL 
Where: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
Channel: Fox

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Who’s calling the game?

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be in the broadcast booth, with Erin Andrews and Chris Myers reporting from the sidelines.

Who’s singing the national anthem?

Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem.

How can I watch the game online?

You can livestream the game on FoxSports.com as well as the Fox Sports and Fox Now apps for free without authentication. That means you won’t have to sign in at all, just start streaming.

Cord cutters can also watch the Super Bowl on Fox with a live TV streaming service, but not every service carries every local network. Check each one using the links below to make sure it includes Fox in your area.

FuboTV costs $55 a month and includes Fox.

Click here to see what local networks it offers in your area.

Other stuff to know about live TV streaming services:

  • You’ll need a solid internet connection.
  • You can watch any of them on TV as long as your smart TV has the service’s app. You can also watch on your TV using a media streamer such as a RokuFire TVApple TV or Chromecast.
  • You can also watch on iPhones, Android phonestablets and computer browsers.
  • You can sign up and cancel anytime, no contract required.
  • All of them offer free trial periods, so you can sign up to watch and then cancel.

Stream the Super Bowl for free on your phone with the Yahoo or NFL app

If you’re looking to watch for free, and don’t mind watching on your phone, Yahoo will also be streaming the Super Bowl on its Yahoo and Yahoo Sports apps. You can also watch a livestream of the game on the NFL app. Neither option, however, allows you cast the livestream from your phone to your TV or another display.

Can I go the OTA antenna route?

If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching an indoor antenna to nearly any TV.

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Penny Oleksiak back to lead Canada in Tokyo pool

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Penny Oleksiak, the first Canadian to win four medals at a Summer Olympics, will lead a Canadian swimming team eager to build on their efforts in Rio de Janeiro at next month’s Tokyo Games.

Swimming Canada unveiled a 26-member squad (16 women, 10 men) on Thursday that is a mix of experience and youth that officials hope is capable of improving on the six medals won in Rio, the country’s best haul in the pool since the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

“I think the mix of veteran leaders and new faces is awesome,” said Kylie Masse, a bronze medallist in the 100 metres backstroke in Rio and one of 10 returning Olympians. “That’s kind of how sport works, there are always older and younger athletes, and it’s a great dynamic to have.”

Leading the charge at the 2016 Rio Games was Oleksiak, who became Canada’s youngest Olympic champion winning gold in the 100m freestyle as a 16-year-old, while also grabbing silver in the 100m butterfly and two relay bronze.

The stage is set for a new star to emerge in Tokyo in 14-year-old Summer McIntosh, who edged Oleksiak in the 200m freestyle at the trials and breezed to victory in the 800m free.

At the other end of the experience and age spectrum is 37-year-old Brent Hayden, who came out of retirement to earn a spot on his fourth Olympic team, becoming the oldest Canadian Olympic swimmer in history.

Bronze medallist in the 100m freestyle at the 2012 London Olympics, Hayden clinched his spot with a win in the 50m freestyle at the Canadian trials that wrapped up on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Editing by Toby Davis)

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Sinclair to lead Canadian women’s team in her fourth Olympics

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Christine Sinclair, the all-time international goal-scoring record holder, was named to her fourth Olympic squad on Wednesday and will headline a Canadian roster at the Tokyo Games that features a mix of veterans and youth.

Led by Sinclair, whose 186 goals for her country are the most by a female or male soccer player worldwide, Canada won medals at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and was the only nation to make the podium in both competitions.

“I am looking forward to doing whatever I can to help take this team back to the podium and make history again,” said Canadian captain Sinclair. “Our team is in a good spot, we are excited, we are hungry and we are ready to go.”

The 18-player roster features 12 members of the squad that competed at the 2016 Rio Games while a quintet including Vanessa Gilles, Jayde Riviere, Julia Grosso, Adriana Leon, and Evelyne Viens will be making their Olympic debuts.

Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan travelled to Rio in 2016 as an alternate.

Canada will kick off their Tokyo 2020 journey when they face Japan on July 21 and continue Group E play against Chile on July 24 and Britain on July 27.

(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, editing by Ed Osmond)

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Which of the Canadians Picked in the 2021 NFL Draft Will Thrive This Season?

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It was a good NFL Draft for Canadian players in 2021.

Some four stars from north of the border were selected by NFL franchises in the free agency pick ‘em, and that is tied as the highest number of Canadians drafted in the 85-year history of the event.

Of course, the hope is that these young talents are more than just filler and roster depth, but can any of the quartet make the breakthrough into the big time?

Here’s a look at which of the NFL’s newest Canadian additions can shine in 2021/22.

Jevon Holland

The defensive back was the number 36 pick in the Draft by the Miami Dolphins, who beat off a number of rivals in the hunt for the Coquitlam native.

A versatile defender, Holland is a former Jim Thorpe Award semi-finalist thanks to his exploits in the NCAA back in 2019 with the University of Oregon.

He sat out the 2020 campaign, but representatives from dozens of NFL teams were in town to watch Holland go through his paces at the Oregon Pro Day.

The 21-year-old is following in the footsteps of his father Robert, who turned out for the Detroit Lions, and he is expected to force his way into the starting line-up at the Dolphins. And, who knows, maybe Holland could go all the way in his first season, with Miami priced at +2500 in the Super Bowl 2022 American football odds.

Benjamin St-Juste

When you’re six foot three, 205 pounds and still able to run 40 yards in 4.51 seconds, it goes without saying that you have the physical credentials to succeed in the NFL.

Benjamin St-Juste is the man that can, and he will bolster the roster at a Washington Football Team that will be looking to improve upon their playoff showing in 2020.

The 23-year-old may only have been a third-round pick, but he comes with a burgeoning reputation thanks to a successful time at the University of Minnesota. An All-Big Ten special mention in 2019, more than 50 NFL recruitment personnel attended the college’s pro day – largely to catch a glimpse of St-Juste going through his paces.

Both Brian Gutekunst and Jon Robinson made the trip but, in the end, it was Washington who snapped up the powerhouse from the Draft.

Chuba Hubbard

The third Canadian to be drafted in 2021 was Chuba Hubbard, who became the first Canadian running back to be selected from the Draft in 25 years.

It’s the Carolina Panthers who have taken a chance on the 22-year-old and with his credentials, you can see why. Hubbard finished eighth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy in 2019 after a stellar campaign – he served up 2,094 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns, an NCAA best. He was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

While running backs are not the hottest of properties in the Draft, Hubbard provably has the talent to cross into the end zone with regularity – the Panthers might just have got their hands on an unheralded gem here.

With these three Canadians taking the step up to the NFL, the future of the sport north of the border looks in safe hands.

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