Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday Oct 9

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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 on Tuesday (times GMT):

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BASEBALL

The host Cincinnati Reds need one win to complete a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants and advance to the National League Championship Series for the first time in 17 years. (BASEBALL-PLAYOFFS/REDS, expect by 0115, pix, 400 words)

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The Oakland Athletics try to stave off playoff elimination when they host the Detroit Tigers in the third game of the best-of-five American League Division Series.(BASEBALL-PLAYOFFS/ATHLETICS, expect by 0430, pix, 400 words)

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GOLF

World golf final, Antalya Golf Club, Belek (to 12)

World number one Rory McIlroy and 14-times major winner Tiger Woods head the field in the inaugural eight-man event which runs until Friday. (GOLF-WORLD/, expect by 1800, 300 words)

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SOCCER

LONDON - England begin life without stalwart John Terry on Friday but San Marino are the perfect opponents for his yet unknown replacement to ease his way into the centre back's boots with all the goals expected at the other end (SOCCER-WORLD/ENGLAND (PREVIEW), expect by 1600, by Mike Collett, 500 words)

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ROTTERDAM - Playmaker Rafael van der Vaart feels he is back where he belongs after being recalled by Netherlands for the World Cup qualifying matches against Andorra and Romania. (SOCCER-WORLD/NETHERLANDS (PREVIEW), moved, by Theo Ruizenaar, 300 words)

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BERLIN - Germany go in search of a third straight victory at the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign when they take on Group C rivals Ireland in the unique atmosphere that is always generated in Dublin (SOCCER-WORLD/IRELAND (PREVIEW), moved, by Karolos Grohmann, 400 words)

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MADRID - World champions Spain know Belursu will be far from pushovers on Friday (SOCCER-WORLD/SPAIN (PREVIEW), expect by 1600, by Iain Rogers, 500 words)

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MIAMI - The U.S. national team prepares for Friday's World Cup qualifier against Antigua & Barbuda with their first training session. (SOCCER-US/, expect by 2030, by Simon Evans, 400 words)

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BASKETBALL

BELGRADE - More games and bigger arenas will enable Europe's premier basketball competition to aim for NBA standards, Euroleague chief Jordi Bertomeu has vowed ahead of the new season starting on Thursday. (EUROLEAGUE-BASKETBALL/ (PREVIEW), moved, by Zoran Milosavljevic, 400 words)

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TENNIS

ATP: Shanghai Masters, China (to 14)

WTA: Japan Open, Osaka (to 14)

Linz Open, Austria (to 14)

On merit

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