Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 p.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 16

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Nov. 16 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 p.m. EST on Friday:

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The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427

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National Football League

Campbell in, Cutler out at San Francisco

Jason Campbell will start for the Chicago Bears on Monday at San Francisco in place of injured Jay Cutler (concussion). (FBN-BEARS-NEWS, The Sports Xchange, 350 words, has moved, expect update by 8 p.m. ET)

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Jim the gym rat

On the same day he underwent a medical procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was back at the team facility against doctor's orders. (FBN-49ers-NEWS, The Sports Xchange, 500 words, has moved)

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Foles expected to start at Washington

Philadelphia Eagles rookie Nick Foles is expected to get his first career start Sunday against the Washington Redskins with Michael Vick still recovering from a "significant concussion." (FBN-EAGLES-NEWS, The Sports Xchange, 500 words, has moved)

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The kid vs. The veteran

MIAMI - The league's finest young quarterback takes on one of the masters of the trade when rookie Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts face Tom Brady and the Patriots in New England on Sunday. (NFL-PREVIEW/, by Simon Evans, 500 words, has moved)

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NFL notebook The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTES, The Sports Xchange, 700 words, expect first copy by 11:20 p.m. ET)

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College Football

NCAA hits Tennessee with additional penalties

The NCAA announces additional penalties against the Tennessee football program. The violations occurred in 2009 when ex-assistant Willie Mack Garza, a member of former coach Lane Kiffin's staff at the time, illegally funded a prospect's unofficial visit and later misled NCAA enforcement officials. (FBC-TENNESSEE-NEWS, The Sports Xchange, 225 words, has moved)

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National Basketball Association

The Lakers on a roll

LOS ANGELES - Buoyed by two wins in their last three games after making a dismal 1-4 start to the season, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers aim to give their new coach Mike D'Antoni a triumphant welcome when they host one of his former teams, the Phoenix Suns, at the Staples Center. (NBA-LAKERS/, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, pix, 450 words, expect by 1 a.m. ET)

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Surprise main event in Memphis

MEMPHIS - Surprises? How about Memphis ruling the West and coming off of back-to-back wins over the Heat and Thunder. And the Knicks, not to be outdone with a 6-0 start, the best for the franchise in 19 years. The teams meet in an unexpected Friday main event at FedEx Forum. (BKN-GRIZZLIES-KNICKS-WRITETHRU, The Sports Xchange, pix, 700 words, expect first copy by 11 p.m. ET)

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Sliding 76ers host Jazz

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers have lost four straight at home but the Jazz aren't at their best away from Utah with five losses in their past six on the road. (BKN-76ERS-JAZZ-WRITETHRU, The Sports Xchange, pix, 700 words, expect first copy by 9:30 p.m. ET)

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Magic road trip begins at Detroit

DETROIT - The Orlando Magic are closer to full strength as they touch down in Detroit with a five-game losing streak. The Pistons are still winless this season. (BKN-MAGIC-PISTONS-WRITETHRU, The Sports Xchange, pix, 700 words, expect first copy by 9:45 p.m. ET)

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NBA notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (BKN-NOTES, The Sports Xchange, 400 words, expect by 7:45 p.m. ET)

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Major League Baseball

Braun tips cap, endorses MVP Posey

Ryan Braun said the voters got it right. The Milwaukee Brewers' star left fielder didn't come close to repeating as National League MVP, getting easily outdistanced by Buster Posey. (BBO-BREWERS-NEWS, The Sports Xchange, 450 words, has moved)

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A's McCarthy resumes baseball activity

Oakland Athletics starter Brandon McCarthy has been cleared to resume baseball activities after his concussion symptoms lessened and then subsided. (BBO-ATHLETICS-NEWS, The Sports Xchange, 350 words, has moved)

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MLB notebook The latest news and notes from around the league. (BBO-NOTES, The Sports Xchange, 550 words, has moved)

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Auto Racing

Vettel, Alonso check out the new track

AUSTIN, Texas - Title contenders Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso get their first chance to test out the new $400 million Circuit of the Americas in the opening practice for the U.S. Grand Prix. (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/, by Steve Keating, pix, 500 words, expect by expect by 6 p.m. ET)

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Ferrer puts Spain 1-0 up v Czechs in Davis Cup final

PRAGUE - David Ferrer gives Spain a 1-0 lead over the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final by beating Radek Stepanek 6-3 6-4 6-4 in a match more difficult than the score suggests. (TENNIS-DAVIS/, pix, 500 words, has moved; will be led)

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Hall of Fame suspends Hewitt over sex scandal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The International Tennis Hall of Fame suspends former doubles standout Bob Hewitt after an investigation into sexual abuse allegations. (USA-TENNIS, by Daniel Lovering, 300 words, has moved; may be led)

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