Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 12

Reuters

Nov. 12 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Tuesday:

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

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Stay or go? NBA players know the drill

The four-year college All-American is a rarity, but current NBA players who weighed similar stay-or-go dilemmas are in the best position to offer advice to tomorrow's NBA All-Stars, speaking from the podium of first-hand experience. The Sports Xchange asks NBA players what advice they would offer college freshmen seeking direction on the decision to declare for the NBA or stay in the college game. (BKC-NEWS, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 2 Michigan State

CHICAGO - The two top-ranked teams in the nation square off for the first time since 2008 with freshman Julius Randle leading the Wildcats against Big Ten preseason player of the year Gary Harris and the Spartans at the United Center. (BKC-KENTUCKY-MICHIGANSTATE-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2330 GMT/7:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Jeff Reynolds, 400-word first lede, 750-word writethru)

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No. 4 Duke vs. No. 5 Kansas

CHICAGO - Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are undefeated in the two-year existence of the Champions Classic. Freshman Jabari Parker and the Blue Devils take on Andrew Wiggins and the Jayhawks in the second game at the United Center. (BKC-DUKE-KANSAS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after 9:45 p.m. ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Jeff Reynolds, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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No. 14 VCU vs. No. 25 Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The first meeting between the programs since 1998 with Mid-Atlantic bragging rights on the line. Virginia sold out John Paul Jones Arena for the first time since 2007. (BKC-VCU-VIRGINIA-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2300 GMT/7 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by David Driver, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Pain in the knee: Raiders QB Pryor might miss time

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was hurt going into the New York Giants game last week, and his knee injury might require rest, coach Dennis Allen says. (FBN-RAIDERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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Martin to meet Dolphins owner Ross before sitdown with NFL

Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin is scheduled to meet with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross Wednesday, two days before meeting with NFL investigator Ted Wells. (FBN-DOLPHINS-NEWS/, expect by 1815 GMT/2:15 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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Steelers QB Roethlisberger wants no part of trade

Ben Roethlisberger vehemently denies a "B.S. report" that he wants out of Pittsburgh, and former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians - now head coach of the Arizona Cardinals - a close friend and confidant, says Roethlisberger is no doubt a "Steeler for life.? (FBN-STEELERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 375 words)

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Reed now a backup, unhappy with Houston 'D'

For the first time since he was an underclassman at the University of Miami, Ed Reed isn't a starter, and he's not thrilled with the Houston Texans' defense. (FBN-TEXANS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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QB Flynn back with Packers

Veteran quarterback Matt Flynn returns to the Green Bay Packers after a 19-month odyssey through Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo during which he found success hard to come by. (FBN-PACKERS-NEWS/, expect by 1815 GMT/2:15 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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Chiefs WR Bowe popped for speeding, pot possession

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs is pulled over for speeding and cited for possession of marijuana. (FBN-CHIEFS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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NFL notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Saban stresses attention to detail for Alabama

He does not want his team to get "satisfaction syndrome" after beating LSU. To avoid the creatively labeled ailment, head coach Nick Saban is stressing the micro details. (FBC-ALABAMA-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 425 words)

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Ducks refocus for stretch run

EUGENE, Ore. - A national championship likely went out the window last week at Stanford. Now Oregon faces the final month of the regular season not knowing the status of quarterback Marcus Mariota. (FBC-OREGON-NEWS/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Depth paying dividends at Baylor

Hit by a rash of injuries at running back, the Baylor Bears handed the ball off to the next man in line -- and redshirt freshman Shock Linwood ran for 182 yards against the Sooners. Now the same issue exists at wide receiver, but coach Art Briles isn't panicking. (FBC-BAYLOR-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 425 words)

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

*The Sports Xchange staffs all NBA games. Key matchups outlined below

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Bucks at Heat

MIAMI - Defense and late-game execution have been issues for the Miami Heat (4-3) as MVP LeBron James and his rested teammates welcome shorthanded Milwaukee and O.J. Mayo. (BKN-PACERS-GRIZZLIES-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2330 GMT/7:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 750-word writethru)

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Wizards at Mavericks

DALLAS - Washington is 1-3 on the road but the Wizards young backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal are shooting for the team's first win in seven games against Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks. (BKN-MAVERICKS-WIZARDS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0030 GMT/8:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Art Garcia, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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NBA Wrap: Heat look to bounce back from home loss

The Miami Heat hope to rebound from a rare home loss to the Boston Celtics when they face the visiting Milwaukee Bucks, who have lost six straight to the Heat, in one of four games on the NBA schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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GOLF

McIlroy says legal worries were a distraction in tough year

DUBAI - Former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy admits legal distractions have hurt his golf this year as the Ulsterman prepares to defend his DP World Tour Championship crown that he won in such sizzling style in Dubai in 2012. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/MCILROY, moved, by Matt Smith, 400 words)

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One unified global tour coming, predicts Kuchar

The PGA and European Tours may soon join forces to create one unified global golf circuit, world No. 8 Matt Kuchar is predicting, a move that could address scheduling complaints from top players. (GOLF-AUSTRALIA/TOURS, moved, 400 words)

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Managerial awards next in MLB Awards week

John Farrell (Red Sox), Terry Francona (Indians) and Bob Melvin (A's) are contenders for American League Manager of the Year, with Fredi Gonzalez (Braves), Clint Hurdle (Pirates) and Don Mattingly (Dodgers) the National League finalists. (BASEBALL-AWARDS/MANAGERS , expect by 0015/7:15 PM ET, 350 words)

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Phillies sign OF Byrd to two-year deal

Outfielder Marlon Byrd signs a two-year, $16 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, officially opening the free agent floodgates. (BBO-PHILLIES-NEWS/, expect by 1900 GMT/3 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

*The Sports Xchange covers all NHL games. Key matchups outlined below

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Kings at Sabres

BUFFALO - The Los Angeles Kings have won nearly two-thirds of their games, but they still are having trouble keeping pace in the highly competitive Pacific Division as they kick off a four-game road trip against the Buffalo Sabres. (HKN-SABRES-KINGS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2330 GMT/7:30 PM ET start, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Devils at Rangers

NEW YORK - New Jersey easily captured the first meeting in the rivalry this season , 4-0 at Prudential Center, but the Rangers are showing promise with seven wins in their last nine games. (HKN-RANGERS-DEVILS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2330 GMT/7:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Lightning at Canadiens

MONTREAL - Tampa Bay takes the ice for the first time without NHL-leading scorer Steven Stamkos (broken fibula), while Montreal's Daniel Briere could return after a three-week concussion-releated absence for Montreal. (HKN-CANADIENS-LIGHTNING-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2330 GMT/7:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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NHL Wrap: Avs face 'Canes, streaking Ducks take on Panthers

The Colorado Avalanche put their franchise-best 14-2 start on the line when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes and the red-hot Anaheim Ducks take a five-game winning streak to the Florida Panthers, who have lost nine in a row, in two of 11 games on the NHL schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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LANCE ARMSTRONG

Armstrong case 'done and dusted' says WADA chief

JOHANNESBURG - Only American anti-doping authorities can lift Lance Armstrong's life ban from cycling and any review of his case would require powerful reasons, World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey says, adding that he feels the issue is "done and dusted." (CYCLING-DOPING/WADA (UPDATE 1, TV), moved, by Mark Gleeson, 450 words)

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SOCCER

FIFA warns World Cup could be targeted by protests

JOHANNESBURG - The World Cup could be targeted again next year for demonstrations in Brazil against graft and poor public services but FIFA should not be held responsible or made a scapegoat, general secretary Jerome Valcke warns. (SOCCER-WORLD/FIFA (UPDATE 1), moved, by Mark Gleeson, 425 words)

See also: FIFA bans 26 players worldwide over Italian match-fixing (SOCCER-FIFA/MATCHFIXING)

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AUTO RACING

Formula E aims to spark interest in electric cars

LONDON - A new series of high-speed electric car races in city centers around the world will aim to boost the market for battery-powered vehicles and advance the technology behind them, its backers say. (MOTOR RACING-ELECTRIC/ (PIX), moved, by Keith Weir, 625 words)

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TENNIS

The Joker says he's ready for a big '14

LONDON - Newly crowned ATP World Tour champion Novak Djokovic says he will use his 22-match winning streak as a launching pad for an all-out assault on more grand slam titles next year. (TENNIS-ATP/DJOKOVIC, moved, by Martyn Herman, 525 words)

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NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS

Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0001 GMT/8 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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