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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Sunday, May 10

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May 10 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Sunday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Patriots will need another QB -- If Brady is suspended With quarterback Tom Brady expected to hear from the NFL this week about a possible suspension for his role in Deflategate, the New England Patriots could be looking to sign another veteran quarterback. (FBN-PATRIOTS-NEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, 502 words) - - Browns OC says Manziel's work ethic 'fantastic' Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel continues to work on his recovery and learning the new offense -- at the same time impressing the coaches with his effort since returning to the team. (FBN-BROWNS-NEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, 1,462 words) - - - - NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Cavs at Bulls CHICAGO - The Bulls lead the series 2-1 and can take firm control with a second straight home victory. (BKN-CAVALIERS-BULLS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 3:30 p.m. ET tipoff, The Sports Xchange, By Tom Musick, 4oo-word first lede, 700-word writethru) - - Rockets at Clippers LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul's hamstring continues to improve and the Clippers look to take a commanding lead of the series entering Sunday's home game holding a 2-1 lead. (BKN- ROCKETS-CLIPPERS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 8:30 p.m. ET tipoff, The Sports Xchange, By Forrest Lee, 4oo-word first lede, 700-word writethru) - - Bulls go for commanding lead over Cavaliers The Chicago Bulls, despite Pau Gasol's strained left hamstring, bid for a commanding 3-1 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who must overcome Kyrie Irving's sore foot, in Game Four of their Eastern Conference semi-final playff series. (NBA-PLAYOFFS/BULLS (PIX), expect by 2230 GMT/6:30 PM ET. by The Sports Xchange, 250 words) (ANDREW) - - Clippers hope to slow down Rockets again The Los Angeles Clippers go for a second successive win and 3-1 series lead when they face the visiting Houston Rockets in Game Four of their best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final series. (NBA-PLAYOFFS/CLIPPERS (PIX), expect by 0345 GMT/11:45 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 250 words) (TIM) - - - - GOLF Stage set for wild finish at PLAYERS PONTE VERDE, Fla. -- Chris Kirk entered Sunday with a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the PLAYERS Championship, but with a star-packed leaderboard he may be in chase mode by the time he tees off at 2:35 p.m. ET. (GLF-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect by 7 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, by Jeff Elliott, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru) - - Players Championship (to 10) Kirk tops packed leaderboard by one as McIlroy lurks PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida - American Chris Kirk leads a crowded leaderboard by one shot entering the final round of the Players Championship with world number one Rory McIlroy, four strokes back, promising to offer a challenge. (GOLF-PGA/ (PIX), expect first lead by 1900 GMT/3 PM ET, by Ben Everill, 400 words) - - - - MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Report: Rays' Smyly likely done for season Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Drew Smyly is expected to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum. (BBO-RAYS-NEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, 165 words) - - Red Sox demote OF Craig to Triple-A The Boston Red Sox optioned slumping outfielder Allen Craig to Triple-A on Sunday. The team also optioned left-handed reliever Robbie Ross Jr. to Pawtucket and promoted outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and right-hander Steven Wright. (BBO-REDSOX-NEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, 107 words) - - Blue Jays' Saunders returns to DL Outfielder Michael Saunders was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Toronto Blue Jays, who promoted utility man Steve Tolleson. (BBO-BLUEJAYS-NEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, 93 words) - - MLB Roundup Roundup of all of the day's action in the MLB. (BBO-ROUNDUP, running copy beginning with the end of the first game of the day - approx. 5 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words) TSX covers all MLB games Slug convention: BBO-WHITESOX-ROYALS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees 1:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto 1:07 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland 1:10 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia 1:35 p.m. Atlanta at Washington 1:35 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee 2:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago 2:10 p.m. White Sox Houston at L.A. Angels 3:35 p.m. Miami at San Francisco 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado 4:10 p.m. San Diego at Arizona 4:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle 4:10 p.m. Kansas City at Detroit 8:05 p.m. - - - - NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Rangers at Capitals WASHINGTON - The Capitals play host to the Rangers, with Washington holding a 3-2 series lead and on the brink of advancing to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 1998. (HKN-RANGERS-CAPITALS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 7 p.m. ET game ends, The Sports Xchange, By Andrew Knoll, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru) - - Flames at Ducks ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Ducks hold a 3-1 series lead as they seek to reach the Western Conference Final for the first time since they won the Stanley Cup in 2007. (HKN-FLAMES-DUCKS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 10 p.m. ET game ends, The Sports Xchange, By Andrew Knoll, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru) - - Capitals try again to close out Rangers The Washington Capitals are hoping home ice will help them close out the New York Rangers in Game Six of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final playoff series that the Capitals lead 3-2. (NHL-PLAYOFFS/CAPITALS (PIX), expect by 0215 GMT/10:15 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 250 words) (TIM) - - Ducks can douse Flames with a victory The Anaheim Ducks go for the clincher against the visiting Calgary Flames when they take a 3-1 lead into Game Five of their best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final playoff series. (NHL-PLAYOFFS/DUCKS (PIX), expect by 0500 GMT/1 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 250 words) (TIM) - - - - BASEBALL Yankees' Pineda chases fifth consecutive victory Right-hander Michael Pineda goes for his fifth victory without a loss when the New York Yankees take on the visiting Baltimore Orioles in one of 15 games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0600 GMT/2 AM ET, 800 words) (ANDREW/TIM) - - - - NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0000 GMT/8:00 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words) (GENE) - - - -

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