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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Wednesday, May 20

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May 20 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday:

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

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Goodell wraps NFL owners' meetings

Commissioner Roger Goodell meets with media at the NFL owners' meetings in San Francisco. (FBN-NEWS/GOODELL, expect by 7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 450 words)

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As Goodell stumbles, Tagliabue rising on pedestal

The commissioner pantheon is changing before our eyes as Roger Goodell repeatedly stumbles, making predecessor Paul Tagliabue look better by the day. (FBN-COLUMN/, expect by 7:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, by Ira Miller, 750 words)

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Los Angeles in play for Super Bowl in 2020

If Los Angeles has a stadium and a team, the site will be in play to host the Super Bowl in 2020. (FBN-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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Jets QB Fitzpatrick participates on OTAs

New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to progress from a leg injury, participating in 7-on-7 drills with his new team. (FBN-JETS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 425 words)

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NFL roundup

News and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 7:45 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Knee issues return for Rockets' Howard

Dwight Howard undergoes an MRI exam on his knee after leaving the game for good in the fourth quarter last night in the Houston Rockets' Game 1 Western Conference finals loss at Golden State. (BKN-WARRIORS-ROCKETS-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Cavaliers at Hawks

ATLANTA - For the first time in two decades, the Atlanta Hawks are in the Eastern Conference finals, hosting playoff proven LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Wednesday at Phillips Arena. (BKN-HAWKS-CAVALIERS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after 8 PM ET start, The Sports Xchange, by David Purdum, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Today's NBA schedule at a glance

Cleveland at Atlanta, 8:30 PM ET (PIX)

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NBA Roundup

Roundup of all of the day's action in the NBA. (BKN-ROUNDUP/, running copy beginning with the end of the first game of the day, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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Spieth back in PGA Tour action at Colonial

Masters champion and local favorite Jordan Spieth, the world No. 2, returns to PGA Tour action for this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas, after surprisingly missing the cut at the Players Championship earlier this month. We preview the prestigious event at Colonial Country Club which was won five times by golfing great and Fort Worth resident Ben Hogan. (GOLF-PGA/ (PREVIEW, PIX), expect by 6 PM ET, 400 words)

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Combining Europe with U.S. is tough juggling act, says McDowell

VIRGINIA WATER, England - Ryder Cup stalwart Graeme McDowell explains how hard a juggling act it is for the top European players to commit to events on their home circuit and compete in the best tournaments in the United States. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/MCDOWELL, moved, by Tony Jimenez, 354 words)

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Title hopeful Rose doesn't want to get caught in a trap

VIRGINIA WATER, England - Wentworth is littered with sand traps and world No. 6 Justin Rose says he needs to avoid them at all costs to achieve a "bucket-list" target by landing this week's BMW PGA Championship crown. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/ROSE (PIX), moved, by Tony Jimenez, 360 words)

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New guide will help players read Wentworth greens better

VIRGINIA WATER, England - Europe's top golfers have long since used precise yardage books to plot their way to success and this week they will have access to a new putting guide at the BMW PGA Championship. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/GREENS, moved, by Tony Jimenez, 376 words)

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Injury could force Harrington out for first time

VIRGINIA WATER, England - Padraig Harrington may be forced to pull out of a tournament through injury for the first time in his 20-year professional career after sustaining a problem to his left shoulder while working out in the gym. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/HARRINGTON, moved, by Tony Jimenez, 361 words)

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Cubs' Bryant gets San Diego homecoming

SAN DIEGO - Kris Bryant is getting a chance to reminisce about the good ol' days this week. (BBO-CUBS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Jay Paris, 355 words)

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Kang big bright spot for punchless Pirates

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Pirates returned to PNC Park last night for the start of an eight-game homestand and the biggest question surrounding them was the identity of their starting shortstop. (BBO-PIRATES-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 410 words)

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Tigers: DL viewed as remedy for V-Mart

DETROIT - Who needs a guy batting .141 against right-handed pitching? The Detroit Tigers do, which is why they put switch-hitting designated hitter Victor Martinez on the disabled list. (BBO-TIGERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Rich Shook, 375 words)

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Today's MLB schedule at a glance

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American League

Oakland at Houston, 2:10 PM ET (PIX)

Seattle at Baltimore, 7:05 PM ET (PIX)

Los Angeles Angels at Toronto, 7:07 PM ET (PIX)

Texas at Boston, 7:10 PM ET (PIX)

Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 PM ET

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National League

Arizona at Miami, 7:10 PM ET

St. Louis at New York Mets, 7:10 PM ET (PIX)

Philadelphia at Colorado, 8:40 PM ET (PIX)

Chicago Cubs at San Diego, 10:10 PM ET (PIX)

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco, 10:15 PM ET (PIX)



Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 7:05 PM ET (PIX)

New York Yankees at Washington, 7:05 PM ET (PIX)

Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:08 PM ET (PIX)

Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7:10 PM ET

Cincinnati at Kansas City, 8:10 PM ET (PIX)

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MLB Roundup

Running capsule recaps of all the games on the MLB schedule. (MLB-ROUNDUP/, expect first version ASAP after conclusion of the first game of the day, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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Leafs give Babcock record deal to bolt Detroit

Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is leaving for Toronto and a record eight-year contract that could pay him $50 million. (HKN-REDWINGS-MAPLELEAFS-NEWS/, expect by 4 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Rangers at Lightning

TAMPA - Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals with Tampa Bay riding high after scoring six goals in a victory to even the series 1-1 at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers won 28 road games, an NHL-best, in 2014-15 but the Lightning had the best home record. (HKN-LIGHTNING-RANGERS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after 8:10 PM ET start, The Sports Xchange, by Greg Auman, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Today's NHL schedule at a glance

New York Rangers at Tampa Bay, 8 PM ET (PIX)

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NHL Roundup

Running capsule recaps of all the games on the NHL schedule. (HKN-ROUNDUP/, expect first version ASAP after conclusion of the first game of the day, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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FIFA election package

LONDON - Reuters 14-part package previewing the May 29 FIFA presidential election will comprise profiles and factboxes of all four candidates -- incumbent Sepp Blatter, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Michael van Praag of the Netherlands and Luis Figo of Portugal. It will also include a preview of the election, a history of FIFA presidential elections back to FIFA's founding in 1904, factboxes on soccer's world governing body and how the election works plus betting odds. (SOCCER-FIFA/ (PIX), expect by 9 PM ET, by Mike Collett and Brian Homewood)

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Hamilton staying at Mercedes until 2018

MONACO - Two-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton agrees a new three-year contract that will keep him at Mercedes until the end of 2018. (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/HAMILTON (UPDATE 1), moved, by Alan Baldwin, 410 words)

See also: Button says he exaggerated McLaren's woes (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/MCLAREN (PIX)

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Formula One drivers to launch global fan survey

MONACO - Formula One drivers are to ask fans worldwide for their opinions in what they are billing as the most thorough survey ever carried out by any sport. (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/SURVEY, moved, by Alan Baldwin, 354 words)

See also: Formula One statistics for the Monaco Grand Prix (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/STATISTICS)

Formula One drivers' form sheet (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/FORM)

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American David Oliver flies past rivals to set alight Bird's Nest

BEIJING - Justin Gatlin may have flown home but at least the Bird's Nest Stadium could thrill instead to another 33-year-old American speedster, David Oliver, running the fastest 110 meters hurdles this year at Beijing's World Challenge meet. (ATHLETICS-BEIJING/ (UPDATE 1), moved, 401 words)

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Stadium changes another twist in Tokyo's troubled preparations

Tokyo convinced the International Olympic Committee that the 2020 Summer Games would be in a safe pair of hands in the Japanese capital. Japan's organizational prowess and a $4.5 billion hosting fund gave it a clear edge over bid rivals Madrid and Istanbul when the IOC voted to decide the host. (OLYMPICS-TOKYO/, moved, 406 words)

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Truth 'too shocking' for IOC but pressure must stop, says Vizer

BERLIN - SportAccord President Marius Vizer urges the International Olympic Committee to end pressure on federations to withdraw their membership of his organization after he criticized the Olympic body last month. (OLYMPICS-SPORTACCORD/VIZER (INTERVIEW, UPDATE 1), moved, by Karolos Grohmann, 711 words)

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SEC fines BHP Billiton in 2008 Olympics bribery probe

BHP Billiton will pay $25 million to settle charges that it violated a U.S. anti-bribery law by failing to properly monitor a program under which it paid for dozens of foreign government officials to attend the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. (SEC BHPBILLITON/OLYMPICS, moved, by Jonathan Stempel, 390 words)

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

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