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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday, March 7

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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday:

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SOCCER

Ligue 1

Olympique Marseille v Nice (1930)

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ATHLETICS

World Indoor Championships, Sopot, Poland (to 9)

Santos and Gordon bid to reach 400 metres final

The 400 metres semi-finals highlight the opening day with Olympic silver and bronze medallists, Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos and Trinidad and Tobago's Lalonde Gordon respectively, in contention for the men's gold medal while in the women's race American Francena McCorory and Russia's Kseniya Ryzhova are the joint favourites. (ATHLETICS-WORLD/INDOORS).

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RALLYING

Rally of Mexico (to 9)

Copy on merit

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GOLF

PGA Tour: WGC-Cadillac Championship (to March 9)

English waits as field plays catch-up after weather delay

DORAL, Florida - American Harris English, one of six players to complete the weather-hit first round, has the clubhouse lead at the weather-hit WGC-Cadillac Championship, where most of the elite field will return early Friday to finish their opening round and head back out for second round action. (GOLF-PGA/ (PIX), expect lead by 1730 GMT/12:30 PM ET, by Steve Keating, 400 words)

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Stuard leads by one shot at Puerto Rico Open

American Brian Stuard takes a one-shot lead over compatriot Jason Gore and New Zealand's Danny Lee into the second round at the Puerto Rico Open at Trump International Golf Club in Rio Grande. (GOLF-PGA/PUERTORICO, expect by 0130 GMT/8:30 PM ET, 250 words)

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TENNIS

Radwanska in second-round action at Indian Wells World number two Agnieszka Radwanska, Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Romania's Simona Halep are among those in second-round action in the women's draw at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, while Frenchman Nicolas Mahut faces Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili in first-round action on the men's side. (TENNIS-INDIAN/, expect by 0530 GMT/12:30 AM ET, 350 words)

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NBA

Streaking Nets look to make it five straight

The Brooklyn Nets can equal their longest win streak of the season when they seek a fifth consecutive victory versus the host Boston Celtics in one of 11 games on the NBA schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 850 words)

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NHL

Pens visit Ducks for clash of conference leaders

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins visit Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks in a matchup pitting the two conference leaders against each another in one of five games on the schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 900 words)

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NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS

Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0101 GMT/8:01 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

(London duty editor: Ed Osmond)

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