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Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Friday:

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GOLF

Presidents Cup (to 6)

U.S. take narrow lead over Internationals

DUBLIN, Ohio - The United States needed a par on the final hole to grab the overall lead over the Internationals on the first day of the Presidents Cup after almost throwing away a commanding advantage following a lengthy weather delay. (GOLF-PRESIDENTS/ (PIX), moved, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, Simon Evans and Julian Linden, 550 words)

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Seve Trophy, St-Nom-la-Breteche, France (to 6)

Europe lead after opening day fourballs

PARIS - Continental Europe, captained by Jose Maria Olazabal, take a two-point lead into the second day. (GOLF-TROPHY/, expect by 1900 GMT/3 PM ET, by Julien Pretot, 350 words)

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MOTOR RACING

Korean Formula One Grand Prix (to 6)

Hamilton tops timesheets in first Korea practice

YEONGAM, South Korea - Lewis Hamilton kept Sebastian Vettel off the top of the timesheets in a first practice session for the Korean Formula One Grand Prix that saw Kimi Raikkonen crash his Lotus into a wall. (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/PRACTICE (PIX), moved with second practice to follow, by Alan Baldwin, 500 words)

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2014 calendar 'beyond the limit' for teams

Formula One's record 22 race calendar for 2014 is 'beyond the limit' for teams but looks likely to be trimmed before it becomes definitive, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/CALENDAR (PIX), moved, by Alan Baldwin, 600 words)

We will also have other stories from the paddock.

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BASEBALL

Cardinals blast away Pirates in series opener

Carlos Beltran blasted a three-run home to launch a seven-run, third-inning outburst that carried the St Louis Cardinals to a 9-1 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of their National League Division Series. (BASEBALL-PLAYOFFS/CARDINALS (PIX), moved, 600 words)

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Dodgers strike early to claim first blood in Braves series

The Los Angeles Dodgers took an early lead and cantered to a 6-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the first game of their best-of-five National League Division series. (BASEBALL-PLAYOFFS/BRAVES (PIX), moved, 400 words)

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New-look Athletics contend with old 'Moneyball' formula

Coming to theaters this October: 'Moneyball 2: Return of the Athletics'. Eleven years after their magical campaign was documented in a best-selling book and Academy Award-nominated film, Major League Baseball's (MLB) Oakland Athletics are back to their successful, frugal, winning ways. (BASEBALL-PLAYOFFS/ATHLETICS (FEATURE), moved, by William Robinson, 700 words)

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Cardinals use youth movement to maintain winning tradition

The St Louis Cardinals have used a big infusion of youth to keep up their winning tradition as they seek a 12th World Series title and second in three years. (BASEBALL-PLAYOFFS/CARDINALS (FEATURE), moved, by Larry Fine, 600 words)

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NFL

Weeden leads surprising Browns to victory over Bills

Out-of-favour quarterback Brandon Weeden came off the bench to help the Cleveland Browns record their third consecutive victory with a dominant final quarter in their 37-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills. (NFL-BROWNS/, moved, 400 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/8:01 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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RUGBY LEAGUE

NRL Grand Final

World Cup spots up for grabs in Grand Final

SYDNEY - International selectors will be paying close attention to the final of Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) season between Syndey Roosters and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles on Sunday. (RUGBY LEAGUE/FINAL (PREVIEW), expect by 0630/2:30 AM ET, by Simon Anderson, 450 words)

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TENNIS

ATP: China Open, Beijing (to 6)

ATP: Japan Open, Tokyo (to 6)

Copy on merit

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GYMNASTICS

World championships, Antwerp (to 6)

Copy on merit (Duty editor: John O'Brien)

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