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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday, Aug 18

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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday:

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SOCCER

Premier League

Burnley v Chelsea (1900)

Premier League new boys welcome Chelsea to Turf Moor

BURNLEY, England - Burnley have been handed a tough baptism on their return to the top flight when Jose Mourinho's Chelsea visit Turf Moor for their opening game of the new Premier League season. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ (PIX), expect by 2200 GMT /6 PM ET, by Simon Evans, 500 words)

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Champions League

Napoli in at the deep end with Bilbao clash

ZURICH - Napoli's first game of the season could be also be one of their most difficult and important as they host Spain's Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of their Champions League playoff tie on Tuesday. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS (PREVIEW), moved, by Brian Homewood, 700 words)

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BASKETBALL

BELGRADE - Hosts Spain and several other teams are capable of defeating a United States side missing their biggest names at the Aug. 30-Sept. 14 basketball World Cup, New York Knicks playmaker Pablo Prigioni told Reuters. (BASKETBALL-WORLD/USA-PRIGIONI (INTERVIEW), expect by 1500 GMT/11 AM ET, by Zoran Milosavljevic, 600 words)

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BASEBALL

Angels head to Fenway for clash with Red Sox

The Los Angeles Angels, in a tight race with the Oakland Athletics for top spot in the American League West, head to Fenway Park for the first of a four-game set with the Boston Red Sox in one of the eight games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 975 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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OLYMPICS

World record holder Meilutyte wins gold at Youth Games

NANJING, China - Big things are expected of world record holder and Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing and the Lithuanian did not disappoint on Monday, cruising to gold in the women's 50 meters breaststroke final. (OLYMPICS-YOUTH/DAY3 (PIX) moved, 600 words)

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CRICKET

Sri Lanka v Pakistan second test, Colombo (to 18)

Sri Lanka win gives Jayawardene perfect sendoff

COLOMBO - Former captain Mahela Jayawardene was given a fairytale sendoff in his last test match as Sri Lanka eased to a 105-run victory that completed a 2-0 series sweep over Pakistan. (CRICKET-PAKISTAN/, moved, 500 words) (London duty editor: Pritha Sarkar/Justin Palmer)

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