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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday, Feb 24


Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday:

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Olympiakos seek to end losing habit against United

ATHENS - Olympiakos Piraeus may never have a better chance to overcome their Manchester United hoodoo than in Tuesday's first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/OLYMPIAKOS (PREVIEW), moved, by Graham Wood, 400 words)

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Problems for Zenit and pies for Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund fans will be offered tea and pies at Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday but there will be no such generosity on the pitch with the Russians intent on reaching their first Champions League quarter-final. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/ZENIT (PREVIEW), moved, 550 words)

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Serie A

Parma v Fiorentina (1800)

Napoli v Genoa (2000)

Heat is on for Napoli and Fiorentina

Third-placed Napoli continue their quest for a Champions League place at home to Genoa while Fiorentina, six points behind in fourth, need to win at Parma to keep alive their hopes of returning to Europe's top club competition. (SOCCER-ITALY/ (PIX), expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, 300 words)

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La Liga

Espanyol v Villarreal (2100)

Copy on merit

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English FA Cup fifth round

Sheffield Wednesday (II) v Charlton Athletic (II) (1945)

Hull City v Brighton (II) (1945)

Copy on merit

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ATP: Dubai Championship, (to March 2)

Brazil Open, Sao Paolo (to March 2)

ATP/WTA: Acapulco International, Mexico (to March 2)

WTA Brazil Tennis Cup, Florianopolis (to March 2)

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Clippers travel to win-hungry New Orleans

The Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers (38-20) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (23-32), who are looking to end a three-game losing streak in the NBA's five-game schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 900 words)

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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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