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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday, Dec 12

Reuters

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday:

NBA

Clippers coach Rivers claims win on Boston return

Former Celtics coach and current Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers earned a 96-88 win on an emotional return to Boston. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), moved, by The Sports Xchange, 600 words)

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NHL

Blackhawks crush Flyers

The Chicago Blackhawks erupted for seven goals to continue their dominating three-game win streak with a 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), moved, by The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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CRICKET

New Zealand v West Indies, second test (to 15)

New Zealand all out for 441 against West Indies

WELLINGTON - BJ Watling scored his sixth test half-century before New Zealand were bowled out for 441 in the. (CRICKET-WINDIES/, expect by 0630 GMT/0130 AM ET, by Greg Stutchbury, 500 words)

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The Ashes, third test, Perth (13-17)

Australia one victory away from winning back Ashes

Already 2-0 up in the series and with Mitchell Johnson running riot, Australia could hardly be more confident as they look to rout a dispirited England in the third Ashes test this week to recapture the coveted urn. (CRICKET-ASHES/PREVIEW, moved, by Nick Mulvenney, 700 words)

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SOCCER

Champions League

Dortmund leave it late, Milan limp into last 16

LONDON - Last season's runners-up Borussia Dortmund were spared a Champions League exit when a dramatic late goal from Kevin Grosskreutz sent the German side into the last 16 on Wednesday. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/ (PIX), moved, by Justin Palmer, 700 words)

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Europa League Group Stage

Kiev and PSV bid to reach Europa League knockout phase

LONDON - Dynamo Kiev and PSV Eindhoven aim to grab one of the six remaining spots in the Europa League knockout stages heading into the final round of group matches. (SOCCER-EUROPA/ (PIX), expect from 2000 GMT/3 PM ET, by Toby Davis, 500 words)

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Premier League

Leaders Arsenal face City test of title credentials

LONDON - Arsenal's lunchtime game at Manchester City on Saturday could be a defining one for their Premier League title hopes, even if Arsene Wenger has greeted that idea with a typically Gallic shrug. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ (PREVIEW), moved, by Alan Baldwin, 600 words)

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La Liga

Barca seeking return to winning ways at home to Villarreal

MADRID - Leaders Barcelona are looking to get back to winning ways after suffering a first defeat of the campaign at Athletic Bilbao when they host Villarreal on Saturday. Atletico Madrid, second on goal difference, host Valencia on Sunday and third-placed Real Madrid play at Osasuna on Saturday. (SOCCER-SPAIN/ (PREVIEW), expect by 1100 GMT/6 AM ET, by Iain Rogers, 500 words) (Asia Duty Editor: Ian Ransom; +61466151684)

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