Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Tuesday, Jan 21

Reuters

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Tuesday:

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OLYMPICS

Reuters is currently running a feature package on 50 Athletes to watch at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Here are the athletes for Jan. 21:

Skiing

Speedy Svindal sets sights on gold

With his scintillating form, Aksel Lund Svindal's combination of skill and mental strength make him the man to beat on the slopes in Sochi. (OLY-BIO-SVINDAL (PIX), expect by 1700 GMT/1200 ET, by Philip O'Connor, 800 words)

Ice Hockey

Ovechkin seeks belated team success

For all the riches Alex Ovechkin has accumulated during a glittering ice hockey career, a gold medal and a coveted silver bowl remain firmly beyond the Russian sniper's grasp. (OLY-BIO-OVECHKIN (PIX), expect by 1700 GMT/1200 ET, by Steve Keating, 900 words)

Skiing

Kearney in the groove to defend moguls title

Success in snow sports invariably boils down to rhythm and momentum and right now American moguls skier Hannah Kearney has both in abundance as she eyes the defence of her Olympic title in Sochi. (OLY-BIO-KEARNEY (PIX), expect by 1700 GMT/1200 ET, by Martyn Herman, 800 words)

Figure Skating

Davis and White ready to excel

Just watching Meryl Davis and Charlie White whiz around the rink weaving in and out of their spellbinding lifts and intricate choreography can leave awe-struck spectators feeling rather breathless. (OLY-BIO-WHITE (PIX), expect by 1700 GMT/1200 ET, by Pritha Sarkar, 800 words)

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China has faith in Sochi security

BEIJING - China is confident that Russia will be able to guarantee security at next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, officials said on Tuesday. (OLYMPICS-RUSSIA/CHINA (TV) moved, by Ben Blanchard, 500 words)

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TENNIS

Australian Open (to 26)

Djokovic faces danger man Wawrinka, Ivanovic out

MELBOURNE - Triple defending champion Novak Djokovic is in quarter-final action against Stanislas Wawrinka, the man who took him to the wall in the U.S. Open semi-finals last year. In the women's draw, Li Na advanced but Ana Ivanovic was beaten by Canada's Eugenie Bouchard. (TENNIS-OPEN/ (PIX), expect throughout, by Nick Mulvenney, Ian Ransom and Simon Cambers)

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NFL

Belichick hits out at former Patriot Welker

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick called it a key play in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Broncos in Denver and said receiver Wes Welker's injury-causing hit on cornerback Aqib Talib was one of the "worst he's ever seen". (NFL-PLAYOFFS/PATRIOTS, moved, 350 words)

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Serious injuries rubs salt in 49ers wounds

San Francisco Pro Bowl players NaVorro Bowman and Mike Iupati both suffered major injuries in the 49ers' 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's NFC championship game. (NFL-PLAYOFFS/49ERS, moved, 350 words)

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SOCCER

La Liga

Bilba climb to fourth with win over Valladolid

MADRID - Athletic Bilbao climbed back above Villarreal into fourth place in La Liga after Ibai Gomez struck twice in a 4-2 comeback win at home to struggling Real Valladolid on Monday. (SOCCER-SPAIN/ (PIX) moved, by Iain Rogers, 300 words)

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King's Cup quarter-final, first leg

Espanyol v Real Madrid (2000 GMT)

Real Madrid seeking King's Cup advantage at Espanyol

BARCELONA - Last year's beaten finalists Real Madrid can take a step towards securing a berth in the last four when they travel to Barcelona for their quarter-final, first leg at top-flight rivals Espanyol. (SOCCER-SPAIN/CUP (PIX) expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, by Tim Hanlon, 500 words)

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Italian Cup quarter-final

AS Roma v Juventus (1945 GMT)

Roma face Juve in Cup clash

ROMA - Serie A leading pair AS Roma and Juventus clash in a Italian Cup quarter-final. Hosts Roma, second in the league, will be attempting to avenge a 3-0 defeat they suffered at Serie A leaders Juventus earlier this month. (SOCCER-ITALY/CUP (PIX) expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, by Terry Daley, 300 words)

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NBA

Rockets burn Blazers 126-113

Chandler Parsons posted 31 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Rockets fended off Portland in a Western Conference shootout. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), moved, by The Sports Xchange, 600 words)

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NHL

Blues rebound against Red Wings

The St. Louis Blues got goals from four different players, including three by defenseman, on the way to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), moved, by The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS

Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (moved, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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