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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday, March 11

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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday:

SOCCER

Champions League last 16 second legs (1945)

Atletico Madrid v AC Milan

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

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Atletico in strong position to secure last-eight berth

MADRID - Atletico Madrid have a 1-0 lead from last month's first leg in Italy when they host seven-times winners AC Milan at the Calderon as the La Liga side seek a first quarter-final appearance since 1997. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/ATLETICO (PIX) expect by 2130 GMT/4.30 PM ET, by Iain Rogers, 500 words)

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Bayern ready to heap more misery on Arsenal

MUNICH, Germany - Bayern, seeking to become the first team to retain the trophy, will be banking on home advantage to increase their 2-0 lead from the first leg and sink Arsenal. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/BAYERN (PIX), expect by 2130 GMT/4.30 PM ET, by Brian Homewood, 500 words)

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Barca, City coaches and players preview Nou Camp clash

BARCELONA - Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino, his Manchester City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini and players hold news conferences previewing Wednesday's Champions League last 16, second leg at the Nou Camp. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/BARCELONA (PIX, TV) expect by 1500 GMT/9 AM ET, by Tim Hanlon, 400 words)

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Blanc holds news conference before Bayer Leverkusen game

PARIS - Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc holds a news conference ahead of his team's Champions League last-16 return leg against Bayer Leverkusen, whom they demolished 4-0 in the first leg (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/PSG (PIX, TV), expect by 1430 GMT/9:30 AM ET, by Julien Pretot, 350 words)

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HORSE RACING

Cheltenham Festival (to 14)

Hurricane Fly gunning for Champion Hurdle hat-trick

Ireland's Hurricane Fly, trained by Willie Mullins, seeks a third Champion Hurdle triumph on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. (HORSE RACING/CHELTENHAM, expect by 1600 GMT/12 ET, 300 words)

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CRICKET

West Indies v England, Bridgetown, second T20I

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TENNIS

Djokovic and Li in action at Indian Wells

Serbia's Novak Djokovic faces Alejandro Gonzalez in the third round of the men's draw while the women's top seed, China's Li Na, plays Aleksandra Wozniak for a place in the quarter-finals at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. (TENNIS-INDIAN/, expect first copy by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, 500 words)

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NBA

Rockets shoot for sixth straight victory

James Harden faces his former team when the red-hot Houston Rockets put their five-game win streak on the line versus the host Oklahoma City Thunder in a possible Western Conference Final preview that is one of seven games on the NBA schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 850 words)

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NHL

Streaking Blues look to shoot down Stars

The streaking St. Louis Blues will try to pad their lead atop the Central Division when they seek a sixth consecutive victory over the visiting Dallas Stars in one of nine games on the schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 900 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)

(London duty editor: Ed Osmond)

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