Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Tuesday, September 17


Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Tuesday:

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Bengals beat Steelers, Bernard has two TDs

Cincinnati rookie Giovani Bernard enjoyed a breakout performance with two touchdowns as the Bengals beat the stuttering Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 on Monday. (NFL-BENGALS/, moved, 400 words)

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Champions League group stage (1845 GMT)

Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen

Real Sociedad v Shakhtar Donetsk

FC Copenhagen v Juventus

Galatasaray v Real Madrid

Olympiakos v Paris St Germain

Benfica v Anderlecht

Bayern Munich v CSKA Moscow

Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City

Bayern, Real, Manchester United begin campaigns

LONDON - Holders Bayern Munich, nine-times champions Real madrid and Premier League champions Manchester United begin their bids to win Europe's elite club competition. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/ (PIX), expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, by Martyn Herman, 800 words)

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Moyes leads Man United in Champions League for first time

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United take on German side Bayer Leverkusen in manager David Moyes's first game at the helm in Europe's elite club competition. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/UNITED (PIX), expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, by Sonia Oxley, 600 words)

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Sociedad begin first group stage campaign in 10 years

MADRID - Real Sociedad mark their first appearance in the group stage in a decade when they host Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in San Sebastian. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/SOCIEDAD (PIX) expect by 2030 GMT/4:30 PM ET, pix, 400 words)

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Barca and Ajax look ahead to clash at the Nou Camp

BARCELONA - Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino, his Ajax Amsterdam counterpart Frank de Boer and players hold news conferences previewing Wednesday's Champions League Group H match at the Nou Camp. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/BARCELONA expect by 1300 GMT/9 AM ET, pix, by Braden Phillips, 500 words)

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Cashner delivers one-hitter as Padres blank Pirates

Andrew Cashner's bid for a no-hitter ended in the seventh inning but the Padres blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates as the right-hander settled for a one-hitter. (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/, moved, 300 words)

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America's Cup comes down to the wire

SAN FRANCISCO - The America's Cup competition resumes after a day off. Emirates Team New Zealand needs only two wins to take the trophy home but Oracle Team USA has turned around a disasterous early performance in the regatta, scoring two victories over the weekend. (SAILING-AMERICASCUP/ (PIX), expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, by Noel Randewich, 500 words)

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

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PGA Tour: BMW Championship

Johnson shoots 65 to seal victory

LAKE FOREST, Illinois - American Zach Johnson fired a bogey-free 65 in Monday's final round to win the weather-delayed BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club. (GOLF-PGA/ (PIX), moved, 600 words)

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ATP: St Petersburg Open, Russia (to 22)

Metz Open, France (to 22)

WTA: Guangzhou International, China (to 21)

Korea Open, Seoul (to 22)

Copy on merit

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McKenzie talks up Wallabies progress after tough 10 weeks

SYDNEY - Australia coach Ewen McKenzie sees signs of progress in his team and is confident that, boosted by a bit of extra muscle and experience, they can beat South Africa in Cape Town for the first time in two decades later this month. (RUGBY-CHAMPIONSHIP/AUSTRALIA-MCKENZIE, expect by 0700 GMT/4 AM ET, by Nick Mulvenney, 500 words)

(Asia duty editor: Peter Rutherford)

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