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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Thursday, September 19

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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Thursday:

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SOCCER

Europa League

Away from the glitz and glamour of the Champions League, some of the continent's bigger names - the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Fiorentina, Valencia, Lazio and PSV Eindhoven - kick off their Europa League group stage campaigns. (SOCCER-EUROPA/, expect first story by 2130GMT/5.30 PM ET, by Justin Palmer, 400 words)

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Premier League

Fellaini ready for first Manchester derby

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United fans have been buying Marouane Fellaini wigs with their new Belgian showing signs he can add a cool head and quality passing to the midfield just in time for Sunday's derby against City. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/PREVIEW, moved, by Sonia Oxley, 800 words)

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La Liga

Barca play at Rayo, Real host city rivals Getafe MADRID - Champions Barcelona, one of only two teams with four wins in their opening four games alongside Atletico Madrid, travel to the Spanish capital to play struggling Rayo Vallecano on Saturday and Real Madrid host city rivals Getafe on Sunday. (SOCCER-SPAIN/ (PREVIEW) moved, by Iain Rogers, 500 words)

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MOTOR RACING

Formula One Singapore Grand Prix (22)

Raikkonen among drivers to address media in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Kimi Raikkonen decided to rejoin Ferrari next season after Lotus failed to pay his salary, the Finn told a news conference ahead of the weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/ (PIX, TV), moved, by John O'Brien)

We will also move spot items from various pre-race events attended by drivers and team principals.

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GOLF

PGA Tour: Tour Championship, Atlanta (to 22)

Woods ready to launch title bid at East Lake

ATLANTA - World number one Tiger Woods, the FedExCup points leader, launches his bid for a sixth PGA Tour victory this year in the opening round at East Lake Golf Club. An elite field of 30 players is competing in the fourth and final playoff event, the 2013 PGA Tour's season finale. (GOLF-PGA/ (PIX), expect first story by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 400 words)

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TENNIS

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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BASEBALL

Rays top Rangers in AL wild card race

Desmond Jennings singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Tampa Bay Rays took back the top American League wild-card spot with a critical victory over the Texas Rangers. (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/, moved, 900 words)

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BASKETBALL

European basketball championship, Slovenia (to 22)

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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)

(Duty editor: Alan Baldwin)

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