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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday, July 9

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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday:

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SOCCER

World Cup (to 13)

Netherlands v Argentina, Sao Paulo (2000)

Messi's Argentina face Netherlands in last four

SAO PAULO - After Germany's stunning demolition of hosts Brazil, Lionel Messi's Argentina will seek to join the Europeans in the final when they take on 2010 runners-up the Netherlands in Sao Paulo. (SOCCER-WORLD/M62-NED-ARG (PIX), expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, 500 words plus sidebars, reaction)

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We are also running a separate World Cup Schedule at various times throughout the day during the tournament, offering previews, spot news, reports and analysis from our team in Brazil. (SPORTS-NEWS-SCHEDULE-UNPLANNED)

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CYCLING

Tour de France

Defending champion Froome pulls out after crash

ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France - Defending champion Chris Froome has pulled out of the Tour de France after crashing during the fifth stage. Italian Vincenzo Nibali wears the overall leader's yellow jersey. (CYCLING-TOUR/FROOME-CRASH (PIX), urgent story moved with updates and full coverage to follow, by Julien Pretot)

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GOLF

European Tour: Scottish Open (to 13), Aberdeen

McIlroy and Mickelson discuss Scottish Open plans

Phil Mickelson is hoping for the wind to blow and the rain to fall this week as he aims for his personal "double double" of Scottish Open and British Open success which the American achieved last year. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/, moved, 400 words)

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CRICKET

England v India, first test, Nottingham (to 13)

Aggressive India make good start in first England test

A new-look India reached 106 for one at lunch on the opening day of the first test against England with the loss of Shikhar Dhawan's wicket their only setback at a sunny Trent Bridge. (CRICKET-INDIA/LUNCH, moved, 400 words)

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, Pallekele, 2nd ODI

Copy on merit

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TENNIS

ATP Tour:

Hall of Fame Championship, Newport, Rhode Island (to 13)

Swedish Open, Bastad (to 13)

Stuttgart Cup, Germany (to 13)

WTA Tour:

Gastein International, Austria (to 13)

Budapest Grand Prix, Hungary (to 13)

Copy on merit

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BOXING

Pro debut in Vegas can't come soon enough for Quigley

LOS ANGELES - Having decided to abort his dream of competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, exciting Irish prospect Jason Quigley is itching to make his professional debut in Las Vegas on Saturday. (BOXING/QUIGLEY (INTERVIEW), expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 650 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) (Europe duty editor: Alan Baldwin)

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