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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday, September 11

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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday:

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SOCCER

World Cup

Redemption for Van Gaal as Dutch reach World Cup

Louis van Gaal has restored his reputation by leading the Netherlands into the World Cup finals, a decade after failing in the same competition with a highly-rated team. (SOCCER-WORLD/DUTCH, moved, 400 words)

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Leaden-footed England plod on towards samba party

LONDON - England remain on course to qualify for next year's World Cup finals but the tedious nature of their 0-0 draw in Kiev on Tuesday did little to suggest they will bring much fun to the party. (SOCCER-WORLD/ENGLAND, moved, by Martyn Herman, 600 words)

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Spanish Kings Cup second round

Results only

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RUGBY

Rugby Championship

Australia v Argentina (14)

Axe falls on Genia as McKenzie loses patience

MELBOURNE - Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has run out of patience with an out-of-sorts Will Genia, dropping the scrumhalf to the bench for Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against Argentina and installing a new captain with only six tests under his belt. (RUGBY-CHAMPIONSHIP/AUSTRALIA, moved, by Ian Ransom, 600 words)

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New Zealand v South Africa (14)

Meyer challenges Boks to step up against All Blacks

WELLINGTON - South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has challenged his side to "step up" against the All Blacks after he kept faith with the side that comprehensively beat Australia last week in the Rugby Championship. (RUGBY-CHAMPIONSHIP/SAFRICA, moved, by Greg Stutchbury, 500 words)

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CYCLING

Tour of Spain

Nibali leads heading into a largely flat stage 17

BURGOS - Italy's Vincenzo Nibali is the overall leader going into a largely flat stage 17 which runs 189 km from Calahorra to Burgos. (CYCLING-SPAIN/, expect by 1715 GMT/1:15 PM ET, by Alasdair Fotheringham, 350 words)

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CRICKET

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, second test

Pakistan seek to mop up Zimbabwe tail

HARARE - Zimbabwe resume on 237 for eight on the second day of the second test against Pakistan at the Harare Sports Club after losing the opening test last week. (CRICKET-PAKISTAN/, expect by 1530 GMT/11:30 AM ET, 300 words)

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England v Australia, third ODI, Birmingham

England look to open account in one-day series

England face Australia trailing 1-0 in the five-match one-day series after Sunday's 80-run defeat at Old Trafford and a wash-out at Headingley in the first game. (CRICKET-AUSTRALIA/, 350 words)

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GOLF

Stricker and Spieth discuss title prospects at Conway Farms

LAKE FOREST, Illinois - We continue our build-up to this week's BMW Championship, the third of the PGA Tour's four lucrative FedExCup playoff events. World number one Tiger Woods, 10th-ranked Steve Stricker and rookie sensation Jordan Spieth are among those scheduled to hold news conferences ahead of Thursday's opening round at Conway Farms Golf Club. (GOLF-PGA/, expect first story by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 400 words)

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NFL

Manning Bowl III gets spotlight

Peyton Manning leads the Denver Broncos into MetLife Stadium to face little brother Eli and the New York Giants in what is being billed as Manning Bowl III but the most intriguing Week Two game will take place on West Coast where NFC West rivals San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks will bang helmets. (NFL/ (PREVIEW), expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, 500 words)

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BASEBALL

Blue Jays' Dickey looks to climb above .500

Reigning NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey will try to move above .500 for the first time all season when he takes the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays against the visiting Los Angeles Angels in one of 15 games on the major league schedule. (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0430 GMT/12:30 AM ET, 300 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/8:00 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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BASKETBALL

European Basketball championship, Slovenia (to 22)

Copy on merit

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SAILING

America's Cup, San Francisco (to 22)

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TENNIS

WTA: Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan (to 14)

Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada (to 15)

ATP: Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada (to 15)

Results only

(London duty editor: Pritha Sarkar)

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