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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Friday, Aug. 22

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Aug. 22 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday:

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The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Two-QB plan possible for Browns

Smokescreen for opponents or olive branch to Johnny Manziel? Coach Mike Pettine says the Cleveland Browns could implement a two-quarterback system this season. (FBN-BROWNS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Eagles might give Henery the boot

PHILADELPHIA - Alex Henery has been the Philadelphia Eagles' placekicker for the last three seasons. But there's no guarantee he still will be their kicker when they open the season against Jacksonville in two weeks. (FBN-EAGLES-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 425 words)

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Eagles RB McCoy optimistic thumb is OK

LeSean McCoy says he was hit on the hand by a helmet and while X-rays were negative, the Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro running back was in pain last night. (FBN-EAGLES-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 250 words)

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Dolphins have long Saturday checklist

DAVIE, Fla. - The Miami Dolphins host the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday in the all-important third preseason game. The Dolphins are expected to play starters and key reserves the entire first half and a series or two into the third quarter. (FBN-DOLPHINS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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NFL Game Roundup

Capsule recaps of all five games on today's preseason schedule: Panthers at Patriots, Giants at Jets, Jaguars at Lions, Raiders at Packers, Bears at Seahawks. (FBN-NEWS/, will move multiple versions as games end, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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NFL Roundup

The latest news and notes from NFL training camp. (FBN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 450 words)

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Wolves to land Thaddeus Young

Minnesota is expecting to add Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young in addition to Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, the past two No. 1 overall draft picks, as early as Saturday. (BKN-TIMBERWOLVES-76ERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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NBA Roundup

The latest moves and news from the NBA. (BKN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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GOLF

Furyk shares Barclays lead, Stenson surges with a 64

PARAMUS, New Jersey - Jim Furyk shoots a two-under-par 69 for a share of the clubhouse lead at The Barclays, while Sweden's Henrik Stenson surges into contention with a sizzling 64 midway through the second round. (GOLF-PGA/FEDEXCUP, moved; will be led, by Larry Fine, 400 words)

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Kershaw going one pitch at a time

LOS ANGELES - After Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw no-hit the San Diego Padres for five innings last night, the buzz in the air was that the left-hander might throw his second jewel of the season. (BBO-DODGERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Forrest Lee, 325 words)

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Angels attempt to move on without Richards

BOSTON - The Los Angeles Angels are clearly determined to put the season-ending injury sustained by right-hander Garrett Richards behind them and get on with the rest of the regular season. And beyond. (BBO-ANGELS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Mike Shalin, 425 words)

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Padres' Ross acing it

LOS ANGELES - An increased sense of confidence and some tweaks to his delivery allowed Tyson Ross to emerge as the ace of the San Diego Padres and one of the better pitchers in the National League. (BBO-PADRES-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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The Sports Xchange covers all MLB games. Key matchups highlighted below:

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Giants at Nationals

WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals aim for an 11-game win streak with right-hander Doug Fister (12-3, 2.20) dueling San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Hudson in the opener of a three-game weekend series. (BBO-NATIONALS-GIANTS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2310 GMT/7:10 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by David Driver, 400-word first lede, 800-word writethru)

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Angels at Athletics

OAKLAND - AL West leader Los Angeles opens a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, who take the field behind Sonny Gray facing a two-game deficit. (BBO-ATHLETICS-ANGELS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0210 GMT/10:10 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Eric Gilmore, 400-word first lede, 800-word writethru)

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MLB Wrap: Wainwright tries for No. 16 as Cards face Phillies

Adam Wainwright goes for a Major League leading 16th victory of the season as the St. Louis Cardinals, chasing the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the NL Central, visit the Philadelphia Phillies and the surprising Seattle Mariners play the disappointing Boston Red Sox in two of the 15 games on the MLB schedule. (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 975 words)

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The full MLB schedule

American League

Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees, 7:05 PM ET

Houston at Cleveland, 7:05 PM ET

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 PM ET

Seattle at Boston, 7:10 PM ET

Kansas city at Texas, 8:05 PM ET

Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 PM ET

Los Angeles Angels at Oakland, 10:05 PM ET

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National League

San Francisco at Washington, 7:05 PM ET

St. Louis at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM ET

Atlanta at Cincinnati, 7:10 PM ET

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 8:10 PM ET

Miami at Colorado, 8:40 PM ET

San Diego at Arizona, 9:40 PM ET

New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10:10 PM ET

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Interleague

Baltimore at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 PM ET

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SWIMMING

Phelps back in winners circle in international comeback

Eighteen-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps collects another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships, while American compatriot Katie Ledecky secures her third title in two days. (SWIMMING-PANPACS/ (UPDATE 1), moved, 675 words)

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Van Dyken takes first steps since paralysis

WASHINGTON - Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken takes her first steps this week since being paralyzed from the waist down when she severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle crash earlier this summer. (SWIMMING-VANDYKEN/, moved, 325 words)

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

NHL Roundup

The latest moves and news from the NHL. (HKN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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New ice hockey coach shoots for the stars

SEOUL - South Korea's new national ice hockey coach Jim Paek, who grew up in Canada, doesn't know if success is the "chicken or the egg", but he knows he needs it right away if the sport is to gather momentum ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. (OLYMPICS-ICEHOCKEY/KOREA (INTERVIEW), moved, by Peter Rutherford, 775 words)

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AUTO RACING

IndyCar: Team Penske's title to lose

SONOMA, Calif. - The Verizon IndyCar Series season is down to six drivers competing in two events for one trophy. Actually, it's simpler than that. It's Team Penske's title to lose. (CAR-INDY-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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NASCAR notebook

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The latest news and notes from the track at Bristol Motor Speedway. (CAR-SPRINT-NEWS/, expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, special from NASCAR Wire Service, 430 words)

See also: Sprint Cup qualifying coverage (CAR-SPRINT-NEWS/, expect ASAP after 2140 GMT/5:40 PM ET scheduled start time)

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Nationwide back to the oval

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Following consecutive road races, the NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to the oval at Bristol with Chase Elliott atop the NNS standings by a slim 10-point margin over Regan Smith. (CAR-NATIONWIDE-NEWS/, expect ASAP after 2330 GMT/7:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, special from NASCAR Wire Service, 425 words)

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CYCLING

American pulls out of Vuelta

BARCELONA - Defending champion Chris Horner, an American, is withdrawn from the Tour of Spain due to a low cortisol level. While his level illegal it's below that specified by the Movement for Credible Cycling. (CYCLING-VUELTA/HORNER, moved, 175 words)

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NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS

Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (Expect by 0000 GMT/8 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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