Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Friday, Feb. 28

Feb. 28 (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

Incognito seeks professional help

Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito, embroiled in a harassment controversy against a teammate, reportedly checks himself into a psychiatric care unit. (FBN-DOLPHINS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 325 words)

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Ravens re-sign TE Pitta

Tight end Dennis Pitta re-signs with the Baltimore Ravens, a five-year, $32 million contract that keeps him from free agency and brings quarterback Joe Flacco's favorite target back to the team. (FBN-RAVENS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Tagged? Saints to use franchise designation on TE Graham

With contract extension conversations dwindling, the New Orleans Saints will use the franchise tag to retain tight end Jimmy Graham. (FBN-SAINTS-NEWS/, expect by 2020 GMT/3:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

*The Sports Xchange covers all NBA games. Key matchups highlighted below

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Bulls at Mavericks

DALLAS - Chicago is a season-best five games over the .500 mark but the Bulls bring up the rear in the NBA's offensive rankings. Can they close off Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis and the Dallas Mavericks? (BKN-MAVERICKS-BULLS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0130 GMT/8:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Art Garcia, 400-word first lede, 800-word writethru)

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Warriors at Knicks

NEW YORK - On his last visit to Madison Square Garden, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry dropped 54 points and 11 treys on the New York Knicks (in a losing effort). What will he do for an encore with the Knicks out to avoid a fifth straight loss? (BKN-KNICKS-WARRIORS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0100 GMT/8 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Everett Merrill, 400-word first lede, 800-word writethru)

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Grizzlies at Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY - With Memphis making a move in the Western Conference, Oklahoma City is out to end a recent dive - three straight losses - to salvage the final three games of a six-game homestand. (BKN-THUNDER-GRIZZLIES-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0100 GMT/8 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 800-word writethru)

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Pelicans at Suns

PHOENIX - A fourth consecutive loss by the Phoenix Suns would bump the team from the Western Conference playoff picture for the first time in months. Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis (shoulder) is a game-time decision. (BKN-SUNS-PELICANS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0300 GMT/10:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 800-word writethru)

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NBA Wrap: Thunder bid to end three-game losing streak

Kevin Durant and the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder (43-15) aim to end a surprising three-game losing streak when they host the Memphis Grizzlies in one of seven games on the NBA hardwood. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 600 words)

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GOLF

PGA Tour: Honda Classic, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

McIlroy in control at PGA National

Rory McIlroy recovers from a poor start to surge to a three-shot lead after his second round at the $6 million Honda Classic in Florida. Tiger Woods remains well off the pace. (GOLF-PGA/ (PIX), moved; will be led, 500 words)

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Webb leads by two shots in Singapore

Australian Karrie Webb fires a 3-under 69 in the second round of the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore to hike her lead to two shots. (GLF-NEWS/, moved, 325 words)

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Hoey fires seven birdies in a row but Fisher leads

PRETORIA - Michael Hoey sinks seven birdies in a row on his back nine, but finishes his second round three shots behind leader Ross Fisher at the European Tour's Tshwane Open. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/, moved, 250 words)

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Tigers geared down to shift from power to speed

A transition from all power to a speed lineup is off to an encouraging start, at least from the vantage point of manager Brad Ausmus. (BBO-TIGERS-NEWS/, expect by 0000 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, by Rich Shook, 400 words)

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

*The Sports Xchange covers all NHL games. Key matchups highlighted below

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Sharks at Sabres

BUFFALO - Potential goodbyes are on tap for the Buffalo Sabres (17-34-8) in their final game before the March 5 NHL trading deadline. Buffalo upended San Jose 5-4 in a shootout Nov. 5, the only previous meeting this season. (HKN-SABRES-SHARKS/FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0000 GMT/7 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Everett Merrill, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Blues at Ducks

ANAHEIM - The third meeting between the teams presents St. Louis with one more last chance to get a win in the season series with the added motivation of the Presidents' Trophy in a possible Western Conference playoffs preview. (HKN-DUCKS-BLUES/FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0300 GMT/10 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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NHL Wrap: Ducks look to pad lead in the West vs. the Blues

Idle for the past 19 days because of the Olympic break, the (41-14-5) Anaheim Ducks seek to pad their lead in the Western Conference when they return to action at home to the (39-13-6)) St. Louis Blues in one of four games on the NHL schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, 800 words)

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AUTO RACING

NASCAR at Phoenix

Coverage of qualifying from Phoenix International Speedway(CAR-NEWS, expect ASAP after 2335 GMT/6:35 PM ET qualifying starts, NASCAR wire service special to The Sports Xchange, 400-500 words)

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TENNIS

Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai semis

DUBAI - Roger Federer rolls back the years to beat Novak Djokovic 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championship, his first victory in four meetings with the world No. 2. (TENNIS-MEN/DUBAI (UPDATE 2, PIX), moved, by Matt Smith, 625 words)

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NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS

Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (Expect by 0100 GMT/8 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)