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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Monday, May 12

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May 12 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Monday:

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

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Draft: Best of the rest

NFLDraftscout.com analyst Dane Brugler identifies the best bet for all NFC teams to go from undrafted free agent to the team's 53-man roster. (FBN-DRAFT/, expect by 2015 GMT/4:15 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, by Dane Brugler, 600 words)

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Dolphins penalize S Jones for anti-Sam message

Safety Don Jones is fined and barred from organized team activities by the Miami Dolphins until he completes educational therapy after he made never comments following Michael Sam's selection and subsequent televised reaction. (FBN-DOLPHINS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 325 words)

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Draft: 100 to watch in 2015

Thanks to NFLDraftScout.com's constant vigil watching prospects as soon as they enter college, there is the ability to at least pretend we know next year's top 100 candidates - right here, right now. (FBN-DRAFT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Frank Cooney, 1,500 words)

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Draft: Teams covet 2014 value picks

After the 2014 college player flea market known as the NFL Draft, teams are giddily evaluating what they selected. Real bragging rights go to the teams that managed to get the best value for what they spent. (FBN-DRAFT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Frank Cooney, 1,500 words)

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Browns boot QB Young, among others

Johnny Manziel's arrival essentially coincides with the end of Vince Young's brief stay with the Cleveland Browns. (FBN-BROWNS/, expect by 1930 GMT/3:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 230 words)

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Rams see business as usual after Sam pick

The St Louis Rams plan on business as usual at this summer's training camp, but are making allowances on Tuesday when they introduce their draft picks, including Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted. (NFL-SAM/, moved, 500 words)

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Alleged victim critical, Rutgers QB arrested

Former Minnesota State University, Mankato, linebacker Isaac Kolstad sustains permanent brain damage from injuries following an alleged assault in which Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson was arrested Sunday morning. (FBC-RUTGERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Kerr, Knicks getting close

Steve Kerr could soon become head coach of the New York Knicks, but is the franchise willing to pay "star" price for the first-time coach? (BKN-KNICKS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 325 words)

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Heat at Nets

BROOKLYN - The Eastern Conference semifinals series at Barclays Center pits the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets, who are scratching to even the series at 2-all before it shifts back to Florida. (BKN-NETS-HEAT-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/, expect ASAP after the 0000 GMT/8 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Dylan Butler, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Spurs at Blazers

PORTLAND - San Antonio can end the best-of-seven series after building a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals series with the Portland Trail Blazers. (BKN-BLAZERS-SPURS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/, expect ASAP after the 0230 GMT/10:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Kerry Eggers, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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The NBA schedule at a glance

Miami at Brooklyn, 8 PM ET

San Antonio at Portland, 10:30 PM ET

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DONALD STERLING

Clippers owner Sterling claims was set up for racist comments

Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he was set up to make racist comments in a taped recording that led the National Basketball Association to ban him for life from the sport. (NBA-CLIPPERS/STERLING (UPDATE 1), moved, 450 words)

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GOLF

Kuchar not content with contending

Matt Kuchar has finished in the top 10 eight times this season and on 54 occasions since 2008, the most on the PGA Tour in both spans. He's ready for a breakthrough. (GLF-INSIDETHEROPES/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 700 words)

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Golf glance

Looking at the week ahead in professional golf, with capsule previews of all major tournaments. (GLF-SCHEDULE/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 700 words)

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Future of WGC match play in doubt

With Accenture pulling out as title sponsor of the WGC-Match Play Championship, the date and site of the tournament for next year remain up in the air. (GLF-NOTEBOOK/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 700 words)

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

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

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Return of the Panda? Giants' Bochy think so

LOS ANGELES - San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is optimistic Pablo Sandoval is regaining his stroke, and Sunday's effort is a good start. (BBO-GIANTS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Joseph D'Hippolito, 325 words)

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Chapman brings it in first action with Reds

CINCINNATI - Left-hander Aroldis Chapman made his first appearance of the season for the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, and his return was an emotional event for everyone involved, considering the seriousness of his injury - facial fractures he sustained in spring training when hit by a comebacker. (BBO-REDS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 325 words)

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Floyd bolsters Braves rotation

NEW YORK - Gavin Floyd's debut with the Atlanta Braves could hardly have gone better. Now the veteran right-hander is out to show that his first game after Tommy John elbow surgery wasn't a mirage. (BBO-BRAVES-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 325 words)

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Mets at Yankees

ATLANTA - Old-timer's night at Yankee Stadium? Not exactly. Former Yankees right-hander Bartolo Colon (12 days before his 41st birthday), returns to the Bronx to meet Hiroki Kuroda (39) in the opener of the Subway Series. (BBO-YANKEES-METS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2305 GMT/7:05 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Everett Merrill, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Tigers at Orioles

BALTIMORE - Division leaders open a series at Camden Yards as the Baltimore Orioles welcome back first baseman Chris Davis from the DL and Detroit backs Rick Porcello after taking two of three in a series last month. (BBO-ORIOLES-TIGERS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2305 GMT/7:05 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Jeff Seidel, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Braves at Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - Right-handers Gavin Floyd (Braves) and Tim Lincecum (Giants) take the ball in the opener of a three-game series at AT&T Park. (BBO-BRAVES-GIANTS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/, expect ASAP after the 2305 GMT/7:05 PM ET start, The Sports Xchange, by Jeff Seidel, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Baseball Wrap: Jays' Buehrle seeks MLB-leading seventh win

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle seeks his major league-leading seventh win of the season when he takes the mound versus the visiting Los Angeles Angels in one of 10 games on the Major League Baseball 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

Detroit at Baltimore, 7:05 PM ET

Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 PM ET

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros, 8:10 PM ET

Chicago White Sox at Oakland, 10:05 PM ET

Tampa Bay at Seattle, 10:10 PM ET

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National League

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals, 8:10 PM ET

Washington at Arizona, 9:40 PM ET

Miami at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10:10 PM ET

Atlanta at San Francisco, 10:15 PM ET

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Interleague

New York Mets at New York Yankees, 7:05 PM ET

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Bruins at Canadiens

BOSTON - Montreal returns home trying to extend the Eastern Conference best-of-seven semifinals series to a seventh game against the Boston Bruins. (HKN-CANADIENS-BRUINS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2330 GMT/7:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Kings at Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks can take a 3-2 series advantage after dropping the first two games of the series to the Los Angeles Kings. (HKN-DUCKS-KINGS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0200 GMT/10 p.m. ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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The NHL schedule at a glance

Boston at Montreal, 7:30 PM ET

Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 PM ET

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SOCCER

MLS lands new television deal

Major League Soccer announces a landmark television rights deal, signing an eight-year agreement with ESPN, FOX Sports and Univision Deportes that will feature a Match of the Week on all three networks. (SOCCER-MLS/TV, moved, 275 words)

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HORSE RACING

Octogenarian trainer shoots for Preakness win

BALTIMORE - After saddling more than 3,500 winners in his native Venezuela and nearly 950 in the United States, 85-year-old Manny Azpurua will be getting his first shot at the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. (HORSE RACING-PREAKNESS/AZPURUA, expect by 1930/3:30 PM ET, by Steve Ginsburg, 400 words)

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AUTO RACING

Green Flag: The last lap from Kansas

Putting a wrap on the weekend at Kansas Speedway with an eye toward a two-week stretch at Charlotte. (CAR-SPRINT/, expect by 0000 GMT/8 PM ET, NASCAR Wire Service special to The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

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OSCAR PISTORIUS

Pistorius has anxiety disorder, psychiatrist tells court

PRETORIA - Oscar Pistorius has an anxiety disorder brought on by an unstable childhood and the "traumatic assault" of having his lower legs amputated as a baby, a psychologist tells the court hearing the South African track star's murder trial. (US-SAFRICA-PISTORIUS/ (PIX), moved, 375 words)

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FITNESS

Trendy workouts rejuvenate old fitness tools

NEW YORK - Dumbbells, medicine balls and jump ropes once again take center stage on the gym floor as the newest workouts drive a revival of the oldest fitness tools. (FITNESS-TOOLS/, moved, by Dorene Internicola, 600 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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