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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Sunday, April 27

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April 27 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Sunday:

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

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Cowboys re-sign DE Spencer Defensive end Anthony Spencer, who missed most of the 2013 season with a knee injury, re-signed with the Dallas Cowboys. (FBN-COWBOYS-NEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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NFL notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 0000 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Bulls at Wizards

WASHINGTON - Washington sprinted to a 15-point halftime lead as the Wizards shoot for a commanding 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series with the Chicago Bulls. (BKN-WIZARDS-BULLS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 1 p.m. ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Benjamin Standig, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Raptors at Nets

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn is two wins from advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals, but the Nets must take care of business - as they did all regular season - at Barclays Center to grab the edge in their best-of-seven first round series against the Toronto Raptors. (BKN-RAPTORS-NETS-FIRSTLEDE, WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 7 p.m. ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Clippers at Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. - Facing a 2-1 deficit, the Golden State Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers but coach Mark Jackson indicates a much different lineup could be coming Sunday afternoon at Oracle Arena. (BKN-WARRIORS-CLIPPERS-FIRSTLEDE, WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 3:30 p.m. ET game, The Sports Xchange, by David Del Grande, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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NBA Wrap: Nets aim for big lead over Raptors The Brooklyn

Nets shoot for a convincing three-games-to-one lead over the visiting Toronto Raptors in their spirited first-round postseason series. Also in the East, the Washington Wizards are home to the Chicago Bulls and in the West the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets are at the Portland Trail Blazers. The Wizards, Clippers and Trail Blazers all have 2-1 series leads. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 600 words)

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GOLF

PGA Tour: Zurich Classic (to April 27)

Noh takes two-stroke lead into final round.

South Korean Noh Seung-yul takes a two-shot lead into the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at the TPC Louisiana as the 22-year-old seeks to become the youngest winner on the PGA Tour this season. (GOLF-PGA/, expect by 2330 GMT/7:30 PM ET, 450 words)

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Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

DALY CITY, Calif. - Will it be the star of today or a likely star of tomorrow in San Francisco? One, Lydia Ko, just 17, is supposed to be the future of women's golf. The other, Stacy Lewis, 29, is very much the present. The two entered Sunday's final round separated by one stroke. (GLF-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 1 p.m. ET start, The Sports Xchange, by Art Spander, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Angels at Yankees

NEW YORK - Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels take their swings against undefeated Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees in primetime. (BBO-YANKEES-ANGELS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 7:05 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, by Joe Pantorno, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Red Sox at Blue Jays

TORONTO - R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays aim to end a four-game losing streak with Jon Lester and Boston going for the three-game sweep at Rogers Centre. (BBO-BLUEJAYS-REDSOX-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect at 1:07 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Harper hits the DL

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, benched earlier this season for dogging it to first, landed on the disabled list following a hard slide into third base Friday night. (BBO-NATIONALS-NEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, 315 words)

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Pirates at Cardinals

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright might need to keep up his mastery of the Pittsburgh Pirates as he puts a 17-inning scoreless streak on the line against Edinson Volquez. St. Louis has only 10 runs in the past seven days. (BBO-CARDINALS-PIRATES-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 2 p.m. ET start, The Sports Xchange, by James Dent, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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MLB Wrap: Unbeaten Tanaka seeks fourth win as Yankees play Angels Japanese rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka goes for his fourth win without a loss when the New York Yankees wrap up a three-game series with the visiting Los Angeles Angels in one of 15 games on the schedule. (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 975 words)

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Flyers at Rangers

NEW YORK - The Rangers led 3-1 entering the third period of Game 5 Sunday in the best-of-seven series at Madison Square Garden. (HKN-RANGERS-FLYERS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 1 p.m. ET game ends, The Sports Xchange, by Everett Merrill, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Blues at Blackhawks

CHICAGO - In a nailbiter best-of-seven series, the Chicago Blackhawks roared back to win three straight games and climb out of a 2-0 deficit. Back on home ice at the United Center, the defending Stanley Cup champions can bounce the Blues from the postseason in Game 6. (HKN-BLACKHAWKS-BLUES-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 3 p.m. ET game ends, The Sports Xchange, by Jerry Bonkowski, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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NHL Wrap: Blackhawks and Ducks bid to wrap up first round series Reigning Stanley Cup champions the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks try to wrap up first-round playoff series when the St. Louis Blues visit the Blackhawks and the Ducks travel to the Dallas Stars. Also, the Philadelphia Flyers visit the New York Rangers in a series tied at 2-2. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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AUTO RACING

IndyCar: Grand Prix of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Two-time winner Will Power of Penske Racing is on the pole at the 2014 Grand Prix of Alabama. It was his third time in pole position. (CAR-INDY-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 2:12 p.m. ET green flag, NASCAR Wire Service special to The Sports Xchange, 410 words)

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NASCAR notebook

RICHMOND, Va. - The latest reaction from Saturday's dramatic finish at Richmond. (CAR-SPRINT-NOTEBOOK, expect by 7 p.m. ET, NASCAR Wire Service special to The Sports Xchange, 410 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)

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