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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Wednesday, Nov. 27

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

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

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Game Scout: Packers at Lions

The last time Matt Flynn started against the Detroit Lions, he tossed six TD passes for the Packers in the 2011 regular-season finale. Can Green Bay get a victory to tighten the NFC North race? (FBN-PACKERS-LIONS-NOTEBOOK/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Packers QB Flynn To Start; Rodgers Officially Out

In the past eight months, Matt Flynn's football odyssey took him from Seattle to Oakland to Buffalo and back to where he began his NFL career, as a backup quarterback with the Green Bay Packers. Today, franchise passer Aaron Rodgers is ruled out and Flynn is named the starting quarterback for the Packers Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit. (FBN-PACKERS-LIONS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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Game Scout: Raiders at Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo should find plenty of success against the Oakland Raiders' 25th-ranked pass defense. (FBN-COWBOYS-RAIDERS-NOTEBOOK/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Game Scout: Steelers at Ravens

A dessert-time Thanksgiving Grudge Match pits QB Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers against Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs. (FBN-RAVENS-STEELERS-NOTEBOOK/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Browns go back to Weeden as starter

With Jason Campbell going through the NFL's concussion protocol, the Cleveland Browns have no choice but to turn once again to Brandon Weeden as their starting quarterback. (FBN-BROWNS-JAGUARS-NEWS/, moved, 250 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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FOOTBALL FEATURE

Sixty-two years, 613 wins and counting

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - With 613 career wins under his belt, the coach of a small-town South Carolina high school football team is blazing a victory trail unmatched at any level of the sport. (USA-SOUTHCAROLINA/COACH, moved, by Harriet McLeod, 575 words)

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

*The Sports Xchange staffs all NBA games. Key matchups outlined below

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Heat at Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - LeBron James and the Miami Heat have feasted on the Cleveland Cavaliers since James' 'Decision' to leave his home state. The defending champs are 11-3 while the Cavs have lost six of their last seven games. (BKN-CAVALIERS-HEAT-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0030 GMT/7:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Varejao: LBJ's return to Cavs a possibility

NBA superstar LeBron James ticked off Cleveland fans when he left for the Miami Heat three years ago, but Cavaliers forward Anderson Varejao thinks his former teammate could return after his contract expires at the end of the 2013-14 season. (BKN-CAVALIERS-HEAT-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 250 words)

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Spurs at Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder are back at full strength in time to see an old nemesis in Western Conference champion San Antonio. (BKN-THUNDER-SPURS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0100 GMT/8 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-writethru)

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Nuggets at Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS - Denver is finding its stride under first-year coach Brian Shaw. The Nuggets head to Target Center for a meeting with Kevin Love and the Timberwolves. (BKN-TIMBERWOLVES-NUGGETS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0100 GMT/8 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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NBA Wrap: LeBron faces former team, Pacers eye bigger lead

Miami Heat forward LeBron James faces his former Cleveland Cavaliers team while the red-hot Indiana Pacers look to pad their lead atop the Eastern Conference in two of the 13 games on the schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 800 words)

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

NIT Tip-Off: Alabama vs. Duke

NEW YORK - Duke takes on Alabama in the NIT Tip-Off semifinals with a likely matchup against Arizona looming Friday. (BKC-DUKE-ALABAMA-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0230 GMT/9:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Everett Merrill, 400-word first lede, 800-word writethru)

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Louisville Final Four ring found on auction site

A Louisville Final Four ring from 2012 with the name and number of Cardinals forward Chane Behanan is taken off a sports memorabilia site. (BKC-LOUISVILLE-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 275 words)

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San Francisco senior point guard quits team

Less than a month into the start of his senior season, San Francisco point guard Cody Doolin leaves the team for personal reasons. (BKC-SANFRANCISCO-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 225 words)

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GOLF

Hot Scott seeks to finish tour Down Under in style

SYDNEY - World No. 2 Adam Scott's victory lap of his home nation draws to a close this weekend, with the Masters champion bidding to win the Australian Open for a clean sweep of the country's three marquee tournaments. (GOLF-AUSTRALIA/SCOTT, moved, 575 words)

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Mental pressures taking their toll in sport, says McIlroy

The pressure to succeed in sport is pushing more and more athletes towards stress-related illnesses, says Rory McIlroy, who is looking to put a troubled year on and off the course behind him at this week's Australian Open. (GOLF-AUSTRALIA/MCILROY, moved, 525 words)

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Braun: 'I regret it all'

Speaking outside of Miller Park for the first time since his PED suspension, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says he's focused on a wedding and his future, but regrets parts of his past. (BBO-BREWERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 925 words)

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

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

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Bruins at Red Wings

DETROIT - Detroit's disappointing start includes a rash of injuries. Boston arrives in time to put salt in the Red Wings' wounds as the Bruins are playing some of their best hockey of the season. (HKN-REDWINGS-BRUINS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0030 GMT/7:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

See also: Wings lock up Ericsson (HKN-REDWINGS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 150 words)

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NHL Wrap: Crosby and Pens host Maple Leafs

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Toronto Maple Leafs while the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, in a tight battle for top spot in the Western Conference, visit the Calgary Flames in two of the 13 games on the NHL schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 800 words)

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AUTO RACING

Blaney dreaming big

A winner behind the wheel at 19, Ryan Blaney has big goals for 2014. (CAR-NEWS/, NASCAR wire special to The Sports Xchange, expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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SKIING

Vonn cautious about Sochi participation

Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn is casting doubt on whether she'll be ready to compete at the Sochi Winter Games after reinjuring her surgically repaired right knee. (ALPINE SKIING-VONN/, moved, 425 words)

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OLYMPICS

Accident at Brazil World Cup stadium kills two

SAO PAULO - A crane collapses at the construction site of a future World Cup soccer stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, killing at least three people and apparently causing damage to the structure. (SOCCER-BRAZIL/STADIUM (UPDATE 2, PIX), moved; may be led, 725 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 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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