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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Wednesday, Nov. 13

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Nov. 13 (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: Colts at Titans

A look ahead to Sunday's match-up in Tennessee between the 4-5 Titans and the Indianapolis Colts, who were crunched at home by the St. Louis Rams last Sunday. (FBN-COLTS-TITANS-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, by Derek Harper, 400 words)

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Packers QB Rodgers hints at Thanksgiving return

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers voices optimism that his return from a broken collarbone could be imminent, as soon as Thanksgiving Day at Detroit. (FBN-PACKERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 325 words)

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Chiefs WR Bowe to play vs. Broncos

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will be on the field for the Kansas City Chiefs one week after being cited for speeding and marijuana possession. Undefeated Kansas City plays at 8-1 Denver on Sunday. (FBN-CHIEFS-NEWS/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Ex-Raider Todd Christensen dies at age 57

Former NFL tight end Todd Christensen, a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl winner, dies from complications during surgery in Utah. (FBN-RAIDERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 325 words)

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NFL notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Ball State at Northern Illinois

DeKALB, Ill. - Northern Illinois and quarterback Jordan Lynch face a stiff test in Ball State, which poses a serious threat to the undefeated Huskies' bid for a repeat BCS appearance. (FBC-NORTHERNILLINOIS-BALLSTATE-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect first lede ASAP after the 0000 GMT/8 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writhethru)

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

College hoops wins big in Champions Classic

CHICAGO - Mike Krzyzewski of Duke dubbed the Champions Classic the Final Four in November. The atmosphere and individual performances lived up to the hype. (BKC-KANSAS-DUKE-COLUMN/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, by Jeff Reynolds, 625 words)

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

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

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Cavaliers at Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS - Cleveland, coming off a 20-turnover game and loss at Chicago on Monday, visits the Timberwolves (5-3) with the Cavaliers (3-5) looking for a second win over Minnesota in 10 days. (BKN-TIMBERWOLVES-CAVALIERS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0000 GMT/8 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 750-word writethru)

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Nets at Kings

SACRAMENTO - The Brookyln Nets (2-4) are winless on the road. Can Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett get their new club back in the win column against the 1-5 Sacramento Kings? (BKN-KINGS-NETS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0200 GMT/10 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Harden to appeal flopping penalty

Houston Rockets guard James Harden is not going down without a fight after becoming the first NBA player this season to receive a $5,000 fine for flopping. (BKN-ROCKETS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 250 words)

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NBA Wrap: Streaking Spurs seek sixth straight win

The Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs shoot for their sixth consecutive victory when they host the Washington Wizards in one of 12 games on the NBA schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

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GOLF

Stenson ready to lead from front in season finale

DUBAI - Three players enter this week's $8 million DP World Tour Championship knowing a victory in Dubai will put them on top of the European 2013 money list. Sweden's Henrik Stenson is the current leader, with England's Justin Rose and Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell close behind. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/DUBAI (PREVIEW), moved, by Matt Smith, 725 words)

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Manila Masters to go ahead despite typhoon disaster

The inaugural Manila Masters golf tournament will go ahead this week, despite the unprecedented disaster caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the Asian Tour says. (GOLF-ASIAN/PHILIPPINES (UPDATE 1), moved, 375 words)

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Kershaw, Scherzer favorites for Cy Young honors

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, whose stingy 1.83 earned run average led the major leagues, and 21-game winner Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers are the favorites for the National League and American League Cy Young awards as top pitcher. (BASEBALL-AWARDS/CYYOUNG, expect by 0015 GMT/7:15 PM ET, 350 words)

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

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

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Flyers at Penguins

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh is 7-2-0 on its home ice this season, but Philadelphia (6-10-1) has back-to-back wins and the Flyers always bring their best effort in this series. (HKN-PENGUINS-FLYERS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0000 GMT/8 PM ET start, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Devils at Rangers

NEW YORK - New Jersey easily captured the first meeting in the rivalry this season , 4-0 at Prudential Center, but the Rangers are showing promise with seven wins in their last nine games. (HKN-RANGERS-DEVILS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU, 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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NHL Wrap: Crosby and Pens look to snap two-game skid

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins try to snap a two-game skid when they host the rival Philadelphia Flyers while the Toronto Maple Leafs, battling for top spot in the Eastern Conference, visit the Minnesota Wild in two of the three games on the NHL schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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AUTO RACING

Formula One Grand Prix, Texas style

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel can shine above all others in Austin this weekend by becoming the first Formula One driver to chalk up eight consecutive victories in a single season. (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/PREVIEW, PIX), moved, by Alan Baldwin, 600 words)

See also: A statistics box (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/STATISTICS) and form sheet (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/DRIVERS) for Sunday's race at the Circuit of the Americas

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Kenseth's chase not yet over

Matt Kenseth can still block Jimmie Johnson's path to the Sprint Cup, thanks to owning the wins tiebreaker, but he'll have to make another move this week. (CAR-SPRINT-NEWS/, expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, NASCAR Wire Service, special to The Sports Xchange, 450 words)

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Driver capsules

The only relevant drivers in the final race of the season are Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson. See how they stack up at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the final stop on the 2013 Sprint Cup calendar. (CAR-SPRINT-DRIVERCAPSULES/, expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 350 words per driver)

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TENNIS

Resurgent Djokovic seeks second Davis Cup triumph

BELGRADE - Winning a second Davis Cup title with Serbia would cap a fantastic end to the season for Novak Djokovic and provide a springboard for restoring his supremacy on the ATP Tour, the world number two says. (TENNIS-DAVIS/PREVIEW, moved, by Zoran Milosavljevic, 610 words)

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OLYMPICS

Oslo to bid for 2022 Winter Games

OSLO - Oslo launches its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, hoping to organize a low-cost event and bring the Games back to Norway, which has won more winter medals than any other nation. (NORWAY-OLYMPICS/2022 (UPDATE 1), moved, by Balazs Koranyi, 350 words)

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Munich snub highlights need for bid process review

BERLIN - Munich's spectacular 2022 Olympics snub with citizens voting against a candidacy for the world's biggest winter sports event last week highlights the need to review the process of bidding for the Games. (OLYMPICS-BIDS/MUNICH, moved, by Karolos Grohmann, 800 words)

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FITNESS AND SAFETY

Boston unveils first bicycle helmet vending machine

BOSTON - Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is unveiling a vending machine that dispenses bicycle helmets for users of the city's bike sharing service, a street kiosk he says is the first of its kind in the country. (BOSTON/HELMETS, moved by Daniel Lovering, 275 words)

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DOPING

Overwhelming support for revised anti-doping code

JOHANNESBURG - The adoption of a revised World Anti-Doping Code receives "overwhelming support" after intense discussions have WADA's president confident it will be ratified as planned. (DOPING/WADA (TV), moved, by Mark Gleeson, 350 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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