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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday, Sept. 13

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Sept 13 (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

Jets-Patriots: What we learned

FOXBOROUGH - Quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots did enough, but both teams left Gillette Stadium with major questions Thursday. (FBN-PATRIOTS-JETS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Mike Shalin, 375 words)

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Chicago bears down for Adrian Peterson, Vikings

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Bears' new-look linebacker corps gets its first major test Sunday against Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who averages a career-best 108 yards per game against Chicago. (FBN-BEARS-VIKINGS-NEWS/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, 400 words)

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Manning to Manning: Brothers face off in big matchup in Big Apple

DOVE VALLEY, Colo. - Peyton Manning has competing against little brother Eli often. The next one is for more than bragging rights. (FBN-BRONCOS-GIANTS-NEWS/, expect by 1930 GMT/3:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 450 words)

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Seattle, San Francisco fight for West supremacy in primetime

RENTON, Wash. - San Francisco went to the Super Bowl, but many argue the Seattle Seahawks won the offseason with a flurry of aggressive moves. The rivals meet in an intense environment Sunday night. (FBN-SEAHAWKS-49ERS-NEWS/, expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Colts turn to Bradshaw with Ballard on IR

INDIANAPOLIS - Running back Vick Ballard's injury opens the door for veteran Ahmad Bradshaw to emerge in the Colts' backfield. (FBN-COLTS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 200 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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GOLF

Snedeker in control at Conway Farms

LAKE FOREST, Illinois - American Brandt Snedeker will take a one-shot lead into Friday's second round at Conway Farms Golf Club after opening with an eight-under-par 63 in the third of the four lucrative FedExCup playoff events. World number one Tiger Woods trails by three strokes. (GOLF-PGA/ (PIX), expect first story by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 450 words)

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

The Sports Xchange covers all MLB games, top matchups highlighted below

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Giants at Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers won a dramatic 10-inning series opener against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday with Brian Wilson closing out his old team for the victory. The series continues Friday. (BBO-DODGERS-GIANTS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU, expect first copy ASAP after 0210 GMT/10:10 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Jon Gold, first lede 400 words, write-thru 700 words)

ALSO: Mattingly mulls playoff rotation options (BBO-DODGERS-NEWS/, expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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Red Sox at Yankees

NEW YORK - The Yankees and Red Sox resume their rivalry with Boston closing in on the American League East pennant. (BBO-YANKEES-REDSOX-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU, expect first copy ASAP after 2310 GMT/7:10 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Larry Fleisher, 400-word first lede, 700-word write-thru)

ALSO: Rivera ready to empty the tank (BBO-YANKEES-NEWS/, expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 375 words)

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Around the Horn highlights

The New York Yankees, battling for a playoff spot, head to Fenway Park for a pivotal three-game series against the AL East-leading rival Boston Red Sox, while Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw takes the mound against the visiting San Francisco Giants in two of the 15 games on the major league schedule. (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0430 GMT/12:30 AM ET, 300 words)

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MLB notebook

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

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

CFB notebook

The latest news and notes from around the nation. (FBC-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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BOXING

Mayweather, Alvarez weigh in

Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez made their final pre-fight appearance at a public weigh-in Friday. (MSC-NEWS/, expect by 0000 GMT/8 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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TENNIS

Raonic looks to even the score for Canada

BELGRADE - Serbia takes a 1-0 lead over Canada in its Davis Cup semi-final after Novak Djokovic beats Vasek Pospisil 6-2 6-0 6-4 in the opening singles match. Janko Tipsarevic, who returned to the Serbian squad for the tie after a 16-month absence from the Davis Cup, faces big-serving world No. 11 Milos Raonic in today's other singles. (TENNIS-DAVIS/SERBIA (PIX), moved; will be led, 350 words)

Note: There will be separates on other Davis Cup ties today

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JURISPRUDENCE

An appeals court upholds the felony conviction of baseball home run king Barry Bonds for obstruction of justice over his testimony to a grand jury probing the sale of steroids. (BASEBALL/BONDS (UPDATE 2), moved; may be led, 625 words)

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CYCLING

American Chris Horner Takes Lead In Tour Of Spain

ALTO DE NARANCO, Spain - American Chris Horner takes another step towards becoming cycling's oldest Grand Tour winner as he edges Italy's Vincenzo Nibali from the Tour of Spain leader's jersey. (CYCLING-SPAIN/ (PIX), moved, by Alasdair and Fotheringha, 500 words)

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COLUMN

Big weekend ahead

The game of the year in the NFL? Check, San Francisco and Seattle are two of the league's best - but they'll meet again later in the season. Game of the year in college football? Just maybe, considering Johnny Football and Texas A&M knocked off Alabama last season. The Red Sox and Yankees are at it again and a fight that could put boxing back on the worldwide sports map tips the scales for an epic sports weekend. (MSC-COLUMN/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, by Frank Cooney, 600 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/8:01 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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