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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday, Sept. 19

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Sept 19 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday:

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

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Chiefs at Eagles

PHILADELPHIA - Andy Reid returns to Philadelphia as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs (2-0), trying to slow down quarterback Michael Vick and the Eagles' high-speed offense. (FBN-EAGLES-CHIEFS-WRITETHRU/, expect ASAP after 0025 GMT/8:25 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Kevin Goheen, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Week 3 matchup analysis

Detailed breakdown of all Week 3 games, including matchup to watch, player spotlight and key numbers. (FBN-49ERS-COLTS-NEWS/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words per game)

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Rivera fighting to keep 0-2 Panthers' positive

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For the first time since he's been in Charlotte, Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton walked into his required time with the local media and made an opening statement full of confidence and hope. That was in stark contrast to a perspiring, downtrodden head coach who followed him to the podium. (FBN-PANTHERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 690 words)

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Goldson: 'I've got to be smart'

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson said he has never been a dirty player but he intends to make sure all his hits are clean and within the rules from now on. (FBN-BUCCANEERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 548 words)

ALSO: Brees: Goldson 'going after guys heads' (FBN-SAINTS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 272 words)

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Ravens convinced Reed will play for Texans Sunday

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Baltimore Ravens anticipate to see a familiar face patrolling the middle of the secondary Sunday against the Houston Texans. Namely, former Ravens star free safety Ed Reed. (FBN-RAVENS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 493 words)

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Richardson shocked to join Colts

INDIANAPOLIS - Coach Chuck Pagano and his Indianapolis Colts are giddy to get running back Trent Richardson in uniform Thursday, while the second-year back was still waiting for the shock to wear off when he met the media. (FBN-COLTS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 313 words, will be led)

ALSO: Just sayin'  Opponents glad to see T-Rich run out of Cleveland (FBN-COLTS-BROWNS-NEWS, expect by 1900 GMT/3 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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Chargers' WR Floyd ruled out for Sunday

Wide receiver Malcom Floyd sat out practice Wednesday and said he won't play Sunday when the San Diego Chargers play the Tennessee Titans in Nashville. (FBN-CHARGERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 150 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

Woods ready to launch title bid at East Lake in PGA Tour's season finale

ATLANTA - American world number one Tiger Woods, the FedExCup points leader, launches his bid for a sixth PGA Tour victory this year in the opening round at East Lake Golf Club. An elite field of 30 players is competing in the fourth and final playoff event, the 2013 PGA Tour's season finale. (GOLF-PGA/ (PIX), expect first story by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 400 words)

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Clemson at North Carolina State

RALEIGH, N.C. - Third-ranked Clemson and quarterback Tajh Boyd enter Wolfpack territory guarding against another Thursday night upset. (FBC-NCSTATE-CLEMSON-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 2330 GMT/7:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Top 25 previews

Detailed game previews with game snapshot, matchup breakdown and players to watch. (FBC-NEWS/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words per game)

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Georgia, Richt expect mean Green

ATHENS, Ga. - Head coach Mark Richt and Georgia are taking North Texas seriously. (FBC-GEORGIA-NEWS/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 380 words)

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Notre Dame awaits rugged test from stingy Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Notre Dame is most concerned about going up against the nation's overall top defense. The Spartans are allowing an average 177.0 yards per game. (FBC-MICHIGANSTATE-NOTREDAME-NEWS/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 483 words)

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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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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Pacers plot extension for Paul George

Team president Larry Bird and up-and-coming All-Star Paul George are in agreement - the 23-year-old will have a new deal before the start of the regular season. (BKN-PACERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

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

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Reds control destiny, Bruce continues drive for 100

HOUSTON - The Reds control their own destiny. By winning out, Cincinnati assures it will at least claim a wild-card spot. There are other missions for the Reds, including Jay Bruce's latest drive for 100 RBIs. (BBO-REDS-NEWS/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 517 words)

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Rangers at Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Rays surged to a wild-card spot with a 12th-inning win over Texas and look to close out the series taking three of four in a pitcher's duel pitting left-hander Matt Moore of the Rays against Rangers' ace Yu Darvish. (BBO-RAYS-RANGERS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 2310 GMT/7:10 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Orioles at Red Sox

BOSTON - Baltimore tries to sweep the Red Sox at Fenway Park behind Chris Tillman (16-6, 3.70) with an eye on the Texas Rangers and the postseason wild-card hunt. (BBO-REDSOX-RAYS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 2310 GMT/7:10 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Mike Shalin, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Around the Horn highlights

Japan's Darvish and Kuroda in action Japanese pitchers Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers and Hiroki Kuroda of the New York Yankees take the mound in games against the host Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays, respectively, in two of the 12 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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SAILING

New Zealand gets another shot at winning Cup

SAN FRANCISCO - After Wednesday's race-two postponement interrupted their momentum, Emirates Team New Zealand must win just one of the two scheduled races on San Francisco Bay on Thursday to take the America's Cup from Oracle Team USA. (SAILING-AMERICASCUP/ (PIX), moved with updates after racing, by Noel Randewich, 500 words)

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AUTO RACING

NAPA ends sponsorship with Truex Jr., threatening 2014 ride

Martin Truex Jr. lost the primary sponsor of his Michael Waltrip Racing ride after being bounced by NASCAR from the Chase for the Sprint Cup. (CAR-SPRINT-NEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, 311 words)

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Racing weekend preview

A look ahead at the headliners and subplots this weekend in New Hampshire. (CAR-SPRINT-NEWS, 350 words, NASCAR Wire Service distributed by The Sports Xchange, 400 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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