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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Tuesday, Sept. 24

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Sept 24 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Tuesday:

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

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Burleson breaks forearm in wreck protecting pizza

Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in two places in a single-car accident early Tuesday. Burleson wrecked his vehicle when he became distracted by a pizza falling off of his passenger seat. (FBN-LIONS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Vikings' struggles include Adrian Peterson

LONDON - Adrian Peterson is off to a slow start. He needs to average 163.9 yards in his final 13 games to reach his stated goal of 2,500 yards. (FBN-VIKINGS-NEWS/, expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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Equalizer unavailable? Bears' Tillman hurting with Megatron on deck

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Head coach Marc Trestman is optimistic cornerback Charles Tillman (knee, groin) will be ready to go toe-to-toe with nemesis Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions. Without him, the results weren't promising in Pittsburgh. (FBN-BEARS-LIONS-NEWS/, expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 250 words)

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Cowboys commit to ground game

VALLEY RANCH, Texas - There was more to the focus on the running game last week than DeMarco Murray's history against the St. Louis Rams. (FBN-COWBOYS-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 456 words)

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Jets looking to nip penalty bug

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The Jets committed a franchise-record 20 penalties in Sunday's victory, which made them the first team to win a game in which it had at least 20 penalties since the Cleveland Browns racked up 21 penalties in a 42-21 win on Nov. 25, 1951 -- nine years before the Jets were born. Coach Rex Ryan said the wins will stop if the penalties do not. (FBN-JETS-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 605 words)

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Schaub under constant duress without Brown on blind side

HOUSTON - Not having left tackle Duane Brown meant the Houston Texans couldn't take a shot down the field without exposing quarterback Matt Schaub to big hits last week. The Texans simply aren't built for the comeback. (FBN-TEXANS-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 440 words)

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Gabbert getting one more last chance in Jacksonville?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Blaine Gabbert may be getting his last chance to be a starting quarterback with the Jaguars. Coach Gus Bradley said Monday the hand injury in the season opener that sidelined the former first-round draft choice has healed and he will return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. (FBN-JAGUARS-NEWS/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 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

Penn State sanctions reduced

Sanctions for Penn State's football program stemming from the Freeh Report investigation will be lightened based on "significant progress" made by the school, the NCAA announced. (FBC-PENNSTATE-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words, will be led)

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BC, Addazio brace for FSU and 'Famous Jameis'

Jameis Winston has three career starts, but he's building a reputation in the Atlantic Coast Conference with opposing coaches. (FBC-FLORIDASTATE-NEWS/, expect by 2230 GMT/6:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Texas hopeful rest aids QB Ash

Coach Mack Brown said starting quarterback David Ash seems to be doing OK, but injuries have taken a toll at Texas. (FBC-TEXAS-NEWS, expect by 2230 GMT/6:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Unbeaten Northwestern resets with Ohio State up next

EVANSTON - Pass defense is a primary focus for Pat Fitzgerald and the Northwestern Wildcats during their bye week with No. 4 Ohio State looming next weekend. (FBC-NORTHWESTERN-NEWS/, expect by 2230 GMT/6:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 300 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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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

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

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Rays at Yankees

NEW YORK - Dire straits are here for the New York Yankees, who enter a win-or-else series against left-hander Matt Moore and the Tampa Bay Rays. (BBO-YANKEES-RAYS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU, expect first copy ASAP after 23-5 GMT/7:05 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Larry Fleisher, 400-word first lede, 700-word write-thru)

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Blue Jays at Orioles

BALTIMORE - Chris Tillman (16-7, 3.70) gets the start for the Baltimore Orioles, who must win out to keep their postseason hopes alive. (BBO-ORIOLES-BLUEJAYS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU, expect first copy ASAP after 2305 GMT/7:05 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word write-thru)

ALSO: Machado injury update (BBO-ORIOLES-NEWS/, expect ASAP after manager availability pregame, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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Red Sox counting on Ellsbury this week

BOSTON - The Red Sox are "optimistically" targeting Wednesday night in Colorado for Jacoby Ellsbury's return, according to manager John Farrell. (BBO-REDSOX-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchnage, 300 words)

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Mattingly picks rest for stretch run

LOS ANGELES - Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will prioritize trying to get players healthy over earning home field advantage when he fills out his lineup card the rest of the season. (BBO-DODGERS-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Pirates start new chapter with return to postseason

PITTSBURGH - The Pirates wait between playoff appearances is finally over at 21 years, and they hope it is the beginning of a run of success. (BBO-PIRATES-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 370 words)

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Heyward short on time to get to full speed for Braves

ATLANTA - Jason Heyward returned to the Braves' lineup earlier than even the most optimistic projections after breaking his jaw, but he still has limited time to get back to full speed for the postseason. (BBO-BRAVES-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Leyland leaving options open for '14

DETROIT - Jim Leyland won't answer questions as to whether he'll return to manage Detroit at the age of 69 in 2014. But it's clear just from watching him go through this season that if GM Dave Dombrowski asks, Leyland will oblige. (BBO-TIGERS-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Around the Horn highlights

With all but two of the six division crowns already clinched, nine teams will jockey for position in the race to secure one of four wild card playoff berths with six days left in the regular season. (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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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Celtics taking time with Rondo General manager Danny Ainge said Rajon Rondo won't be rushed back from a torn ACL. (BKN-CELTICS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 250 words)

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GOLF

Kuchar reflects on career-best PGA Tour season, and Tiger Woods

LOS ANGELES - American world number eight Matt Kuchar discusses the best PGA Tour campaign of his career, a year that included two big wins and not one missed cut, and also talks about how Tiger Woods suffered from fatigue during his hectic late-season schedule. (GOLF-PGA/KUCHAR (INTERVIEW), expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 550 words)

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SAILING

America's Cup- Oracle closer to overturning Kiwi bandwagon

SAN FRANCISCO -With another victory Monday extending its winning streak to five, Oracle looks to be steamrolling past the once-confident Kiwis toward retaining the Cup. (SAILING-AMERICASCUP/ (PIX), expect by 2200 GMT/2 PM ET with updates, by Noel Randewich, 500 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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