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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday, Sept. 11

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Sept 11 (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

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

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Packers prep for Redskins

GREEN BAY - The Packers can put the Clay Matthews-Jim Harbaugh banter aside with another spread-option threat, Robert Griffin III, and the Redskins paying a visit to Lambeau Field on Sunday. (FBN-PACKERS-NEWS/, expect by 2330 GMT/7:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

ALSO: GREEN BAY -- Return of safety Burnett vital to stopping spread (FBN-PACKERS-NEWS/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 378 words)

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Big Brother Bowl: Mannings collide in New York

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - David Wilson was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons as the Giants fell to 0-1 last week. The Mannings - Eli and Peyton - are in the spotlight ahead of Sunday's sibling showdown. (FBN-BRONCOS-GIANTS-NEWS/, expect by 0000 GMT/ 8 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 450 words)

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Schaub gets due credit for Texans' comeback

HOUSTON - Ask the Houston Texans -- and the fans, as well -- about the best part of their come-from-behind victory at San Diego, and most will point to quarterback Matt Schaub. (FBN-TEXANS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 550 words)

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Chargers regroup, move on after latest letdown

SAN DIEGO - There was one loud and clear message from San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy after the Chargers burped up a game against the Houston Texans -- move on and move on quickly. (FBN-CHARGERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 415 words)

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Suspended Broncos LB Miller cited in traffic stop

Suspended Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller continues to run into trouble off the field. The latest incident involves a citation for driving without a license and speeding near his home last week, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said. (FBN-BRONCOS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 240 words)

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Lions DT Suh appealing $100,000 fine

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Ndamukong Suh wasn't suspended, but he is appealing his $100,000 fine for his low cut-block on Minnesota Vikings' center John Sullivan in last Sunday's game. (FBN-LIONS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 200 words, will be led)

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Browns' first-round Mingo to debut Sunday

BEREA, Ohio - Barkevious Mingo was cleared for contact Wednesday, and is likely to make his debut in Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. (FBN-BROWNS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 140 words, will be led)

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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

Bridgewater stars, but Louisville has leaks to address

LOUISVILLE - Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's Heisman campaign is off to a running start, but the Cardinals have concerns to address before they can be considered one of the nation's elite teams. (FBC-LOUISVILLE-NEWS/, expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 377 words)

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Michigan State considers QB switch

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The quarterback battle has been an ongoing issue at Michigan State and three weeks into the season, it doesn't appear a whole lot closer to being settled. (FBC-MICHIGANSTATE-NEWS/, expect by 2115 GMT/5:15 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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Offensive line in spotlight for Crimson Tide

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Some fans will look at the matchup between the Crimson Tide defense and the Johnny Manziel-led Texas A&M offense as the key to Saturday's Southeastern Conference opener in College Station. But if Alabama is to gain revenge for last year's stunning 29-24 loss to the Aggies, it will have to come with its offensive line making marked improvements from a season-opening 35-10 win over Virginia Tech. (FBC-ALABAMA-NEWS/, expect by 2215 GMT/6:15 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Florida fixated on 'team turnovers' during off week

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The bye week comes at a good time for the Gators. Florida (1-1) needs to get healthy and refocused after committing five turnovers in a 21-16 loss to the Hurricanes. (FBC-FLORIDA-NEWS/, expect by 1930 GMT/3:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 415 words)

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CFB notebook

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

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GOLF

Stricker, Spieth discuss title prospects at Conway Farms

LAKE FOREST, Illinois - We continue our build-up to this week's BMW Championship, the third of the PGA Tour's four lucrative FedExCup playoff events. World number one Tiger Woods, 10th-ranked Steve Stricker and rookie sensation Jordan Spieth are among those scheduled to hold news conferences ahead of Thursday's opening round at Conway Farms Golf Club. (GOLF-PGA/, expect first story by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 400 words)

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

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

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Pirates at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Pittsburgh Pirates won Tuesday's game behind Francisco Liriano and attempt to close their interleague series at the Ballpark in Arlington with the chance to sweep. The Rangers are 5-0 at home with right-hander Matt Garza on the mound. (BBO-RANGERS-PIRATES-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU, expect first copy ASAP after 1805 GMT/2:05 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Art Garcia, first lede 400 words, write-thru 700 words)

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Red Sox at Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Right-hander Alex Cobb and the Rays attempt to keep the Boston Red Sox's magic number to clinch the division at 10 games. (BBO-RAYS-REDSOX-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect first copy ASAP after 2300 GMT/7 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word write-thru)

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Cubs to try six-man starting rotation

CINCINNATI - The Cubs are going to a six-man rotation now that Scott Baker is back. (BBO-CUBS-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 201 words)

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Left-hander Marshall 'close' to game-ready

CINCINNATI - Sean Marshall could provide some help to the Reds' bullpen as the race winds down. (BBO-REDS-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 353 words)

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Brewers might have answer at second base in Scooter

ST. LOUIS - Rookie Scooter Gennett is making a strong case to be Milwaukee's second baseman next season. (BBO-BREWERS-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 407 words)

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Gattis gets most of brief demotion

MIAMI - The Braves' decision to send Evan Gattis down to Triple-A for a few days paid off. (BBO-BRAVES-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 358 words)

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Harvey to get second opinion next week

NEW YORK - Matt Harvey will get a second opinion on his injured elbow next week from Dr. James Andrews. (BBO-METS-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 228 words)

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Werth proving worth, pushing Washington closer to wild card NEW YORK - Jayson Werth has helped carry the Nationals back into the wild card race. (BBO-NATIONALS-TEAMREPORT/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 433 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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AUTO RACING

Driver capsules

Breaking down the start of the Chase with capsules on the top 25 drivers entering the Chicagoland Speedway. (CAR-DRIVERCAPSULES/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 300 words per driver)

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CYCLING

Oregon's Chris Horner hopes to cap career with reign in Spain

CALAHORRA, Spain - After 17 years of professional racing, Chris Horner faces arguably the most important five days of his career this week as the American battles to become cycling's oldest ever Grand Tour winner in the 2013 Tour of Spain. (CYCLING-SPAIN/HORNER, moved, by Alasdair Fotheringham, 500 words)

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TENNIS

Canada's Raonic to face Djokovic & Co. in Davis Cup

LONDON - If Novak Djokovic needed a quick fix for any post U.S. Open blues, this week's Davis Cup semi-final against Canada in Belgrade could not have been better timed. (TENNIS-DAVIS/ (PREVIEW), moved, by Martyn Herman, 750 words)

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OTHER

Pro sports pays tribute to 9-11

Major League Baseball led the nationwide Day of Remembrance in professional sports. (MSC-NEWS/, expect by 0000 GMT/8 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 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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