Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday, May 23

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday:

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Champions League final

Real, Atletico coaches preview Champions League final

LISBON - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and his Atletico Madrid counterpart Diego Simeone hold news conferences to preview Saturday's Champions League final in Lisbon. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/ (PIX, TV), expect by 1700 GMT/1 PM ET, by Mike Collett and Iain Rogers, 500 words)

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World Cup

BERLIN - Veteran forward Miroslav Klose needs one more goal to break Gerd Mueller's 40-year Germany scoring record he said that was his motivation for getting back to full fitness for next month's tournament in Brazil. (SOCCER-WORLD/GERMANY, moved, by Karolos Grohmann, 400 words)

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We continue the build-up to next month's World Cup in Brazil. (SOCCER-WORLD/, expect stories throughout)

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Argentina's 1950 no-show sparked years of gloom

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina are going to the World Cup in Brazil for the first time looking to correct a big mistake that led to years of national grief after their withdrawal from the 1950 tournament in conflict with the Brazilian Football Confederation. (SOCCER-WORLD/ARGENTINA-CARRIZO (INTERVIEW), moved, by Rex Gowar, 1,000 words)

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European Tour

BMW PGA Championship (to 25)

Bjorn in control at Wentworth, McIlroy six shots adrift

VIRGINIA WATER, England - Dane Thomas Bjorn held the overnight lead on 10-under 62. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/ (TV), expect by 1700 GMT/1 PM ET, by Tony Jimenez, 600 words)

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Monaco Formula One Grand Prix

Formula One enjoys rest day before qualifying

MONACO - While some members of the paddock will need the Friday rest day to recover from the yacht parties of the night before, others are preparing for a tough weekend. We will have stories from around the paddock, including the views of four times world champion Alain Prost on the Mercedes team rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/, moved, by Alan Baldwin, 500 words)

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French Open

Holder Nadal begins title defence against Ginepri

PARIS - Holders Rafael Nadal begins his bid for a ninth French Open title against American Robbi Ginepri. (TENNIS-OPEN/ (PIX), moved, by Julien Pretot, 500 words)

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ATP: Nice Open, France (to 24)

Duesseldorf Open, Germany (to 24)

WTA: Nuremberg Cup, Germany (to 24)

Strasbourg International, France (to 24)

Copy on merit

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Giro d'Italia (to June 1)

Colombia's Uran leads Evans heading into stage 13

RIVAROLO CANAVESE, Italy - Colombian Rigoberto Uran of Omega Pharma-QuickStep wears the pink jersey heading into the 158km 13th stage from Fossano to Rivarolo Canavese after overhauling Australian Cadel Evans in the overall standings after his first ever time-trial win on Thursday. (CYCLING-GIRO/ (PIX), expect by 1530 GMT/1130 AM ET, 250 words)

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Thomas and Uber Cup in New Delhi (to May 25)

China inch closer to title defence

Badminton powerhouse China will take on 2012 semi-finalist Japan in the Thomas Cup semi-final while Malaysia clash with Indonesia in the other last four match. In Uber Cup, China play Korea while hosts India take on Japan. (BADMINTON-TEAM/ (PIX), expect by 1800 GMT/2 PM ET, by Amlan Chakraborty, 400 words)

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PGA Tour: Crowne Plaza Invitational (to 25) Fort Worth, Texas

Power hitter Johnson in early command at Colonial

Long-hitting Dustin Johnson takes a one-shot lead over fellow Americans Hunter Mahan, Harris English and Robert Streb, and New Zealander Tim Wilkinson, into Friday's second round at Colonial Country Club after opening with a flawless five-under-par 65 on Thursday. (GOLF-PGA/, expect first lead by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, 400 words)

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Champions Tour: Senior PGA Championship (to 25) Benton Harbor, Michigan

Durant in charge after a 65 at Harbor Shores

Joe Durant, who celebrated his 50th birthday last month, takes a one-shot lead over fellow American Dan Forsman into Friday's second round at Harbor Shores after opening with a six-under-par 65 in the second of the year's five senior majors. (GOLF-SENIORs/, expect end-of-day lead by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, 250 words)

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Drivers get last chance to setup for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS - It is Carb Day at the Brickyard when drivers get their last chance to setup their cars ahead of Sunday's 98th Indianapolis 500. Thirty-three cars will take the green flag while Ed Carpenter will start on pole for the second consecutive year. (MOTOR RACING/INDY (PIX), expect lead by 2000 GMT/4:00 PM ET, by Steve Keating, 600 words)

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Dodgers' Kershaw in action v Phillies

Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw seeks his first win in nearly three weeks when he takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the host Philadelphia Phillies in one of 15 games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 975 words)

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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) (London duty editor: Ed Osmond)