Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday, Feb 27

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday: SOCCER Premier League Leicester City v Liverpool (2000) Foxes start life without Ranieiri at home to Liverpool Relegation-threatened English champions Leicester City start life without their sacked Italian title-winning coach Claudio Ranieiri at home to Liverpool, who are chasing a place in the top four. (SOCCER-ENGLAND-LEI-LIV/ (PIX), expect from 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, by Martyn Herman, 400 words) AFC tears up deal with Chinese broadcaster SYDNEY - Chinese company LeSports had its four-year contract to broadcast Asian Football Confederation (AFC) competitions terminated by the continental governing body last week after failing to pay an installment on the deal, sources have confirmed to Reuters. (SOCCER-ASIA/LEECO expect by 0630 GMT/1:30 AM ET, by Michael Church, 400 words) Serie A Fiorentina v Torino (1945) Crisis-hit Fiorentina host Torino in Serie A MILAN - Fiorentina coach Paulo Soua's future looks increasingly uncertain as his side host Sinisa Mihajlovic's Torino, who themselves have faded after a bright start to the season. (SOCCER-ITALY-FIO-TOR/, by Brian Homewood, 400 words) La Liga Sampaoli's stock continues to rise SEVILLE - Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli once again proved the 'master of substitutions' on Saturday with a key switch that not only earned his side a come-from-behind win over Real Betis but boosted his reputation as one of the most wanted coaches in Europe. (SOCCER-SPAIN-SEV/SAMPAOLI, moving at 0700 GMT/2 AM ET, by Richard Martin, 550 words) MOTOR RACING Formula One First pre-season test starts in Spain BARCELONA - The new-look 2017 Formula One cars run together on track for the first time as pre-season testing starts up at the Circuit de Catalunya. (MOTOR-F1-TESTING/ (PIX), expect by 1300 GMT/9 AM ET, by Alan Baldwin, 400 words) CRICKET O'Keefe like a reliable Korean car, says Panesar MELBOURNE - Former England bowler Monty Panesar was pleased to offer a few tips to fellow spinner Steve O'Keefe before the India tour and thrilled by his match-winning haul in the opening test in Pune. (CRICKET-AUSTRALIA/O'KEEFE-PANESAR (INTERVIEW), expect by 0800 GMT/3 AM ET, by Ian Ransom, 600 words) India frugal with praise for Pune tormentor O'Keefe NEW DELHI - Steve O'Keefe may have been instrumental in scripting one of the most famous test victories in recent times but the 32-year-old Australia spinner seems yet to command the respect of his tormented Indian hosts. (CRICKET-INDIA/O'KEEFE-REACTION/, expect by 0700 GMT/2 AM ET, 450 words) NBA Hawks try to protect place in pecking order The 32-26 Atlanta Hawks try to halt a three-game skid and consolidate their hold on fifth place in the East when they meet the second-placed Boston Celtics in one of seven games on the National Basketball Association schedule. (BASKETBALL-NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ expect by 0700 GMT/2 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 500 words) NHL Wild aim to pad lead in the West The Mikael Granlund-led Minnesota Wild (39-14-6) seek to pad their lead atop the Western Conference when they host the Los Angeles Kings (30-27-4) in one of three games on the National Hockey League schedule. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0500 GMT/12 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 200 words) NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0100 GMT/8 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 500 words) NORDIC SKIING FIS Nordic World Ski Championship in Finland The Nordic World Ski Championship continues in Finland. (NORDIC-WORLD/ 250 words) (Asia desk editor: Peter Rutherford)