Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday, Nov 23


Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday:

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Australia v England, first Ashes test (to 25)

Warner, Clarke runfest puts test beyond England

BRISBANE - David Warner and Michael Clarke both smashed

centuries to help stretch Australia's lead over England to a

monumental 458 runs with a second innings score of 299 for five

at tea on day three of the first Ashes test. (CRICKET-ASHES/

(PIX), moved with updates to follow, by Nick Mulvenney, 500


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Red-hot Pacers ease to victory over Celtics

The powerful Indiana Pacers toyed with the Boston Celtics,

then exploded after halftime en route to a 97-82 victory.

(NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), moved, by The Sports Xchange, 750 words)

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Crosby secures late victory for wasteful Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins twice squandered two-goal leads

against the New York Islanders at the Consol Energy Center

before captain Sidney Crosby took advantage of some slack

defending to secure a 4-3 victory for the hosts.

(NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), moved, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Roundups of off-field developments in the major North

American professional sports leagues. (moved, by The Sports

Xchange, 400 words)

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Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix (to 24)

Vettel faces battle for pole with Rosberg in the wet

SAO PAULO - Wet conditions could liven up qualifying for

Formula One's season-ending race, with Mercedes and Nico Rosberg

hoping to keep Red Bull's quadruple world champion Sebastian

Vettel off pole position. (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/POLE (PIX), expect

by 1715 GMT/12:15 PM ET, by Tatiana Ramil and Camila Moreira,

500 words)

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Premier League (1500 unless stated)

Everton v Liverpool (1245)

Arsenal v Southampton

Fulham v Swansea City

Hull City v Crystal Palace

Newcastle United v Norwich City

Stoke City v Sunderland

West Ham United v Chelsea (1730)

Liverpool face rivals Everton, Arsenal host in-form Saints

LONDON - Liverpool could move top of the Premier League at

least for a few hours with a win at Everton in the Merseyside

derby before leaders Arsenal, who are two points clear, host

surprise package Southampton in third. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ (PIX),

expect from 1445 GMT/9:45 AM ET, by Mitch Phillips, 700 words)

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La Liga

Barcelona v Granada CF (1500)

Real Sociedad v Celta Vigo (1700)

Almeria v Real Madrid (1900)

Atletico Madrid v Getafe (2100)

Injury-hit Barca host Granada, Real Madrid play at Almeria

MADRID - Injury has deprived la Liga leaders Barcelona of

several key players, including Lionel Messi, Xavi and Victor

Valdes, for the visit of Granada, while Real Madrid travel to

promoted Almeria and Atletico Madrid host Getafe. (SOCCER-SPAIN/

(PIX) expect by 1700 GMT/12 PM ET, by Tim Hanlon, 600 words)

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Bundesliga (1430 unless stated)

Nuremberg v VfL Wolfsburg

Eintracht Braunschweig v Freiburg

Eintracht Frankfurt v Schalke 04

FC Augsburg v Hoffenheim

Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich (1730)

Bayern aim for long-awaited win over injury-hit Dortmund

BERLIN - Bayern Munich visit second-placed Borussia Dortmund

looking for their first Bundesliga win over their rivals after

six failed attempts since 2010 as they bid to pull seven points

clear at the top. (SOCCER-GERMANY/ (PIX), expect by 1630

GMT/11:30 AM ET, by Brian Homewood, 450 words)

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Serie A (1945 unless stated)

Verona v Chievo Verona (1700)

AC Milan v Genoa

Napoli v Parma

Allegri under the microscope as Milan welcome Genoa

MILAN - Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is under pressure

as his struggling side host in-form Genoa trailing 15 points

behind Napoli, who occupy the Champions League playoff spot in

third place as they prepare to welcome Parma. (SOCCER-ITALY/

(PIX), expect by 2145 GMT/4:45 PM ET, by Terry Daley, 500 words)

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Ligue 1 (1900 unless stated)

Stade de Reims v Paris St Germain (1600)

Evian Thonon Gaillard FC v FC Lorient

Sochaux v Bastia

Montpellier HSC v En Avant Guingamp

Olympique Lyon v Valenciennes

Stade Rennes v Girondins Bordeaux

PSG seek to extend lead at top of Ligue 1

PARIS - Paris St Germain will be looking to extend their

four-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 when they visit draw

specialists Stade de Reims. (SOCCER-FRANCE/ (PIX), expect by

1800 GMT/1 PM ET, 500 words)

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Dutch Championship (1845 unless stated)

PSV Eindhoven v Heerenveen (1745)

AZ Alkmaar v Roda JC Kerkrade

SC Cambuur v NEC Nijmegen

Ajax Amsterdam v Heracles Almelo (1945)

Alkmaar and Ajax eye top spot with Vitesse playing Sunday

AMSTERDAM - AZ Alkmaar can leapfrog idle Vitesse Arnhem at

the top of the Dutch league with a win over mid-table Roda JC

Kerkrade knowing that if they slip up Ajax Amsterdam could be at

the summit with a win over lowly Heracles Almelo in the late

game. (SOCCER-DUTCH/, expect by 2145 GMT/4:45 PM ET, 400 words)

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African Confederation Cup final, first leg (1700)

CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) v TP Mazembe Englebert (DR Congo)

Copy on merit

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Italy v Argentina (1400)

Scotland v Australia (1800)

France v South Africa (2000)

France finish dismal year with tough Springboks match

PARIS - France host South Africa in their final test of the

campaign after a rough year in which they lost four times in a

row to New Zealand and won only two of their 10 outings while

the Springboks won nine of their 11 tests. (RUGBY-FRANCE/,

expect by 2145 GMT/4:45 PM ET, 500 words)

We will have also have reports on the other two tests.

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Rugby League World Cup semi-finals, Wembley

New Zealand v England (1300)

Australia v Fiji (1530)

Kiwis take on hosts England, Kangaroos face Fiji

LONDON - Holders New Zealand face hosts England before

tournament favourites Australia play Fiji in a World Cup

semi-finals double header at Wembley Stadium.

(RUGBYLEAGUE-WORLD/ (PIX), expect from expect from 1445 GMT/9:45

AM ET, 500 words)

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World Cup (to 24), Melbourne

Dane Bjorn holds one-stroke lead at Royal Melbourne

MELBOURNE - Danish veteran Thomas Bjorn held a one-stroke

lead over American Kevin Streelman heading into the third round

at Royal Melbourne. (GOLF-WORLD/, expect by 0800 GMT / 3 AM ET,

moved, by Ian Ransom, 500 words)

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European Tour: South African Open, Johannesburg (to 24)

Schwartzel and Crespi setting the pace in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - Home favourite Charl Schwartzel shares the

lead with little-known Italian Marco Crespi going into the third

round of the 2013-14 European Tour's opening tournament.

(GOLF-EUROPEAN/, expect by 1700 GMT/12 PM ET, 300 words)

(Asia Duty Editor: Amlan Chakraborty)

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