Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday, Jan 12


Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday:

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Seahawks sink Saints to reach NFC title game

The Seattle Seahawks, led by powerful running back Marshawn Lynch, beat the New Orleans Saints 23-15 on a rainy Saturday to advance to the NFC conference championship. (NFL-PLAYOFFS/SEAHAWKS (PIX), moved, 500 words)

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Patriots run over Colts into AFC Championship

LeGarrette Blount rushed for four touchdowns as the New England Patriots pounded the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 on Saturday to advance to the AFC Championship game for a third straight year. (NFL-PLAYOFFS/PATRIOTS (PIX), moved, 500 words)

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Premier League (1500 unless stated)

Newcastle United v Manchester City (1405)

Stoke City v Liverpool (1610)

Man City aim for summit at Newcastle, Liverpool eye top four

LONDON - Manchester City can go top of the Premier League at least until Arsenal play on Monday with a win at mid-table Newcastle United while Liverpool will hope to move back into the top four with three points at Stoke. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ (PIX), expect from 1605 GMT/1105 AM ET, by Mike Collett, 500 words)

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La Liga

Getafe v Rayo Vallecano (1100)

Real Betis v Osasuna (1600)

Espanyol v Real Madrid (1800)

Levante v Malaga (2000)

Real have chance to close on leaders with win at Espanyol

MADRID - Real Madrid can close to within three points of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid with a win at Espanyol after the joint leaders drew 0-0 at Atletico's Calderon stadium on Saturday. (SOCCER-SPAIN/ (PIX), expect by 2000 GMT/3 PM ET, by Iain Rogers, 500 words)

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Ligue 1

Nantes v FC Lorient (1300)

Evian Thonon Gaillard FC v Olympique Marseille (1600)

Lille v Stade de Reims (2000)

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Serie A (1400 unless stated)

Torino v Fiorentina (1130)

AS Roma v Genoa

Atalanta Bergamo v Catania

Cagliari v Juventus

Verona v Napoli

Sassuolo v AC Milan (1945)

Juve aim for 11th straight win, Roma welcome Genoa

ROME - Leaders Juventus will be looking for their 11th successive win away to Cagliari while AS Roma, eight points behind in second, host improving Genoa. (SOCCER-ITALY/ (PIX), expect from 1330 GMT/8:30 AM ET, by Brian Homewood, 500 words)

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Australian Open (to 26)

MELBOURNE - We continue our buildup to the first grand slam of the season, which kicks off at Melbourne Park on Monday. (TENNIS-OPEN/ expect throughout, by Ian Ransom and Nick Mulvenney, 500 words)

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Harden helps Houston hold off Wizards

Houston guard James Harden scored eight straight points in the final minutes as the Rockets held off a furious Washington Wizards comeback to secure a 114-107 win. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), moved, by The Sports Xchange, 750 words)

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Markov strikes twice to give Canadiens win over Blackhawks

Defenseman Andrei Markov scored twice to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), moved, by The Sports Xchange, 900 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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PGA Tour: Sony Open, Honolulu, Hawaii

Kirk edges clear in Hawaii, Scott fails to make charge

American Chris Kirk coolly sank a breaking, nine-foot birdie putt at the par-five last to edge one stroke clear of a tightly bunched leaderboard in Saturday's third round of the $5.6 million Sony Open in Hawaii. (GOLF-PGA/, moved, 400 words)

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Briton Fleetwood holds slender lead in Durban

DURBAN - Britain's Tommy Fleetwood, chasing the second European Tour win of his career, goes into the final round holding a one-shot lead over in-form Victor Dubuisson of France and Dutchman Joost Luiten. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/, expect by 1500 GMT/10 AM ET, 400 words)

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Australia v England, Melbourne, first ODI

After a 5-0 Ashes clean sweep, Australia face England in Melbourne in the first of five one-day internationals. (CRICKET-ENGLAND/ expect by 1400 GMT/9 AM ET, 400 words)

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Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Abu Dhabi, second test

Battling Pakistan resume with 170-run lead against Sri Lanka

Pakistan are clinging on to their slim hopes of salvaging the second test against Sri Lanka as they head into the final day with a 170-run lead after a stirring rearguard action in their second innings left them on 330-7 in Dubai on Saturday. (CRICKET-LANKA/(PIX), expect by 1400 GMT/9 AM ET, 250 words)

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World Cup: Men's slalom, Adelboden

World Cup: Women's Super-Combined, Altenmarkt/Zauchensee

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