Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Sunday, Nov 2

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Sunday: - - - - SOCCER Premier League Manchester City v Manchester United (1330) Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur (1600) City need a champion show against United LONDON - Champions Manchester City, nine points adrift of Chelsea, bid to close the gap on the leaders when they entertain arch-rivals Manchester United. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ (PIX), expect by 1530 GMT/10:30 AM ET, by Steve Tongue) - - La Liga Villarreal v Valencia (1600) Levante v Almeria (1800) Elche v Espanyol (2000) Aritz volley sends Sevilla to defeat BARCELONA - Sevilla missed the chance to take first place in La Liga after a first half Aritz Aduriz volley gave Athletic Bilbao a 1-0 victory. Fifth-placed Valencia play at Villarreal later. (SOCCER-SPAIN/ (PIX), moved with updates to follow, by Tim Hanlon, 500 words) - - Serie A Chievo Verona v Sassuolo (1400) Sampdoria v Fiorentina (1400) Torino v Atalanta Bergamo (1400) Udinese v Genoa (1400) AC Milan v Palermo (1945) Big incentive for Milan ROME - Fifth-placed AC Milan, nine points behind pacesetting Juventus, can climb to third with a home victory over struggling Palermo. (SOCCER-ITALY/, expect by 1615 GMT/11:15 PM ET, by Brian Homewood, 450 words) - - Bundesliga Borussia Moenchengladbach v Hoffenheim (1430) Cologne v Freiburg (1630) SC Paderborn v Hertha Berlin (1630) Gladbach face Hoffenheim with both teams still to lose BERLIN - Borussia Moenchengladbach look to reclaim second spot and maintain their sparkling run by equalling a club record 17th straight league game without defeat when they face Hoffenheim who are also unbeaten this season. (SOCCER-GERMANY/ (PIX), expect by 1530 GMT/10:30 AM ET, by Brian Homewood, 400 words) - - Ligue 1 Nantes v Stade Rennes (1300) Girondins Bordeaux v Toulouse (1600) Olympique Marseille v Racing Lens (2000) Marseille hope to restore four-point lead PARIS - Olympique Marseille will restore their four-point lead at the top of the table if they can beat struggling RC Lens. (SOCCER-FRANCE/ (PIX), expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, by Julien Pretot, 300 words) - - Dutch championship Copy on merit - - Henry on title hunt in MLS Playoffs Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls, looking for their first MLS Cup title, host D.C. United in their Eastern Conference semi-finals first leg, while in the West, Seattle Sounders are at FC Dallas. SOCCER-MLS/PLAYOFFS, 400 words, expect first copy by 2330 GMT/6.30 PM ET) - - - - TENNIS ATP: Paris Masters (to Nov. 2) Djokovic takes on Raonic in final PARIS - Novak Djokovic aims to become the first player to retain the Paris Masters title when he faces Canadian Milos Raonic in the final (TENNIS-MEN/PARIS (PIX), expect by 1630GMT/11:30 PM ET, by Julien Pretot, 500 words) - - WTA: Tournament of Champions, Sofia (to Nov. 2) Yinzhou Bank International Women's Open, Ningbo Copy on merit - - In the run up to the elite eight-man ATP World Tour Finals, that take place in London from Nov. 9-16, Reuters will run a series of exclusive interviews over five days. Interviews will be with grand slam champions Andy Murray, Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka. We will run an interview with Japanese trailblazer Kei Nishikori, who became the first Asian man to contest a grand slam singles final this year, at 0200 on Monday. A factbox will also be included. Also included in the package is an interview with Tomas Berdych, who will compete at the season ender for the fifth year running. Articles will be up to 950 words. In addition, a full Q&A with some of the players will also be included in the package (1500 words) on Wednesday and Thursday. - - Cilic cannot get enough of seeing his new friend PARIS - Marin Cilic cannot get enough of pursuing his new number one hobby -- polishing the life-size replica U.S. Open trophy that now sits proudly on a mantelpiece in his Zagreb home. (TENNIS-MEN/FINALS-CILIC (INTERVIEW), moved, by Pritha Sarkar, 770 words) - - 'Stanimal' Wawrinka eager to pounce in London PARIS - The man known as "Stanimal" will be eager to prey on his rivals when he turns up as a bonafide member of the grand slam winner's club at next week's ATP World Tour Finals. (TENNIS-MEN/FINALS-WAWRINKA (INTERVIEW), moved, by Pritha Sarkar, 820 words) - - - - MOTOR RACING U.S. Formula One Grand Prix Rosberg on pole position, team mate Hamilton alongside AUSTIN, Texas - Nico Rosberg starts on pole position, aiming to slash the 17 point lead of Mercedes team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton. The Briton is alongside on the front row. (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/ (PIX), expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, by Alan Baldwin, 500 words) - - - - GOLF PGA Tour: CIMB Classic, Kuala Lumpur (to 2) Americans Ryan Moore and Kevin Na share the lead going into the final round at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Saturday. (GOLF-PGA/MALAYSIA, expect by 0900 GMT/4 AM ET, 400 words) - - - - CRICKET Milestone for Misbah, Pakistan sniff victory Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq equalled Viv Richards's record for the fastest test century while his team stood six wickets away from a memorable 2-0 series win against Australia. (CRICKET-PAKISTAN/, moved, 400 words) - - - - ATHLETICS New York City Marathon Doping scandal threatens to overshadow Mutai treble bid NEW YORK - A doping scandal threatens to overshadow Geoffrey Mutai's attempt at a New York City Marathon hat-trick and Wilson Kipsang's bid for an eye-popping cash bonus after fellow Kenyan Rita Jeptoo failed a drugs test. (ATHLETICS-MARATHON/, expect by 1630 GMT/11:30 PM ET, 400 words) Kipsang aims for $500,000 win at NYC Marathon NEW YORK - London winner Wilson Kipsang hopes to make his first New York City Marathon a memorable one, as a win would carry him past fellow-Kenyan Dennis Kimetto for the $500,000 World Marathon Majors bonus. He will have to deal with chilly conditions and a top field that includes compatriot Geoffrey Mutai, winner of the last two runs through the five boroughs. (ATHLETICS-MARATHON/ (PIX), expect by 1800 GMT/1 PM ET, by Larry Fine, 400 words) - - - - NFL Manning and Brady renew rivalry Future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning renew their rivalry on Sunday when the New England Patriots host the Denver Broncos in the marquee match of Week Nine of the regular season. Both quarterbacks reached milestones this season as Brady topped 50,000 career passing yards while Manning broke Brett Favre's record of 508 career touchdown passes (NFL/ (PIX), expect first copy by 2230 GMT/5:30 PM ET, 500 words) - - - - NHL Canadiens look to douse hot Flames The Montreal Canadiens, sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference standing, welcome the surprising Calgary Flames in one of seven games on the National Hockey League schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 200 words) - - - - NBA Clippers look to stay perfect against Kings The Los Angeles Clippers go for their third straight win to start the new season as the host Pacific division rivals the Sacramento Kings in one of four games on the National Basketball Association schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 2330 GMT/6:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 600 words) - - - - NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0001 GMT/7:01 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words) (London duty editor: Pritha Sarkar)