Reuters Sports Schedule at 1415 GMT on Tuesday, Jan 7


Reuters sports schedule at 1415 GMT on Tuesday:

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Injured Vonn says she will miss Sochi Games

Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn will miss next month's Sochi Games after failing to recover from a knee injury, the American said on Tuesday. (OLYMPICS-ALPINESKIING/VONN, snap and urgent moved, updates to follow)

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Canada reveal men's ice hockey team for Sochi

TORONTO - Hockey Canada reveals the roster for the men's ice hockey team it will send to the Sochi Winter Olympics to defend the gold medal won on Sidney Crosby's golden goal four years ago in Vancouver. (OLYMPICS-ICEHOCKEY/CANADA (PIX), expect by 1630 GMT/11:30 AM ET, by Steve Keating, 400 words)

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English League Cup semi-final first leg

Sunderland v Manchester United (1945)

Struggling United seek Cup cheer

LONDON - Manchester United look to bounce back against the Premier League's bottom club following two successive home defeats. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUP, expect by 2200 GMT/5:PM ET, 500 words)

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Spanish King's Cup last 16 first leg

Valencia v Atletico Madrid (2100)

Holders Atletico face stiff first-leg test at Valencia

MADRID - Holders Atletico Madrid face a tricky last 16, first leg at La Liga rivals Valencia, whose new coach Juan Antonio Pizzi is making his debut in the competition. (SOCCER-SPAIN/CUP (PIX) expect by 2300 GMT/6 P.M. ET, by Iain Rogers, 500 words)

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Spurs visit Grizzlies in West finals rematch

The San Antonio Spurs visit the Memphis Grizzlies, a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals, in one of 12 games on the NBA schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 850 words)

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High-flying Ducks look top pull away from pack

The Anaheim Duck will try to take sole possession of first place overall when they host the Boston Bruins in one of 10 games on the NHL schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 800 words)

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Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0101 GMT/8:01 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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ATP: Auckland Open (till 11)

ATP/WTA: Sydney International (till 11)

WTA: Hobart International (till 11)

Kooyong Classic (till 11)

Del Potro on court in Sydney, Ferrer seeks fifth Auckland title

MELBOURNE - Top seed Juan Martin Del Potro makes his first appearance in this year's Sydney International against Nicholas Mahut, while defending champion David Ferrer begins his quest for his fifth Auckland Open crown against Donald Young while world number eight Tomas Berdych will face Fernando Verdasco at the invitational Kooyong Classic in Melbourne.(TENNIS-AUSTRALIA/WARMUPS, expect by 0800 GMT/3 AM ET, 500 words)

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Dakar Rally (to 18)

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