Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 1:15 PM ET on Monday, April 10

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Dec. x (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 1:15 PM ET on Monday:

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Authorities ask for help in search for ex-OF Nixon

Otis Nixon, a former Atlanta Braves outfielder with a history of substance abuse, was last seen Saturday morning. Authorities in Georgia are asking the public for help finding him. (BBO-BRAVES-NEWS-NIXON, 300 words)

Yankees 1B Bird remains out

NEW YORK -- Greg Bird is not in the lineup for the New York Yankees for the third consecutive game. Bird has a mild ankle bruise and battled a stomach bug in Baltimore over the weekend. (BBO-YANKEES-NEWS-BIRD, 300 words)

Tigers ship RP Rondon to minors

One week into the season, Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon earned a demotion to the minors with a 40.60 ERA. (BBO-TIGERS-NEWS-RONDON, 300 words)

The Sports Xchange covers all MLB games. Monday schedule:

Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees 1:05 p.m.

Boston at Detroit 1:05 p.m.

Oakland at Kansas City 4:15 p.m.

Arizona at San Francisco 4:35 p.m.

Houston at Seattle 5:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia 7:05 p.m.

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 7:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Washington 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Chi. Cubs 8:05 p.m.

San Diego at Colorado 8:40 p.m.

MLB notebook

News and notes from around the league. (MLB-NOTEBOOK, expect by 8 p.m. ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

MLB roundup

Capsule recaps of Monday’s games. (MLB-ROUNDUP, expect by 8 p.m. ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Pistons bid adieu to The Palace

The final game at The Palace of Auburn Hills will be more about reminiscing than positioning. Detroit's home arena since 1988 will host its final game on Monday night when the Pistons face the Washington Wizards. The Pistons (37-43) will move to a new downtown venue, Little Caesars Arena, next season. (BKN-PISTONS-WIZARDS-PREVIEW, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Dana Gauruder, 557 words)

THE SPORTS XCHANGE covers all NBA games. Monday schedule:

Indiana at Philadelphia 7:00 p.m.

Cleveland at Miami 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn at Boston 7:30 p.m.

Orlando at Chicago 8:00 p.m.

Charlotte at Milwaukee 8:00 p.m.

Washington at Detroit 8:00 p.m.

San Antonio at Portland 10:00 p.m.

Houston at L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m.

Utah at Golden State 10:30 p.m.

NBA notebook

News and notes from around the NBA. (BKN-NOTEBOOK, expect by 7:30 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 375 words)

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Playoff primer: First-round full of intrigue

The 2016-17 regular season is in the books. Let the real fun begin. A first look at the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. (HKN-ANALYSIS-CAPSULEPREVIEWS, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Randy Sportak, 2,200 words)

NHL playoff schedule

The dates and times for the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. (HKN-NEWS-FIRSTROUNDSKED, moved, The Sports Xchange)

NHL notebook

News and notes from around the league. (HKN-NOTEBOOK, expect first version by 9:45 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 375 words)

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GOLF

Cink credits wife with renewed focus

Stewart Cink credits his wife’s valiant focus and approach in her bout with cancer with his renewed verve on the course. Of course, the 43-year-old is also thrilled to have her by his side this week at one of his favorite tournaments. (GLF-PGA-INSIDETHEROPES-CINK, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 850 words)

Garcia celebrates after finally ending major drought

We examine how Sergio Garcia’s victory at the Masters on Sunday fits into the big picture after a week that started with talk about the absence of Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson finished with a titanic battle between European giants Garcia and Justin Rose. (GOLF-MASTERS/ (PIX), expect by 6 PM ET, 500 words)

Golf glance

Capsule previews of the week ahead in professional golf. (GLF-PGA-SCHEDULE-GLANCE, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 550 words)

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AUTO RACING

Doing it his way, Johnson wins at Texas

Jimmie Johnson beat dehydration and a game field at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. (CAR-COLUMN-JOHNSON, expect by 4:45 p.m. ET, 800 words, by Jonathan Ingram)

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Offseason programs underway for 49ers, Rams, Broncos

New coaches in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver began offseason programs with their full teams Monday, which primarily consists of meetings and film work. (FBN-49ers-RAMS-NEWS-OFFSEASONPROGRAM, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

NFL notebook

News and notes from around the NFL. (FBN-NOTEBOOK, expect by 7 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 375 words)

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