Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 12:45 PM ET on Tuesday, April 11


April 11 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 12:45 PM ET on Tuesday:

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Home and Home: LA teams to meet in preseason

The NFL preseason schedule was released Monday, and includes a meeting between the recently relocated Rams and Chargers. (FBN-NEWS-PRESEASONSCHEDULE, moved, The Sports Xchange, 375 words)

Patriots consider look at RB Lynch

The Patriots are considering making a run at retired running back Marshawn Lynch, but his interest in a return is primarily tied to the chance to play in his hometown of Oakland. (FBN-NEWS-PATRIOTS-LYNCH, moved, The Sports Xchange, 325 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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MUSICK: Banner night at Wrigley

CHICAGO -- An AC/DC song blared from Wrigley Field's speakers as Anthony Rizzo hoisted the World Series trophy above his head and led his teammates across the outfield. Next to the scoreboard, the Cubs' 2016 World Series championship banner fluttered in the breeze. Rizzo wore a smile as big as the bleachers as fans roared and music boomed. (BBO-CUBS-COLUMN-BANNER, by Tom Musick, 900 words)

Giants C Posey expected to play this week

Giants C Buster Posey took a 94 mph fastball to the helmet in Monday’s game but is expected to be back in the San Francisco. (BBO-GIANTS-NEWS-POSEY, expect by 6 p.m. ET, 300 words)

The Sports Xchange covers all MLB games. Tuesday schedule:

Minnesota at Detroit 1:05 p.m.

Chi. White Sox at Cleveland 4:05 p.m.

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

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

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 7:05 p.m.

Milwaukee at Toronto 7:07 p.m.

Baltimore at Boston 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta at Miami 7:05 p.m.

San Diego at Colorado 8:40 p.m.

Texas at L.A. Angels 10:07 p.m.

Houston at Seattle 10:05 p.m.

Arizona at San Francisco 10:15 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 Tuesday’s games. (MLB-ROUNDUP, expect by 8 p.m. ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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LeBron to sit Cleveland regular-season finale

The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t plan to play LeBron James in the final regular-season game this week. (BKN-CAVALIERS-NEWS-JAMES, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

THE SPORTS XCHANGE covers all NBA games. Tuesday schedule:

Charlotte at Atlanta 7:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Minnesota 8:00 p.m.

Denver at Dallas 8:30 p.m.

New Orleans at L.A. Lakers 10:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Sacramento 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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No more ‘Woe Canada’ as playoffs begin

It was almost considered a case of national mourning last year when not one Canadian team qualified for the National Hockey League postseason, but the picture is brighter this year as five teams from north of the border prepare for the playoffs that start on Wednesday in the race for the Stanley Cup. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL-PLAYOFFS/, expect by 5 PM ET, 500 words)

Kings fire Sutter, GM in overhaul

The Los Angeles Kings on Monday fired coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi, who helped guide the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. Luc Robitaille was named president. (HKN-KINGS-NEWS-SUTTER-LOMBARDI, moved, The Sports Xchange, 414 words)

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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Alliss criticized again for comments about women

Popular but sometimes controversial golf commentator Peter Alliss of England has once more raised eyebrows with his comments about women. (GLF-PGA-NOTEBOOK, expect by 6:30 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 650 words)

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