April 20 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:15 PM ET on Thursday:
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Motherhood no obstacle for Serena's return, says Court
MELBOURNE - Motherhood may do little to slow Serena Williams's pursuit of grand slam success but more hungry opponents, if they emerge, could yet deny her the all-time singles record, the women who holds that distinction told Reuters. (TENNIS-WILLIAMS/COURT (INTERVIEW, PIX) by Ian Ransom, moved, 661 words.) See also: TENNIS-WILLIAMS/PREGNANCY, by Julie Steenhuysen, moved, 624 words)
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Red Sox LHP Price experiencing soreness
Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price experienced soreness and manager John Farrell said Thursday workouts would be slowed significantly. (BBO-REDSOX-NEWS-PRICE, moved, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)
The Sports Xchange covers all MLB games. Thursday schedule:
Boston at Toronto 12:37 p.m.
Detroit at Tampa Bay 1:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Minnesota 1:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Houston 2:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets 7:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Cincinnati 7:05 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta 7:35 p.m.
Kansas City at Texas 8:05 p.m.
St. Louis at Milwaukee 8:05 p.m.
Arizona at San Diego 9:05 p.m.
Seattle at Oakland 10:05 p.m.
News and notes from around the league. (MLB-NOTEBOOK, expect by 8 p.m. ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)
Capsule recaps of Thursday’s games. (MLB-ROUNDUP, expect by 8 p.m. ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Raptors, Bucks try to seize momentum
MILWAUKEE -- After a pair of thrilling games in Toronto, the Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks resume their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Thursday night at Bradley Center. (BKN-BUCKS-RAPTORS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 8 p.m. ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Andrew Wagner, 750 words)
The Sports Xchange covers all NBA playoff games. Thursday schedule:
Cleveland at Indiana 7:00 p.m.
Toronto at Milwaukee 8:00 p.m.
San Antonio at Memphis 9:30 p.m.
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
TSX Stanley Cup playoff coverage Thursday:
NY Rangers at Montreal, 7:00 ET
Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7:00 ET
Chicago at Nashville, 8:00 ET
San Jose at Edmonton, 10:30 ET
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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Reed in hunt at Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO – Patrick Reed was in the hunt in the opening round of the Valero Texas open at TPC San Antonio. (GLF-PGA-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU-TEXASOPEN, expect ASAP after first round, The Sports Xchange, by Steve Habel, 700 words)
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Patriots first: 2017 schedule released
NFL champion New England gets the opening act in the 2017 season on Thursday night football. The full 2017 schedule is released at 7 p.m. ET. (FBN-NEWS-SCHEDULE, expect ASAP after games are official, The Sports Xchange, 800 words)
TEN TO WATCH: Early headliners from the 2017 NFL schedule (FBN-COLUMN-SCHEDULE, expect ASAP after schedule becomes official, The Sports Xchange, by Howard Balzer, 800 words)
On The Clock: NFL draft series
Team needs and analysis of the best fit for all 32 teams entering the 2017 NFL Draft. NFC and AFC North teams, including the Cleveland Browns, who own the No. 1 and No. 12 picks in the first round. (FBN-ANALYSIS-BROWNSONTHECLOCK, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Frank Cooney, 790 words)
MILLER: Finding QB pivotal for would-be contenders
If you need something, you better go get it, and that's a lesson that would apply to the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears as they head into the draft with the first three selections. (FBN-COLUMN-QBDRAFT, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Ira Miller, 945 words)
Brady, Kaepernick named to Time’s most influential list
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James were among seven sports figures named to Time Magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people. (FBN-NEWS-TIME-MOSTINFLUENTIAL, moved, The Sports Xchange, 348 words)
News and notes from around the NFL. (FBN-NOTEBOOK, expect by 6:30 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)
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