Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:30 PM ET on Tuesday, April 18

Reuters

April 18 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:30 PM ET on Tuesday:

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Sliding Cubs send Anderson against Brewers

CHICAGO -- Brett Anderson already owns two quality starts this season, and the Chicago Cubs left-hander has allowed just one earned run for a glittering 0.84 ERA. Manager Joe Maddon thinks even better days are ahead for his new starter. (BBO-CUBS-BREWERS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 7 p.m. ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Jack McCarthy, 700 words)

The Sports Xchange covers all MLB games. Tuesday schedule:

Chi. White Sox at N.Y. Yankees 7:05 p.m.

Boston at Toronto 7:07 p.m.

Detroit at Tampa Bay 7:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Cincinnati 7:05 p.m.

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

Washington at Atlanta 7:35 p.m.

Milwaukee at Chi. Cubs 8:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Houston 8:05 p.m.

Cleveland at Minnesota 8:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at St. Louis 8:15 p.m.

San Francisco at Kansas City 8:15 p.m.

Texas at Oakland 10:05 p.m.

Colorado at L.A. Dodgers 10:05 p.m.

Arizona at San Diego 10:05 p.m.

Miami at Seattle 10:05 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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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

NBA PLAYOFFS

Clippers determined to dictate tempo vs. Jazz

LOS ANGELES -- As the Los Angeles Clippers pick up the pieces after their stunning Game 1 loss to the Utah Jazz, they will look to pick up the pace in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series on Tuesday night at Staples Center. (BKN-JAZZ-CLIPPERS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 10 p.m. ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Forrest Lee, 750 words)

The Sports Xchange covers all NBA playoff games. Tuesday schedule:

Milwaukee at Toronto 7:00 p.m.

Chicago at Boston 8:00 p.m.

Utah at L.A. Clippers 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

Rangers searching for missing offense vs. Canadiens

NEW YORK -- The Canadiens lead 2-1 heading into Game 4 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, with the New York Rangers hoping to bring more offense to aid goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. (FBN-RANGERS-CANADIENS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 7:30 p.m. ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Dave Lozo, 700 words)

TSX Stanley Cup playoff coverage Tuesday:

Montreal at N.Y. Rangers 7:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Columbus 7:30 p.m.

Edmonton at San Jose 10:00 p.m.

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

Golf glance

Capsule previews of the week ahead in professional golf. (GLF-PGA-GLANCE, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 535 words)

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Cowboys pick up Martin’s 2018 option

Two-time All-Pro guard Zack Martin had his $9.3 million option picked up for 2018 by the Dallas Cowboys. (FBN-COWBOYS-NEWS-MARTIN, moved, The Sports Xchange, 377 words)

On The Clock: NFL draft series

Team needs, and analysis of the best fit for all 32 teams entering the 2017 NFL Draft. (FBN-JAGUARS-NEWS-ALBERT, moved, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

Bucs RB Martin back at team workouts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was back for the first day of the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program Monday. In late December, Martin left the team to enter a treatment facility. (FBN-EAGLES-ANALYSIS-EAGLESONTHECLOCK, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Frank Cooney, 750 words)

NFC East, AFC East teams moved Tuesday

NFL notebook

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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AUTO

Rookie Jones experiencing growing pains

Can a rookie win NASCAR's most prestigious championship? That's almost absurd to consider given the depth of talent in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the steep learning curve faced by rookies. But that hasn't kept Erik Jones, 20, from contemplating how to get to the season finale in Homestead, Fla., this year with a shot at the championship. (CAR-COLUMN, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Jonathan Ingram, 878 words)

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