Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:30 PM ET on Monday, April 17

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April 17 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:30 PM ET on Monday:

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Red Sox off and running on Patriots Day

BOSTON – Centerfielder Andrew Benintendi and the Boston Red Sox jumped ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays early in Monday’s morning start, corresponding with the Boston Marathon finish as per Patriots Day tradition. (BBO-REDSOX-RAYS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU, expect ASAP after 11 a.m. ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Gethin Coolbaugh, 700 words)

The Sports Xchange covers all MLB games. Monday schedule:

Tampa Bay at Boston 11:05 a.m.

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

Pittsburgh at St. Louis 7:15 p.m.

San Diego 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.

Texas at Oakland 10:05 p.m.

Arizona at L.A. Dodgers 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 Monday’s games. (MLB-ROUNDUP, expect by 8 p.m. ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Kansas star Jackson entering NBA draft

Kansas forward Josh Jackson announced he’s leaving Lawrence, Kan., to enter the 2017 NBA Draft. (BKN-DRAFT-JACKSON, expect by 3 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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

Indiana at Cleveland 7:00 p.m.

Memphis at San Antonio 9:30 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

TSX Stanley Cup playoff coverage Monday:

Washington at Toronto 7:00 p.m.

Ottawa at Boston 7:00 p.m.

Chicago at Nashville 9:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Calgary 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

Texans own long history of Texas Open success

The Valero Texas Open is one of five events on the PGA Tour schedule played in Texas, but it is not simply another tournament. The sixth-oldest golf tournament in the world, the Texas Open dates to 1922. It will be played for the 88th time this week at its latest venue, the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio. (GLF-PGA-INSIDETHEROPES-VALEROTEXASOPEN, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 735 words)

Harrington saw shift in Sergio

Sergio Garcia said all the right things after claiming his first major title in the Masters, including paying tribute to Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal. Much was made in the media about the maturing of Garcia, but in an interview on Irish Radio RTE 2fm a few days later, Padraig Harrington reminded everyone what it was like when he beat the Spaniard in a playoff to win the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie. (GLF-PGA-NOTEBOOK-SERGIO, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 600 words)

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Panthers DT Short signs $80M contract

Defensive tackle Kawann Short signed a five-year contract with the Carolina Panthers worth $80 million. (FBN-PANTHERS-NEWS-SHORT, moved, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

Jaguars LT Albert skips offseason workouts

Newly acquired Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Branden Albert was not present Monday for the start of the team's voluntary offseason workouts. (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-BUCCANEERS-NEWS-MARTIN, moved, The Sports Xchange, 324 words)

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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