Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Monday, Aug. 18


Aug. 18 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Monday:

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The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427

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Manziel on "Monday Night Football"

LANDOVER, Md. - Johnny Manziel will not start. That doesn't mean he won't be the star attraction at FedEx Field as he duels Brian Hoyer for the right to be the No. 1 quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. (FBN-BROWNS-NEWS/MANZIEL (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0000 GMT/8 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by David Elfin, 600 words)

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Browns at Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. - Starters could play the entire first half for the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins in the preseason headliner that features Johnny Manziel, Robert Griffin III and Cleveland offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's return to the sidelines at FedEx Field. (FBN-REDSKINS-BROWNS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0000 GMT/8 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by David Elfin, 400-word first lede, 800-word writethru)

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Saints TE Graham: Dunks post-poned

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will can the slam dunk celebrations that resulted in multiple penalties - and a clinic of swear words from coach Sean Payton - in Friday's preseason game. (FBN-SAINTS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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To the left: Falcons OT Matthews makes move

First-round pick Jake Matthews is officially moved to left tackle, but based on early returns, the position will not be too big for him. (FBN-FALCONS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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Vikings stay course with Cassel

Rookie Teddy Bridgewater might be closing the cap, but veteran Matt Cassel is still the planned starter for the Minnesota Vikings, coach Mike Zimmer announces. (FBN-VIKINGS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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Dalton shows he can be a winner

CINCINNATI - Making his first appearance at Paul Brown Stadium since a three-interception performance in a 27-10 wild-card playoff loss to the San Diego Chargers in January, Andy Dalton completes all eight of his passes for 144 yards and a TD. He is credited with a perfect passer rating, 158.3. Sure, it's preseason, but Dalton has every reason to smile. (FBN-BENGALS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 550 words)

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Ravens emerge with bumps, bruises to Smith, Rice

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Cornerback Jimmy Smith coughs up blood after Saturday's win over the Dallas Cowboys, a position at which the Baltimore Ravens cannot afford to take any more blows. (FBN-RAVENS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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NFL Roundup

The latest news and notes from NFL training camp. (FBN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 450 words)

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The Sports Xchange: SEC newcomers to watch

Want to win in the Southeastern Conference? You better have an ace in the hole - maybe two - to run with Alabama and Auburn. The Sports Xchange identifies top newcomers to watch around the SEC. (FBC-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 1,200 words)

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The Sports Xchange: SEC breakout players

Nick Marshall (Auburn) and Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) were not household names even in SEC territory in August 2013. Nowadays, the 2013 breakout players are mentioned as Heisman Trophy candidates. Who's next in the breakout parade? The Sports Xchange examines SEC rosters. (FBC-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 1,200 words)

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New L.A. Clippers owner introduces himself to fans

New Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, introduces himself to fans after buying the NBA team for a record $2 billion from Donald Sterling, who had been banned for life by the league for racist remarks. (NBA-CLIPPERS/ (PIX, TV), expect by 2130 GMT/5:30 PM ET/, by Eric Kelsey, 400 words)

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U.S. vulnerable without big names, says Knicks' Prigioni

BELGRADE - Spain and several other teams are capable of defeating a United States team missing its biggest names at the upcoming basketball World Cup, New York Knicks playmaker Pablo Prigioni tells Reuters. (BASKETBALL-WORLD/USA-PRIGIONI (INTERVIEW), moved, by Zoran Milosavljevic, 600 words)

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NBA Roundup

The latest moves and news from the NBA. (BKN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 350 words

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PGA Tour returns to Alabama

The PGA Tour will play a tournament in Alabama next year for the first time since the 1990 PGA Championship at Shoal Creek in Birmingham. (GLF-NOTEBOOK/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 650 words)

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No rest for weary in FedEx Cup playoffs

Tiger Woods did not make it to the FedEx Cup playoffs for the third time, Jason Dufner will miss the postseason because of an injury, and others might skip one of the three events heading to the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. (GLF-INSIDETHEROPES/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 800 words)

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Course Source: Dubsdread, Mauna Kea

Tom LaMarre reviews Dubsdread in Orlando and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Kamuela, Hawaii, where Robert Trent Jones worked his magic to turn a lava field into masterpiece that includes the famed No. 3, a par 3 that measures 250 yards across a picturesque cove to the narrow green. (GLF-COURSESOURCE/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 750 words)

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Golf glance

Capsule previews of the week ahead in professional golf, highlighted by The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey. (GLF-SCHEDULE/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Tom LaMarre, 500 words)

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Mets' Colon scratched to be with ill mother

NEW YORK - Right-hander Bartolo Colon Is scratched from his scheduled start for the New York Mets after he flies home to the Dominican Republic to be with his hospitalized mother. (BBO-METS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Jerry Beach, 300 words)

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OF Garcia making presence felt for White Sox

CHICAGO - He was supposed to miss the rest of the season, but Avisail Garcia is back in the Chicago White Sox lineup and he's already providing a noticeable presence. (BBO-WHITESOX-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Brian Hedger, 425 words)

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Padres lose Alonso for season

San Diego Padres manager Bud Black says first baseman Yonder Alonso's latest injury to his right hand/wrist/forearm is a torn tendon in the upper forearm. Alonso will miss the rest of the 2014 season, and a surgical repair could be involved. (BBO-PADRES-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Bill Center, 425 words)

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Tigers taking chance on Johnson

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have been seeking reliable bullpen options all season. Jim Johnson was looking to revive his career after a disastrous stint in Oakland. (BBO-TIGERS-NEWS/, moved, by Dana Gauruder, The Sports Xchange, 375 words)

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Lucroy leads Brewers to sweep of L.A.

LOS ANGELES - In a clash featuring the National League's two best teams, the Milwaukee Brewers dominated the Los Angeles Dodgers in impressive fashion thanks to catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who homered and drove in five runs. (BBO-BREWERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Forrest Lee, 575 words)

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The Sports Xchange covers all MLB games. Key matchups highlighted below:

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Reds at Cardinals

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis, three games out of the top spot in the NL Central, sends Justin Masterson (6-7) to the mound to face Mike Leake (9-11) and the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a three-game series. (BBO-CARDINALS-REDS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/, expect ASAP after the 0015 GMT/8:15 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by James Dent, 400-word first lede, 800-word writethru)

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Mariners at Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - The Mariners are in the passing lane in the AL wildcard race, overtaking the Detroit Tigers in a weekend series with Kyle Seager carrying the Seattle offense. Roenis Elias makes the start in Seattle's first-ever visit to Citizens Bank Park. (BBO-PHILLIES-MARINERS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2305 GMT/7:05 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Gordie Jones, 400-word first lede, 800-word writethru)

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Angels at Red Sox

BOSTON - C.J. Wilson (9-8, 4.71 ERA) won his last start and the Los Angeles Angels have won four of five. They hit Fenway Park for four games in playoff position with 40 games to go, opposing Boston Red Sox starter Brandon Workman (1-6, 4.45), who skipped his last turn in the rotation because of fatigue. (BBO-REDSOX-ANGELS-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2305 GMT/7:05 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Gordie Jones, 400-word first lede, 800-word writethru)

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MLB Wrap: Angels head to Fenway for clash with Red Sox

The Los Angeles Angels, in a tight race with the Oakland Athletics for top spot in the AL West, head to Fenway Park for the first of a four-game set with the Boston Red Sox in one of the eight games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 975 words)

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The full MLB schedule

American League

Los Angeles Angels at Boston, 7:10 PM ET

Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 PM ET

Kansas City at Minnesota, 8:10 PM ET

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National League

Chicago Cubs at New York Mets, 12:10 PM ET

Arizona at Washington, 7:05 PM ET

Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 7:05 PM ET

Cincinnati at St. Louis, 8:15 PM ET

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Seattle at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM ET

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NHL Roundup

The latest moves and news from the NHL. (HKN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2200 GMT/6 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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American international Johannsson out for next six weeks

AMSTERDAM - American international Aron Johannsson will be out for the next six weeks after undergoing operation last week, his club AZ Alkmaar says. (SOCCER-DUTCH/AZ, moved, 100 words)

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Defending champion Nadal out of U.S. Open with wrist injury

Champion Rafa Nadal pulls out of the U.S. Open, which begins next Monday, after failing to recover from a right wrist injury. (TENNIS-OPEN/NADAL (UPDATE 2), moved, 350 words)

See also: Resurgent Federer books ATP World Tour Finals berth (TENNIS-MEN/FINALS-FEDERER)

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Apps put fitness fans through short, sharp workouts

TORONTO - Fitness buffs who can't make it to the gym but still want to exercise can turn to apps for a short, intense workout when they are pressed for time. (APPS-WORKOUTS/, moved, by Natasha Baker, 500 words)

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Parks, playgrounds offer fresh air alternatives to gym workouts

NEW YORK - From park bench pushups and monkey bar lifts to open air runs, fitness experts say the workout possibilities of playgrounds and parks are worth the consideration of even the most diehard gym users. (FITNESS-OUTDOORS/, moved, by Dorene Internicola, 500 words)

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Ray Allen expected to press charges against teen trespassers

MIAMI - Basketball star Ray Allen is expected to press charges against a group of teenagers who in the middle of the night snuck into his Coral Gables home and the bedroom where his wife and four children were sleeping, authorities say. (USA-FLORIDA/ALLEN, expect by 1830 GMT/2:30 PM ET, 250 words

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Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (Expect by 0000 GMT/8 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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