Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Wednesday, Nov. 6


Nov. 6 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday:

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

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Tiger backs Mickelson move to cut heavy schedule

BELEK, Turkey - Tiger Woods is backing fellow American Phil Mickelson's decision to cut his schedule in 2014, saying the sheer number of tournaments these days means the top players have to pick and choose where they go. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/WOODS (INTERVIEW, PIX, TV), moved, by Tony Jimenez, 675 words)

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Bjorn can restore peace between Tour and players, says Rose

BELEK, Turkey - U.S. Open champion Justin Rose is backing Tournament Committee chairman Thomas Bjorn to act as mediator in the disagreement between the players and the European Tour over the new FedExCup-style Final Series. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/ROSE, moved, by Tony Jimenez, 575 words)

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Masters champion Scott targets major 'slam'

MELBOURNE - Australia's Adam Scott has set a goal of winning a career grand slam of golf's four majors and says his breakthrough Masters win is yet to pay full dividend to his game. (GOLF-AUSTRALIA/SCOTT, moved, 575 words)

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Draft rewind: No disguising Incognito's flaws

Pre-draft evaluations of offensive lineman Richie Incognito, a third-round pick in 2005, prove to be spot-on. (FBN-DOLPHINS-NEWS/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, by Frank Cooney, 1,000 words)

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Dolphins back to work, new normal

DAVIE, Fla. - There is still business at hand in Miami, where the Dolphins begin preparation for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while trying to tune out ever-present distractions. (FBN-DOLPHINS-NEWS/, expect by 0015 GMT/8:15 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 450 words)

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Phillips named Texans' interim coach

Wade Phillips is officially taking over as interim coach of the Houston Texans while Gary Kubiak recovers from an illness that hit him at halftime of Monday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts. (FBN-TEXANS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 250 words)

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Game Scout: Redskins at Vikings

Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings take aim at the Washington Redskins' shaky defense. The last time Adrian Peterson faced this team, he tore multiple knee ligaments on Christmas Eve 2011. (FBN-VIKINGS-REDSKINS-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, by Derek Harper, 400 words)

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Redskins gear up for RB Peterson

ASHBURN, Va. - Adrian Peterson averaged only 45 yards per game in his past four meetings with Washington, but the Redskins aren't banking on history Thursday. (FBN-REDSKINS-VIKINGS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, by David Elfin, 550 words)

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Vikings issues with play-calling boil to top

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Job security is a relevant question all around in Minnesota, perhaps most notably for defensive coordinator Alan Williams. (FBN-VIKINGS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 1,050 words)

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Lions set sights on Bears, NFC North lead

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson lead the Detroit Lions into Soldier Field on Sunday with the NFC North lead on the line. (FBN-LIONS-BEARS-NEWS/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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Titans back in the running

NASHVILLE - With Jake Locker getting healthy, Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene should have more room to run against the Jacksonville Jaguars. (FBN-TITANS-NEWS/, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Broncos OL Moffitt gives up football

Denver Broncos backup offensive lineman John Moffitt decides he has played enough football and so he walks away from the game at the age of 27. (FBN-BRONCOS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 250 words)

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Hall Of Famer Parker dies at 101

Clarence "Ace" Parker, who was the oldest living member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, dies at age 101. (FBN-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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NFL notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTEBOOK/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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Baylor, Oklahoma get make-or-break Thursday date

WACO, Texas - A Baylor victory over longstanding Big 12 boss Oklahoma puts the Bears in prime BCS position. (FBC-BAYLOR-OKLAHOMA-NEWS/, expect by 2315 GMT/7:15 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 625 words)

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Scooter accident ends Florida OL's season

Florida loses offensive lineman Tyler Moore for the remainder of the season after he is injured in a scooter crash. (FBC-FLORIDA-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 275 words)

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*The Sports Xchange staffs all NBA games. Key matchups outlined below

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Bulls at Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS - Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, two of the most likely heirs to LeBron James's throne, vie for Eastern Conference footing. A victory gives the Pacers their first ever 5-0 start. (BKN-PACERS-BULLS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2300 GMT/7 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, by Cliff Brunt, 400-word first lede, 750-word writethru)

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Mavericks at Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Thunder put Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook together again, as Oklahoma City returns home seeking an 11th straight victory over the Dallas Mavericks. (BKN-THUNDER-MAVERICKS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0130 GMT/9:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Heat reaping benefits from Birdman's redemption

TORONTO - It's hard for a reserve player to stand out alongside freakishly tall and more talented athletes, but Chris Andersen, the Miami Heat's heavily tattooed and mohawked big man, is doing just that on the NBA's best team. (NBA-HEAT/ANDERSEN (PIX), moved, by Frank Pingue, 700 words)

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NBA Wrap: T'Wolves seek to rebound against Clippers

The Minnesota Timberwolves try to bounce back from their first loss of the season when they host fellow Western Conference co-leader the Golden State Warriors in one of the 10 games on the NBA schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

See also: Bucks' Butler fined $15,000 for gesture (BKN-BUCKS-NEWS/)

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*The Sports Xchange covers all NHL games. Key matchups outlined below

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Penguins at Rangers

NEW YORK - Pittsburgh's four-game winning streak is on the line at Madison Square Garden and the Penguins are optimistic another victory could be coming with Evgeni Malkin (scoreless in eight games) due for a breakout. (HKN-RANGERS-PENGUINS-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 2330 GMT/7:30 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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Coyotes at Ducks

ANAHEIM - Phoenix, winners of five straight, tangles with Teemu Selanne - back from injury - and the Anaheim Ducks. Both teams have seven wins in their past 10 games. (HKN-DUCKS-COYOTES-FIRSTLEDE/WRITETHRU (PIX), expect ASAP after the 0200 GMT/10 PM ET game, The Sports Xchange, 400-word first lede, 700-word writethru)

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NHL Wrap: Coyotes challenge Ducks in Pacific showdown

The Phoenix Coyotes, winner of four in a row, visit the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks, who are a perfect 5-0 at home, in one of four games on the NHL schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Pacquiao to continue regardless of Rios outcome

Filipino great Manny Pacquiao will continue to box regardless of the outcome of his Nov. 24 fight against 27-year-old Texas-born Brandon Rios, the eight-weight world champion says. (BOXING-PACQUIAO/, moved, 200 words)

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NASCAR driver capsules

The battle for the Sprint Cup resumes in the Advocare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. (CAR-DRIVERCAPSULES/, expect by 2230 GMT/6:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 300-400 words per driver)

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Nadal fends off Wawrinka to seal year end top ranking

LONDON - Rafael Nadal fights off a ferocious challenge from Stanislas Wawrinka to earn his second Group A victory at the ATP World Tour Finals and guarantee ending 2013 as world No. 1. David Ferrer plays Tomas Berdych in the evening match. (TENNIS-ATP/(UPDATE 1, PIX), moved; will be led, by Martyn Herman, 800 words)

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Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0001 GMT/8 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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