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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday, May 22

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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday:

Soccer

Europa League

Financial reality dictates Ajax remain selling club

AMSTERDAM – Ajax Amsterdam can expect a considerable windfall from participation in Wednesday’s Europa League final against Manchester United but any thought it could prove the start of a dynasty to rival their all-conquering team of the 70s is quashed by modern-day reality. (SOCCER-EUROPA-LEAGUE/AJAX, moved, 400 words)

Ajax out to relive Van Gaal era in Europa League final

STOCKHOLM - The shadow of Louis Van Gaal will loom over Manchester United and Ajax when the two teams coached by the Dutchman meet in this week's Europa League final. (SOCCER-EUROPA-FINAL/VAN GAAL, moved, by Zoran Milosavljevic, 380 words)

We will also follow up on the weekend's action from the major European leagues after Real Madrid and Juventus clinched La Liga and Serie A titles respectively. We will further round up the final day of the Premier League.

French Open

Preview package

No sign of an end to French men's title drought in Paris

PARIS - No French man has lifted the Musketeers' Cup in over three decades and there is no sign of the frustrating and painful wait ending for one of tennis's leading nations at this year's French Open. (TENNIS-FRENCHOPEN/FRANCE (PIX), moved, by Julien Pretot, 660 words)

Reforms and big names will secure future amid eSports rise

Reforms, new concepts and the big names of tennis will ensure a solid future for the sport despite growing competition and the emergence of eSports, international federation (ITF) president David Haggerty said. (TENNIS-FRENCHOPEN/FUTURE (INTERVIEW), moved, by Karolos Grohmann, 578 words)

Mega-weapon fading as sport broadens out?

Modern wisdom suggests a sure-fire formula for success in tennis. The steps are few, and simple: deliver an inch-perfect serve to set up a heavy forehand, and... boom. (TENNIS-FRENCHOPEN/WEAPON (PIX), moved, by Ossian Shine, 650 words)

Motor Racing

Media day at McLaren focusing on simulators and gaming

LONDON - McLaren reveal more details about 'World's Fastest Gamer' - an online racing competition that will pit the best virtual racers in the world against each other in a bid to earn a one-year position as an official simulator driver for the McLaren Honda F1 team. Jenson Button, the 2009 world champion, is due to attend. (MOTOR-F1-MCLAREN/, expect by 1600 GMT/12 PM ET, by Alan Baldwin, 400 words)

Button says Monaco return poses no pressure

WOKING, England - Jenson Button says he feels no pressure ahead of his one-off Formula One comeback with McLaren in Monaco this weekend because he has nothing riding on it. (MOTOR-F1-MCLAREN/ (TV), by Alan Baldwin, 407 words)

Baseball

Diamondbacks take on White Sox

The Arizona Diamondbacks try to close in on the National League West lead when they play the Chicago White Sox in one of nine games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-MLB-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0530 GMT/1:30 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 800 words)

Nba

Warriors bid for sweep and Western title

The Golden State Warriors, up 3-0 on the San Antonio Spurs, bid to close out the Western Conference series with another sweep and earn a trip back to the NBA Finals. (BASKETBALL-NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0430 GMT/12:30 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

Nhl

Predators try to silence Ducks in the West

The Nashville Predators will have home ice as they try to close out the Anaheim Ducks in Game Six of the Western Conference final and earn their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0345 GMT/11:45 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

North American Sports

Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0000 GMT/8 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

Asia desk editor: Peter Rutherford

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