June 26, 2017 / 6:05 AM / 5 months ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday, June 26

June 26 (Reuters) - Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday:

SOCCER

Confederations Cup

Organisers evaluate tournament’s progress

ST PETERSBURG, Russia - The Confederations Cup organising committee holds a news conference at the Saint Petersburg Stadium to discuss how the tournament has progressed so far, including the use of Video Assistant Referees (VARs), ahead of the semi-finals starting on Wednesday. (SOCCER-CONFEDERATIONS/ORGANISERS, expect by 1600 GMT/12 PM ET, 400 words)

European club news

We will bring all the latest transfer news from around Europe as teams improve their squads for next season. (SOCCER-COUNTRY-TEAM/, expect throughout)

Chinese Super League

Capello targets first win as Jiangsu Suning coach

HONG KONG - Fabio Capello takes his Jiangsu Suning side into their meeting with Beijing Guo‘an on Monday evening with the Italian looking for his first Chinese Super League win at the Nanjing-based club. (SOCCER-CHINA/, expect by 1600 GMT/1100 AM ET, 500 words)

RUGBY

British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand

Hurricanes, Lions finalise preparations for clash

WELLINGTON - The Wellington Hurricanes and British and Irish Lions finalise their preparations for their clash ahead of the second test, while the All Blacks bed in their tactics ahead of the second test against Warren Gatland’s side at the weekend. (RUGBY-UNION/LIONS, expect throughout from 0400 GMT/12 AM ET, by Greg Stutchbury, 400 words)

Lawes given chance against Hurricanes for test spot

WELLINGTON - Lock Courtney Lawes will arguably be the player that British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland pays most attention to against the Wellington Hurricanes on Tuesday as he considers his side for the second test against the All Blacks. (RUGBY-UNION-LIONS/ (PREVIEW), moving at 0800 GMT/4 AM ET, by Greg Stutchbury, 500 words)

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TENNIS

Aegon International

Djokovic holds news conference at Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England - Novak Djokovic holds a news conference after taking a wildcard at the Aegon International in Eastbourne in a bid to rediscover some form ahead of Wimbledon. (TENNIS-EASTBOURNE/MEN (TV), by Martyn Herman, 400 words)

WTA Premier - Aegon International

Women’s Wimbledon warm-up gets underway at Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE - Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki and Johanna Konta feature at the Aegon International in Eastbourne as the players prepare for their assault on Wimbledon. (TENNIS-EASTBOURNE/WOMEN (PIX), expect throughout)

ATHLETICS

Bolt holds news conference ahead of 100 metres outing

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic - Jamaican Olympic icon Usain Bolt holds a news conference two days before he competes for the ninth and final time at the Golden Spike meeting where he will contest the 100 metres. (ATHLETICS-BOLT/ (TV), expect from 1900 GMT/3 PM ET, 400 words)

SAILING

America’s Cup

New Zealand reach match point against U.S. in America’s Cup

HAMILTON, Bermuda - New Zealand flew to the edge of America’s Cup victory over the U.S. on Sunday, going 6-1 ahead in the first-to-seven final and setting themselves up to exorcise the ghost of losing in San Francisco in 2013. (SAILING-AMERICAS/ (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moved, by Alexander Smith and Tessa Walsh, 400 words)

BASEBALL

Astros’ McCullers Jr. faces Mariners’ Gaviglio

The American League West-leading Houston Astros will send breakout pitcher Lance McCullers Jr to the mound in a clash with division rivals the Seattle Mariners and pitcher Sam Gaviglio, while in the National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers and ace Clayton Kershaw host the Colorado Rockies in two of the 15 games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-MLB-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0530 GMT/1:30 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 800 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: Ian Ransom)

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