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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday, Aug 20
August 20, 2017 / 12:02 AM / 3 months ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday, Aug 20

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday:

SOCCER

English Premier League

Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United (1230)

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea (1500)

Spurs face champions Chelsea

LONDON - Tottenham begin a season-long residence at Wembley Stadium by hosting Premier League champions Chelsea in a showdown between last season’s top two teams. Promoted Newcastle United travel to Huddersfield Town in the day’s early match. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ (PIX), expect by 1420 GMT/10:20 AM ET, 500 words)

Serie A

Atalanta Bergamo v AS Roma (1600)

Bologna v Torino (1845)

Crotone v AC Milan (1845)

Inter Milan v Fiorentina (1845)

Sampdoria v Benevento (1845)

Sassuolo v Genoa (1845)

Lazio v SPAL (1845)

Udinese v Chievo Verona (1845)

Soccer-Milan visit Crotone, Inter host Fiorentina in Serie A

MILAN - Big spending AC Milan start their Serie A campaign with a visit to Crotone, the side who pulled off a great escape last season, while Inter Milan host Fiorentina. (SOCCER-ITALY, expect from 1800 GMT/2 PM ET, 400 words)

La Liga

Athletic Club v Getafe (1615)

Barcelona v Real Betis (1815)

Deportivo Coruna v Real Madrid (2015)

Barcelona open campaign v Real Betis

Barcelona start their Liga campaign at home to Real Betis, still reeling from their 5-1 defeat by Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup and facing a shortage in strikers after the departure of Neymar and a knee injury to Luis Suarez. SOCCER-SPAIN/ (PIX), expect from 2015 GMT/4:15 PM ET, 400 words)

Ligue 1

Lille v Caen (1300)

Olympique Marseille v Angers SCO (1500)

Paris St Germain v Toulouse (1900)

Bundesliga

Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt (1330)

Borussia Moenchengladbach v Cologne (1600)

Chinese Super League

HONG KONG - Shandong Luneng take on Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League as both clubs look to take a step closer to qualifying for next year’s Asian Champions League. (SOCCER-CHINA/, expect by 1600 GMT/1100 AM ET, 500 words)

Asian Champions League

Battleground Asia for China’s heavy hitters

HONG KONG - Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande and big spending Shanghai SIPG take their domestic rivalry onto the continental stage when managers Luiz Felipe Scolari and Andre Villas-Boas face off in the first leg of the Asian Champions League quarter-finals. (SOCCER-ASIA/ACL (PREVIEW), moved, 500 words)

RUGBY

‘Pinetree’ felled. All Blacks great Meads dies aged 81

WELLINGTON - Tributes flowed from politicians, former team mates and current players as New Zealand mourned the death of All Blacks great Colin Meads at the age of 81 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. (RUGBY-UNION-NZL/MEADS (UPDATE 3, PIX) moved with updates on merit, by Greg Stutchbury, 600 words) (we also moved RUGBY-UNION-NZL/MEADS (FACTBOX) and RUGBY-UNION-NZL/MEADS (NEWSMAKER))

Rugby Championship

SYDNEY - Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale has pleaded with Australian rugby fans not to abandon the team after an inept defensive performance in their 54-34 defeat at the hands of New Zealand.(RUGBY-UNION-CHAMPIONSHIP-AUS-NZL/(TV), moved, by Nick Mulvenney, 400 words)

TENNIS

ATP/WTA: Cincinnati Open (to 20)

Dimintrov faces unpredictable Kyrgios in final

Bulgarian seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov takes on talented Australian Nick Kyrgios in the final of the prestigious Masters 1000 event at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. (TENNIS-CINCINNATI/MEN, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, 400 words)

Halep and Muguruza meet in final

Romanian Simona Halep will assume the world number one ranking if she beats Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the final of the outdoor hardcourt event. (TENNIS-CINCINNATI/WOMEN, expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, 400 words)

GOLF

PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship (to 20) Greensboro, North Carolina

Stenson leads into final round

Swedish world number nine Henrik Stenson, at 16-under 194, takes a one-shot lead into the final round at Sedgefield Country Club, while 53-year-old Davis Love starts the day three back as he attempts to become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history.(GOLF-WYNDHAM/, expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, 400 words)

LPGA: Solheim Cup (to 20) West Des Moines, Iowa

U.S. carry five-point lead into final day of Solheim Cup

The United States are on the verge of retaining the Cup in the biennial event, enjoying an almost unassailable five-point lead heading into the 12 singles matches on the final day against a European side needing a miracle to overtake the hosts at Des Moines Country Club. (GOLF-WOMEN-SOLHEIM/, expect by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, 400 words)

European PGA: Fiji International, Sigatoka (to 20)

Australian journeyman Jason Norris faltered a little on the back nine but ultimately held his nerve to secure the biggest payday of his career with a four-stroke victory at the Fiji International. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/, moved, 300 words)

CRICKET

Sri Lanka v India, first one-day international

Sri Lanka hope for better show in ODIs against India

DAMBULLA - Sri Lanka will hope the change in format can also bring about a reversal in their performance when they take on India in the first of the five-match one-day international series. India thumped the hosts 3-0 in the tests. (CRICKET-ODI-LKA-IND/ (PIX), expect by 1730 GMT/1:30 PM ET, 300 words)

CYCLING

Vuelta d‘Espana

Chris Froome will be eager to strengthen his bid to win the Vuelta a Espana for the first time as the riders head for the second stage, the 203.4-kilometre route from Nimes to Gruissan in southern France. (CYCLING-VUELTA/ (TV), expect from 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, 400 words)

RALLYING

Rally of Germany

Estonian Ott Tanak is leading the Rally of Germany going into the last day with WRC leader Thierry Neuville having suffered a title setback with a broken suspension. (MOTOR-RALLY-GERMANY/, expect by 1800 GMT/2 PM ET, 300 words)

Asia desk editor: Greg Stutchbury

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