February 6, 2017 / 2:17 PM / a year ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT/9 AM ET on Monday, Feb 6

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday:


Brady, Belichick reflect on stunning Super Bowl win

HOUSTON - Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Tom Brady and winning coach Bill Belichick hold a news conference to reflect on New England’s stunning National Football League championship triumph over the Atlanta Falcons. (NFL-SUPERBOWL/, expect by 1900 GMT/2 PM ET, by Larry Fine, 400 words)


Fierce competitor Van der Westhuizen loses his final battle

CAPE TOWN - South African World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen, counted among rugby’s greatest scrumhalves, diesat the age of 45. (RUGBY UNION/SAFRICA/VANDERWESTHUIZEN-OBIT (OBITUARY), moving shortly, by Nick Said, 536 words)

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Cook steps down as England test captain

Alastair Cook has stepped down as England’s test captain but plans to carry on as a player, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday. (CRICKET-ENGLAND/COOK (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moved, 214 words)

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- CRICKET-ENGLAND/COOK (FACTBOX), moved, 360 words



Argentina hope to seal Davis Cup comeback

BUENOS AIRES - Davis Cup holders Argentina, missing Juan Martin del Potro and 2-0 down after the opening singles, will be looking to complete a remarkable comeback in the postponed fifth and final rubber of their first round tie against Italy. (TENNIS-DAVIS/, play starts 1500 GMT/10 AM ET, by Luis Ampuero, 300 words)


Premier League

We will follow up the weekend’s matches and bring you all the latest news from the English top flight. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ expect throughout)

After Nations Cup, focus turns to World Cup

LIBREVILLE -- African football’s focus will turn quickly from the drama of the Nations Cup in Gabon to a busy year of qualifiers for the World Cup in Russia where newly crowned continental champions Cameroon face an uphill task. (SOCCER-AFRICA/, expect by 1700 GMT/12 PM ET, by Mark Gleeson, 400 words)


Doubts intensify over Tiger’s future after Dubai exit

Tiger Woods’ withdrawal from last week’s Dubai Desert Classic due to back spasms has cast a huge shadow over his much anticipated return to competition, leaving some experts to ponder whether his brilliant career is now drawing to a premature close. (GOLF-PGA/WOODS (FEATURE), expect by 1900 GMT/2 PM ET, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 650 words)


Wizards seek to extend superb home winning streak

The Washington Wizards (30-20) put their 17-game home winning streak on the line when they host the East-leading LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers (34-15) in one of 11 games on the National Basketball Association schedule. (BASKETBALL-NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0700 GMT/2 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 800 words)


Flyers meet Blues as playoffs loom

The Philadelphia Flyers (26-20-7) and St. Louis Blues (25-22-5), both battling to stay in playoff contention, meet in one of three games on the National Hockey League schedule. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 2300 GMT/6 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 200 words)


Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0100 GMT/8 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

Europe desk Editor: Robin Pomeroy

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