April 26, 2018 / 2:03 PM / a month ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Thursday

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Thursday:

SOCCER

Wembley Stadium

England’s FA in negotiations to sell Wembley Stadium

England’s Football Association is in negotiations to sell Wembley Stadium, the home of the national soccer team, to U.S. billionaire Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/WEMBLEY, moved, 450 words)

Europa League semi-final

Arsenal v Atletico Madrid (1905)

Olympique Marseille v Salzburg (1905)

Arsenal face Atletico test as Wenger eyes farewell trophy

LONDON - Arsenal take on Atletico Madrid in the semi-final first leg as Arsene Wenger bids to lead his side to a trophy in his final season in charge. (SOCCER-EUROPA/ (PIX), expect by 2045 GMT/4:45 PM ET, 400 words)

MARSEILLE, France - Olympique Marseille host surprise package Salzburg in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final. (SOCCER-EUROPA-OLM-RBS/ expect at 2045 GMT/4.45 PM ET, 300 words)

Premier League

Liverpool look to avoid more late drama against Stoke

LONDON - Stoke City will hope that the Liverpool they face on Saturday is the team that wobbled alarmingly in the final 10 minutes of their Champions League semi-final against AS Roma, not the one that dismantled the Italians over the previous 80. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ (PREVIEW), moved, by Neil Robinson, 400 words)

We will bring you all the latest team news ahead of this weekend’s matches. (SOCCER-ENGLAND-TEAMA-TEAMB/ expect throughout)

La Liga

Barcelona set for title party at Deportivo

BARCELONA - Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said in February he was “in a hurry” to wrap up the Liga title and his side will almost certainly get to celebrate a 25th league crown at last when they play away to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.(SOCCER-SPAIN/ (PREVIEW), moved, by Richard Martin, 400 words)

Serie A

Juve visit old rivals and Napoli face nemesis

MILAN - The Serie A title race takes another intriguing twist at the weekend as leaders Juventus visit Inter Milan and second-placed Napoli face a Fiorentina side whose coach often throws a spanner in their works. (SOCCER-ITALY/ (PREVIEW), moved, 400 words)

CRICKET

ICC asks panel to suggest harsher ball-tampering punishment

KOLKATA - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked an internal panel to suggest harsher punishment for ball-tampering and other misbehaviour by players in its bid to establish a “culture of respect”, chief executive Dave Richardson said on Thursday. (CRICKET-ICC/, moved, 400 words)

MOTOR RACING

Media day ahead of Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix

BAKU - Media day ahead of Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, fourth race of the Formula One season currently led by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. (MOTOR-F1-AZERBAIJAN/, (PIX, TV), expect throughout, by Alan Baldwin, 500 words)

TENNIS

Barcelona Open

Nadal faces Garcia-Lopez in last 16

BARCELONA - Top seed Rafa Nadal faces fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the last 16. (TENNIS-BARCELONA/, 300 words)

Stuttgart Grand Prix

STUTTGART, Germany - Second seed Garbine Muguruza meets Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the last 16. (TENNIS-STUTTGART/, 300 words)

CYCLING

Tour de Romandie

FRIBOURG, Switzerland - Stage two is a 173.9-kilometre route from Delemont to Yverdon-les-Bains, (CYCLING-ROMANDIE/ (TV), expect by 1630 GMT/12:30 PM ET, 300 words)

GOLF

PGA Tour: Zurich Classic, New Orleans (to 29)

Masters champion Reed gets back to work

After a two-week break, U.S. Masters champion Patrick Reed returns to action at TPC Louisiana as he partners Patrick Cantlay in the only official team event on the PGA Tour. (GOLF-ZURICH/, expect by 0100 GMT/9 PM ET, 350 words)

NBA

Celtics try to gain passage to second round

The Boston Celtics try to close out their first-round series with the host Milwaukee Bucks when they take a 3-2 series lead into Game Six of their Eastern Conference quarter-final in the only game of the National Basketball Association’s schedule. (BASKETBALL-NBA/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 800 words)

NHL

Crosby’s Penguins visit Capitals for series opener

Sidney Crosby and the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Washington Capitals in the opening game to their best-of-seven second-round series while the Vegas Golden Knights host the San Jose Sharks in Game One of their second-round series in Stanley Cup playoff action. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 800 words)

BASEBALL

Red Sox face rival Blue Jays, Mets visit Cards

The Boston Red Sox visit the Toronto Maple Leafs in a clash of the top teams in the American League East while the New York Mets send flamethrower Noah Syndergaard to the mound for a clash against the host St. Louis Cardinals in two of the 10 matchups on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-MLB/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 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 Field Level Media, 500 words)

Europe Desk Editor: Toby Davis

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