May 15, 2018 / 12:06 AM / 12 days ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday:

SOCCER

World Cup

Sweden squad announcement

STOCKHOLM - Sweden present their squad for the FIFA World Cup at an event in Stockholm. (SOCCER-WORLDCUP-SWE/ (TV), expect by 1500 GMT/11 AM ET, 300 words)

Romero confident of his status as Argentina’s number one

LONDON - Sergio Romero is set for his usual place on the Manchester United bench in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea though this does not dampen his conviction that he can be Argentina’s first choice goalkeeper at a third successive World Cup, he told Reuters in an interview. (SOCCER-WORLD-ARG-ROMERO/ (INTERVIEW, PIX), expect by 1500 GMT/11 AM ET, by Rex Gowar, 500 words)

Europa League final

Marseille v Atletico Madrid, Lyon (16)

LYON - Olympique Marseille and Atletico Madrid each hold a news conference and training sesson ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final. (SOCCER-EUROPA-FINAL/PREVIEW (PIX, TV), expect by 1500 GMT/11 AM ET, by Brian Homewood and Richard Martin, 400 words)

Tapie relishing another Olympique de Marseille final

PARIS - Former Olympique de Marseille president Bernard Tapie, who led the club to the Champions League title in 1993, is relishing his former team’s presence in the Europa League final. (SOCCER-EUROPA-OLM-ATM/TAPIE, moved, by Julien Pretot, 400 words)

FA Cup final

STOKE D’ABERNON, UNITED KINGDOM - Chelsea prepare for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester United. SOCCER-ENGLAND-CHE-MUN/PREVIEW, expect by 1500 GMT/11 AM ET, 400 words)

Asian Champions League

Chinese sides face off seeking to break stalemate

HONG KONG - Chinese Super League duo Guangzhou Evergrande and Tianjin Quanjian face off in the second leg of their Asian Champions League Round of 16 meeting on Tuesday following a goalless first leg in Tianjin last week. (SOCCER-ASIA/ expect by 1700 GMT/1 PM ET, 400 words)

TENNIS

Italian Open

Ostapenko, Sharapova in action on day two of Italian Open

ROME - Hard-hitting Latvian Jelena Ostapenko and Russia’s Maria Sharapova headline a busy day of tennis at the Italian Open. (TENNIS-ROME/WOMEN (PIX), expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, 300 words)

Cilic faces Harrison in Italian Open second round

ROME - Fourth-seed Marin Cilic faces American Ryan Harrison in the second round, while big-serving Czech Tomas Berdych takes on Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in the first round. (TENNIS-ROME/MEN (PIX, TV), expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, 300 words)

CRICKET

England test squad announcement

LONDON - England national selector Ed Smith announces the England squad for the first test against Pakistan at Lord’s starting on May 24. (CRICKET-ENG/ (PIX), expect by 1500 GMT/11 AM ET, by Martyn Herman, 300 words)

CYCLING

Giro d’Italia

PIZZO - PRAIA A MARE - Stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia is a 239-kilometre route from Penne to Gualdo Tadino. (CYCLING-GIRO/ (TV), expect by 1700 GMT/1 PM ET, 300 words)

NHL

Capitals try to push Lightning to brink

Russian sniper Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals try to take a 3-0 series stranglehold when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game three of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM, ET, by Field Level Media, 500 words)

NBA

Celtics eye 2-0 series lead on LeBron’s Cavs

The Boston Celtics try to take a commanding 2-0 series lead when they host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Two of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final. (BASKETBALL-NBA/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 800 words)

BASEBALL

Yankees’ Tanaka, Cubs’ Darvish in action

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka takes the mound for the New York Yankees versus the host Washington Nationals while right-handed compatriot Yu Darvish returns from the disabled list to lead the Chicago Cubs against the host Atlanta Braves in two of the 15 games 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: Pritha Sarkar)

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