December 21, 2017 / 12:05 AM / 6 months ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1515 GMT on Thursday

Reuters sports schedule at 1515 GMT on Thursday:

SOCCER

Premier League

We’ll bring you all the buildup to the weekend Premier League matches, including Liverpool at Arsenal, with coverage of team news and injury updates plus the managers’ news conferences. (SOCCER-ENGLAND-TEAM/, expect throughtout)

Borussia Dortmund bomb suspect to stand trial

DORTMUND - A man suspected of detonating three bombs targeting the Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus in April is to stand trial at a German state court in Dortmund. German prosecutors have charged him with 28 counts of attempted murder. GERMANY-TRIAL/BVB (PIX, TV))

OLYMPICS

Bobsleigh/Skeleton

Britain’s push for Pyeongchang starts on concrete

BATH, England - The push for Winter Olympic glory becomes concrete right from the start for Britain’s aspiring bobsleigh and skeleton athletes. On a dank December morning, with a steady drizzle and a scattering of hail bouncing off the concrete, some of them were limbering up in circumstances far removed from the icy World Cup tracks. (OLYMPICS-BOBSLEIGH-BRITAIN/, (PIX, TV), moved, by Alan Baldwin, 650 words)

ALPINE SKIING

South African skier Speelman hopes for Winter Olympics place

JOHANNESBURG - South African Alpine Skier Sive Speelman is hopeful of earning a place at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to make history as the first black African skier to compete for his country at the global showpiece event. OLYMPICS-2018-ALPS/SPEELMAN (TV), expect by 1600 GMT/11 AM ET, by Nick Said, 650 words)

NBA

Cavs try to get back on winning track

Two nights after losing for just the second time in 20 games, the Cleveland Cavaliers seek to bounce back when they host the Chicago Bulls in one of five games on the National Basketball Association schedule. (BASKETBALL-NBA/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0700 GMT/2 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

NHL

Blackhawks take win streak to Dallas

The Chicago Blackhawks try to stretch the league’s longest active win streak to six games when they visit the Dallas Stars, while the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins host the Columbus Blue Jackets in two of the 10 games on the National Hockey League schedule. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0700 GMT/2 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS

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: Pritha Sarkar)

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