Reuters sports schedule at 1400 on Sunday: - - - - SOCCER Premier League Everton v Southampton (1330) Newcastle United v Arsenal (1330) Chelsea v Liverpool (1600) Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City (1600) LONDON - Arsenal will return to the top of the table if they win at Newcastle before Chelsea and Liverpool meet in heavyweight clash at Stamford Bridge. (SOCCER-ENGLAND, expect first lead by 1500 GMT/10:AM ET, by Toby Davis, 700 words) - - - - CRICKET Australia v England, fourth test, Melbourne Ruthless Australia march to 4-0 Ashes lead MELBOURNE - Chris Rogers struck a sparkling century to fire Australia to a dominant eight-wicket win in the fourth Ashes test, leaving an insipid England staring down the barrel of a humiliating series whitewash. (CRICKET-ASHES/, moved, by Ian Ransom, 900 words) - - South Africa v India, second test, Durban (to 30) Kallis's farewell ton puts S Africa ahead in Durban DURBAN - A teary Jacques Kallis struck an emotional farewell century to become the third highest test run-scorer as South Africa took a 61-run lead with three wickets in hand at fourth day's lunch in the second and final test against India (CRICKET-INDIA/, updates throughout, 500 words) - - - - NFL Frantic finish to decide playoff lineup A wild finish to the NFL regular season is on tap as 10 teams are still in the running for the final four playoff spots and all four division titles are up for grabs in the NFC. (NFL-WRAP/ (PIX), expect first copy by 2300 GMT/6 PM ET, 600 words) - - Division titles on the line on final day of season The Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers all will be trying to claim division titles as the NFL concludes its regular season. (NFL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect first copy by 2130 GMT/5:30 PM ET, 500 words) - - Eagles and Cowboys to decide NFC East championship It will be winner-take-all when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the injury-plagued Dallas Cowboys to decide the NFC East title and a playoff spot. (NFL-COWBOYS/ (PIX), expect first copy by 0545 GMT/12:45 AM ET, 400 words) - - Factbox on NFL playoff picture that will be updated with playoff schedule once all regular-season games are completed. (NFL-PLAYOFFS (FACTBOX) - - Profiles of NFL playoff teams Brief profiles of the 12 teams that qualified for the National Football League playoffs. (NFL-PLAYOFFS/PENPIXS, expect by 0700 GMT/2 AM ET, 500 words) - - Note: We will provide a quick four paras on any team qualifying for playoffs or clinching division or first-round bye or home-field advantage. - - - - NBA Clippers delight coach Rivers as they win by 'playing ugly' LOS ANGELES - The best teams in the National Basketball Association are typically able to win games "playing ugly", and Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers wants to see his players develop this attribute as the season unfolds. Even he was surprised, though, as the Clippers delivered the 'ugly' script on cue in overcoming an erratic display to beat the Utah Jazz 98-90 on Saturday. (NBA-CLIPPERS/RIVERS, expect by 2000 GMT/3 PM ET, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 650 words) - - Thunder and Spurs chase Western Conference lead The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings visit the San Antonio Spurs as the Thunder and Spurs try to keep up with the Portland Trail Blazers in the race for the Western Conference lead in two of five games on the NBA schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words) - - - - NHL Penguins try to keep streak over Blue Jackets going The Pittsburgh Penguins, runaway leaders in the Metropolitan Division, seek their fourth win of the season over the home-standing Columbus Blue Jackets, who are playing without injured goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, in one of 10 games on the NHL schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 600 words) - - - - NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0101 GMT/8:01 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words) - - - - (London Duty Editor: Justin Palmer)
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