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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday, Aug 28
August 27, 2017 / 2:03 PM / 3 months ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday, Aug 28

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday:

TENNIS

U.S. Open, New York

Federer bids for magic 20th, Sharapova returns to big stage

NEW YORK - World number one Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer are virtually the last big names standing in the injury-gutted men’s draw while Maria Sharapova plays in her first grand slam since returning from a doping ban. (TENNIS-USOPEN/, expect throughout, by Julien Pretot, Rory Carroll and Simon Cambers)

SOCCER

We look back on the weekend’s Premier League fixtures after Manchester United maintained their perfect start to the season and Liverpool crushed Arsenal. (SOCCER-ENGLAND-TEAM/ expect throughout)

Uzbekistan eye maiden World Cup berth

After flirting with becoming an Asian power for much of the quarter of a century since independence, Uzbekistan could finally clinch a place at the football’s top table over the next two weeks. (SOCCER-WORLDCUP/ASIA-UZBEKISTAN (FEATURE), expect at 0800 GMT/4 PM ET, by Michael Church, 600 words)

We continue the build-up to the weekend’s World Cup qualifiers across Europe. (SOCCER-WORLD/, expect throughout)

CRICKET

Bangladesh v Australia first test, (to 31)

Onus on captain Smith to rebuild Australia

DHAKA - Steve Smith will have to lead from the front to help Australia recover from their spectacular top-order collapse on a spin-friendly track. They resume on the second day on 18 for 3, still 242 behind Bangladesh. (CRICKET-TEST-BGD-AUS/, expect throughout, 400 words)

England v West Indies second test (to 29)

England resume on 171-3

LEEDS, England - England will resume on 171-3 in their second innings on the fourth day, two runs ahead of West Indies with captain Joe Root and Dawid Malan at the crease. (CRICKET-TEST-ENG-WIN/ (PIX), expect by 1230 GMT/8:30 AM ET, 400 words)

BASEBALL

Greinke and D-backs face Giants, Dodgers face Brewers

Former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke and the Arizona Diamondbacks host the San Francisco Giants while Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the visiting Milwaukee Brewers in two of the 15 games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-MLB-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0630 GMT/2:30 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 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 The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

CYCLING

Vuelta a Espana

Rest day

Coverage on merit

Asia desk editor: Peter Rutherford

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