August 22, 2017 / 12:01 AM / 10 months ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday, Aug 22


Champions League playoff round second leg ties

ZURICH - Napoli take a 2-0 lead to Nice while Sevilla, Celtic, Olympiakos and Hapoel Beer-Sheva also defend first leg leads in night’s Champions League playoff second leg ties which earn the winners a place in the lucrative group stage. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, by Brian Homewood, 400 words)

Chinese Super League

Chinese giants battle in Asian Champions League quarter-finals

HONG KONG - Guangzhou Evergrande take on Shanghai SIPG in the first leg of their all-Chinese Super League quarter-final clash in the Asian Champions League. (SOCCER-ASIA/, expect by 1700 GMT/1 PM ET, 500 words)


Rugby Championship

New Zealand v Australia, Dunedin (26)

Wallabies fans just need to look to 2007 All Blacks - Byrne

WELLINGTON - Downcast Australian fans, who are concerned about the dramatic decline of their side, need only to look to the All Blacks of 2007 to realise the tide will eventually turn, assistant Wallabies coach Mick Byrne said on Tuesday. (RUGBY-UNION-CHAMPIONSHIP-NZL-AUS/, moved)

Australia braces for more acrimony as Force verdict looms

MELBOURNE - Only days after the Wallabies were belted by the All Blacks on home soil, Australian rugby is bracing for another bruising when Western Force fights for its survival in a Sydney court on Wednesday. (RUGBY-UNION-AUSTRALIA/FORCE, moved)


Vuelta d’Espana

Chris Froome will be eager to strengthen his bid to win the Vuelta a Espana for the first time as the riders head for the fourth stage, where the peloton goes on a flat 198.2-kilometre route from Escaldes-Engordany in Andorra to the Spanish town of Tarragona. (CYCLING-VUELTA/ (TV), expect from 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, 400 words)


Red Sox and Indians in clash of respective division leaders

Venezuela left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3) is scheduled to start for Boston as the American League East-leading Red Sox visit the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians, who are slated to start right-hander Mike Clevinger (6-5) in one of nine games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-MLB-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0600 GMT/2 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 700 words)


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) (Asia desk editor: Ian Ransom)

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