May 16, 2018 / 12:02 AM / 3 months ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday:

SOCCER

Premier League

Everton sack Allardyce as manager

Everton sacked manager Sam Allardyce on Wednesday after a six-month reign that saw the former England national team boss steer the Merseyside club to eighth place in the Premier League. (SOCCER-ENGLAND-EVE/ALLARDYCE, moved)

Europa League final

Olympique de Marseille v Atletico Madrid, Lyon (1845 GMT)

Atletic Madrid go for third title

LYON, France - Atletico Madrid attempt to win the Europa League for the third time when they face Olympique de Marseille in the final. (SOCCER-EUROPA-FINAL/ (PIX, TV), expect by 2045 GMT/4.45 PM ET, by Brian Homewood and Richard Martin, 400 words)

World Cup

Socceroo Nabbout times selection to perfection

MELBOURNE - Whether timing is a heaven-sent gift or an instinct honed through years of repetition, Australia’s Andrew Nabbout has shown himself blessed with the quality as a goal-scoring winger. (SOCCER-WORLDCUP-AUS/NABBOUT (INTERVIEW), moved, by Ian Ransom, 600 words)

Southgate selects youthful England squad for World Cup

LONDON - England manager Gareth Southgate named a youthful 23-man World Cup squad on Wednesday with several notable absentees. (SOCCER-WORLDCUP-ENG/SQUAD, moved with updates to follow, by Martyn Herman, 400 words)

Asian Champions League

HONG KONG - Chinese Super League leaders Shanghai SIPG face elimination from the Asian Champions League on Wednesday when they take on Japan’s Kashima Antlers in the second leg of their last 16 meeting trailing 3-1 from the first leg. (SOCCER-ASIA/ expect by 1700 GMT/1 PM ET, 400 words)

TENNIS

Italian Open

Venus, Halep in action in Italian Open

ROME - Venus Williams takes on Elena Vesnina, while world number one Simona Halep faces off against the in-form Naomi Osaka in the Italian Open. Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova are also in action on a packed day in Rome. (TENNIS-ROME/WOMEN (PIX), expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, 300 words)

Nadal, Djokovic in action at Italian Open

ROME - Top seed Rafa Nadal opens his Italian Open campaign against Damir Dzumhur, while third seed Grigor Dimitrov faces Kei Nishikori in the second round. Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro and second seed Alexander Zverev are also in action on a busy day in Rome. (TENNIS-ROME/MEN (PIX, TV), expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, 300 words)

CYCLING

Giro d’Italia

PIZZO - PRAIA A MARE - Simon Yates retains the pink jersey, heading into stage 11, a 156-kilometre ride from Assisi to Osimo. (CYCLING-GIRO/ (TV), expect by 1700 GMT/1 PM ET, 300 words)

SPORT

UK Sport/English Institute of Sport media day

BISHAM ABBEY, ENGLAND - A behind-the-scenes media day looking at support for elite athletes, high performance programmes and ‘sustainable winning cultures’. (SPORT-BRITAIN/, by Alan Baldwin)

NHL

Golden Knights host Jets in Game Three

The Western Conference final shifts to Sin City where the expansion Vegas Golden Knights host the Winnipeg Jets with the best-of-seven series tied at one game apiece. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM, ET, by Field Level Media, 500 words)

NBA

Warriors eye 2-0 series lead on Rockets

The defending champion Golden State Warriors try to take a commanding 2-0 series lead when they visit the top-seeded Houston Rockets in Game Two of the best-of-seven Western Conference final. (BASKETBALL-NBA/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0330 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 800 words)

BASEBALL

Scherzer and Nats host Sabathia and Yankees

Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer takes the mound for the Washington Nationals against CC Sabathia and the visiting New York Yankees while the World Series champion Houston Astros visit the Los Angeles Angels in two of the 14 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: Christian Radnedge)

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