Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday, Jan 26


Wed, 26 Jan 06:00:00 2011

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday (times GMT):

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Australian Open (to 30)

MELBOURNE - Kim Clijsters got a lift from an Australia Day flypast to come through a sticky patch against Agnieszka Radwanska and set up an Melbourne Park semi-final against Vera Zvonareva. (TENNIS-OPEN/, expect updates throughout, pix, TV, graphics, by Nick Mulvenney, Alastair Himmer and Ian Ransom, 600 words)

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MELBOURNE - Clashes with Chinese tennis officialdom marked trailblazer Li Na with a reputation for rebellion, but beneath the rose tattoo on her chest beats a conservative heart that belongs to her anxious mother. (TENNIS-OPEN/LI (INTERVIEW), moved, pix, by Ian Ransom, 500 words)

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Premier League

Liverpool v Fulham (2000)

LONDON - Struggling Liverpool will look to make it two wins in a row under new manager Kenny Dalglish when they host a Fulham side two league places below them in 14th. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/, expect by 2200, pix, 300 words)

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English League Cup semi-final second leg (numerals denote division, first leg score in brackets)

Birmingham City (1) v West Ham United (2) (1945)

LONDON - Birmingham City, hammered 5-0 by Manchester United last time out, will look to overturn West Ham United's 2-1 first leg advantage for a place in the League Cup final. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUP, expect by 2145, pix, 300 words)

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Spanish King's Cup semi-final first legs

Sevilla v Real Madrid (1900)

Barcelona v Almeria (2100)

MADRID - Real Madrid travel to face holders Sevilla in the King's Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday that has been in the headlines after some provocative statements from the hosts. La Liga leaders Barcelona receive Almeria. (SOCCER-SPAIN/CUP, expect by 2100, pix, by Iain Rogers, 400 words)

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German Cup quarter-finals (to 26, numerals denote division)

Energie Cottbus (II) v Hoffenheim (1800)

MSV Duisburg (II) v Kaiserslautern (1800)

Alemannia Aachen (II) v Bayern Munich (1930)

BERLIN - Holders Bayern Munich travel to Alemannia Aachen for a spot in the German Cup last four while fellow second division club Duisburg host Kaiserslautern. (SOCCER-GERMANY/CUP, expect by 2030, by Karolos Grohmann, 400 words)

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Italian Cup quarter-finals

Sampdoria v AC Milan (1630)

Napoli v Inter Milan (1945)

MILAN - Milan's Antonio Cassano looks set to face the side that kicked him out for his unreasonable behaviour while holders Inter face a tough trip to Naples (SOCCER-ITALY/CUP, expect final by 2230, 300 words)

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Asian Cup

DOHA - Japan will go for a record fourth Asian Cup title when they face Australia, bidding for their first, in the final at the Khalifa Stadium on Saturday. (SOCCER-ASIAN/FINAL (PREVIEW), expect by 1300, pix, by Patrick Johnston, 450 words)

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SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods could not have hand-picked a better place to launch his 2011 PGA Tour campaign than Torrey Pines for this week's Farmers Insurance Open where he will be seeking a record seventh victory. (GOLF-PGA/ (PREVIEW), moved, pix, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 400 words)

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PITTSBURGH - Craig Adams scored in the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury had 29 saves to power the injury-riddled Pittsburgh Penguins to a 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders. (NHL-PENGUINS/, moved, pix, 250 words)

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BOSTON - The Boston Celtics brushed aside Cleveland in a 112-95 blowout on Tuesday to send the NBA-worst Cavaliers to an 18th consecutive defeat. (NBA-CELTICS/, moved, pix, 250 words)

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Australia v England, fourth ODI, Adelaide (0320)

ADELIADE - Australia will be looking to wrap up their seven-match one-day series against England with victory in Adelaide on Australia Day. Michael Clarke's team hold a 3-0 lead. (CRICKET-ENGLAND/, expect by 1200, pix, 400 words)

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New Zealand v Pakistan, second one-day international

WELLINGTON - Rain washed out the second one-day international between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Queenstown Events Centre. (CRICKET-PAKISTAN/, moved, 350 words)

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