Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday


Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday:


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Another Russian doping positive for bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva cast a shadow of the Olympics on the day the country won its first gold courtesy of 15-year-old figure skater Alina Zagitova. On the penultimate day of action on Saturday there are eight gold medals to be won, including three in freestyle snowboard, the men's curling final, the last day of speed skating, cross country and the final alpine competition - the team event. (OLYMPICS-2018/ (PIX, TV), expect throughout)


Europa League

Arsenal and AC Milan meet in Europa League last-16

Seven-times European champions AC Milan will face Arsenal in the standout last-16 tie in the Europa League after the draw was made in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday. (SOCCER-EUROPA/, moved, by Martyn Herman)

Premier League

We will bring you all the latest news and managers' press conferences ahead of the weekend matches which include second-placed Manchester United at home to Chelsea, who are fourth on Sunday. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ (PIX))


McLaren show true colours as new car unveiled

LONDON - Former champions McLaren showed their true colours on Friday with a new papaya orange and blue Formula One car they hope will take them back up the starting grid after three nightmare years with Honda. (MOTOR-F1-MCLAREN/ (TV), moved, by Alan Baldwin)


Six Nations Championship

France v Italy (2000)

Reshuffled France host Italy aiming to end winless streak

France have reshuffled their attacking line as they look to end an eight-game winless streak when they face Italy, who have also lost their opening two Six Nations games, at the Velodrome in Marseille. (RUGBY-UNION-NATIONS-FRA-ITA/ (PIX), expect by 2150 GMT/4:50 PM ET, by Julien Pretot, 400 words)

Super Rugby

Week Two

Walden brace helps Highlanders beat Blues in thriller

Inside centre Teihorangi Walden scored two tries when the Auckland Blues were reduced to 14 men to give the Otago Highlanders a 41-34 victory in their Super Rugby clash in Dunedin on Friday.(RUGBY-UNION-SUPER/HIGHLANDERS, moved)

Record-breaking Rebels thump 14-man Reds in Super Rugby opener

Melbourne Rebels got their Super Rugby season off to a record-breaking start with a 45-19 bonus-point demolition of the 14-man Reds in an Australian derby on Friday. (RUGBY-UNION-SUPER/REBELS, moved)


WTA Premier - Dubai Tennis Championship

Svitolina meets Kerber in Dubai semis

DUBAI - Holder and top seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine faces Germany's former world number one Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals at the Dubai Tennis Championships. (TENNIS-DUBAI/WOMEN, 300 words)


PGA Tour: Honda Classic, Palm Beach Gardens (to 25)

Simpson, Noren lead by a stroke in Florida

Webb Simpson and Sweden's Alex Noren take a one-stroke lead into the second round after shooting four-under par 66s at PGA National. (GOLF-HONDA/, expect by 0030 GMT/7:30 PM, 400 words)


Rockets, Raptors bid to keep impressive streaks going

The red-hot Houston Rockets try to make it 11 wins in a row when the Minnesota Timberwolves visit and another fast climber the Toronto Raptors, who have surged into first place in the Eastern Conference, seek their eighth consecutive victory against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in two of the 11 games as the National Basketball Association returns from a week-long All-Star break. (BASKETBALL-NBA/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0630 GMT/1:30 AM ET, by Field Level Media, 800 words)


Penguins shoot for Metro lead

The Pittsburgh Penguins, winners of five in a row, try to take over the Metropolitan Division lead when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes and the Vegas Golden Knights, the best in the West, are at home to the Vancouver Canucks in two of the five games on the National Hockey League schedule. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0630 GMT/1:30 AM ET, by Field Level Media, 500 words)


Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0100 GMT/8 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 500 words) (Europe desk editor: Christian Radnedge)

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