Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday


Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday:


Australian Open (to 28)

Federer eases into last eight, Djokovic bows out

MELBOURNE - Defending champion Roger Federer crushed Marton Fucsovics of Hungary in straight sets but six-times winner Novak Djokovic was knocked out by South Korean Chung Hyeon. (TENNIS-AUSOPEN/ (PIX), expect throughout, by Martyn Herman, Ian Ransom and Nick Mulvenney)


CAS hears cases of 39 Russian athletes

ZURICH - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will begin hearing the cases of 39 of the 42 Russian athletes who have challenged the decisions taken by the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC DC) in relation to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. (DOPING-OLYMPICS/RUSSIA, moved, 400 words)


Premier League

Swansea City v Liverpool (2000)

In-form Liverpool visit struggling Swansea

LONDON - Fourth-placed Liverpool travel to bottom side Swansea hoping to draw level on points with Chelsea and boost their challenge for a top-four finish. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ (PIX), expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, 400 words)

Man United simply had to go for Sanchez, says Irwin

MUMBAI - Players of the calibre of Alexis Sanchez do not become available very often so Manchester United had to make an effort to grab the Arsenal forward, former Ireland defender Denis Irwin has said ahead of the Chilean's expected move to Old Trafford. (SOCCER-ENGLAND-MUN/IRWIN (INTERVIEW), moved, by Sudipto Ganguly, 500 words)

Serie A

Juventus v Genoa (1945)

Juve look to maintain title challenge

MILAN - Champions Juventus look to keep their bid for a seventh successive Serie A title on track as they host Genoa. (SOCCER-ITALY-JUV-GEN/, expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, 300 words)

IFAB to discuss VAR progress

ZURICH - Soccer's law-making body IFAB will meet in Zurich to discuss progress with the use of the video replay system for referees (VAR) ahead of an expected decision in Mach on whether to approve its use on a long-term basis. (SOCCER-IFAB/ by Brian Homewood, 400 words)


Woods faces obstacles in comeback bid

As anticipation builds over Tiger Woods's official comeback after nearly a year rehabilitating from a spinal fusion, two former professionals have offered a tempered view of what to expect from the 14-times major champion in 2018 and beyond. (GOLF-WOODS/RETURN, moved, by Andrew Both, 600 words)


South Africa v India, third test

South Africa will seek a first ever clean-sweep of a three-match series against India when the teams clash at The Wanderers in Johannesburg in the third and final test. (CRICKET-TEST-ZAF-IND/ (PREVIEW), moved, by Nick Said, 400 words)


North Korean figure skaters Kim Ju Sik and Ryom Tae Ok compete in pair skating during the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. (FIGURESKATING-FOURCONTINENTS/, moved, 400 words)


Don't write off British ice dancers, says Cousins

LONDON - Robin Cousins says he will be 'freaking out' in the commentary box when Britain's ice dancing duo Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland perform in Pyeongchang. Patriotism and nerves aside, the 1980 Olympic gold medallist who will be at the Games as both team leader and BBC pundit, suspects the pair may have more of a chance than some might think. (OLYMPICS-2018-FIGS/BRITAIN-COUSINS (PIX), moved, by Alan Baldwin, 400 words)

U.S. veteran Davis hungry for last shot at Olympic glory

As U.S. speed skater Shani Davis prepares to take to the ice at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the one thing he knows is that the passage of time has not dimmed his appetite for success. (OLYMPICS-2018-SKAT/DAVIS (PIX), moved, by Simon Jennings, 400 words)

Canada's Belchos looks to mend Sochi heartache

After the heartbreak of missing out on the Winter Olympics in Sochi by the narrowest of margins four years ago, Canadian speed skater Jordan Belchos is all set to step it up a gear when he takes to the ice in South Korea. (OLYMPICS-2018-SKAT/BELCHOS, moved, (PIX), by Simon Jennings, 700 words)

Dutch team player Blochuijsen hopes for individual success

Speed skater Jan Blokhuijsen was part of the all-conquering Dutch squad that won gold in the team pursuit at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and is setting his sights on a first individual Olympic gold medal at the upcoming Games in South Korea. (OLYMPICS-2018-SKAT/BLOCHUIJSEN (PIX), moved, by Simon Jennings, 400 words)

Czech skater Sablikova in race to be fit for Games

Czech speed skater Martina Sablikova is battling to fully recover from a painful back injury in time for the Winter Olympics, but is still expected to mount a strong challenge for medals in South Korea. (OLYMPICS-2018-SKAT/SABLIKOVA, moved, by Simon Jennings, 400 words)


France and Sweden bid to move closer to Euro semis

ZAGREB - France will start as strong favourites against Serbia as will Sweden against Belarus with both nations aiming to edge closer to the semi-finals. (HANDBALL-EUROPE/, expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, by Zoran Milosavljevic, 300 words)


Heat and Rockets square off

The Miami Heat visit the Houston Rockets in a clash of division leaders and the Philadelphia 76ers go for a fourth consecutive win when they play at the Milwaukee Bucks of nine games on the National Basketball Association schedule. (BASKETBALL-NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0630 GMT/1:30 AM ET, by Field Level Media, 200 words)


Avalanche put nine-game win streak on the line

The Colorado Avalanche chase their 10th consecutive win when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Eastern Conference leading Tampa Bay Lightning try to snap a three-game losing streak at the Chicago Blackhawks in two of the five games on the National Hockey League schedule. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0700 GMT/2 AM ET, by Field Level Media, 400 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: Ed Osmond)

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