Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday

Reuters

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday:


WINTER OLYMPICS

Women's downhill takes centre stage - without Shiffrin

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The women's downhill is the highlight of seven medal events on Wednesday but it will take place without American superstar Mikaela Shiffrin, who is skipping the race to concentrate on Thursday's rearranged combined. It is also the short programme in the women's figure skating and there are golds to be won in speed skating, cross country, freestyle skiing cross, and bobsleigh. It is the women's bronze medal match and men's quarter-finals in a big day of ice hockey.(OLYMPICS-2018/ PIX, TV, expect throughout)


SOCCER

Champions League, last 16, first leg (1945)

Chelsea v Barcelona

Bayern Munich v Besiktas

Chelsea host Barca in mouthwatering last 16 showdown

LONDON - Chelsea welcome Barcelona in a Champions League last 16 first leg match trying to take comfort from the fact that Lionel Messi has never scored in eight matches against them. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS-CHE-FCB/(PIX, TV), expect by 2145 GMT/4:45 PM ET, by Martyn Herman and Clare Lovell, 400 words)


Bayern face visiting Besiktas in last 16 clash

MUNICH - Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are overwhelming favourites as they entertain Turkish side Besiktas in a Champions League last 16 first leg tie. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS-BAY-BES/(PIX, TV), expect after 1400 GMT/8 AM ET, 300 words)


United, Sevilla hold news conferences ahead of last 16 clash

Manchester United and Sevilla hold news conferences ahead of their Champions League last 16, first leg in Seville on Wednesday. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS-SEV-MUN/PREVIEW (PIX), 400 words)


Shakhtar, Roma hold news conferences ahead of last 16 clash

Shakhtar Donetsk and Roma hold news conferences ahead of their Champions League last 16, first leg game in Kharkiv on Wednesday. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS-SHK-ROM/PREVIEW (PIX), 400 words)


Asian Champions League

HONG KONG - Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG take on Melbourne Victory looking for a second win in a row in the Asian Champions League while two-time winners Jeonbuk Motors from South Korea face Hong Kong's Kitchee on Matchday Two of the continental championship. (SOCCER-ASIA/, expect by 1600 GMT/1100 AM ET, 500 words)


MOTOR RACING

Sauber Formula One car launch

LONDON - The Swiss-based Sauber team, now with Alfa Romeo as title sponsor, present their new C37 Formula One car. Monaco's Charles Leclerc, last year's F2 champion, will make his F1 race debut with the team this season alongside experienced Swede Marcus Ericsson. (MOTOR-F1-SAUBER/, by Alan Baldwin, 400 words)


Renault Formula One car launch

LONDON - Renault unveil their 2018 Formula One car, with drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz. (MOTOR-F1-RENAULT/ (TV), by Alan Baldwin, 400 words)


RUGBY

Six Nations

Lions boost as Wales make three changes to team

The return of three British and Irish Lions is a boost for Wales as coach Warren Gatland named Dan Biggar, Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams in the team for Saturday's Six Nations game against Ireland in Dublin. (RUGBY-UNION-NATIONS-WAL/, moved, 400 words)


(Europe desk editor: Christian Radnedge)

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