Reuters Sports Schedule at 1500 GMT on Tuesday


Reuters sports schedule at 1500 GMT on Tuesday:


S. Africa, Australia hold news conferences before third test

CAPE TOWN - South Africa and Australia hold news conferences ahead of the third test at Newlands starting on Thursday, with the tempestuous four-match series level at 1-1. (CRICKET-TEST-ZAF-AUS/, moved, 300 words)

New Zealand v England first test

Stokes shakes up England side for pink ball test

WELLINGTON - England all-rounder Ben Stokes' probable return is likely to be a major determinant in the make-up of his under-fire team as New Zealand enter the pink ball era with their first day-night test at home at Eden Park starting on Thursday. (CRICKET-TEST-NZL-ENG/ (PREVIEW), moved, by Greg Stutchbury, 600 words)

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International friendlies

We will bring you all the latest team and injury news ahead of the latest round of international friendlies coming up later this week as teams start the build-up to the World Cup in Russia which starts in June. (SOCCER-FRIENDLY-TEAMA-TEAMB/ (PIX)


Osaka faces Serena, Bellis battles Azarenka in Miami

Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka of Japan squares off against 23-times grand slam champion Serena Williams in their first career meeting while 18-year-old American CiCi Bellis faces former world number one Victoria Azarenka in first round action. (TENNIS-MIAMI/WOMEN, expect by 0200 GMT/10 PM ET, 350 words)


Hamilton on top, but concern at grassroots level

BANBURY - Britain is on top of the world in Formula One, with Lewis Hamilton beginning his quest for a fifth championship in Australia this weekend, but there is concern at grassroots level. (MOTOR-F1-BRITAIN/RICHARDS (INTERVIEW), moved, by Alan Baldwin, 650 words)


Raptors look to extend lead against Magic

The Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors will look to get back to their winning ways after having their 11-game win streak broken in their last outing when they visit the Orlando Magic while the second-place Boston Celtics battle the Oklahoma City Thunder in two of the seven games on the National Basketball Association's schedule. (BASKETBALL-NBA/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0530 GMT/1:30 AM ET, by Field Level Media, 600 words)


Sharks host Devils in San Jose

The San Jose Sharks, chasing the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the Pacific Division, host the New Jersey Devils while the Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning square off against division rivals the Toronto Maple Leafs in two of the 11 games on the National Hockey League schedule. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0530 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 0000 GMT/8 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 500 words) (Europe Desk Editor: Ed Osmond)

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