Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday

Reuters

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday:


TENNIS

Australian Open (to 28)

Nadal retires hurt against Cilic, Edmund stuns Dimitrov

MELBOURNE - World number one Rafa Nadal retired injured in the fifth set of his quarter-final against Croatian Marin Cilic and Briton Kyle Edmond knocked out third seed Grigor Dimitrov. (TENNIS-AUSOPEN/ (PIX), moved, by Martyn Herman, Ian Ransom and Nick Mulvenney)

SOCCER

League Cup semi-final, second leg

Bristol City v Manchester City (1945)

Guardiola's City face tricky away leg in Bristol

Runaway Premier league leaders Manchester City face a tricky League Cup, semi-final second leg at second-tier Bristol City, who were unlucky to lose 2-1 in the first game, as Pep Guardiola seeks his first silverware with the club. (SOCCER-ENGLAND-BSC-MCI/ (PIX), expect by 21:45 GMT/4:45 PM ET, 400 words)


We bring you the latest injury and transfer news ahead of the week's games. (SOCCER-ENGLAND-TEAM/ expect throughout)

King's Cup, quarter-final

Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid (2030)

Atletico face battle to reach King's Cup semi-finals

MADRID - Atletico Madrid will be without injured striker Diego Costa when they visit Sevilla in a King's Cup quarter-final, second leg trailing 2-1 after Joaquin Correa's late winner at the Metropolitano. (SOCCER-SPAIN-CUP (PIX), expect by 2230 GMT/5:30 PM ET, by Joseph Casinelli, 200 words)


North American World Cup bid yet to get govt guarantees

LONDON - Less then two months from the deadline for formal submission of their proposal the tri-nation North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has not yet secured the government guarantees on visa-free travel plus work permit and tax exemptions demanded by FIFA. 9SOCCER-WORLDCUP/2026, moving shortly, by Simon Evans, 400 words)

WINTER OLYMPICS

Themes for opening, closing ceremonies on Pyeongchang agenda

SEOUL - The Pyeongchang 2018 Organising Committee holds a news conference in Gangwon where president Lee Hee-beom will discuss the theme for the opening and closing ceremonies and preparations for the weather. (OLYMPICS-2018/ORGANIZERS (TV), moved, by Jane Chung, 400 words)


Freeskier Yater-Wallace overcomes hardships to reach Games

LONDON - American skier Torin Yater-Wallace discusses his Olympic qualification as well as the trials and tribulations he has come through already at the age of 22. (OLYMPICS-2018-FSKI/YATER-WALLACE, moved, by Jack Tarrant, 400 words)


FIGURE SKATING

North Koreans Kim Ju Sik and Ryom Tae Ok compete in the pairs event at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei. (FIGURESKATING-FOURCONTINENTS/, moved, 400 words)


ALPINE SKIING

Men's Alpine Ski World Cup night slalom

SCHLADMING, Austria - After being upstaged by Henrik Kristoffersen in Kitzbuehel, overall World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher will look to win his sixth slalom of the season.(ALPINE-SKIING/MEN (PIX), expect by 16:45 GMT/11:45 AM ET, 200 words)


Women's Alpine Ski World Cup Giant Slalom

KRONPLATZ, Italy - Runaway overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin is the overwhelming favourite as she looks for her eleventh win of the season in all disciplines. (ALPINE-SKIING/WOMEN (PIX), by Brian Homewood, 200 words)


South Africa hopes to become winter wonderland for skiers

CAPE TOWN - South Africa hopes to be the perfect racing venue for Alpine skiers in the European summer and has already had considerable success in 2017, says the head of the country's snow sports federation, Peter Pilz. (ALPINE-SKIING/SAFRICA, moved, by Nick Said, 400 words)


ATHLETICS

Athletes must not suffer due to rule changes, says Bubka

MUMBAI - Pole vault needs to reinvent itself amid cut-throat competition between different sports but officials should make sure the athletes are not made to suffer, former great Sergey Bubka told Reuters. (ATHLETICS-BUBKA/ (INTERVIEW), moved, by Sudipto Ganguly, 500 words)


HANDBALL

Favourites Spain set to take giant step towards Euro semis

ZAGREB - Former world champions Spain will be strong favourites to beat Slovenia and take a big step towards the European Championship semi-finals, with the Czechs Republic and Macedonia clashing as they try to keep alive their hopes of advancing. (HANDBALL-EUROPE/, expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, by Zoran Milosavljevic, 300 words)


NBA

Lakers host rival Celtics

The Los Angeles Lakers host the Boston Celtics in the latest installment to the game’s most storied rivalry while the LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the San Antonio Spurs in two of the five games on the National Basketball Association’s schedule. (BASKETBALL-NBA/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 800 words)


NHL

Streaking Avs visit Canadiens

The Colorado Avalanche try to extend the league’s longest active win streak to 10 games when they visit the Montreal Canadiens while the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins host the Carolina Hurricanes in two of the 12 games on the National Hockey League schedule. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 8300 words)

NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS 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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