Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday, Dec. 12


Dec. 12 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday:

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NFL Network suspends 3

The NFL Network suspended Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and fellow analysts Heath Evans and Ike Taylor "pending an investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment and assault, the network announced. (FBN-NEWS-FAULK-EVANS-TAYLOR, The Sports Xchange, 420 words, moved, will be updated as warranted)

Hester retires

Devin Hester, the all-time leader in combined kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns, announced his retirement from the NFL on Twitter on Tuesday. (FBN-NEWS-BEARS-HESTER, The Sports Xchange, 340 words, moved)

Shazier to IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed linebacker Ryan Shazier on injured reserve Tuesday, nearly one week after he underwent spinal stabilization surgery. (FBN-NEWS-STEELERS-SHAZIER, The Sports Xchange, 215 words, moved)

NFL Team Reports

Reactions and updates from New England and Miami after Monday night's 27-20 victory by the Dolphins (FBN-NEWS-TEAM, The Sports Xchange, expect between 7 and 9 p.m. ET, 700 words)

NFL notebook

News and notes from around the NFL. (FBN-NOTEBOOK, The Sports Xchange, expect by 8 p.m. ET, 500 words)

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SMU introduces Sonny Dykes

New SMU head coach Sonny Dykes holds his introductory press conference Tuesday. Dykes, the former head coach at Louisiana Tech and Cal, replaces Chad Morris, who left to become the head coach at Arkansas. (FBC-NEWS-SOUTHERNMETHODIST-DYKES, expect by 4 p.m. ET, 350 words)

Bowl previews

Previews of the five college football bowl games scheduled for Saturday. (FBC-TEAM-TEAM-PREVIEW, expect all previews to move Tuesday evening by 11 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

CFB notebook

News and notes from around the nation. (FBC-NOTEBOOK, expect by 6 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 425 words)

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Bearcats to test Bulldogs

CINCINNATI -- After reeling off seven straight wins to start the season, the Cincinnati Bearcats have lost two straight heading into Tuesday's game against undefeated Mississippi State. The 8-0 Bulldogs are off to their best start since the 2003-04 season, although it's been accomplished against a weak strength of schedule. (CBK-TEAM-TEAM-LEDE-WRITETHRU, By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange, 600 words, expect ASAP after 7 p.m. ET game)

TSX covers Top 25 nonconference games with first lede and write-thru (all times ET):

Mississippi State at No. 25 Cincinnati 7:00 p.m.

Saint Peters at No. 15 Seton Hall 7:00 p.m.


Columbia at Boston College 7:00 p.m.

Catholic at Maryland 7:00 p.m.

Fordham at Rutgers 7:00 p.m.

San Diego at Colorado 8:00 p.m.

Michigan at Texas 9:00 p.m.

Jacksonville State at Oregon State 10:00 p.m.

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Ball leads Lakers into clash with Knicks

NEW YORK -- While LaVar Ball brings his traveling circus to the Big Apple with a Big Baller Brand pop-up shop in Manhattan, Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers bring a two-game winning streak into a Tuesday night matchup with the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (NBA-KNICKS-LAKERS-LEDE-WRITETHRU, By Jon Gold, The Sports Xchange, 750 words, expect ASAP after 7 p.m. ET game)

TSX covers all NBA games with first lede and write-thru (all times ET):

Atlanta at Cleveland 7:00 p.m.

Denver at Detroit 7:00 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at New York 7:00 p.m.

Washington at Brooklyn 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Minnesota 9:30 p.m.

San Antonio at Dallas 9:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Sacramento 10:00 p.m.

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Devils try to cool Kings

If the New Jersey Devils are to break out of their recent funk, they'll have to do so against the hottest team in the NHL when they host the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Kings (20-8-3) are in the midst of a league-best eight-game winning streak. (NHL-KINGS-DEVILS-LEDE-WRITETHRU, The Sports Xchange, 750 words, expect ASAP after 7 p.m. ET game)

TSX covers all NHL games with first lede and write-thru (all times ET):

Toronto at Philadelphia 7:00 p.m.

Los Angeles at New Jersey 7:00 p.m.

Ottawa at Buffalo 7:00 p.m.

Edmonton at Columbus 7:00 p.m.

Colorado at Washington 7:00 p.m.

Tampa Bay at St. Louis 8:00 p.m.

Calgary at Minnesota 8:00 p.m.

Florida at Chicago 8:30 p.m.

Carolina at Vegas 10:00 p.m.

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Rubin: Hot Stove action ready to heat up

After the Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton moves kicked baseball's offseason into high gear, other key moves could come soon, including a possible trade of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and free agent pitcher Yu Darvish's mega-payday. (MLB-COLUMN-OFFSEASON-OUTLOOK, By Roger Rubin, The Sports Xchange, 1,000 words, moved)

Reports: Yankees move Headley

The New York Yankees traded third baseman Chase Headley along with right-hander Bryan Mitchell to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Jabari Blash, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday. Will be updated as warranted. (MLB-NEWS-YANKEES-PADRES-HEADLEY-MITCHELL-BLASH, The Sports Xchange, 150 words, moved)

MLB notebook

News and notes from around the league. (MLB-NOTEBOOK, expect by 8 p.m. ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Russia discusses Games participation at Olympic council

MOSCOW - Russia's Olympic Committee discusses the banned country's stance on the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with its athletes allowed by the IOC to compete as neutrals as long as they have a doping-free record. (OLYMPICS-2018/RUSSIA (PIX, TV), moved, by Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber, 400 words)

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