Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2.15 PM ET on Sunday, Feb. 25

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Feb. 25 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2.15 PM ET on Sunday:


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OLYMPICS

Olympics-Cross-country skiing-Historic Bjoergen storms to mass start gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Norway's Marit

Bjoergen stormed to gold in the women's 30km mass start cross- country ski race, claiming her 15th Olympic medal in the final competition of the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday.

Bjoergen, the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time, broke early and kept up a relentless pace to finish almost two minutes ahead of silver medallist Krista Parmakoski of Finland, with Stina Nilsson taking the bronze for Sweden. (update 2, 471 words)

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Olympics-Ice Hockey-Russians sing banned anthem after beating Germany to gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Kirill Kaprizov scored in overtime to lead the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) past a feisty Germany 4-3 on Sunday to win the men's ice hockey gold before joining his team mates to defy a ban by singing the Russian national anthem during the medal ceremony.

The Russians, competing as neutral athletes at Pyeongchang as punishment for a years-long Russian doping scandal, came back from one-goal down on a goal by Nikita Gusev with less than a minute left in regulation time to force overtime in one of the most pulsating finals in the history of Olympic hockey.(update 3, 677 words)

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Olympics-Curling-Sweden take gold to end Korean fairytale run

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Sweden beat South Korea 8-3 to claim their third women's curling gold medal in four Winter Games on Sunday, ending the 'Garlic Girls' fairytale Olympic run that captivated the home nation.

While Sweden confirmed their status as the dominant force in women's curling, Korea's silver marked a major Asian breakthrough in the sport with two teams on the podium after Japan defeated Britain on Saturday to take the bronze.(update 2, 500 words)


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NBA


College basketball game coverage, February 25 (slug convention example) (BASKETBALL-NBA-CHA-DET)

Detroit at Charlotte, 1 p.m. ET

New Orleans at Milwaukee, 3 p.m. ET

San Antonio at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m. ET

Philadelphia at Washington, 8 p.m. ET

Houston at Denver, 8 p.m. ET


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College Basketball


College basketball game coverage, February 25 (slug convention example) (BASKETBALL-NCAA-STAN-UCLA)

Tulsa at No. 11 Cincinnati, Noon

No. 2 Michigan State at Wisconsin, 1 p.m. ET

East Carolina at No. 23 Houston, 3 p.m. ET

Illinois at Rutgers, 3 p.m. ET

Minnesota at No. 9 Purdue, 4 p.m. ET

Colorado State at No. 20 Nevada, 4 p.m. ET

UCLA at Colorado, 4 p.m. ET

Penn State at Nebraska, 5:15 p.m. ET

No. 25 Florida State at NC State, 6 p.m. ET

Northwestern at Iowa, 7:30 p.m. ET


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NHL


NBA game coverage, February 25 (slug convention example) (ICEHOCKEY-NHL-LAS-WAS)

St. Louis at Nashville, Noon

Boston at Buffalo, 5 p.m. ET

Detroit at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. ET

San Jose at Minnesota, 8 p.m. ET

Edmonton at Anaheim, 8 p.m. ET

Vancouver at Arizona, 9:30 p.m. ET


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Rangers trade All-Star Nash to Bruins


The New York Rangers traded six-time All-Star forward Rick Nash to the Boston Bruins on Sunday ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline. (HOCKEY-NHL-NYR-BOS- PLEKANEC-TRADE, moved, Field Level Media)


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Maple Leafs acquired Plekanec from Canadiens


The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forwards Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun from the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday in exchange for forward Kerby Rychel, defenseman Rinat Valiev and a 2018 second-round draft pick. (HOCKEY-NHL-TOR-MTL-, moved, Field Level Media)


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MLB


Spring roundup


Highlights from spring training games around the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues. (BASEBALL-MLB-ROUNDUP, expect first version to move approx., Field Level Media)


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A-Rod returning to Yankees as special adviser


Former New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is returning to the team as a special adviser. (BASEBALL-MLB-YANKEES-RODRIGUEZ-ADVISER, moved, Field Level Media)


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Indians sign RHP Belisle to minor league deal


The Cleveland Indians signed free agent right-handed reliever Matt Belisle to a minor league contract Sunday with a non-roster invitation to major League spring training camp. (BASEBALL-MLB-INDIANS-BELISLE, moved, Field Level Media)


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Golf


Final round: Honda Classic


Luke List held a one-shot lead entering the final round of the Honda Classic, where he is attempting to win his first career PGA Tour event. But a host of players, including Tiger Woods, began the day within a few shots of the lead. (GOLF-PGA-HONDA, expect by 7 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)


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Korda captures LPGA Thailand in record fashion


Jessica Korda completed her wire-to-wire dominance at the Honda LPGA Thailand with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to finish at 25-under 263, shattering the tournament record in her four-stroke win. (GOLF-LPGA- HONDA-THAILAND, moved, Field Level Media)


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Auto Racing


Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500


Kyle Busch is on the pole for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. (AUTORACING-NASCAR -ATLANTA, expect asap after 2 p.m. ET race, Field Level Media)


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Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Notebook


News and notes from around the track at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. (AUTORACING-NASCAR-NOTEBOOK-ATLANTA, expect by 7 p.m. ET race, NASCAR Wire Service, Special to Field Level Media)


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Tennis


ATP Roundup


Roundup coverage from events in Marseille, France, Rio de Janeiro and Delray Beach, Fla. (TENNIS-ATP-ROUNDUP, expect by 8 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)


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WTA: Budapest


Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia will take on unseeded Alison van Uytvanck of Belgium in the Hungarian Ladies Open final after both advanced easily on Saturday. (TENNIS-WTA-BUDAPEST, expect by 8 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)


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