Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule on Saturday, Jan 20


Jan 20 - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 3 p.m. on Saturday. All times ET.

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North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

LAUSANNE - North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Games in the neighboring South next month and compete in three sports and five disciplines, the International Olympic Committee said (OLYMPICS-2018/NORTHKOREA (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), moved at 9 a.m., 453 words)


Patriots RB Burkhead caused Brady's injury

BOSTON - A backfield collision in Wednesday's practice involving Rex Burkhead reportedly caused Tom Brady's thumb injury (FOOTBALL-NFL-NE/ BURKHEAD-BRADY-THUMB, moved at 2 p.m., Field Level Media, 300 words)

Vikings seek trademarks after miracle win

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings have applied for federal trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the aftermath of their last-second win over the New Orleans Saints and a trip to the NFC Championship Game last Sunday (FOOTBALL-NFL-MIN/TRADEMARKS, moved at 1:35 p.m., Field Level Media, 350 words)

Take 5: Keys to the NFC Championship game

-- Breaking down the matchups that will determine the NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles (FOOTBALL-NFL-PHI-MIN/TAKE5-NFCCHAMPIONSHIP, moved, by Andy Jasner, Field Level Media, moved at 1:40 p.m.)

NFL Playoffs Schedule

Sunday, Jan 21

Jaguars at Patriots, 3:05 p.m.

Vikings at Eagles, 6:40 p.m.


College basketball game coverage, Jan 20

Slug convention example: BASKETBALL-NCAA-STAN-UCLA

No. 1 Villanova at UConn, 12 p.m. ET

No. 3 Purdue at Iowa, 12 p.m. ET

No. 7 Wichita State at Houston, 12 p.m. ET

No. 22 Ohio State at Minnesota, 12 p.m. ET

Creighton at Providence, 12 p.m. ET

Florida State at Virginia Tech, 12 p.m. ET

St. John's at Georgetown, 12 p.m. ET

LSU at Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. ET

No. 4 Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, 2 p.m. ET

Texas at No. 6 West Virginia, 2 p.m. ET

No. 8 Texas Tech at Iowa State, 2 p.m. ET

Georgia Tech at No. 15 UNC, 2 p.m. ET

Butler at DePaul, 2 p.m. ET

Penn State at Northwestern, 2 p.m. ET

No. 11 Xavier at No. 19 Seton Hall, 2:30 p.m. ET

Ole Miss at Arkansas, 3:30 p.m. ET

Pitt at No. 5 Duke, 4 p.m. ET

East Carolina at No. 12 Cincinnati, 4 p.m. ET

No. 14 Arizona at Stanford, 4 p.m. ET

Notre Dame at No. 20 Clemson, 4 p.m. ET

No. 24 TCU at Kansas State, 4 p.m. ET

Missouri at Texas A&M, 4 p.m. ET

Baylor at No. 10 Kansas, 6 p.m. ET

Georgia at No. 17 Auburn, 6 p.m. ET

No. 21 Tennessee at South Carolina, 6 p.m. ET

Washington at Colorado, 6 p.m. ET

No. 13 Gonzaga at Santa Clara, 8 p.m. ET

USC at Oregon State, 8 p.m. ET

Florida at No. 18 Kentucky, 8:15 p.m. ET

Mississippi State at Alabama, 8:30 p.m. ET

No. 16 Arizona State at Cal, 10:30 p.m. ET


Warriors face Rockets' attack in Houston

-- The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, the best teams in the Western Conference, meet up in Houston with the Warriors riding a four-game winning streak while in the East, the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Philadelphia 76ers in two of the nine games on the National Basketball Association schedule. (BASKETBALL-NBA/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 2 AM ET, by Field Level Media, 800 words)

NBA game coverage, Jan 20

Slug convention example: BASKETBALL-NBA-GSW-HOU

Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m. ET

Chicago at Atlanta, 5 p.m. ET

Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. ET

Memphis at New Orleans, 7 p.m. ET

Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. ET

Golden State at Houston, 8:30 p.m. ET

Toronto at Minnesota, 9 p.m. ET

L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m. ET

Dallas at Portland, 10 p.m. ET


Avalanche and Flames seek to add to streaks

-- Winning streaks will be on the line when the Colorado Avalanche, winners of their past eight games, are home to the New York Rangers and the Calgary Flames risk a seven-game win streak against the visiting Winnipeg Jets in two of the 13 games on the National Hockey League schedule (ICEHOCKEY-NHL/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 2 AM, by Field Level Media, 800 words)

NHL game coverage, Jan 20

Slug convention example: ICEHOCKEY-NHL-FLA-BOS

Dallas at Buffalo, 1 p.m. ET

New Jersey at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. ET

N.Y. Rangers at Colorado, 3 p.m. ET

Winnipeg at Calgary, 3 p.m. ET

Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. ET

Toronto at Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET

Carolina at Detroit, 7 p.m. ET

Pittsburgh at San Jose, 8 p.m. ET

Arizona at St. Louis, 8 p.m. ET

Florida at Nashville, 8 p.m. ET

N.Y. Islanders at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. ET

Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 9 p.m. ET

Vancouver at Edmonton, 10 p.m. ET


Australian Open

Federer eases past Gasquet into fourth round

MELBOURNE - Roger Federer eased into the second week of the Australian Open for the 16th time after beating Richard Gasquet 6-2 7-5 6-4 in just under two hours on Saturday to remain on track for a 20th grand slam title (TENNIS-AUSOPEN/FEDERER (UPDATE 1, PIX), moved at 8:35 a.m., 496 words)

Djokovic shrugs off injury scare to reach fourth round

MELBOURNE) - Novak Djokovic allayed fears over a muscle strain in his lower back after overpowering Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the Australian Open fourth round of on Saturday (TENNIS-AUSOPEN/DJOKOVIC (UPDATE 1, PIX), moved at 8 a.m., 475 words)

Meet the press: how Federer finds an edge where rivals see problems

MELBOURNE – Maria Sharapova once used a pithy obscenity to describe them, Nick Kyrgios says he hates them, but every professional tennis player, when requested, has to do them (TENNIS-AUSOPEN/FEDERER-PRESS (FEATURE, PIX), moved at 9:23 a.m., 820 words)

HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day six (TENNIS-AUSOPEN/ (HIGHLIGHTS, PIX), moved at 8:26 a.m., 1,250 words)


Third round of CareerBuilder Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Andrew Landry is 16-under entering the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, holding a one-shot lead over third-ranked Jon Rahm (GOLF-LAQUINTA (PIX), expect by 5 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)

Third round of Mitsubishi Electric Championship

HONOLULU - Colin Montgomerie holds a two-shot lead entering the found round in Hawaii after carding a pair of 65s to begin the tournament (GOLF-PGA-MITSUBISHI, expect by 9 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)


Two titles up for grabs at UFC 220

BOSTON - Five years after being homeless on the streets of Paris, Cameroonian Francis Ngannou could be crowned UFC heavyweight champion if he can beat Stipe Miocic, and Daniel Cormier puts his light heavyweight title on the line against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220 in Boston (MMA-UFC-UFC220/ (PIX), expect by midnight ET, 350 words)


Hirscher aims for sixth slalom win in a row

KITZBUEHEL, Austria - Dominant Marcel Hirscher looks to win his sixth successive slalom race as he continued his charge towards a seventh successive overall World Cup title (ALPINE-SKIING/MEN, moved, 300 words)

Vonn, Shiffrin meet again in Super G

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO - Four-times overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn and this season's runaway leader Mikaela Shiffrin are both on the start list for the Super G which completes three days of speed events at the Italian reort. (ALPINE-SKIING/WOMEN, moved, 200 words)

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