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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday Jan 19

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Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday:

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CYCLING

Armstrong says received 'death penalty' for doping

NEW YORK - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong says he received the sporting equivalent of the "death penalty" for using performance-enhancing drugs and lying about it, but he hopes his lifetime ban will one day be overturned so that he can compete again. (CYCLING-ARMSTRONG/, moved, by Julian Linden and Steve Keating, 800 words)

We will continue to move updates, sidebars and reaction to the American's admission of using illegal drugs in his first interview since being stripped of his Tour de France titles. Masterslug: CYCLING-ARMSTRONG/

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TENNIS

Australian Open (to 27)

Federer faces super confident Tomic

MELBOURNE - Roger Federer and Bernard Tomic both have something to prove in their Australian Open third round clash. In the women's draw, Serena Williams and defending champion Victoria Azarenka advanced to the next round. (TENNIS-OPEN/ (PIX), expect throughout, by Nick Mulvenney, Ian Ransom, Simon Cambers and Greg Stutchbury)

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SOCCER

Premier League (kickoffs 1500 GMT unless stated)

Liverpool v Norwich City

Manchester City v Fulham

Newcastle United v Reading

Swansea City v Stoke City

West Ham United v Queens Park Rangers

Wigan Athletic v Sunderland

West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa (1730)

LONDON - Second-placed Manchester City have a simple-looking home game against stuttering Fulham while all eyes will be on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez against Norwich City at Anfield after his diving confession this week. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ (PIX), expect from 1730 GMT/1230 PM ET, by Mark Meadows, 400 words)

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La Liga (1900 unless stated)

Real Sociedad v Barcelona (1700)

Malaga v Celta Vigo

Getafe v Sevilla

Granada CF v Rayo Vallecano (1500)

MADRID - Leaders Barcelona can move 14 points clear at the top of La Liga by beating Real Sociedad away. (SOCCER-SPAIN/ (PIX), expect by 1900 GMT/2 PM ET, by Mark Elkington, 500 words)

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Bundesliga (1430 unless stated)

Bayer Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt

Hoffenheim v Borussia Moenchengladbach

VfL Wolfsburg v VfB Stuttgart

Mainz v Freiburg

Bayern Munich v Greuther Fuerth

Werder Bremen v Borussia Dortmund (1730)

Leaders Bayern restart title bid against bottom side Fuerth

BERLIN - Bayern Munich look set to pick up where they left off before the winter break by easing past bottom side Greuther Fuerth to protect a nine-point lead over second-placed Bayer Leverkusen who host Eintracht Frankfurt. (SOCCER-GERMANY/ (PIX), expect by 1630 GMT/1130 AM ET, by Karolos Grohmann, 400 words)

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Serie A

Palermo v Lazio (1700)

Juventus v Udinese (1945)

ROME - Stuttering champions Juventus, whose lead at the top of Serie A has shrunk to three points, try to stop the rot at home to Udinese while Lazio, level on points with second-placed Napoli, visit lowly Palermo. (SOCCER-ITALY/ (PIX), expect from 1900, by Terry Daley, 500 words)

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Ligue 1 (1900 unless stated)

Olympique Marseille v Montpellier HSC (1600)

Ajaccio v Valenciennes

Stade Brest v St Etienne

FC Lorient v ES Troyes AC

Sochaux v Stade de Reims

Toulouse v AS Nancy

Olympique Marseille look to stay in title race

PARIS - Olympique Marseille will move up to second place and within a point of Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyon if they beat champions Montpellier at home. (SOCCER-FRANCE/ (PIX), expect by 1800 GMT/1 PM ET, by Julien Pretot, 400 words)

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Dutch championship (1845 unless stated)

Heerenveen v Heracles Almelo (1745)

Twente Enschede v RKC Waalwijk

NAC Breda v VVV-Venlo

AZ Alkmaar v Vitesse Arnhem (1945)

ROTTERDAM - Twente Enschede can move three points clear by beating mid-table RKC Waalwijk after PSV Eindhoven lost 3-1 at home to PEC Zwolle on Friday while fifth-placed Vitesse Arnhem, five points behind, visit AZ Alkmaar. (SOCCER-DUTCH/ (PIX), expect at 2200, by Theo Ruizenaar, 400 words)

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African Nations Cup, South Africa (to Feb 10)

South Africa v Cape Verde Islands, Johannesburg (1600)

Angola v Morocco, Johannesburg (1900)

JOHANNESBURG - The African Nations Cup finals kick off with hosts South Africa facing debutants Cape Verde Islands in front of a sell-out crowd of 87,000 followed by the second Group A match between Angola and Morocco. (SOCCER-AFRICA/NATIONS (PIX), expect from 1800 GMT/3 PM ET, by Mike Collett and Mark Gleeson, 800 words)

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GOLF

Abu Dhabi Championship (to 20)

Rose in charge in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI - World number five Justin Rose starts the third round with a one-shot lead over a group of three players but world number one Rory McIlroy and second-ranked Tiger Woods will be absent after they missed the cut on Friday. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/, (PIX), expect by 1300 GMT/8 AM ET, by Tony Jimenez, 500 words)

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PGA Tour: Humana Challenge, La Quinta, California (to 20)

Unheralded Americans share lead at La Quinta

LA QUINTA, California - Little-known Roberto Castro was delighted to hold a share of the second-round lead at the sun-splashed Humana Challenge on Friday, despite suffering a late wobble with two bogeys in his last three holes. (GOLF-PGA/, moved, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 450 words)

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NBA

Streaking Thunder claim sixth consecutive victory

Western Conference scoring leader Kevin Durant helped the red-hot Oklahoma City Thunder to their sixth consecutive victory when they beat the Dallas Mavericks. (NBA-MAVERICKS/, expect by 0615 GMT/1:15 AM ET, 250 words

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CRICKET

South Africa v New Zealand, first one-dayer, Paarl

South Africa host New Zealand in the first one-dayer of a three-match series after completing a 2-0 test series victory over the tourists on Monday. (CRICKET-ZEALAND/, 350 words)

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India v England, third ODI, Ranchi

Reuters coverage of cricket events conducted under the auspices of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was suspended from 0000 GMT on Nov. 15.

This is a direct result of a policy decision by the BCCI to exclude news agencies working only in the photographic medium from covering its events. Action Images is a Thomson Reuters business.

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ALPINE SKIING

World Cup

Men's downhill, Wengen, Switzerland

Svindal aims to boost World Cup hopes in Wengen

WENGEN, Switzerland - Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal has never made the podium in the Wengen downhill but must do well in the Lauberhorn classic to keep his overall World Cup hopes alive. (ALPINE SKIING/MEN (PIX), expect by 1400 GMT/9 AM ET, by Manuele Lang, 350 words)

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Women's downhill, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Vonn bids to top podium in Cortina downhill

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy - American Lindsey Vonn, back in action last weekend after a three-week break, bids to top the podium in a women's downhill in Cortina where she has won six World Cup races in the past. (ALPINE SKIING/WOMEN (PIX), expect by 1230 GMT/7:30 AM ET, by Patrick Lang, 350 words)

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RUGBY

Heineken Cup group stages final round (to 20)

We will wrapup all the action from the final round of group matches on Saturday and also on Sunday.

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