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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Tuesday Jan 22

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Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Tuesday:

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TENNIS

Australian Open (till 27)

Sharapova to face familiar foe in quarter-finals

MELBOURNE - Maria Sharapova will be looking at history repeating when she meets compatriot Ekaterina Makarova in the Australian Open quarter-finals for the second successive year while men's champion Nova Djokovic has a tough challenge against fifth seed Tomas Berdych. (TENNIS-OPEN/ (PIX), expect throughout, by Nick Mulvenney, Ian Ransom, Simon Cambers and Greg Stutchbury)

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NFL

49ers begin preparations for first Super Bowl in 18 years

The San Francisco 49ers, one of the great franchises of the National Football League, will finally return to the Super Bowl in search of a record-equaling sixth Lombardi Trophy when they face the Baltimore Ravens on Feb. 3 in New Orleans. (NFL-SUPERBOWL/49ERS, moved, by Simon Evans, 550 words)

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Ravens' Lewis happy for team ahead of Super end to career

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis could not have dreamed of a sweeter end to his 17-year career than returning to the Super Bowl, but the 13-time Pro Bowl linebacker said he was happiest for his team mates. (NFL-SUPERBOWL/RAVENS, moved, by Larry Fine, 550 words)

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NHL

Blue Monday and home loss fails to dampen spirits in Toronto

It may have been Blue Monday, the day identified as the most depressing of the year, but in hockey-mad Toronto it was party-time as the Maple Leafs played their first home game since the end of a bitter lockout. (NHL-LEAFS/ (PIX), moved, by Steve Keating 450 words)

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NBA

Slumping Lakers blown away by Bulls

Even without leading scorer Luol Deng, the Chicago Bulls were able to add to the Los Angeles Lakers misery by recording a 95-83 victory. (NBA-BULLS/, moved, 250 words)

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SOCCER

African Nations Cup, South Africa (to Feb.10)

Ivory Coast v Togo (1500)

Tunisia v Algeria (1800)

RUSTENBURG - Favourites Ivory Coast get their African Nations Cup finals campaign underway against troubled Togo in Group D at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, followed by a north African derby between Algeria and Tunisia. (SOCCER-AFRICA/NATIONS (PIX), first by 1700 GMT/12 PM ET, by Mike Collett and Mark Gleeson, 400 words)

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Italian Cup semi-final

Juventus v Lazio (1945)

Juve and Lazio dream of the double in Cup first leg

Juventus and Lazio, two of the top three in Serie A, meet in Turin in the first leg of their semi-final with the second leg taking place next week (SOCCER-ITALY/CUP, expect by 2200 GMT/ 5 PM ET, 300 words)

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Spanish King's Cup preview

King's Cup holders Barca under pressure at Malaga MADRID - After last week's first leg ended 2-2, King's Cup holders Barcelona need a win or a high-scoring draw at Malaga on Thursday if they are to secure a probable last-four clash with great rivals Real Madrid. (SOCCER-SPAIN/CUP (PREVIEW), PIX expect by 1200 GMT/7 A.M. ET, by Iain Rogers, 400 words)

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English Capital One (League) Cup semi-final second legs

(first leg scores in brackets)

Aston Villa (1) v Bradford City (3) (1945)

Lowly Bradford one step away from dream Wembley final

LONDON - Premier League strugglers Aston Villa need to overcome a two-goal deficit against fourth-tier Bradford City if they are to reach the League Cup final. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUP, (PIX), expect by 2135, 500 words)

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French Cup last 32 (to 24)

Marseille visit third-tier Rouen in the French Cup last 32

PARIS - Record ten-times winners Olympique Marseille face a tricky French Cup tie at third-tier Rouen, who beat Ligue 1 Ajaccio in the last 64 round, while seventh-tier Mende, the lowest club in the competition, host second division Le Havre (SOCCER-FRANCE/CUP, expect by 2200 GMT / 5 PM ET, 300 words)

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CRICKET

South Africa v New Zealand, second one-day international, Kimberley (1230)

New Zealand out to upset South Africa again

KIMBERLEY, South Africa - New Zealand will be looking for a second straight one-day win against South Africa after they stunned the hosts in the opener. (CRICKET-ZEALAND/ (PIX), expect by 1930, 400 words)

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