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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 31

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Jan. 31 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday:

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The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427

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National Football League

Super Bowl XLVII: In nomadic upbringing, change in Harbaugh family DNA

NEW ORLEANS -- Coaches Jim and John Harbaugh learned early in life that change was inevitable in the profession. A willingness to make critical decisions, and major changes, during the 2012 season was a turning point that led both to Super Bowl XLVII.(FBN-49ERS-RAVENS-NEWS, expect by 4 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, by Howard Balzer, 700 words) --

Super Bowl XLVII: Crabtree's growth adds needed vitality to 49ers' offense

NEW ORLEANS -- Michael Crabtree entered the NFL with big expectations. He's now delivering on that promise, but like tight end Vernon Davis -- also a first-round pick -- before him in San Francisco, it took time. (FBN-49ers-NEWS, expect by 4 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, by Jeff Reynolds, 600 words) --

Super Bowl XLVII: Ordinary Joe? Even-keeled Flacco now driving Ravens' offense

NEW ORLEANS -- His arm strength is praised, his 40 time downright offensive. Joe Flacco is more old-school that he might want to admit, but he's bringing exactly what the Ravens need in the pressure-packed playoffs: poise. (FBN-RAVENS-NEWS, expect by 4 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, by Jeff Reynolds, 700 words) --

Super Bowl XLVII notebook

NEW ORLEANS -- The latest news and notes as players and coaches prepare for Sunday's championship game. (FBN-RAVENS-NEWS, expect by 4 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, by Derek Harper, 700 words) --

Super Bowl XLVII: NFLPA offers state of the union

NEW ORLEANS -- It was another tumultuous year for the NFLPA and executive director DeMaurice Smith, who reflects on issues past and present. (FBN-NEWS, expect by 7 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 600 words) --

NFL Notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTES, expect by 7 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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National Basketball Association

Grizzlies at Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Grizzlies play their first game since dealing Rudy Gay to Toronto for forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye. (BKN-GRIZZLIES-THUNDER-WRITETHRU, expect by 10:30 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 600 words) --

Mavericks at Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry might not be ready to go against the Mavericks on Thursday but Jarrett Jack has produced in his absence.(BKN-WARRIORS-MAVERICKS-WRITETHRU, expect by 1 a.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 600 words) --

NBA notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (BKN-NOTES, expect by 7 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 600 words)

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National Hockey League

NHL

*coverage of all NHL games nightly; top matchups highlighted below Islanders at Devils

NEWARK, N.J. -- The Devils have won nine of the past 11 meetings at home against the Islanders, including a 2-1 win on Jan. 19. (HKN-ISLANDERS-DEVILS-WRITETHRU, expect by 10:30 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 600 words) --

Blues at Blue Jackers

COLUMBUS -- The Blues look for their sixth win of the season in seve tries in a matchup against the Blue Jackets. St. Louis is off to its best start in 15 years. (HKN-BLUES-BLUEJACKETS-WRITETHRU, expect by 10:30 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 600 words) --

NHL notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (BKN-NOTES, expect by 7 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 600 words)

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College Football

Latest Te'o twist

The first of a televised two-part interview on "The Dr. Phil Show" with Manti Te'o hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo uncovered more details in the confounding plot. (FBC-NOTREDAME-NEWS, expect by 6:30 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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