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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Friday Feb 8

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Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Friday:

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NBA

La Dolce Vita escapes Raptors Bargnani

TORONTO - In seven enigmatic seasons with the Toronto Raptors Andrea Bargnani has seldom experienced La Dolce Vita. The sweet life has so far escaped the quiet 27-year-old Roman, the first European drafted first overall, whose play is often as bewildering as a Federico Fellini movie. (NBA-RAPTORS/BARGNANI (FEATURE, PIX), moved, by Steve Keating, 600 words)

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Nuggets look to extend winning ways against Bulls

The Denver Nuggets host the Chicago Bulls who are battling for top spot in the Central division. (NBA-NUGGETS/, expect by 0630 GMT/1:30 AM ET, 250 words)

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NHL

Second-period blitz carries Pens to fifth straight win

The free-scoring Pittsburgh Penguins unleashed a five-goal blitz in the second period to overcome the Washington Capitals 5-2, extending their winning streak to five games. (NHL-PENGUINS/, moved, 350 words)

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NFL

Back to work for Ravens coach Harbaugh

OWINGS MILLS, Maryland - Just days after winning the Super Bowl and being hailed as a hero by several hundred thousand fans, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh is already preparing for next season. (NFL-RAVENS/, moved, by Steve Ginsburg, 450 words)

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GOLF

PGA Tour: Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, California (to 10)

Mahan, Knox share lead after first round

Hunter Mahan, who has long relished playing golf on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, birdied five of his first seven holes on the way to a share of the first-round lead in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. (GOLF-PGA/, moved, update to follow, 450 words)

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European Tour: Joburg Open, Johannesburg (to 10)

Sterne leads Schwartzel on home soil

JOHANNESBURG - Home favourite Richard Sterne and German rookie Maximilian Kieffer share a one-shot lead heading into the Joburg Open second round, with 2011 U.S. Masters champion Charl Schwartzel four shots back. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/, expect by 1600 GMT/11 AM ET, 400 words)

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SOCCER

African Nations Cup final preview package

Favourites Nigeria wary of Burkina Faso threat

JOHANNESBURG - Nigeria are one win away from ending a 19-year wait to reclaim the African Nations Cup but the favourites are wary of the threat posed by surprise finalists Burkina Faso in Sunday's showdown at Soccer City. (SOCCER-NATIONS/FINAL (PREVIEW), moved, by Mike Collett, 600 words)

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Keshi out to prove African coaches have what it takes

JOHANNESBURG - Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi intends to prove a point about the prowess of African coaches when his side take on Burkina Faso in Sunday's African Nations Cup final. (SOCCER-NATIONS/FINAL-KESHI, moved, by Mark Gleeson, 500 words)

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We also moved factboxes on both finalists, roads to the final, previous winners, top scorers from past tournament and a top scorers list.

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Match-fixing fallout

SINGAPORE - Singapore has long cultivated a reputation as a clean, safe and regimented place to live and do business in a turbulent region, but the apparently major role of Singaporeans in a global soccer match-fixing scandal shows a seamy underside often out of view. (SOCCER-MATCHFIXING-SINGAPORE), moved, by John O'Callaghan, 1000 words)

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Ligue 1

Paris St Germain v Bastia (1930)

PSG look to extend Ligue 1 lead

PARIS - Paris St Germain will stretch their lead in the Ligue 1 standings to six points if they beat Bastia at the Parc des Princes. (SOCCER-FRANCE/ (PIX), expect by 2130 GMT/4:30 PM ET, by Julien Pretot, 400 words)

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CRICKET

Australia v West Indies, fourth ODI, Sydney

SYDNEY - Australia bid for a fourth straight victory in the five-match one-day series against West Indies having built up an unassailable 3-0 lead with Shane Watson in sparkling form on his return to international cricket. (CRICKET-WINDIES/ (PIX), by Nick Mulvenney, 350 words)

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ALPINE SKIING

World championships fourth day, women's super-combined

SCHLADMING, Austria - Slovenia's Tina Maze seeks a second gold medal at the Schladming world championships in the women's super-combined. (ALPINE SKIING/WORLD (PIX), expect by 1530 GMT/10:30 AM ET, by Manuele Lang, 400 words)

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RALLYING

Rally of Sweden (to 10)

Copy on merit.

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TENNIS

ATP: Santiago International, Chile (to 10)

Zagreb Indoors, Croatia (to 10)

Montpellier International, France (to 10)

Copy on merit

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Fed Cup first round (to 10)

Results only.

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