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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday, Feb. 8

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Feb 8 (Reuters) - - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday:

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

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National Football League

Jerry Jones won't part with coach Garret

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones continues to give his endorsement to Jason Garrett, saying he thinks the team has its coach of the future. (FBN-COWBOYS-NEWS/, expect by 2000 GMT/3 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Ravens relieved Ngata knee is 'nothing serious'

After an MRI exam, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Ngata did not suffer major knee damage in Super Bowl XLVII and should be set to go for training camp this summer. (FBN-RAVENS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Faulty electrical device caused Super blackout

The power company that provides service to the New Orleans Superdome has traced Sunday's Super Bowl blackout to a faulty electrical device. (FBN-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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NFL Notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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National Basketball Association

Showcase game highlighted below; the Sports Xchange covers every NBA game

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Clippers at Heat

MIAMI - The Clippers (35-16) and Heat (32-14) square off in a meeting of two of the NBA's hottest teams. While Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Jamal Crawford and Chauncey Billups might be back in the L.A. lineup, the Heat could be shorthanded due to the flu. (BKN-HEAT-CLIPPERS-WRITETHRU/, expect by 0330 GMT/10:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

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Agent proclaims Rondo return could be sooner than expected

The agent for injured Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo is optimistic about a quicker-than-anticipated return from a knee injury. (BKN-CELTICS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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Birdman lands in Miami

The Miami Heat have signed forward-center Chris "Birdman" Andersen for the rest of the season, the team announced Friday. (BKN-HEAT-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 250 words)

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Sickness could sit Heat trio

Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen missed the Friday morning walkthrough with the flu and might not play Friday in an anticipated matchup with the Clippers. (BKN-HEAT-NEWS/, expect by 2045 GMT/3:45 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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NBA Notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Major League Baseball

2013 could be Gardenhire's last in Minnesota

When the Twins report to spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., next week, they will begin what could turn out to be manager Ron Gardenhire's final year with the club. (BBO-TWINS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Rotation to dictate Red Sox success

For the first time in more than a decade, the Red Sox enter spring training unburdened by lofty expectations, the usual hype replaced by a touch of apathy. After a 93-loss season in 2011, few pundits are calling the Sox a playoff team. GM Ben Cherington begs to differ. (BBO-REDSOX-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 650 words)

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Aging Phillies take one more shot

If there is a window of opportunity that exists for every successful franchise, the Philadelphia Phillies are trying to keep it propped open for one more season. (BBO-PHILLIES-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 600 words)

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Arizona, 2B Hill reach contract extension

Second baseman Aaron Hill and the Arizona Diamondbacks have reached agreement on a three-year, $35 million contract extension. (BBO-DIAMONDBACKS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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NHL

Showcase game highlighted below; the Sports Xchange covers every NHL game

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Ducks at Stars

DALLAS - The lone game in the NHL pits the Anaheim Ducks (7-1-1) and Dallas Stars (5-5-1), and Jaromir Jagr against Saku Koivu. (HKN-STARS-DUCKS-WRITETHRU/, expect by 0415 GMT/11:15 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

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