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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 12

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Feb. 12 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Tuesday:

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

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National Football League

Vick driven to 'make it work' with Eagles

Michael Vick will have to win the starting quarterback job with the Eagles after admittedly playing not to get hurt the past two seasons. With a new offense, Vick could again have new life at age 33. (FBN-EAGLES-NEWS/, expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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Steelers face difficult decisions

Wide receiver Mike Wallace is an unrestricted free agent and the Pittsburgh Steelers also have heavy decisions on oft-injured, high-priced veterans Troy Polamalu and James Harrison. (FBN-STEELERS-NEWS/, expect by 2130 GMT/4:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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NFL draft spotlight: Tight ends

NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang puts Zach Ertz (Stanford) and Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame) a peg above the rest of the tight ends class. This is the second part of a position-by-position series looking at the top prospects and what they have to gain or lose next week at the Scouting Combine. (FBN-NEWS/, expect by 2130 GMT/4:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, by Rob Rang, 900 words)

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NFL notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTES/, expect by 0000 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 600 words)

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College Football

Four Alabama freshmen arrested

A former top-40 recruit is one of four Alabama freshmen football players - all backups on the national title team - facing charges. (FBC-ALABAMA-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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CFB Notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTES/, expect by 0000 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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National Basketball Association

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

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Rockets at Warriors

OAKLAND - The Golden State Warriors are back on the home court looking to regroup after going winless on a four-game road swing that included a stop in Houston, where the Rockets smacked them in a 140-109 clinic in 3-point shooting. (BKN-ROCKETS-WARRIORS-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect by 0600 GMT/1 AM ET, The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

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Nuggets look to restore winning ways

TORONTO - The Denver Nuggets, who had the NBA's longest active winning streak snapped in their last outing, look to return to their victorious ways when they visit the Toronto Raptors team. (NBA-RAPTORS/ (PIX), expect by 0300 GMT/10 PM ET, by Frank Pingue, 300 words)

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NBA notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (BKN-NOTES/, expect by 0000 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 600 words)

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College Basketball

Finally ranked, Kentucky takes fight to Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - No. 25 Kentucky returned to the polls Monday. The Wildcats can overtake Florida in the SEC standings and invite more attention from pollsters by knocking off the No. 7 Gators. (BKC-FLORIDA-KENTUCKY-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect by 0230 GMT/9:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

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Battle of Michigan: Michigan at Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. - This is the first meeting between the Big Ten rivals as top-10 teams. No. 4 Michigan last beat the Spartans on their home floor when MSU had a top-10 ranking in Magic Johnson's freshman season. (BKC-MICHIGANST-MICHIGAN-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, by Dana Gauruder, 700 words)

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CBK Notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTES/, expect by 0000 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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National Hockey League

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

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Hurricanes at Devils

NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils are scoring with a shared goaltender approach - Johan Hedberg's 0.65 GAA is particularly noteworthy - and their offense is holding its own, too, with 15 goals in the past six games. (HKN-DEVILS-HURRICANES-WRITETHRU/ (PIX), expect by 0300 GMT/10 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

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NHL notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (HKN-NOTES/, expect by 0000 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 600 words)

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Olympics

IOC recommends to cut wrestling from 2020 Olympics

LAUSANNE - Wrestling was left in a state of shock after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a surprise recommendation on Tuesday to drop the sport from the 2020 Games.

(OLYMPICS-SPORTS/ (UPDATE 6), moved; may be led, by Karolos Grohmann, 975 words)

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Reversal king Sanderson remains optimistic

WASHINGTON - Former Olympic and NCAA champion Cael Sanderson says he's saddened that the IOC wants to drop wrestling from the Games but remains optimistic that an outcry against the move will save the sport from the chopping block. (OLYMPICS/WRESTLING-US, expect by 2030 GMT/3:30 PM ET, by Steve Ginsburg, 450 words)

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Russian weightlifter stripped of Athens bronze medal

LAUSANNE - Russian weightlifter Oleg Perepetchenov is stripped of his 2004 Olympic bronze medal after a retest of his sample from the Athens Games returned positive for banned substance clenbuterol. (DOPING-OLYMPICS/PEREPETECHENOV (UPDATE 1), moved; may be led, by Karolos Grohmann, 200 words)

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South Korean Park to get London Games soccer medal

LAUSANNE - South Korean soccer player Park Jong-woo will receive his bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics despite triggering a diplomatic dispute in a match against Japan. (OLYMPICS-SOUTHKOREA/PARK (UPDATE 1), moved, by Karolos Grohmann, 250 words)

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Pakistan close to an Olympic ban, says IOC

LAUSANNE - Pakistan could soon join neighbors India as Olympic outcasts with the International Olympic Committee considering suspending the country over what it said is government interference. OLYMPICS-PAKISTAN/BAN, moved; may be led, by Karolos Grohmann, 200 words)

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Golf

Donald heads strong field at Riviera Country Club

PACIFIC PALISADES, California - British world No. 3 Luke Donald heads the strongest PGA Tour field of the season for this week's Northern Trust Open at iconic Riviera Country Club where 11 other players ranked in the top 20 will be competing. We preview the seventh event on the 2013 PGA Tour. (GOLF-PGA/ (PREVIEW, PIX), expect by 0100 GMT/8 PM ET, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 450 words)

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Donald turns to Michael Jordan to improve mental approach

World No. 3 Luke Donald, desperate to shrug off the unwanted tag of 'one of the best golfers never to win a major', turns to NBA great Michael Jordan in a bid to improve his mental approach. (GOLF-PGA/DONALD, moved, 600 words)

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Major League Baseball

Indians strike deal with base-stealer Bourn

The New York Mets were in talks with Michael Bourn, but the free agent outfielder instead reaches a deal with the more aggressive Cleveland Indians, who add their third outfielder of the offseason in Bourn, who joins Drew Stubbs (via trade, Reds) and Nick Swisher (free agent). (BBO-INDIANS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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'Bow to the King? Mariners, Felix still talking

The Seattle Mariners and "King" Felix Hernandez continue talking, but appear no closer to completing a reported seven-year deal worth more than $175 million. The Mariners say the two sides are still talking despite reports the team is concerned about his right elbow. (BBO-MARINERS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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MLB notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (BKN-NOTES/, expect by 0000 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 600 words)

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Alpine Skiing

Funding scheme pays off for American team

SCHLADMING - Even without their two biggest names, Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller, the American ski team is enjoying a great world championships, with two golds for Ted Ligety and a bronze for Julia Mancuso. (ALPINE SKIING-WORLD/AMERICANS, moved, by Patrick Lang, 650 words)

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Soccer

Beckham meets PSG team mates in Valencia

Former L.A. Galaxy captain David Beckham joins up with his new French club Paris St Germain in Valencia where they will play their Champions League last-16 first-leg match. (SOCCER-FRANCE/PSG-BECKHAM, moved, 200 words)

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Lance Armstrong fallout

Fahey praises USADA exposure of Armstrong drug taking

LONDON - World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey praised on Tuesday the U.S. investigation which led to cyclist Lance Armstrong losing his seven Tour de France titles based on evidence which did not include a positive dope test. (DOPING-WADA/, moved, by John Mehaffey, 725 words)

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UCI renews call for truth and reconciliation commission

LONDON - The International Cycling Federation is calling again for a truth and reconciliation commission to examine its troubled sport following the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. (DOPING-WADA/CYCLING, moved, by John Mehaffey, 400 words)

See also: LONDON - Virtually all the raw materials used by criminal gangs throughout the world to produce illegal performance-enhancing drugs come from China, World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman says. (DOPING-WADA/HOWMAN (INTERVIEW), moved, by John Mehaffey, 550 words)

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Tennis

Nadal renews attack on hard courts

SAO PAULO - Former world No. 1 Rafa Nadal has renews his attack on hard courts as he prepares for the second tournament on his comeback trail at the Brazil Open. (TENNIS-BRAZIL/NADAL, moved, by Andrew Downie, 500 words)

See also: Serena Williams begins her campaign to return to world No. 1 at the Qatar Open with a routine, straight sets win over Russian Daria Gavrilova. (TENNIS-WOMAN/DOHA)

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