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Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 3:40 PM EST on Wednesday, March 6

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March 6 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 3:40 PM ET on Wednesday:

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

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National Football League

Poor investments leave Eagles' secondary as primary concern

By the end of business today, the top two cornerbacks on the Philadelphia Eagles' depth chart aren't likely to be Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, but Brandon Boykin and Curtis Marsh. (FBN-EAGLES-COLUMN/, expect by 0030 GMT/7:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 575 words)

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Manziel claims title, not NFL will be focus in 2013

Johnny Football might be the big man on campus for another year at Texas A&M, but it's entirely plausible -- he claims -- he'll stay in College Station beyond the 2013 season. (FBN-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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Revis on the move? Reports indicate Jets intent on trade

The Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers deny reported interest in trading for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, but reports point to a deal getting done. (FBN-JETS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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London's calling: Fletcher planning 16th NFL season

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher undergoes surgery on the left ankle and has scheduled elbow surgery for later this month. He plans to play again next season at age 38. (FBN-REDSKINS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

See also: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues his express his strong desire to turn football into a safer sport. (FBN-NEWS)

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Former Chargers GM named Redskins executive

The Washington Redskins name former San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith as a senior executive. (FBN-REDSKINS-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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NFL Notebook

The latest news and notes from around the league. (FBN-NOTES/, expect by 0030 GMT/7:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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National Basketball Association

The Sports Xchange covers all NBA games; key matchup highlighted below

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Ailing Bulls draw Spurs

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs are without point guard Tony Parker, but the Chicago Bulls have no sympathy considering their thinned roster that will take on the Western Conference leader at AT&T Center. (BKN-SPURS-BULLS-WRITERTHRU/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

See also: The Indiana Pacers have mixed news on forward Danny Granger, saying the latest examination shows no new damage to his sore left knee but that he will be sidelined at least a week. (NBA-PACERS/GRANGER)

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NBA Notebook

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

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College Basketball

The Sports Xchange covers all Top 25 games; key matchups highlighted below

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Notre Dame could bolt for ACC next season

Notre Dame could move to the Atlantic Coast Conference as early this summer depending on whether the Big East allows the Irish an early exit, ESPN is reporting. (BKC-NOTREDAME-NEWS/, moved, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

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Hoyas hoping to put stranglehold on Big East title

PHILADELPHIA - Georgetown can lock up the Big East regular-season championship and stretch its current winning streak to 12 games when it visits Villanova. A loss makes Sunday's game at Syracuse a weighty regular-season finale. (BKC-GEORGETOWN-VILLANOVA-WRITERTHRU/ (PIX), expect by 0230 GMT/9:30 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

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CBK Notebook

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

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Golf

Apologetic McIlroy promises walk off will not happen again

MIAMI - Rory McIlroy acknowledges he was wrong to walk off mid-round at last week's Honda Classic and says his toothache was not bad enough to justify quitting the tournament. (GOLF-PGA/MCILROY (UPDATE 1, PIX), moved, by Simon Evans, 650 words)

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Contrite McIlroy hoping to find fun in the game again

MIAMI - If one thing is clear from Rory McIlroy's meeting with the media it's that five days of constant criticism and speculation have not embittered the 23-year-old Northern Irishman. (GOLF-PGA/MCILROY-ANALYSIS, moved, by Simon Evans, 775 words)

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'King Kong' Chapchai leads in happy hunting ground India

NEW DELHI - Thailand's Chapchai Nirat begins his bid to end a four-year title drought by grabbing a share of the lead with six-under-par 66 at the SAIL-SBI Open. (GOLF-ASIA/INDIA, moved, 400 words)

See also: JOHANNESBURG - Spain's Eduardo de la Riva and South Africans Justin Harding and Darren Lloyd earn a first appearance at the British Open after finishing in the top three at the African qualifying tournament. (GOLF-OPEN/QUALIFYING)

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Major League Baseball

Face of the Birds

Adam Jones is the face of the Baltimore Orioles and the franchise's most visible presence in the World Baseball Classic. (BBO-ORIOLES-NEWS/FEATURE, expect by 0100 GMT/8 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 450 words)

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Blue Jays considering personal catcher for Dickey

J.P. Arencibia will be R.A. Dickey's teammate at the World Baseball Classic, but he's not guaranteed to be the battery mate of Dickey in the regular season. (BBO-BLUEJAYS-NEWS/FEATURE, expect by 0045 GMT/7:45 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 450 words)

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MLB Notebook

The latest news and notes from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues. (BBO-NEWS/NOTES, expect by 0000 GMT/7 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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World Baseball Classic

Cuba sends a powerful message by beating Japan 6-3 with a long-ball display to close round-robin play in Asia as the only unbeaten team. (BASEBALL-WORLD/, moved, 400 words)

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National Hockey League

The Sports Xchange covers all NHL games; key matchup highlighted below

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Hawks host Avalanche

CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks (20-0-3) welcome the Colorado Avalanche and the chance to stretch their streak to 30 games without a regulation loss. (HKN-BLACKHAWKS-AVALANCHE-WRITERTHRU/ (PIX), expect by 0400 GMT/11 PM ET, The Sports Xchange, 700 words)

See also: The New York Rangers add a defenseman to their roster, claiming veteran Roman Hamrlik off waivers from the Washington Capitals. (HKN-RANGERS-CAPITALS-NEWS)

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NHL Notebook

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

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Track and Field

Suhr record will spur Isinbayeva, says Bubka

MOSCOW - American Jenn Suhr's world indoor pole vault record will give extra motivation to Russian Yelena Isinbayeva and push the sport forward generally, former Olympic and world champion Sergei Bubka says. (ATHLETICS/BUBKA (INTERVIEW), moved, by Gennady Fyodorov, 500 words)

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Tennis

Azarenka primed for her title defense at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, California - Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, who demolished Russia's Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-3 in last year's BNP Paribas Open final, talks to reporters about her title defense at the Indian Wells WTA tournament starting later this week. (TENNIS-INDIAN/WOMEN (PIX), expect by 0100 GMT/8 PM ET, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 400 words)

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Olympics

Australia Olympic chief stunned by wrestling's woes

SYDNEY - Leading Olympic official John Coates is "amazed" that wrestling is recommended for the axe from the Summer Games last month and thinks the sport still has a very good chance of retaining its place in the program. (OLYMPICS-WRESTLING/COATES, moved, by Nick Mulvenney, 600 words)

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Olympic chief says scandals damaged Australia's image

SYDNEY - Australia's Olympic chief John Coates is fearful the scandal surrounding the misbehavior of the swimming team at last year's London Games could lead to parents being reluctant to let their children take part in sport. (OLYMPICS-AUSTRALIA/COATES, moved, by Nick Mulvenney, 600 words)

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