Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Thursday, Sept 14

Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Thursday:

OLYMPICS

IOC crowns Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2028 in unique double

Paris was awarded the 2024 summer Olympics and Los Angeles the 2028 Games on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation. (OLYMPICS-IOC/ (UPDATE 4, TV, PIX), moved, by Karolos Grohmann, 400 words)

Games won't solve our problems, say Paris suburb residents

SAINT-DENIS - As French officials uncorked the champagne to celebrate securing the 2024 Olympics, in Saint-Denis, the underprivileged district just north of Paris where much of the Games will be hosted, not everyone was preparing to party.(OLYMPICS-2024/SAINTDENIS (PIX, TV), moved, by Ingrid Melander, 650 words)

SOCCER

Europa League

LONDON- Seven-times European champions AC Milan lead a cast of 48 teams who kick off the group stage of the Europa League. (SOCCER-EUROPE/500 words, expect at 2100 GMT/5 PM ET)

Premier League

We will bring you all the latest news ahead of the weekend's Premier League matches with our Showcase game featuring Roy Hodgson in charge of bottom side Crystal Palace for the first time when they host Southampton. (SOCCER-ENGLAND-CRY/)

GOLF

PGA Tour: BMW Championship (to 17), Lake Forest, Illinois

World number one Dustin Johnson is defending champion at the penultimate event of the PGA Tour season at Conway Farms, where 70 players will vie to be among the 30 to advance to the Tour Championship and a chance of collecting the $10 million bonus for the winner of the season-long points competition. (GOLF-BMW/, expect first copy by 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, 400 words)

RUGBY

Rugby Championship

Australia and Argentina name teams for Canberra clash

SYDNEY - Australia and Argentina name their team for the Rugby Championship clash on Saturday in Canberra, where both sides will be looking for their first wins of the campaign. (RUGBY-CHAMPIONSHIP-AUS-ARG/ expect by 0600 GMT/2 AM ET, 400 words)

New Zealand v South Africa (16)

All Blacks coach Hansen expecting physical Springboks

AUCKLAND - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen expects a physical encounter against a resurgent South Africa in the Rugby Championship with Kane Hames given his first start in the pack at North Harbour Stadium. (RUGBY-UNION-CHAMPIONSHIP-NZL-ZAF/ (PREVIEW), expect by 0800 GMT/4 AM ET, 400 words)

We will also move an accompanying FACTBOX, the South African team announcement (RUGBY-UNION-CHAMPIONSHIP-ZAF/TEAM) and spot news and sidebars on merit.

MOTOR RACING

Singapore Grand Prix

Formula One braced for big announcements

SINGAPORE - Formula One is braced for some big announcements, with McLaren and Honda expected to confirm a parting of the ways and new partners for 2018. Fernando Alonso's future at McLaren is also in the spotlight. (MOTOR-F1-SINGAPORE/, (PIX), (TV), expect from 0700 GMT, by Abhishek Takle, 400 words)

We will also have stories from around the paddock.

BASEBALL

Nats’ Scherzer and Dodgers’ Darvish in action

Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals host the Atlanta Braves while Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish tries to snap a three-game skid when his Los Angeles Dodgers visit the San Francisco Giants in two of the 15 games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-MLB-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0530 GMT/1:30 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 800 words)

NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS

Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0000 GMT/8 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

(Asia desk editor: Ian Ransom)

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