Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Saturday

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Saturday:


Premier League (1500 unless stated)

Chelsea v Leicester City

Crystal Palace v Burnley

Huddersfield Town v West Ham United

Newcastle United v Swansea City

Watford v Southampton

West Bromwich Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton (1730)

Chelsea, Spurs continue battle for top four

LONDON - Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur continue their bid for top four spots with home games against Leicester City and Everton respectively while several teams resume their battle against relegation. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/ (PIX), by Neil Robinson and Ian Chadband, expect from 1700 GMT/12 PM ET, 500 words)

La Liga

Real Madrid v Villarreal (1515)

Eibar v Atlético Madrid (1730)

Deportivo La Coruña v Valencia (1945)

Faltering Real meet Villarreal, Atleti take on Eibar

MADRID - Real Madrid face Villarreal at home looking for a victory to help revive their league form after falling 16 points behind leaders Barcelona, while second-placed Atletico Madrid visit Eibar without banned striker Diego Costa. (SOCCER-SPAIN/, expect by 1715 GMT/1.15 PM ET, by Richard Martin, 400 words)

Bundesliga (1430 unless stated)

Werder Bremen v Hoffenheim

Eintracht Frankfurt v Freiburg

Augsburg v Hamburger SV

Hanover 96 v Mainz 05

Stuttgart v Hertha BSC

RB Leipzig v Schalke 04 (1830)

Schalke look to cut gap on leaders Bayern

BERLIN - Second-placed Schalke visit Leipzig looking to cut the 14-point gap to leaders Bayern Munich who stretched their lead with a win at fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen on Friday. (SOCCER-GERMANY/ (PIX), expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, 400 words)

Ligue 1 (1900 unless stated)

Rennes v Olympique Marseille (1600)

Caen v Lille

Dijon v Metz

Montpellier v AS Monaco

Nice v Amiens SC

Troyes v Bordeaux

Monaco visit Montpellier in bid to cut gap at the top

PARIS - Second-placed AS Monaco, who trail leaders Paris St Germain by nine points, visit Montpellier while Olympique de Marseille in fourth travel to Stade Rennais as Ligue 1 action resumes after the winter break. (SOCCER-FRANCE/ (PIX), expect by 2100 GMT/4 PM ET, by Julien Pretot, 400 words)


Australian Open (15-28)

Nadal, Djokovic hold news conferences at Melbourne Park

AUSTRALIA - Top seed Rafa Nadal and six-times champion Novak Djokovic are among the leading players previewing the tournament during media conferences at Melbourne Park. (TENNIS-AUSOPEN/, expect throughout, by Ian Ransom, 400 words)

Sydney International

Kerber issues Australian Open warning with Sydney triumph

SYDNEY - Former world number one Angelique Kerber continued her 2018 resurgence with a 6-4 6-4 win over Ashleigh Barty in the Sydney International final on Saturday, giving herself a welcome boost ahead of next week's Australian Open. (TENNIS-SYDNEY/ (PIX), moved, 300 words)

Hobart International

Mertens defends Hobart title after edging rain-hit final

HOBART - Belgian Elise Mertens defeated Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania 6-1 4-6 6-3 in a rain-interrupted final to defend her Hobart International title on Saturday. (TENNIS-HOBART/WOMEN, moved, 300 words)

Auckland Classic

Bautista Agut beats Del Potro to win Auckland title

AUCKLAND - Roberto Bautista Agut continued to shine in New Zealand when the Spaniard won his second Auckland Classic title with a 6-1 4-6 7-5 victory over second seed Juan Martin Del Potro on Saturday. (TENNIS-AUCKLAND/MEN, moved, 400 words)


South African Open

Saddier shares lead with Paisley in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - Adrien Saddier of France shares the lead with England's Chris Paisley at 13-under-par heading into the third round of the European Tour's South African Open.(GOLF-EUROPEAN/, expect by 1700 GMT/12 PM ET, 300 words)

EurAsia Cup (to 14)

Asia rally to stay one point clear of Europe in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - Asia made a strong comeback after trailing early to split Saturday's EurAsia Cup foursomes with Europe as the hosts maintained a one-point lead over the defending champions going into the final day's 12 singles matches. (GOLF-EURASIA/, expect by 1000 GMT/5 AM ET, 300 words)


PGA Tour: Sony Open, Honolulu, Hawaii (to 14)

Third round action from the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. (GOLF-SONYOPEN/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, 400 words)


South Africa v India, second test

Markram shines as Proteas make solid start to second test

PRETORIA - South Africa's Aiden Markram fell six runs short of what would have been a sparkling century as the hosts continued to dominate the opening day of the second test against India, reaching 182 for two at tea on Saturday. (CRICKET-TEST-ZAF-IND/ (UPDATE 1), moved, by Nick Said, 400 words)


World Cup

Feuz leads from front to win for second time at Wengen

WENGEN, Switzerland - Swiss Beat Feuz led from the front on Saturday to win the downhill at Wengen, one of the oldest and most prestigious races of the World Cup skiing season, for the second time. (ALPINE SKIING/MEN, moved, by Brian Homewood, 300 words)

Women's World Cup

Brignone revels in tough conditions to win Super G

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria - Italian Federica Brignone won the women's World Cup Super G race on Saturday, saying she reveled in the tough conditions which forced organizers to switch the program. (ALPINE SKIING/WOMEN (PIX), moved, 200 words)


Canada's top figure skaters, including nine time national champion Patrick Chan and world medallists Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman, vie for spots on the Canadian Olympic team at the national championships in Vancouver. (FIGURESKATING-CANCHAMP/, expect by 0445 GMT/11:45 PM ET, 300 words)


We are moving a series of features and previews ahead of the Feb. 9-25 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Shoma Uno

TOKYO - Shoma Uno first stepped on a rink aged five but with the rough-and-tumble of skating in his sights. Fifteen years later he is hard on the heels of his famed countryman, Yuzuru Hanyu, but still in his shadow. (OLYMPICS-2018-FIGS/UNO (PIX), moved, by Elaine Lies, 600 words)

Wakaba Higuchi

TOKYO - Wakaba Higuchi makes her Olympics debut in an unusual rebuilding year for Japanese women in a nation of rabid skating fans. (OLYMPICS-2018-FIGS/HIGUCHI (PIX), moved, by Elaine Lies, 700 words)

Patrick Chan

TORONTO - Patrick Chan hopes it will be third time lucky as he tries again for gold after settling for silver in 2014 - but the Canadian ruefully acknowledges his biggest enemy may be himself. (OLYMPICS-2018-FIGS/CHAN (PIX), moved, by Steve Keating, 600 words)


Falcons tangle with Eagles

The Atlanta Falcons, last year's Super Bowl losers, try to knock off the National Football Conference's top team, the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFL divisional round playoff game. (FOOTBALL-NFL-PHI-ATL/, expect by 0130 GMT/8:30 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 400 words)

Patriots start chase for Super Bowl title against Titans

The reigning Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots begin their quest for another NFL title when the underdog Tennessee Titans visit for an American Football Conference division round playoff game. (FOOTBALL-NFL-NEP-TEN/, expect by 0515 GMT/12:15 AM ET, by Field Level Media, 400 words)


Warriors, Raptors clash in Toronto

The Golden State Warriors, the top team in the Western Conference, travel to Toronto for a clash with the Raptors, the East's number two team, and the San Antonio Spurs are home to the struggling Denver Nuggets in two of the seven games on the National Basketball Association’s schedule. (BASKETBALL-NBA/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 500 words)


Jets take off for Minnesota

The Winnipeg Jets take on the Minnesota Wild in a Central Division clash while Atlantic Division members the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens meet up in Montreal in two of the nine games on the National Hockey League schedule. (ICEHOCKEY-NHL/HIGHLIGHTS, expect by 0530 GMT/12:30 AM ET, by Field Level Media, 800 words)


Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0100 GMT/8 PM ET, by Field Level Media, 500 words)


Dakar rally, stage seven

Stage seven of the Dakar Rally goes from La Paz to the Uyuni salt lake in Bolivia. (MOTOR-RALLY-DAKAR/ (PIX, TV), expect by 1800 GMT/1 PM ET, 300 words)


Men's European championship (to 28)

Germany and Denmark start their EHF EURO 2018 campaigns

ZAGREB - Holders Germany and Olympic champions Denmark will be strong favorites when they face Montenegro and Hungary respectively in their opening games at the European handball championship in Croatia. (HANDBALL-EURO/ (PIX), expect by 2200 GMT/5 PM ET, by Zoran Milosavljevic, 300 words) (Europe Desk Editor: Ken Ferris)

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