Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule on Saturday, Jan 13

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 3 p.m. on Saturday. All times ET.

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Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dead at 89

WASHINGTON - Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, ABC said on Saturday (PEOPLE-KEITHJACKSON/ (PIX), moved at 1:50 p.m., by Bill Trott, 723 words) See also: FOOTBALL-NCAA/KEITHJACKSON-DIES, expect by 4 p.m., Adam Jacobi, Field Level Media)


Falcons tangle with Eagles

PHILADELPHIA - 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 8:30 p.m. ET, by Field Level Media, 400 words)

Patriots start chase for Super Bowl title against Titans

BOSTON - 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 midnight ET, by Field Level Media, 400 words)

Slug convention example: FOOTBALL-NFL-ATL-PHL

Falcons at Eagles, 4:35 ET

Titans at Patriots, 8:15 ET

NFL divisional playoff primer

Take 5: Matchups that will decide Vikings-Saints

-- Breaking down the matchups that will determine the divisional playoff matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints (FOOTBALL-NFL-MIN-NO, moved, Jeff Reynolds, Field Level Media)

Vikings unconcerned by Keenum’s limited playoff credentials

-- In the divisional playoff matchup between Case Keenum’s Vikings and Drew Brees’ Saints, head coach Mike Zimmer gave the Minnesota quarterback an interesting edge (FOOTBALL-NFL-MIN/ZIMMER/KEENUM, moved, Jeff Reynolds, Field Level Media)

Vikings activate QB Bradford off injured reserve

-- The Minnesota Vikings activated quarterback Sam Bradford off injured reserve Saturday and moved him to the 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints (FOOTBALL-NFL-MIN/BRADFORD, moved, Field Level Media)

Take 5: Matchups that will decide Steelers-Jaguars

-- Breaking down the matchups that will determine the divisional playoff matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers-Jacksonville Jaguars (FOOTBALL-NFL-PIT-JAC, moved, Andy Jasner, Field Level Media)

Steelers eye AFC title rematch but edgy Jaguars no pushover

-- This is the matchup quarterback Ben Roethlisberger asked for after the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the regular season (FOOTBALL-NFL-PIT-JAC, moved, Derek Harper, Field Level Media)


Texans hire Gaine as GM, give extension to O'Brien

-- The Houston Texans hired Brian Gaine as general manager and extended the contract of head coach Bill O'Brien, the team announced Saturday (FOOTBALL-NFL-HOU/GAINE-OBRIEN, moved, Field Level Media)

Report: Knee injury contributed to Newton's fall after hit to head

-- A bothersome knee injury was reportedly a contributing factor as to why Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton staggered to the ground and struggled to stay balanced after a hard hit to the head in last Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff loss (FOOTBALL-NFL-CAR/NEWTON, moved, Field Level Media)


Duke’s Coach K to miss game due to virus

-- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will miss Saturday’s game against Wake Forest due to a virus (BASKETBALL-NCAA-DUKE/KRZYZEWSKI, expect by 1:45 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)

College basketball game coverage, Jan 13, listed by conference

Slug convention example: BASKETBALL-NCAA-STAN-UCLA

Wake Forest at No. 7 Duke, 12 ET

Kansas State at No. 12 Kansas, 12 ET

Georgetown at No. 13 Seton Hall, 12 ET

Michigan at No. 4 Michigan State, 12 ET

No. 5 Purdue at Minnesota, 12 ET

Dartmouth at Boston College, 1 ET

No. 16 TCU at No. 9 Oklahoma, 1 ET

Florida at Ole Miss, 1 ET

South Carolina at Georgia, 1 ET

Colorado at UCLA, 1:30 ET

Syracuse at No. 23 Florida State, 2 ET

Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh, 2 ET

No. 2 WVU at No. 8 Texas Tech, 2 ET

No. 25 Creighton at No. 10 Xavier, 2 ET

Oregon at No. 17 Arizona, 2 ET

No. 18 Miami at No. 19 Clemson, 3 ET

Baylor at Iowa State, 3 ET

No. 22 Auburn at Miss State, 3:30 ET

Virginia Tech at Louisville, 4 ET

Cal at Washington State, 4 ET

No. 21 Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 4 ET

Texas at Oklahoma State, 5 ET

No. 20 North Carolina at Notre Dame, 6 ET

Oregon State at No. 11 Arizona State, 6 ET

Texas A&M at No. 24 Tennessee, 6 ET

Missouri at Arkansas, 6 ET

No. 14 Cincinnati at USF, 7 ET

No. 5 Wichita State at Tulsa, 7:30 ET

No. 1 Villanova at St. John's, 8 ET

Stanford at Washington, 8 ET

Alabama at LSU, 8:30 ET

No. 15 Gonzaga at San Francisco, 9:30 ET


Mavs sign Collinsworth to 10-day contract

-- The Dallas Maverick signed guard Kyle Collinsworth to a 10-day contract, the team announced on Saturday (BASKETBALL-NBA-DAL/COLLINSWORTH, moved, Field Level Media)

NBA game coverage, Jan 13

Slug convention example: BASKETBALL-NBA-GSW-HOU

Lakers at Mavericks, 2 ET

Kings at Clippers, 3:30 ET

Thunder at Hornets, 5 ET

Nets at Wizards, 7 ET

Warriors at Raptors, 7:30 ET

Pistons at Bulls, 8 ET

Nuggets at Spurs, 8:30 ET


NHL game coverage, Jan 13

Slug convention example: ICEHOCKEY-NHL-FLA-BOS

N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 1 ET

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1 ET

Winnipeg at Minnesota, 7 ET

Boston at Montreal, 7 ET

Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 ET

Colorado at Dallas, 9 ET

Edmonton at Vegas, 10 ET

Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 ET

Arizona at San Jose, 10:30 ET


Report: Padres agree to 3-year deal with All-Star Hand

-- The San Diego Padres have reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with left-handed reliever Brad Hand that includes $18-20 million in guaranteed money (BASKETBALL-MLB-SAN/HAND, moved, Field Level Media)


Third round: Sony Open, Waialae Country Club, Honolulu

-- Brian Harman shot a 7-under 63 on Friday and enters the weekend with a three-shot lead at the Sony Open (GOLF-PGA-SONYOPEN, expect by 7:30 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)


Australian Open (Jan 15-28)

Returning Djokovic still managing elbow injury

ELBOURNE - Former world number one Novak Djokovic admits his elbow is not yet 100 percent as the Serb prepares to return from six months out at the Australian Open (TENNIS-AUSOPEN/DJOKOVIC (PIX), moved, 395 words)

Uncle Toni still 'more than anything' for Nadal

MELBOURNE - World number one Rafa Nadal embarks on a new era without his coach and uncle in the players' box at the Australian Open but the Spaniard said he would always welcome advice from his lifelong mentor with open arms (TENNIS-AUSOPEN/NADAL (PIX), moved, 474 words)

First grand slam title was 'overwhelming', says Stephens

MELBOURNE - Without a victory since her stunning U.S. Open triumph last September, American Sloane Stephens admitted on Saturday that the experience of becoming a grand slam winner had been "overwhelming" (TENNIS-AUSOPEN/STEPHENS (PIX), moved, 363 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 11:45 p.m. 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)ng herself a welcome boost ahead of next week's Australian Open. (TENNIS-SYDNEY/ (PIX), moved, 300 words)

01/13/2018 15:06

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