Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:30 PM ET on Friday, April 21

April 21 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:30 PM ET on Friday:

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Mets LF Cespedes to undergo MRI on hamstring

Slugging New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring and manager Terry Collins called the injury "a concern.." (BBO-METS-NEWS-CESPEDES, moved, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

The Sports Xchange covers all MLB games. Friday schedule:

N.Y. Yankees at Pittsburgh 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta at Philadelphia 7:05 p.m.

Boston at Baltimore 7:05 p.m.

Houston at Tampa Bay 7:05 p.m.

Chi. Cubs at Cincinnati 7:05 p.m.

Washington at N.Y. Mets 7:05 p.m.

Kansas City at Texas 8:05 p.m.

Cleveland at Chi. White Sox 8:05 p.m.

Detroit at Minnesota 8:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Milwaukee 8:05 p.m.

San Francisco at Colorado 8:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Arizona 9:40 p.m.

Seattle at Oakland 10:05 p.m.

Toronto at L.A. Angels 10:07 p.m.

Miami at San Diego 10:05 p.m.

MLB notebook

News and notes from around the league. (MLB-NOTEBOOK, expect by 8 p.m. ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

MLB roundup

Capsule recaps of Friday’s games. (MLB-ROUNDUP, expect by 8 p.m. ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

NBA PLAYOFFS

Bulls PG Rondo gone with thumb injury

CHICAGO – The upset bid of the No. 8 seed Chicago Bulls took a direct hit with news that point guard Rajon Rondo is out with a fractured thumb. (BKN-BULLS-NEWS-RONDO, moved, The Sports Xchange, 350 words)

The Sports Xchange covers all NBA playoff games. Friday schedule:

Boston at Chicago 700 p.m.

Houston at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Utah 10:00 p.m.

NBA notebook

News and notes from around the NBA. (BKN-NOTEBOOK, expect by 7:30 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 375 words)

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

TSX Stanley Cup playoff coverage Friday:

Toronto at Washington 7:00 p.m.

Boston at Ottawa 7:30 p.m.

NHL notebook

News and notes from around the league. (HKN-NOTEBOOK, expect first version by 9:45 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 375 words)

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GOLF

Grace leads Valero Texas Open after first-round 66

SAN ANTONIO – Branden Grace had seven birdies in his first 14 holes and settled for a 6-under-par 66 to establish a one-shot lead after the first round of the Valero Texas Open (GLF-PGA-FIRSTLEDE-WRITETHRU-TEXASOPEN, expect ASAP after second round, The Sports Xchange, by Steve Habel, 700 words)

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

NFL 2017 schedule released

NFL champion New England gets the opening act in the 2017 season on Thursday night football. The full 2017 schedule is released at 7 p.m. ET. (FBN-NEWS-SCHEDULE, moved The Sports Xchange, 800 words)

TEN TO WATCH: Early headliners from the 2017 NFL schedule (FBN-COLUMN-SCHEDULE, expect ASAP after schedule becomes official, The Sports Xchange, by Howard Balzer, 800 words)

On The Clock: NFL draft series

Team needs, and analysis of the best fit for all 32 teams entering the 2017 NFL Draft. NFC and AFC West teams, including the San Francisco 49ers, who own the No. 2 overall pick. (FBN-ANALYSIS-BROWNSONTHECLOCK, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Frank Cooney, 790 words)

MILLER: Finding QB pivotal for would-be contenders

If you need something, you better go get it, and that's a lesson that would apply to the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears as they head into the draft with the first three selections. (FBN-COLUMN-QBDRAFT, moved, The Sports Xchange, by Ira Miller, 945 words)

NFL notebook

News and notes from around the NFL. (FBN-NOTEBOOK, expect by 6:30 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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