Here are the top sports stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 2 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect



China basketball fans wave national flags at arena in row over HK tweet

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Hundreds of Chinese basketball fans waved national flags in a Shanghai arena on Thursday ahead of an NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets amid a huge backlash against a tweet backing anti-China protests in Hong Kong.


Kipchoge compares sub-two hour marathon to going to the moon

VIENNA (Reuters) - Kenya’s world record holder Eliud Kipchoge has compared running a sub two-hour marathon to going to the moon before his unofficial attempt in Vienna on Saturday to become the first athlete to break the barrier.


Iranian women attend first soccer match in 40 years

Iranian women entered the country’s national stadium in Tehran on Thursday after being able to purchase tickets for a national team game for the first time in 40 years.



2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Stuttgart hosts the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Day seven of the championships features the women's all-around final.

10 Oct 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT



Soccer - Euro 2020 Qualifier - England news conference

England manager Gareth Southgate and a player speak to the media in Prague ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifier against Czech Republic.

10 Oct 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


Soccer - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Netherlands v Northern Ireland

The Netherlands can dislodge Northern Ireland out of second place in Group C of the Euro 2020 qualifiers if they take all three points in this sold-out clash in Rotterdam

10 Oct 14:45 ET / 18:45 GMT


Soccer - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Croatia v Hungary

Croatia play Hungary in Group E of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

The match report will also include highlights of the group's other fixture, Slovakia v Wales.

10 Oct 14:45 ET / 18:45 GMT



Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - Quarter-final qualification scenarios

A look at the qualification scenarios as teams battle for a place in the quarter-finals.

10 Oct 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - Japan announce team to play Scotland

Japan coach Jamie Joseph names his team to face Scotland in their pivotal Rugby World Cup quarter-final match.

11 Oct 00:30 ET / 04:30 GMT


Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - Scotland name team to face Japan

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend names his team to face hosts Japan in their pivotal Rugby World Cup Pool A match.

11 Oct 04:30 ET / 08:30 GMT


Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - Australia v Georgia

Australia play Georgia in their Rugby World Cup Pool D game in Shizouka.

11 Oct 06:15 ET / 10:15 GMT


Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - Ireland v Samoa - News conferences & training

Ireland prepare to play Samoa in their Rugby World Cup Pool A game in Fukuoka

11 Oct 06:45 ET / 10:45 GMT



Golf - European Tour - Italian Open

Action from day two of the Italian Open at the Olgiata Golf Club in Rome.

11 Oct


Golf - PGA Tour: Houston Open second round

Second round coverage from Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas.

11 Oct


Motor racing - Formula One - Japanese Grand Prix - Practice

Action from the first two practice sessions of the Japanese Grand Prix.

11 Oct 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT


Cricket - India v South Africa - Second test

India and South Africa meet in the second test at Ranchi.

11 Oct


Athletics-Former Salazar runners speak ahead of Chicago marathon

Defending champion Mo Farah and 2017 winner Galen Rupp, who were coached by recently-banned Alberto Salazar, speak to the media ahead of Sunday’s Chicago Marathon

11 Oct


Tennis - ATP 1000 - Shanghai Masters

Action from quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

11 Oct 00:00 ET / 04:00 GMT

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