Here are the top sports stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 7:30 p.m GMT/ 2:30 p.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect



'Ochocinco' takes aim at XFL ... as a kicker

Former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Chad Johnson is hoping to get a kick out of the XFL’s reboot this spring. Literally.


Jarry suspended after testing positive for banned substances

Chile’s Nicolas Jarry has been provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after testing positive for two banned substances at last year’s Davis Cup finals in Madrid, the sport’s international governing body said on Tuesday.


Capitals re-sign center Backstrom to five-year, $46 million deal

The Washington Capitals re-signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year, $56 million contract on Monday.




Monitoring development after Japanese badminton player injured in Malaysia crash

Monitoring development as Japanese badminton player Kento Momota is being treated at Putrajaya hospital for injuries sustained from a vehicle crash in Malaysia, just hours after he secured his first victory of the season at the Malaysia Masters on Sunday.

Jan 15


Basketball-Kobe Bryant discusses resurgent Lakers and his growing interest in MLS

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant speaks to Reuters about the Los Angeles Lakers return to the top of the standings after years of under performing, his all but guaranteed induction into the basketball Hall of Fame this year and his interest in becoming involved with a Major League Soccer franchise.

Jan 15


Cricket - England tour of South Africa - South Africa press conference

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis holds a media conference on the eve of the third test against England at St George's Park

15 Jan 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Cricket - England tour of South Africa - England press conference

England skipper Joe Root holds a media conference on the eve of the third test against hosts South Africa at St George's Park

15 Jan 06:30 ET / 11:30 GMT


Rallying - Dakar Rally

Stage 10 of the Dakar Rally is a 608-kilometer route from Haradh to Shubaytah.

15 Jan 10:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


Olympics-Tokyo 2020 ticket designs unveiled

The official designs for tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are unveiled in the Japanese capital.

15 Jan 21:15 ET / 02:15 GMT


Rugby Union - Six Nations - Wales squad announcement Wales announce their squad for the upcoming Six Nations.

15 Jan 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Soccer - England - FA Cup Third Round Replay - Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough

Tottenham take on Middlesbrough looking to keep their FA Cup hopes alive. We will also wrap the rest of the night's replay action

14 Jan 15:05 ET / 20:05 GMT


Soccer - Italy - Coppa Italia round of 16

Troubled AC Milan host SPAL in the Coppa Italia round of 16 which also features Juventus against Udinense and Fiorentina against Atalanta.

15 Jan 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


Tennis - ATP 250 - Adelaide International Round two of the Adelaide International - an ATP 250 tournament.

15 Jan 19:30 ET / 00:30 GMT


Tennis - WTA Premier - Adelaide International

The second round of the Adelaide International - a WTA Premier tournament

15 Jan 19:30 ET / 00:30 GMT


Tennis-Barty to soak up pressure of hopeful Australia Bringing the world number one ranking and Grand Slam success to the Australian Open, home hero Ash Barty will carry a heavy burden of expectation to deliver the goods at Melbourne Park.

15 Jan 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT


Tennis-Dominant Djokovic aims for eight in Melbourne Novak Djokovic arrives at Melbourne Park ion the back of an emotional Serbian triumph in the ATP Cup looking for an eighth Australian Open title.

15 Jan 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT


Tennis-Federer eyeing another miracle in Melbourne Roger Federer came under pressure from teenaged environmental activist Greta Thunberg last week but while that may sting, his immediate concern will be the more familiar challenge of winning the Australian Open.

15 Jan 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT


Tennis-Maverick Medvedev looks to build on stellar 2019 in Melbourne

U.S. Open finalist Daniil Medvedev will be expected to build on his breakthrough 2019 season at the Australian Open but will need to keep his cool in the Melbourne heat for a chance win his first Grand Slam title.

15 Jan 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT

TENNIS-AUSOPEN/NADAL Tennis-Timing of Melbourne is finally right for Nadal After finally beginning a season with no injury concerns, Rafa Nadal has as clean a shot at the Australian Open as he could hope for as he takes aim at equalling Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles.

15 Jan 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT


Tennis-Tsitsipas is favorite for Grand Slam breakthrough in 2020

Breaking the stranglehold that Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have had on the Grand Slam titles for a decade and a half has been nearly impossible in recent years but if anyone can do it in 2020 then it is Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.

15 Jan 20:00 ET / 01:00 GMT


Tennis - WTA International - Hobart International Day three of the Hobart International - the 27th edition of the tournament at the Domain Tennis Centre in Tasmania acts as a warm up for the Australian Open.

15 Jan 19:00 ET / 00:00 GMT



Field Level Media-NFL notebook

Wrapping up the day in NFL news and notes.

15 Jan 8:45 p.m. ET



Field Level Media-NBA notebook

News and notes from around the NBA

15 Jan 9 p.m. ET



Field Level Media-NHL notebook

News and notes from around the NHL

Jan 15

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