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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Monday, June 19

Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Monday:

GOLF

U.S. Open

Koepka in box seat for maiden major

ERIN, Wisconsin – American Brooks Koepka had a three-stroke lead over Brian Harman heading into the final hole and was poised to win his first major (GOLF-USOPEN/ (PIX), expect shortly, by Steve Keating and Larry Fine, 400 words)

Meijer LPGA Classic

Canadian Henderson tames strong winds for fourth LPGA win

Canadian Brooke Henderson tamed strong winds to break out of a logjam and surge to a two-stroke victory at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday. (GOLF-WOMEN/, moved, 300 words)

RUGBY

British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand

Lions build toward first All Blacks test

WELLINGTON – We continue our buildup to the series-opener against the All Blacks, with the Lions hopefuls bidding for test places in the warmup against the Waikato Chiefs on Tuesday. (RUGBY-UNION-LIONS/)

Springboks hold news conference before next France test

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa hold a news conference as they begin the build-up to the final test against France at Ellis Park on Saturday. (RUGBY UNION-SAFRICA/, expect at 1130 GMT/7:30 AM ET, by Mark Gleeson, 400 words)

CRICKET

Champions Trophy final

Fakhar, Amir sparkle as Pakistan stun India

LONDON – Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir shone as Pakistan defied the odds to overwhelm arch-rivals India by 180 runs and pull off a major upset in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. (CRICKET-CHAMPIONSTROPHY-PAK-IND/, moved, by Ed Osmond, 400 words)

Also see CRICKET-CHAMPIONSTROPHY-PAK-IND/INDIA (PIX), PAKISTAN (PIX), MOMENTS (PIX) and for local reaction PAKISTAN-INDIA/CRICKET (TV, PIX)

SOCCER

Confederations Cup

Australia vs Germany (1500)

Second-string Germany face reeling Australia in Group B

MOSCOW – World Cup holders Germany, who have sent a second-string squad to Russia, take on Asian champions Australia, who were thrashed 4-0 by an understrength Brazil side last week, in the Confederations Cup group stage. (SOCCER-CONFEDERATIONS-AUS-GER/ (PIX, TV), expect by 1700 GMT/2 PM ET, 300 words)

Draw for Champions League qualifying rounds

NYON – Barely two weeks after Real Madrid won the Champions League for the 12th time, the draw for the first two qualifying rounds of next season’s competition takes place at UEFA headquarters. Partizan Belgrade and former European champions Celtic are among the teams in the hat. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/DRAW, expect from 1100 GMT/7 AM ET, by Brian Homewood, 300 words)

European club news

We will bring all the latest transfer news from around Europe as teams begin improving their squads for next season. (SOCCER-COUNTRY-TEAM/ expect throughout)

BASEBALL

Vargas makes pitch for 10th victory

Jason Vargas goes for his 10th win as the Kansas City Royals, finally showing promise after early-season struggles, visit the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers’ Yu Darvish takes a 6-4 record against the visiting Seattle Mariners in two of 15 games on the Major League Baseball schedule. (BASEBALL-MLB-HIGHLIGHTS/, expect by 0530 GMT/1:30 AM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 800 words)

NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS

Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (expect by 0000 GMT/8 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

NFL

New England’s Brady holds China training event to push NFL

BEIJING – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds a training event in Beijing to promote the NFL. (NFL-TOMBRADY/CHINA, 400 words)

TENNIS

Aegon Championships

Murray leads field in Wimbledon warm-up event

LONDON – Holder Andy Murray leads a high quality field this week at the Wimbledon warm-up event, including Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic, the man the Scot beat in last year’s final before beating him again in the Wimbledon showpiece. (TENNIS-LONDON/ (PIX, TV), expect throughout, 400 words)

Gerry Weber Open

Federer hoping for better grasscourt form in Halle

BERLIN – Roger Federer will hope this week to improve on Stuttgart where he lost to Tommy Haas in the second round after missing the claycourt season to better prepare for Wimbledon. The Swiss has won the Halle warmup event eight times. (TENNIS-HALLE/ (TV), expect throughout, by Karolos Grohmann, 400 words)

Mallorca Open

New mum Azarenka to make comeback in Mallorca

PALMA DE MALLORCA – Former world number one Victoria Azarenka makes her return this week after having a baby when she plays as a wildcard at Santa Ponsa, the second year of the grasscourt event. (TENNIS-MALLORCA/, expect throughout, by Martyn Herman, 400 words)

Aegon Classic

Kvitova returns to grass at Edgbaston

BIRMINGHAM, England – Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova returns to grasscourt tennis this week at the Aegon Classic just over six months after suffering a serious hand injury when an intruder broke into her home. (TENNIS-BIRMINGHAM/ (PIX), expect throughout, by Simon Evans, 400 words)

ROWING

Rowing at Henley is not all about the men

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England – There is more to rowing at Henley than the storied men’s Royal Regatta. More than 1,800 women have just competed in the 30th annual Henley Women’s Regatta, a once esoteric affair that now has claims to be one of the premier women’s rowing meets in the world. (BRITAIN-ROWING/WOMEN (PIX), expect by 1300 GMT/7 AM ET, by Jeremy Gaunt, 500 words) (Asia Desk Editor: Peter Rutherford)

(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)


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