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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday, June 19

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday:

SOCCER

Confederations Cup

Australia vs Germany (1500)

Second-string Germany face 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/1 PM ET, 300 words)

Soccer-Kosovo’s Trepca first out as Champions League starts all over again

GENEVA – Trepca 89, the first team from Kosovo to enter the Champions League, first out of the hat as the draw for the opening rounds of the 2017/18 competition took place, just 16 days after last season’s final. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/ moved, 275 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)

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/)

CRICKET

Flamboyant Pakistan discover core of 50-over future

Pakistan’s fairytale Champions Trophy win suggests the mercurial side have found the nucleus of their one-day side which will return to England in two years’ time gunning for a second 50-over World Cup title. (CRICKET-CHAMPIONSTROPHY/PAK, moved, by Sudipto Ganguly, 500 words)

GOLF

Parity evident as Koepka wins U.S. Open

Golf continued its return to parity on Sunday as Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open, a reminder of how things used to be in the sport before Tiger Woods came along and blew away all pre-conceived notions of what sort of dominance was possible. (GOLF-USOPEN/ANALYSIS (PIX), expect by 1700 GMT/1 PM ET, by Andrew Both, 600 words)

BASEBALL

Kershaw faces Mets, aims for 10th win

Three-times Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw bids for his 10th win of the season as the Los Angeles Dodgers face the visiting New York Mets in one of 11 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)

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

Tennis-Attack victim Kvitova relishing Wimbledon return

BIRMINGHAM – Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says returning to the scene of her “fairytale” first grand slam win will be a particularly emotional occasion this year after a knife attack in December left her with an injured left hand. (TENNIS-BIRMINGHAM/KVITOVA (INTERVIEW, TV), moving shortly, by Simon Evans, 800 words)

+ See also:

– 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), moved, by Jeremy Gaunt, 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)

(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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