Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday Oct 8

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 on Monday (times GMT):

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BASEBALL

The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals look to draw even in the National League Division Series when they host the Washington Nationals for Game Two. (BASEBALL-PLAYOFFS/CARDINALS, expect by 2300, pix, 350 words)

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BALTIMORE - Fresh from their wild card win over the Texas Rangers, the Baltimore Orioles host the New York Yankees in the second game of their American League Division Series. (BASEBALL-PLAYOFFS/ORIOLES, expect by 0200, pix, by Steve Ginsburg, 350 words)

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The Cleveland Indians will formally introduce Terry Francona as their new manager after agreeing to hire the former Boston Red Sox skipper (BASEBALL-FRANCONA/, expect by 2200, 350 words)

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NFL

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey - The undefeated Houston Texans take on the struggling New York Jets in the NFL's featured Monday night game to conclude Week Five action. (NFL-JETS/, expect by 0500, pix, by Julian Linden, 400 words)

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SOCCER

MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo's shoulder injury is not serious and he will join up with the Portugal squad later on Monday, his club Real Madrid said. (SOCCER SPAIN/RONALDO, moved, 300 words)

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BERLIN - Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski will miss the World Cup qualifier against England on Oct. 16 after being told he would be out for six weeks while Mats Hummels is out for Germany. (SOCCER GERMANY/DORTMUND, moved, 250 words)

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TENNIS

ATP: Shanghai Masters, China (to 14)

WTA: Japan Open, Osaka (to 14)

Linz Open, Austria (to 14)

TOKYO - Japan's Kei Nishikori has mapped out a three-year plan to challenge for grand slam glory after blazing his way to a second career title. (TENNIS-MEN/NISHIKORI (INTERVIEW), moved, pix, by Alastair Himmer, 500 words)

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CRICKET

The reintegration of Chris Gayle was key to West Indies' surprise World Twenty20 triumph but Darren Sammy's captaincy and the emergence of Sunil Narine as a truly top class spinner were also crucial (CRICKET-T20/WINDIES, expect by 1700, by Simon Evans, 400 words)

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MOTOR RACING

SUZUKA, Japan - The Formula One title battle is turning into a straight duel between Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel for the honour of becoming the youngest triple world champion. (MOTOR RACING PRIX/, moved, by Alan Baldwin, 400 words)

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RUGBY

LONDON - The London Olympic Stadium and English soccer's Wembley home were named on Monday as potential hosts of matches at the 2015 rugby union World Cup as tournament organisers plumped for stadium capacity over rugby heritage. (RUGBY WORLD/2015, moved, by Keith Weir, 350 words) (London duty editor: Mark Meadows)

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