April 21, 2012 / 12:01 AM / 6 years ago

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Saturday, April 21

April 21 (Reuters) - Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on
Saturday (times GMT)	
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    Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix	
    MANAMA - Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian
Vettel took his first pole position of the season in qualifying
for the controversial Bahrain Grand Prix which has been
overshadowed by petrol bombs and protests elsewhere in the Gulf
kingdom. (MOTOR RACING-PRIX/POLE, moved, pix, by Alan Baldwin,
500 words)	
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    La Liga	
    Real Mallorca    v Real Zaragoza   (1600)    	
    Sporting Gijon   v Rayo Vallecano  (1600)    	
    Barcelona        v Real Madrid     (1800)    	
    Sevilla          v Levante         (2030)  	
    BARCELONA - Leaders Real Madrid can take a giant stride
towards winning the La Liga title if they can beat champions
Barcelona at the Nou Camp and stretch their advantage over their
arch rivals to seven points with four games left. (SOCCER-SPAIN/
expect by 2000, pix, by Iain Rogers, 500 words)	
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    Premier League (1400 unless stated)	
    Aston Villa             v Sunderland           (1400)    	
    Blackburn Rovers        v Norwich City         (1400)    	
    Bolton Wanderers        v Swansea City         (1400)    	
    Fulham                  v Wigan Athletic       (1400)    	
    Newcastle United        v Stoke City           (1400)    	
    Queens Park Rangers     v Tottenham Hotspur    (1630)	
    LONDON - Arsenal and Chelsea ground out a 0-0 draw at the
Enirates with neither side enhancing their prospects of
finishing in the top four. (SOCCER-ENGLAND/, pix, 500 words)	
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    Serie A	
    Chievo Verona v Udinese          (1600)    	
    Parma         v Cagliari         (1600)    	
    Catania       v Atalanta Bergamo (1845)    	
    Napoli        v Novara           (1845)	
    ROME - Udinese travel to Chievo Verona knowing a win would
take them level on points with third-placed Lazio, after last
weekend's matches were postponed following the tragic death of
Piermario Morosini in a Serie B clash. (SOCCER-ITALY/, expect by
1800, pix, by Terry Daley, 500 words) 	
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    Bundesliga (1330 unless stated)	
    Cologne           v VfB Stuttgart             (1330)    	
    Nuremberg         v Hamburg SV                (1330)    	
    Hertha Berlin     v Kaiserslautern            (1330)    	
    Hoffenheim        v Bayer Leverkusen          (1330)    	
    Werder Bremen     v Bayern Munich             (1330)    	
    Borussia Dortmund v Borussia Moenchengladbach (1630)	
    BERLIN - Borussia Dortmund can retain the Bundesliga title
with two games to spare if they beat Borussia Moenchengladbach.
They could even wrap things if before kickoff if second-placed
Bayern, who are eight points behind, fail to win at Werder
Bremen. (SOCCER-GERMANY/, expect by 1530, pix, 400 words) 	
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    Ligue 1 (1700 unless stated)	
    Caen                     v St Etienne          (1700)    	
    Dijon FCO                v Lille               (1700)    	
    Evian Thonon Gaillard FC v Toulouse            (1700)    	
    Montpellier HSC          v Valenciennes        (1700)    	
    Nice                     v Auxerre             (1700)    	
    Stade Brest              v Stade Rennes        (1700)    	
    Girondins Bordeaux       v Olympique Marseille (1900) 	
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    Dutch championship (1745 unless stated)	
    Heerenveen            v Vitesse Arnhem   (1645)    	
    Graafschap Doetinchem v Heracles Almelo  (1745)    	
    RKC Waalwijk          v Utrecht          (1745)    	
    Excelsior             v Twente Enschede  (1845) 	
    Copy on merit.	
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    ATP: Monte Carlo Masters (to 22)	
    MONTE CARLO - World number one Novak Djokovic faces Czech
Tomas Berdych in the first Monte Carlo Masters semi-final before
seven-times champion Rafa Nadal takes on Frenchman Gilles Simon.
(TENNIS-MEN/MONTECARLO, pix, by Gregory Blachier)	
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    Fed Cup semi-finals (to 22)	
    Russia v Serbia, Moscow (1100)	
    Czech Republic v Italy, Ostrava (1000)	
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    The Phoenix Coyotes and St. Louis Blues will try to close
out their respective Western Conference quarter-final playoff
series while the Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and New York
Rangers each host Game Five of their best-of-seven series tied
at 2-2. (NHL-PLAYOFFS/, expect by 2245, pix, 350 words)	
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    NBA champion Dallas Mavericks visit the Eastern
Conference-leading Chicago Bulls looking to move up the
standings with a late-season charge in hopes of securing
home-court advatange for the playoffs. (NBA-BULLS/, expect by
0315, pix, 250 words)	
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    Twice Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay takes the mound for
the Philadelphia Phillies in search of his MLB-best fourth win
of the young season when they visit the San Diego Padres.
(BASEBALL-PHILLIES/, expect by 0345, pix, 200 words)	
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    Liege-Bastogne-Liege Classic, Belgium	
    The Liege-Bastogne-Liege Classic, one of cycling's top five
one-day races or 'Monuments', takes place on Sunday. 255.5
kilometres long and very hilly, Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez,
Belgium's Phillipe Gilbert and Luxembourg duo Frank and Andy
Schleck are amongst the top favourites. (CYCLING-LIEGE/, expect
by 1800, Alasdair Fotheringham, 350 words)	
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    European Tour: China Open, Tianjin (to 22)	
    South African Branden Grace burst into contention for this
third title of a dream debut season on the European Tour with a
sparkling third round eight-under-par 64 at the $3 million China
Open. (GOLF-EUROPEAN/ moved, 300 words)	
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    World number three Lee Westwood birdied the first and fourth
holes in a truncated third round before bad weather halted his
charge in the Indonesian Masterss to defend his Asian Tour
title. (GOLF-ASIA/ moved, 300 words)	
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    Super rugby round nine	
    Sharks v Chiefs, Durban (1505)  	
    Bulls v ACT Brumbies, Pretoria (1710)    	
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    World Snooker Championships, Crucible, Sheffield, England 
(to May 7) 	
    (Copy on merit)	
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