Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday, Nov 12

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday:

CRICKET

SYDNEY - Australia have included uncapped George Bailey in their 12-man squad for the first Ashes encounter against England next week in a gamble the 31-year-old can replicate his "extraordinary" limited-overs form in the test arena. (CRICKET-ASHES/AUSTRALIA-SQUAD, moved, by Nick Mulvenney, 500 words)

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TENNIS

ATP Tour Finals

Djokovic says has perfect launchpad for 2014 assault

LONDON - Novak Djokovic said he will use his 22-match winning streak as a launchpad for an all-out assault on more grand slam titles next year.(TENNIS-ATP/DJOKOVIC (PIX), moved, by Martyn Herman)

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SOCCER

World Cup playoffs

We continue the build-up to this week's World Cup playoffs and international friendlies across the globe. (SOCCER-WORLD/ (PIX), expect throughout)

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BASEBALL

Managerial awards next in MLB Awards week

John Farrell (Red Sox), Terry Francona (Indians) and Bob Melvin (A's) are contenders for American League Manager of the Year, with Fredi Gonzalez (Braves), Clint Hurdle (Pirates) and Don Mattingly (Dodgers) the National League finalists. (BASEBALL-AWARDS/MANAGERS , expect by 0015/7:15 PM ET, 350 words)

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NBA

Heat face Bucks looking to bounce back from home loss

The Miami Heat hope to rebound from a rare home loss to the Boston Celtics when they face the visiting Milwaukee Bucks, who have lost six straight to the Heat, in one of four games on the NBA schedule. (NBA-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

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NHL

Avs face Hurricanes, streaking Ducks take on Panthers

The Colorado Avalanche put their franchise-best 14-2 start on the line when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes and the red-hot Anaheim Ducks take a five-game winning streak to the Florida Panthers, who have lost nine in a row, in two of 11 games on the NHL schedule. (NHL-HIGHLIGHTS/ (PIX), expect by 0430 GMT/11:30 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 300 words)

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NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS

Roundups of off-field developments in the major North American professional sports leagues. (Expect by 0101 GMT/8:01 PM ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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