Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 1:30 PM ET on Thursday, Dec. 7

Dec. 7 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 1:30 PM ET on Thursday:

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Miller: 49ers stake future on Garoppolo

At least off a single start, Jimmy Garoppolo showed the San Francisco 49ers and their fans the same skills that led the New England Patriots to do just about everything they could do to hang on to him as Tom Brady's eventual successor. (FBN-COLUMN-49ERS-GAROPPOLO, By Ira Miller, The Sports Xchange, moved, 1,000 words)

New Orleans at Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The 9-3 New Orleans Saints will travel to Atlanta on Thursday night for a critical NFC South test against the 7-5 Falcons. (FBN-TEAM-TEAM-LEDE-WRITETHRU, By Guy Curtright, The Sports Xchange, 700 words, expect after 8:25 p.m. ET game)

Browns fire executive VP

The Cleveland Browns have fired executive vice president/general manager Sashi Brown, the team announced on Thursday. Winless this season, the Browns own a 1-27 mark under the watch of Brown, who was hired to run the front office on Jan. 3, 2016. (FBN-NEWS-BROWNS-SASHI-BROWN, The Sports Xchange, moved, 360 words)

Dolphins prepare for Monday night

A look ahead to Miami's Monday night game against New England following the team's first day of practice after Sunday's win over Denver. (FBN-NEWS-DOLPHINS, The Sports Xchange, expect by 8 p.m. ET, 700 words)

Week 14 Game Scout

Game snapshot, series history, keys to the game, matchups to watch, fast facts and predicting the winner of every NFL game this Sunday. (FBN-TEAM-TEAM-ANALYSIS-GAMESCOUT, moved, The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

NFL notebook

News and notes from around the NFL. (FBN-NOTEBOOK, The Sports Xchange, expect by 8 p.m. ET, 500 words)

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Tennessee's coaching search

Tennessee is expected to hire Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its new head coach, multiple outlets reported on Thursday, after a long, winding coaching search. Will update as needed. (FBC-NEWS-TENNESSEE-PRUITT, moved, The Sports Xchange, 260 words)

College Football Awards Show

About a dozen major awards will be announced Thursday night, including the Maxwell Award (Player of the Year) and Bednarik Award (Defensive Player of the Year), on ESPN. (FBC-NEWS-AWARDS, expect after 7 ET show, The Sports Xchange, 500 words)

CFB notebook

News and notes from around the nation. (FBC-NOTEBOOK, expect by 6 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange, 425 words)

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Indiana neighbors meet

No. 12 Purdue hasn't played Valparaiso since Dec. 7, 2010. Maybe it was worth the wait. The high-scoring Boilermakers take on the 8-0 Crusaders, who are making their mark on defense. (CBK-TEAM-TEAM-LEDE-WRITETHRU, By Jade Washburn, The Sports Xchange, 600 words, expect after 6:30 p.m. ET game)

TSX covers all Top 25 games with first lede and write-thru (all times ET): Valparaiso at No. 21 Purdue, 6:30 p.m.

RECAPS

Ohio at Maryland, 7 p.m.

NJIT at Rutgers, 7 p.m.

Iowa at Iowa State, 8 p.m.

Howard at Georgetown, 8:30 p.m.

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Westbrook, Thunder roll into Mexico meeting with Nets

Stopping Russell Westbrook is a difficult enough task for any team. Preventing the star guard from producing a prolific stat line at a high altitude presents another challenge. The Brooklyn Nets will learn if they can stop Westbrook at 7,382 feet Thursday night when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder in Mexico City. (NBA-THUNDER-NETS-LEDE-WRITETHRU, by The Sports Xchange, 750 words, expect after 10 p.m. ET game)

TSX covers all NBA games with first lede and write-thru (all times ET):

L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.

Washington at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Oklahoma City vs. Brooklyn at Mexico City, 10 p.m.

Houston at Utah, 10:30 p.m.

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Kings try for seven in a row

LOS ANGELES -- The red-hot Los Angeles Kings will attempt to extend a season-best, six-game winning streak against the struggling Ottawa Senators at Staples Center on Thursday night. (NHL-SENATORS-KINGS-LEDE-WRITETHRU, The Sports Xchange, 700 words, expect after 10:30 p.m. ET game)

TSX covers all NHL games with first lede and write-thru (all times ET):

N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Arizona at Boston, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Calgary at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Carolina at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Ottawa at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

MLB notebook

News and notes from around the league. (MLB-NOTEBOOK, expect by 8 p.m. ET, by The Sports Xchange, 400 words)

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