Here are the top sports stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 6.30 p.m. GMT/2.30 p.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect https://www.reutersconnect.com/planning.
Big Ten to start its college football season next month
The Big Ten Conference changed course on Wednesday saying there will be college football this year after having earlier postponed play amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Djokovic back to winning ways in Rome after U.S. Open default
Novak Djokovic said he was relieved to turn the page on his contentious U.S. Open exit as he began his claycourt season with a solid victory in his first match at the Italian Open on Wednesday.
Job not done yet, says Tour de France leader Roglic
Primoz Roglic is taking nothing for granted despite holding a comfortable lead in the Tour de France on Wednesday evening with four competitive stages left.
Athletics - Diamond League - ItaIy
Rome's Olympic Stadium hosts a Diamond League athletics meeting.
17 Sep 11:45 ET / 15:45 GMT
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Cycling - Tour de France
Stage 18 of the Tour de France is a 175-km ride from Meribel to La Roche-sur-Foron.
17 Sep 06:30 ET / 10:30 GMT
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Golf - U.S. Open - First Round
Coverage of the first round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
Golf - U.S. Open - Preview
Preview of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
16 Sep 20:00 ET / 00:00 GMT
Rugby Union - Champions Cup quarter-final preview
Preview of this weekend's Champions Cup quarter-finals, headlined by a repeat of last year's fina as Leinster host Saracens
17 Sep 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT
Soccer - Asian Champions League - West Asia Group matches
16 Sep 15:00 ET / 19:00 GMT
Soccer - England - Chelsea introduces Kai Havertz
Chelsea hold a news conference to introduce their new forward Kai Havertz.
17 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
Soccer - Ligue 1 - Paris St Germain v Metz
Defending champions Paris St Germain host Metz in Ligue 1
Soccer - France - Ligue 1 - Paris St Germain v FC Metz
Paris St Germain face FC Metz in a French Ligue 1 soccer match taking place at the Parc des Princes.
Soccer - Spain - Friendly - Barcelona v Girona
Barcelona play Girona in a pre-season friendly at the Estadi Johan Cruyff.
Soccer - Italy - Preview of the 2020-21 season
Preview of the 2020-21 Serie A season which starts on Saturday
17 Sep 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT
Soccer-Interview with Japan's ageless wonder, 53-year-old King Kazu
53-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura, who is recognised as the world's oldest goalscorer and oldest player currently playing in a professional league, is still going strong. How does he do it?
17 Sep 04:30 ET / 08:30 GMT
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open
Day four of the Italian Open - a WTA Premier 5 event in Rome.
Tennis - ATP Masters 1000 - Italian Open
Day four of the Italian Open - an ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome.
MLB notebook-Field Level Media Wrapping up Wednesday's headlines around Major League Baseball
NFL notebook- Field Level Media
News and notes from around the league Thursday, including another busy day of draft pick transactions.