Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Tuesday, Jan. 2

Jan. 2 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Tuesday:

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Packers name Thompson senior advisor, seek GM

Ted Thompson is transitioning to senior advisor of the Green Bay Packers, who will begin searching for a general manager with a pair of in-house candidates. (FOOTBALL-NFL-GREENBAYPACKERS-THOMPSON-GM, expect by 2:30 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)

Report: Bills RB McCoy (ankle) game-time decision

Leading rusher and receiver LeSean McCoy (ankle) remains optimistic he can play in Sunday’s wild-card game at Jacksonville, but the Buffalo Bills will consider whether the running back will play will be a game-time decision. (FOOTBALL-NFL-BILLS-NEWS-MCCOY, moved, Field Level Media)

Seahawks’ Carroll doubts Chancellor, Avril resume football careers

Major injures could mean the end of NFL careers for defensive end Cliff Avril and strong safety Kam Chancellor, according to Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. Carroll also said on Tuesday that he has no intention of retiring. (FOOTBALL-NFL-SEAHAWKS-NEWS-CARROLL-CHANCELLOR, expect by 3 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)

Texans, O’Brien working toward new deal

Bill O’Brien is expected to sign a new contract with the Houston Texans but only after a new general manager is hired. (FOOTBALL-NFL-TEXANS-NEWS-O’BRIEN, expect by 3:30 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)

Vikings QB Bradford back at practice

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time in two months. Bradford was the team’s starter in 2016 and earlier this season until a knee injury knocked him out of the lineup. (FOOTBALL-NFL-VIKINGS-NEWS-BRADFORD, moved, Field Level Media)

Eagles Coach Pederson adamant Foles is QB

Nick Foles will take every snap with the starting offense, Eagles coach Doug Pederson announced on Tuesday, responding to badgering about whether Nate Sudfield would start in the playoffs for the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. Pederson reportedly followed up on those statements with text messages to multiple media members declaring his allegiance to Foles. (FOOTBALL-NFL-EAGLES-NEWS-FOLES-PEDERSON, moved, Field Level Media)

2018 NFL schedule of opponents

The end of the NFL regular season means all 32 teams know their full schedule of opponents for next season. (FOOTBALL-NFL-NEWS-2018SCHEDULE, expect by 3 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)

Grateful Bills fans overwhelm Andy Dalton’s charity with $17 donations

As a show of thanks, Buffalo Bills fans donated en masse to the charity foundation of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on Monday. Dalton led the Bengals to an upset win over the Baltimore Ravens, allowing Buffalo into the playoffs for the first time in 17 years. (FOOTBALL-NFL-BILLS-BENGALS-NEWS-DALTON, moved, Field Level Media)

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Georgia coach Smart stands to make $1 mln with one more win

Georgia coach Kirby Smart cashed a $600,000 bonus by winning a College Football Playoff semifinal game on Monday when the Bulldogs outlasted Oklahoma in a Rose Bowl classic. A victory in the CFP national championship on Monday would boost that total to $1 million for a pair of playoff wins. (FOOTBALL-NCAA -GEORGIA-NEWS-SMART, moved, Field Level Media)

CFP title game first look: 10 names to know

College football columnist Adam Jacobi offers 10 names to know entering the College Football National Championship game on Monday. (FOOTBALL- NCAA-COLUMN-CFP-10TOKNOW, moved, Field Level Media)

Texas A&M WR Kirk turns pro

Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Christian Kirk announced that he is leaving College Station to turn pro. (FOOTBALL-NCAA-TEXASAM-KIRK, expect by 3:15 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)

Nebraska LT Gates declares for NFL Draft

Nebraska junior offensive lineman Nick Gates announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he plans to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. (FOOTBALL-NCAA-NEBRASKA-NEWS-GATES, moved, Field Level Media)

Huskies DL Vea to enter draft

Pac-12 defensive player of the year Vita Vea officially announced on Monday that he will declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. The Washington defensive tackle is projected as a first-round pick. (FOOTBALL-NCAA-WASHINGTON-NEWS-VEA, moved, Field Level Media)

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Lakers' Ball back to doctor for shoulder issue

Lonzo Ball is not expected to return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup after missing the past five games due to a shoulder injury. Ball was scheduled to be re-evaluated on Tuesday, with the Lakers caught in a tailspin, losing 10 of their last 11 games. (BASKETBALL-NBA-LAKERS-NEWS-BALL, moved, Field Level Media)

Rockets’ Harden to miss two weeks

Rockets guard James Harden will be sidelined two weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in Houston's 148-142 double-overtime victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. (BASKETBALL-NBA-ROCKETS-NEWS-HARDEN, moved, Field Level Media)

NBA game coverage, January 2 (slug convention example)

Portland at Cleveland 7 ET (BASKETBALL-NBA-BLAZERS-CAVALIERS-RECAP, filed immediately after game, Field Level Media)

San Antonio at NY Knicks 7:30 ET

Atlanta at Phoenix 9 ET

Charlotte at Sacramento 10 ET

Memphis at LA Clippers 10:30 ET

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USC strips Metu of captaincy for groin punch

USC leading scorer Chimezie Metu, who was ejected for striking Washington State's Carter Skaggs in the groin in Sunday's game, has been suspended for half a game and must give up his role as team captain. (BASKETBALL-NCAA-SOUTHERNCAL-NEWS-METU, expect by 4 p.m. ET, Field Level Media)

College basketball game coverage, January 2, listed by conference (slug convention example)

Pitt at Louisville 9 ET (BASKETBALL-NCAA-PITTSBURGH-LOUISVILLE-RECAP, filed immediately after game, Field Level Media)

TCU at Baylor 7 ET

Texas Tech at Kansas 9 ET

Butler at Xavier 7 ET

Georgetown at DePaul 9 ET

Indiana at Wisconsin 7 ET

Michigan at Iowa 7 ET

Penn State at Maryland 7 ET

Nebraska at Northwestern 9 ET

Florida at Texas A&M 7 ET

Auburn at Tennessee 7 ET

Alabama at Vandy 7 ET

Arkansas at Miss State 9 ET

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Murray considering surgery after withdrawing from Brisbane

Andy Murray considering surgery after withdrawing from Brisbane. (TENNIS-ATP-NEWS, moved, Field Level Media)

Federer helps Switzerland advance to showdown with U.S.

Roger Federer beat Karen Khachanov 6-3, 7-6 (8) to help Switzerland defeat Russia at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia on Tuesday. Switzerland will play the United States on Thursday to determine a spot in Saturday's final. (TENNIS-ATP-NEWS-HOPMANCUP, moved, Field Level Media)

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