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AFP sports schedule for Wednesday, March 6

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AFP sports schedule for Wednesday, March 6:

FOOTBALL

European Champions League Last 16 second leg matches with Juventus looking well set as they host Celtic holding a 3-0 lead - coverage by Justin Davis - and Paris Saint Germain are at home to Valencia after winning the first leg 2-1 - coverage by Andy Scott.

Previews moved for Thursday's Europa League matches.

Master slugs: Fbl-Eur-C1, Fbl-Eur-C3

TENNIS

ATP and WTA at Indian Wells gets underway with the women singles setting things in motion.

Slug: Tennis-ATP-WTA-USA

RUGBY UNION

Build-up continues to this weekend's penultimate round of Six Nations matches when England aim to continue their quest for a Grand Slam, 10 years after the last, at home to Italy and France seek to beat Ireland in Dublin and ease fears of a first wooden spoon since 1957.

Master slug: RugbyU-6Nations

CRICKET

First day of first Test between hosts New Zealand and England at Dunedin.

Slug: Cricket-NZL-ENG

BADMINTON

Start of All England Open in Birmingham with Malaysian Lee Chong Wei, twice the former champion, aiming to regain the men's title currently held by the legendary Lin Dan, who has not competed since winning the Olympic title last year - coverage by Richard Eaton.

Slug: Badminton-GBR

CYCLING

Third stage of the Paris-Nice is a 170.5km ride from Chatel-Guyon to Brioude with Italian Elia Viviani in the overall lead.

Slug: Cycling-FRA

BASEBALL

World Baseball Classic in Japan

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