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AFP sports schedule for Friday, March 8

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AFP sports schedule for Friday, March 8:

TENNIS

ATP and WTA Masters at Indian Wells which sees Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal all playing at the same tournament for the first time since Wimbledon last year.

Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova lead the women's draw.

Coverage by Rebecca Bryan

Slug: Tennis-ATP-WTA-USA

FOOTBALL

Previews filed for weekend matches in England -- FA Cup and Premier League -- as well as Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Scotland.

Slugs: Fbl-ENG-FACup, Fbl-ENG-Pr, Fbl-ESP-Liga, Fbl-ITA-SerieA, Fbl-GER-Bundesliga, Fbl-FRA-Ligue1, Fbl-SCO-Pr

GOLF

EPGA and USPGA at WGC-Cadillac Championship, Miami with Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods in the mix; USPGA also at Puerto Rico Open; Asia Tour at SAIL-SBI Open, India

Slugs: Golf-EPGA-USPGA, Golf-USPGA, Golf-Asia-IND

CRICKET

Third day of the first Test between New Zealand and England at Dunedin with the home side on 131 without loss in reply to England's first innings total of 167.

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh meet at Galle in the 1st Test

Slugs: Cricket-NZL-ENG, Cricket-SRI-BAN

RUGBY UNION

Preview for Saturday's Six Nations matches between Ireland and France and Scotland against Wales.

Matches also in Super 15

Slugs: RugbyU-6Nations, RugbyU-Super

RALLYING

First full day of the Rally of Mexico

Slug: Auto-Rally-MEX

BADMINTON

All England Open quarter-finals in Birmingham.

Coverage by Richard Eaton.

Slug: Badminton-GBR

CYCLING

Fifth stage of the Paris-Nice; third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico

Slugs: Cycling-FRA, Cycling-ITA

BASEBALL

World Baseball Classic in Japan

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