AFP sports schedule for Friday, March 8:
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
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
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
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
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
First full day of the Rally of Mexico
All England Open quarter-finals in Birmingham.
Coverage by Richard Eaton.
Fifth stage of the Paris-Nice; third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico
Slugs: Cycling-FRA, Cycling-ITA
World Baseball Classic in Japan