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AFP Sports Diary for March 9 - April 5

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AFP sports diary from March 9 until April 5:

Saturday, March 9

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations - Scotland v Wales and Ireland v France; Super 15 Round 3

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Indian Wells (ends March 17)

RALLYING: Rally of Mexico (until March 10)

BASEBALL: World Baseball Classic in Japan, Taiwan and USA (until March 19)

CYCLING: Paris-Nice (until March 10); Tirreno to Adriatico (until March 12)

GOLF: EPGA and USPGA at WGC-Cadillac Championship, Miami; USPGA also at Puerto Rico Open; Asia Tour at SAIL-SBI Open, India (until March 10)

BADMINTON: All-England Championships, Birmingham (until March 10)

CRICKET: New Zealand v England at Dunedin, 1st Test (until March 10); Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Galle, 1st Test (until March 12)

ALPINE SKIING: World Cup - men at Kranjska Gora; women at Ofterschwang (until March 10)

FOOTBALL: FA Cup quarter-finals

Sunday, March 10

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations - England v Italy

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Indian Wells (ends March 17)

RALLYING: Rally of Mexico (ends)

BASEBALL: World Baseball Classic in Japan, Taiwan and USA (until March 19)

CYCLING: Paris-Nice (ends); Tirreno to Adriatico (until March 12)

GOLF: EPGA and USPGA at WGC-Cadillac Championship, Miami; USPGA also at Puerto Rico Open; Asia Tour at SAIL-SBI Open, India (ends)

BADMINTON: All-England Championships, Birmingham (ends)

CRICKET: New Zealand v England at Dunedin, 1st Test (ends); Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Galle, 1st Test (until March 12); South Africa v Pakistan at Bloemfontein, 1st ODI

ALPINE SKIING: World Cup - men at Kranjska Gora; women at Ofterschwang (ends)

FOOTBALL: FA Cup quarter-finals

Monday, March 11

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Indian Wells (ends March 17)

FIGURE SKATING: World Championships in London, Ontario (until March 17)

BASEBALL: World Baseball Classic in Japan, Taiwan and USA (until March 19)

CYCLING: Tirreno to Adriatico (until March 12)

CRICKET: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Galle, 1st Test (until March 12)

Tuesday, March 12

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Indian Wells (ends March 17)

FIGURE SKATING: World Championships in London, Ontario (until March 17)

BASEBALL: World Baseball Classic in Japan, Taiwan and USA (until March 19)

CYCLING: Tirreno to Adriatico (ends)

CRICKET: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Galle, 1st Test (ends); West Indies v Zimbabwe at Bridgetown, 1st Test (until March 16)

FOOTBALL: Champions League, Round of 16, second legs (and March 13)

RACING: Cheltenham Festival (until March 15)

Wednesday, March 13

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Indian Wells (ends March 17)

FIGURE SKATING: World Championships in London, Ontario (until March 17)

BASEBALL: World Baseball Classic in Japan, Taiwan and USA (until March 19)

CRICKET: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Bridgetown, 1st Test (until March 16)

FOOTBALL: Champions League, Round of 16, second legs

RACING: Cheltenham Festival (until March 15)

Thursday, March 14

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Indian Wells (ends March 17)

FIGURE SKATING: World Championships in London, Ontario (until March 17)

BASEBALL: World Baseball Classic in Japan, Taiwan and USA (until March 19)

CRICKET: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Bridgetown, 1st Test (until March 16); New Zealand v England at Wellington, 2nd Test (until March 18), India v Australia at Mohali, 3rd Test (until March 18)

FOOTBALL: Europa League, third round, second leg

RACING: Cheltenham Festival (until March 15)

GOLF: EPGA and Asia Tour at Avantha Masters, New Delhi; USPGA at Tampa Bay Championship (until March 17)

ALPINE SKIING: World Cup - men and women at Lenzerheide (until March 18)

Friday, March 15

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Indian Wells (ends March 17)

FIGURE SKATING: World Championships in London, Ontario (until March 17)

BASEBALL: World Baseball Classic in Japan, Taiwan and USA (until March 19)

CRICKET: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Bridgetown, 1st Test (until March 16); New Zealand v England at Wellington, 2nd Test (until March 18); India v Australia at Mohali, 3rd Test (until March 18); South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion, 2nd ODI

FOOTBALL: Draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Champions League and Europa League in Nyon.

RACING: Cheltenham Festival (ends)

GOLF: EPGA and Asia Tour at Avantha Masters, New Delhi; USPGA at Tampa Bay Championship (until March 17)

ALPINE SKIING: World Cup - men and women at Lenzerheide (until March 18)

RUGBY UNION: Super 15 - Round 5

Saturday, March 16

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Indian Wells (ends)

FIGURE SKATING: World Championships in London, Ontario (ends)

BASEBALL: World Baseball Classic in Japan, Taiwan and USA (until March 19)

CRICKET: New Zealand v England at Wellington, 2nd Test (until March 18), India v Australia at Mohali, 3rd Test (until March 18), Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo, 2nd Test (until March 20)

GOLF: EPGA and Asia Tour at Avantha Masters, New Delhi; USPGA at Tampa Bay Championship (until March 17)

ALPINE SKIING: World Cup - men and women at Lenzerheide (until March 18)

RUGBY UNION: Six Nations ends - Italy v Ireland, Wales v England and France v Scotland and Super 15 - Round 5

CYCLING: Milan to San Remo classic

Sunday, March 17

BASEBALL: World Baseball Classic in Japan, Taiwan and USA (until March 19)

CRICKET: New Zealand v England at Wellington, 2nd Test (until March 18); India v Australia at Mohali, 3rd Test (until March 18), Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo, 2nd Test (until March 20), South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, 3rd ODI

GOLF: EPGA and Asia Tour at Avantha Masters, New Delhi; USPGA at Tampa Bay Championship (until March 17)

ALPINE SKIING: World Cup - men and women at Lenzerheide (until March 18)

FORMULA ONE: Australian GP, Melbourne - first race of the season

Monday, March 18

CRICKET: New Zealand v England at Wellington, 2nd Test (ends) India v Australia at Mohali, 3rd Test (ends), Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo, 2nd Test (until March 20)

CYCLING: Tour of Catalonia (Until March 24)

ALPINE SKIING: World Cup - men and women at Lenzerheide (ends)

BASEBALL: World Baseball Classic in Japan, Taiwan and USA (until March 19)

Tuesday, March 19

CRICKET: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo, 2nd Test (until March 20)

Kenya v Canada at Dubai, ODI

CYCLING: Tour of Catalonia (until March 24)

BASEBALL: World Baseball Classic in Japan, Taiwan and USA (ends)

Wednesday, March 20

CYCLING: Tour of Catalonia (until March 24)

CRICKET: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo, 2nd Test (until March 20)

West Indies v Zimbabwe at Roseau, 2nd Test (until March 24)

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami until March 31

Thursday, March 21

CYCLING: Tour of Catalonia (until March 24)

CRICKET: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Roseau, 2nd Test (until March 24); Kenya v Canada at Dubai ODI; South Africa v Pakistan at Durban, 4th ODI

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami until March 31

GOLF: EPGA and Asia Tour at Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur; USPGA at Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay Hill, Florida: USLPGA at Carlsbad, California (until March 24)

Friday, March 22

FOOTBALL: World Cup 2014 qualifiers

CYCLING: Tour of Catalonia (until March 24)

CRICKET: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Roseau, 2nd Test (until March 24); New Zealand v England at Auckland, 3rd Test (until March 26)

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami until March 31

GOLF: EPGA and Asia Tour at Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur; USPGA at Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay Hill, Florida; USLPGA at Carlsbad, California (until March 24)

RUGBY: World Sevens Series at Hong Kong (until March 24)

SKI-JUMP: World Cup finals at Planica, Slovenia (until March 24)

RUGBY: Super 15 Round 6

Saturday, March 23

CYCLING: Tour of Catalonia (until March 24)

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami until March 31

GOLF: EPGA and Asia Tour at Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur; USPGA at Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay Hill, Florida; USLPGA at Carlsbad, California (until March 24)

RUGBY: World Sevens Series at Hong Kong (until March 24)

SKI-JUMP: World Cup finals at Planica, Slovenia (until March 24)

RUGBY: Super 15 Round 6

CRICKET: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Roseau, 2nd Test (until March 24); New Zealand v England at Auckland, 3rd Test (until March 26); Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Hambantota, 1st ODI

Sunday, March 24

CYCLING: Tour of Catalonia (ends)

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami until March 31

GOLF: EPGA and Asia Tour at Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur; USPGA at Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay Hill, Florida; USLPGA at Carlsbad, California (end)

RUGBY: World Sevens Series at Hong Kong (ends)

SKI-JUMP: World Cup finals at Planica, Slovenia (ends)

CRICKET: West Indies v Zimbabwe at Roseau, 2nd Test (ends); New Zealand v England at Auckland, 3rd Test (until March 26); South Africa v Pakistan at Benoni, 5th ODI

ATHLETICS: IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Bydgoszcz

BASEBALL: Major League Baseball season begins

ROWING: University Boat Race, River Thames

FORMULA ONE: Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang

CYCLING: Ghent to Wevelgem

Monday, March 25

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami until March 31

CRICKET: New Zealand v England at Auckland, 3rd Test (until March 26); Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Hambantota, 2nd ODI

SNOOKER: China Open, Beijing (until March 31)

GOLF: USPGA at Windermere, Florida (until March 26)

Tuesday, March 26

FOOTBALL: World Cup 2014 qualifiers

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami (until March 31)

CRICKET: New Zealand v England at Auckland, 3rd Test (ends)

SNOOKER: China Open, Beijing (until March 31)

GOLF: USPGA at Windermere, Florida (ends)

Wednesday, March 27

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami (until March 31)

SNOOKER: China Open, Beijing (until March 31)

Thursday, March 28

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami (until March 31)

CRICKET: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele, 3rd ODI

SNOOKER: China Open, Beijing (until March 31)

GOLF: EPGA at Hassan Trophy, Agadir; USPGA at Houston Open; Asia Tour at Chiangmai

Friday, March 29

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami (until March 31)

SNOOKER: China Open, Beijing (until March 31)

RUGBYU: Super 15 Round 7

GOLF: EPGA at Hassan Trophy, Agadir; USPGA at Houston Open; Asia Tour at Chiangmai

Saturday, March 30

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami (until March 31), WTA starts at Charleston (until April 7)

SNOOKER: China Open, Beijing (until March 31)

RUGBYU: Super 15 Round 7; World Sevens Series at Tokyo (and March 31)

GOLF: EPGA at Hassan Trophy, Agadir; USPGA at Houston Open; Asia Tour at Chiangmai

Sunday, March 31

TENNIS: ATP and WTA at Miami (until March 31), WTA at Charleston (until April 7)

SNOOKER: China Open, Beijing (until March 31)

GOLF: EPGA at Hassan Trophy, Agadir; USPGA at Houston Open; Asia Tour at Chiangmai

RUGBYU: Super 15 Round 7; World Sevens Series at Tokyo (ends)

CYCLING: Tour of Flanders

Monday, April 1

TENNIS: WTA at Charleston (until April 7)

CYCLING: Tour of the Basque Country (until April 6)

Tuesday, April 2

FOOTBALL: Champions League quarter-finals 1st leg

CYCLING: Tour of the Basque Country (until April 6)

TENNIS: WTA at Charleston (until April 7)

Wednesday, April 3

FOOTBALL: Champions League quarter-finals 1st leg

CYCLING: Tour of the Basque Country (until April 6)

TENNIS: WTA at Charleston (until April 7)

Thursday, April 4

FOOTBALL: Europa League quarter-finals, 1st leg

CYCLING: Tour of the Basque Country (until April 6)

TENNIS: WTA at Charleston (until April 7)

GOLF: USPGA at Texas Open, San Antonio; Asia Tour at Panasonic Open, India; USLPGA at Kraft Nabisco Championship, Rancho Mirage

Friday, April 5

TENNIS: WTA at Charleston (until April 7); Davis Cup quarter-finals

RUGBYU: European Cup quarter-finals (until April 7); Super 15 Round 8

CYCLING: Tour of the Basque Country (until April 6)

GOLF: USPGA at Texas Open, San Antonio; Asia Tour at Panasonic Open, India; USLPGA at Kraft Nabisco Championship, Rancho MIrage

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