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World sports diary February 27 - March 26

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Feb 27 (Reuters) - World sports diary from Feb. 27 - Mar. 26. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 SOCCER International friendlies, English FA Cup fifth round, Dutch Cup semi-finals, Spanish King's Cup semi-finals, French Cup last 16 (to 28), German Cup quarter-finals TENNIS ATP/WTA: Acapulco International, Mexico (to March 3) ATP: Dubai Championships, United Arab Emirates (to March 3) Delray Beach International, U.S. (to March 3) WTA: Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur (to March 3) - - - - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 SOCCER Spanish King's Cup semi-finals GOLF PGA Tour: Honda Classic, Florida (to March 3) European Tour: Tshwane Open, Pretoria (to March 3) - - - - FRIDAY, MARCH 1 SOCCER Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Dutch championship ATHLETICS European Indoor Championships, Gothenburg, Sweden (to 3) RUGBY Super rugby round three (to 2) CRICKET South Africa v Pakistan, first T20 international, Durban ALPINE SKIING World Cup: Women's Super-G, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - - - - SATURDAY, MARCH 2 SOCCER Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Dutch Championship ATHLETICS US Athletics Indoor Champs, Albuquerque, New Mexico (to 3) CRICKET India v Australia, second test, Mohali (to 6) West Indies v Zimbabwe, first T20 international, Antigua ALPINE SKIING World Cup: Women's downhill, Garmisch, Germany Men's downhill, Kvitfjell, Norway - - - - SUNDAY, MARCH 3 SOCCER Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Dutch Championship CYCLING Paris-Nice, France (to 10) CRICKET South Africa v Pakistan, second T20 international, Centurion West Indies v Zimbabwe, second T20 international, Antigua Afghanistan v Scotland, first T20 international, Sharjah ALPINE SKIING World Cup: Women's super-G, Garmisch, Germany Men's super-G, Kvitfjell, Norway - - - - MONDAY, MARCH 4 SOCCER Premier League TENNIS ATP/WTA: Indian Wells, California, U.S. (to 17) CRICKET Afghanistan v Scotland, second T20 international, Sharjah - - - - TUESDAY, MARCH 5 SOCCER Champions League last 16 second legs (to 6) - - - - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 CYCLING Tirreno-Adriatico, Italy (to 12) CRICKET New Zealand v England, first test, Dunedin (to 10) - - - - THURSDAY, MARCH 7 GOLF PGA Tour/European Tour: WGC-Cadillac Championship, Doral, Florida (to 10) PGA Tour: Puerto Rico Open, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (to 10) SOCCER Europa League last 16 RALLYING Rally of Mexico (to 10) - - - - FRIDAY, MARCH 8 SOCCER La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Dutch Championship CRICKET Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, Galle, first test (to 12) RUGBY Super rugby round four (to 10) ATHLETICS NCAA indoor championships, Fayetteville, Arkansas (to 9) - - - - SATURDAY, MARCH 9 SOCCER FA Cup sixth round (to 10), Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Dutch Championship RUGBY Six Nations Scotland v Wales, Murrayfield Ireland v France, Lansdowne Road ALPINE SKIING World Cup: Women's giant slalom, Ofterschwang, Germany Men's giant slalom, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia - - - - SUNDAY, MARCH 10 SOCCER Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Dutch Championship RUGBY Six Nations England v Italy, Twickenham CRICKET South Africa v Pakistan, first one-day international, Bloemfontein ALPINE SKIING World Cup: Women's slalom, Ofterschwang, Germany Men's slalom, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia - - - - MONDAY, MARCH 11 SOCCER La Liga FIGURE SKATING World Figure Skating championships, London, Ontario (to 17) - - - - TUESDAY, MARCH 12 SOCCER Champions League last 16 second legs (to 13) HORSE RACING Cheltenham Festival (to 15) CRICKET West Indies v Zimbabwe (1st test), Bridgetown (to 16) BASEBALL Baseball World Classic playoff, Miami (to 16) - - - - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 ALPINE SKIING World Cup: End-of-season meeting, Lenzerheide, Switzerland (to 17) Women's downhill Men's downhill - - - - THURSDAY, MARCH 14 SOCCER Europa League last 16 GOLF European Tour: Avantha Masters, New Delhi, India (to 17) PGA Tour: Transitions Championship, Palm Harbor, Florida (to 18) CRICKET India v Australia, third test, Hyderabad (to 18) New Zealand v England, second test, Wellington (to 18) ALPINE SKIING World Cup: End-of-season meeting, Lenzerheide, Switzerland (to 17) Women's super-G Men's super-G - - - FRIDAY, MARCH 15 SOCCER La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Dutch Championship MOTOR RACING Formula One: Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne (to 17) RUGBY Super rugby round five (to 16) DIVING FINA World series, China CRICKET South Africa v Pakistan, second one-day international, Pretoria - - - - SATURDAY, MARCH 16 SOCCER Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Dutch Championship RUGBY Six Nations Italy v Ireland France v Scotland Wales v England ALPINE SKIING World Cup: End-of-season meeting, Lenzerheide, Switzerland (to 17) Women's slalom Men's giant slalom CRICKET Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, second test (to 20), Colombo - - - - SUNDAY, MARCH 17 SOCCER Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Dutch Championship CRICKET South Africa v Pakistan, third one-day international, Johannesburg ALPINE SKIING World Cup: End-of-season meeting, Lenzerheide, Switzerland (to 17) Women's giant slalom Men's slalom BASEBALL Baseball World Classic final, San Francisco (to 19) CYCLING Milan-San Remo Classic, Italy HORSE RACING Hong Kong derby - - - - MONDAY, MARCH 18 SOCCER La Liga TENNIS ATP/WTA: Sony Ericsson Open, Miami, U.S. (to 31) CYCLING Tour of Catalunya, Spain (to 24) - - - - TUESDAY, MARCH 19 No new entries - - - - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 CRICKET West Indies v Zimbabwe, second test, Dominica (to 24) - - - - THURSDAY, MARCH 21 GOLF European Tour: Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur (to 24) PGA Tour: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Orlando, Florida (to 24) CRICKET South Africa v Pakistan, fourth one-day international, Durban - - - - FRIDAY, MARCH 22 MOTOR RACING Formula One: Malaysian Grand Prix, Kuala Lumpur (to 24) RUGBY Super rugby round six (to 24) SOCCER World Cup qualifiers Asian Cup qualifiers CRICKET India v Australia, fourth test, Chennai ( to 26) New Zealand v England, third test, Auckland (to 26) CYCLING E3-Harelbeke, Belgium - - - - SATURDAY, MARCH 23 CRICKET Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, first ODI, Hambantota CYCLING Criterium International (to 24) ROWING Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, London - - - - SUNDAY, MARCH 24 CYCLING Gent-Wevelgem race, Belgium CRICKET South Africa v Pakistan, fifth one-day international, Benoni ATHLETICS IAAF world cross country championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland - - - - MONDAY, MARCH 25 SOCCER Brazil v Russia, London CRICKET Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, second ODI, Hambantota - - - - TUESDAY, MARCH 26 SOCCER World Cup qualifiers - - - - (Edited by Caroline Helly)

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