2013-03-15 08:00 AM
These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit:
FRIDAY, March 15
thru 17, Indian Wells, California _ tennis, ATP-WTA, BNP Paribas Open.
thru 17, Lenzerheide, Switzerland _ skiing, Alpine World Cup finals.
thru 17, Palm Harbor, Florida _ golf, US PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Championship.
thru 17, New Delhi _ golf, European Tour, Avantha Masters.
thru 18, Wellington, New Zealand _ cricket, New Zealand vs. England, 2nd test.
Centurion, South Africa _ cricket, South Africa vs. Pakistan, 2nd ODI.
Various sites _ rugby, Highlanders vs. Hurricanes, NSW vs. Cheetahs, Kings vs. Chiefs.
thru 16, London, Ontario _ figure skating, world championships.
thru 17, Phoenix _ golf, US LPGA Tour, Founders Cup.
thru 17, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia _ biathlon World Cup.
Trondheim, Norway _ ski jump, World Cup.
thru 16, Oslo, Norway _ skiing, Nordic combined World Cup.
thru 17, Are, Sweden _ skiing, freestyle World Cup.
thru 19, US, Japan, Taiwan, Puerto Rico _ baseball, World Baseball Classic.
Cheltenham, England _ horse racing, Cheltenham Festival.
SATURDAY, March 16
Europe _ rugby, Six Nations: Italy vs. Ireland, Wales vs. England, France vs. Scotland.
Various sites _ rugby, Super 15: Crusaders vs. Bulls, Queensland vs. Western Force, Sharks vs. ACT.
thru 20, Colombo, Sri Lanka _ cricket, Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh, 2nd test.
thru 17, Oslo, Norway _ skiing, cross country World Cup.
thru 17, Veysonnaz, Switzerland _ snowboard World Cup.
Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic _ snowboard World Cup.
La Molina, Spain _ snowboard World Cup.
Panama City, Panama _ boxing, John Riel Casimero vs. Luis Alberto Rios for Casimero's IBF junior flyweight title; Roberto Vasquez vs. John Mark Apolinario for Apolinario's interim WBA World bantamweight title.
Ica, Peru _ boxing, Alberto Rossel vs. Walter Tello for Rossel's interim WBA World light flyweight title.
Carson, California _ boxing, Timothy Bradley, Jr. vs. Ruslan Provodnikov for Bradley's WBO welterweight title.
SUNDAY, March 17
Melbourne, Australia _ auto racing, F1, Australian GP.
Johannesburg, South Africa _ cricket, South Africa vs. Pakistan, 3rd ODI.
Oslo, Norway _ ski jump, World Cup.
Bristol, Tennessee _ auto racing, NASCAR, Bristol 500.
MONDAY, March 18
thru 21, Madrid _ Olympics, IOC 2020 evaluation visit.
thru 24, Spain _ cycling, Tour of Catalunya.
TUESDAY, March 19
thru 31, Key Biscayne, Florida _ tennis, ATP-WTA, Sony Open.
WEDNESDAY, March 20
thru 24, Roseau, Dominica _ cricket, West Indies vs. Zimbabwe, 2nd test.
thru 27, Sierra Nevada, Spain _ snowboard, World Cup finals.
Stockholm _ skiing, cross country World Cup.
THURSDAY, March 21
thru 24, Orlando, Florida _ golf, US PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational.
thru 24, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia _ golf, European Tour, Malaysian Open.
Durban, South Africa _ cricket, South Africa vs. Pakistan, 4th ODI.
Various sites _ football, friendlies: Italy vs. Brazil, Ecuador vs. El Salvador.
thru 24, Carlsbad, California _ golf, US LPGA Tour, Kia Classic.
FRIDAY, March 22
Various sites _ football, World Cup qualifying: EUROPE: Israel vs. Portugal, Croatia vs. Serbia, Bulgaria vs. Malta, Slovenia vs. Iceland, Norway vs. Albania, Andorra vs. Turkey, Liechtenstein vs. Latvia, Northern Ireland vs. Russia, Scotland vs. Wales, Slovakia vs. Lithuania, Luxembourg vs. Azerbaijan, Czech Republic vs. Denmark, Austria vs. Faroe Islands, Netherlands vs. Estonia, Hungary vs. Romania, Macedonia vs. Belgium, Poland vs. Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Greece, Spain vs. Finland, Sweden vs. Ireland, San Marino vs. England, France vs. Georgia, Moldova vs. Montenegro. SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia vs. Bolivia, Uruguay vs. Paraguay, Argentina vs. Venezuela, Peru vs. Chile. CONCACAF: Honduras vs. Mexico, US vs. Costa Rica, Jamaica vs. Panama. OCEANIA: New Zealand vs. New Caledonia, Tahiti vs. Solomon Islands. Friendlies: Japan vs. Canada, South Korea vs. Syria, Dominican Republic vs. Haiti, Egypt vs. Swaziland. Asian Cup qualifying: China vs, Iraq, UAE vs. Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan vs. Cambodia, Lebanon vs. Thailand, Bahrain vs. Qatar, Philippines vs. Brunei, Hong Kong vs. Vietnam, Malaysia vs. Yemen.
thru 26, Auckland, New Zealand _ cricket, New Zealand vs. England, 3rd test.
Hamilton, New Zealand _ rugby, Super 15: Chiefs vs. Highlanders.
thru 24, Sydney _ rowing, World Cup.
thru 24, Falun, Sweden _ skiing, cross country World Cup finals.
thru 24, Planica, Slovenia _ ski jump World Cup finals.
thru 25, Sierra Nevada, Spain _ skiing, freestyle World Cup.
SATURDAY, March 23
Various sites _ football, World Cup qualifying: EUROPE: Kazakhstan vs. Germany, Cyprus vs. Switzerland. AFRICA: Cameroon vs. Togo, Republic of Congo v Gabon, Nigeria vs. Kenya, Ivory Coast vs. Gambia, Senegal vs. Angola, Namibia vs. Malawi, Burkina Faso vs Niger, Tunisia vs. Sierra Leone, South Africa vs. Central African Republic. Asian Cup qualifying: Indonesia vs. Saudi Arabia.
Various sites _ rugby, Super 15: Crusaders vs. Kings, Queensland vs. Bulls, Western Force vs. Cheetahs, Sharks vs. Melbourne, Stormers vs. ACT.
Hambantota, Sri Lanka _ cricket, Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh, 1st ODI.
SUNDAY, March 24
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia _ auto racing, F1, Malaysian GP.
Various sites _ football, World Cup qualifying: AFRICA: Tanzania vs. Morocco, Lesotho vs. Zambia, Mozambique vs. Guinea, Congo vs. Libya, Rwanda vs. Mali, Ghana vs. Sudan, Ethiopia vs. Botswana, Liberia vs. Uganda, Equatorial Guinea vs. Cape Verde Islands. Asian Cup qualifying: Brunei vs. Turkmenistan, Philippines vs. Cambodia.
St. Petersburg, Florida _ auto racing, IndyCar, St Petersburg GP.
Benoni, South Africa _ cricket, South Africa vs. Pakistan, 5th ODI.
Sydney _ rugby, Super 15: NSW vs. Blues.
Bydgoszcz, Poland _ athletics, world cross-country championships.
Ghent, Belgium _ cycling, Ghent-Wevelgem.
Fontana, California _ auto racing, NASCAR, Auto Club 400.
thru 27, Istanbul _ Olympics, IOC 2020 evaluation visit.