The sporting week ahead (13/03/11)
Sunday 13 March 2011
Remember when all the FA Cup quarter-finals used to kick off at 3pm on a Saturday? This year, zero. Today's "blockbusters" are Man City versus Reading and Stoke v West Ham. At Twickenham, try to wipe the grin off Andy Robinson's face if Scotland spoil the party in the Calcutta Cup.
The high-flying Canaries welcome Bristol City to Carrow Road. Come on all you Norwich fans, Letsby Avenue!
Looking to join Spurs in the Champions' League quarter-finals (and who thought that sentence would be penned?) are Manchester United, who will be anxious to avoid conceding an away goal to Marseille. At the Cricket World Cup, the pluck of the Irish will be needed against the might of South Africa.
Chelsea should cruise through to the last eight against Copenhagen, while there's another mismatch in Bangalore – Australia versus Canada.
Big game for England in Chennai (scene of their heart-stopping triumph over the Saffers) where victory over West Indies will hopefully give Andrew Strauss's men an easier quarter-final opponent. In the Europa League, Liverpool have a second leg at home to Braga, Man City host Dynamo Kiev and Rangers entertain PSV Eindhoven.
The draw for the quarter-finals and semis in both the Champions' League and the Europa League, while there is a tasty night of Super League action. Stone me, you could also watch the curling women's world championship in Esbjerg, Denmark. My colleague tells me he'd prefer to curl one out...
Super sporting Saturday. England potentially go for a Grand Slam in Ireland while Man U (home to Bolton) and Arsenal (away to West Brom) are both in action. Also some relegation six-pointers as Aston Villa play Wolves, Blackburn host Blackpool and Birmingham travel to Wigan.
Latest in Sport
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Ghosts of past cast a massive shadow
Mayweather-Pacquiao: Ricky Hatton, Mike Tyson, Ronda Rousey and more make their predictions
Frank Lampard's face drops when Holly Willoughby introduces him as a 'Man City legend'
Kyle Walker video: Tottenham defender categorically denies 'disgusting' rumours on Facebook
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
- 1 Frank Lampard's face drops when Holly Willoughby introduces him as a 'Man City legend'
- 2 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 3 The confessions of men who ordered mail-order brides
- 4 General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour
- 5 Yazidi sex slaves undergoing surgery to 'restore virginity' after being raped by Isis militants
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
General election 2015: Labour will toughen hate crimes legislation surrounding Islamophobia
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
£65K - £75K (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Creative Director...
£8 - £9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: You will need to be able to follow instr...
£18000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This global wholesaler and reta...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This organization is one of the founding names...