THE WEEK'S MAJOR FIXTURES

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Today

FOOTBALL: See separate panel (page 22).

CRICKET: See scoreboard (page 20).

SPEEDWAY (7.30 unless stated): World Championship British semi-final (at Exeter). Elite League: Wolverhampton v Belle Vue. Premier League Knock-Out Cup: Reading v Oxford.

RACING (Flat meetings in capitals): REDCAR (First race 2.15); SOUTHWELL (AW Flat) (2.30); WINDSOR (6.0); Towcester (5.45).

Tomorrow

FOOTBALL: European Under-18 Championship Intermediary round second leg: Portugal (1) v England (2) (5.0) (at Angra do Heroismo, Azores). Nigel Winterburn testimonial: Arsenal v Rangers (8.0).

RUGBY LEAGUE: International match: France v Ireland (7.0) (at Evry).

RACING: YORK (2.05); Chepstow (1.50).

Wednesday

FOOTBALL (7.45 unless stated): European Cup-Winners' Cup final: Barcelona v Paris St-Germain (7.30) (at Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam). Nationwide Football League promotion play-offs semi-finals second leg: First Division: Ipswich (1) v Sheffield Utd (1); Wolves (1) v Crystal Palace (3). Second Division: Brentford (2) v Bristol City (1); Luton (1) v Crewe (2). Third Division: Northampton (1) v Cardiff (0); Swansea (0) v Chester (0) (7.30).

CRICKET: Britannic Assurance County Championship (First day of four, 11.0): Essex v Durham (at Chelmsford); Hampshire v Leicestershire (at Southampton): Kent v Glamorgan (at Canterbury); Lancashire v Nottinghamshire (at Old Trafford); Middlesex v Derbyshire (at Lord's); Somerset v Sussex (at Taunton); Surrey v Gloucestershire (at The Oval); Warwickshire v Yorkshire (at Edgbaston). Other first-class matches (First day of three, 11.30): Cambridge University v Northamptonshire (at Fenner's); Oxford University v Worcestershire (at The Parks).

SPEEDWAY (7.30 unless stated): Elite League: King's Lynn v Belle Vue (7.45pm); Poole v Wolverhampton. Premier League: Hull v Arena Essex; Long Eaton v Edinburgh (7.45pm).

RACING: YORK (2.05); LINGFIELD (AW) (2.15); Hereford (1.55); Huntingdon (6.05); Perth (6.20).

Thursday

FOOTBALL: FA Youth Cup Final second leg: Crystal Palace (1) v Leeds Utd (2) (7.30).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Second Division: Bramley v Prescot (7.30).

CRICKET: Tour match (One day, 11.0): Duke of Norfolk's XI v Australia (at Arundel).

SPEEDWAY (7.30 unless stated): Elite League: Ipswich v Poole. World Championship: British semi-final (7.45) (at Sheffield).

RACING: YORK (2.05); SALISBURY (2.15); Perth (1.55).

Friday

RUGBY LEAGUE: Stones Super League: St Helens v London (7.30). Second Division: Lancashire Lynx v Hunslet (7.30).

SPEEDWAY (7.30 unless stated): Elite League: Peterborough v King's Lynn. Premier League Knock-Out Cup: Arena Essex v Reading (8.0); Edinburgh v Glasgow. Amateur League: Belle Vue v Exeter & Newport; Peterborough v Oxford (7.0).

RACING: NEWBURY (2.10); NEWMARKET (2.0); THIRSK (2.15); Aintree (5.45); Folkestone (5.50); Stratford (6.0).

Saturday

FOOTBALL (3.0 unless stated): FA Carling Premiership: FA Cup Final: Chelsea v Middlesbrough (at Wembley stadium). Bell's Scottish League play-off first leg: Hibernian v Airdrie.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Stones Super League: Paris v Sheffield (7.0) (at Evry).

RUGBY UNION (3.0 unless stated): Courage Clubs' Championship National League Three: Morley v Walsall; Reading v Exeter; Rosslyn Park v Wharfedale. National League Four North: Sheffield v Aspatria.

CRICKET: Tour match (One day, 11.0): Northamptonshire v Australia (at Northampton). Other first-class match (One day, 11.30): Cambridge University v Oxford University (at Fenner's).

SPEEDWAY (7.30 unless stated): Elite League: Eastbourne v Poole. Premier League Knock-Out Cup: Stoke v Edinburgh. Amateur League: Berwick v Lathallan (7.0); Berwick v Long Eaton & Wolverhampton (8.30); Swindon & Reading v Belle Vue.

RACING: NEWBURY (2.0); NOTTINGHAM (2.25); THIRSK (2.15); HAMILTON (6.15); LINGFIELD (6.0); Bangor (11.50).

Sunday

FOOTBALL: FA Umbro Trophy final: Dagenham & Redbridge v Woking (3.0) (at Wembley stadium). Welsh Cup final: Barry v Cwmbran (3.15) (at Ninian Park, Cardiff). World Cup Group Four: Estonia v Latvia (at Kadriorg stadium, Tallinn).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Stones Super League: Castleford v Salford (3.30); Halifax v Wigan (3.0); Oldham v Leeds (3.0); Warrington v Bradford (6.35).

CRICKET: AXA Life League (One-day, 2.0): Essex v Durham (at Chelmsford); Hampshire v Leicestershire (at Southampton): Kent v Glamorgan (at Canterbury); Lancashire v Notts (at Old Trafford); Middlesex v Derbyshire (at Lord's); Somerset v Sussex (at Taunton); Surrey v Gloucs (at The Oval); Warwickshire v Yorkshire (at Edgbaston). Tour match (One day, 11.0): Worcestershire v Australia (at Worcester).

RACING: NEWBURY (2.0); RIPON (2.15); Fakenham (2.20).

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