THURSDAY, MARCH 10
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE
Liverpool (England) at Sporting Braga (Portugal)
GolTV, 10 a.m.
Liverpool storms into the round of 16 in Europe's No. 2 club championship after beating mighty Manchester United on Dirk Kuyt's hat trick. The Reds are unbeaten (7-0-5) in a dozen Europa League outings.
Spartak Moscow (Russia) at Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands), GolTV, noon and midnight
Villarreal (Spain) at Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), GolTV, 2 p.m.
Godoy Cruz (Argentina) at Independiente (Argentina)
Fox Deportes, 4:30 p.m.
Everything's even in Group 8 of South America's club championship after two games, aside from a little goal difference. Our guess is one of the Argentine rivals advance with Ecuador's LDU Quito, so this result could be key.
Junior (Colombia) at Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia), Fox Deportes, 6 a.m.
Caracas FC (Venezuela) at Universidad Catolica (Chile), Fox Deportes, 10 a.m.
Velez Sarsfield (Argentina) at Union Española (Chile), Fox Deportes, 2 p.m.
Deportivo Tachira (Venzuela) at Cerro Porteño (Paraguay), Fox Deportes, 11 p.m.
ON LOCAL FIELDS
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS PLAYOFFS
Salesian (Los Angeles) vs. Annenberg (Los Angeles)
Banning High School (Wilmington), 5 p.m.
Salesian has won two Southern California Regional Division III titles and played in all three finals. Top-seeded Annenberg is seeking to become the second L.A. City Section school to win the closest thing California has to a state title.
Golden Valley (Bakersfield) at San Clemente, 4 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS PLAYOFFS
Bullard (Fresno) at San Clemente
San Clemente High School, 6:30 p.m.
Frannie Coxe netted her 13th and 14th goals of the season in the Tritons' first-round victory in the Southern California Regionals. Now the Southern Section powerhouse takes on the Central Section's best, with a spot in Saturday's Division I final on the line.
St. Margaret's (San Juan Capistrano) at Flintridge Sacred Heart (La Cañada Flintridge), 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
ITALIAN SERIE A
Inter Milan at Brescia
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m.
Cameroonian star Samuel Eto'o and Internazionale have won four straight Serie A games to close within five points of first-place AC Milan. How much fight can 19th-place Brescia put up? Replay: FSC, 8 p.m.
MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION
Monterrey at Necaxa
Azteca America (KAZA/Channel 54) and Fox Deportes, 6:10 p.m.
Necaxa, desperately seeking to stave off relegation to the second-tier Liga de Ascenso, has been one of Mexico's hottest clubs since Sergio Bueno took charge at the end of January, going 3-0-2 and shutting out four of five foes. Monterrey, the fall champion, has been good enough in spurts to climb into the top eight, in position for a postseason berth.
ON LOCAL FIELDS
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Oak Hills (Hesperia) vs. Santa Barbara
Warren High School (Downey), 7:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs and Dons failed to win CIF Southern Section titles -- Oak Hills lost to Pico Rivera's El Rancho in the Division 4 final; Santa Barbara fell to San Clemente in the Division 1 game -- but one of them will claim the Southern California Regional Division II championship.
Coronado vs. La Jolla, Warren High School (Downey), 5 p.m.