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Best Bets March 17/18: What to watch/where to go

THURSDAY, MARCH 17

  • TELEVISION

ANTALYA WOMEN'S CUP

Sky Blue FC vs. Fortuna Hjorring (Denmark)

Fox Soccer Plus, 5 a.m.

New Jersey's Women's Professional Soccer club prepares for the upcoming campaign with a Russian tournament. Replays: 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Also

LdB FC Malmo (Sweden) vs. FK Energiya (Russia), Fox Soccer Plus, 2 a.m. and 9 p.m.

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Sporting Braga (Portugal) at Liverpool (England)

GolTV, 1 p.m.

The high-flying Reds must overcome a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Braga to push through to the quarterfinals of Europe's No. 2 club competition.

Also

Benfica (Portugal) at Paris Saint-Germain (France), GolTV, 11 a.m.

COPA LIBERTADORES

PeƱarol (Uruguay) at LDU Quito (Ecuador)

Fox Deportes, 5 p.m.

The Ecuadorans have won four South American trophies the past three years, including South America's club championship in 2008, but if they fail to win here at home, their hopes for the 16-team knockout stage are dim.

Also

Deportes Tolima (Colombia) at Cruzeiro (Brazil), Fox Deportes, 9 a.m.

Santos (Brazil) at Colo Colo (Colombia), Fox Deportes, 11 a.m.

Guarani (Paraguay) at Estudiantes de La Plata (Argentina), Fox Deportes, 3 p.m.

Oriente Petrolero (Bolivia) at Junior (Colombia), Fox Deportes, 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

  • TELEVISION

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Quarterfinal Draw

Fox Deportes, 6 a.m.

The final eight -- Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Schalke 04, Shakhtar Donetsk and Tottenham -- are paired off. Replays: 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

UANL Tigres at Estudiantes Tecos

Galavision, 7:10 p.m.

Tigres, with Los Alamitos' Jonathan Bornstein mostly watching from the bench, have lost just once in nine games and sit second in Mexico's top league. Estudiantes is slowly climbing into playoff contention.