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These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit:

FRIDAY, April 15

Various sites — rugby, Super 15: Chiefs vs. Crusaders, Melbourne vs. Otago.

thru 17, San Antonio — golf, US PGA Tour, Valero Texas Open.

thru 17, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — golf, European Tour, Malaysian Open.

thru 16, Southern Shuneh, Jordan — auto racing, WRC, Rally Jordan.

thru 17, Lutz, Florida — golf, Champions Tour, Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.

thru 17, Kazan, Russia — weightlifting, European championships.

SATURDAY, April 16

Various sites — rugby, Super 15: Blues vs. New South Wales, Queensland vs. Bulls, Lions vs. Stormers, Cheetahs vs. Hurricanes, ACT vs. Western Force.

Various sites — basketball, NBA playoffs begin.

thru 17, various sites — tennis, Fed Cup semifinals: Russia vs. Italy, Belgium vs. Czech Republic. World Group playoffs: Germany vs. United States, Spain vs. France, Slovakia vs. Serbia, Australia vs. Ukraine. World Group II playoffs: Belarus vs. Estonia, Slovenia vs. Canada, Switzerland vs. Sweden.

Manchester, England — boxing, Amir Khan vs. Paul McCloskey for Khan's WBA light welterweight title.

Mashantucket, Connecticut — boxing, Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz for Berto's WBC welterweight title.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico — boxing, Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Orlando Salido for Lopez's WBO featherweight title.

thru May 2, Sheffield, England — snooker, world championship.

SUNDAY, April 17

Shanghai — auto racing, F1, Chinese GP.

Long Beach, California — auto racing, IRL, Long Beach GP.

Talladega, Alabama — auto racing, NASCAR, Aaron's 499.

Limburg, Netherlands — cycling, Amstel Gold Race.

London — athletics, London Marathon.

Vienna — athletics, Vienna City Marathon.

Ishigaki, Japan — triathlon, World Cup.

Jakarta, Indonesia — boxing, Chris John vs. Daud Yordan for John's WBA featherweight title.

MONDAY, April 18

Boston — athletics, Boston Marathon.

thru 24, Barcelona, Spain — tennis, ATP, Barcelona Open.

thru 24, Stuttgart, Germany — tennis, WTA, Porsche Grand Prix.

thru 24, Fes, Morocco — tennis, WTA, Grand Prix de SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem.

TUESDAY, April 19

Various sites, Asia, Middle East — football, Asian Champions League: Pakhtakor vs. Esteghlal, Al-Nassr vs. Al-Sadd, Emirates vs. Al-Shabab, Zobahan vs. Al-Rayyan, Al-Ain vs. Hangzhou Greentown, FC Seoul vs. Nagoya Grampus, Kashima Antlers vs. Suwon Bluewings.

Monterrey, Mexico — football, CONCACAF Champions League final: Monterrey vs. Real Salt Lake.

Pakchong, Thailand — boxing, Kwanthai Sithmorseng vs. Muhammad Rachman for Kwanthai's WBA minimumweight title.

WEDNESDAY, April 20

Valencia, Spain — football, Copa del Rey final: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid.

Various sites, Asia, Middle East — football, Asian Champions League: Al-Gharafa vs. Foolad Sepahan, Al-Jazira vs. Al-Hilal, Piroozi Athletic vs. Bunyodkor, Al-Ittihad vs. Al-Wahda, Gamba Osaka vs. Jeju United, Melbourne Victory vs. Tianjin Teda, Shandong Luneng vs. Arema, Jeonbuk Motors vs. Cerezo Osaka.

Belgium — cycling, La Fleche Wallonne.

Mar del Plata, Argentina — football, friendly, Argentina vs. Ecuador.

THURSDAY, April 21

thru 24, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina — golf, US PGA Tour, The Heritage.

thru 24, Chengdu, China — golf, European Tour, China Open.

thru 24, Jakarta, Indonesia — golf, Asian Tour, Indonesian Masters.

Gros Islet, St. Lucia — cricket, West Indies vs. Pakistan, Twenty20.

FRIDAY, April 22

Albany, New Zealand — rugby, Super 15: Blues vs. Melbourne Rebels.

thru 23, Mexico City — diving, FINA world series.

thru 24, Savannah, Georgia — golf, Champions Tour, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

SATURDAY, April 23

Various sites — rugby, Super 15: Crusaders vs. Highlanders, Queensland vs. New South Wales, Western Force vs. Bulls, Sharks vs. Hurricanes, Lions vs. Chiefs.

Gros Islet, St. Lucia — cricket, West Indies vs. Pakistan, 1st ODI.

Los Angeles — boxing, Joseph Agbeko vs. Abner Mares for Agbeko's IBF bantamweight title.

SUNDAY, April 24

thru May 1, Moscow — figure skating, world championships.

Motegi, Japan — motorcycling, MotoGP, Japanese GP

Liege, Belgium — cycling, Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

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