The Day in Sports: 9th March
1. Ratchanok Intanon’s brilliance downs Saina Nehwal in All England Open semifinal
Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand broke Indian hearts by beating Saina Nehwal in the semifinal of the All England Open on Saturday. In a contest that was engrossing at times, but in which Saina Nehwal could not really exert her dominance, Intanon won 21-15 21-19.
2. Alexis and Messi goals see Barca past Depor
Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi (L) celebrates with forward Alexis Sanchez after scoring during their Spanish league football match against Deportivo de la Coruna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 9, 2013. Barcelona won 2-0.
3. Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley
Manchester City’s Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez (C) celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal and his third to complete his hat-trick during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Manchester City and Barnsley at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City sealed passage into the FA Cup semi-final with an emphatic 5-0 drubbing of Championship side Barnsley.
4. Anderson ousts Ferrer, Federer, Hewitt advance at Indian Wells
Kevin Anderson of South Africa returns a shot to David Ferrer of Spain during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 9, 2013 in Indian Wells, California. Anderson pulled off the biggest upset so far at Indian Wells on Saturday, ousting fourth-seeded Ferrer 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the second round.
5. England fight back with Cook, Compton centuries
England’s Nick Compton celebrates his maiden Test century against New Zealand in Dunedin on March 9, 2013. Compton had a scare on 16 when New Zealand appealed for a catch down the leg-side but both the appeal and review were turned down. A double century stand by Alastair Cook and Nick Compton pulled England off the ropes and into a relatively safe position.
6. Wigan stun Everton to make FA Cup history
Wigan Athletic defender Maynor Figueroa (centre) celebrates a goal during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match against Everton in Liverpool on March 9, 2013. Wigan made history as the Premier League strugglers enjoyed a surprise 3-0 win against Everton to reach the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time.
7. Career-best birdie binge brings Tiger four-stroke lead
Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at the Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa on March 9, 2013 in Doral, Florida. Woods fired seven birdies, the last of them a 16-footer at the final hole, on his way to seizing a four-stroke lead after 54 holes Saturday at the World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship.