The day in sports: 10th March
1. Chelsea roar back to defy United in FA Cup:
Manchester United’s French defender Patrice Evra (L) vies with Chelsea’s Spanish midfielder Juan Mata (R) during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford, Manchester, England on March 10, 2013. The match ended 2-2 after Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney had given United the lead, only for Eden Hazard and Ramires to force a replay.
2. South Africa’s score huge win against Pakistan in 1st ODI:
South Africa cricketer Colin Ingram raises his bat after scoring a half century (50 runs) during a One Day International (ODI) against Pakistan in Bloemfontein on March 10, 2013. Ingram hit an unbeaten century as South Africa piled up 315 for four during the first ODI. They skittled Pakistan for 190 with the help of Rory Kleinveldt’s 4-22 and won by a massive 125 runs.
3. Ronaldo double sees Madrid past Celta Vigo:
Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Celta vs Real Madrid at the Balaidos Stadium in Vigo, on March 10, 2013. Real won 2-1.
4. Dogged England salvage draw in 1st Test:
England’s Steven Finn bats against New Zealand in Dunedin on March 10, 2013. A determined England batted through the final day to salvage a draw from the first Test at the University Oval.
5. Nadal advances in hard-court return:
Rafael Nadal hits a return to Ryan Harrison at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on March 9, 2013. Nadal made a triumphant return to hard-court tennis, booking his third-round berth with a straight-sets victory over the American. After a few tense moments in the opening set, he came through with flying colors, beating 73rd-ranked American Harrison 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 in one hour and 33 minutes.
6. Woods claims WGC-Cadillac Championship:
Tiger Woods poses with the Gene Sarazen Cup after winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Doral, Florida on March 10, 2013. He closed with a one-under 71 for a two-shot victory.
7. Ashraful, Rahim boost Bangladesh in Sri Lanka Test:
Bangladesh’s Mohammad Ashraful raises his bat in celebration after scoring a century against Sri Lanka in Galle on March 10, 2013. Ashraful and Mushfiqur Rahim smashed impressive centuries in a record stand as Bangladesh dominated the third day.
8. Murray makes it through Indian Wells opener:
Andy Murray of Great Britain serves to Evgeny Donskoy of Russia during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 10, 2013 in Indian Wells, California. Murray won 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.
9. Heat beat Pacers for 18th straight NBA win:
The Miami Heat extended their franchise-best winning streak to 18 games by beating Indiana 105-91. Mario Chalmers scored a game-high 26 points, Chris Bosh finished with 24 points and Dwyane Wade added 23 points. LeBron James had only 13.
10. LA Lakers make it back into the top eight in the Western Conference:
The LA Lakers completed their climb back into the top eight in the Western Conference with a 90-81 victory against the visiting Bulls at Staples Center. Dwight Howard finished with 16 points and 21 rebounds and Kobe Bryant had had 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Nate Robinson led the Bulls with 19 points, Joakim Noah had 18 points and 17 rebounds.
11. Djokovic scrambles into third round of Indian Wells:
Novak Djokovic pictured during his Indian Wells match against Fabio Fognini in California on March 10, 2013. The Serbian passed a tough first test at Indian Wells to maintain his perfect record for the season and reach the third round of the year’s first Masters tournament. The world No. 1 defeated Fabio Fognini 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 on Sunday.
12. Porte becomes first Australian to win Paris-Nice:
Sky Procycling Team Australian cyslist Richie Porte wearing the overall leader yellow jersey competes during the sixth stage of the 71st Paris-Nice cycling race between Manosque and Nice, on March 9, 2013. Porte became the first winner of Paris-Nice on Sunday as he won the final stage 9.6km time-trial to hold off the challenge of American Andrew Talansky.