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March 13, 2013 

M aria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., with a win over Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino of Spain. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga edged Mardy Fish in a third-round match on the men’s side. … ESPN, which sanctions and televises The X Games, announced it will no longer feature snowmobile or Moto X best trick competitions. The decision comes after two horrific snowmobiling incidents last January in Aspen, Colo., including the death of Caleb Moore from injuries he sustained when his 450-pound sled rolled over him after a backflip during a freestyle competition. … American midfielder Carli Lloyd will be sidelined six to eight weeks after breaking a bone in her left shoulder during the Algarve Cup. … Lionel Messi had two first-half goals, and Barcelona overwhelmed AC Milan, 4-0, to reach its sixth straight Champions League quarterfinal.

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