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Sarah Kwak
June 25, 2007
What to watch and watch for
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June 25, 2007

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

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America's Cup
How does a team from landlocked Switzerland win the world's elite sailing competition? It helps if folks from an island nation pitch in. Brad Butterworth, a New Zealand native who was on the Swiss boat in 2003, will captain this year's vessel (above)—against a team from his home country. This rematch from the last Cup will set sail from Valencia, Spain.
Versus 8:30 a.m.


AT&T U.S. Outdoor Championships
Nick Symmonds, who had raced in relative obscurity at Division III Willamette University, is now one of track's rising stars: He has won all but one event he's competed in this year, and two weeks ago he upset 2004 Olympic champ Yuriy Borzakovskiy of Russia in the 800 meters (above). Pole vaulter Jenn Stuczynski, who recently set a U.S. record of 16 feet, also goes to Indianapolis with one loss in 2007; her rivals include nine-time champ Stacy Dragila.
NBC 2 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.

College World Series
The clang of aluminum bats is being heard in Omaha once again as the CWS returns for the 61st year. Oregon State, one of eight teams vying for a spot in the three-game weekend series, aims to become the first school in a decade to successfully defend its national championship.
ESPN 7 p.m.

IRL: Indy 250
The inaugural running of the Indy 250, in Newton, Iowa, will feature a wide track designed by former NASCAR champion Rusty Wallace. The 7/8-mile tri-oval, which opened in September 2006, is designed so that two cars run side by side around turns. Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti (left) will look to extend his season points lead over Tony Kanaan.
ABC 1 p.m.

For the first time the women will be playing for as much prize money as the men at the All England Club—where the winners' share, at about $1.3 million each, is the richest in tennis. With defending champion Amelie Mauresmo still recovering from a groin injury, top-seeded Justine Henin, winner of six majors and hot off her French Open win, will be seeking her first Wimbledon title.
ESPN 8 a.m., 4 p.m.

On shelves: Positively False
A formal ruling on doping charges still eludes Floyd Landis, who remains (for now, with a decision due soon) the 2006 winner of the Tour de France. In this book Landis details his side of the controversy that changed his life.