How does a team from landlocked Switzerland win the world's elite sailingcompetition? It helps if folks from an island nation pitch in. BradButterworth, a New Zealand native who was on the Swiss boat in 2003, willcaptain this year's vessel (above)—against a team from his home country. Thisrematch from the last Cup will set sail from Valencia, Spain.
Versus 8:30 a.m.
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Nick Symmonds, who had raced in relative obscurity at Division III WillametteUniversity, is now one of track's rising stars: He has won all but one eventhe's competed in this year, and two weeks ago he upset 2004 Olympic champ YuriyBorzakovskiy 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 oneloss in 2007; her rivals include nine-time champ Stacy Dragila.
NBC 2 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.
The clang of aluminum bats is being heard in Omaha once again as the CWSreturns for the 61st year. Oregon State, one of eight teams vying for a spot inthe three-game weekend series, aims to become the first school in a decade tosuccessfully defend its national championship.
ESPN 7 p.m.
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The inaugural running of the Indy 250, in Newton, Iowa, will feature a widetrack 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 sidearound turns. Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti (left) will look toextend 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 menat the All England Club—where the winners' share, at about $1.3 million each,is the richest in tennis. With defending champion Amelie Mauresmo stillrecovering from a groin injury, top-seeded Justine Henin, winner of six majorsand hot off her French Open win, will be seeking her first Wimbledon title.
ESPN 8 a.m., 4 p.m.
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A formal ruling on doping charges still eludes Floyd Landis, who remains (fornow, with a decision due soon) the 2006 winner of the Tour de France. In thisbook Landis details his side of the controversy that changed his life.