Riding into Paris

Who’s leading the Tour de France? Who knows?
It’s not Lance Armstrong, I know that. At least you know where it’s going to end.
Versus closes its three-week trek through France this weekend. The racers go through the Alps in stages Thursday and Friday, and have a time trial in Grenoble Saturday before the closing ride into Paris.
Back in the States, Atlanta heads to Cincinnati, getting coverage Saturday on FOX and Sunday night on ESPN. FOX also has the Tigers at Twins and the Padres’ visit to Philadelphia, while TBS shows the Mariners at Boston Sunday afternoon.
It’s east meets west this weekend on MASN. The Orioles host the Angels on MASN, while the Nationals are in Los Angeles to face the Dodgers on MASN2.
NASCAR has the weekend off, but the IndyCar racers are in Edmonton Sunday at 2 p.m. on Versus. The Nationwide racers will hit the track, starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday from Nashville on ESPN.
CBS heads north of the border for the Canadian Open Saturday and Sunday, starting at 3 p.m. The senior golfers hung around the United Kingdom for this week’s Senior Open championship. ESPN2 coverage starts at noon Thursday and Friday, and coverage continues throughout the weekend on ESPN.
MLS continues the World Football Challenge through the weekend. Chicago takes on Manchester United Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2 while L.A. meets Manchester City Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
Comcast has Major League Lacrosse Saturday at 7 p.m., with Long Island taking on Chesapeake.
World Team Tennis hosts its final Sunday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. Gearing up for the U.S. Open, ESPN2 shows action from the Atlanta Tennis Championship. It takes the air Friday at 4 and 7 p.m., then Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The World Cup of Softball goes Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, with the United States taking on the Czech Republic. Friday at 8 p.m., it’s the U.S. vs. Australia, and Saturday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 Japan faces the United States. The U.S. meets Great Britain Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.
Hit the beach and the half-pipe for the Dew Tour Pantech Open Saturday and Sunday afternoon on NBC.



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