Cycling: Tour de France

8:30 a.m., Versus

Jean Van de Velde’s wearing the yellow jersey, right?

Golf: British Open, first round

3 p.m., TNT

Ah yes. This is why I’ve been hearing so much about Van de Velde this week. He’s not playing this year, which is bad news for Phil Mickelson.

2000 Incredible Dog Challenge

4 p.m., ESPN Classic

Allegedly inspired Michael Vick’s hatred for dogs.

MLB: White Sox at Red Sox

7 p.m., NESN

The panic-striken portion of Red Sox Nation really needs to sit down, pop open a beer and watch some tapes from October, 2004. Start worrying in August.

Major League Lacrosse: Rattlers at Cannons

7 p.m., ESPN2

Jake Steinfeld, a.k.a. Body by Jake, started the MLL in 2001. Give the guy credit. His league has already outlasted Denise Austin’s start-up croquet league by six years.

MLS: All-Star Game

9 p.m., ESPN2

David Beckham is Nancy Kerrigan. His jealous MLS contemporaries are Tonya Harding, Jeff Gillooly and Shane Stant. And this is where they hatch their plot to destroy his career.

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