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ON THE WEBIn Lance's WebThe Tour de Lance starts Saturday, after a four-year hiatus.

Oh sure, they've had some dudes riding their bikes through France in the interim, but TV cameras never showed the most compelling part — everyone peeing into a cup after the race, which is how the winner has been determined.But Lance Armstrong is back.

And in addition to Versus' HD coverage for the first time, the Livestrong group is offering many other ways for fans to experience the event. will have exclusive video and route-tracking of Armstrong and Team Astana; since Armstrong is one of the rare athletes who actually makes noteworthy use of Twitter and other new media, this site has a chance to be pretty informative during the 21-stage slog.

In addition to Independence Day, Major League Baseball will take time Saturday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the speech in which Lou Gehrig said, "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this Earth." As part of the celebration, the ALS Association has created the Covering All Bases Hitting Challenge.

Fans can visit and make a pledge for every hit their team gets.

Donations start at $25 for a flat rate or $4 per hit.

HEARD THIS ONE?Classy moveArland AdvertisementBruce III, once upon a time a very bit player for the 49ers, is looking to make a name for himself in the Canadian Football League.

Mission accomplished.

Bruce caught a touchdown pass Thursday night for the Toronto Argonauts.

Afterward, he showed off his celebration skills — by lying down, as a dead body in a casket, in a tribute to Michael Jackson.

He drew two penalties and a CFL review."I made the mistake of telling him in camp that once he got to the end zone, I didn't care what he did," Coach Bart Andrus said.

RANDOM THOUGHTVacation: This page goes dark until Monday, July 13.

The big itinerary kicks off Saturday, when we join the nationwide celebration and fireworks in honor Al Davis' 80th birthday.
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