On the Radar: Running bulls, royals in Canada, Clemens' trial
Crowds celebrate the beginning of the Festival of San Fermin last year in Pamplona, Spain.
July 6th, 2011
06:08 AM ET

On the Radar: Running bulls, royals in Canada, Clemens' trial

Three things you need to know today.

Festival of San Fermin: The bulls begin running through the streets on Thursday, but a full week of partying begins at midday today in Pamplona, Spain, as the Festival of San Fermin begins.

iReport: Share your photos of Pamplona

The festival officially begins with the igniting of the Txupinazo rocket in the town's Plaza Ayuntamiento as Pamplona's mayor and town council open the celebrations.

Thousands of bottle champagne will be sprayed and consumed as the party goes into full swing.

For an idea of how the famous running of the bulls will go beginning Thursday, check out this great infographic from Spain's EITB.

Royals to visit destroyed town: Prince William and his wife, Catherine, will visit a fire-stricken town in central Alberta on Wednesday, the seventh day of their Canadian tour.

Slave Lake was devastated by a May wildfire that destroyed homes and other structures.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet emergency services personnel from the fire brigade, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the medical response team in the town before visiting with families affected by the disaster.

Clemens' trial: Jury selection begins Wednesday in the perjury trial of baseball legend Roger Clemens.

Clemens is fighting a six-count federal indictment for allegedly misleading members of Congress over use of performance-enhancing drugs.

The former all-star pitcher testified under oath in 2008 that he never used illegal performance-enhancing substances during his 23-year career.

Clemens has never tested positive for drug use, but his name was among 86 that appeared in a report by former Sen. George Mitchell. The 400-page report listed players who are said to have used drugs to improve their performance on the field.

Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann answers eight questions about the Clemens trial.

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soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. CSnSC

    @ joey Istola-Fiero. Agree about Philip. Fun to pick out the kernal of truth from a field of bs.

    July 6, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    @Joey. No? So when did our national obesity epidemic begin according to you, if not in 1994 when Congress changed the law.

    July 6, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    ...still waiting to see what Joey Ilosta-Ferrarri disagreed with 🙂 And Ahkmed would like to speak with Sheryl sometime in the near future. I think that he likes her..

    July 6, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. Diether

    Philip, I didn't disagree with you about obesity...yet.
    Now I do.
    I think that a lot of it has to do with the FDA food pyramid, but then I eat the Atkins diet.
    Sheryl likes Ahkmed very much, but she is looking for a prince or an emir with lots of oil wells.

    July 6, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. Diether

    Oh, shhhhh...
    Now I blew Diether's cover.

    July 6, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I blew Diether's cover.
    Back to the drawing boards.

    July 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I'm too rushed to play Ballo in Maschera now.
    I bave to teach at 1:00 PM.

    July 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I just put duct tape over Diether's face and put him in the trunk with his Eva Braus doll.

    July 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    Lmao...see ya 'round Joey. (And Ahkmed's last name is bin Laden...so he's got cash out the wazoo)

    July 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Eva Braun doll.
    jules s-p stole my reading glasses.

    July 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
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