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. just a thought

    I can not understand all the hype over a celebrity; I mean, how does it effect a person's life just to see a well known person. I'm a relative to a former U.S. president, so woop ti do! That doesen't change my life any. I barelly knew the man.

    July 6, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Viva Espana

      Oh an other American, as usual making comments that no one really cares. Cheers mate

      July 6, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. Observer

    This is a boon to the hospital business, for sure.

    July 6, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Geoff Hamilton

    Running with the bulls is on my short list of things to do.

    July 6, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. just a thought

    @Randy I compeletly agree! Idiots first degree!

    July 6, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. just a thought

    How about a boon to the undertaker's business?

    July 6, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dee

    Running of the bulls is cruel, inhumane and should be outlawed.

    July 6, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Righton

      Yeah, it's so mean. I agree. They should allow the bulls to walk through the streets.

      July 6, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzzz

    some one has to know WHO Mctrollstein is , caugh him up NOW

    July 6, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. Observer

    The running of the bulls is somewhat unique. Where else can you find a case where animals show they are superior to man both physically and mentally?

    July 6, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bo

    DotHead? Is that about the size of your brain? You are not even Indian or you could spell better, you are not Hindu either. But, you may be a cokehead; there are very many beautiful women in India, you knot head!

    July 6, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mekell

    Clemens brought this on himself. If he just kept his mouth shut and not volunteered to testify the first time, he probably wouldn't be in this mess. (Mark Maguire wouldn't talk, and therefore won't be facing perjury.)

    July 6, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  11. JohnCBarclow

    Stupid Mexicans.

    July 6, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    Congress insists that Meat and Dairy ranchers use growth-enhancers, but complain about a few ball players using performance-enhancers? That's totally rediculous. (and revealing)

    July 6, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    Mark, Barry, Lance, Sammy, the entire NHL...just a few examples. But even if you gathered-up all of the world's athletes that use illegal drugs, they wouldn't weigh even 1% of what people who consume growth-enhanced red meat and dairy products weigh. (as in obesity epidemic that broke-out after Congress.reversed laws that had been protecting US from crooked ranchers drugging their cattle for decades)

    July 6, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Please don't censor Philip.
    Sometimes, disagreeing with him is as much fun for me as coffee.
    Well, maybe even more.

    July 6, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Our obesity epidemic began in 1994 when Congress allowed our meat and dairy ranchers to drug their cattle. These dangerous drugs that had always been illegal because ALL of the independant tests showed that they make boys grow teets and make girls begin to menstruate earlier than they would have naturally. All in the name of greedy profit.

    July 6, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
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