University of South Carolina Aiken soccer fans will start getting a kick out of their sport this week when the Lady Pacers open their season on Tuesday and the Pacers follow with a Thursday opener. The Lady Pacers, 1-14-2 in their inaugural season, have 19 experienced players on the roster when coach Ike Ofoje's team visits Anderson College. Among them is sophomore defender Tina Ingramm of Aiken.
Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne set up a showdown for the No. 1 ranking and the Porsche Grand Prix title with straight-set semifinal wins in Filderstadt, Germany.
VERDUN, France -- Lance Armstrong finished in the main pack after a difficult stretch of racing Wednesday to remain in seventh place in the Tour de France. Laurent Jalabert of France, who broke three ribs in February while changing a light bulb, captured the fourth stage. He edged Ludo Dierckxsens of Belgium in a sprint finish. Australia's Stuart O'Grady kept the overall leader's yellow jersey for a second day.