Sun, July 27
WGN America's second foray into original drama series chronicles the World War II-era development of atomic weapons as witnessed by the scientists and their families in Los Alamos, N.M. Many of the details of the Manhattan Project, as it was dubbed, were closely guarded secrets, so for the characters of this drama, information is a very highly prized commodity. Daniel Stern, John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams and Christopher Denham are among the actors in the large ensemble cast.
Though Sprint Cup technically has only two road course races on its 2014 schedule, today's Brickyard 400 from Indianapolis Motor Speedway could almost be considered another. Any driver will tell you the storied 2.5-mile rectangular oval certainly drives like one, given its relatively flat banking. A field including Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards will take it on in pursuit of the title won last year by Ryan Newman.
The 101st edition of cycling's Tour de France comes to a close today on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, where one rider will be wearing the yellow winner's jersey. Cyclists will have completed nine flat stages, five hilly stages, six mountain stages and one individual time trial covering a total distance of 2,272 miles. England's Chris Froome, last year's winner, will not successfully defend his title, as he was forced to withdraw following several early crashes.