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World Lacrosse Championship at a glance

WHEN: Thursday through July 24.

WHERE: Manchester, England.

WHO: A record 30 nations will participate in this quadrennial event, which began in 1967. The round-robin format features seven divisions. The United States, silver medalist in 2006, will play in the powerful Blue division with 2006 gold medalist Canada, Iroquois Nation, Australia and host England.

USA SCHEDULE: Friday vs. Australia; Saturday vs. Canada; next Sunday vs. Iroquois Nation; July 19 vs. England; July 20 vs. Japan; July 22 semifinals TBA; July 24 championship game TBA.

RULES: Some minor differences with the American outdoor game, the most significant being that there is no 10-second clock to clear the ball from your side of the field. Essentially, a less-talented team can stall.

TV COVERAGE: All games can be viewed on the web, for a fee. For details, go to http://www.247.tv/lacrosse/fil-world-lacrosse-championships-2010/.

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