The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Thursday, Aug. 9
Pro football, Indianapolis at Dallas (7 p.m., Ch. 40): Yes, it's a preseason game, but you can't pass up a chance to watch America's Team. And Peyton will be playing (for a minute), too. … Pro soccer, Los Angeles at D.C. United (6 p.m., ESPN2): Is it the night David Beckham finally makes his much-hyped, injury-delayed MLS debut?

Friday, Aug. 10
Pro football, Buffalo at New Orleans (7 p.m., Ch. 12): Are you sure you want to watch this meaningless exhibition? The Bills can't do anything, and the Saints probably won't.

Saturday, Aug. 11
Pro golf, PGA Championship (1 p.m., Ch. 12): This is the day we learn whether Tiger Woods will win the tournament. He has never come from behind on the last day to win a major.

Sunday, Aug. 12
Mobile at Mississippi (1:05 p.m., Trustmark Park, Pearl. 930 AM): The M-Braves end their home stand on an afternoon that's sure to be hotter than heck. Enjoy your days off, fellows.

Monday, Aug. 13
Movie, "The Stratton Story" (3:45 p.m., TCM): Jimmy Stewart stars in this excellent 1949 biopic as Monty Stratton, a baseball star who tries to keep playing after losing a leg. This ranks high on Doctor S' best baseball movies list.

Tuesday, Aug. 14
Pro baseball, San Francisco at Atlanta (6:30 p.m., SportSouth/620 AM): Will Barry Bonds (boo, hiss) still be looking for home run No. 756 when he and the Giants take on the Big Braves?

Wednesday, Aug. 15
Pro baseball, Mississippi at Carolina (6:15 p.m., Zebulon, N.C., 930 AM): The M-Braves play the Mudcats in the first game of their East Coast swing.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, whose ideal East Coast swing doesn't involve rural North Carolina.


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