The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Thursday, Aug. 16
Pro baseball, San Francisco at Atlanta (6:30 p.m., TBS/620 AM): Steroid, er, home-run king Barry Bonds tries his luck against the Braves.

Friday, Aug. 17
Movies, "Speedway" (10:15 a.m., TCM) and "Spinout" (1:45 p.m., TCM): In these 1960s classics, Elvis Presley plays a singing racer surrounded by fast cars and hot women. Or is that hot cars and fast women?

Saturday, Aug. 18
Pro football, New Orleans at Cincinnati (6:30 p.m.): The Saints play their third exhibition game. No word yet if this will be on TV in Jackson.

Sunday, Aug. 19
Pro baseball, St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (7 p.m., ESPN): The Cardinals call on their arch rivals, the not-so-cuddly Cubs. … Pro football, New York Giants at Baltimore (7 p.m., Ch. 3): Mississippi college football legends Eli Manning and Steve McNair will be on the field for a meaningless exhibition contest. Try to stay healthy, men.

Monday, Aug. 20
Pro baseball, Mississippi at Jacksonville (6:05 p.m., Jacksonville, Fla., 930 AM): The M-Braves open a series against a team they might meet again in the playoffs. … Pro football, Chicago at Indianapolis (7 p.m., ESPN): The Bears and Colts meet in a meaningless rematch of last season's Super Bowl.

Tuesday, Aug. 21
Fantasy football, "SportsCenter Fantasy Draft Special" (6 p.m., ESPN): If you're going to waste your life playing fantasy football, at least listen to some experts tell you what to do.

Wednesday, Aug. 22
Pro baseball, Atlanta at Cincinnati (6 p.m., FSN South/620 AM): The Braves try to fatten their win total against the dregs of the NL Central. Meanwhile, they're probably trying to figure out a way to show the Yankees or Red Sox over on ESPN.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S. Deal with it. And go visit the Amazing SportsBlog at Jacksonfreepress and the sports section of Jackpedia.


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