The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Thursday, June 4
NBA basketball, Orlando at Los Angeles Lakers in NBA Finals (8 p.m., Ch. 16): Will this be the year that LA's Kobe Bryant finally wins a title without the help of Shaquille O'Neal? … Golf, Mississippi State Amateur Championship (Windance Country Club, Gulfport): A field of guys who are anything but duffers begin the four-day struggle for the title of Mississippi's top amateur.

Friday, June 5
College baseball, Virginia at Ole Miss in NCAA Oxford Super Regional (1 p.m., Oxford, ESPN2/97.3 FM): The Rebels have had more than their share of pitching problems in recent weeks. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers might be the hottest team in the nation. They won the ACC Tournament and then won the Irvine (Calif.) Regional.

Saturday, June 6
College baseball, Southern Miss at Florida in NCAA Gainesville Super Regional (2 p.m., Gainesville, Fla., ESPNU): Are the Golden Eagles this year's Cinderella? Their victory in the Atlanta Regional has to rank as one of this season's biggest upsets, and the Eagles are desperate to make the school's first trip to the College World Series in Coach Corky Palmer's final season … PDL soccer, Panama City at Mississippi (5:30 p.m., Mississippi College, Clinton): The mighty Brilla are unbeaten at home this season.

Sunday, June 7
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Mobile (6:05 p.m., Mobile, Ala., 103.9 FM): The M-Braves continue their series in the city by the bay.

Monday, June 8
Major League baseball, Tampa Bay at New York Yankees (6 p.m., ESPN): The Yankees have been hot; the Rays, not so much.

Tuesday, June 9
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Mobile (12:05 p.m., Mobile, Ala., 103.9 FM): The M-Braves and Baybears conclude their series.

Wednesday, June 10
Movie, "Viva Las Vegas" (1:15 p.m., TCM): A racecar driver (Elvis Presley) falls for a swimming instructor (Ann-Margaret) in this 1964 vehicle for the King.

The title song is one of Elvis' best tunes ever.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who thinks the furor about LeBron James' refusal to shake hands after a big loss is nonsense.


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