The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Thursday, June 11
Southern League baseball, Birmingham at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The slightly improving M-Braves open a series against the Barons, one of the SL's best, on Thirsty Thursday. Drink up. … NBA basketball, Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando in the NBA Finals (8 p.m., Ch. 16): Will the Lakers complete a sweep of the Magic?

Friday, June 12
Major League Baseball, Atlanta at Baltimore (6 p.m., SportSouth): The big Braves open an inter-league series against the Orioles.

Saturday, June 13
Auto racing (7 p.m., Jackson Motor Speedway, Byram): It's time for another installment of the metro's greatest show on dirt.

Sunday, June 14
College baseball, Southern Miss vs. Texas in College World Series (6 p.m., Omaha, Neb., ESPN2): Retiring USM baseball coach Corky Palmer certainly knows how to make an exit. Don't bet against the Golden Eagles, even if they do face the top-seeded Longhorns. … NBA basketball, Los Angles Lakers at Orlando (7 p.m., Ch. 16): If the Magic is still alive, they will face the Lakers in Game 5. Otherwise, you will probably have to watch "Desperate Housewives" reruns.

Monday, June 15
Southern League baseball, Birmingham at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The M-Braves conclude their homestand on Dale Murphy Night at Trustmark Park.

Tuesday, June 16
College baseball, Southern Miss vs. Arizona State or North Carolina in College World Series (1 or 6 p.m., Omaha, Neb., ESPN2): The Golden Eagles will play their second CWS game. Hopefully it won't be their last.

Wednesday, June 17
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Chattanooga (6:15 p.m., Chattanooga, Tenn., 103.9 FM): It's always a big deal when YouTube legend and M-Braves manager Phillip Wellman goes to the mountains. To find out why, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggy6WGUFaYs

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who's operating this week at Brett Favre's secret surgery center.


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