The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Thursday, June 25
NBA basketball, NBA draft (6:30 p.m., ESPN): America's next group of young Americans awaits a call from the Association. … Major League Lacrosse, Toronto at Boston (6 p.m., ESPN2): The Nationals and Cannons provide the ultimate in counter programming.

Friday, June 26
Movie, "The Cincinnati Kid" (10 p.m., TCM): Steve McQueen is a Depression-era card player eager to prove himself against the best player there is (Edward G. Robinson).

Saturday, June 27
Southern League baseball, Birmingham at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The M-Braves wrap up their home series with the Barons (and not a minute too soon). … PDL soccer, Nashville at Mississippi (5:30 p.m., Clinton High School): Brilla has moved its last three regular season games to Clinton High's Arrow Field due to "heat concerns for both players and fans."

Sunday, June 28
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at West Tenn (2:05 p.m., Jackson, Tenn., 103.9 FM): The M-Braves begin a series in Bizzaro-World Jackson.

Monday, June 29
Movie, "The Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke vs. North Carolina" (6 p.m., HBO): The documentary focuses on one of college basketball's greatest rivalries. Please, God, don't let them interview Dick Vitale.

Tuesday, June 30
Movie, "Strategic Air Command" (9 p.m., TCM): Jimmy Stewart is a major-leaguer who is drafted back into the Air Force to defend America from the Russkies.

Wednesday, July 1
Major League Baseball, Philadelphia at Atlanta (6 p.m., CSS, 620 AM): The Braves face the foul Phillies in an NL East showdown.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S when he's not watching those Mexican beer commercials.


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