The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Thursday, May 21
College baseball: No matter what happened Wednesday, Mississippi's teams are still alive in their conference tournament: Ole Miss in the SEC (Hoover, Ala., CSS/97.3 FM), Southern Miss in the C-USA (Hattiesburg) and Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State and Alcorn State in the SWAC (Baton Rouge, La.). … Southern League baseball, Mobile at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The M-Braves open a homestand with the BayBears on a Thirsty Thursday. Get your drink on responsibly.

Friday, May 22
Southern League baseball, Mobile at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 103.9): What's it all about at the T-P? Furniture and fireworks, baby. What more do you want?

Saturday, May 23
NBA basketball, Los Angeles Lakers at Denver in the NBA playoffs (7:30 p.m., Ch. 16): The Lakers and Nuggets head for the mountains for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.

Sunday, May 24
Auto racing, Indianapolis 500 (noon, Ch. 16): Does anybody watch this anymore? U.S. open-wheel racing has really lost its luster. … NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 (4 p.m., Ch. 40): Now this race, people will watch. But not the whole thing. … NBA basketball, Cleveland at Orlando in the NBA playoffs (7:30 p.m., TNT): The Cavaliers and Magic zip to the Magic Kingdom for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. It's a small world after all.

Monday, May 25
Southern League baseball, Mobile at Mississippi (1:05 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The M-Braves and BayBears wrap up their series at Trustmark Park with a Memorial Day matinee. … College baseball, NCAA Division I Tournament announcement show (11:30 a.m., ESPN): This is the day when the NCAA tells us where Ole Miss and the state's other teams, if any, will be going for the regionals.

Tuesday, May 26
International League baseball, Indianapolis at Gwinnett (6 p.m., CSS): A bunch of former M-Braves will be on the field when the G-Braves entertain the Indians in a Class AAA contest.

Wednesday, May 27
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Birmingham, Ala. (12:35 p.m., Birmingham, Ala., 103.9 FM): The M-Braves and the Barons meet in the 14th annual Rickwood Classic at historic Rickwood Field. The M-Braves will wear the powder-blue road uniforms of the 1982 Atlanta Braves, and the Baron will wear the uniforms of the 1982 Barons. … UEFA soccer, Barcelona vs. Manchester United in the Champions League title game (1:25 p.m., ESPN): Two of Europe's richest and most-storied teams meet in Rome. You will see lots of injury-faking, throw ins, imported beer commercials and maybe, just maybe, a goal or two.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who's trying to make the Sked more user-friendly.


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