The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Doctor S sez: This week is golf's last major of the year. Then we can go back to ignoring it. Until the Viking Classic, that is.

Thursday, Aug. 12
Golf, PGA Championship (noon, TNT): This is Tiger Woods' last chance to win a major this year. But after he stunk up the joint last week, it looks about as likely as reconciliation with his soon-to-be former wife. The PGA continues on Friday (noon, TNT), Saturday (10 a.m., TNT and 1 p.m., Ch. 12) and Sunday (10 a.m., TNT and 1 p.m., Ch. 12) ... NFL exhibition football, New Orleans at New England (6:30 p.m., Ch. 11, 620 AM): The Saints open the silly season, uh, preseason against the Patriots. ... Southern League baseball, Montgomery at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The M-Braves open a home series with the Biscuits on a Thirsty Thursday.

Friday, Aug. 13
Major League baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta (6:30 p.m., CSS, 620 AM): The Braves and the Dodgers are both fighting for sports in the postseason. And the Dodgers are just about done.

Saturday, Aug. 14
Major League baseball, St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (3 p.m., Ch. 40): The Cardinals, who are still chasing Cincinnati in the NL Central, aim to gain ground during a series with the hated Cubs.

Sunday, Aug. 15
Major League baseball, Philadelphia at New York Mets (7 p.m., ESPN, 105.9 FM): The Phillies' playoff hopes are on life support and the Mets' are over.

Monday, Aug. 16
NFL exhibition football, New York Giants vs. New York Jets (7 p.m., ESPN): Which one of these teams is a contender and which is a pretender. This game won't tell you.

Tuesday, Aug. 17
Major League baseball, Washington at Atlanta (6 p.m., SportSouth, 620 AM): Braves and Nationals meet in a battle of present and future NL East contenders.

Wednesday, Aug. 18
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Tennessee (6:15 p.m., Kodak, Tenn., 103.9 FM): The M-Braves head for the mountains to open a series with the

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who has wasted much of the summer watching "NCIS" reruns Thank goodness football is back.


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