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The Best Sports in 7 Days

Last week, Discovery Channel announced that U.S. Olympian swimming great Michael Phelps would race a great white shark during this year's "Shark Week." The race will help kick off the event on Sunday, July 23.

Thursday, June 22

NBA (6-11 p.m., ESPN): Professional basketball welcomes a new group of potential stars, as the top college and foreign players wait to hear their names in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Friday, June 23

CFL (6:30-9:30 p.m., ESPNews): The Calgary Stampeders and the Ottawa Redblacks hit the field with a former Southern Miss player on the Stampeders' roster and a UM Rebel on the Redblacks' roster.

Saturday, June 24

CFL (9 p.m.-midnight, ESPN2): The Edmonton Eskimos have an MSU player and a JSU player on the roster, and they face the BC Lions with an ASU player on the roster.

Sunday, June 25

CFL (3-6 p.m., ESPN2): The Hamilton Tiger-Cats battle the Toronto Argonauts, with both teams' rosters featuring former UM Rebels.

Monday, June 26

College baseball (6-9 p.m., ESPN): The championship round of the College World Series kicks off with game one in the best-of-three series.

Tuesday, June 27

College baseball (7-10 p.m., ESPN): Game two of the College World Series championship round could decide the title or tie the record.

Wednesday, June 28

College baseball (7-10 p.m., ESPN): Tune in for the final game of the College World Series, which will determine which team will be the champion if necessary. Oregon State, LSU and Louisville are currently thought to be the frontrunners.

The fastest recorded swimming speed of a great white shark is about 35 miles. Meanwhile, in peak performance, Phelps has maxed out at about 6 miles per hour. We'll see if Discovery decides to throw a wrench in the works for the shark to level the playing field.