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The Best Sports in 7 Days

Can you believe that the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers' open training camps begin this Saturday, July 25? The New Orleans Saints start open camp July 29.

Thursday, July 23

Baseball (7-10 p.m., 103.9FM): The Mississippi Braves try to hold off the Mobile BayBears as they fight for a playoff spot.

Friday, July 24

College football (6-9 p.m., SECN): The SEC top 20 football games from last season reaches the No. 2 spot with the Mississippi Rebels against the Auburn Tigers.

Saturday, July 25

Baseball (7-10 p.m., 103.9 FM): The M-Braves, currently No. 2 in the Southern League South Division, try to hold off No. 3 Mobile BayBears.

Sunday, July 26

College football (8-11 p.m., SECN): Watch the ESPY winner for Upset of the Year as No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide comes to Oxford and loses to the Rebels.

Monday, July 27

College football (8-11 p.m., SECN): Watch one of the top 20 SEC games from last season as Mississippi State loses for the first time in 2014 to Alabama at the 15th spot.

Tuesday, July 28

Baseball (7-10 p.m., 103.9FM): The M-Braves hit the road to face the No. 2 team in the Southern League North Division, the Birmingham Barons.

Wednesday, July 29

MLB (7-10 p.m., ESPN): One of the most surprising stories in major league baseball has been the rise of the Houston Astros. See them face the division-leading Los Angeles Angels.

Can you also believe that the first preseason NFL game is Aug. 9? Football will be here before you know it.

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Sports Fact of the Week

At the 2004 Harvard University-Yale University game, students from Yale tricked thousands of Harvard fans into holding up signs that spelled out "WE SUCK".