Thursday, July 26
Golf, MGA Match Play Championships (7 a.m., Hattiesburg): Canebreak Country Club is the site of the four-day event. Don't forget your mashie.
Friday, July 27
Pro football, New Orleans Saints training camp (8:50 a.m., Millsaps, Jackson): The Saints open their second camp in Jackson on Millsaps' upper fields. You might want to arrive early, as spectator space may be limited.
Saturday, July 28
Pro baseball, Mississippi at Mobile (7:05 p.m., Mobile, Ala., 930 AM): The M-Braves open a series with the BayBears. Do bears really swim in the bay?
Sunday, July 29
Cycling, Tour de France (6:30 a.m., Versus, and noon, Ch. 12): Tune in for the final stage to find out which Euro will take home the yellow jersey. … Pro football, ArenaBowl XXI, San Jose vs. Columbus (2 p.m., New Orleans, Ch. 16): Speaking of fringe sports, here's an excuse to go to New Orleans. Like you need one.
Monday, July 30
College baseball, "The Ultimate Fan: Top College Sports Experiences in the Southeast" (9:30 p.m., CSS): This one is all about Mississippi State and the bliss that is baseball at Dudy Noble Field.
Tuesday, July 31
Pro baseball, Houston at Atlanta (6:30 p.m., SportSouth/620 AM): Whatever happened to Roger Clemens, that guy who used to pitch for the Astros? Is he still in baseball?
Wednesday, Aug. 1
Pro baseball, Mississippi at Mobile (7:05 p.m., Mobile, Ala., 930 AM): The M-Braves wrap up their series by the bay before taking a well-deserved off day.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who's the bartender's friend.