Thursday, July 24
NFL football, New Orleans Saints training camp (8:50 a.m., Millsaps, Jackson): Deuce McAllister and the Saints begin training camp on State Street.
Friday, July 25
Olympic basketball, United States vs. Canada (7 p.m., ESPN): The U.S. stars tune up for the Beijing Games. Besides Steve Nash, can you name anybody on Team Canada?
Saturday, July 26
Motor sports, Saturday night races (7 p.m., Jackson Speedway and Jackson Dragway, Byram): If you have a need for speed, you have two venues to choose from. Remember; leave the racing to the professionals.
PCL baseball, Tacoma at Memphis (6 p.m., Memphis, Tenn., CSS): This Class AAA game offers you the chance to see the St. Louis Cardinals' stars of tomorrow and what's possible when a city commits to building a modern downtown baseball park.
Sunday, July 27
Arena football, Philadelphia vs. San Jose in the ArenaBowl (2 p.m., New Orleans, Ch. 16): If you need a reason to go to New Orleans, watching the Soul play the Sabrecats is as good as any. At least it's indoors.
Southern League baseball, Chattanooga at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): The M-Braves and Smokies open a series at Trustmark Park on a Family Fest Sunday.
Monday, July 28
High school football, MPSA preseason practice: Academy teams can begin preseason camps. Don't forget the fluid, fellas.
Tuesday, July 29
Southern League baseball, Chattanooga at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): The M-Braves continue their playoff drive on Two for Tuesday. Shouldn't they play a doubleheader?
Wednesday, July 30
Major league baseball, St. Louis at Atlanta (6 p.m., FSN/620 AM): Mississippi's two favorite MLB teams meet in Hotlanta.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S between recording sessions with Shaq.