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The Best In Sports In The Next 7 Days

Thursday, June 26
Southern League baseball, Birmingham at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): It's Thirsty Thursday and Mosquito Awareness Night at Trustmark Park.

Friday, June 27
Movie, "Death Race 2000" (1 a.m., TCM): No, this is not about a presidential campaign. This 1975 cult science- fiction satire is set in a dystopian America where drivers in a cross-country race try to win by having the fastest time and killing the most people. David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone have never been better.

Saturday, June 28
MJBML baseball, playoffs (teams TBA, 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., Smith-Wills Stadium, Jackson): The semi-pro league moves into the first round of postseason play.

Sunday, June 29
Southern League baseball, Birmingham at Mississippi (1:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): The M-Braves and Barons conclude their series on an alcohol-free afternoon at Trustmark Park. … Pro soccer, European Championship final (teams TBD, 1:45 p.m., Ch. 16): The Euros battle. Who says nobody in America will watch footy?

Monday, June 30
Major league baseball, New York Mets at St. Louis (7 p.m., ESPN): These two might not play in the same division anymore, but the animosity survives. … Movie, "Ben-Hur" (7 p.m., TCM): The chariot race at the climax of this 1959 biblical epic is the greatest sporting event in a Hollywood movie.

Tuesday, July 1
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Montgomery (7:05 p.m., Montgomery, Ala., 1590 AM): The M-Braves open a series with the Biscuits by the train tracks in Alabama.

Wednesday, July 2
Pro tennis, Wimbledon men's quarterfinals (10 a.m., Ch. 3): Will Roger Federer still be around to continue his quest for a sixth straight title? … Major league baseball, Philadelphia at Atlanta (6 p.m., FSN/620 AM): The Braves try to chip away at the Phillies' lead in the NL East.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S within the secret Doc Cave in the basement of the JFP Tower.

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