Doctor S sez: The World Cup championship game was an example of everything that's wrong with top-flight soccer.
Thursday, July 15
Golf, British Open (3 a.m., ESPN): Golf returns to its birthplace at St. Andrew's, but of course the TV talking heads will spend most of the time talking about Tiger Woods an his marital problems. The Open continues Friday (3 a.m., ESPN), Saturday (6 a.m., ESPN) and Sunday (5 a.m., ESPN). ... PDL soccer, Fort Lauderdale at Mississippi (7 p.m., Millsaps College, Jackson): The Brilla has slipped in the standings lately. See them while you can.
Friday, July 16
Soccer, exhibition, Manchester United vs. Celtic United (6 p.m., ESPN2): You probably haven't seen enough soccer lately, so check out this exhibition contest in Toronto. It's time for the big European teams' summer cash grab in North America.
Saturday, July 17
Movie, "Jim Thorpe " All American (11 a.m., TCM): Burt Lancaster stars in this 1951 biopic of the legendary Native American athlete.
Sunday, July 18
Major League baseball, Milwaukee at Atlanta (12:30 p.m., Fox Sport South): The Braves used to play in Milwaukee and the Brewers used to play in the American League. What's that have to do with this game? Nothing, but the Doctor has space to fill.
Monday, July 19
Major League baseball, Philadelphia at St. Louis (6 p.m., ESPN): The Phillies and Cardinals could be fighting for a wild-card spot.
Tuesday, July 20
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Mobile (7:05 p.m., Mobile, Ala., 103.9 FM): The M-Braves play the final game of their long road trip. See you back in Pearl on Thursday, fellas.
Wednesday, July 21
Major League baseball, San Diego at Atlanta (6 p.m., CSS, 620 AM): Two of the National League's surprise contenders duel at the Ted.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who was somewhat disappointed to learn that BOOM isn't the JFP's new guns and ammo magazine.