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The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Doctor S sez: John Cohen's second disastrous season as Mississippi State baseball coach is over. Next year, you really need to win some games, coach.

Thursday, May 27
Movie, "Saturday's Heroes" (1:30 p.m., TCM): Van Heflin is a college football hero who rebels against the exploitation of players. ... Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Mobile (7:05 p.m., Mobile, Ala., 103.9 FM) The M-Braves continue their series by the bay.

Friday, May 28
Major League baseball, Pittsburgh at Atlanta (6:30 p.m., CSS, 620 AM): Here's a good chance for the Braves to gain ground in the NL East.

Saturday, May 29
Roller derby, Pearl River at Magnolia Roller Vixens (7 p.m., Jackson Convention Center): The Vixens look to kick some ass. ... NHL hockey, Philadelphia at Chicago (7 p.m., Ch. 3): The Flyers and Blackhawks meet in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. It's finally OK to start paying attention to the NHL.

Sunday, May 30
College baseball, SEC Tournament, championship, teams TBD (1 p.m., ESPN2): Ole Miss will have to get hot to get to the title game. ... SWAC Tournament, championship, teams TBD (3 p.m., ESPNU): If things go as expected, Jackson State will prove what we all know: The Tigers are far and away the SWAC's best team ... NBA basketball, Boston at Orlando (7:30 p.m., ESPN): Can the Magic rally and force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals? No.

Monday, May 31
Major League baseball, Philadelphia at Atlanta (noon, SportSouth, 620 AM): Those of you who have the day off can relax and watch the game. Meanwhile, some of us will be working. Sigh. ... NBA basketball, Phoenix at Los Angeles Lakers (8 p.m., TNT): Will the Suns and Lakers get to Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. If they do, the Lakers will win.

Tuesday, June 1
Southern League baseball, Montgomery at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The M-Braves return home to open a series against the Biscuits.

Wednesday, June 2
NHL hockey, Chicago at Philadelphia (7 p.m., Versus): The Stanley Cup Finals shift to the City of Brotherly Hate for Game 4. Expect ugliness on and off the ice.

Slate is compiled by Doctor S every week, same Doc time, same Doc channel.

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