Doctor S sez: This has been a spring of discontent for Ole Miss and Mississippi State fans. The Rebels and Bulldogs just aren't very good this season.
Thursday, May 5
MLB baseball, Milwaukee at Atlanta (6 p.m., Fox Sports South, 930 AM): The Brewers and Braves wrap up their series at the Ted.
Friday, May 6
College baseball, Mississippi State at Tennessee (5 p.m., Knoxville, Tenn., 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs head to the Smokies to begin a three-game series with the Vols. Have the Bulldogs finally found an SEC East team they can beat? ... Mississippi Valley State at Jackson State (6 p.m., Jackson): The Delta Devils have a chance to overtake Alcorn State in SWAC East, but they've got to have two victories against the Tigers to have a real chance.
Saturday, May 7
College baseball, South Carolina at Ole Miss (2 p.m., Oxford, SportSouth, 97.3 FM): There's bad news and good news for the Rebels. The bad news is that they're playing the big, bad Gamecocks. The good news is that the Rebels are playing USC in Oxford. ... Horse racing, The Kentucky Derby (coverage starts at 3 p.m., race at 4:45 p.m., Ch. 3): The only horse race that matters is an excellent excuse to drink a mint julep.
Sunday, May 8
NBA basketball, Western semifinals, Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas (2:30 p.m., Ch. 16): The Lakers and the Mavericks meet in Game 4.
Monday, May 9
NBA basketball, Eastern semifinals, Miami at Boston (6 p.m., TNT): It's clear that the Heat and Celtics do not want to play nice. ... Western semifinals, Oklahoma City at Memphis (8:30 p.m., TNT): That Zach Randolph guy is pretty good, isn't he?
Tuesday, May 10
College baseball, Mississippi Valley State at Mississippi State, 2 (4 p.m., Starkville, 105.9 FM): The Delta Devils and Bulldogs meet in a double dip at Dudy Noble Field.
Wednesday, May 11
Southern League baseball, Jackson at Mississippi (7 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The Generals and M-Braves clash on Baseball Bingo Night at Trustmark Park.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who can't decide whether he'd rather ride the Katy or a mule. Find the cure for your sports blues at the the JFP Sports Blog.