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The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Doctor S sez: Y'all quit playing Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks." Now is not the time.

Thursday, May 12
College baseball, NAIA Baseball Championship, opening round, Belhaven vs. Fresno Pacific (2:30 p.m., Oklahoma City, Okla.): The Blazers, fresh off winning the SCAC championship, face the Sunbirds. ... Mississippi State at Ole Miss (6:30 p.m., ESPN, 105.9 FM, 97.3 FM): The Bulldogs and Rebels both badly need to win this series if they want to go to the SEC Tournament. The loser might not make it. Friday's and Saturday's games will be seen at 7 p.m. on SportSouth.

Friday, May 13
College baseball, Grambling State at Jackson State (4 p.m., Jackson): Both sets of Tigers meet in their last game before the SWAC Tournament.

Saturday, May 14
Southern League baseball, Jacksonville at Mississippi (6 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The M-Braves and Suns open a five-game series at Trustmark Park. Can you buy a beer in Pearl on Sunday?

Sunday, May 15
NBA basketball, Eastern Conference semifinals, Atlanta at Chicago (if necessary, time TBA, TNT): If this series gets this far, the Hawks are in big trouble.

Monday, May 16
NBA basketball, Eastern Conference semifinals, Boston at Miami (7 p.m., TNT): The Heat would have to suffer a major class for the Celtics to survive until Game 7. Plan on seeking alternative programming.

Tuesday, May 17
College baseball, Mississippi State at Memphis (6:30 p.m., AutoZone Park, Memphis, Tenn., 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs and Tigers will meet, providing the river doesn't rise too far.

Wednesday, May 18
College baseball, SWAC Tournament, Jackson State vs. TBD (TBA, Shreveport, La.): The Tigers go west in search of an NCAA berth. Stay out the casinos, guys, you can never win there.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, whose NBA Finals prediction is Lakers vs. Celtics is shot to hell. But you can find some correct information at JFP Sports on http://www.jacksonfreepress.com.

Previous Comments

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163539
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Queen the Miami Freaks made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. Strangely, I want them to win. Don't really know why. I don't like Boozer or whatever his name is. Not crazy about Lebrons either but one of my grandsons thinks the world of him. Judging from the earlier game tonight between the Heat and Chicago the Heat might get swept. My problem might be that I never liked the Bulls, not even when Jordan and Pippen were there.

Author
Walt
Date
2011-05-15T21:22:46-06:00
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163541
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Well, I loved the Bulls back then and actually hadn't paid much attention to them until the Might Rose erupted. I just simply can't cheer for Boston or Miami. When they took on Queen James, it minimized any left over well-do wishes I might have had lingering for D-Wade. So now, it's any team that beats Miami, so I'm holding down Chicago for the win!!!! I think they'll do it! ******LAKERLIFER******

Author
Queen601
Date
2011-05-16T07:44:19-06:00
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163544
Comment

Time for me to chime in - since I was born in C-town and raised in the Chi, got to pull for the Bulls and root against LeFraud and definately after Chris "I'm softer than Charman" Bosh dissed the good folks of Cleveland when Lefraud recruited him to come, definately want to see Boozer, Noah, Rose, Asik, and Gibson continuoslly dunk on his (Bosh) weak a**! Hated to see the Grizzlies go down - my mother has been living there for the last 15 years, so I am partial to the town. But for a #8 seed - gotta give'em credit for making it this far.

Author
Duan C.
Date
2011-05-16T09:02:06-06:00
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163701
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The Heat is on and they will win the NBA Championship this year despite all the hate Lebrons is getting. Dallas goes down again to the Heat in 6. Or maybe Dallas will win. One or the other.

Author
Walt
Date
2011-05-31T16:45:17-06:00
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163709
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@ Walt, That janky a** joker a.k.a Lefraud James will probably pull it through this time and finally land a ring. So if you wanna feel pitty all the hate he's receiving, then you should do the same for Bro. Obama as Bro. West says! lol!!! The only way I see Dallas pulling it off, J.E.T, Stoli, J.J. and Haywood have to hit their layups and open shots - CONSISTENTLY! Those guys were off last night, way off! Being born in the great state of Cuyahoga County - I am pushing for a Dallas win, but if LeFraud a.k.a Judas wins it - he will need to get down and kiss D-Wades Jordans - because it was D-Wade that helped him get it! Then he can go down in the books as the man that had to leave to get a championship, because he wasn't good enough to bring one for the folks in his home town city, he had to cut tail and run! Yes indeed!

Author
Duan C.
Date
2011-06-01T09:57:24-06:00
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163715
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HAHAHAHA!!!! I love it "LeFraud James"! That's almost better than my very own Lebron Shames! Anyhoo....yes, the heat (yes lowercase - note my disrespect), will likely win the ring this year. But I am still holding out hope for a miracle from the Mavs. That's all I can do. D, I agree with you, Lebron should be very happy he found favor with D. Wade. And that last statement is a treasure -- LOVE IT! PS. LAKER-LIFER (haha)

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Queen601
Date
2011-06-01T16:18:43-06:00
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163716
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First of all, it's some kind of hot and dry outside right now. It's so hot and dry that I heard a bullfrog ask a water moccasin for a date so it could feel the taste of water again. The snakes was offended and retorted it dated only reptiles. Racism and hate reigns on. Duan I will still support Barry although he has made me angry. Maybe I'll take a long look at the Jane Crow girls now - Sarah Palin and Michelle Backward. Just kidding. Duan and Queen y'all should stop that hatefest on Lebrons who put the Cavaliers back on the map after decades of shame and obscurity. He was the greatest thing going in Cleveland for years, and since Albert Belle. I'll be in Cleveland from Wednesday to Sunday of next week. Perhaps I'll see why he left there running. I forgot the names of the places you told me to go eat and hang out. Give them again. I have relatives in Lorrain with your last name. We might be kinfolks. Lebrons has done a marvelous job of playing basketball during his tenure. He didn't have Magic Johnson, Kareem Jabbar, James Worthy, Michael Cooper, Shaq O'neal, Kobie Bryant and the likes to help him out. He did it all with nobodies, and now that he has finally gotten a supporting cast to supplement his talents and capabilities Laker fans hate on him. Where are the Lakers, Bulls, Cavaliers, et al? Duan I share your view that he should have stayed in Cleveland. I love the stories of people overcoming great odds and winning anyway. Can we really blame Lebrons for not wanting to toil his career away without ever winning the big one like Barkley, Malone, Webber,etc.? Lebrons is of the new generation, he wants to win early or right now. Queen, I know you know better than to be hating on Lebrons for wanting the same thing you and the Los Antlike Lakers want. Championships.?! How you do that thang? How you do that thang? I'm bout it, bout it. Go Heat. Haters hate on!

Author
Walt
Date
2011-06-01T16:59:54-06:00
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163720
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Oh Walt. ;-) I have this arguement with Hubs all the time. Lebron had every right to leave Cleveland if getting a ring was THE most important thing to him. That is, more important than staying in his hometown and bringing folk to HIS team that could get his hometown a championship. Yes, he tried. Sure he did. But, that speaks to his star power. You see Kobe didn't have to leave LA to get a team that would bring him a championship. He sent Shaq packing and then won two without him (something you Laker haters didn't think was possible). THat's the difference between a superstar and a very thirsty player. But, one day....if Lebron can keep his sneakers on the court instead of on the clouds...that he might be able to accomplish. On second thought, naaaa, he won't accomplish that. DWade has already done that for team miami. Anyway, I am probably a Lebron/Heater Hater. But, I don't knock the hustle. My reason for not favoring the fella really has nothing to do with his ability to play the game. As a person who has to constantly defend Kobe for being "arrogant" and "cocky", I find it amusing that people accept Lebron's off-court antics. I mean, I didn't like him before The Decision, but after it....that was a wrap for the Queen. He is tactless, rude, and disrespectful. ONe day his head is going to surely explode from pure vanity.

Author
Queen601
Date
2011-06-02T07:32:05-06:00
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163721
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Walt you are truly classic, lol! But when you go to C-Town I was telling you to check out Hot Sauce Williams and get you a polish boy - it's a footlong kielbasa dipped in wing sauce, loaded with fries and cole slaw - off the chain! Then check out Slyman's for a hell-a-fied corn beef sam-ich. Then you gotta go to Mr. Hero and get you a Roman Burger! My mouth is watering just thinking about those places. Since the Indians are still doing their thing, you should go check'em out. But back to LeFraud! Now let's be real and honest here, any and every man has the right to go wherever they want, sleep with whomever they want, dress how ever they like, etc. etc. etc. But when you are from a place, are beloved as say - Jesus! Then end up getting drafted to play in front of your hometown crowd - but cut tail to go play with your friends in Miami? What's their to love anymore? If Lebron was worth as much salt as "they" say he is, he would've had the ability to pull D-Wade and S'Bosh Spice to Cleveland and bring one for his hometown - it wasn't like Gilbert wouldn't have went bankrupt to pay them either, but he chased behind them and is getting ready to give a city that could careless about his janky a** a championship too!? Yes indeed! His actions only reinforced my latest opinion of him: 1. he's only a good player, not a great 2. he wasn't man enough to face the challenge, he didn't want the responsibility on his back - LOOK AT A.I. a.k.a Allen Iverson, at 5'10" took the sorry 76ers to a championship 3. even if he does win a championship with the Heat - it's D-Wades second with the Heat, his locker room and his team - he is the face of the franchise - like Queen said - Look up Kobe Bryant. Nothing to love or respect!

Author
Duan C.
Date
2011-06-02T07:58:58-06:00

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