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May comes to a close this week, and June is ready to bust out a ton of sports events. The Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, World Cup and a shot at the Triple Crown highlight this packed sports month.

Thursday, May 29

NBA (8-11 p.m., TNT): The San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder keep battling for the right to move on to the NBA Finals in game five of their series.

Friday, May 30

Softball (6-11 p.m., ESPN2): A double-header of the 2014 Women's College World Series features three SEC teams: Alabama Crimson Tide, Kentucky Wildcats and Florida Gators.

Saturday, May 31

Baseball (11 a.m.-12 a.m., ESPNU): Spend your Saturday watching the 2014 College Baseball Regionals—ESPNU shows games all day, and hopefully Ole Miss, Jackson State and Mississippi State will be in the mix.

Sunday, June 1

NASCAR (12-4 p.m., Fox): The stars of NASCAR hit the Dover International Speedway to battle for points in the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks on the Monster Mile.

Monday, June 2

Softball (7-10 p.m., ESPN2): Catch game one of a possible three-game series in the 2014 Women's College World Series as two teams battle for a title.

Tuesday, June 3

WNBA (6-8 p.m., ESPN and ESPN2): Women's sports dominate the night with game two of the Women's College World Series airing on ESPN ... See some WNBA action on ESPN2 when the LA Sparks and the Atlanta Dream play.

Wednesday, June 4

Softball (7-10 p.m., ESPN) If it is necessary, teams will face off in the third and final game of the 2014 Women's World Series Championship Series. A champion will be crowned.

In addition to the usual June sports, we can enjoy plenty of must-see soccer matches until mid-July thanks to the World Cup.

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