The Best In Sports In The Next 7 Days

Thursday, July 10
MLS soccer, Chivas USA at Los Angeles (10 p.m., ESPN2): The Goats and Galaxy battle for L.A. supremacy. It's not the Euro Cup, but at least you get to see David Beckham.

Friday, July 11
Major league baseball, Atlanta at San Diego (9 p.m., SportSouth/620 AM): The Braves need to fatten their record against the pitiful Padres.

Saturday, July 12
PDL soccer, El Paso at Mississippi (5 p.m., Mississippi College, Clinton): The Brilla will be taking bids for the special navy jerseys they will wear. … Southern League baseball, Mississippi at Jacksonville (6:05 p.m., Jacksonville, Fla., 1590 AM): The M-Braves conclude their series with the Suns before a three-day break. Doctor S predicts this will be one of the fastest games of the season.

Sunday, July 13
Minor league baseball, All-Star Futures Game (11:30 a.m., ESPN2): These guys are minor-league stars today and pretty soon, they will be on an MLB roster. … Major league baseball, Baltimore at Boston (12:30 p.m., TBS): The Orioles and Red Sox are fighting to stay in the AL East race. … Women's soccer, Brazil at U.S. (3 p.m., USA): Two of the top teams in women's soccer meet in a friendly in Commerce City, Colo. Are the Americans speaking to Hope Solo, yet?

Monday, July 14
Southern League baseball, SL All-Star Game (6 p.m., Zebulon, N.C.) M-Braves outfielder Matt Young will start for the Southern Division squad at Five County Stadium.

Tuesday, July 15
Major league baseball, All-Star Game (7 p.m., Ch. 40/1240 AM): The Midsummer Classic will be played at Yankee Stadium for the final time. Leaving the Bronx always gets me choked up, too.

Wednesday, July 16
Southern League baseball, Carolina at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): The M-Braves open a five-game series with the Mudcats on Kids Night and Ole Miss Night.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who will miss Bush. They were a good band.


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