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WEEKEND

Things to do

The U.S. Amateur championship semifinal matches at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester start today at 9 a.m., and the 36-hole final Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. (second 18). Channel 2's coverage starts today at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.

The Watertown Red & Black (6-0) and the Lockport Invaders (6-0) will play for first place in the New York Amateur Football League at 7:30 p.m. today at Outwater Park.

Lancaster Motorsports Park will celebrate its 40th anniversary with events such as a nostalgia race pitting current and past track Modified champs in Street Stocks today. Events start at 3 p.m.; racing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Finger Lakes Race Track near Canandaigua today features two $60,000 stakes races -- the Lady Finger and the Aspirant. Both are preps for the $100,000-added New York Breeders' Futurity on Sept. 12. First post today is 1:15 p.m.

City championship games in the Buffalo Police Athletic League Summer Basketball League will be held today at 10 and 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. in Delaware Park. For more information, call 851-5809.

Things to view

Home run alert! The Atlanta Braves will try to stop Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night (8, ESPN). Seattle's Ken Griffey Jr. blasts away at the short right field in Yankee Stadium today at 1 p.m. (Ch. 29) and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (Ch. 49).

The Little League World Series championship game will start today at 3:30 p.m. on Channel 7.

Game Two of the best-of-three WNBA Championship Series between the Houston Comets and the Phoenix Mercury will be played today at 4 p.m. on Channel 2.

The college football season kicks off today with Colorado State at Michigan State at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. Louisiana Tech plays at Nebraska today at 4 p.m. on Empire. Purdue and Southern Cal meet Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on Channel 7.

On air

TV TODAY
1 PM 29 Baseball: Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees. 131962

1 PM EMP Tennis: Waldbaum's Hamlet Cup, First Semifinal. 99900

1 PM TNN Auto Racing: NASCAR North/Modified CMT Doubleheader. From Loudon, N.H.

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