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WEEKEND

Things to do

The Buffalo Bisons play host to the Louisville Riverbats today at 7:05 p.m and Sunday at 2:05 p.m in Dunn Tire Park.

The 142nd Queen's Plate, the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown for thoroughbreds, will be part of Sunday's card at Woodbine Race Track in Toronto. The first post is 12:55 p.m.

Hydromania 2001, a two-day hydroplane racing program, will be run this weekend off Gratwick Riverside Park in North Tonawanda. Racing begins today at 11 and Sunday at noon.

A touring group of acrobatic bicyclists will perform and sign autographs today from noon to 4 p.m. at Bikes, Blades and Boards Park in North Tonawanda.

Children and adults can fish without a license in New York State waters this weekend only. There are free clinics today at Chestnut Ridge Park (preregister by calling 655-4056) and at Region 8 headquarters on East Avon-Lima Road (adults only) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (226-5333).

The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament runs this weekend at its new location in Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue. The men's open final is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with the women's open final to follow at 3:30 p.m.

Holland Speedway hosts its weekly NASCAR series tonight at 6 and Lancaster Motorsports Park runs its program tonight at 6:30.

Things to view

Coverage of the National Hockey League draft begins today at noon on ESPN2. The Sabres draft 22nd.

The final two rounds of the McDonald's LPGA Championship, the third major tournament of the women's golf season, will be shown today and Sunday at 4 p.m. on Channel 4. . . . The rain-plagued Buick Classic in Harrison will be shown today and Sunday at 3 p.m. on Channel 7.

The U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be televised Sunday by ESPN2 at 5 p.m.

The NASCAR Winston Cup circuit visits Sears Point in California on Sunday for a 3:30 p.m. race that will be televised by Channel 29.

The New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves meet in 1 p.m. clashes of the stumbling titans today on Channel 29 and Sunday on Channel 49 and TBS.

The Los Angeles Sparks visit the New York Liberty in a battle of WNBA division leaders Sunday at 4 p.m. on Channel 2.

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