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Your Guide To The Best Of Sports This Weekend


September 23, 2005|By Peter Blair and Christian Ewell


Presidents Cup

Where -- Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Gainesville, Va. (Prince William County)

When -- Today, 11:30 a.m.; tomorrow, 7:20 a.m.; Sunday, noon

What now? -- If you're willing to make the short drive, tickets from $60 (today) to $80 (Sunday) are available at the gate. You'll get all the excitement of the international match-play event, without the commentary from Johnny Miller. For information, call 703-918-4882.

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Red Sox vs. Orioles

Where -- Camden Yards

When -- Tonight, 7:35; tomorrow, 4:35 p.m.; Sunday, 1:35 p.m.

What now? -- Tickets still remain for all three games of the Orioles' final weekend home series until next season - and tickets for tonight's game are just $5 with a college ID. If you think the series is meaningless, try telling that to the Red Sox, who are fighting the New York Yankees for the AL East title. If you'd rather stay home, the thousands of Red Sox fans who have made the trip would be glad to have the extra elbow room.

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Horse racing

Legacy Chase

Where -- Shawan Downs, Cockeysville

When -- Tomorrow, 1 p.m. (gates open at 10 a.m.)

What now? -- With next year's proposed shortened meet at Pimlico, you'd better get in all the horse racing you can before it's too late. At the same time, you can support a good cause - the steeplechase benefits Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Tickets and a parking pass are available at the race course for $35 per carload. For information, call 410-666-3676.

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Auto racing

RacePoints 400

Where -- Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del.

When -- Sunday, 12:30 p.m.

What now? -- This is as close to Baltimore as the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series gets, and according to the track's Web site, tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 1-800-441-RACE. Don't have earplugs to bring? Maybe you can borrow Rafael Palmeiro's.

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Video games

Madden Challenge

Where -- McKeldin Square (Pratt and Light streets)

When -- Sunday, 10 a.m.

What now? -- More than 500 players in the professional division will compete to win a trip to Hawaii and a chance at $100,000 playing the EA Sports PlayStation 2 video game named for ABC football analyst John Madden. Up to 64 players in the rookie division also will compete for prizes. Registration takes place on site for $10. This might be your best shot to see the Ravens win a game - electronically.

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