Best bets

BEST BETS

October 14, 2005|By SIMMI BUTTAR

Running

Baltimore Running Festival

Where -- Staging area is north of M&T Bank Stadium

When -- The marathon will start at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

What now? -- Topped off by the popular Baltimore Marathon, the fifth annual festival could have a record number of entries, possibly exceeding 10,000. If running 26.2 miles is not up your alley, maybe a 5K race is. If you're not participating, the price (free) is right to view the action, and the runners would undoubtedly appreciate your support.

Online -- www.thebaltimore marathon.com

Horse Racing

Maryland Million

Where -- Laurel Park

When -- Tomorrow, 12:15 p.m.

What now? -- Delayed a week because of last weekend's heavy rains, this is the 20th anniversary of the event for Maryland-sired horses. The one-day stakes program with a record $1.5 million in purses and awards is topped off by the $250,000 Maryland Million Classic. For details, call Laurel Park at 410-792-7775.

Online -- www.Maryland Million.com

College football

Kent State at Navy

Where -- Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis

When -- Tomorrow, 1:30 p.m.

What now -- Coming off last week's thrilling victory over Air Force on a last-second field goal that capped a 10-point comeback in the fourth quarter, the Mids (2-2) stay at home, looking for their third consecutive victory. Navy leads the all-time series against the Golden Flashes, 4-0. The game will be televised on CSTV. Good seats are still available on Navy's Web site as the team tries to continue a run to a bowl game.

Online -- navysports.college sports.com

Pro football

Browns at Ravens

Where -- M&T Bank Stadium

When -- Sunday, 1 p.m.

What now? -- After last week's penalty-filled disaster in the Motor City, Ravens fans hope coach Brian Billick can turn his team in the right direction. Another loss, especially against the rival Browns in their first division game of the season, and the wheels could be coming off for the last-place Ravens. According to eBay, two tickets were available from $102.

Online -- www.baltimore ravens.com

Hockey

Lightning at Capitals

Where -- MCI Center, Washington

When -- Sunday, 6 p.m.

What now? -- The defending Stanley Cup champions, off to a so-so start, make their first trip of the season to D.C. Despite the solid start of rookie Alexander Ovechkin (four goals, tied for second in the NHL in his first five games), the Capitals have endured a string of ugly losses to Atlanta and Carolina before taking on another Southeast Division rival. Tickets start as low as $10.

Online -- www.washington caps.com

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