Best bets

Best bets

November 04, 2005|By SIMMI BUTTAR

Hockey

Thrashers@Capitals

Where -- MCI Center, Washington

When -- Tonight, 7

What now? -- Washington's Southeast Division rivals, who routed the Caps by a combined 15-4 in two games last month, return to D.C. for their second appearance of the season. If instead you want to see a higher-profile opponent, the Maple Leafs visit MCI Center on Sunday evening at 5. Toronto captain Mats Sundin, who was injured when he was hit in the eye by a puck in the season opener, might make his return. Tickets start as low as $10.

Online -- www.washington caps.com

College football

Tulane@Navy

Where -- Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis

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

What now? -- After last week's loss at Rutgers that ended a four-game winning streak, the Mids return to Annapolis for homecoming as they try to get back on a winning wave against Tulane, which won't play a true home game this season because of Hurricane Katrina. The Mids (4-3) are a heavy favorite against slumping Tulane (2-5), which handed them their worst loss last season (42-10) at the Superdome. Navy must also be wary not to look past the Green Wave to the Nov. 12 matchup at Notre Dame. Good seats for tomorrow's game are still available on Navy's Web site.

Online -- navysports.college sports.com

Pro basketball

Magic@Wizards

Where -- MCI Center, Washington

When -- Tomorrow, 7 p.m.

What now? -- Wizards fans don't have Kwame Brown to kick around anymore, but at the home opener you can watch the beginning of another possible playoff run with new Wizard Caron Butler, who was acquired from the Lakers in the Brown trade. And if you're not a Wizards fan, you can still cheer on former Terps star Steve Francis, who plays for Orlando. After holding off the Raptors in their season opener, the Wizards face the Knicks at Madison Square Garden tonight as they try to go to 2-0. Tickets for tomorrow start at $10.

Online -- washington wizards.com

Pro football

Bengals@Ravens

Where -- M&T Bank Stadium

When -- Sunday, 1 p.m.

What now? -- After two straight road losses, the Ravens return home to face NFC North-leading Cincinnati. Playing without defensive stalwarts Ed Reed and Ray Lewis, the Ravens gave the Steelers fits on Monday night. Both are expected to miss this game as the Ravens look to get even for the Bengals' stunning comeback here last season as Carson Palmer threw for 200 yards and three touchdowns in the fourth quarter of a 27-26 Ravens loss. Two tickets on eBay were going for $50 and up.

Online -- baltimore ravens.com

Pro football

Eagles@Redskins

Where -- FedEx Field, Landover

When -- Sunday, 8:30 p.m.

What now? -- After last week's debacle against the Giants, Washington gets another matchup against an NFC East rival. This one is in prime time against Philadelphia as both 4-3 teams need a win to stay out of last place. The Redskins could catch a break as Eagles receiver Terrell Owens is hobbled by an ankle injury and might miss the game. If you want to bring some food for tailgating, maybe you can get some of that soup Donovan McNabb's mother is famous for. Two tickets on eBay were going for $99 and up.

Online -- redskins.com

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