Best Bets

November 11, 2005|By SIMMI BUTTAR

Hockey

Devils@Capitals

Where -- MCI Center, Washington

When -- Today, 1 p.m.

What now? -- Coming off Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs, the Caps return to action today as they host the Devils for a holiday matinee. Caps rookie Alexander Ovechkin continues to shine with 12 goals in his first 15 games. The Caps have a promotion with 2,000 seats available for as low as $5 per game (when purchased in groups of four). Otherwise, tickets start at $10.

Online -- washingtoncaps.com

Pro basketball

Sonics@Wizards

Where -- MCI Center, Washington

When -- Tonight, 7:30

What now? -- After suffering their first loss of the season on Wednesday to Sam Cassell and the Clippers, the Wizards look to rebound as they host Ray Allen and the SuperSonics tonight in the second half of a hockey-basketball doubleheader in D.C. The homestand continues as the defending NBA champion Spurs visit MCI tomorrow night. If you get lucky, maybe Wizards star Gilbert Arenas will throw you his jersey after the game. Tickets for each game start at $10.

Online -- washington wizards.com

Pro soccer

Cougars@Blast

Where -- 1st Mariner Arena

When -- Tonight, 7:35

What now? -- The expansion California Cougars will help the Blast open its Major Indoor Soccer League season. After a last-place finish, the Blast looks to return to the playoffs in the six-team MISL and join boxer Hasim Rahman in trying to bring another championship to Baltimore. For information on Blast tickets, call 410-73-Blast.

Online -- baltimoreblast.com

College basketball

Virginia Union @Maryland

Where -- Comcast Center, College Park

When -- Tonight, 8

What now? -- The final preseason tuneup gives coach Gary Williams another chance to evaluate his No. 14 Terps before the season starts for real next Friday night against visiting Fairleigh Dickinson. Since the game is not televised, the only way to see the Terps tonight is in person.

Online -- umterps.com

College football

Richmond@Towson

Where -- Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson

When -- Tomorrow, noon

What now? -- The surging Tigers, with four wins in their past five games, finish off their home schedule with a matchup against the Spiders (6-3), who are ranked No. 18 in Division I-AA. Towson (6-3), which clinched its first winning season since 2002 after beating Villanova last week, is tied for second place in the Atlantic 10 South Division.

Online -- towsontigers.com

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