Best bets

December 02, 2005|By SIMMI BUTTAR

Pro Basketball

Bucks@Wizards

Where -- MCI Center, Washington

When -- Tonight, 7

What now? -- After a 5-1 start, the Wizards have been reeling during a recent stretch of playing six of seven games on the road. Tonight, they host former Terps star Joe Smith and the Bucks in the second game of a three-game homestand. The Bucks' Andrew Bogut, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, had a career-high 19 points in an overtime win over the Mavericks on Tuesday. Tickets start at $10 and are available online.

Online -- washington wizards.com

College Soccer

Akron@Maryland

Where -- Ludwig Field, College Park

When -- Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

What now? -- The Terps, led by two goals from Stephen King, sent St. John's home with a 3-1 victory on Sunday. Maryland, which faces the Zips in its third consecutive home match in the NCAA tournament, looks to remain on the road to the national semifinals in Cary, N.C. Akron advanced by knocking off Big East champion Connecticut on penalty kicks. General admission tickets are $6 and are available on the Terps' Web site or at the gate.

Online -- umterps.com

Pro Hockey

Rangers@Capitals

Where -- MCI Center, Washington

When -- Tomorrow, 7 p.m.

What now? -- Former Capital Jaromir Jagr, who is second in the NHL in points, pays his second visit to Washington this season with the surprising first-place Rangers. Last week, the Rangers outlasted the Caps, 3-2, in the longest shootout this season that ended in the 15th round when Rangers defenseman Marek Malik won the game with one of the most memorable goals of the season when he took a shot with his stick between his skates and beat the Caps' Olaf Kolzig. Tickets, starting at $10, can be purchased on the team's Web site.

Online -- washingtoncaps.com

Pro Soccer

Storm@Blast

Where -- 1st Mariner Arena

When -- Tomorrow, 7:35 p.m.

What now? -- After suffering its first loss of the season at Chicago on Sunday, the Blast (2-1) gets a chance to even the score against the Storm. The Blast will look to get off to a fast start this time after falling behind by 3 before falling short in a 4-3 loss. As an added enticement, the first 3,000 fans will receive a free team photo. For more information, call 410-732-5278.

Online -- baltimoreblast.com

Pro Football

Texans@Ravens

Where -- M&T Bank Stadium

When -- Sunday, 1 p.m.

What now? -- If you were impressed by the Ravens' rally after trailing 34-0 to the Bengals, take heart as the Ravens return home to face the worst team in the NFL. The Texans (1-10) couldn't hold a late lead as they gave up 10 points in the final 30 seconds of the fourth quarter to third-string quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick en route to an overtime loss to the Rams. A pair of tickets on eBay was being offered for as little as $40 yesterday.

Online -- baltimoreravens.com

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