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December 09, 2005|By SIMMI BUTTAR


Christmas on the Chesapeake

Where -- Baltimore Convention Center

When -- Tonight through Sunday

What now? -- More than 1,300 gymnasts from eight states will be competing in this national meet. Centers that have trained Olympic gymnasts such as Gaithersburg's Courtney Kupets, a 2004 Olympian, will be a part of this three-day competition. Tickets can be purchased at the Convention Center beginning today.

Pro Basketball


Where -- MCI Center, Washington

When -- Tomorrow, 7 p.m.

What now? -- The Wizards, still struggling around the .500 mark after opening the season at 5-1, face the Bulls for the first time since beating them in the first round of the NBA playoffs last spring. If you're an Atlantic Coast Conference fan, you can see former Blue Devils and current Bulls Luol Deng and Chris Duhon go against former Tar Heels and current Wizards Antawn Jamison and Brendan Haywood. Tickets start at $10.

Online -- washington

Pro Soccer


Where -- 1st Mariner Arena

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

What now? -- The top two teams in the Major Indoor Soccer League meet as the unbeaten Wave (5-0) faces the Blast. The Blast is coming off a 6-3 win over the Storm that avenged its only loss of the season. After tomorrow's game, the Blast won't return home until Dec. 30, so this is your last chance to see them before you wrap up your holiday shopping. For more information, call 410-732-5278.

Online -- baltimore

College basketball

Boston College @Maryland

Where -- Comcast Center College Park

When -- Sunday, 8 p.m.

What now? -- The No. 21 Terps tip off their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule by welcoming newcomer Boston College, which tied for the Big East regular-season championship in its final season in that league, for its first ACC game. On, two tickets were available for $102.

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