Best bets

BEST BETS

March 03, 2006|By SIMMI BUTTAR

Pro soccer

KiXX@Blast

Where -- 1st Mariner Arena

When -- Tonight, 7:35

What now? -- For the first time in two weeks, the Blast will have a home game as it kicks off a home-and-home series with the struggling KiXX. The Blast, tied for second place in the Major Indoor Soccer League, has won five of its past six. Forward Adauto Neto was named the league's Offensive Player of the Month after leading the MISL with 12 points in February. Tickets are $20, $17 and $14, and are available at the 1st Mariner Arena box office and by calling Ticketmaster at 410-547-7328.

Online -- baltimoreblast.com

Baseball

Women's baseball

Where -- Sports Legends at Camden Yards

When -- Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

What now? -- If the World Baseball Classic isn't putting you in the mood for the baseball season, you can see three former All-American Girls Baseball Leaguers appearing at the museum -- Dolly White, Katie Horstman and Pat Scott -- who played for Maryland native and Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx. Author Mark Milliken will also sign his book The Pride of Sudlersville. At 11 a.m., A League of Their Own, the 1992 movie that was based on the story of the women's professional league from the 1940s and 50s, will be shown. The program is free with paid admission to the museum ($10 adults, $8 seniors, $6.50 children 3-12).

Online -- baberuthmuseum.com

College lacrosse

Penn State@Loyola

Where -- Diane Geppi-Aikens Field

When -- Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

What now? -- The Greyhounds, who dropped their season opener, 11-10, to Towson at Johnny Unitas Stadium, will look to get even as they play their first home game of the season against the No. 16 Nittany Lions. Loyola is 16-4 in its past 20 home openers. General admission tickets are $5. For more information, call 410-617-2547.

Online -- loyolagreyhounds.com

College lacrosse

Princeton @Johns Hopkins

Where -- Homewood Field

When -- Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

What now? -- The defending NCAA champion and No. 4 Blue Jays, coming off a 10-8 season-opening win over Albany, host the No. 7 Tigers. Hopkins, which has not lost to Princeton at home in six years, will try to set an NCAA record with its 38th consecutive home win. For ticket information, go to the team's Web site.

Online -- hopkinssports.collegesports.com

Pro basketball

Kings@Wizards

Where -- MCI Center, Washington

When -- Sunday, 1 p.m.

What now? -- Gilbert Arenas will need his strong supporting cast of Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler for the Wizards, whose nine-game home winning streak ended on Wednesday against the Pacers. The Wizards will try to beat the competition of Ron Artest and the Kings in a matinee game before the Academy Awards on Sunday night. The team enters tonight's road game against the 76ers on a two-game losing streak. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

Online -- washingtonwizards.com

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