Best bets

BEST BETS

May 05, 2006|By SIMMI BUTTAR

Baseball

Pirates@Nationals

Where -- RFK Stadium, Washington

When -- Tonight and tomorrow night, 7:05; Sunday, 1:05 p.m.

What now? -- Now that the Nationals have a boss other than Major League Baseball, the next step is to take ownership of some needed victories. Lowly Pittsburgh, which started 2-14 on the road, provides an opportunity for the team to climb back into the race in the National League East. Tomorrow is cap night for all fans 21 and over, and Sunday is Youth Baseball Day. Plenty of tickets for all three games are still available on the Nationals' Web site, and they start at just $7.

Online -- nationals.com

Pro Basketball

Cavaliers@Wizards

Where -- Verizion Center, Washington

When -- Tonight, 8

What now? -- It's pretty simple for the Wizards: Win tonight or there is no tomorrow. After enduring Wednesday's Game 5 loss on LeBron James' last-second layup in overtime, the Wizards have little time to regroup as they face a must-win tonight if they want to return to Cleveland for Game 7 on Sunday. Gilbert Arenas finished with 44 points and nearly matched James (45 points) basket for basket in their superstar duel. A limited number of tickets are still available at Ticketmaster.

Online -- washingtonwizards.com

College Lacrosse

Johns Hopkins @Loyola

Where -- Diane Geppi-Aikens Field

When -- Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

What now? -- The Charles Street rivals have plenty at stake in their 44th meeting. Hopkins, which has won four of five, would like to maintain its momentum. A win against the No. 7 Blue Jays could help give the No. 18 Greyhounds their first NCAA tournament berth since 2001. Though Hopkins has dominated this rivalry, Loyola is unbeaten at home and beat Georgetown in its most recent home game. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the box office. For more information, call 410-617-2547.

Online -- loyolagreyhounds.com

College Lacrosse

Penn@Maryland

Where -- Byrd Stadium, College Park

When -- Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

What now? -- The Terps, with the top-rated strength of schedule in the country, would like to lock up a top-four seed in the NCAAs with a win in their regular-season finale. The Quakers, who were 2-11 last season, have had a major turnaround at 10-2 and look to close in on an NCAA tournament berth. The Quakers may also want a little revenge after losing, 21-6, to the Terps last season. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased on the Terps' Web site.

Online -- umterps.com

Pro wrestling

Xtreme Measures

Where -- Plaza Flea Market, 2401 North Point Blvd., Dundalk

When -- Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

What now? -- You don't have to go to any extreme measures to check out this star-studded event. Batista, a former WWE world heavyweight champion who is from the Washington area, will be there signing autographs, but Diamond Dallas Page, a former WCW world champion, will get in the ring, as will Chris Sabin. General-admission seats are $18 and reserved seating is $25. Tickets are available on ticketmonster.

Online -- www.mcwwrestling.com

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