Playing the Field: Alex Ovechkin tries to not be creepy around his new fiancee Maria Kirilenko, fails

Maria Kirilenko in her element.

What a WAG-wild week it has already been in the sports world.

Katherine Webb kicked off the week in fantastic form, gaining 200,000 Twitter followers in a little over 24 hours just by being ogled by an old man on live TV (if only the path to global success was that easy for the rest of us).

Since then, ESPN has apologized for Musburger’s actions (can’t we just laugh at a situation like this anymore without getting worked up about it?) and we’ve learned that 200,000 more people on this planet would probably like to have relations with Ms. Webb including LeBron James and Arizona Cardinals d-lineman Darnell Dockett.

Today we have the not-as-exciting news that tennis star Maria Kirilenko (no relation to the T’Wolves small forward) is engaged to hockey star Alexander Ovechkin. Admittedly, we were a little late to the dance on this with Ovechkin popping the question on New Year’s Eve. But it ties in nicely with the Webb story and the Lala Anthony stuff and we want to make this the best PTF WAG week ever SO BACK OFF!!!

Unlike many of her smoking hot tennis predecessors, the 25-year-old Kirilenko is actually pretty good at tennis. No, she’s not as good at tennis as Ovechkin is at hockey but that’s asking a bit much. Kirilenko made the doubles final at the French Open last year with partner Nadia Petrova and is ranked 14th in the world at singles.

Ovechkin told Yahoo!: “It’s a good feeling (to be engaged). You can’t do whatever you want anymore. When you have a girl with a tennis racquet and she can hit you.”

Really, Alex? “It’s a good feeling. You can’t do whatever you want anymore?”

This is supposed to be a ringing endorsement for getting engaged? Is there a language barrier here?

Oh ya, and this photo below from The Daily Telegraph showing the “happy couple” isn’t creepy at all. Not in the least bit.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

MTA announces service changes for Sunday

The MTA has announced service changes ahead of Sunday's People's Climate March, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Riders using…

Local

NYPD launches Twitter account for L train

The NYPD recently launched a Twitter handle dedicated to the L train and its riders. According to @NYPDLtrain, officers went underground Thursday morning to hand…

Local

Bushwick community space offers activists a place to…

A new Bushwick community space offers community activists to meet, create, learn and throw back a few cold ones. MayDay, located 214 Starr Street in Bushwick,…

Local

Activists gearing up for Sunday's "historic" People's Climate…

If all goes according to plan, more than 100,000 people will gather near Central Park West on Sunday morning and march through midtown to raise…

Arts

EXCLUSIVE: Backstage with Adam Jacobs at 'Aladdin' on…

Metro shadowed Adam Jacobs backstage at "Aladdin" on Broadway.

Movies

Review: Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' is better…

Terry Gilliam's latest, "The Zero Theorem," concerns a reclusive malcontent (Christoph Waltz) struggling with the search for the meaning of life.

Music

Esperanza Spalding and a being called Emily get…

Esperanza Spalding is about to spiral off in a brand new direction that may or may include an alter ego named Emily.

Movies

Review: Bickering family dramedy 'This is Where I…

A talented cast sits Shiva in the bickering family dramedy "This is Where I Leave You," although it's more sap than yuks.

NFL

J.J. Watt poses unique challenges to struggling Giants…

Watt, arguably the best defensive player in the league, is the leader of a surprising Texans (2-0) team that has already matched last season’s win total.

NFL

Eric Decker 'unlikely to play' against Bears: Source

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker's status for Monday night’s game against the Bears is in doubt after he missed practice again Wednesday.

NFL

Preston Parker, not Odell Beckham, will replace Jerrel…

Tom Coughlin noted the next man up will be unheralded veteran Preston Parker.

NFL

NFL Week 3 full schedule (kickoff time, TV)

NFL Week 3 full schedule (kickoff time, TV)

Parenting

A sneaky way to serve kids fruits and…

"My First Juices and Smoothies" gives smoothie recipes for kids.

Style

3 things we love from Day 1 of…

The highlights from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week.

Sex

Why don't more couples use condoms?

  Call it the “condom moment.” That’s the name the authors of a new study have given to the pivotal conversation every couple should be…

Sex

Need an idea for a first date? Here's…

Picture your idea of a nice first date. Is it dinner and a movie? A visit to an interesting museum exhibit? Instead, an expert on…