April 27, 2010

Daily Sports Roundup: April 27th

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Yankees take on the Orioles, the D-Backs seek a victory in Colorado, and the Thunder and Lakers hit the hardwood.

Tipping off on the hardwood . . .

There are four games on the NBA’s playoff schedule for Tuesday, with Miami at Boston, Chicago at Cleveland, San Antonio at Dallas, and Oklahoma City at the Lakers. The Celtics, Cavaliers, and Spurs all hold 3-1 series advantages heading into Tuesday night, while the Thunder and Lakers are tied 2-2 in their best-of-seven set. Oklahoma City pulled even in their series with a 110-89 home win over the Lakers on Saturday. Kevin Durant led the way for the Thunder with 22 points in that contest, while Russell Westbrook picked up 18 points and eight rebounds. Kobe Bryant was limited to just 12 points for the Lakers in that defeat.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The American League’s full slate of games on Tuesday has Minnesota at Detroit, Boston at Toronto, Oakland at Tampa Bay, the White Sox at Texas, Seattle at Kansas City, Cleveland at the Angels, and the Yankees at Baltimore. New York is expected to send Phil Hughes (2-0, 2.19 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday night; righthander Hughes has won both of his starts so far this season, allowing three earned runs over 12 1-3 innings vs. the Athletics and Angels. The Orioles will counter with Kevin Millwood (0-3, 3.38 ERA); righthander Millwood was beaten by Seattle in his last outing, giving up four earned runs over eight innings pitched.

Over in the National League on Tuesday it’s then San Diego at Florida, the Dodgers at the Mets, Cincinnati at Houston, Washington at the Cubs, Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Atlanta at St. Louis, Philadelphia at San Francisco, and Arizona at Colorado. Edwin Jackson (1-1, 3.81 ERA) will take on Ubaldo Jimenez (4-0, 0.95 ERA) in that Diamondbacks/Rockies contest. Righthander Jackson took a no-decision against the Cardinals last time out, allowing four earned runs over his eight innings. Righthander Jimenez followed up his no-hitter with a win over the Nationals last time out, tossing 7 1-3 scoreless innings while giving up five hits.

Taking a trip around the rink . . .

Finally, there’s just one game on the National Hockey League schedule for Tuesday with Detroit at Phoenix in Game 7 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series. The Coyotes staved off elimination on the road on Sunday afternoon with a convincing 5-2 win despite the absence of injured captain Shane Doan (upper body). Lauri Korpikoski, Mathieu Schneider, Radim Vrbata, Wojtek Wolski, and Taylor Pyatt all scored for Phoenix in that win, while Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 31 shots. Brad Stuart and Darren Helm had the goals for the Red Wings.

Trip Tips.(Going Places)

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) November 28, 1999 | Hobica, George; Tan, Kim Liang Byline: George Hobica and Kim Liang Tan Daily Herald Correspondents A roundup of good deals, inside scoops and advice for the traveler:

Holiday gifts for travelers Believe it or not, the holiday-shopping season is here. If you’re a traveler making up your wish list or want to get the perfect gift for the traveler on your own shopping list, here are some suggestions (all are available from either local sources or from the Magellan’s Catalog, (800) 962-4943):

Tilley Hat: Many is the time lately that we’ve wished we had a durable, but comfortable, hat to shield the sun while traveling in warmer climates. This is the hat of hats, complete with a chin strap to prevent flyaways, $59.

Travel Wash: Packing light is packing right, but the only way to do it is to bring clothes that are easy to hand wash in your hotel sink and dry quickly. This concentrated detergent, which comes in a compact tube, is perfect for the job, $3.85.

Merrin Toilet Kit: This is a low-profile nylon kit that holds a lot but fits easily into luggage. Its clean lines are a pleasure to look at, $39.

Silk Dream Sack: What is a dream sack? Think of it as a set of silk sheets, a silken cocoon, that you carry with you to keep your skin away from “questionable” bedding if you’re staying in a hostel or less-than-spotless hotel. It also adds an extra layer of lightweight warmth. When not in use, it stuffs into an 8-by-4-by-1- inch package, $59. here chase banking online

BodyLastics Workout System: Unlike other elastic gyms-in-a-bag, this super-light system comes with four elastics that you can add or subtract to vary the amount of resistance experienced during exercise. It’s a great way to keep fit while staying in a hotel with an inadequate fitness center, $39.95.

Adapter Plug Set: You’d be surprised how hard it is to get an adapter plug from housekeeping, even in a good hotel. This kit includes the four most common plug types found outside the United States, including a plug that converts a grounded, three-prong plug into a two-pronged version, $7.85.

Pack-it Sacs: Ever have a toiletry item leak in your suitcase? You could use zippered plastic bags, but these are classier and more durable. They come in four sizes, $6.50 to $9.85.

Quick Release Luggage Straps: Ever notice how everyone is carrying black rolling luggage these days? Identifying yours on a crowded conveyor belt can be a challenge. These brightly-colored straps secure your luggage from accidental opening and make quick identification easy, $5.85.

Terramar Underwear: Why pack 14 pairs of T-shirts and underwear for a two-week trip when you can bring a few of these quick-drying garments and just wash them in your hotel sink? Available in black or white, these undergarments dry quickly (they’re made of space- age polyester) and come in a wide range of sizes, $14.85-$18.85. this web site chase banking online

Thermasilk Long Underwear: We never travel without silk long underwear. They’re great as super-light pajamas and they double as protection against the cold should the weather turn frosty. They wash easily in a hotel sink and dry fast, and take up next to no room in a suitcase, $29 for tops or bottoms.

Here’s wishing that you get your heart’s desire this holiday season and that 2000 brings you joy no matter where your travels take you.

Foreign currency delivery If you’re planning a trip overseas, it always helps to have one less thing to do. Now Chase is offering Chase Currency to Go. You can exchange foreign currency and have it delivered right to your door. The minimum order is $100, and a maximum order for home delivery is $1,000. Orders over $1,000 can only be picked up at a Chase Manhattan branch. There’s a $10 delivery fee for orders under $500. You do not have to be a Chase customer to use this service, and you can pay by debiting your Chase checking or savings account or use your Chase Banking Card (if you’re a customer), or charge a Visa or MasterCard (with no cash advance fees). To order, either call (888) 242-7384 or go online at www.currency-to-go.com. For next-business-day delivery, orders must be received by 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. There are no Saturday or Sunday deliveries.

Hobica, George; Tan, Kim Liang

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