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Fathers play a pivotal role for Seahawks’ Michael Bennett and Earl Thomas
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Published in 30-1-2015
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Fathers and sons will unite across the world for Super Bowl XLIX, watching New England and Seattle face off in one of the most anticipated NFL championships in recent history. Seahawks defenders Earl Thomas and Michael Bennett will start in Sunday’s contest. And just like when Seattle blew out Denver to claim last year’s Super Bowl, the defensive duo will be watched up close by their proud fat ...>>
A fine for Rockets’ Trevor Ariza after bumping Stephen Curry?
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Published in 23-1-2015
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Rockets guard Trevor Ariza may be a little lighter in the wallet soon. During the Rockets’ 126-113 loss at Golden State on Wednesday night, Ariza bumped Warriors star Stephen Curry during the third quarter, setting off a minor rhubarb: Shortly after the game, Ariza posted the following on his Twitter account. It’s fairly easy to assume he was told of a fine after the game. 2500 for what?? tre ...>>
Hall of Fame says wait and see on which Astros logo will be on Craig Biggio’s plaque
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Published in 23-1-2015
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Craig Biggio’s batting helmet likely won’t be an option for his plaque in Cooperstown. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Craig Biggio wore multiple Astros logos during his storied 20-year career, and fans will likely have to wait until his induction on July 26 to learn which logo will go on his plaque at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Biggio, who will be the first man ...>>
Astros opener set for 6:10 p.m. vs. Indians
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Published in 23-1-2015
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The Astros opener against the Indians has been set for 6:10 p.m. at Minute Maid Park on April 6. The opener will be aired nationally on ESPN and locally on Root Sports Southwest. The team announced times for its 2015 schedule today. (Click here for full schedule). In general, most home games will start at 7:10 p.m. during the week, and either 3:10 or 6:10 p.m. on Satudays and 1:10 p.m. on Sundays. ...>>
Read My Lips: NFL style
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Published in 23-1-2015
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Watching an NFL game, you’d think the league was full of expert lip-readers given the way coaches cover their mouths while talking on the sideline during games. The website Bad Lip Reading had some fun with the 2014 NFL season. Check the video above to check out interesting interpretations of things said by Texans coach Bill O’Brien and some Houston players.
Astros’ Jed Lowrie participates in Diamond Diplomacy program in South America
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Published in 23-1-2015
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Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie recently traveled to Colombia as a part of a revamped effort by the State’s Department and Major League Baseball to reconnect with Latin America. The “Diamond Diplomacy” program utilizes the growing audience of baseball in Central and South America, and incorporates U.S. baseball ambassadors. The first two Sports Envoys in baseball are Lowrie and Kansas City Royal ...>>
James Harden cites lack of energy in loss to Orlando
Sports
Published in 16-1-2015
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One thing the Rockets lacked in their 120-113 loss to Orlando on Wednesday night was energy, said guard James Harden. He said the Rockets are a completely different team when they get off to a good start. “It helps a lot – it means our defense is clicking,” Harden said. “It means we are protecting the paint, sharing the basketball and giving each other open shots. When we are not at that p ...>>
Ortiz: Future is now for Astros, elsewhere for Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz
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Published in 16-1-2015
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Mike Foltynewicz will bring the heat for the Braves organization now. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Five days after Rio Ruiz and Carlos Correa joyfully showed off their 2013 Midwest League championship rings, hard-throwing righthanders Jarred Cosart and Mike Foltynewicz flexed their muscles for a picture outside the big league clubhouse at Osceola County Stadium last March. At that point, Rui ...>>
Five things we learned from the Rockets’ loss to the Magic
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Published in 16-1-2015
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Magic 120, Rockets 113 Even during the Rockets’ four-game winning streak, they were defending in spurts. That was enough. They could score reliably, tighten their defense through stretches and win without too much drama. That was not, however, going to get them up to speed for this week’s challenges. They might not have realized that the Magic would deserve a place on the list of tougher tests ...>>
A pitch clock coming to minor league games this season
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Published in 16-1-2015
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Major League Baseball will use a pitch clock this season in Class AAA and AA games. Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement at the conclusion of baseball’s owners meetings. He said the decision followed a successful experiment with the clock in the Arizona Fall League. MLB officials said details of how much time will be allowed between pitches and an announcement on other measures to be tes ...>>
Astros talking Carlos Corporan trade with Rangers
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Published in 16-1-2015
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The Astros and Rangers have discussed a trade for catcher Carlos Corporan, a person familiar with the conversations said Thursday. The Astros and Rangers have long looked like potential trade partners this winter because of the Rangers’ desire for a catcher and the Astros’ need to send one off ever since they acquired Hank Conger. The Rangers were one of the teams that talked to the Braves abo ...>>
Scouting report: Rockets at New York Knicks
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Published in 9-1-2015
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Rockets at New York Knicks When/where: 7 p.m., Thursday; Madison Square Garden. TV/radio: TNT; 790 AM, 850 AM (Spanish). Knicks (5-33) 1. The Knicks’ 13-game losing streak is the longest in the 69-year history of the franchise and leaves New York with the NBA’s worst record and the worst record at this stage of the season in franchise history. The Knicks are 1-8 in the second game of a back-to ...>>
Onus falls on general manager Rick Smith to sustain Texans’ success
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Published in 9-1-2015
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• • • Was the Texans' 2014 season a success or a failure? Success Failure View Results Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately.  Loading ... • • • The Texans are light-years ahead of where they were at this time last year. New coach Bill O’Brien had been on the job for six days. He had to hire a staff, evaluate his roster, insta ...>>
Five things we learned in the Rockets’ victory over Cavaliers
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Published in 9-1-2015
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Rockets 105, Cavaliers 93 For a third time in the past four games, an opponent was determined to test the Rockets’ shooters. With James Harden surrounded and struggling through most of the game, the Rockets could move the ball to open 3s, but could only sporadically hit them. They saw similar strategies from the Pelicans and Bulls and will likely see many more. The Rockets shoot so many 3s, they ...>>
Craig Biggio on Letterman
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Published in 9-1-2015
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As part of his newfound Baseball Hall of Famer status, Astros legend Craig Biggio was in New York for his first press conference with fellow Class of 2015 members Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. Their stay in the Big Apple also included a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman, with the quartet presenting a special Cooperstown Top 10 list of things they said when they learned th ...>>


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