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Rockets say practice will make perfect
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Published in 30-10-2015
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The Rockets issues on Wednesday’s opener against the Nuggets were not sudden. They struggled through much of the preseason with players out with injuries, losing three of their final four games and practicing with relatively few rotation players available. But they did not expect to not play with consistent effort, the shortcoming they said could be corrected while working on other issues. “I ...>>
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Rockets went small against Nuggets and might again
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Published in 30-10-2015
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With center Dwight Howard and forward Donates Motiejunas unavailable, Rockets coach Kevin McHale used several small lineups and then used several even smaller lineups in Wednesday’s opening loss to the Nuggets. In the first half, he had a lineup of Ty Lawson, Pat Beverley, James Harden, Corey Brewer and Montrezl Harrell. He started the fourth quarter with Clint Capela, Jason Terry Brewer, Beverl ...>>
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Jason Terry sends a message to his teammates
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Published in 30-10-2015
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Rockets veteran Jason Terry did not wait long to have his voice heard on Thursday, a day after the Rockets blowout loss to open the season. He would not share exactly what he told his teammates in the wake of their blowout loss to the Nuggets, but the message was clear. “I won’t tell you what I told them, but I’ll just sum it up and say ‘fight,’” Terry said, choosing a euphemism approp ...>>
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Mets 3, Astros 1: Collin McHugh settles down; Jonathan Villar plays center
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Published in 20-3-2015
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Although Astros righthander Collin McHugh gave up a pair of solo home runs Thursday afternoon in a 3-1 loss against the Mets, he showed tremendous improvement from his previous outing. One start after giving up five runs in 2 1/3 innings, McHugh gave up four hits and two runs with three strikeouts in four innings at Tradition Field. He threw 62 pitches, 43 strikes. “I fe ...>>
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Brady Aiken leaves start for IMG after 13 pitches with possible injury
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Published in 20-3-2015
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Brady Aiken’s first public pitching appearance since the 2014 top overall draft pick went unsigned ended in a possible injury Thursday. Per Adam Berry of MLB.com, the lefty Aiken walked off with a trainer after just 13 pitches in the first inning. He’s pitching for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. John Manuel of Baseball America reported Aiken’s velocity sat at 92-93 mph, and his final pitch w ...>>
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Mets 3, Astros 1: Collin McHugh settles down; Jonathan Villar plays center
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Published in 20-3-2015
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Although Astros righthander Collin McHugh gave up a pair of solo home runs Thursday afternoon in a 3-1 loss against the Mets, he showed tremendous improvement from his previous outing. One start after giving up five runs in 2 1/3 innings, McHugh gave up four hits and two runs with three strikeouts in four innings at Tradition Field. He threw 62 pitches, 43 strikes. “I fe ...>>
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Brady Aiken leaves start for IMG after 13 pitches with possible injury
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Published in 20-3-2015
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Brady Aiken’s first public pitching appearance since the 2014 top overall draft pick went unsigned ended in a possible injury Thursday. Per Adam Berry of MLB.com, the lefty Aiken walked off with a trainer after just 13 pitches in the first inning. He’s pitching for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. John Manuel of Baseball America reported Aiken’s velocity sat at 92-93 mph, and his final pitch w ...>>
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Photos: Astros 2015 spring training
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Published in 13-3-2015
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Well, spring training is officially here for the Astros, and the Chronicle’s own Karen Warren is on location in Florida to bring you all the best scenes. Check out the gallery above for the latest shots from Astros camp. karen.warren@chron.com twitter.com/karenwarrenHC
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Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry shares cancer experiences with Hall of Famer Jim Kelly
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Published in 13-3-2015
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Jim Kelly, the famed Buffalo Bills and former Houston Gamblers quarterback, and Houston Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry both participated in the “NFL Boot Camp: Consumer Products” seminar that took place in Houston from March 8-11. Kelly, who after his playing days were over founded MyFanClip, a company that sells binder clips with team logos on it, shared his experiences with playe ...>>
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Asher Wojciechowski gets start on Sunday
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Published in 13-3-2015
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Righthander Asher Wojciechowski, who is competing for the fifth spot in the Astros’ rotation, has been penciled in to start Sunday afternoon against the Washington Nationals. Top pitching prospect Mark Appel is also under consideration to start Monday. To open up innings for Wojciechowski, likely No. 4 starter Brett Oberholtzer will pitch in a minor-league game Sunday against ...>>
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Gregorio Petit gives Astros win over Tigers in 10th
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Published in 13-3-2015
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Infielder Gregorio Petit hit a walk-off single through the right side of the infield to give the Astros a 4-3 victory in the 10th inning Thursday at Osceola County Stadium. The Astros tied the score at 3 with an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth. Two innings later, Joe Sclafani set up the winning rally with a one-out single to right. Alex Presley then put runners at the ...>>
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What does Andre Johnson have left in the tank?
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Published in 6-3-2015
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What does Andre Johnson have left in the tank in 2015? A common question I get from fanbases who did not watch much of the 2014 Texans team that ranked 30th in the NFL in pass attempts. Short answer: I think with a decent QB and scheme, he has a number of fantastic seasons left in him. Given his work ethic and ability, I wouldn’t bet against him. He wanted to bring a Super Bowl team to Houston, ...>>
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Where does non-call on Harden rank among worst against Houston teams?
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Published in 6-3-2015
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Let’s just cut to the chase. The Rockets’ James Harden was hacked by Memphis’ Zach Randolph  in the final seconds of Wednesday’s loss to Memphis at Toyota Center. Everyone saw the obvious foul except the three guys who needed to: referees Josh Tiven, Ken Mauer and Karl Lane. After Memphis’ Marc Gasol scored with .01 seconds left, the Rockets were dealt a 102-100 loss in the battle of We ...>>
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J.J. Watt and other NFL stars drawn as comic superheroes
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Published in 6-3-2015
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Most of us Houstonians already see Houston Texans star J.J. Watt as a superhero, but a website has decided to turn him into one.

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Collin McHugh racking up Ks already
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Published in 6-3-2015
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. Collin McHugh started for the Astros and struck out three in two scoreless, no-hit innings against the Phillies on Thursday. He walked one. The three Ks were nice, but McHugh acknowledged pitchers are typically ahead of hitters to start spring training. “I think there are a couple things that I want to do,” McHugh said. “Obviously, I’d like to develop my changeup a little ...>>
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