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Oregon’s Mariota set to throw at NFL Combine as he changes QB style
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Published in 20-2-2015
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INDIANAPOLIS One of the biggest transitions Marcus Mariota must make as he moves from Oregon’s spread-heavy offense to the NFL: Simply being in a huddle. “It seems like a little detail but it is kind of a big thing,” Mariota said Thursday during the scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mariota, who plans to throw during the combine, is the No. 2 QB prospect in the 2015 draft. The 2014 Hei ...>>
Miami Heat land Goran Dragic
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Published in 20-2-2015
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Associated Press Goran Dragic wanted a new home, and the Miami Heat wanted a new guard. On trade deadline day, they were a perfect match. The Heat swung a deal to acquire Dragic a third-team All-NBA player last season from the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NBA’s standard trade cal ...>>
Rockets acquire Pablo Prigioni, KJ McDaniels
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Published in 20-2-2015
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The Rockets did not get the star point guard they sought, but completed a pair of deals to bolster their backcourt off the bench at the trade deadline with additions of rookie KJ McDaniels and veteran Pablo Prigioni. The Rockets agreed to send second-year guard Isaiah Canaan along with the Denver Nuggets’ second-round pick to Philadelphia to get McDaniel, an athletic 6-6 guard taken with the 32n ...>>
The Sports Update: McClain, Smith on Day 2 of NFL Combine
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Published in 20-2-2015
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Houston Chronicle Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss Day 2 of the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Video: Rockets vs. Clippers postgame wrap
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Published in 13-2-2015
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Houston Chronicle Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen breaks down the Rockets’ loss to the Clippers in the final game before the NBA’s All-Star break.
A winning Astros team? At least one pundit thinks so
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Published in 13-2-2015
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When it comes to prognostications for the 2015 Astros, opinions have varied. General manager Jeff Luhnow has said they’ll be a winning team, and owner Jim Crane sees the playoffs as a realistic goal. Baseball Prospectus, meanwhile, has the Astros pegged to finish last in the American League West. ESPN’s David Schoenfield, meanwhile, put the Astros at 15th smack-dab in the middle of MLB in hi ...>>
Texans’ Brian Cushing has surgery on broken wrist
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Published in 13-2-2015
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Texans linebacker Brian Cushing underwent offseason surgery to address a broken wrist. “I was playing with it broken for a while. … This kept getting worse and worse,” Cushing told ESPN.com The sixth-year veteran has struggled with injuries in recent years, including season-ending knee surgeries in 2012 and ’13. Cushing, 28, started 14 games in 2014 but often wasn’t in top form. He misse ...>>
Five thoughts on Clippers 110, Rockets 95
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Published in 13-2-2015
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Five observations on Clippers 110, Rockets 95: 1. The Rockets take and make more 3-pointers than any team ever has, so it figures that on a night they are really misfiring, they would claim another line in the record book. It was more than that, however, that led to the Rockets setting an NBA record for missed 3-pointers as they went 9 of 45 from the 3-point arc. Mostly, it was from their poor sho ...>>
Astros sign pitcher Roberto Hernandez to minor-league deal
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Published in 13-2-2015
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The Astros signed right-hander Roberto Hernandez to a minor-league contract Thursday with an invitation to spring training. Hernandez, 34, went 8-11 with a 4.10 ERA in 32 games (29 starts) combined with Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. He began the year in the Phillies rotation and made 23 appearances before being acquired by the Dodgers via trade on Aug. 7. A nine-year vetera ...>>
Five things we learned from the Rockets’ victory over the Mavericks
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Published in 30-1-2015
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Rockets 99, Mavericks 94 James Harden saw the usual extra defensive attention and was happy to move the ball and set up teammates, finding just enough perimeter shooting for the Rockets to win even with Harden 10 points shy of his league-leading average. Harden can expect more of that treatment, but has seen it often before, making his combination of scoring and playmaking more remarkable. The Roc ...>>
The best and worst Super Bowl ads of all time
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Published in 30-1-2015
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A few years back, the Chronicle’s Peter Hartlaub broke down his best and worst Super Bowl ads decade-by-decade. No better or worse candidates have emerged since then (although you can disagree with us in the comments). Here are the transcendent and the dregs: THE BEST SUPER BOWL ADS OF ALL TIME Best of the 1970s: Mean […]
Video: Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch asks why media keeps wanting him to talk
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Published in 30-1-2015
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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch stepped behind the microphone Thursday morning and to everyone’s surprise actually spoke more than just a single phrase. Sitting before about 100 members of the press at the Seahawks’ team hotel, the Arizona Grand in Phoenix, Lynch wondered why they all showed up him when they knew […]
Browns receiver Josh Gordon reponds to critics in open letter
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Published in 30-1-2015
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Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon, the Lamar standout who is facing a one-year suspension after reportedly failing another drug test, responded to his critics, namely Charles Barkley, Stephen A. Smith and Cris Carter, with an open letter published online Thursday. Here’s an excerpt from the letter: First, words cannot express the remorse and regret I feel over this latest incident. I acknowl ...>>
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 ...>>


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