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Tony DeFrancesco fulfilling lifetime dream as Astros interim ma…

Tony DeFrancesco fulfilling lifetime dream as Astros interim manager

Tony DeFrancesco’s first game as a major league manager “didn’t work out the way I wanted,” he said Sunday afternoon. But after more than 500 games as a catcher in the minor leagues and more than 2,300 games as a minor league manager, an afternoon
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  • The Houston Astros Tossed A Band-Aid Into A Flowing River Of Bl…

    The Houston Astros Tossed A Band-Aid Into A Flowing River Of Blood

    deadspin.com Aug 19, 2012
    Manager Brad Mills was fired last night. No longer shall he be burdened with holding the rudder of the one-player-currently-making-more-than-$750,000-Houston Astros. The team announced the move via email last night, following a particularly Houston Astr…
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  • Video - Long As It takes 02:05

    Long As It takes

    Aug 19
    Pedro Alvarez homered in the 19th inning, and Andrew McCutchen added insurance with a two-run single to give the Pirates a 6-3 marathon win.
  • Video - Astros Fire Brad Mills 00:35

    Astros Fire Brad Mills

    Aug 19
    The Houston Astros have fired manager Brad Mills along with two other coaches.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL - Mailbag: Youth is served at QB

    Aug 19
    Week 1 of the preseason highlighted QB questions around the league, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
  • Source -- San Diego Chargers' Vincent Brown out at least 8 weeks with brok…

    Aug 19
    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown will be out at least eight weeks with a broken left ankle, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.