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Houston Astros News and Rumors

  • See Astros’ new batting practice hats

    See Astros’ new batting practice hats

    chron.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
    See the new hats that Jose Altuve and the Astros will wear during batting practice -- and spring training -- starting this year.
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  • Adding up the Astros’ 2013 payroll: $21 million, give or take a…

    Adding up the Astros’ 2013 payroll: $21 million, give or take a million

    chron.com Dec 27, 2012
    Welcome to Tampa Bay West. The model and philosophy that helped develop the Florida-based team into a successful franchise in the toughest division in major league baseball is now firmly ensconced in Southeast Texas. Welcome it. Embrace it. Get your bra…
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Sports Columnists

  • Brooklyn Nets establish Phil Jackson as top coaching target, sources say

    Dec 27
    Undaunted by Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach their team, Brooklyn Nets officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources.
  • Daily Dime: Fifteen straight for Clippers

    Dec 27
    The Clippers' 15th straight win was another blowout. The Clippers will need challenges to sharpen their playoff form, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks

    Dec 27
    Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks
  • Don Banks: Black Monday Primer: Definitive guide to 2013 coaching carousel

    Dec 27
    The only constant in the NFL these days is change, and all indications point to another active firing/hiring season commencing on Black Monday -- the day after the league's regular season concludes. While there were no midseason coaching dismissals in 2…