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Padres take shape as appealing template for Astros

Padres take shape as appealing template for Astros

chron.com Updated 4 hours ago
No one is thinking about the Astros. They had their jaunt in the headlines this month, throwing a combined $54 million to free agents Jed Lowrie, Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek. Spending like that hasn’t been seen around here since Drayton McLane rode of…
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  • Case Keenum looking to rewrite his tale of being a Texan

    Case Keenum looking to rewrite his tale of being a Texan

    chron.com ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    • • • Who should start for the Texans on Sunday? 90%Case Keenum 10%Thad Lewis Thank You for voting! Loading ... • • • The first snap Case Keenum took for new coach Bill O’Brien back in August resulted in a penalty. Keenum had let the time clock expire. …
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  • Guide to the game: Players to watch and key questions for Texan…

    Guide to the game: Players to watch and key questions for Texans-Ravens matchup

    chron.com 10 hours ago
    • • • Who should start for the Texans on Sunday? Case Keenum Thad Lewis View Results Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately. Loading ... • • • Players to watch Case Keenum, Texans quarterback After spen…
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  • Local Houston TV Station Uses NBA 2K15 Pic Of Troy Daniels To R…

    Local Houston TV Station Uses NBA 2K15 Pic Of Troy Daniels To Report Trade

    dimemag.com 11 hours ago
    Yesterday’s trade sending Corey Brewer from the Timberwolves to the Rockets included Houston’s brief hero from last year’s playoffs, Troy Daniels. The sharpshooter was dealt to Houston in the exchange for Daniels and a draft pick in a three-team exchang…
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  • Playoffs, not revenge, on former Texans running back Justin For…

    Playoffs, not revenge, on former Texans running back Justin Forsett’s mind

    chron.com Dec 20 (yesterday)
    • • • Who should start for the Texans on Sunday? 89%Case Keenum 11%Thad Lewis Thank You for voting! Loading ... • • • OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Former Texans running back Justin Forsett isn’t making Baltimore fans forget Ray Rice, but he’s doing an exceptiona…
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  • Rockets acquire Brewer and Shved in three-team trade

    Rockets acquire Brewer and Shved in three-team trade

    nba.com dimemag.com ESPN.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired forward Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Alexey Shved from the Philadelphia 76ers as a part of a three-team trade.
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  • Ryan Mallett wants to be the Texans’ QB next season

    Ryan Mallett wants to be the Texans’ QB next season

    The Texans’ quarterback situation is a mess right now, with the team down to fourth-stringers Case Keenum and Thad Lewis as the only healthy options. But the quarterback whose injury began this mess hopes he can stabilize the position next year. Ryan Ma…
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  • Astros set minor league staff for 2015

    Astros set minor league staff for 2015

    chron.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    The Astros set their staffs for next seasons’ minor league teams: CLASS AAA FRESNO Manager Tony DeFrancesco Pitching Coach Arthur “Ace” Adams Hitting Coach Leon Roberts Dev. Specialist (Catching) Jeff Murphy Athletic Trainer Bryan Baca Strength & Co…
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  • DeAndre Hopkins questionable after sitting out third straight p…

    DeAndre Hopkins questionable after sitting out third straight practice

    profootballtalk.com chron.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    The Texans will wait until Sunday to make a call on wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. After a third straight missed practice, Hopkins (ankle) is listed as questionable on the injury report. According to Drew Dougherty of Texans TV, head coach Bill O’Brien …
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  • Texans focused on Ravens after good practice week, O’Brien says

    Texans focused on Ravens after good practice week, O’Brien says

    chron.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    The Texans had to deal with another quarterback change and several key injuries this week. But coach Bill O’Brien and his players said the team is focused and ready for Baltimore on Sunday, following an encouraging week of practice. “It’s been a good we…
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  • Texans’ Louis Nix III working out, running during injury rehab

    Texans’ Louis Nix III working out, running during injury rehab

    chron.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    Louis Nix III, the No. 83 overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft, started the year on season-ending injury reserve and has rarely been seen since training camp. Nix said Friday he’s making progress during his rehab and is on schedule. “I’m just doing whatev…
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  • Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans Preview

    Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans Preview

    nytimes.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    Baltimore’s defense has relied on a heavy pass rush this season, with Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs wreaking havoc each week, but it has had no luck keeping its secondary healthy.
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  • Davis powers Pelicans over Harden, Rockets

    Davis powers Pelicans over Harden, Rockets

    ESPN.com dimemag.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 99-90 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
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  • Gary Kubiak: ‘I’m very proud of Arian’

    Gary Kubiak: ‘I’m very proud of Arian’

    chron.com profootballtalk.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    OWINGS MILLS, MD. – This week, a lot of Gary Kubiak’s former players praised him for the role he played in their careers as the Texans’ head coach from 2006 until he was fired last season. Running back Arian Foster played five seasons for Kubiak. “I got…
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  • Video - Keenum To Start For Texans 00:55

    Keenum To Start For Texans

    Dec 19
    John Clayton discusses Texans coach Bill O'Brien's decision to start Case Keenum at quarterback against the Ravens in Week 16.
  • Video - Corey Brewer Headed To Houston 02:28

    Corey Brewer Headed To Houston

    Dec 19
    ESPN NBA writer Brian Windhorst discusses how the Rockets were able to land Corey Brewer.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Ravens-Texans 00:52

    Inside Edge: Ravens-Texans

    Dec 18
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Baltimore at Houston.
  • Video - Davis Leads Pelicans To Win 00:53

    Davis Leads Pelicans To Win

    Dec 18
    Anthony Davis scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the Pelicans' 99-90 win over the Rockets.

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