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Illness has Jadeveon Clowney unlikely to play this weekend

Illness has Jadeveon Clowney unlikely to play this weekend

profootballtalk.com chron.com Updated 55 minutes ago
The Texans got linebacker Jadeveon Clowney back in the lineup last weekend after a long spell on the sideline following surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, but coach Bill O’Brien indicated Friday that Clowney may not be able to play this Sund…
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  • Astros could add another talent evaluator

    Astros could add another talent evaluator

    chron.com MLB.com 1 hour ago
    The Astros are considering adding another set of eyes to their staff — a special assistant type of talent evaluator, if not that exact title — baseball sources told the Chronicle. A potential hire could be a recognizable name. After a brief period of qu…
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  • Astros to host Royals April 3-4 to finish exhibition season

    Astros to host Royals April 3-4 to finish exhibition season

    chron.com 2 hours ago
    The Astros will face the Royals in a pair of exhibition games at Minute Maid Park, the team announced. The Astros will open spring training games on March 5 against the Phillies before returning to Houston for two games against the Royals on April 3-4. …
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  • Darren Sproles, Todd Herremans and Jason Kelce all probable for…

    Darren Sproles, Todd Herremans and Jason Kelce all probable for Eagles

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    The Eagles are set to get a couple of key offensive players back in the lineup this weekend. The team released their final injury report of the week on Friday and running back Darren Sproles and center Jason Kelce are both probable to play against the T…
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  • Rams sign QB Case Keenum to practice squad

    Rams sign QB Case Keenum to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    The Rams have brought back Case Keenum. St. Louis signed Keenum, the ex-Texans quarterback, to its practice squad on Thursday, according to the NFL’s transaction log. The Rams waived Keenum on Tuesday. When he cleared waivers Wednesday, he was eligible …
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  • McClain’s picks for Week 9: Texans in for tough test vs. Eagles

    McClain’s picks for Week 9: Texans in for tough test vs. Eagles

    chron.com 19 hours ago
    Teams with open dates: Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, TennesseeLast week: 9-6 (.600) straight up; 8-7 (.533) vs. spread.Season: 77-43-1 (.640) straight up; 59-60-2 (.496) vs. spread.
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  • The Sports Update: McClain and Smith preview Texans-Eagles matc…

    The Sports Update: McClain and Smith preview Texans-Eagles matchup (video)

    chron.com 21 hours ago
    Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss a Week 9 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at NRG Stadium.
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  • Texans' J.J. Watt, Eagles' Connor Barwin are prolific at battin…

    Texans' J.J. Watt, Eagles' Connor Barwin are prolific at batting passes

    ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    HOUSTON -- Since 2012, when the J.J. Watt batted-passes phenomenon began, the players who lead the league in batted passes are two with similar roots. And they'll both be on the field at NRG Stadium on Sunday. Watt leads the league since 2012 with 28 ba…
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  • Foster: 'Rookie mode' to prove myself again

    Foster: 'Rookie mode' to prove myself again

    ESPN.com chron.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Arian Foster says he had to prove himself to the Texans again this season after returning from back surgery.
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  • Numbers show Joseph, Jackson are among league’s top CB tandems

    Numbers show Joseph, Jackson are among league’s top CB tandems

    chron.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Johnathan Joseph (24) and Kareem Jackson (25) have been a successful duo. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle) Since they signed free-agent cornerback Johnathan Joseph in 2011 and inserted him into the lineup next to Kareem Jackson, the Texans have allowed …
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  • Astros report: Villar, Santana, Petit playing in winter ball

    Astros report: Villar, Santana, Petit playing in winter ball

    chron.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Four Astros players who were in the majors this season are playing winter ball: shortstop Jonathan Villar, outfielder Domingo Santana, shortstop Gregorio Petit and righty David Martinez. Villar and Santana are playing in their native Dominican Republic,…
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  • Run-stopper Pickett hopes to stick with Texans

    Run-stopper Pickett hopes to stick with Texans

    chron.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Fourteen-year vet Ryan Pickett (94) believes he has plenty of football ahead of him. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) Since Ryan Pickett became the Texans’ starting nose tackle, they’ve become one of the best run-stopping teams in the league, yielding f…
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  • Swearinger: No time for lollygagging against Eagles’ up-tempo o…

    Swearinger: No time for lollygagging against Eagles’ up-tempo offense

    chron.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Second-year safety D.J. Swearinger has experience facing the kind of up-tempo offense the Eagles run, having played against Clemson and Auburn when he was in college at South Carolina. What did he learn from the experience? For starters, communication b…
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  • Pass protection a priority as Texans prep for Eagles

    Pass protection a priority as Texans prep for Eagles

    chron.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    If the Texans are going to upset Philadelphia at NRG Stadium, their pass protection must improved, especially blitz pickup. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been sacked 11 times in the last three games, including five against Indianapolis and five again…
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  • Upon Further Review, Did Kobe Bryant Call Dwight Howard A “B**c…

    Upon Further Review, Did Kobe Bryant Call Dwight Howard A “B**ch-A** N***er?”

    dimemag.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    After watching the video we posted earlier today showing Kobe Bryant cursing out Dwight Howard during the Rockets-Lakers game on Tuesday, one of Dime‘s employees claims Kobe allegedly follows up the aforementioned curse of Dwight with, “bitch-ass n***er…
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  • Oddsmakers don’t see Astros winning 2015 World Series

    Oddsmakers don’t see Astros winning 2015 World Series

    chron.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    The Astros and three other teams have the worst chances of winning the 2015 World Series, according to the initial odds Thursday morning sent out by Bovada.lv, an online sportsbook. The Astros, along with the Rockies, Twins and Diamondbacks all sit at 1…
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  • Texans vs. Eagles preview

    Texans vs. Eagles preview

    ESPN.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    DeMeco Ryans had to get about 20 tickets for friends in Houston for Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans. This, after all, used to be home. "It’s going to be special going back to where I started playing," Ryans sai…
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  • Video - Inside Edge: Eagles-Texans 00:45

    Inside Edge: Eagles-Texans

    Oct 30
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Philadelphia at Houston.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Eagles-Texans 00:54

    NFL Live Prediction: Eagles-Texans

    Oct 29
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Philadelphia at Houston.
  • Video - No Love Lost Between Kobe, Dwight 01:22

    No Love Lost Between Kobe, Dwight

    Oct 29
    Tim Legler reacts to the incident between Rockets center Dwight Howard and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.
  • Video - Rockets Move To 2-0 01:11

    Rockets Move To 2-0

    Oct 29
    Dwight Howard had 22 points and James Harden added 18 points in Houston's 104-93 win over the Jazz.

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