Houston Sports News and Rumors
Astros closer Ken Giles was unavailable to pitch Saturday after being struck on the right wrist by a line drive during batting practice prior to a game against the Angels. He was diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after X-rays came up negative, the …Share TweetCarlos Correa knows it's a long season, so playing through pain is just part of the deal.That's where he find himself, inserted in the Astros lineup Saturday a day after a diving attempt in the field aggravated the left shoulder injury that has bothered…Share TweetThe American League West championship is officially out of reach for the Houston Astros. Without a strong finish, a potential wild card spot will slip through their fingers too. Fortunately for them, they’re set up to gain ground against an opponent the…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 13 hours agoBrock Osweiler looked like anything but an $18 million per year quarterback on Thursday night as the Texans were shut out in New England, and the guy who nearly signed him for not much less than that noticed. “A lot of times those deals you don’t make a…Share Tweet
Texans' wide receivers find tough sledding against Patriotschron.com 14 hours agoDays before kickoff, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick made a special point about how dangerous Texans rookie wide receiver Will Fuller is as a deep threat.Share Tweet
Dickinson overcomes wet, sloppy start to beat FriendswoodDICKINSON – The Dickinson Gators could have used that towel Texans rookie Tyler Ervin toted against the Patriots.They committed three turnovers and fumbled twice more in a wet, rainy first half.Share TweetAlthough Texans Pro Bowl alternate left tackle Duane Brown won't play next week against the Tennessee Titans, Texans coach Bill O'Brien isn't ruling him out as a possibility for the following game against the Minnesota Vikings.Share TweetStanding inside the Texans' locker room early Friday morning, running back Lamar Miller shook his head as he reflected on a frustrating night where he was stonewalled by the New England Patriots' athletic defense.Share Tweet
Astros' Brad Peacock going with slower sliderBrad Peacock went from nearly throwing the same numbers of sliders and curveballs in his first spot start two weeks ago to increasing his slider usage by three or four times compared to his other breaking pitch.Share TweetThe Mariners wasted little time dealing with Steve Clevenger's insensitive and racist tweets, suspending the backup catcher Friday without pay for the rest of the season.In the Astros clubhouse, Carlos Correa didn't shy away from the topic.Share Tweet
Texans' Jaelen Strong has night to forget vs. PatriotsIt was a rough night for Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong as he struggled with his hands and maintaining his composure against the New England Patriots.Share Tweet
How The Hell Do The Patriots Do It?deadspin.com Sep 23 (yesterday)Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels are rightly being universally praised for the game plan that resulted in last night’s complete ass whupping of the incompetent Texans. But the Patriots’ 3-0 start with a pair of inexperienced quarterbacks not named Tom …Share TweetThe New England Patriots could be looking for yet another quarterback — or two — after third-stringer Jacoby Brissett injured his right thumb in Thursday night's victory over the Houston Texans.Share Tweet
More Questions Than Answers About the Texans After Embarrassing Outing in New Englandtexansgab.com Sep 23 (yesterday)There’s no shame in losing to the New England Patriots. Many, many teams have done it, and more will do well before the season is over. What is shameful today is just how the Texans lost to the Patriots on Thursday night 27-0, and the fact that did it t…Share TweetThe level of frustration with the Texans' kick returners hit a peak against the New England Patriots.Share Tweet
Benardrick McKinney a bright spot in Texans' ugly lossBenardrick McKinney was one of the few bright spots for the Texans in Thursday's loss at New England, recording a career-high 16 tackles.Share Tweet
Jason Terry Declared Kawhi Leonard A ‘B-Lister’ And Said Klay Thompson’s ‘Not Leading Sh*t’dimemag.com Sep 23 (yesterday)Getty Image After two surprisingly effective seasons with the Rockets, Jason Terry signed a free-agent deal in Milwaukee this summer, where he’ll be coached by former 2011 Mavericks teammate Jason Kidd. Terry recently appeared on Sirius XM’s NBA channel…Share Tweet
Ratings up for Week Three Thursday night gameprofootballtalk.com Sep 23 (yesterday)The bad news is the game stunk (except for Patriots fans). The good news is that the numbers didn’t. Via John Ourand of SportsBusiness Daily, Thursday’s Texans-Patriots game generated an overnight rating of 12.5. That represents an increase of five perc…Share Tweet
Texans morning after: 5 up, 5 downIn the wake of the Texans' embarrassing 27-0 loss to the New England Patriots on Thursday night, here's a look at five players whose stock is up and five players whose stock is down.Share Tweet
Watt has sights set on Week 1Jul 31J.J. Watt tells reporters his mindset is he will play in Week 1 for the Texans.
More valuable to Texans: Watt or Hopkins?Jul 31Darren Woodson thinks not having DeAndre Hopkins will have a greater negative effect on the Texans than not having J.J. Watt.
Hopkins subject to $40,000 fine per dayJul 30ESPN's Field Yates explains why Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins won't necessarily be held accountable for a $40,000/day fine for holding out of training camp if contract negotiations are settled in a timely manner.
Hopkins has 'outplayed' his contractJul 30ESPN analyst Darren Woodson says Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins matches the skill level of Julio Jones and Odell Beckham Jr. and should be paid accordingly.