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The Houston Astros and Oakland A's cornered the market on crazy on Friday night, so it would have been appropriate for Josh Reddick to dash home in the 10th inning with the game-winning run, which also would have doubled as a walk-off Little League home…Share Tweet
Altuve menaces A’s while Springer breaks outchron.com 6 hours agoOAKLAND, Calif. — If there’s one thing about his hometown of Houston that A’s pitcher Scott Kazmir should not like, it might be Jose Altuve. The Astros second baseman continued to be a menace to the Cypress Falls lefty Friday night in the Astros’ 5-4 wi…Share Tweet
Astros Hold Off A's 5-4 in 11 After 9 Scoreless Inningsnytimes.com 7 hours agoThe Houston Astros aren't shy about celebrating their quick start, even if the season is less than a month old.Share Tweet
Extra-inning runs lead to wild Astros win in Oaklandchron.com 7 hours agoOAKLAND, Calif. — It wasn’t until the misty rain arrived at O.co Coliseum and even fewer eyes were left that the Astros’ 5-4 win over the A’s in 11 innings reached its crazy peak. The first nine innings were a reminder the baseball world isn’t paying en…Share Tweetyahoo.com 9 hours agoThe Dallas Mavericks emptied both barrels on Friday night, throwing every ounce of offensive firepower they had at the Houston Rockets in an attempt to overwhelm Kevin McHale's favored crew and fight their way back into their opening-round series. Unfor…Share Tweet
Fields’ violent throwing motion brings heat and tweakschron.com 10 hours agoOAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Fields strains enough when he throws off a mound that you’d think he’s in the shot put. Outside of Pat Neshek, who probably shouldn’t even count because he’s a sidearm thrower, no Astros pitcher’s motion makes you wonder just how …Share Tweet
O.co Coliseum brings back fond memories for Astros manager A.J. Hinchchron.com 11 hours agoOAKLAND, Calif. — Astros manager A.J. Hinch played his first game in this ballpark, now known as O.co Coliseum, on April 1, 1998. His retelling of the day usually turns into something of a joke surrounding the two key facts: the pitcher he was facing wa…Share Tweet
Jake Marisnick out of lineup with right leg discomfortchron.com 13 hours agoOAKLAND, Calif. — Astros manager A.J. Hinch took his hottest hitter out of the nine-hole on Friday for the series opener with the A’s, but the destination wasn’t a higher spot the order. Jake Marisnick and his team-high .350 average were held out of the…Share Tweet
What to watch for in Friday's NBA Playoffs Game 3syahoo.com 17 hours agoWe've got a trio of Game 3s on tap for Friday night, with two series teetering on the brink of the point of no return and one that could absolutely still go either way. Here's a look ahead at what to keep an eye on during this evening's three-game playo…Share Tweet
Top Astros prospect Mark Appel starts strong at Corpus Christichron.com 19 hours agoRighthander Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft and the top pitching prospect in the Astros’ system, has gotten off to a strong start at Class AA Corpus Christi. Appel is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in three starts for the Hooks, with 11 strike…Share TweetEntering this season, the Astros figured to produce more power at the plate after overhauling their offense during the winter. Additions such as Evan Gattis, Colby Rasmus and Luis Valbuena were supposed to compliment budding sluggers George Springer, Ch…Share TweetTexans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss the team’s options with the No. 16 overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft.Share Tweet
Is Astros vs. Rangers a rivalry that’s ever going to happen?They’re in their third year together in the American League West, and the jury remains out on whether the Astros and Texas Rangers are rivals. They only started playing each other in 2001 thanks to interleague play, so their history together is limited.…Share Tweet
Andre Johnson: Being in Indy “a breath of fresh air”profootballtalk.com Apr 23 (2 days ago)Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson reiterated on Wednesday that he didn’t sign to play in Indianapolis simply because it would offer him a chance to face the Texans twice a year. Johnson said again that he has “bigger goals” than beating the only other t…Share Tweet
Astros’ reliever Josh Fields activated; shortstop Jonathan Villar optionedchron.com Apr 23 (2 days ago)SEATTLE — The Astros are indeed going to move to 13 pitchers to bring back Josh Fields, the righty reliever who started the year on the disabled list with a right groin strain. Shortstop Jonathan Villar was optioned Class AAA Fresno to make room after W…Share Tweet
Happ outduels Hernandez, earns first win to snap Astros' streakMLB.com Apr 23 (2 days ago)Veteran southpaw J.A. Happ picked up his first victory for the Mariners with 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball as Seattle snapped the Astros' four-game winning streak with a 3-2 win on Wednesday at Safeco Field.Share TweetJ.A. Happ earned his first win with the Mariners as the Seattle bullpen held off the Houston Astros 3-2 Wednesday night.Share Tweet
Texans' Watt staying focussedApr 22Mark Schlereth discusses why he believes that Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has managed to stay focused on training despite his busy offseason schedule.
Vince Wilfork to help mentor younger Texans playersApr 20Texans reporter Tania Ganguli says players are looking forward to having Vince Wilfork as a mentor on the field and in locker room.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt's ridiculous 61" box jumpApr 13Watch Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt box jump 61 inches in this impressive video.
Watt signs with ReebokApr 13Darren Rovell discusses the value Reebok will gain by signing Texans defensive end J.J. Watt to an endorsement deal, even though Watt won't be allowed to display the company's logo on the field.
Mario Hezonja of FC Barcelona to declare for the NBA draftApr 23FC Barcelona wing Mario Hezonja will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent Arn Tellem told ESPN.com.
James Blackmon Jr. to return to Indiana Hoosiers, bypass NBA draftApr 23Indiana Hoosiers freshman James Blackmon Jr. will return to school instead of entering the NBA draft.
Hardy’s New Bench TrialApr 23The new NFL was on display Wednesday afternoon when it suspended Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy for the first 10 games of 2015 season, without pay, for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill his former girlfriend in May 2014. Though a judge foun…
Buckeyes freshman D'Angelo Russell declares for NBA draftApr 22"I believe I am ready because my approach was to unpack my bags, get committed to winning and listening to the coaches -- as opposed to coming in and ...