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NBA Playoff Picture Update: Raptors soar past Rockets

NBA Playoff Picture Update: Raptors soar past Rockets

yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated 4 hours ago
With just a few weeks remaining until the NBA postseason, every night can impact the standings. NBA Playoff Picture keeps you up to date on all the most important news for all 16 berths and seeds. A Raptors Resurgence?: While the Toronto Raptors have al…
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  • Veteran righty Hernandez secures spot in Astros' rotation

    Veteran righty Hernandez secures spot in Astros' rotation

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch told veteran right-hander Roberto Hernandez on Monday night that he had made the Major League roster, but that doesn't mean the Houston starting rotation is set just yet.
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  • Oberholtzer pleased with outing despite final game results

    Oberholtzer pleased with outing despite final game results

    chron.com nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Although the results were rough in the 7-4 loss to the Blue Jays on Monday night, Astros lefthander Brett Oberholtzer was pleased with the way his body responded in his first Grapefruit League game since he strained his lat muscle on M…
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  • Springer, Castro show power stroke against Blue Jays

    Springer, Castro show power stroke against Blue Jays

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    George Springer and Jason Castro each hit solo homers, but it wasn't quite enough to back lefty Brett Oberholtzer in Monday's 7-4 Astros loss to the Blue Jays.
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  • Norris wraps Grapefruit slate with eight K's vs. Astros

    Norris wraps Grapefruit slate with eight K's vs. Astros

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    Daniel Norris, Toronto's top prospect, who is on track to start Game 3 of the regular season, fanned eight over six innings, allowing four runs on five hits in Monday's 7-4 win over the Astros.
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  • Pitchers Hernandez, Thatcher make major-league roster with Astr…

    Pitchers Hernandez, Thatcher make major-league roster with Astros

    chron.com 10 hours ago
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Astros informed starting righthander Roberto Hernandez and lefthanded reliever that they have made the 25-man roster. The Astros had until by 11 a.m. (CST) Tuesday to decide whether to keep Hernandez, who signed a $2.65 million min…
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  • Astros to take practice swings away from home for first time th…

    Astros to take practice swings away from home for first time this spring

    chron.com 11 hours ago
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – For the first time this spring, the Astros’ traveling party will not work out and take batting practice at Osceola County Stadium on Tuesday before making the short drive to Lake Buena Vista to face the Braves. The traveling squad will…
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  • Rockets' Beverley to have season-ending wrist surgery

    Rockets' Beverley to have season-ending wrist surgery

    nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist and will miss the remainder of the season, the team said.
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  • Jim Crane says President Obama’s golf game has improved

    Jim Crane says President Obama’s golf game has improved

    chron.com 15 hours ago
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – One day after playing golf with President Barack Obama, Astros owner Jim Crane noted that Obama’s golf game has improved since they last played together in 2013. “He’s fun to play with,” Crane said of Obama. “He’s a lot of fun. He joke…
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  • Root Sports Southwest to air complete 2015 Astros schedule

    Root Sports Southwest to air complete 2015 Astros schedule

    chron.com 18 hours ago
    Root Sports Southwest said Monday it will air the complete Astros schedule this season, using the same on-air crew that worked last year’s games on Comcast SportsNet Houston. Bill Brown, Alan Ashby and Geoff Blum will return for play by play and game an…
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  • GM Morey: Rockets can 'beat anybody' in a series

    GM Morey: Rockets can 'beat anybody' in a series

    ESPN.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Sunday night he thinks his team can win the NBA title.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Cleveland Indians Set Starting Rota…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Cleveland Indians Set Starting Rotation

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Zach McAllister and T. J. House earned the final two jobs in the Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation.
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  • The Sports Update: Peacock felt good in return to action

    The Sports Update: Peacock felt good in return to action

    chron.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    • • • The Houston Chronicle’s Jose de Jesus Ortiz checks in with Astros pitcher Brad Peacock after his first in-game action this spring following offseason hip surgery. twitter.com/OrtizKicks
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  • A-Rod Debut at First Base as Yanks Beat Astros 7-0

    A-Rod Debut at First Base as Yanks Beat Astros 7-0

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Alex Rodriguez played first base for the first time in his professional career Sunday, handling three chances in three innings during the New York Yankees' 7-0 win over the Houston Astros.
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  • Scott Feldman struggles again as Astros fall to A-Rod, Yankees

    Scott Feldman struggles again as Astros fall to A-Rod, Yankees

    chron.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Astros righthander Scott Feldman gave up seven hits and three runs with two walks and two strikeouts over 41⁄3 innings Sunday afternoon against the Yankees. The Yankees added a four-run rally in the sixth inning against Brad Peacock to…
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  • Harden's 24 help Rockets hold off Wizards

    Harden's 24 help Rockets hold off Wizards

    ESPN.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    One game after clinching a playoff berth, the Rockets delayed the Wizards' bid to secure their own spot, beating Washington 99-91 Sunday behind James Harden's 24 points.
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  • Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes playing the waiting game with injur…

    Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes playing the waiting game with injured wrist

    chron.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    After being hit on the wrist in Saturday’s spring training game, Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes was limited to treatment on Sunday. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Outfielder L.J. Hoes, who was hit in the right wrist in the eighth inni…
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  • Sam Deduno pleased to make Astros’ opening day roster

    Sam Deduno pleased to make Astros’ opening day roster

    chron.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Righthanded pitcher Sam Deduno, right, will be heading to Houston with the Astros for opening day. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Considering the eight roster moves the Astros made, righthander Sam Deduno was happy to leave manager…
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  • The Sports Update: Correa can almost “taste” majors

    The Sports Update: Correa can almost “taste” majors

    chron.com ESPN.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    • • • The Chronicle’s Jose de Jesus Ortiz catches up with recently reassigned Astros top prospect Carlos Correa, who feels his time could be near. twitter.com/OrtizKicks
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  • Bob McNair thinks Vince Wilfork won’t be another Ed Reed

    Bob McNair thinks Vince Wilfork won’t be another Ed Reed

    profootballtalk.com Mar 29 (2 days ago)
    Two years ago, the Texans gave $5 million in guaranteed money to an 11-year veteran defender who had just won a Super Bowl. It didn’t work out. This year, the Texans once again gave $5 million in guaranteed money to an 11-year veteran defender who had j…
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  • Video - Inside The Huddle: J.J. Watt 00:31

    Inside The Huddle: J.J. Watt

    Mar 26
    Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien says J.J. Watt is the league's best defensive player.
  • Video - Future Looks Good For Colts 03:22

    Future Looks Good For Colts

    Mar 25
    NFL Nation reporters discuss what they learned about the AFC South teams during the NFL owners meetings.
  • Video - Texans Looking For Godsey To Be OC 01:43

    Texans Looking For Godsey To Be OC

    Mar 24
    Dan Graziano and Tania Ganguli discuss the possibility of George Godsey being named the Texans' offensive coordinator.
  • Video - Clowney Had His Best Week Yet Of Rehab Last Week 00:56

    Clowney Had His Best Week Yet Of Rehab Last Week

    Mar 24
    ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli updates outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney's progress with rehab from his microfracture surgery.

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