Houston Sports News and Rumors
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…Upvote Share Tweet
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…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros to host Royals April 3-4 to finish exhibition seasonchron.com 2 hours agoThe 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. …Upvote Share Tweet
Darren Sproles, Todd Herremans and Jason Kelce all probable for Eaglesprofootballtalk.com 3 hours agoThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Rams sign QB Case Keenum to practice squadprofootballtalk.com 16 hours agoThe 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 …Upvote Share Tweetchron.com 19 hours agoTeams 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.Upvote Share Tweet
The Sports Update: McClain and Smith preview Texans-Eagles matchup (video)chron.com 21 hours agoTexans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss a Week 9 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at NRG Stadium.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 22 hours agoHOUSTON -- 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…Upvote Share TweetArian Foster says he had to prove himself to the Texans again this season after returning from back surgery.Upvote Share Tweet
Numbers show Joseph, Jackson are among league’s top CB tandemsJohnathan 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Astros report: Villar, Santana, Petit playing in winter ballFour 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,…Upvote Share Tweet
Run-stopper Pickett hopes to stick with TexansFourteen-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…Upvote Share Tweet
Swearinger: No time for lollygagging against Eagles’ up-tempo offenseSecond-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…Upvote Share Tweet
Pass protection a priority as Texans prep for EaglesIf 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…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.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…Upvote Share Tweet
Inside Edge: Eagles-TexansOct 30ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Philadelphia at Houston.
NFL Live Prediction: Eagles-TexansOct 29The NFL Live crew make their picks for Philadelphia at Houston.
No Love Lost Between Kobe, DwightOct 29Tim Legler reacts to the incident between Rockets center Dwight Howard and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.
Rockets Move To 2-0Oct 29Dwight Howard had 22 points and James Harden added 18 points in Houston's 104-93 win over the Jazz.
The Race to SevenOct 31There are two premier games this weekend featuring four six-win teams. In the AFC, it’s 6-1 Denver at 6-2 New England, with superstars all over the field. In the NFC, it’s 6-1 Arizona at 6-2 Dallas, with emerging players like John Brown and Jeremy Mince…
Oklahoma City Thunder's West path gets trickier without Russell WestbrookOct 31Without a margin for error in the unforgiving West, the Thunder are winless and now perhaps starless, with Russell Westbrook joining Kevin Durant in street clothes.
Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio Spurs might not receive extension by deadlineOct 31There is a strong likelihood that Friday's midnight deadline for contract extensions for first-round picks from the Class of 2011 will pass without a new deal for reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, according to league sources.
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